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Archive - Apr 2013

April 15th

Rally not enough for Pilgrims vs Panthers

April 15, 2013

PLYMOUTH — It could have been worse.
After a disastrous five-run open, Plymouth’s Pilgrims could have had a very long Saturday evening indeed. But fighting back, they gave themselves a chance to win before finally falling to South Bend Washington 8-4 at Bill Nixon Field.
Washington hit the Pilgrims early and often, putting up five and batting 12 players in the very first inning.

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April 15, 2013

Lady Pilgrims earn 1st win
The Plymouth Lady Pilgrims earned their first win of the season in their home-opener on Friday, 8-2 over Tippecanoe Valley.
The game was originally scheduled to play at Tippy Valley but was moved to Centennial Park because of weather conditions. The Pilgrims remained the visiting team on the scoreboard, and Morgan O’Neal started the game with a single and two stolen bases on ensuing pitches. She scored in the top of the first, and the Lady Pilgrims never looked back.

April 14th

John Crum

April 14, 2013

John Crum
May 2, 1944 - April 11, 2013
ARGOS — John A. Crum, age 68, of Argos, passed away at 4:15 a.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Marian Mahler

April 14, 2013

Marian Mahler
Jan. 19, 1937 – April 3, 2013
ORA — Marian M. Mahler, 76, of Ora passed away April 3, 2013 at home in the company of her husband. 
Marian was born to Lester and Ruth (Gray) Manis on Jan. 19, 1937 in Hammond. Marian was very creative and enjoyed a variety of arts and crafts. She also enjoyed reading and gardening. Marian was a retired U.S. Postmaster as well as a long-time volunteer at the Starke County Humane Society. She loved her family and the LORD.

Death notices 4-13-13

April 14, 2013

Donovan ‘Sandy’ Hanes
April 8, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Donovan “Sandy” L. Hanes Sr., 78, of Plymouth died at 9:45 a.m., Monday, April 8, 2013, at his home.
He is survived by his three daughters, Valerie A. Mosier, Sandra L. Cramer, and Pamela L. Callcut all of Arizona; his son, Walter A. Hanes of Arizona; and five grandchildren.
There will be no services or visitation held at this time.
The Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth is handling the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent at

April 12th

Offense the story as Plymouth outlasts Lions

April 12, 2013

BREMEN — Two different approaches to battling the elements turned out the better for Plymouth’s Pilgrims as they were able to hold on to a 12-10 win over Bremen in a Friday night high school baseball game that was shortened to six innings due to darkness.
The Lions played small ball, taking advantage of savvy baserunning and forcing the issue with the Plymouth defense. The Pilgrims chose to batter away, belting out some timely hits with some power.

Lady Pilgrims basketball awards

April 12, 2013

The Plymouth High School girls basketball team held its season-ending banquet on Wednesday.
From left to right: senior Amber Redinger received the Best Rebounder Award; sophomore Haley Harrell received the Best Free Throw Percentage Award and the best 3-point Field Goal Percentage Award; senior Lauren Tanner received the Most Assists Award; sophomore Allie Wright received the Most Steals Award and the Best Field Goal Percentage Award; and senior Andria Shook received the Best Free Throw Percentage Award.

Results 4-13

April 12, 2013

Boys lacrosse
Eagles shoot down Forest Hills
Riley Thompson had a hat trick by the 7:56 mark of the first period, and the Culver Military Academy prep boys lacrosse team dominated Forest Hills 24-1 at home Friday night.
Thompson scored four goals in the first period and went on to finish the game with six goals and an assist as one of four Eagles with a hat trick in the rout.
Zach Currier scored four goals with four assists, Joel Tinney scored three times with an assist, and Colin Courtney had an old-fashioned hat trick with three straight scores in the final period.

Shirley A. Eyrich

April 12, 2013

Shirley A. Eyrich
Oct. 22, 1935-April 10, 2013
BOURBON — Shirley A. Eyrich, 77, a resident of Bourbon, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at home in the care of her family.
Shirley was born the daughter of Ernest I. Dickey and Leota Velda Haney Dickey on Oct. 22, 1935 in Tippecanoe. She was a 1953 graduate of Tippecanoe High School and was a lifelong resident of the Bourbon area.

Weather continues to play havoc with area events; a look at some reschedulings

April 12, 2013

Rain, rain, go away.
Persistent precipitation and cold weather have forced cancellations and postponements to area athletic events throughout the week, and the wet conditions continued to play havoc with area schedules Thursday night.
While most rain-outs have yet to be rescheduled, here’s a look at a few events that have, weather permitting.

• The three-way track meet between Bremen, John Glenn and LaVille at LaVille scheduled for Thursday night has been postponed to Monday.

• Bremen’s softball game at Mishawaka, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has been rescheduled for today.

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