April 3rd, 2012
Stephen D. Slater
June 25, 1948-March 10, 2012
PLYMOUTH â 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 âDodieâ M. Shafer
April 1, 2012
PLYMOUTH â Dorothy âDodieâ 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 livedÂ in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, Canada,Â until 1959 when the family moved to Plymouth.
Carole M. Koontz
Nov. 4, 1934-April 1, 2012
TIPPECANOE âÂ 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.Â
She has been a resident of the area all her life. Carole was a 1952 graduate of Bremen High School.
April 13, 1937-March 30, 2012
PLYMOUTH âÂ 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.
PLYMOUTH âÂ 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.
Don't forget to check out this week's video: go to the video feeds section at the bottom of our homepage!
PLYMOUTH â Itâs 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 âcondosâ and beautiful skylights to let in the sunâs rays.
âWe wanted to improve the quality of life for these cats,â said Humane Society director Nancy Cox. âNow, they have everything they need right here.â
PLYMOUTH âÂ Beginning July 1, each person who pays a phone bill in the state of Indiana â whether itâs a landline or a cell phone â will pay 90 cents a month toward 911 dispatch services. The money will be collected by the state, then distributed to individual counties.
âWe are guaranteed to receive no less than the average of our last three yearsâ fees,â said Marshall County auditor Penny Lukenbill in the county commissioners meeting Monday.
BREMEN â 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.
As the softball season gets in full swing, Bremen will feature some new blood at head coach.