February 7th, 2012
Gerald James Thomas
April 17, 1911-Feb. 3, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Gerald James Thomas, 100, passed away at 1:06 a.m. in Pilgrim Manor Friday morning, Feb. 3, 2012.
Born in Plymouth April 17, 1911, Gerald was the son of William Arthur and Viola Belle Berger Thomas.
A lifetime resident of Marshall County, Gerald graduated from Bourbon High School with the class of 1931. In 1940, he joined the Army Air Force and served his country through WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
Linda M. Czarnecki
Feb. 2, 2012
KNOX â€”Â Linda M. Czarnecki, 52, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 in IU Health LaPorte Hospital.
Survivors include two daughters, Letitia Czarnecki of Hanna and Jennifer Czarnecki of Knox; four grandchildren; her parents, Wendell and Letitia Oberlin andÂ two sisters, Sherri Johnson and Wendy Warner.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” While one dream came true for a Plymouth High School graduate, another one of hers fell just a little short.
Jordin Cook, a student at the University of Indianapolis, dreams of a job at ESPN. After her weekend working for Safe Management, a company that does security for Super Bowl and big events like professional games for security and guest services, it was a dream come true. It was her first â€śbig eventâ€ť and she hopes for many more to come.
PLYMOUTH â€” Mayor Mark Senter announced Friday that he and other city officials will be â€śturning up the heatâ€ť when it comes to dealing with abandoned motels, apartment buildings, gas stations, mobile homes, and houses in the city of Plymouth. The effort has been dubbed â€śOperation Bright Spotâ€ť and focuses on city properties badly in need of repair, removal, or some other action.
â€śThe abandoned Plymouth Motel is one example of blight on our west side,â€ť said Senter. â€śIt has been a big attraction for vandals and squatters the last several years.â€ť
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Glenn vs. St. Joe at New Prairie girls basketball sectional 7 p.m.
Bremen vs. Westview at Westview girls basketball sectional 7:30 p.m.
Argos vs. South Central at OD girls basketball sectional 6:30 p.m.
Mishawaka girls diving regionals 6 p.m.
Bremen boys swimming at Concord 6:30 p.m.
Culver Military Academy boys basketball at Elkhart Christian 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
CGA vs. Jimtown at New Prairie girls basketball sectional 6 p.m.
OD vs. Culver at OD girls basketball sectional 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 9
Argos boys basketball vs Culver 7:30 p.m.
As the 37th Annual IHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament gets under way tonight, several young teams take the field in Sectional 19 play at New Prairie, while a pair of surging players take the court in Sectional 35 play at Westview, and a Class A field containing three state-ranked squads will match up in Sectional 51 play at Oregon-Davis.
BREMEN â€” Bremen senior forward Jenna Pfeiffer as the girls District I Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/ Pacers-Fever Player of the Week for her performances during a pair of Lady Lions wins over Wawasee and Jimtown last week.
Argos' Cohagan, Ewing advance at regional
The Argos girls bowling team competed in the Michigan City Regional on Saturday.
The team finished in 10th place with a score of 2,034.
Competing for the girls were Brittani Brown, Liz Hack, Jina Ewing, Abby Cohagan, Jamie Ewing, and Chelsea Bradley.
Jamie Ewing and Cohagan will advance in singles play to the Fort Wayne Semistate this Saturday at Pro Bowl West. Ewing shot a 524 to finish 10th and advance out of regional, while Cohagan shot a 498 to advance in 15th place.
CULVER, Ind. â€“ The New York Times columnist Roger Cohen will speak at Culver Academies at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7. Cohen is the first speaker in the Global Studies Instituteâ€™s â€śGlobal Ideasâ€ť series. His talk will be â€śWriting about the World.â€ť
Cohen joined The Times in 1990 as a foreign correspondent before becoming acting foreign editor on Sept. 11, 2001. He became foreign editor six months later. Since 2004, Cohen has written a column for the International Herald Tribune, which is owned by The Times. In 2009, he was named a columnist for The New York Times.
PLYMOUTH â€” â€śSlow and steady wins the raceâ€ť may be the phrase that describes how Marshall County is recovering from recession.
According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Marshall Countyâ€™s unemployment rate declined in 2011 to 9.4 percent from 10.7 percent in 2010. This compares to an unemployment rate of 10.7 percent in Starke County and 9.6 percent in St. Joseph County. Although the improvement is small, itâ€™s a start â€” and nothing to be sneezed at, according to Marshall County Economic Development Center (MCEDC) director Jennifer Laurent.