October 26th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€“ The Marshall County Police Department is investigating the theft of a television from a home in the 18000 block of 5th Road early Sunday afternoon.
The TV is described as a 37- to 42-inch LCD HD Sanyo. The homeowner told the MCPD that the only time the house was unoccupied was between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.
Halloween may be a fun holiday for children, but for parents the holiday can be a little tricky. To help parents and children have a safe and enjoyable Halloween, the Indiana State Police offers the following safety tips:
The costume - keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.
Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child's vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous.
Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Grants Committee of the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) awarded the second round of General Endowment Fund Grants for 2011 during a press conference held Oct. 13 in Plymouth. â€¨â€¨The general endowment of the Marshall County Community Foundation now exceeds four million dollars. This enables the Foundation to award grants in excess of $100,000 on an annual basis. During the fall 2011 grant round, $46,804 was awarded to the following eleven organizations in Marshall County:
â€˘ Argos Dollars for Scholarsâ€”Underwrite Purdue Glee Club Performance, $5,300.00
PLYMOUTH â€” Calvary Lutheran Preschool in Plymouth held its annual garage sale Thursday and Friday, a major fundraiser according to director Diane Eveland.
Eveland explained that since many of the 55 children in the preschool get scholarships, tuition no longer covers all of the daycareâ€™s costs. The money raised from the two-day sale will go to buy learning materials for the preschool.
â€śWe couldnâ€™t do it without the parents,â€ť said Eveland gratefully, adding that parents of the preschool children had come in all week to help set up for the sale.
PLYMOUTH â€” On Monday night, the Plymouth Common Council unanimously approved transferring $500,000 from the Cityâ€™s General Fund to the Rainy Day Fund. With the latest transfer, the Rainy Day Fund now sits at just under $5.5 million.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman explained that whenever the purposes of a tax levy have been met, any unencumbered balance remaining can be placed in the General Fund or the Rainy Day Fund.
Chipman said the transfer of funds could be done any time during the fiscal year and the city could have made the transfer in November.
CULVER â€” Scrappy defensive play and teamwork earned Culver its first sectional crown in 14 years Saturday.
The Lady Cavaliers put in another scrappy performance at Tuesdayâ€™s regional with Fort Wayne Blackhawk, but the home team still fell in three games to the visiting Braves, 25-23, 25-19, 25-14, at the Class A Culver Community Volleyball Regional.
Blackhawk improves to 17-19 and moves on to play Frontier at the Caston Semistate Saturday.
Wabash enters top 10 with win over Denison
Wabashâ€™s Little Giants hope a dominating third quarter Saturday sets the tone for the final three regular season games.
The ninth-ranked Little Giants controlled the second half against Denison Saturday for a 39-13 NCAC win.
Wabash (7-0, 4-0) broke from an 11-6 halftime lead over the Big Red with stifling defense and three third quarter touchdowns.
â€˘Â Residential trick-or-treat in Argos will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
â€˘ Bourbon American Legion Post 424 will host a children's halloween party Saturday, Oct. 29 from 12 to 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best costume. Lots of games will be played and prizes handed out. Food and fountain drinks will be provided. The event is open to the public, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
â€˘ National Honor Society students will be trick-or-treating in Bourbon from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 for non perishable food items to benefit the local food pantry.
Byrdie Frances Searfoss
Oct. 23, 2011
WALKERTON â€”Â Byrdie Frances Searfoss, 87, of 801 Virginia St., Walkerton died at 5:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 after an extended illness.
She is survived by six daughters, Donna Ross of Paducah, Ky., Ann Searfoss, Carla (Jack) Preston and Janet (David) Cooke of Walkerton, Lora (Michael) McMillen and Brenda (Danny) Calhoun of Plymouth; brother, Norman (Mary) Dreibelbis of LaPorte; daughter-in-law, Janice Searfoss of Osceola; and 17 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Becky (Leachman) Matosich
May 22, 1954-Oct. 16, 2011
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. â€”Â Becky (Leachman) Matosich, 57, of 1054 Sparrow Lane, Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of Plymouth and South Bend, passed away at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Community Hospital in New Port Richie, Fla.Â
Becky was born May 22, 1954, in Plymouth, to Frank and Lucille â€śLucyâ€ť (Richardson) Leachman. Becky married Michael Matosich Aug. 29, 1986, in Plymouth. Michael and Becky moved to Florida, two years ago, from South Bend.