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June 13th, 2012

Burn ban announced for Marshall County

June 13, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — Due to the extremely dry conditions, the Marshall County Board of Commissioners, with the support of several of the local fire chiefs, issued a disaster proclamation restricting open burning throughout the entire county Wednesday.

23-year-old killed on U.S. 6 Wednesday morning

June 13, 2012

BREMEN — 23-year-old Taylor R. Dodds, of South Bend, was killed around 6:30 Wednesday morning when his vehicle collided with a semi truck on U.S. 6 near Pla-Mor campground in Bremen.
Marshall County coroner Bill Clevenger said Dodds was traveling east on U.S. 6 when he suddenly swerved into oncoming traffic and hit a semi driven by David Bryant, 55, of southern Indiana. Dodds was killed instantly. Bryant was not injured in the accident, and managed to escape from the cab of the semi before it burst into flames.

Enter the Pilot News "Big Catch" photo contest

June 13, 2012

This is Nate Manikowski (age 7) of Argos. He caught this large mouth bass at Hawk Lake in Culver with a rubber worm. The approximate size is 4 pounds and 22 inches long.
Submit your "Big Catch" photos throughout June and July; photo contest winners will be notified Aug. 1. Email or; or drop off your photos at 214 N. Michigan St., Plymouth; or mail to P.O. Box 220, Plymouth, IN 46563.

P.U. senior enjoys travels

June 13, 2012

PLYMOUTH — PHS grad Mae Christiansen will be starting her senior year at Purdue University with a new appreciation for people from all over the world and their histories.
After spending three weeks touring Helsinki, Finland and then traveling on to Russia and Estonia, Christiansen is beginning her senior year and majoring in history.
She said, “History is people, and that’s why we can never know everything. History is much more that dates and places. It’s a beautiful web of experiences.”
She was traveling with ten other Purdue students and their professor Anatoli Rapoport.

Janice A. Bottorff

June 13, 2012

Janice A. Bottorff 
Sept. 7, 1930-June 12, 2012

Death notices 6-12-12

June 13, 2012

Dennis W. Stillson
June 8, 2012
BREMEN — 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 “Mick” (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 13, 2012

Stacey E. Bonnell
June 10, 2012
PLYMOUTH — 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.

Death notices 6-11-12

June 13, 2012

John E. Bottorff
June 8, 2012
PLYMOUTH — 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.

Post 27 moves to 3-0 vs Crown Point

June 13, 2012

PLYMOUTH — 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.
“We looked good offensively in the first inning,” said Plymouth coach Tony Plothow. “It looked like we lost focus at the plate in the later part of the game, and we can’t have that against some of the other teams that we will face this year.” 

Gurtner closes out strong season at state

June 13, 2012

FRANKLIN — LaVille golfer Zach Gurtner just wanted to make state once before he finished his high school career.
Why wait?
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 Tuesday’s state finals at the Legends Golf Club in Franklin, where he closed out a strong season with an 82.

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