Archive - 2013
PLYMOUTH - Heavy rains Tuesday left local road crews scrambling to meet the need for high water signs around Marshall County that was under a flash flood warning effective until 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
â€śI saw water standing in places Iâ€™ve never seen it standing before,â€ť said Plymouth Street Department Superintendent Jim Marquardt. â€śI donâ€™t know how much rain we got but it was obviously a lot.â€ť
â€śWhere do we have water standing? Everywhere you can think of,â€ť said County Highway Superintendent Neal Haeck. â€śWe have water where itâ€™s never been before.â€ť
Roger Lee Alvis
June 15, 2013
ARGOS â€”Â Roger Lee Alvis, 89, of Argos died June 15, 2013 at 4:11 p.m. at his residence following an unexpected illness.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Alvis of Culver; daughters, Donna (Kenneth) Overmyer of Argos; Sandra (Barry) Pfefferle of Bremen; and Carolyn Alvis of California; son, Craig (Stacy) Alvis of Texas; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sister, Phyllis (Phillip) Lindle of Indianapolis.
â€˘James Allen Smith, 33 of Knox was arrested by Marshall County Sheriff's Department at 5:15 p.m. on June 24 for failure to appear.
â€˘Joanna Lynn Elder, 31 of Plymouth was arrested by Marshall County Sheriff's Department at 6:40 p.m. on June 24 for visiting a common nuisance, liquor law violation.
â€˘Lacie Marie Pier, 23 of Culver was arrested by Plymouth Police at 10:25 p.m. on June 24 for possession of a controlled substance.
â€˘Kyle James Brooke, 25 of Plymouth was arrested by Plymouth Police at 10:25 on June 24 for dealing in a narcotic drug to a minor, possession of a controlled substance.
ARGOS â€“ Ways to effectively utilize its new property acquisition were presented to the Argos Redevelopment Commission Tuesday evening by Todd Samuelson, a partner with H.J. Umbaugh & Associates, CPAs, out of Mishawaka.
The 75 acres south of Argos recently purchased by the Town Council is in the process of being annexed. Umbaugh will help the town finance improvements in the most efficient ways possible.
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is the primary key to this process, according to Samuelson. It has actually been around since the 1970s, but is really coming into its own now.
Esther G. Hardy
Jan. 14, 1933 â€“ June 23, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Esther G. Hardy, 80, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth.
Born in San Bernardino, Calif. on Jan. 14, 1933, she was the daughter of Gus Peter and Nellie Jane (Whiting) Poulos. She graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1950.
Esther married James D. â€śJimâ€ť Hardy in San Bernardino, Calif. on Feb. 25, 1951.
Charlotte Evelyn Shumaker
June 22, 2013
BREMEN â€”Â Charlotte Evelyn Shumaker, 83, of Bremen died Saturday June 22, 2013 at Bremen Health Care Center in Bremen.
She is survived by a daughter, Janice (Dave) Rexstrew of Bremen; son, Jack Shumaker of Grand Island, Fla., seven grandchildren and19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen. Burial will follow at the Bremen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Center for Hospice Care.
PLYMOUTH â€” Father William Kummer, who has served as the pastor at St. Michael Catholic church in Plymouth has been selected to take over for a Fort Wayne parish embattled by sexual abuse allegations.
According to news reports, Kummer will replace Rev. Cornelius Ryan, who was removed from his position at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hessen Cassel on June 10.
PLYMOUTHâ€” Congressman Jackie Walorski will have a member of her staff from 1-4p.m. on Wednesday, June 26 at the Plymouth Council Chambers at 124 N Michigan St. in order to assist constituents with casework and official business.
â€śItâ€™s definitely not limited to casework and official business,â€ť said Elizabeth Guyton Communications Director for the congresswoman, â€śIt is absolutely an opportunity for constituents to voice their issues and concerns.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” After a frenzied search to find a new location for the Marshall County American Red Cross the chapter has found a new home in Plymouth.
After scoping out Plymouth and Argos, Carol Arnett chairman of the Marshall County chapter searched for buildings that would meet the needs for disasters and training.
She submitted the top four buildings to Indianapolis representatives which they reviewed and selected the new location on 440 E. Jefferson St. The representatives required the building to be handicap accessible and visible to the community.
GROVERTOWN â€” It was Ladiesâ€™ Night at the Team Open Rodeo competition at Saylorâ€™s arena in Grovertown Saturday, with a five-member team of women taking the top spot and the $1,000 prize money.
The Buckle Bunnies, with Vanessa Norris, Jill Doty, Shannon Haab, Kelly Norris and Angelica Lorado, won first place out of the nine teams taking part. They earned 63 points.
The prize money, however, went to help defray the cost of medical expenses. Lorado finished her eight-second ride on the bull but was injured on the dismount. The bull stepped on her leg and broke her femur.