November 30th, 2011
Wilma Jean Watson
March 6, 1925-Nov. 19, 2011
BOURBON â€”Â Wilma Jean Watson, 86, of 5845 14th Road, Bourbon, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at 11:21 p.m., at her home.
Chester Elmer Walter
Jan. 13, 1928 - Nov. 21, 2011
BREMEN â€” Chester Elmer Walter, 83, died of natural causes at 6:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 in the Bremen Health Care, where he has made his home for the past four years.
The son of George E. and Dora E. (Sheneman) Walter, Chester was born Jan. 13, 1928 in South Bend. Known to many as Chet, he was a 1946 graduate of Lakeville High School.
June 24, 1949, Chet married Edith Irene Smith at the Holland Family home in Teegarden. The couple had met at a youth activity at the County-Line Brethren Church.
Richard A. Cooper Sr.
Jan. 15, 1949-Nov. 20, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Richard A. Cooper Sr., 62, affectionately known as Rick or Coop, a lifetime area resident, died at 3:39 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
The son of Nelson Sr. and Ernestine Hauser Cooper, Rick was born Jan. 15, 1949, in South Bend.
A 1967 graduate of Plymouth High School, Rick was in the U.S. Navy from September, 1967 to April, 1971, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion and former member of the VFW.
LAKEVILLE â€” The Union-North School Corporation announced an outbreak of chicken pox at LaVille Elementary last Monday. The school took quick action, reporting the cases to the county health department and holding vaccination clinics Tuesday and Wednesday at the school. Health department nurse Susan Lechlitner said that about 150 students were vaccinated.
â€śParents were frustrated but everyone worked through it,â€ť said LaVille Elementary School nurse Lisa Aschenbrenner. â€śThey know we are here to keep the kids safe and healthy.â€ť
BOURBON â€” Itâ€™s been four months since a tragic go-kart accident took the life of 6-year-old Kyle Pugh. Recently, community members showed their support for Pughâ€™s family during a unique turn of eventsâ€”a fundraiser initially intended to raise just a few hundred dollars instead brought in more than $1,000.
â€śKyle was an awesome guy,â€ť said Triton Elementary School principal Jeremy Riffle. â€śItâ€™s a small town and everybody comes together. Friends of the family knew it was for a good cause.â€ť
Children enjoy new play equipment at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bremen. The old playground was burned last Mother's Day, May 8 and could not be salvaged.
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BOURBON â€” After four straight losses to Triton, Plymouth wanted to make a statement early in new head coach Ryan Balesâ€™ first game at the helm.
The Pilgrims used swarming fullcourt pressure to hold their Marshall County rivals to 2 of 15 from the field in the first half en route to a 27-17 lead at the intermission, then withstood a late rally early in the second half by the Trojans for a 60-43 season-opening victory on the road at the Trojan Trench Tuesday.
LaVille loses at Marian
LaVille watched a slim three-point halftime edge disappear with a 43-23 second half by host Mishawaka Marian, and the Lancers took their first loss of the season to the Knights on the road Tuesday, 73-56.
Andrew Hostetler led LaVille (1-1) in scoring, knocking down 6 of 13 3-point attempts for 18 points, while Nick Amor finished with 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Jordyn Williams tallied 10 points as the third and final LaVille player in double figures in the loss.
The Fulton County court has given some insight into the events of last Tuesday, Nov. 22, when police say murder suspects Roy Bell, William Scroggs, and Jason Miller robbed and killed 81 year old Wilma Upsall in her home near Leiters Ford. The event led to a tense manhunt Wednesday night through Friday afternoon in the Culver and Monterey area, during which all three were eventually captured and transported to the Fulton County jail in Rochester.
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