October 25th, 2011
William J. Collins
Oct. 21, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” William J. â€śBillâ€ť Collins, 50, a resident of Downtown Garden Court, died at his residence of natural causes at 12:49 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.
Surviving along with his mother, Luella M. (Hundt) Collins are his two daughters; Rebecca L. and Angel M. Collins both of Plymouth; brothers, Randy L. Heckaman of Plymouth, Tom C. Collins of Koontz Lake; and sister, Debra A. Geisleman of New Orleans, La.
Frances May Long
Jan. 2, 1939-Oct. 20, 2011
BOURBON â€”Â Frances May Long, 72, of Bourbon, passed away at 5:32 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Jan. 2, 1939, Frances was born to George and Emma (Coonfare) Williams in Starke County. She graduated from Aubbeenaubbee High School, Leiters Ford, in 1957.
Frances married Ernie D. Long Dec. 31, 1974 in Plymouth. He preceded her in death Nov. 28, 1997.
Oct. 21, 2011
BREMEN â€”Â Lester Hochstetler, 79, of Bremen died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 at the Community Hospital of Bremen.
Survivors include wife, Bert Hochstetler of Bremen; brothers, Dale L. (Dee) Hochstetler of Bremen, Howard (Leona) Hochstetler of Milford and Raymond (Sharon) Hochstetler Jr. of Franklin, N.C.; and sister, Neva J. (Arlen) Slabaugh of Plymouth.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth School of Inquiry, a New Tech extension of Plymouth High School, will open next fall. To answer questions about the new school, PHS dean of students Ken Olson and directer of professional development Jennifer Felke launched a new website last Friday.
â€śWeâ€™re pretty excited about it,â€ť said Olson. â€śWe really want it to be the information portal over the next year on the School of Inquiry.â€ť
DONALDSON â€” The Ancilla College menâ€™s soccer team closed out its regular season with a pair of shutouts, defeating visiting Lakeland Community College 1-0 on Saturday and Delta College 5-0 on Sunday.
In doing so, the Chargers (9-6-1, 9-6-1 Region 12) clinched the fourth seed in the NJCAA Region 12 tournament and have earned the right to host the opening round Wednesday against fifth-seeded Muskegon Community College.
PLYMOUTH â€” Humans and their furry four-legged friends were invited to become part of the American Cancer Societyâ€™s (ACS) secon annual Bark For Life event Saturday at Centennial Park.
The site is the same as Relay for Life Marshall County by the tennis courts (Freyman Shelter). Bark For Life is a fundraising event for ACS that honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions. This event takes place to acknowledge dogs for their loyalty, friendship, unwavering love and support they provide to their human owners.
PLYMOUTH â€” Close, but no cigar.
The Lady Pilgrims reached the championship at their home Class 3A Plymouth Sectional with a four-game win over Culver Girls Academy but fell short of the crown with a loss in another four-gamer against South Bend St. Josephâ€™s Saturday.
ST. JOSEPHâ€™S 3, PLYMOUTH 1 (25-22, 19-25, 25-20, 25-23)
St. Joe unseated five-time defending champion Mishawaka Marian in the morning, then held off a surging Plymouth squad for the title in four back-and-forth sets in the sectional finale at The Rock, 25-22, 19-25, 25-20, 25-23.
Plymouthâ€™s Jordan Knapp recorded 7.5 tackles, three interceptions, 15 rushing yards, three PATs and a touchdown in Plymouthâ€™s sectional win at Angola Friday.
Culver Communityâ€™s Aspen Kitchell recorded 15 kills and 16 assists to help lead her team to a Class A Sectional championship over South Central Saturday.
LAKEVILLE â€” The first time the two teams played, Femi Hollinger-Janzen wasnâ€™t as much of an issue. At Saturdayâ€™s LaVille Boys Soccer Semistate, he took control.
The Indiana University recruit and Bethany Christian senior forward notched four goals within the first 22 minutes to give his team a 5-0 lead, then watched from the sidelines as Class A No. 3 Bethany coasted to an 8-0 semifinal win over Argos at Newton Park.
The Bruins ultimately lost the semistate championship to Fort Wayne Canterbury.