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February 21st, 2012

Cheryl Lynnae Milner

February 21, 2012

Cheryl Lynnae Milner
Sept. 22, 1948-Feb. 18, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Cheryl Lynnae “Sherry” Milner, 63, a lifetime resident of Plymouth, died following a long suffering illness, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, at 3:46 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.
Cheryl was born in Logansport Sept. 22, 1948. She was the daughter of Joseph W. and Gladys E. (Zumbaugh) Emrah. She attended West High School in Marshall County. June 23, 1989, in Plymouth, Sherry and Daniel R. Milner were married.

Elizabeth 'Betty' Anne Castleman

February 21, 2012

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Anne Castleman
Aug. 3, 1930-Feb. 19, 2012
ARGOS — Elizabeth “Betty” Anne Castleman, 81, of 17068 Oak Road, Argos, died Feb. 19, 2012 at 3:05 a.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor – Culver following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 3, 1930 in Argos to Frank Orange Cowen and Hallie Belle Lowry. She lived all of her life in the Argos community.
Aug. 28, 1949 she married Rex P. Castleman at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, Culver.
She worked as a switchboard operator for the Argos Telephone Company, then went to work at the State Exchange Bank in Culver for 21 years.

Beverly Ruff Wyman

February 21, 2012

Beverly Ruff Wyman
Nov. 28, 1932-Feb. 17, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Beverly Ruff Wyman Saturday, Feb. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.  
Bev passed away at her home in the company and care of her family and Center for Hospice volunteers Friday evening, Feb. 17, 2012.
Bev, 79, said in a pre-arrangement interview, “I’ve had a blessed life. I had a wonderful husband and children. I have been blessed with a fantastic family and friends and I have no regrets.”

If I were President...

February 21, 2012

Area residents were asked what they would do if they were President. Here are their responses:

Sarah Morrison, Culver fifth grader: “If I were President, I would make those who litter go to jail!”

Local author Gleason to read from new Vietnam book March 9

February 21, 2012

Local author Ray Gleason will read from his new book, "The Violent Season," about the generation of young Americans who experienced the Vietnam war, Friday, March 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Culver Coffee Company in Culver.

Huddle up

February 21, 2012

Photo provided/ Devin Reagan
Culver Academies sophomore Kayla Miracle is surrounded by media following her 106-pound weight class loss Friday night at the IHSAA state wrestling finals.

A dream no longer deferred

February 21, 2012

BREMEN — The best things are worth waiting for.
With 1:08 left in regulation, Abraham Hall scored a takedown against Elkhart Central’s Dominique Stauffer, then held on for a 3-1 decision and the state championship in the heavyweight title match of the 74th annual IHSAA individual state wrestling finals at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Saturday.
And while Hall’s state championship dreams may have finally culminated when he stepped atop the heavyweight podium Saturday, the origins of the Bremen senior’s title run can really be seen in the 2010-11 season.

February 20th

President's Day responses sought

February 20, 2012

Parents of school-age children or students...

We're doing a little President's Day special in tomorrow's paper.
Ask your child (or yourself, student), "If I were President, what would I do?"

I'd also like to run an adult survey: "Who was your favorite President; why?"

Answers will be published in the Pilot News Tuesday!

Email answers to Lydia Beers at
or Maggie Nixon at

Please attach a photo of the respondent, as well.

Death notices 2-20-12

February 20, 2012

Edwin J. Holstein Sr.
Feb. 17, 2012
SOUTH BEND — Edwin J. Holstein Sr., 76, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 in his home. 

Nola Marie Thorne

February 20, 2012

Nola Marie Thorne
Oct. 3, 1920-Feb. 17, 2012
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — Former Plymouth resident, Nola Marie Thorne, 91, of Zephyrhills, Fla. died of natural causes at 6:20 a.m. in Gulfside Center for Hospice Care, Zephyrhills, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.
A Godly woman Nola was loved by all of her family and friends and will be dearly missed by all. She was born in Sapulpa, Okla., Oct. 3, 1920, the daughter of Oscar M. and Donnie Smith Patterson.
She graduated from Hammond High School and Nov. 8, 1938, in Hammond, was married to Roy E. Thorne. Roy died Dec. 9, 1988.

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