April 13th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” â€śNothing ventured, nothing gained,â€ť goes the old saying â€” and an exciting new venture is in the works at the Marshall County Health Department.
For the first time, the agency is staffing a part-time Health Educator, a position larger county health departments regularly employ.
Marshall Ray Ralston
April 9, 2012
ELKHART â€”Â Marshall Ray Ralston, 80, Elkhart, formerly of Nappanee, died unexpectedly of natural causes, Monday, April 9, 2012 at his residence.
Surviving are daughters, Lori (Jeff) Stewart, Elkhart, Diana (Gary) Selvey, Muncie; a son, Dennis (Laura) Ralston, Elkhart; three grandchildren; and sisters, Beverly (Chuck) Ritter and Norma Freed both of Nappanee.
William E. Wright
Dec. 17, 1933-April 11, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” William E. â€śBillâ€ť Wright, 78, a resident of 14B Road, Plymouth, passed away at his home Wednesday, April 11, 2012, following an illness.
Bill was born in Plymouth, Dec. 17, 1933, the son of Edgar Dale and Edna Grace (Miller) Wright.
He graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1951 and served with the 38th Missile Battalion in the United States Army.
He lived in Marshall County for his entire lifetime except for 2 1/2 years in Virginia.
Constance (Connie) Beth Johnson Van Horn
Dec. 12, 1945 â€“ April 8, 2012
CULVER â€” Constance (Connie) Beth Johnson Van Horn, 66, of Culver passed away April 8, 2012 at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka.
Connie was born in Michigan City to Axel and Marguerite (Wyse) Johnson Dec. 12, 1945. She grew up on a farm near North Judson and graduated from North Judson High School in 1963. June 26, 1965, Connie married the love of her life, Harry Ronald Van Horn.
Carol J. Leedy
April 11, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Carol J. Leedy, 65, loving wife of Stan Leedy, passed away at home April 11, 2012 after a short battle with cancer.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dalton A. Griffith and beloved niece, Laura Griffith.
PLYMOUTH â€” Any win over a sectional opponent is a good win, and Plymouth bounced back from a tough loss to Valparaiso Monday with a 4-1 win over sectional rival Bremen at home Thursday.
The Lady Pilgrims won on all courts except 1 singles and in straight sets at three of the other four flights to claim its second win of the season.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth starting pitcher Marissa Sullivan was in the zone last nightâ€¦ the strike zone that is.
The Lady Pilgrim right hander allowed only one hit and two walks to go along with 16 strikeouts in a 3-2 win over the visiting John Glenn Falcons.
Sullivan struck out the side in the first two innings of the game, allowing only one Falcon to reach base safely by a fielding error. She struck out the side two more times in the game, once in the fourth and again in the seventh inning to seal the win for Plymouth.
Plymouth loses NLC meet at Wawasee
Plymouth lost a 93-39 dual Northern Lakes Conference meet on the road at Wawasee Thursday.
Plymouth went one-two in the 3200 relay as Matt Lee, Diego Ibarra, Austin Rose and Mason Reed combined for an 11:24.59, and Stephen Abair, Kennedy Schnieders, Richie Sutch and Andrew Gerard clocked an 11:47.63.
The Pilgrims scored another win in the 1600 relay where Lee, Michael Hartman Reed and Elliot Eads turned in a time of 3:44.83.
PLYMOUTH â€” Youth Leadership Marshall County students will be holding a car wash/bake sale fundraiser at Oliver Ford in Plymouth Saturday. The students will wash cars for $5 and sell baked goods for $5 each. Pulled pork from Log House Restaurant and Zentis Jam will also be on sale. All proceeds will go toward the Marshall County Humane Society and the Heminger House. The fundraiser is the YLMC's community service project.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth police units were dispatched to Plum and Harrison Streets Wednesday just after 5 p.m. Cory T. Berger, of Merrillville, failed to yield to Carolina Mendez, of Plymouth, who had the right of way traveling east on Harrison Street. Berger hit Mendez, causing Mendez to hit a residence. Two passengers in Mendez's vehicle were injured, and one was transported by medflight to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Berger was given a chemical test at St.