June 13th, 2012
Dennis W. Stillson
June 8, 2012
BREMEN â€”Â Dennis W. Stillson, 88, of Bremen, died Friday, June 8, 2012 at home.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Stillson of Bremen; a daughter, Linda (Tom) Greenwood of San Diego; two sons, Dennis â€śMickâ€ť (Julia) Stillson of Bremen and Charles (Patricia) Stillson of San Diego; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Stacey E. Bonnell
June 10, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Stacey E. Bonnell, 48, a Plymouth resident since the late 1980s, coming from Monticello, entered into rest at 4:43 a.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, following a heart related illness.
The son of Donald E. and Christina A. Brockman Bonnell, Stacey was born in Monticello Dec. 16, 1963. He was a 1983 graduate of Twin Lakes High School, where he had been an outstanding athlete in football and wrestling.
Stacey served for four years in the U.S. Army, three of which were in Germany, doing border patrol.
John E. Bottorff
June 8, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â John E. Bottorff, 51, of Plymouth died of natural causes in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, Friday, June 8, 2012, at 2:58 a.m.
He is survived by his wife, Connie; his father, Don; a daughter, Heather (James) Howard of Plymouth; sons, Travis Bottorff of Plymouth, Robert Bottorff of Plymouth; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Phil L. (Cheri) Bottorff, Knox and Tim (Lisa) Bottorff of Pryor, Okla.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2012, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Post 27 Diamond Spyders picked up another win last night to run its season-opening win streak to three games with a 5-3 decision over Crown Point Post 20.
The Diamond Spyders used a big first inning to get the job done, plating all five of their runs in the first and holding on for the win at home at Bill Nixon Field.
â€śWe looked good offensively in the first inning,â€ť said Plymouth coach Tony Plothow.Â â€śIt looked like we lost focus at the plate in the later part of the game, and we canâ€™t have that against some of the other teams that we will face this year.â€ťÂ
FRANKLIN â€” LaVille golfer Zach Gurtner just wanted to make state once before he finished his high school career.
The Lancer sophomore fired off a 1-under-par 71 last Friday at the LaPorte Regional at Beechwood to earn himself a ticket out to Tuesdayâ€™s state finals at the Legends Golf Club in Franklin, where he closed out a strong season with an 82.
Schenk wins at Tri-Way
Plymouthâ€™s Ben Schenk carded a 74 at Tri-Way to win the boys 16-18 competition, while fellow Plymouth player Nate Kolter carded an 80 for third place in the age group at a Marshall County Junior Tour event Tuesday.
Plymouthâ€™s Richard Cooper finished third in the boys 14-15 competition with a 93, while John Schenk tied with Tritonâ€™s Gregory Music with a 44 for second place in the boys 12-13 category.
LaVilleâ€™s Matt Butler won the boys 10-11 group with a 31 in six holes, while fellow Lancer Nathan Nichols-Peterson shot a 34 to take third in the group.
Graduating Culver Comm. High School senior Joe Krsek (pictured here, second from left) says he didn't expect to win this gently used vehicle from County Auto Center in Plymouth, even though he had plenty of A's on his report card. Every A submitted earned seniors from Plymouth, Triton, Culver, Argos, and Bremen High Schools an entry in a drawing for a vehicle, according to Joe Martin, Jr. (far left) of County Auto, who noted about $10,000 was budgeted towards the car (whose taxes Country Auto also paid).
This 43-inch Musky was caught by Dick Shroeder of Wanatah (doing a Figure 8 boatside). Holding the fish is Steve Syrja of Grass Lake, Mich. Also pictured is Dave "Bird" Claussen of Valparaiso. "We have been chasing Muskies all over the Midwest for 30 years," Schroeder said. "I love this picture since it is a decent fish hooked at boatside, I picked the spot and it's a great picture of two of my best fishing buddies."
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â Marshall County council members heard a request for funds from the probation department during their regular meeting Monday. Representatives from the department Mary Jane Walsworth and James Pheibush said that so far this year, they have used twice the bed days for detaining juveniles as the entire year last year.
â€śWe have no explanation for why (this number) was so low last year and so high this year,â€ť said Walsworth.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Late last Friday afternoon, Federal Judge Tanya Walton Pratt entered an order dismissing the city of Plymouth from a lawsuit involving the cityâ€™s K-9 unit which was filed by Kevin D. Miller in January of this year.