May 24th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” This yearâ€™s Yellow River Festival will feature a special guest: Johnny Appleseed.
Playing the mythical pioneer is Steve McPhail, who entertains and educates as Johnny Appleseed throughout the region. At the festival, people can expect to see the colorful character in full costume, which McPhail points out does not include a tin pot on his head.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth's Board of Public Works and Safety will consider Internet possibilities for the city.
Space on both city water towers and the Plymouth Fire Department tower were opened to companies to provide proposals for use.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman reported that Fourway Computer Products, D.C. Tech, Frontier Communications.com and Northern Indiana Tech Inc. were provided with specifications and invitations to bid on the space.
Fourway and D.C. Tech Solutions provided proposals for the space to the board.
PLYMOUTH â€” While ordinances presented to the Plymouth Common Council on first reading don't bring much discussion, city employees will be happy to know that the council did make a few comments on this year's salary ordinance.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman presented the ordinance to the council and said that it did include a maximum 3 percent raise for city employees. If approved, it would be the first raise for city workers since 2009.
Waneta R. Klinefelter
May 22, 2011Â
ETNA GREEN â€”Â Waneta R. Klinefelter, 94, of Etna Green died Sunday, May 22, 2011 in her home.Â
She is survived by her four children: Janet Stuntz of Bremen, John Jr. (Susan) Klinefelter of Etna Green, Jeffery Klinefelter of Etna Green, and James (Pat) Klinefelter of Warsaw; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Stackhouse of Westfield; and brother, John (Betty) Houser of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Etna Green United Methodist Church.
Morris Dee Roberts
Dec. 29, 1941-May 22, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Morris Dee Roberts, 69, of Plymouth passed away at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, May 22, 2011 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
He was born Dec. 29, 1941 to Earl â€śJackâ€ť and Cora (Childers) Roberts in Malden, Mo. As a small child, they moved to Dexter, Mo. and in 1957 the family moved to Lakeville.
Morris married Joan F. Hummel who preceded him in death, June 21, 1968. June 28, 1969, he married Joyce A. (Peterson) Roberts, who survives.
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.