Archive - 2013
WEST, Texas (AP) â€” Rescue workers searched rubble that witnesses compared to a war zone early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Redevelopment Commission has a contractor to start work on the city's new River Park Square.
At their meeting on Tuesday night the Commission awarded the contract to Michiana Contracting - who had the low bid - but was also able to incorporate the city's "wish list" for the project.
Michiana had a base bid of slightly over $1.3 million for the project. Adding all of the alternates for the project would push it to just slightly over the budget price at a little over $1.6 million.
(More in Thursday's edition of The Pilot News.)
LAPAZ â€” Gary L. Richard, 54, of LaPaz died Wednesday afternoon from injuries sustained in a head-on collision.
His car was struck by another car on North Michigan Road near Fifth Road late Wednesday afternoon.
(For more on this story, check out today's print edition of The Pilot News.)
Margaret L. White
June 2, 1919 - April 14, 2013
WALKERTON â€”Â Margaret L. White, age 93, of Walkerton passed away peacefully in her sleep Sunday evening, April 14, 2013 in Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Janis G. Martin
Aug. 3, 1942-April 15, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Janis G. Martin, 70, of Plymouth passed away at 5:35 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013 at home surrounded by her entire family. She was born Aug. 3, 1942 in Plymouth to the late Kenneth and Phyllis (Wilson) Hygema and remained a lifelong resident. On Feb. 13, 1999 in Lakeville she married Billy Martin who survives.
Dorothy M. Ulrich
March 4, 1930-April 14, 2013
GROVERTOWN â€”Â Dorothy M. Ulrich, 83, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013 in her home.
Mildred I. Bernero
March 24, 1923-April 16, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Mildred I. Bernero, 90, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, April 16, 2013 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Born in Argos on March 24, 1923, Mildred was the daughter of Harman and Margaret (Weidner) Zahm.
She graduated from LaPaz High School with the class of 1941.
On Sept. 2, 1948, in Plymouth, Mildred and Louis J. Bernero were married. Louis preceded her in death in 1999.
Cynthia Carter Flum
June 30, 1952 - April 10, 2013
CULVER â€”Â Cynthia Carter Flum formerly of Culver, passed away April 10, 2013 at her home in Nashville, Tenn. She was born in Culver on June 30, 1952 to Ernest â€śBusâ€ť and Janice Carter. Cindy attended and graduated from Culver Community Schools and Purdue University.Â
Cindy is survived by her mother; Janice Carter, sons; Mark (Kegan) Flum, Bryan (Krisna) Flum, sister; Pamela Coffel, brothers: Kenneth Carter and Bruce Carter; grandchildren: Avery, Emerson, Abigail, and Rylee Flum. She was preceded in death by her father Ernest Carter.
Randall Bruce Murray
March 1, 1954 - April 16, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Lifelong resident Randall Bruce â€śRandyâ€ť Murray, 59, passed away following an illness, at his home in Plymouth at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
Born in Plymouth on March 1, 1954, Randy was the son of Robert Lavern and Ruth Lucille (Samuels) Murray.
He graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1972 and attended Lincoln Tech that next year.
On Sept. 26, 1992, in Hamlet, Randy and Karma Lynn Bryan were married.
Jason S. Watson
April 14, 2013
WARSAW â€” Jason S. Watson, 37, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at 11:10 p.m. in Leesburg as a result of an auto accident.
He is survived by his wife, Debbi; one son, Brandon Watson of Warsaw; two stepdaughters, Miranda and Mariah Bochnicka, both of North Judson; parents, Calvin (Vanessa) Watson of North Judson and Barbara (Larry) Williams of Culver; grandparent, Dovie Stacy of Culver; three sisters, Robin (Seth) Spradlin of Frankfort, Ky., Amanda Stacy of Plymouth, and Amy Watson of North Judson.