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June 17th, 2014

Argos School Board hires interim superintendent

June 17, 2014

ARGOS – “Teaching an old dog new tricks” will not be necessary as Russ Mikel takes the helm of the Argos Community School Corporation as interim Superintendent. The Argos School Board also discussed finances, salaries and hirings.
There was also discussion on allowing home-schooled children to participate in extra curricular/ sports activities, employee resignations and good-byes were said to Julie Lauck.
All the details and more information is available in today's Pilot News.

Grants help make schools more safe

June 17, 2014

PLYMOUTH/ BOURBON — Student safety is a high priority for all members of school administrations, teachers, staff and parents. The Secured School Safety Grant helps schools reach their safety goals.
Two schools serving Marshall County received more than $48,000 combined in the recently announced grant awards from the state Department of Homeland Security.
Plymouth Community School Corporation (PCSC) was awarded $35,000 to employ a school resource officer and for equipment.

PHS Class of 2014 graduates

June 17, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Saying goodbye is not easy. More than 250 Plymouth High School students did just that at the 139th commencement ceremony at Plymouth High School Friday evening.
The class of 2014 motto “Life brings us tears, smiles and memories- the tears dry, the smalls fade, but the memories last forever” echoed throughout the evening.
“First I’d like to express how grateful, humbled and extremely nervous I am to have been given the honor to speak tonight,” began class Valedictorian Travis Tredway.

Panthers, Prentkowski win Warsaw Regional

June 17, 2014

WARSAW — The name of the game may be to survive and advance, but winning is just more fun.
NorthWood’s boys golf team carded a 305 for the team championship, while John Glenn’s Tyler Prentkowski won a two-hole playoff for the low medal at the Warsaw Boys Golf Regional Thursday at Stonehenge Golf Club.
Both Prentkowski and NorthWood head coach Brad Duerksen admit that championships weren’t necessarily at the forefront of their minds headed into Thursday’s regional but rather advancement to the state finals next Tuesday in Franklin. Winning just made the experience more fun.

Argos a popular destination on Chicago Fire summer camp circuit

June 17, 2014

ARGOS —  For the second consecutive season, the Chicago Fire has brought one of their youth soccer camps to Argos and for good reason.
You see the turnout in Argos is as good if not better than any of the Fire’s many other summer camps around northern Illinois and northern Indiana.
This week 74 boys and girls ages 7 to 16 have descended on Argos’ Community Park soccer fields.
Argos, a well-known hotbed for soccer, is the perfect place for Chicago Fire to hold its soccer camp for youth.

June 16th

George H. DePoy

June 16, 2014

George H. DePoy
Sept. 18, 1925 - Jan. 19, 2014
CULVER — George H. DePoy, age 88, of Culver, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Culver.

Wanda C. Balsley

June 16, 2014

Wanda C. Balsley
July 10, 1923 – June 12, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Wanda C. Balsley, 90, a former Lincolnway East resident, passed away at 8:05 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth.
Born on the family farm in Mill Creek near LaPorte on July 10, 1923, Wanda was the daughter of Ora D. and Nora L. (Stanton) Spaid. Her family moved to Marshall County when she was 4 years old. Wanda graduated from Tyner High School with the class of 1941.

June 14th

Helen L. Stine Matz

June 15, 2014

Helen L. Stine Matz
June 20, 1918 - Dec. 14, 2013
BREMEN — Helen L. Stine Matz, 95, formerly of Bremen, passed away on Dec. 14, 2013 in Ferdinand. Helen was born on June 20, 1918 in Bremen to Owen C. and Gladys S. (Abbiehl) Stine. She was the second oldest of seven children. She graduated in 1936 from Nappanee High School.

Marianne R Stevenson

June 15, 2014

Marianne R Stevenson
July 25, 1938 - May 17, 2014
FORT WAYNE — Marianne R Stevenson, 75, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Chicago, Ill., Marianne worked as a cashier at Alford’s lGA in Argos for many years. Finally, retiring as an Optician in Jupiter, Fla. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Death notices 6-14-14

June 15, 2014

Wanda C. Balsley
June 12, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Wanda C. Balsley, 90, died at 8:05 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth. Arrangements are pending with the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Earl E. Herriott
June 13, 2014
ARGOS — Earl E. Herriott, 76, died Friday, June 13, 2014 in Arizona. Arrangements are pending with the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.

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