October 4th, 2011
BREMEN â€”Â Was there ever any doubt?
Plymouth grabbed its 15th straight sectional crown Saturday, beating host Bremen 4-1 at DeSantis Courts. The championship represented the programâ€™s 22nd overall.
â€śPlymouthâ€™s just a great team and has a great coach,â€ť said Bremen Head Tennis Coach Andrew Rohde. â€śThey just come out to play every single match. Theyâ€™re a great program so thereâ€™s no shame in losing to Plymouth. Weâ€™re not giving up or anything, weâ€™re going to keep fighting. Our guys came out, and they played well, but Plymouthâ€™s just a better team and they got us today.â€ť
NOTRE DAME â€”Â Alex Banfich says she has recovered from the illness and hamstring problems that disrupted her training much of the summer.
Now, if she could just get her stamina back, sheâ€™d be all set.
â€śYeah, I didnâ€™t quite have it today,â€ť said Banfich, a Princeton University senior, following her 13th-place finish at Fridayâ€™s Notre Dame Cross Country Invitational.
Tritonâ€™s Allie Kann won the Marshall County Girls Cross Country championship Thursday with a time of 20:56.
Bremenâ€™s Jacob Box knocked in a game-tying goal in the 79th minute against LaVille Wednesday to clinch the Lions sole possession of the first Northern State Conference soccer championship.
July 16, 1926-Oct. 1, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Ross G. Murphy, 85, Plymouth, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.
Ross was born July 16, 1926, near Bremen, to John C. and Gladys M. (Gray) Murphy. He attended Linkville Elementary School and graduated from LaPaz High School in the class of 1944. Ross entered the United States Navy, in June of 1944, and served in the South Pacific. He was discharged in June of 1946 and discharged from the United Naval Reserves June 10, 1954.
Lawrence Edwin Beam
July 6, 1924-Sept. 30, 2011
ARGOS â€”Â Lawrence Edwin Beam, 87, of 222 N. First St., Argos, died Sept. 30, 2011 at 2:55 p.m. at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth following a brief illness.
He was born July 6, 1924 in Argos to Edwin and Mabel (Hagenbush) Beam. He lived all of his life in the Argos community. Jan. 23, 1944 in Argos he married Evelyn Pomeroy; she survives.
Verlen Eugene Bules
Sept. 29, 2011
ETNA GREEN â€”Â Verlen Eugene Bules, 70, of Etna Green died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 at 11:56 a.m. at home.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; three daughters, Melody Morris of Warsaw, Robin (Rich) Brunk of Warsaw and June Bules of Plymouth; two grandchildren; a sister, Maxine Binkley and a brother, Carl Bules both of Florida.
In honoring his wishes his body is being donated to the Indiana University School of Medicine Anatomical Education Board.
Hal E. Cinninger
Sept. 28, 2011
BREMEN â€”Â Hal E. Cinninger, 78, of Bremen died Sept. 28, 2011.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie L. Cinninger; children, Pamela Cinninger, Karen Richmond, Heidi Slessman and Larry Cinninger; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and sister, Barbara Larson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at Lakeville United Methodist Church, 601 N. Michigan St., Lakeville. Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Palmer Funeral Home, 314 S. Michigan St., Lakeville where a Masonic service will be at 7:30 p.m.
Kay F. Smith
Oct. 4, 1935-Sept. 28, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Kay F. (Morgan) Smith, 75, 12482 Olive Trail, a lifetime Plymouth resident, died in St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka, at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.
Kay was born in Plymouth Oct. 4, 1935, the daughter of Oscar E. and Hazel A. Unger Morgan. She graduated from LaPaz High School with the class of 1953.
Oct. 23, 1954, Kay and Billy J. Smith were married in her sister's Warsaw home.
Elsie Mary Maenhout
Dec. 26, 1926-Sept. 28, 2011
BREMEN â€” Elsie Mary Maenhout, 84, died of natural causes Wednesday evening, Sept. 28, 2011, at her home on 1st Road, in Bremen.
Elsie was born in Mishawaka Dec. 26, 1926. She was the daughter of Constant and Selma Van Den Berghe Vervynckt.
Aug. 23, 1947, Elsie and Remie Cyriel Maenhout were married. They met and began their 55-year marriage at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, South Bend. Remie died Feb. 12, 2002.