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July 11th, 2014

The Snyders in concert tonight at Centennial Park

July 11, 2014

PLYMOUTH — This Friday, tonight, Encore Performing Arts’ Music in the Park features the return of Southside Denny & the Snyders, blues artists extraordinaire. There’ve been some changes since their last appearance two years ago.

Though locals still remember them as ‘Southside’ referring to South Bend, Snyder moved his family north to Montreal, Canada in 2007. And the rest of the band, his offspring, have sprouted.

His daughter Lorrie, now 18, does vocals and bass and son Philip, 14, still plays the drums. And Denny cut his hair. The ponytail is gone.

July 10th

Open class exhibits accepted July 12

July 10, 2014

ARGOS — Open Class exhibits will be accepted from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, July 12 in the Open Class Building at the Marshall County fairgrounds. Exhibit guides are available at the Marshall County Extension Office at 112 W. Jefferson in Plymouth or online at, then click on Family on the brown bar.
Please call 574-936-5418 for more information.

Michael E. Pritchett

July 10, 2014

Michael E. Pritchett
July 22, 1955 - July 6, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Former Rochester resident, Michael Edward Pritchett, 58, currently of Plymouth, passed away unexpectedly at 9:32 p.m., Sunday, July 6, at his home.
On July 22, 1955, Michael Edward Pritchett was born in Hammond to Edward G. and Helen M. Mills Pritchett. Growing up he shared his childhood with a sister Pat and a brother John. With great Zebra pride in May of 1973, Mike graduated from Rochester High School with his class.

Trial phase begins for Ferguson, Donohue

July 10, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Former Marshall County businessmen David Ferguson and Alan Donohue have been arraigned in court on charges levied last week that include theft and violations of the state’s Racketeering law.

Donohue and Ferguson surrendered to authorities on Monday afternoon. Bond was set at $15,000 each, which was posted quickly.

On Tuesday, the defendants appeared in court with Amy Griner, their attorney from Mishawaka.

Continued revitalization of downtown discussed

July 10, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The Downtown Revitalization council discussed ways to continue to improve the downtown area of Plymouth.

Coming off the successful ribbon cutting ceremony at River Park Square last month, suggestions include expanding the Greenway Trail through the park, acquiring additional houses or businesses to turn into greenspace and pitching empty lots to developers for possible housing.

While no decision on any of these was made, there are plans to acquire additional structures located in flood plain areas in 2016.

July 9th

Sharon J. Good

July 9, 2014

Sharon J. Good
April 29, 1940 - July 7, 2014
KENTON, Ohio — Sharon J. Good, age 74 of Kenton, Ohio, passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014 at her residence. She was born on April 29, 1940 in Argos, the daughter of the late Joseph Neil and Martha Bernice (Sanderson) Shivers. On April 2, 1961 she married Gene Good and he survives.

Nancy L. ‘GiGi’ (Hammond) Blackburn

July 9, 2014

Nancy L. ‘GiGi’ (Hammond) Blackburn
Aug. 15, 1942 - June 28, 2014
PLYMOUTH — On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, June 28, 2014, at her home in Plymouth, the Angels came for Nancy to take her to her Eternal Rest. She was surrounded by her loving family, and a close friend, as she silently and peacefully slipped away with the Angels.

Death notices 7-9-14

July 9, 2014

Michael Edward Pritchett
July 6, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Michael Edward Pritchett, 58, of Plymouth and formerly of Rochester, died at 9:32 p.m., Sunday, July 6, at his residence.
The Good Family Funeral Home of Rochester has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Charlotte Ferra
July 8, 2014 
PLYMOUTH — Charlotte Ferra, 82, died at her home Tuesday morning, July 8, 2014.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time with Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.

July 8th

Brenda Elaine Hepler

July 8, 2014

Brenda Elaine Hepler
July 4, 1952 - July 4, 2014
TIPPECANOE — Brenda passed away on July 4, 2014 in her home with family at her bedside.
Brenda was born July 4, 1952 to Dale and Beverly Blackford.
She was preceded in death by her mother Beverly Blackford.
Surviving are: Father Dale (Delores) Blackford. Daughter Krista (Jeff) Simms. Stepdaughter Misty (Janssen) May. Grandchildren Jessica, Rachel, Philip. Stepgrandchildren Jacob, Taylor, Aaron. Sisters Marsha (Ed) Miller, Deborah Blackford, Lisa (Timothy) Kreft.

Death notices 7-8-14

July 8, 2014

Pamela Jo Rausch
July 5, 2014
WINAMAC — Pamela Jo Rausch, 59, Winamac, died at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary, Winamac.

Michael Pritchett
July 6, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Michael Pritchett, 58, of Plymouth died at his residence July 6, 2014. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

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