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March 14th, 2012

Event planned for School of Inquiry students, parents

March 14, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The School of Inquiry will host a welcome ice cream social for all students who have enrolled in the school and their parents Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The ice cream social will be held in the Plymouth High School cafeteria. In addition to having ice cream and having time to meet and socialize with other students and their parents, the event will give parents an opportunity to meet the staff for next year, see a model of the future school space, and hear about how parents can partner with the school.

Public information meeting scheduled at OD

March 14, 2012

HAMLET — OD-EDPAC (Oregon-Davis Educational Political Action Committee) will be holding a public information meeting at OD High School gymnasium March 20 at 6 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to explain the tax levy that was recently proposed to Starke County Commissioners.
The funding problem for OD began with the recent changes at the state level on how school funding is calculated.
Oregon-Davis School Corporation Superintendent Steven Disney explained their current financial situation to the county commissioners at their recent meeting.

Spots still open for 5K race Saturday

March 14, 2012

PLYMOUTH — There are still spots available for the St. Paddy’s DAY Dash Saturday, a 5K race intended to raise money for Plymouth High School graduate Eric Day’s medical expenses. Day, who will be a sophomore at Butler University this fall, recently finished undergoing treatment for a brain tumor.
Kelsey Flynn, an organizer of the event and a friend of the Day family, said that she and others were looking for a way to help the family when they thought of doing a St. Patrick’s day race.

March 13th

Death notices 3-13-12

March 13, 2012

Cheryl A. Gonzalez
March 9, 2012
NAPPANEE — Cheryl A. Gonzalez, 57, of 500 Short St., Nappanee, died at 8:05 p.m., Friday, March 9, 2012 at her residence after a long illness.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel V. Gonzalez; sons, Don C. Gonzalez of Lakeville, Mark A. Gonzalez of Richmond, Va., James P. Gonzalez of Nappanee; three grandchildren; and sisters, Susan (Glen) Hochstetler of Nappanee, Cindy (Joe) Lynn of Bremen, and Mary Robbins of Wakarusa.

Steven R. Bright

March 13, 2012

Steven R. Bright
March 28, 1947-March 11, 2012

Kenneth Michael Kuczwara

March 13, 2012

Kenneth Michael Kuczwara
Oct. 8, 1964-March 7, 2012
LYNWOOD, Ill. — Kenneth “Ken” “Kenny” “Kuz” Michael Kuczwara, 47, of Lynwood, Ill. passed away suddenly March 7, 2012 of natural causes.

Bernice Evelyn (Ersepke) Dietz

March 13, 2012

Bernice Evelyn (Ersepke) Dietz
Aug. 22, 1929-March 10, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Bernice Evelyn Ersepke Dietz, known affectionately to her friends as “Berne,” died March 10, 2012. She was 82 years old.
Berne was born to Bernhard and Ethel Longmire Ersepke in San Francisco, Calif., Aug. 22, 1929.
She graduated from George Washington High School in 1947, and later attended San Francisco City College.

Mary Marie Klein

March 13, 2012

Mary Marie Klein
Jan. 23, 1925-March 9, 2012
PLYMOUTH — A lifetime Marshall County resident, Mary Marie Klein, 87, passed away of natural causes at 2:55 a.m., Friday morning, March 9, 2012, in Pilgrim Manor.
Mary was born in Tyner, Jan. 23, 1925, and raised as the daughter of Fay E. and Rebecca V. (Trump) Ward. She attended Tyner grade school and graduated from Plymouth’s Lincoln High School in 1942.

8 departments assist in multiple-county vehicle chase

March 13, 2012

CULVER — Marshall County Police department officers and Culver Police department officers were led on a chase Saturday night around 10 p.m. when a driver in Culver failed to yield on a traffic stop.

1M gallons of city water used during fire

March 13, 2012

PLYMOUTH — During Monday evening’s board of public works and safety meeting, Plymouth utility superintendent Donnie Davidson informed the board that about one million gallons of water were used extinguishing the flames at Liberty Depot Saturday.
“That’s 3,000 gallons per minute, which is full capacity for both our plants,” said Davidson. “We didn’t have any more water to get them even if we wanted to.” Davidson added that he appreciated the work of the fire department as not only a department head, but also as a citizen.

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