February 17th, 2012
BOURBON â€” In a group of more than 40 teenagers, it's rare to not see a single cell phone. But that's exactly what happened during Triton High School's recent trip to the Indianapolis VA Medical Center.
"We did not see one cell phone out while we were in the hospital," said Geri Newman, Triton High School nurse and chaperone for the trip.
"Some of our kids never stop talking, and the ones that never stop talking here were at a loss for words there," added Mason McIntire, athletic director.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth School administrators are wasting no time in making sure their students are meeting or exceeding the state standards set by the Indiana Department of Education and other states. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core States Standards
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth has been something of a first half team lately, building big cushions in the first two quarters and holding off opponents in the second half.
That all changed Thursday.
Not that the Pilgrims had a slow start â€” they opened with a 21-14 first frame and led by six at 32-26 at the half â€” but it was an 18-6 third quarter that made all the difference, and Plymouth cruised to a 69-45 Northern Lakes Conference season-closing win over visiting Wawasee on Senior Night at The Rock.
CMA earns 20 finals cuts at Warsaw preliminaries
Culver Military Academy earned a total of 20 top eight berths to the finals at the Warsaw Boys Swim Sectional prelims Thursday, while Plymouth recorded six top eight finishes to move onto Saturdayâ€™s finals.
CMA earned three finals berth in three different races, including a one-two finish in the 200 free as Jorge DeLaVega topped the preliminary field and Samuel Curtis earned second.
One man is dead after a truck overturned in a water-filled ditch on Beech Road north of U.S. 30 just before 6 a.m. Thursday. The driver of a green pickup truck reportedly drove over the embankment and landed in a drainage ditch upside down.
The victim is a male likely in his 70's but police are still working to ID him and notify his family members before releasing further information.
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Carter Allen Cassel
Feb. 11, 2012
BREMEN â€”Â Carter Allen Cassel was born into the Lordâ€™s hands Feb. 11, 2012 at Indiana University Goshen Hospital.
He is survived by his parents, Ryman Cassel and Brittany Conway; paternal grandparents, David and Rhonda Cassel of Bremen; maternal grandparents, Christina and William Dunmire of Nappanee and Don and Janie Conway of Auburn; great-grandparents, Lonnie Gibson of Elkhart, Olon and Pam Anson of Bremen and Harold Ryman of Nappanee.
Virginia Lechlitner Voreis
July 11, 1919-Feb. 11, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Virginia Lechlitner Voreis, 92, of 14955 12th Road, Plymouth, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at 11:45 p.m., at Millerâ€™sÂ Merry Manor, in Plymouth.
Virginia was born July 11, 1919, in Plymouth, to Fredrick and Ida (Snyder) John. Virginia was crowned â€śMiss Plymouthâ€ť in 1939. She and Ralph Lechlitner were united in marriage Dec. 31, 1939. Ralph passed away March 11, 1987. They were married for 47 years.
Anna Belle (Smith) Richard
July 14, 1927 - Feb. 14, 2012
PIERCETON â€” Anna Belle (Smith) Richard of 206 W. Tulip St., Pierceton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at 6:40 p.m. at the age of 84.
She was born July 14, 1927 in Lakeville to William Smith and Pearl (Sousley) Smith. Feb. 9, 1945 in Lakeville, she was married to Dale Richard, who preceded her in death April 20, 2000.
Sept. 15, 1930 â€“ Feb. 14, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Kennedy Robinson, 81, lived in Osceola, all of his life, until moving to Plymouthâ€™s Riverwalk Retirement Homes in October of 2010. He died of natural causes at 9:30 a.m. at the Hospice House in South Bend Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.
Kennedy was born Sept. 15, 1930 in Mishawaka. He was the son of Arthur Harry Robinson and Marjorie Louise (Kennedy) Robinson.
He graduated from Mishawaka High School with the class of 1949.