August 25th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” After working furiously up to the last minute before the deadline to complete a proposal for a Main Street grant that could have possibly meant renovations to the old fire house in Plymouth, it was learned that proposals could not be accepted by email. The submission directions, which apparently were not included in the proposal packet, stated that only hard copies would be honored.
Aug. 24, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Katie Pike, 89, of 328 Conger St., Plymouth, died of natural causes at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at the home of her daughter after a lengthy illness.
Surviving are daughters, Shirley Conley of Elkhart, Delores Dipert and Sharon Standley, both of Plymouth; sons, James Pike of Plymouth and Rolland Pike of Elkhart; 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
Visitation is Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the House of Prayer, 12450 Plymouth-Goshen Trail, Plymouth, IN 46563.
Mary Alice Cummings Gehrke
July 5, 1921-Aug. 22, 2011
LaPORTE â€”Â Mary Alice Cummings Gehrke, age 90, of LaPorte, passed away at 2:20 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, atÂ Millerâ€™s Merry Manor in Plymouth.
Christie L. Peterson, DVM
June 1, 1967 â€“ Aug. 20, 2011
BREMEN â€”Â Dr. Christie L. Peterson, 44, of Bremen, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20 while visiting Manistee County, Mich. Chris resided at Lake of the Woods where she enjoyed many activities.
She was the youngest of seven children born to Dr. Ronald L. and Virginia A. (Pierce) Peterson. Christie Lynn was a spirited girl born June 1, 1967 in the Plymouth Parkview Hospital.
PLYMOUTH â€” Following last weekâ€™s historic loss to Bremen, the Rockies are taking some history lessons this week.
The defending Class 2A Sectional 26-champion Lions handed Class 4A Plymouth a 21-8 defeat in last Fridayâ€™s opener, the first such win for the Lions since 1988, and the experience left a sour taste in the Rockiesâ€™ mouths. The team is stressing tradition this Friday as it plays host to another longstanding nonconference rival in Rochester, and the stakes are a fourth-straight Hickory Stick traveling trophy.
WALKERTON â€” A volleyball teamâ€™s first, and sometimes best, weapon is its serve.
That was certainly the case for John Glenn Wednesday as the Lady Falcons handed visiting South Bend Clay a 25-20, 25-10, 22-25, 25-8 defeat.
Led by Anna Schmalzriedâ€™s six aces and Stephanie Radandtâ€™s four, Glenn recorded 65-of-78 serving efficiency in the win.
â€śWeâ€™re not very tall, so we have to serve tough and play good defense,â€ť said Glenn head volleyball coach Merly Meares.
Bremen beats Triton at 3-way
Bremen beat both Northern State Conference foe Triton and Tippecanoe Valley with a 210, while Triton split the three-way meet with a 225 at Mill Creek Golf Course Wednesday.
Bremenâ€™s Kaylin Worthington earned low medalist honors with a 50, while teammates Laura Davis and Kailyn Weiss shot 52 and 53, respectively, and Lindsey Allen completed the Lady Lionsâ€™ team score with a 55.
Triton was led by Sydney Gochenourâ€™s 51 and Hannah Jenningsâ€™ 53, while Katlyn Watson shot a 59, and both Malanie Clemens and Sabrina Kaufman shot 62s at the meet.
PLYMOUTH â€” â€śIn all the years Iâ€™ve been looking at budgets these are the best Iâ€™ve ever seen.â€ť
Most of the Marshall County Council could echo the sentiments expressed by President of the Council Matt Hassel as it concluded the second day of budget hearings for the coming year. The reason for the feeling was simple.
â€śThese were serious, bare bones budgets,â€ť said Hassel. â€śI think it proves that all our department heads are aware of the kind of economy we still face and are willing to work with us to get done what we have to get done.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Itâ€™s unclear what started the â€śgas warâ€ť among several Plymouth gasoline stations Tuesday; but local motorists wasted no time in getting to the pumps.
The Murphy station just off of U.S. 30 apparently was the first to drop its price to $3.19 a gallon. As the word spread, others stations starting matching that price and eventually going lower.
PLYMOUTH â€” Alex Orellana scored a hat trick, and Daniel Smith struck twice for Plymouth in a home win over visiting Whitko Tuesday.
Smith got the Rockies rolling with a goal on an Evan Glaub assist in the first minute, and Orellana scored in the second minute to put Plymouth up early. Orellana struck again in the 13th and 23rd minutes, while Smith scored his second goal in the 26th minute as a total of five different Plymouth players found the net in the win.