May 4th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Marshall County coroner Bill Cleavenger released a statement Friday saying that final toxicology reports for Sunday's crash involving the death of former Marshall County Commissioner Donald E. Ferguson came back negative.
Cleavenger said he did not believe that alcohol or drugs were even a remote possibility in Fergusonâ€™s death as a driver, but state law mandates such tests when a fatality occurs.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth High School graduate of 1997, Chad Van Herk, has organized a fundraising concert for this Saturday at the Young Amphitheater in Centennial Park.
Local singer/songwriter Van Herk, who is also the manager of Culverâ€™s First Farmers Bank and Trust, hopes to bring together local citizens, co-workers, friends and family members for an afternoon of mellow acoustic rhythms.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Mila's Mini Market was inundated by high school students Wednesday as Plymouth Spanish teacher Rick Button brought his classes in for a taste of Mexican food and culture.
The students ordered lunch in Spanish from Evelin Vargas, daughter of Mila's owners Mar and Celia Vargas. Evelin encouraged the students to follow their teacher's instructions to use their Spanish vocabulary, and wouldn't write down a request given to her in English. Instead, she waited for the student to find the Spanish words for what he wanted to say.
LAKEVILLE â€” Knox got an emotional lift from its freshman No. 1 singles stand-in, and the Lady Redskins swept host LaVille 5-0 in a Northern State Conference girls tennis meet in Lakeville Thursday.
Brittany Fletcher filled in for usual No. 1 Shelby Gilbert, putting LaVille senior Brittney Haisley away 6-1, 6-2 in a quick two-setter for Knoxâ€™s first match point of the evening, and the Redskins went on to claim straight set wins on all courts.
Bettcher powers Lancers over Culver
Five different LaVille players finished with two RBI each, and the Lancers beat Culver 12-8 in a Northern State Conference game Thursday at Culver.
Ryan Bettcher went 4-for-5 at the plate with three stolen bases and three runs. He was one of five different Lancers who doubled, along with Quentin Herbster, Dalton Sauer, Anthony Singleton and Jason Duerring.
Culver fell behind 9-2 in the first two frames and never fully recovered. George Alvarado doubled and Collin Stevens took the loss on the mound.
â€˘ LaVILLE 12, CULVER 8
PLYMOUTH â€” South Michigan street will be closed to traffic between East Lake Avenue and West LaPorte Street Sunday from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The closure is intended to protect the traveling public from possible debris coming from the demolition of the western wall of the Dimmitt building.
"We wish to thank the public for avoiding the closed area, which will safely expedite the demolition process and minimize the street closure time required," said city engineer Rick Gaul in a statement Wednesday.
April 25, 1930-April 29, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Donald E. Ferguson, 82, of LilacÂ Road, Plymouth, passed away at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Kathryn R. Fansler
April 30, 2012
WALKERTON â€”Â Kathryn R. Fansler, 92, of Walkerton, formerly of Lakeville died Monday. She is survived by her son, Dale (Jerrolyn) Fansler of Plymouth; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and brother, Edward Horvath of South Bend. Private services will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Lakeville.
There will be no visitation. Palmer Funeral Home-Lakeville is handling the arrangements.
Beatrice M.Â KlingermanÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â
May 1, 2012
Sept. 19, 1923-April 30, 2012
BOURBON â€”Â Mrs. Galina â€śGaliâ€ť Edwards, 88, a resident of Warsaw Meadows Care Center and formerly of Garden Court Senior Living in Bourbon, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012 at 12:15 p.m. in Warsaw Meadows Care Center.
Galina was born to John Lavroff and Vera Morozoff Lavroff who were Russian emigrees of the Bolshevik Revolution in Harbin, Manchuria China Sept. 19, 1923. She married at Tsingtao, China to Gene Edwards who preceded her in death.
Albert N. Haug Sr.
March 8, 1921-May 1, 2012
GROVERTOWN â€”Â Albert N. Haug Sr., 91, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Culver. Mr. Haug was born March 8, 1921 in Gary to Hanas and Maren (Christensen) Haug and lived in the Grovertown area most of his life.Â