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June 26th, 2012

Doris I. Sliter

June 26, 2012

Doris I. Sliter
July 5, 1934-June 24, 2012
KOONTZ  LAKE — Doris I. Sliter, 77, a lifetime area resident, passed away at 6:04 a.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
The daughter of Glen Edward and Dora Blanche Carlson Farver, Doris was born July 5, 1934 in LaPaz. She attended LaPaz Schools.
Doris had been a machine operator at Bendix in South Bend for 20 years, leaving in 1971 with a disability.
An avid reader, Doris also enjoyed crocheting, cooking and baking and especially spending time with her family.

Death notices 6-25-12

June 26, 2012

Karen M. Reese Pietrzak
June 20, 2012
SOUTH BEND — Karen M. Reese Pietrzak, 63, of South Bend died Wednesday. She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Pietrzak and son, Brent Pietrzak, both of South Bend; sister, Amy Reese of Tucson, Ariz.; brothers, Steve (Judy) Reese of Cache, Okla. and Brian (Tina) Reese of Bristol, Tenn. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at New Creations Fellowship, Granger. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Palmer Funeral Home-River Park is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences to

Francis R. ‘Bud’ Cartwright

June 26, 2012

Francis R. ‘Bud’ Cartwright
Feb. 6, 1951-June 20, 2012
CONVERSE — Francis R. “Bud” Cartwright, 61, passed away at 3:26 a.m. June 20, 2012 in Marion General Hospital.
Mr. Cartwright was born in Plymouth Feb. 6, 1951 to the late Richard and Virginia M. (Aman) Cartwright Sr.
Mr. Cartwright spent most of his life in Plymouth before coming to Converse in 1997.

Florence E. (Smith) Hall

June 26, 2012

Florence E. (Smith) Hall
March 9, 1918-June 21, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Florence E. (Smith) Hall, 94, of Plymouth, formerly of Shelby County, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012 at her son’s residence.
Born March 9, 1918 in Smithland, she was the daughter of Robert M. and Mary E. (Callison) Smith.

Enter the Pilot News "Big Catch" photo contest

June 26, 2012

Vince Poczik caught this 14 pound King Salmon out of Michigan City May 20.
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.

Riding club focuses on community service projects

June 26, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Although FIST (Friends In Service Together) a Marshall County-based riding club, has been meeting since March, they recently completed their first project: helping to collect donations for the annual Heminger House motorcycle ride.
The purpose of the club, said founder Don “Ace” Davis, is to to provide support, organized fundraising, and service work to community based organizations or individuals.
This is the club’s mission statement, and they are currently looking for new members who are interested in helping them fulfill that cause.

Health Dept. announces mosquito awareness week

June 26, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — This week is National Mosquito Awareness week, and Marshall County Health Department educator Sandy Read recently shared some tips on how to avoid West Nile Virus this season.
“The state (health department) checks mosquito larvae for West Nile Virus, and there have been some found in mosquitoes but not any in humans so far,” noted Read.
She added that the cases of West Nile Virus were found in mosquitoes in the mid and southern parts of Indiana.

Elkhart Clinic wins ninth annual Wakarusa/ Nappanee Chamber Golf Outing

June 26, 2012

WAKARUSA — The Wakarusa and Nappanee Chambers of Commerce held their ninth annual joint golf outing June 19 at McCormick Creek in Nappanee.
The morning session first place team from McCormick Motors, consisting of Steve Neff, Sam Sheets, Adam Yoder and Amy Thompson, shot a phenomenal 25-under-par 47 and left feeling pretty confident of securing the top prize, but Elkhart Clinic’s team of Kevin Boyer, Griffyn Carpenter, T.J. Carpenter and John Miller, carded a 26-under-par 46 in the afternoon session to win by a single shot.

Plymouth boys basketball teams win championships at 2012 Wisconsin Dells Classic

June 26, 2012

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — Two Plymouth boys basketball teams traveled to Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, to compete in the 2012 Dells Classic held on June 18-20, and both brought home championships.
One of the teams competed in the 17-team varsity division and the other team competed in the 10-team junior varsity division.

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June 26, 2012

Boys golf
Kolter moves up 4 places at Northern Junior Masters
Plymouth’s Nate Kolter rose three places in the second and final round of the Indiana Golf Foundation’s Northern Junior Masters event to finish 69th overall Monday.
Kolter shaved four strokes off his first round total to card an 85 at Pine Valley Country Club in Fort Wayne and move up from a tie for 72nd place, recording a 32-over 174 total at the event.

Youth softball
Plymouth Youth Softball results

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