March 21st, 2012
James A. Baker
April 15, 1952 â€“ March 17, 2012
CULVER â€”Â James A. Baker, 59, of Culver passed away at 11:26 p.m. March 17, 2012 at the Catherine Kasper Life Center in Donaldson.
James was born to Charles and Beatrice (Adams) Baker April 15, 1952 in Plymouth. He was a 1970 graduate of Culver High School. After graduation he joined the National Guard. He loved to travel anywhere but especially enjoyed trips to Las Vegas and Hawaii. Family trips were his favorite.
Travis Jon Childress
Dec. 6, 1988 â€“ March 16, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Travis Jon Childress, 23, a Plymouth resident, formerly of Michigan City, passed away at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2012, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
The son of Randal Childress and Judith Miller Yates. Travis was born Dec. 6, 1988 in Michigan City. He had attended LaVille High School.
A construction worker, Travis liked to hunt, draw and play guitar.
Mildred Tyler Bell
Feb. 11, 1920-March 16, 2012
March 18, 2012
BOURBON â€”Â Helen Virginia Leeper, 78, of Bourbon died March 18, 2012 surrounded by her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Janet (Edwin) Clark of Billings, Mont., Sharon (Gary) Eads of Bourbon; three sons, Deane R. (Sherrie) Leeper of Bourbon, Gene (Phyllis) Leeper of Bremen, David (Kay) Leeper of Plymouth, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Lula Polson, Laverne Fisher Wauneta Denney and a brother Carl Leeper.
The Marshall County Emergency Management Agency wishes to remind citizens that a state wide tornado drill will be conducted today. The warning sirens in several areas may be activated as part of the drill. Two drills will be conducted, one at approximately 10:15 am and the second at approximately 7:35 pm.
The purpose of the event is to make sure that warning systems are functioning properly, and to give families, schools, businesses and other organizations an opportunity to test their emergency plans.
For more information, contact EMA director Clyde Avery, 574-936-3740.
PLYMOUTH â€” When area residents hear Earthworks, they immediately think of a variety of healthy, wholesome breads and other baked products.
However, according to Sister Sue Rogers who oversees much of the Earthworks activities, one of their basic purposes is education.
PLYMOUTH â€” If the best kind of learning is hands-on, Plymouth senior Allen Collins has learned quite a bit this year. Since the beginning of the school year, Collins and several other students in the Microsoft Certification class at Plymouth High School have been refurbishing second-hand computers with the intent to resell them and use the money to benefit students in need.
PLYMOUTH â€” Laurie Johnson, of DLZ Engineering, presented Marshall County commissioners with two awards Monday for the work done on Pioneer Road. The first was a state finalist award from the American Council for Engineering Committee (ACEC), which Johnson explained is awarded annually. The second was an Indiana Partnership of Transportation Quality (IPTQ) award for rural road projects. The awards were given to DLZ Engineering, Rieth-Riley, and Marshall County.
The Oregon-Davis girls basketball team breaks from a timeout during the team's Sectional 51 opener with Culver Community at The Den Feb. 8. The Lady Cats unseated the Cavaliers â€” who had ended a string of four straight sectional championships by OD the previous year â€” on their way to the title on their home floor.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Two Plymouth High School boys basketball players and one Bremen player were named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Associationâ€™s annual Academic All-State Honorable Mention list.
Plymouth seniors Ryan McNeil and John Ruff and Bremen senior Mitch Huppert were all given the IBCA distinction Monday, while North Judsonâ€™s John Eckert was named to the first team list.
In all, 57 seniors across the state were chosen for first team Academic All-State honors, while an additional 146 boys and 148 girls were selected for the honorable mention distinction.