Donald Keith Rettinger
May 13, 1925-Dec. 5, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Donald Keith Rettinger, 86, of 625 Oakhill Ave., Plymouth, formerly of Bourbon, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at 11:28 a.m. in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home.
Donald was born the son of Joe Herman Rettinger and Cecile Gottschalk Rettinger May 13, 1925 at Bourbon. He was a lifelong resident of the Bourbon area and spent several winters in the Haines City, Fla. area. Don was a graduate of Bourbon High School class of 1943.
Phyllis J. Smith
Jan. 28, 1929- Dec. 5, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Phyllis J. Smith, 82, of LaPorte, formerly of Plymouth, died in the IU Health LaPorte Hospital Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.
Born in Plymouth Jan. 28, 1929, Phyllis was the daughter of Glenn and Myrtle Dietl Tillman.
She graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1946, and from the International Business College shortly afterward.
She was first married to Robert B. Staner and later to Charles Smith.
PLYMOUTH â€” Looking for that special gift for the Tony Stewart fan in your life?
Consider a ticket to see the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion racing at Plymouth Speedway. Just in time to stuff the Christmas stockings, advance tickets are on sale Friday at ETIX.com.
Stewart will take part in the Sprints on Dirt (SOD) race Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the speedway, located at 11631 12th Road, Plymouth. Advance tickets are $20 per adult and $5 for children 6-12. The day of the show, adult tickets are $25 and $8 for children 6-12.
Yes, thatâ€™s right â€” Sprints on Dirt!
Trojans survive Vikings
Triton outscored Tippecanoe Valley 8-3 in overtime to survive the visiting Lady Vikings 44-39 and remain undefeated.
Taylor Hatfield and Megan Howdeshell each put up 13 points for Triton, and Howdeshell recorded a double-double with a game-high 11 rebounds.
Tippy Valley was led by Staci Groomâ€™s game-high 15 points.
The Vikings fell to 5-2 and the Trojans moved to 7-0 on the season.
Triton will travel to Bremen Friday for a Northern State Conference game at 7:30 p.m.
â€˘Â TRITON 44, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 39 OT
Score by quarters
ARGOS â€” State Senator Randy Head (R), visited Argos High School Tuesday to discuss new legislation that would exclude the bottom five percent of ISTEP scores when they are used to evaluate students and teachers.
Head said that since the system currently includes the scores of special needs and English as a Second Language (ESL) students, the average score of all students is lowered. By taking away the lowest five percent of scores, Head believes a more accurate portrayal of schools could be obtained.
The Maxinkuckee Singers will present a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. at First United Church of Christ in Plymouth. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 574-546-4230.
The Rentown Country Store plans to join with some local shops and several area businesses to host a Midnight Madness event, of which the stores will be open until midnight, and Rentown Country Stores will offer refreshments, specials and give away $1,500 in Midnight Madness "bucks."Â
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PLYMOUTH â€” Everybodyâ€™s looking for a deal these days, especially close to Christmas time.
So the folks at Wrench General provided just that for customers on Saturday. For a donation of any kind, the technicians changed oil in 184 cars in six hours of work.
The donations were given to help the Marshall County Humane Society.
â€śThe old record for oil changes done was 85,â€ť said service writer Julie Wade. â€śWe did 148 this time, since both stores were involved. We raised a grand total of more than $1,800 for the shelter.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Last summer was the first year Plymouth was judged for a nationwide beautification contest called America in Bloom. Two judges visited and rated Plymouth in eight criteria: tidiness, community involvement, environmental awareness, heritage, urban forestry, landscape, floral displays and turf, and ground covers for municipal, residential, and commercial areas.
â€śThey gave a lot of (areas) where they see (that) improvement is needed,â€ť said Mike Woolfington, Marshall County Convention and Visitorâ€™s Bureau director.
PLYMOUTH â€” Mack Mercer and David Lee continued to produce, while John Ruff and Kyle Kaser added some extra balance to the Plymouth offense, and the Pilgrims remained unbeaten with a 59-42 win over South Bend St. Josephâ€™s Tuesday.
â€śGive them a lot of credit. We knew they were going to fight all the way,â€ť said Plymouth Head Coach Ryan Bales. â€śWe kept telling the kids weâ€™ve got to take it from them, theyâ€™re not going to give it to us.