March 30th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth High School Athletic Department has accepted the resignation of Head Basketball Coach Kevin Stuckmeyer.
A search for a new varsity basketball coach will begin immediately.
Stuckmeyer resigns with a three-year head coaching record of 31-38 â€” including a 7-15 mark for 2010-11 â€” after serving previously as an assistant coach with the program.
During Stuckmeyer's tenure, the Pilgrims won the Sectional 19 championship in 2010 after falling in the sectional title game to eventual 3A state runner up Rochester in 2009.
As the 2011 baseball season kicks off this week, Plymouth seniors are looking for a change in attitude.
With a deep cast of six seniors back with the Pilgrims in Damon Howe, Houston Hodges, Kyle Cartwright, Mitch Good, Richie Luva and Phil Iwinski, the team looks to bring some positive energy to the field and the dugout.
Heated discussion has raged in recent weeks and months over education-related legislation at the state level in Indiana, including from local teachers who visited the state house to oppose proposed changes across the Hoosier state (as reported recently in the Citizen).
Editorâ€™s Note: Inserted in todayâ€™s newspaper, readers will find the first section of the Pilot News annual progress editions â€śThe Journey Beginsâ€ť which continues Wednesday with section two, and Thursday with section three. Inside section three, readers will get an in-depth look at what is going on inside the Plymouth Community School Corporation. Here is more on Project Lead the Way and Camp Invention.
PLYMOUTH â€“ The city of Plymouth will become more energy conscious with the creation of a new â€śCommon Cents Fundâ€ť and the cityâ€™s taxpayers will likely be happy.
The Plymouth Common Council suspended the rules to create the fund passing it on all three readings in one meeting. The fund will make available $200,000 in funds for capital equipment purchases that are part of energy conservation measures.
July 15, 1941 â€”Â March 24, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Darleen E. Xaver, 69, of East La Porte Street, Plymouth, Ind., passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011, at 12:35 p.m. at her home.Â
She was born July 15, 1941, in Plymouth, to Albin â€śBudâ€ť and Edythe (Smith) Wilson. Darleen graduated from West High School and was a former officer of the West High School Alumni. She was married to John Xaver from 1961 to1978.
Lorraine C. MercerÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
May 10, 1924 â€”Â March 27, 2011
WALKERTON â€”Â Lorraine C. Mercer, 86, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011 in Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Walkerton.Â
Lorraine Mercer was born May 10, 1924 in Mexico, Mo. to John and Hazel (Lutton) Smith and lived in the area for 49 years, coming from St. Louis, Mo.Â
May 30, 1940 in Charleston, Mo. she was married to James A. Mercer who preceded her in death in 1995.Â She was also preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Greg Mercer.Â
Adam R. Broeker
July 15, 1981 â€” March 26, 2011
CULVER â€” Adam R. Broeker, 29, of Culver, passed away at 5:42 p.m. March 26, 2011 at his home.
Adam was born to Robert and Lois (Bradley) Broeker July 15, 1981 in South Bend.Â He was a 2000 graduate of Culver Military Academy.Â After meeting on a blind date, he was later married to Allysa Tchop, Sept. 23, 2009.Â She survives.
Helen C. DevineÂ Â
March 25, 2011
GROVERTOWN â€”Â Helen C. Devine, 51, died Friday, March 25, 2011 in Wintersong Village, Knox.Â
She is survived by her son, Peter (Candi) Devine of Argos; mother, Jean Devine of Grovertown; six grandchildren; partner, Rick Papp of Fish Lake; brothers: Bill, Wayne, James and John; and sister, Lorna Cisarik.Â
There will be no services or visitation. Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel assisting the family with arrangements.Â Condolences may be made to the family via the funeral homeâ€™s website at www.rannellsfuneralhome.com.
Arthur D. Lawrence
Douglas Jay Carter
Nov. 18, 1957 â€” March 21, 2011
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. â€”Â Douglas Jay â€śSmoothâ€ť Carter passed away Monday March 21, 2011.
He was born in Plymouth, Ind. Nov. 18,1957. Doug lived in New Orleans, La. and later settled in St. Petersburg, Fla. where he has lived for 25 years. He was a job site foreman for West Tampa Glass for 15 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Fern Estelle (Keyser) Carter.