November 9th, 2010
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Marshall County will move forward on the possibility of raising the innkeepers tax for the county.
Mike Woolfington, executive director of the Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau, came before the Marshall County Council to seek an increase in the tax from its current level of 3 percent to 5 percent. The tax has been at 3 percent for nearly 20 years and the money raised from the tax is the money that Woolfington uses to fund his department that seeks to bring tourists, events and the subsequent dollars spent, to the area.
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PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Chances are someone you know has been affected by identity theft.
Your neighbor cannot get a loan because someone else has already taken out loans in his name. You give out your credit card number over the phone and someone else uses it.
Total immunity from identity theft is impossible, but a few practical steps can do much to reduce the risk. The first line of defense is to protect your Social Security number as much as possible through the following:
Oct. 27, 1923 ‚ÄĒ¬†Nov. 5, 2010
CULVER ‚ÄĒ¬†Mary G. Wildes, 87, of Culver died at 10:55 a.m. Nov. 5, 2010 at Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor in Culver.
Mary was born to Vincent Roppolo and Lina Rizzo on Oct. 27, 1923 in Gary. She graduated from Emmerson High School. She was married Nov. 24, 1945 at St. Anthony‚Äôs Rectory in Gary to Charles ‚ÄúTed‚ÄĚ Wildes. Together they raised five children. Ted preceded her in death in 1999.
Mary was a member of St. Mary‚Äôs of the Lake Catholic Church in Culver. She was¬†a very good cook. Mary will be greatly missed by many.
Oct. 21, 1924 ‚ÄĒ¬†Nov. 6, 2010
ARGOS ‚ÄĒ¬†Celia M. Beehler, 86, a lifetime Marshall County resident, died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, in Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor, Plymouth.
The daughter of Edward and Orpha P. Jackman Harsh, Celia was born in Marshall County Oct. 21, 1924. She was a 1942 graduate of Plymouth High School and graduated from nurse‚Äôs training in 1946.
On Dec. 7, 1952, Celia became the bride of Arden E. Beehler in Inwood. Arden preceded her in death June 29, 1995.
Celia had worked at Marshall County Parkview/Holy Cross Hospital in Plymouth, retiring in November of 1986.
Dec. 8, 1915 ‚ÄĒ¬†Nov. 5, 2010
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ¬†The Chicago White Sox have lost one of their most enthusiastic fans. In an interview in 2005, she is quoted as saying that she had been ‚Äúa fan forever.‚ÄĚ
Esther E. Oliver, 94, died of natural causes in Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor, Plymouth, Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at 12:10 p.m.
Born in Chicago, Esther was the daughter of Axel and Tekla Tengelin Carlson Larson.
Raised in Mount Greenwood, Ill., she went to the Mount Greenwood school through the eighth grade. She dropped out of school during the Great Depression to get a job as a nanny for a local family.
Opal C. (Schultz) Richter
Nov. 5, 2010
BREMEN ‚ÄĒ¬†Opal C. (Schultz) Richter, 98, of 316 Woodies Lane, Bremen, died Nov. 5, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at Bremen Health Care.
Visitation is Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Van Gilder Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Bremen Cemetery.
Van Gilder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Nov. 5, 2010
BREMEN ‚ÄĒ¬†Edith Thornton, 89, of Bremen passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.
Nov. 5, 2010
ROCHESTER ‚ÄĒ Laura Gerald, 90, Rochester, died at 12:38 p.m. Nov. 5, 2010 at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.
Richard M. Irwin
Nov. 1, 2010
HONOLULU, Hawaii ‚ÄĒ¬†Richard M. Irwin, 65, died Nov. 1, 2010 at Straub Hospital in Honolulu.
June 27, 1924 ‚ÄĒ Nov. 3, 2010
GROVERTOWN ‚ÄĒ¬†Raymond L. Borggren, 86, died at 3:05 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 in our Lady of Peace Hospital, Mishawaka.
He was the son of August (Gus) and Selma Marie Mattern Borggren.
A graduate of Grovertown High School with the 11-member class of 1942, he played coronet in the high school band.
Brody Conroy, of Argos, hugs his snowman, Mr. Ice-T, after Friday‚Äôs snowstorm covered areas of the county. While Plymouth saw no real accumulation, the southern part of the county had about an inch of snow.