March 9th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â The Indiana Department of Education released the list of 2009-10 Four Star Schools Tuesday, and Webster Elementary was one of those named for the distinction.
According to the IDOE, out of 1,808 public schools, only 188 schools met the criteria to be named a Four Star School. Thirteen of the 261 private schools also received the honor.
PLYMOUTH â Several new deputies will soon be patrolling the county as part of the Marshall County Sheriffâs Department.
Marshall County Tom Chamberlin came before the Marshall County Commissioners to seek their approval for the hiring of three new officers to fill positions that have been vacated within the department. The department has been operating under its allotted level of 17 officers and had begun accepting applications for the openings in November.
Violet âJuneâ Shepard
June 7, 1925 â March 6, 2011
CULVER âÂ June Shepard, 85, of Culver, passed away March 6, 2011 at Millerâs Merry Manor in Culver.
June was born in Medaryville, Ind. June 7, 1925 to parents Harry Byers and Mabel (Anderson) Byers, who preceded her in death.Â
June retired from Culver Academies, where she worked in the Food Service Department. She was a member of the Culver VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Wesley United Methodist Church.
Mildred E. Books
Jan. 5, 1915 â March 7, 2011
PLYMOUTH â Mildred E. Thompson Books, 96, passed away Monday, March 7, 2011 at 9:18 a.m. in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, due to natural causes.Â Mildred was a former Lawrence Lake resident now living at the River Park community.
Born Jan. 5, 1915 in Walton, Ind., she was the daughter of Howard Allen and Mary Edith (Lambert) Snider.Â The family moved to Plymouth in 1925 and although she attended school here, she spent her senior year in Walton and graduated from Young America School in 1933.Â
Kenneth P. Baumgartner
March 29, 1931 â March 8, 2011
PLYMOUTH â Kenneth Paul Baumgartner, 79, a Lawrence Lake resident since 2001, died of natural causes at his home Tuesday morning, March 8, 2011.Â Ken was formerly of Tinley Park, Ill.
He was born the son of Arthur Phillip and Elizabeth Charlotte (Mueller) Baumgartner in Hammond, Ind. March 29, 1931. There he received his education, graduating from Thornton Township High School in 1949.
In 1951 he joined the Marine Corp and served as a Corporal until 1953.
VirginiaÂ May (Bachtel) Miller
Feb. 28, 1920 âÂ Feb. 22, 2011
SOUTH BEND âÂ VirginiaÂ May (Bachtel) Miller, passed away peacefully, Feb. 22, 2011, six days before her 91stÂ birthday, at home with her daughter, son-in-law, and her faithfulÂ K-9 companion Buddy.
She was born Feb. 28, 1920, in South Bend, Ind., the daughter of Vernon O. and Edith (Dawson) Bachtel.Â She is remembered for her independence, dignity and desire to succeed. She strove to pass these characteristics on to her children.Â
Patricia âPatâ I. Harris
March 6, 2011
ROCHESTER âÂ Patricia âPatâ I. Harris, 64, of Rochester, died at 7:20 p.m. March 6, 2011 at her residence, following a three-month illness.
CULVER â Winning championships is often a matter of peaking at the right time.
Culver Military Academy extended its win streak to eight games with its Sectional 19 championship victory over St. Josephâs Saturday, and while the Eagles have played some solid basketball and even shown occasional spurts of brilliance in that stretch, head coach Mark Galloway believes he still hasnât seen his teamâs best game yet.
PLYMOUTH âÂ Marshall County Extension Office is holding an evening session on invasive insect and plants impacting area woodlands and properties.Â The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is a new insect pest here in Marshall County that feeds on plants during the summer and over winters in homes.Â Bob Yoder, Marshall County Extension Educator will lead a discussion on invasive pests at the Plymouth Public Library in the Laramore Room Tuesday evening, March 15. The program will start at 6:30 p.m.
WALKERTON âÂ The John Glenn Theatre Company will close out the 2010-11 school year with the uplifting musical, "Godspell." Performances will be Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m. Reserved seating is now available by contacting John Glenn High School. All tickets are $7. Any unreserved seats will be sold before each performance.