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May 29th, 2014

St. Michael's Race for Education

May 29, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Saint Michael's Catholic School spent part of their day working on 'Race for Education' a national fundraiser used to provide funds for various educational needs at the school. The students work hard to get pledge funds then race one another around the school. The students also participated in other activities and challenges as race day was combined with Olympic Day. Photos and full story in today's Pilot News.

Weekend Graduations

May 29, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — Marshall County high school seniors have been busily preparing for the end of their high school career. Graduation ceremonies are beginning this weekend. To find out which schools will be having their students walk and all the details pick up a copy of today's Pilot.

May 28th

Ronald Matthews Lewellen

May 28, 2014

Ronald Matthews Lewellen
May 27, 1935 – May 25, 2014
CULVER — Ronald Matthews Lewellen, 78, of Culver, passed away at 4:35 a.m. May 25, 2014 at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.
Ron was born on May 27, 1935 in Salem. He was one of six children born to Roy Martin and Lillie Mae (Matthews) Lewellen. He was a graduate of Salem High School. 

Doris Jean Wylie

May 28, 2014

Doris Jean Wylie
June 5, 1930 - May 22, 2014
TIPPECANOE — Doris Jean Wylie, 83, formerly of Plymouth, passed away on Thursday evening, May 22, 2014 at her home. 
The daughter of George and Irene Elizabeth (Thomas) Bright, she was born on June 5, 1930 in Bourbon. 

Patricia A. Sporner

May 28, 2014

Patricia A. Sporner
Oct. 16, 1934 – May 27, 2014
BOURBON — Patricia A. Sporner, 79, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on May 27, 2014 with her family by her side at the Hospice House of South Bend.
Born in Plymouth on Oct. 16, 1934, Patricia was the daughter of Roy E. and Julie A. (Sorter) Luse. She attended Plymouth High School.
On Feb. 15, 1953, Patricia married Carl D. Sporner in Plymouth. He would precede her in death on Dec. 29, 1991.

George B. Baker Jr.

May 28, 2014

George B. Baker Jr.
June 17, 1944 - May 24, 2014
CULVER — George B. Baker Jr., age 69, of Culver, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and her children.
He was born in Delong, to George Sr. and Alice (Beerwert) Baker. George served in the U.S. Army from 1965-66. He retired from RBC bearings in Bremen.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Judy L. Baker, his parents Don and Alice Lutz (Culver), one brother, one sister, five children, 10 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Preceded in death by his father, George Baker Sr.

William F. Schmidt

May 28, 2014

William F. Schmidt
May 5, 1943 – May 23, 2014
ROCHESTER — William F. Schmidt, 71, of Rochester passed away peacefully at 3:27 p.m. on May 23, 2014 at Life Care Center in Rochester.
Bill was born on May 5, 1943 in Winamac, one of 10 children born to Frank and Marie (Dillenburg) Schmidt. He grew up attending Culver Community Schools and graduated in 1961.

Tony LeRoy Coleman

May 28, 2014

Tony LeRoy Coleman
Oct. 9, 1975 - May 25, 2014
ROCHESTER — Tony LeRoy Coleman, 38, residing in Rochester, passed away at 3 a.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014 in Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. He was born Oct. 9, 1975 in Plymouth to Buck Coleman and Cheri (Willett) Coleman, and has remained a lifelong area resident.
Tony is survived by his sons, Alec Coleman and Joseph Spaulding, both of South Bend; his father, Buck (Barb Mitchell) Coleman of LaPaz; his mother, Cheri Coleman of Rochester; sister, Tracy Coleman of Bremen; nieces, Samantha Davis and Sienna O’Connor; and nephew, Blake Davis.

Death notices 5-28-14

May 28, 2014

Marjorie Gibbons
May 25, 2014
ROCHESTER — Marjorie Gibbons, 87, of Rochester, died Sunday, May 25, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St.,  Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

Lady Trojans move into sectional final

May 28, 2014

BOURBON — The outcome was not surprising, but it was certainly no gimme.
It took near-perfect pitching and timely hitting before Triton could put away Bethany Christian for the second time in five days, this time during the Class 1A Sectional 52 softball semifinal at Keyser Field.
“Sectionals puts a little edge on things, a little tension that you don’t have during a regular game,” said Triton head coach Steve McBride, “but the bottom line is we are tickled to win and we move on to the next game which is what we wanted to do.”

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