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April 4th, 2012

66 + 94 = $1,000: 'Mathletes' win Best Loser contest

April 4, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth High School math teachers Michael Delp and Earl Boyer recently solved an equation they can take great pride in.
The two collectively lost more than 150 pounds in just 10 weeks to win the “Best Loser” competition — and the grand prize of $1,000 — at Fitness Forum.
“It was pretty exciting,” said Boyer. “We didn’t pressure each other, but I think we both put pressure on ourselves to pull our own weight on the team. Each of us wanted to do a good job for the other. I wouldn’t have been able to do this well on my own.”

April 3rd

Stephen D. Slater

April 3, 2012

Stephen D. Slater
June 25, 1948-March 10, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Stephen Douglas Slater, 63, a Mill Pond, Plymouth resident, passed away at his residence of natural causes Saturday, March 10, 2012.
Steve was born the son of Carl and Nellie K. (Burgess) Slater in Plymouth June 25, 1948. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1966.
Steve entered the United States Navy July 25, 1967 and served during the Vietnam War until Sept. 21, 1970.
He was a Harley-Davidson enthusiast and fostered many friends.

Dorothy ‘Dodie’ M. Shafer

April 3, 2012

Dorothy ‘Dodie’ M. Shafer
April 1, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Dorothy “Dodie” Mae (MacInnis) Shafer, 69, of Plymouth, died unexpectedly of natural causes at her home Sunday evening, April 1, 2012.
Dodie was born in Nottingham, England Feb. 25, 1943. At the age of 3, she came to Canada with her mother Dorothy Joan (Stevenson) MacInnis, who under the War Brides Act, married a Canadian Armed Forces soldier, Charles Lester MacInnis. They lived in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, Canada, until 1959 when the family moved to Plymouth.

Carole M. Koontz

April 3, 2012

Carole M. Koontz
Nov. 4, 1934-April 1, 2012
TIPPECANOE — Carole M. Koontz, 77, of Tippecanoe, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:05 a.m. at home in the care of her family. She had been in failing health.
Carole was born Nov. 4, 1934 at home in Bremen to Minna and Dillman Manges. 
She has been a resident of the area all her life. Carole was a 1952 graduate of Bremen High School.

Loren Nifong

April 3, 2012

Loren Nifong
April 13, 1937-March 30, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Loren Nifong, 74, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, March 30, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born at home April 13, 1937, Loren was the son of John Cyrus and Loretta (Harley) Nifong.
Loren graduated from West High School in 1955. He was a 10-year 4-H member and had fond memories of showing the family Holsteins regionally and at the Indiana State Fair.

Funston, Riise appointed new positions

April 3, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth School Board unanimously voted to appoint Daniel Funston to the position of Assistant Superintendent and Michele Riise as the Director of Quality Programs following the end of the current school year.
Funston is currently the principal of Lincoln Junior High and Riise is the principal of Washington Elementary School.
Funston joined the Plymouth Schools after serving for two years as the principal of John Glenn High School and the assistant principal at the same school for two years.

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April 3, 2012

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Humane Society celebrates updated room

April 3, 2012

PLYMOUTH — It’s a whole new world for the five adult cats currently calling the Marshall County Humane Society their home. The organization was recently able to add on to their building, creating a spacious, cheery new space for their feline population. A far cry from the smaller, darker room that used to house the cats, the new area features eight cat “condos” and beautiful skylights to let in the sun’s rays.
“We wanted to improve the quality of life for these cats,” said Humane Society director Nancy Cox. “Now, they have everything they need right here.”

Changes coming for fees

April 3, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Beginning July 1, each person who pays a phone bill in the state of Indiana — whether it’s a landline or a cell phone — will pay 90 cents a month toward 911 dispatch services. The money will be collected by the state, then distributed to individual counties.
“We are guaranteed to receive no less than the average of our last three years’ fees,” said Marshall County auditor Penny Lukenbill in the county commissioners meeting Monday.

MCCF announces Lilly Scholarship recipient is Jordan

April 3, 2012

BREMEN — One Marshall County student has been named recipient of a four-year, full tuition scholarship as the Marshall County Community Foundation 2012 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.
Jack Jordan will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.
Jack is the son of Jack and Hope Jordan of Bremen. He attends Bremen High School. Jack is planning to attend Purdue University and will major in Engineering and minor in Business.

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