January 4th, 2011
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ It was just a little less than a year ago that Cheryl Smith was named one of Marshall County‚Äôs Biggest Losers in a weight loss competition. And now this Culver grandma feels like the county‚Äôs biggest winner, as the first baby to arrive in 2011 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth is happy, healthy and just wonderful, according to her mother Amy Malek, Smith‚Äôs daughter.
Abagail Rose Freese was born Jan. 2 at 9:15 a.m., weighing in at 6 lbs.,1 oz. and measuring 19 inches long.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ It was a day to organize for the coming year for the Marshall County Commissioners as well as welcome new Commissioner Greg Compton.
Compton will take over the seat previously held by Tom Chamberlin, who left to assume his duties as Sheriff of Marshall County. He will also assume several of Chamberlin‚Äôs duties on various boards as the Commissioners representative.
June 30, 1935 ‚ÄĒ¬†Jan. 1, 2011
ARGOS ‚ÄĒ¬†Elizabeth (Morris) Bailey, 75, of State Road 10, Argos, died Jan. 1, 2011 at 1:01 a.m. at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. She had been in declining health for several years.
She was born June 30, 1935 in Morgan County, Ky., to Cletus and Alta (Sargent) Morris and lived in the Argos community since 1984.
She married David F. Wallace Sr. they were divorced later. She then married Clifford Bailey in Winchester, Ky. in 1984. They both preceded her in death.
March 5, 1952 ‚ÄĒ¬†Jan. 2, 2011
WALKERTON ‚Äď Bonnie Jean Arnett, 58, of Thorn Road, Walkerton, went to be with her Lord at 9:39 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 in her residence after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Florida March 5, 1952 to Curtis and Bonnie Ropp Kindig. Bonnie worked as a laborer for eight years at A.M. General.
She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, and had a beautiful garden pond.¬†Bonnie‚Äôs biggest joy in life was her family and spending as much time with them as possible.¬†
Bonnie was a member of the Plymouth Wesleyan Church and the Local UAW.
INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ Just two weeks into his 2008 college season, Eric Quintana‚Äôs football career was dealt a major setback. But in mid- December, the Plymouth native and University of Indianapolis offensive lineman was given news that helped revive some old dreams.
Quintana was invited to play in the 2011 Cactus Bowl Friday at Texas A&M-Kingsville‚Äôs Javelina Stadium, an NCAA Division II all-star football game where he‚Äôll get to showcase his skills in front of a national TV audience and scouts from around the NFL one last time.
Garrett Weil of LaPaz, a student at LaVille Elementary School, finished fifth in the feature event of Senior Honda Quarter Midgets at the Ft. Wayne Rumble over the New Year holiday. Weil is the son of Brian and Annette Weil.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ While Marshall County government faces challenges in the coming year, local officials feel confident of the county‚Äôs abilities to meet them. The economy remains the topic on everybody‚Äôs mind and the effect of decreasing tax revenue on county services.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Marshall County Circuit Court Judge Curt Palmer gave the oath of office to nearly two dozen newly elected officials late Friday morning.
Those in attendance were elected to office in the November General Election.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ At least two ‚Äúvery high quality‚ÄĚ counterfeit $100s were passed at Plymouth businesses last week.
Plymouth Police say the fakes were printed on $5 bills which had been altered through ‚Äúbleaching‚ÄĚ them.
Bonnie Jean Arnett
Jan. 2, 2011
WALKERTON ‚ÄĒ Bonnie Jean Arnett, 58, of Walkerton, died Jan. 2, 2011 at her residence.
Arrangements are pending with Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Elizabeth (Morris) Bailey
Jan. 1, 2011
ARGOS ‚ÄĒ¬†Elizabeth (Morris) Bailey, 75, of Argos, died at 1:01 a.m. Jan. 1, 2011 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.