May 18th, 2011
May 16, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â William Tallarita, 81, of Plymouth died May 16, 2011 of natural causes at his residence.
He is survived by: his wife, Sylvia Tallarita of Plymouth; daughter, Elizabeth Tallarita of South Bend; sons, Anthony Tallarita of Bremen, and Nicholas (Lynda Kay) Tallarita of Plymouth; sister, Mary Bartholomew of California; brothers, Lawrence Tallarita of Illinois, and Domenic Tallarita of California; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation is Thursday, May 19, 2011 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.
PLYMOUTH â€”The 2011 Washington Elementary Health Fair was a learning opportunity not only for elementary students, but also for the volunteers running the fair.
Junior and senior high health students of Crossroads Academy created booths and activities used for the fair, and formed teams to teach the elementary kids important health information. The high school students picked the topics for the activities, ranging from dental health to bullying. At each station, the elementary students had the opportunity to complete a hands-on activity to receive a prize.
BREMEN â€”Â Bremenâ€™s Hope Jordan and LaVilleâ€™s Elaine Schmeltz both went the distance at the Bremen Girls Track Sectional Tuesday.
Jordan used a last-lap burst to surge past Schmeltz and capture the 1600 meter crown, while Schmeltz bounced back to dominate the 3200 meters. Jordan also finished third in the 800 to advance to next Tuesdayâ€™s Bremen Regional.
â€śElaine is a great competitor,â€ť Jordan, a senior, said. â€śI have so much respect for her. Iâ€™ve run against her so many times, and now it looks like weâ€™ll be running against each other in college.
ROCHESTER â€” Worn out in the midst of a tough workout schedule, Waverly Neer set her own pace Tuesday.
That pace was good enough for two records at the Rochester Girls Track and Field Sectional as the Culver Girls Academy phenomenon blazed to record-breaking championship wins in both the 1600 and the 3200, registering respective times of 4:50.51 and 10:27.16. Not only were those times good enough to lap many of her competitors, they also easily broke the 5:02.35 and 10:57.81 records CGA alumnus and Indiana High School state distance legend Alex Banfich set in 2006 and 2008.
PLYMOUTH â€” â€śIt is payback time,â€ť according to Brian Montgomery, father of John, an acute myeloid leukemia survivor, a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes a large number of abnormal cells, The most difficult of childhood cancers to treat, it usually gets worse quickly if not addressed promptly.
From the beginning, Johnâ€™s illness, discovered in Sept. of 2004, was a family affair.
John was an 8th grader at Lincoln Junior High School when he started his battle for his life.
Ethel J. Warren
Sept. 27, 1923 â€” May 16, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS â€”Â Ethel J. Warren, 87, Indianapolis, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2011, at the Carmel Health and Living Center, Carmel.
She was born Sept. 27, 1923 in South Bend, to the late Jack and Ethel (Howard) Palmer.
Raymond L. Cook
May 9, 2011
CORONA, Calif. â€”Â Raymond Lee Cook, 96, formerly of Rochester, died May 9, 2011 in Corona, Calif.
He is survived by a daughter, Dianna Cook of Corona, Calif.; a son, James (Sheila Murphy) Cook of Jefferson City, Mo.; and a granddaughter.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.
Burial will follow the service at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 16, 2011
A popular exhibit on the historic model trains of Culver Academies, circa 1948 to 1986, will return to the Culver Academies Museum and Gift Shop, 102 South Main Street, for a brief revival over Culver's Alumni Reunion Weekend, May 20 through 22. Though the original layout, which occupied over 40 by 24 feet of space under the school's dining hall and was overseen by late band director Col. Edward Payson, was destroyed 25 years ago, the several hundred vintage cars -- many rare and historical -- remain, as do various artifacts and memorabilia from the setup.
PLYMOUTH â€” After suffering a Senior Night loss during the basketball season, Erin Kinney was determined not to let it happen again.
Already down a set and trailing Mishawaka Marianâ€™s Sarah Krizman three games to four in the second set, the Plymouth No. 1 battled back, surrendering just one more game over the matchâ€™s remainder to beat Krizman 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 and seal a 5-0 whitewash of Marian on the Lady Pilgrimsâ€™ Senior Night at home Monday.
WINONA LAKE â€” Bremen High School senior Taylor Fanning became the first 2011 recruit for the Grace College golf team Monday, signing on to play for the NAIA Division II Lancers next year.
Fanning played four years of golf at Bremen in addition to four years of tennis as well. During his high school golf career, he was a two-time All-Northern State Conference athlete, a qualifier for the 2009-10 regional meet as a junior last season and an IJGSA state qualifier. On the tennis court, he was a three-time team MVP and also earned all-conference honors.