January 18th, 2011
BREMEN â Loweâs Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $5,000 Toolbox for Education grant to Bremen Elementary-Middle School to help fund a new playground fence.
Bremen Elementary-Middle School is one of more than 450 schools or parent organizations to be awarded a Loweâs Toolbox for Education grant for parent-initiated school improvement projects benefitting K-12 public education across the United States during the 2009-2010 school year.
By Angel Perkins
BOURBON â The Bourbon Town Council convened for the first time in 2011 beginning a new year with a new member, Les McFarland.
McFarland was sworn in Thursday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m., at the town hall by Bourbon Town Clerk Kimberly Berger, to begin his four-year term Jan. 1.
And though new to the position as council member, councilman Gary Collins nominated him as president as the first item of business. Incumbent councilmember Larry Wattenbarger expressed his disapproval after the motion was seconded by McFarland.
July 19, 1919 â Jan. 14, 2011
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. âÂ Russell âPaulâ Pontius, 91, of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Walkerton, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at his residence.
He was born July 19, 1919 in Walkerton, to the late Lawrence and Lucy Kilian Pontius.
On Nov. 8, 1940, Paul married Irene Cox who passed away in October of 1979.Â Paul and Helen Hundt were married in October of 1981 and she passed away in May of 1997.Â In June of 2000, Paul married Phyllis June Reim who survives. Â
Sept. 18, 1940 â Jan. 16, 2011
WARSAW â Dean Marshall Hoover of Wellington Drive, Warsaw, passed away into the loving arms of the Lord, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at 3 p.m., at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, in Warsaw, at the age of 70.
He was born Sept. 18, 1940 in Red Cedar Township, Dunn County, Wis. to Horatio Worden Hoover and Frances Erna (Giese) Hoover. On Sept. 3, 1961 he was married to Kathryn A. Smith, who survives.
Dean served in the U.S. Navy from Sept. 24, 1957 until his honorable discharge March 6, 1961. He served on the USS Van Voorhis and the USS Hartley.
Donald E. Mattocks
Jan. 16, 2011
ROCHESTER â Donald E. Mattocks, 54, Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Arrangements are pending with Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.
Treva June Slusser
Jan. 16, 2011
BREMEN â Treva June Slusser, 83, of Bremen, died at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at her residence.
As the 46th annual Boys Bi-County Basketball Tournament gets underway tonight, many area teams are looking for a shot to check off one of the big three on their 2010-11 to-do list.
Over its long history, the eight-team tilt has taken on special importance for its participants and for many, this week has been circled on their calendars since summer, along with conference games and the IHSAA tournament.
BOURBON âÂ The Triton High School Athletic Department has now created the Triton Athletic Hall of Fame.
What began as a vision by Triton Athletic Director Mason McIntyre will come to fruition during the Hall of Fame weekend February 18 and 19.
âBeing a Trojan myself, I know and understand the importance of recognizing the many athletes who have paved the way for our department,â McIntyre stated. âIt is because of these great coaches, athletes and contributors that the Triton Athletic Department has been so successful over the years. It is time to give credit where credit is due.â
BOURBON â The Triton School Board heard the annual report on Triton athletics from Mason McIntyre, director of athletics, during its first meeting of 2011.
McIntyre began his remarks saying that he added a phrase to the Vision and Mission Statement. The addition reads: The Trojan Way: 15 Sports, ONE team.
McIntyre said 15 years ago, Triton had 13 varsity sports and now they have 15. He also explained that 15 years ago, coaches served as trainers with very little supplies. Now, the school has a full-time certified athletic trainer on site with needed supplies.
BREMEN â An amazing seven-year journey culminated in a big payoff last month for Josh Gramm. At the end of a path which zig-zagged across the country, the 2003 Bremen High School graduate was presented his Air Force pilotâs wings in a ceremony at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas.
Gramm, an admitted âoverachiever,â didnât get where he is today by accident. As a motivated student at BHS, he finished No. 2 in his class academically while competing in three sports and being active in multiple clubs.
The Plymouth Water Department was busy fixing a service line that had broken on North Michigan Street between Harrison Street and North Street Friday. According to Eric Keilmann of the Plymouth Water Department, a water main on East Garro Street by the Farmersâ Market broke and had to be repaired as well.