May 13th, 2011
James T. Miller
March 18, 1956 â May 10, 2011
WALKERTON â James T. Miller, 55, passed away at his 4B Road residence Tuesday evening, May 10, 2011 at 9 p.m.Â Â He remained at home in the care of his family and the Center for Hospice after enduring a several year illness.
Jim was born the son of Ray W. and Esther L. (Stone) Miller March 18, 1956 in Colorado Springs, Colo.Â He was raised in Plymouth and graduated from PHS in 1975 where he played football and basketball and was known as âBig Jim.â
WALKERTON â Bremenâs Jenna Pfeiffer still had time to top the Northern State Conference in the high jump before the rain set in Wednesday.
Buoyed by her school-record-breaking 5â5â performance, she won three more conference championships Thursday.
Pfeiffer won the high jump and both hurdles races, and ran the anchor for Bremenâs winning 1600 relay squad to win four titles and help lead the Lady Lions to the team championship at the NSC Track and Field Championships at John Glenn Thursday.
BREMEN â A married couple from South Bend died as a result of an accident they were involved in Thursday morning at the intersection of U.S. 6 and Miami Road.
Charles Avery, 80, was killed instantly after driving southbound on Miami Road after he pulled into the path of a semi truck westbound on U.S. 6.
Donald L. âSwovyâ Swoverland
July 14, 1939 â May 10, 2011
WARSAW â Donald L. âSwovyâ Swoverland, age 71, of Warsaw, Ind. passed away May 10, 2011 at 5:35 p.m. in Mason Healthcare & Rehabilition, Warsaw.
He was born July 14, 1939 in Argos, Ind. to Lee and Lois (Seitz) Swoverland.
He married Lois (Barnett) Stull Feb. 29, 1972 in Warsaw. He was a 43-year resident of Warsaw.
Donald worked for RR Donnell & Sons as a machine operator for 38 years, retiring in 1999.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #49, Warsaw and a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1957 to 1959.
Richard âDeanâ Middaugh
May 9, 2011
NAPPANEE â Richard âDeanâ Middaugh, 79, of Nappanee, died at 7:21 p.m., Monday, May 9, 2011 at IU Goshen Health.Â
He is survived by his wife Shirley; daughters: Kim (Dave) Jensen and Michelle (Jeff) Killian, both of Nappanee and Dawn (Mike) Peterson, Bristol;Â five grandchildren; and a sister, Margie Galley, South Bend.
Visitation will take place fro 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder FuneralÂ Home, Nappanee.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
BREMEN â A bright sun and humid temperature created a positive mood for an otherwise somber event Wednesday morning. Indiana State troopers and their friends and family gathered to honor and remember officers who have died in the line of service. Lieutenant James E. Strong and Captain Andy Coffee worked together to read off the list of the 45 fallen officers, beginning with those who died in the 1930s and ending with the most recent loss in 2008.
PLYMOUTH âÂ Plymouth assistant track and field coach Ron Lee remembers the first time his son Derrick ever attempted the pole vault.
Eighteenth-century history will come to life May 14 along the shore of Lake Maxinkuckee as Culver Academies host its seventh annual Living History Weekend.
âDrums Along the Maxinkuckeeâ will allow visitors to step back in time as they observe 25 to 30 historical re-enactors setting up their camps and displays on Friday night (May 13) on the Naval Building grounds east of the main campus. The encampments and demonstrations will depict life in the 1700s and is open to the public on Saturday (May 14) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All events are free.
PLYMOUTH âÂ Six Mar-shall County DARE students were honored Thursday, May 5 at the 20th annual Project DARE of Marshall County banquet.
PLYMOUTH â Parents with students at Lincoln Junior High School received a letter from Principal Dan Funston clarifying three instances of drugs and alcohol at the school.
The letter states that there have been three incidents and the letter is to clarify any misconceptions.
Funston said, âThese incidents are not typical and are of great concern to me, and Iâm sure to you also.â