May 24th, 2011
Patrick Allen Rogan
Jan. 10, 1930-May 22, 2011
ARGOS â€” Patrick Allen Rogan, 81, of Argos died May 22, 2011 at 7:13 p.m. at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, following a three-month illness.
He was born Jan. 10, 1930 in Plymouth to Cornelius and Lena (Hite) Rogan.
He lived in Marshall County the last 15 years coming from Homosassa Springs, Fla. He was a mechanic for the state of Florida.
He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War from 1946 to 1951. He had attended Argos High School.
Burton J. Feece
July 28, 1918-May 22, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Burton J. â€śBurtâ€ť Feece, 92, passed away in his home Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 12:45 p.m. Burt has resided at his South Michigan Road home in Plymouth since 1968. He will be remembered for his Christian values and the successful auto body repair business that bears his name yet today. He founded Burtâ€™s Body Shop in 1956 with a reputation built on integrity. At his retirement in 1984 he had achieved the distinction of the oldest body shop in Marshall County.
PLYMOUTH â€” Riverside Intermediate School teacher Tara Sharp has learned over her 15 years of teaching that the best way to keep students engaged is by showing how math relates to the real world.
This year, Sharp challenged her 16 advanced math students, whom she divided into two groups, to build dog houses. Sharp said she developed the project plans three years ago and included them into the program for the first time last year. She said this year the project is being done on a much larger scale.
Umberto â€śAlâ€ť RivosecchiÂ
May 20, 2011
WALKERTON â€”Â Umberto â€śBig Alâ€ť Rivosecchi, 82, died Friday, May 20, 2011 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.Â
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; two sons, Ronald (Alice) Rivosecchi of Wood Dale, Ill., and Richard (Cathy) Rivosecchi of Koontz Lake; two daughters, Brenda (Richard Fulton) Rivosecchi of Walkerton, and Sharon (Tim) Pulliam of Plymouth; one sister, Dora Gallicho of Lansing, Ill.; one brother, Mario (Connie) Rivosecchi of Melrose Park, Ill.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Charles L. Fritz
May 19, 2011
BREMEN â€”Â Charles L. Fritz, 70, of Bremen passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
He was born March 24, 1941 in Wyatt to Chester and Blanche (Feitz) Fritz. He married Jeanie G. Weldy, who preceded him in death in 1991. He then married Barbara Hand; she survives.
Charles attended Community Gospel Church in Bremen and was a farmer and avid outdoorsman. He was Madison Township Horse & Pony Leader for several years, co-owner of Backwoods Preserve & Whitetail Deer business, and worked for the foundry as a young man.
Culver Community students â€śwave their hands up in the airâ€ť for the CCHS choral department production of Disneyâ€™s â€śHigh School Musicalâ€ť May 28 and 29, in the high school auditorium. Tickets are on sale this week ($5 advance, $6 at the door). Call 574-842-3391 ext. 3118 for tickets, or contact any choral student.
Pictured, from left to right, are Josh Walters, Zach Brewer, Nick Pritz, Larry Clingler, Cassie Cline, AJ Neace, Brittany Jolly, Crystal Looney, and Kevin Hogan.
With the Tri Kappa Chairs for Charity auction now just a month away, creative residents throughout the community are at work getting their chairs ready to donate. One of many that are already complete is this beautiful example by Gary Schaffer. The seat is a painting of the Kingâ€™s Colors from our first U.S. Flag, The Grand Union 1775.
BREMEN â€”Â Even after scoring a victory over the Lady Lions back in April and with a secondary lineup at that, Plymouthâ€™s girls tennis team wasnâ€™t taking anything for granted Friday.
The Pilgrims hit the courts ready to go, beating Bremen in straight sets at four positions and in three sets at No. 1 singles for a 5-0 shutout of the host Lions in the championship match of the Bremen Sectional at DeSantis Courts.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Winning championships never gets old.
Just ask Plymouthâ€™s boys track team.
The Pilgrims won five championships in five events and led the field throughout the night as they coasted to a sixth straight sectional team title on their home turf Thursday night.
Culver Military Academy placed second behind the defending champs, while Culver Community was fourth and Triton was eighth at the 10-team meet.
MISHAWAKA â€” Bremenâ€™s Josh Brenneman earned three top-four finishes, while three area athletes made the cut out in the high jump, and one John Glenn sprinter made it out in the 200-meter dash at the Penn Boys Track Sectional Thursday.
Brenneman finished second in the 300 hurdles with a time of 39.97, placed third in the 110 hurdles with a 15.48 and earned a second runner-up finish in the long jump with a leap of 21â€™03.5â€ť as the most decorated area athlete at the Penn meet.