November 19th, 2010
Amanda âHelenâ Biltz
Nov. 18, 2010
ROCHESTER âÂ Amanda âHelenâ Biltz, 64, of Rochester, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at Woodlawn Hospital.
Arrangements are pending with Good Family Funeral Home 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.
Gloria J. Rash
Nov. 17, 2010
PLYMOUTH â Gloria J. Rash, 61, of Plymouth, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka following an illness.
BOURBON â Close basketball games are often decided at the free throw line.
The Lady Trojans committed 17 second-half fouls to put Plymouth in the double bonus less than 2 minutes into the fourth quarter. Three Triton starters eventually fouled out, and the Pilgrims went on to capitalize at a 12-for-17 free throw rate in the final 6 minutes to rally past Triton for a 52-47 victory at The Trojan Trench Thursday.
NAPPANEE â Early in the season and with an inexperienced roster, NorthWood girls basketball coach Steve Neff will take a win any way he can get it.
NorthWood shot just 38 percent from the field and dealt with senior Taylor Olsonâs foul trouble, but overcame both for a 57-49 win over Bremen Thursday night.
âWeâre going through some growing pains, and Iâm happy because they kept their heads,â Neff said. âAnd (Bremen) has a nice, scrappy team and theyâre going to win some games this year.â
Loren Roger Geyer
Nov. 16, 2010
LAKEVILLE âÂ Loren Roger Geyer, 84, of Lakeville, died Nov. 16, 2010 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Geyer; daughters, Debra (Richard) Gardner, Cindy (Randy) Frick and Lori (Robert) Gibson; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; brothers, Harold (Pat) Geyer and Russell (Jeanne) Geyer.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 in the Newton Center, Lakeville and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church.
PLYMOUTH â The season is upon us â Shop with a Cop season, when FOP Lodge #195 makes it possible for several local children to enjoy a Christmas that they might not otherwise have.
PLYMOUTH â What action steps should Marshall County take to compete in a global economy?
This was the main question discussed at the Community Conversation on Economic Development held at Swan Lake Wednesday.Â
DONALDSON â Itâs that time again... time for the Earthworks Whole House Christmas Sale.
Every holiday-decorated room in the Earthworks House, 9815 Union Road, across the lake from Ancilla College and convent, will be filled with items for sale, most all of them $5 or less.
The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20,
The Sisters and their friends offer rummage sale goodies (recycled, polished, ready for giving), hand-crafted items, many made by local artists and Earthworks homemade breads, oils, and jellies and jams.
Taylor Smith, a seventh-grader from Monterey, performed last month at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Indianapolis at a standing-room-only show her mother â Monterey Elementary School teacher Stephanie Smith â describes as âfabulous.â
PLYMOUTH â The Marshall County Sheriffâs Office will have new squad cars â that will be trucks.
The Marshall County Commissioners opened bids for four new vehicles for the department that will be four door, four wheel drive pick up trucks, replacing four sedan cruisers in the fleet. Representatives of the sheriffâs office explained that the vehicles hold their value longer than sedans and have a greater resale at trade-in time. It was also said that several other local sheriffs departments have added pick-up trucks to their fleet and that they would be useful in bad winter weather.
PLYMOUTH â Work will begin to start to alleviate some drainage issues around the town of Argos.
The Marshall County Drainage Board accepted bids for work to be done on the Myers Ditch that is on the townâs southwest side near the Madras Packaging facility.
The board received four bids for the work with the low bidder â J.D. Excavating â being awarded the work with a bid of $105,450. The project had an estimated cost of $114,474.