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V. Jean Gilbert

December 8, 2011

V. Jean Gilbert
Sept. 4, 1929 – Dec. 4, 2011
PLYMOUTH — V. Jean Gilbert, 82, a lifetime Plymouth resident, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center — Plymouth Campus of natural causes. Jean has resided on 12th Road for the past 58 years.
Jean was born the daughter of LeRoy and Anna Viola (Cannan) Belt in Plymouth Sept. 4, 1929. She was raised during the Depression by her grandparents; Ed and Jennie Cannan. She attended Inwood School and graduated from there in 1946.

Rosemary Mae Ehret

December 8, 2011

Rosemary Mae Ehret
Nov. 11, 1923-Dec. 5, 2011
BREMEN — Rosemary Mae Ehret, 88, of Bremen, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at her residence. She was born Nov. 11, 1923 in Bremen to Arthur and Buelah (Biehl) Bauer. She married Stanley D. Ehret May 11, 1946 in Bremen. He preceded her in death July 15, 1981.
Rosemary was a homemaker and worked at Ristance Wire. She was a member of the Bremen United Methodist Church and graduated from Bremen High School where she participated in the band.

Death notices 12-6-11

December 8, 2011

John Maurice Schrader Jr.
Dec. 5, 2011
BREMEN — John Maurice Schrader Jr., 80, of Bremen, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at Bremen Health Care Center.
He is survived by his wife, Marsha; two daughters, Michelle Ann (Michael) Hazzard of Granger, Suzanne Marie Schrader of Bremen; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Alice (Jim) Smith of Mishawaka and Barbara (David) Koehler of South Bend.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at the Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen. Burial will follow in the Bremen Cemetery.

Donald Keith Rettinger

December 8, 2011

Donald Keith Rettinger
May 13, 1925-Dec. 5, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Donald Keith Rettinger, 86, of 625 Oakhill Ave., Plymouth, formerly of Bourbon, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at 11:28 a.m. in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home.
Donald was born the son of Joe Herman Rettinger and Cecile Gottschalk Rettinger May 13, 1925 at Bourbon. He was a lifelong resident of the Bourbon area and spent several winters in the Haines City, Fla. area. Don was a graduate of Bourbon High School class of 1943.

Phyllis J. Smith

December 8, 2011

Phyllis J. Smith
Jan. 28, 1929- Dec. 5, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Phyllis J. Smith, 82, of LaPorte, formerly of Plymouth, died in the IU Health LaPorte Hospital Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.
Born in Plymouth Jan. 28, 1929, Phyllis was the daughter of Glenn and Myrtle Dietl Tillman.
She graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1946, and from the International Business College shortly afterward.
She was first married to Robert B. Staner and later to Charles Smith.

Advance tickets go on sale Friday for Tony Stewart Sprints on Dirt race

December 8, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Looking for that special gift for the Tony Stewart fan in your life?
Consider a ticket to see the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion racing at Plymouth Speedway. Just in time to stuff the Christmas stockings, advance tickets are on sale Friday at ETIX.com.
Stewart will take part in the Sprints on Dirt (SOD) race Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the speedway, located at 11631 12th Road, Plymouth. Advance tickets are $20 per adult and $5 for children 6-12. The day of the show, adult tickets are $25 and $8 for children 6-12.
Yes, that’s right — Sprints on Dirt!

Results 9-8

December 8, 2011

Girls basketball
Trojans survive Vikings
Triton outscored Tippecanoe Valley 8-3 in overtime to survive the visiting Lady Vikings 44-39 and remain undefeated.
Taylor Hatfield and Megan Howdeshell each put up 13 points for Triton, and Howdeshell recorded a double-double with a game-high 11 rebounds.
Tippy Valley was led by Staci Groom’s game-high 15 points.
The Vikings fell to 5-2 and the Trojans moved to 7-0 on the season.
Triton will travel to Bremen Friday for a Northern State Conference game at 7:30 p.m.
• TRITON 44, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 39 OT
At Bourbon
Score by quarters

December 7th

State Senator challenges Argos students

December 7, 2011

ARGOS — State Senator Randy Head (R), visited Argos High School Tuesday to discuss new legislation that would exclude the bottom five percent of ISTEP scores when they are used to evaluate students and teachers.
Head said that since the system currently includes the scores of special needs and English as a Second Language (ESL) students, the average score of all students is lowered. By taking away the lowest five percent of scores, Head believes a more accurate portrayal of schools could be obtained.

What to do this weekend in Marshall County

December 7, 2011

THURSDAY
The Maxinkuckee Singers will present a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. at First United Church of Christ in Plymouth. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 574-546-4230.

FRIDAY
The Rentown Country Store plans to join with some local shops and several area businesses to host a Midnight Madness event, of which the stores will be open until midnight, and Rentown Country Stores will offer refreshments, specials and give away $1,500 in Midnight Madness "bucks." 

Don't forget to view the Photo of the Week!

December 7, 2011

Find the weekly photo under "Photo of the Week" in the Entertainment section each Wednesday.

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