May 1st, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” The United States Department of Justice may sue the city of Plymouth on behalf of a military reserve officer and city employeeâ€™s claims for longevity pay.
A news release from City Attorney Sean Surrisi Monday states that there is a question as to whether a city ordinance in effect since 1989 differs from a federal law enacted in 1994 protecting civilian job rights and benefits for veterans and reserve troops who may be absent from their jobs during military service.
John Glenn's Brad Foster, Triton's Tanner Shepherd, Bremen's Austen Hayes and LaVille's Grant Frick talk on the 11th tee at Mystic Hills during a break in the action at the Marshall County Golf Tournament Saturday.
KOONTZ LAKE â€” The second event of the Indiana Farm Bureau Tournament Series was held Saturday at Koontz Lake and while the cold, rain, wind and threat of storms kept some anglers at home, record weights were brought to the scales. Hamletâ€™s Matt Hoffer and Ron Pokrajac brought the heaviest five-fish limit ever recorded in a Farm Bureau Series event to dominate the event. The scales registered 15.10 pounds when the bag of fish was weighed in, breaking the previous record of 14.17 pounds that was caught at Koontz Lake two years ago.
PLYMOUTH â€” The roar of engines, the smell of race fuel with a hint of popcorn, and a chill in the air filled the Plymouth Speedway on opening night Friday.
It was an exciting night of racing that saw four drivers at the winnerâ€™s podium in the Outlaw Late Model, Late Model, Street Stock and Hornet classes.
Khristian Michael Anthony Bradley
ROCHESTER â€”Â Khristian Michael Anthony Bradley was stillborn at 12:48 a.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
He is survived by his parents, Matthew Bradley and Ryan Dille; a sister, Mariyah Bradley; a brother, Jaden Mettler; maternal grandparent, Rochelle Leslie of Rochester; and paternal grandparents, Judy Devona of Cedar Lake and Todd Bradley of Rochester.Â
Oct. 21, 1912-April 27, 2012
DONALDSON â€”Â Bernetha Ellen Beagles Payne, 99, of Donaldson, passed away at 8 a.m., Friday, April 27, 2012, at Catherine Kasper Life Care Center.
BOURBON â€”Â Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger released the name of the driver killed Sunday afternoon in a car/semi accident at US 30 and Cedar Road in Bourbon.
82-year-old Donald E. Ferguson, of Plymouth, was killed instantly late Sunday afternoon after his car was struck from behind by a semi trailer tanker truck on US 30 as Ferguson was making a right hand turn on to Cedar Road.
Cleavenger said that Ferguson's vehicle came to rest in a field on the south east corner of the intersection. Mr. Ferguson died at the scene from blunt force trauma.
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â The Marshall County Sheriff's Department received a call shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday from a 21-year-old female who was on foot in the area of Rose Road and Mill Pond Trail.
Officers spoke with the woman and determined that non-consensual sex had occurred between her and Wayne M. Davis, 25, who lived nearby.
The investigation is still ongoing.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth High School French teacher Monty Peden is going out with a bang as he and his students plan the last major event before his retirement â€” and before the end of French being offered at the school. Next year, Chinese will be a foreign language option for students in the place of French.
Pedenâ€™s students, as well as many other teachers and parent volunteers, are collaborating to hold â€śPHS French Olympicsâ€ť May 6.
â€śWe are modeling, as much as can at the high school level, the real Olympics,â€ť said Peden.
LAKEVILLE â€”Â The Union-North School Board voted to establish a new position of Director of Operations over custodial staffs, transportation, grounds and maintenance for the 2012-2013 school year. During a meeting on April 26, the vote on the matter was 3-2 with members Dave Grenert, Dennis Graf, and Mike Berger voting in favor and Rob Swathwood and Mark Dickson voting in opposition. The newly created position will consolidate the Director of Maintenance and Director of Transportation duties into one.