April 20th, 2012
MARSHALL CO. â€” Itâ€™s time to start thinking about paying property taxes for 2012, and Marshall County treasurer Debbie VanDeMark wants to make sure county residents know she and her staff is available to help if needed.
â€śOne frequently asked question is people wondering why their tax bill went up,â€ť said VanDeMark. â€śWe can explain what area caused the (increase).â€ť
She added that a higher bill usually results from a change in the property assessment, a change in the tax rate, or a change in deductions.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth baseball team lost its second straight game last night, but it wasnâ€™t because the effort wasnâ€™t there.
After getting down six runs in the first two innings the Pilgrims started to chip away at the Logansport lead but just couldnâ€™t get that one timely hit that could turn the tables in their favor, ultimately losing 8-6.
PLYMOUTH â€” With so much on the line, it was an emotional win, and one the Lady Pilgrims needed badly.
As Plymouth and NorthWood players surrounded the No. 1 singles court, Kelly Hoeffler clinched her third set over Kennedy Walter, and with it the Pilgrims claimed a narrow 3-2 win over visiting Northern Lakes Conference foe NorthWood at Centennial Park Thursday.
Plymouth competes at Goshen 3-way
Plymouthâ€™s boys track team fell to a dominant Northridge squad and host Goshen in a three-way Northern Lakes Conference meet on the road Thursday.
Dan Samuelson won the discus throw and finished second in the shot put, while Adam Lacefield was second in the discus, Michael Hartman finished second in the 200-meter dash, Mason Reed was third in the 400, and Matt Lee was third in the 800 for the Pilgrims.
â€˘ NORTHRIDGE 97, PLYMOUTH 35; GOSHEN 109, PLYMOUTH 23; GOSHEN 85, NORTHRIDGE 47
PLYMOUTH â€”Â An unknown person broke into a trailer at Jellystone Park Tuesday evening around 9 p.m. Marshall County Sheriff's Department officer Nicholas Laffoon arrived at the scene and found that a side window of the trailer had been forced open, but nothing was found missing. Anyone with information about the incident should contact the sheriff's department at 574-936-3187.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Although Billie Carothers is now 18, headed to college in the fall, and thinking about a future in teaching, executive director of the Marshall County Boys and Girls Club Billie Treber still recalls the day that she met her namesake.
â€śI remember when she walked into the club for the first time,â€ť said Treber. â€śShe was a little 8-year-old with blond pigtails.â€ť
Treber and Carothers formed a close bond over Carothersâ€™ 10 years as a club member, and Treber will be accompanying Carothers this weekend to compete in a state-wide â€śYouth of the Yearâ€ť contest in Indianapolis.
April 4, 1940-April 18, 2012
BREMEN â€”Â Ralph McFarland, 72, of Bremen, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at home. Ralph was born April 4, 1940 in Plymouth to Roma and Arden (Zimmerman) McFarland.
Jeremy David Orbik
April 13, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Jeremy David Orbik Jr., Plymouth, was stillborn April 13, 2012, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
He is survived by his parents, Jeremy and Gabrielle Orbik; his brother, Timothy Orbik; and his grandparents, Jackie and Robert Silveus and Barbara and Kent Springman.
Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, is assisting the family.
Words of sympathy may be shared at www.vangilderfuneralhome.com.
Robert Allen Waters Sr.
April 18, 2012
Aug. 2, 1923-April 15, 2012
BOURBON â€”Â Don, a beloved son, was born Aug. 2, 1923 in Wabash to the late Elmer and Bessie (Collins) Wampler. He received exceptional care and passed away in the home of his loving son, Don Wampler, wife Rebecca and other family members. He was loved by all.
He was a World War II veteran jet mechanic and proud to serve his country. He received his World War II Victory Medal, Honorable Service, Marksman Badge and Carbine Bar. He was a member of the American Legion and affiliated with the Atwood Christian Fellowship Church.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â It was a game of inches in Plymouthâ€™s Centennial Park last night.
A couple more inches left on a hard line drive by April Hampton in the first could have plated two Lady Pilgrims runs early. Another couple inches to the left and Emilee Keilman could have been standing on second base instead of flying out to the center fielder in the gap. And if Bailey Brown could have stretched her arm out two more inches she may have caught a fly ball to right field that ended up a run-scoring triple for Concord.