Archive - 2013
Original recipe makes 12 doughnuts
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon shortening
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a doughnut pan.
AHHHH! IT'S GODZILLA! No, no ladies and gentlemen it's just Director Guillermo del Toro's latest creation.
The film Pacific Rim is based on a futuristic world where enormous monsters surfacing from the depths of the ocean emerge to threaten all of mankind. The monsters- appearing to be dinosaurs on steroids- are grandiose creatures as del Toro illustrates Travis Beachman's story on the big screen.
WALKERTON â Three John Glenn students received third place in the Scholastic Clay and Target Program (SCTP) State Championships at the Kosko Conservation Club in Warsaw on June 30.
Isaac Keldsen, Thomas Rudecki and Sydney Carson competed in the American Style Skeet and Sporting Clays on June 29 and June 30, respectively.
âWe were a little disappointed because we all could have shot better,â commented Keldsen. â We were less than 15 targets from first place, which we win almost every year.â
William âBillâ Couts
May 31, 1920 - July 8, 2013
PLYMOUTH âÂ William E. âBillâ Couts, age 93, of Plymouth, passed away at 1:05 p.m., Monday, July 8, 2013, at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, in Plymouth.Â
Bill was born May 31, 1920, in Plymouth, to Elmer and Minnie (Bradley) Couts. Bill married the former Jearlyn Ella Bowser on April 2, 1949. He retired from the phone company as a troubleshooter. Bill enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He liked playing horseshoes and golf. He proudly served his county in the United States Army.Â Â
Sept. 29, 1946 â July 10, 2013
PLYMOUTH â Ralph Burkholder, 66, of Plymouth, passed away at his home Wednesday, July 10 at 3:40 p.m. following a strong and courageous battle with lung cancer.
Ralph was born into the Amish community Sept. 29, 1946, to Ervin and Iva (Yoder) Burkholder, in Bremen. He was the sixth of 11 children born to them.
James Henry Bousman
July 9, 2013
NILES, Mich. âÂ James H. Bousman, 70, of Niles, Mich. died Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Marti Bousman of Niles, Mich.; children; Robert Bousman, Jackie Ritchie, James Bousman Jr., Elizabeth (Terry) Walesiewicz, Brad (Karen) Beabout, David (Shelley) Beabout, Cheryl (Brant) Morris, Bill (Becky) Campbell, Rose (Doug) Lary, Mary Shaffer and 33 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Maribelle Bousman of Jonesboro and Edith (Alan) Durham of Muncie.
The Plymouth Library is hosting a Big Birthday Bash from 1-4p.m. on July 14. The event is completely free and open to the public as the library will have food, entertainment with a bit of library history.
Kicking off the event at 1p.m. will be a silent movie that would have played at Plymouth's first movie theater, the Orpheus. There will be a second showtime at 3:15 p.m. Also, there will be juggling derring-do by Al Eisenhour at 1:40 p.m. in the Laramore B. Room and a historical talk by Kurt Garner at 2:30p.m. in the Fireplace Room.
Plymouth's Second Friday this month will cater to the much younger residents of the area as Thursday, Friday, and Saturday is carnival themed.
"We work hard on all of our Second Fridays but we've especially work hard on this one for the kids," said Plymouth Chamber Director Betty Glaub-Gibbs.
Friday and Thursday the Plymouth Rotary will have their pancake breakfast until 1p.m. The club will be at their usual location on Garro Street featuring pancakes and sausages with a choice of coffee, milk or orange juice. The price is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.
Many people prefer smaller portions during the warm weather, choosing food that will not sit heavily in the stomach. As a result, finger foods, salads and vegetables are especially popular in the summertime.
Roasted or grilled vegetables can be delicious and filling. Whether served over rice or the "meat" of a sandwich, vegetables like mushrooms, zucchini and eggplant make versatile additions to any recipe.
Mary C. Smith
April 24, 1928 - July 6, 2013
CULVER âÂ Mary C. Smith, 85, of Culver passed away July 6, 2013 at 9:50 p.m. in Culver.
She was born April 24, 1928 in Argos to James and Edith (Wilson) Hoffman.
She loved her church, riding her bicycle, crocheting and doing embroidery.
She is survived by sons, Roger L. (Pauline) Smith of Culver, Dusty (Ruth) Eckman of Plymouth; daughter, Sondra L. Smith of Plymouth; three grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter.