Wilma F. (Grass, Grosvenor) Barkman
March 12, 1916-Dec. 16. 2011
AKRON â€”Â Wilma was born March 12, 1916 in Fulton County to William H. and Nellie Myers Grass. She married Harvey Grosvenor June 29, 1940 in Warsaw; he passed away Dec. 17, 1964. She then married Kenneth Barkman Sept. 24, 1977 in Rochester; he passed away Sept. 17, 2002.
Surviving are two nieces: Carol Haas, LaPaz and Candance Yeager, Zionsville. Along with her husbands she was preceded in death by one brother: Lloyd Grass.
LAKEVILLE â€” Once again, a steady stream of children filed past toy-covered tables during the Lakeville Lions-LaPaz Lions Toys for Tots distribution day.
Unlike the last several years, though, those youngsters, their parents, and volunteers from both Lions Clubs enjoyed plenty of room to maneuver, thanks to a new location â€“ Newton Center in Lakeville.
After eight years at the Union-North Ambulance Service building the ever-expanding campaign charged into its new home Saturday to rave reviews.
PLYMOUTH â€” Game day started a little early for Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims.
Meeting Whitko on the floor at PHS Wednesday evening, Coach Ryan Balesâ€™ team met some real VIPs earlier in the day. The team â€śadoptedâ€ť several families in Plymouth to help brighten their Christmas holiday with gifts and food.
Culverâ€™s Jim DeWitt hadnâ€™t seen Pearl Harbor in 70 years, but over the week of Dec. 7, he and a number of others present on that fateful day, were given a heroâ€™s welcome at the area many -- like DeWitt -- last saw when the wounds of the victims of Japanese bombers were still fresh, families of the dead still in shock.
Two town council members last week added their comments to existing voices concerning the controversy over accusations made leading up to last monthâ€™s hotly-contested Culver town clerk race.
During the Dec. 13 regular meeting, Council member Lynn Overmyer defended outgoing clerk Casey Howard, who was defeated by Karen Heim, describing the â€śmess of paperworkâ€ť and â€śdisarrayâ€ť Howard was faced with when she first took over the clerkâ€™s position, noting Howard straightened out the situation â€śprofessionally and promptly.â€ť
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PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Redevelopment Commission voted in favor of accepting a final master plan for the proposed downtown park Wednesday. Presenting the concept drawing to the members was Michael Reese of the Troyer Group.
Reese said Concept I out of a number of different drawings that seemed to be the one most people who had attended public meetings, stakeholder meetings and also the Park Board favored.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Pilgrims defended their brand-new Class 3A No. 8 ranking in convincing fashion against Whitko Wednesday.
Fresh from earning its first slot in the AP polls in three seasons, Plymouth used team basketball and a 24-9 second quarter to coast to a comfortable 69-44 win over the visiting Wildcats at The Rock. The Pilgrims finished with 18 assists compared to just two by Whitko, and four players scored in double figures to help Plymouth stay unbeaten while handing the Wildcats their third straight loss.
Glenn wins third straight
Three Falcons scored in double digits, and John Glenn won its third straight with a 72-42 defeat of host Argos Wednesday.
Josh Anderson put up a game-high 19 to pace Glenn, while Tyler Prentkowski scored 17, and Austen Hayes put up 12 in the win, which brought the Falcons to an even 4-4 on the season.
Argos was led by Cain Thornâ€™s 17 in the loss, which drops the team to 1-5.
Glenn will face Triton at home Jan. 7 after the holiday layover, while Argos hosts the four-team Winter Classic beginning with a game versus West Central Dec. 27.
Plymouth Church of the Heartland, 705 E. Jefferson St., will hold its Christmas service at 6:30 p.m. The title of the service is "A Not So Silent Night â€” finding the Prince of Peace in the midst of your chaos." The service will feature christmas hymns, a children's concert, live drama, relevant teaching, fellowship and finger foods. For more information, visit www.churchoftheheartland.com.