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April 24th, 2012

Pilgrims clinch narrow win vs Goshen

April 24, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Jacob Seagraves picked a good time to break out of a hitting slump.
With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning the Plymouth senior came through with a walk-off single to right-center, scoring Chase Peters from first base to give the Pilgrims the 5-4 victory over the visiting Goshen Redskins.

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April 24, 2012

Herbster powers LaVille past Triton
LaVille jumped out to a 4-0 lead then rallied back from a 6-4 deficit with three runs in the fifth and sixth innings in a 10-7 defeat of visiting Triton Monday.
Quentin Herbster went 4-for-4 with two RBI and scored three runs, and Justin Baker and Trenton Priser both doubled for LaVille, which moved to 2-2 in the Northern State Conference and 5-6 overall.
Zak Shively took the loss on the mound relieving Bryson Mosier in the fifth of the error-filled contest, which featured a combined 10 miscues by both teams.

April 23rd

Culver Garden Court hosts ribbon cutting, open house

April 23, 2012

Culver's Garden Court senior living facility held its much-anticipated open house and ribbon cutting last Tuesday, the culmination of some 15 years of searching for land, said Dr. Ronald Liechty, Garden Court board president, and over two years of work to prepare and build the facility.

A number of people gathered at the 801 S. Main Street Garden Court, where rooms were available for tours and refreshments offered.

Check out the Photo of the Week

April 23, 2012

A new Photo of the Week and Pet of the Week are uploaded to our website each week. To see them, go to the Entertainment tab and click on Photo of the Week. Don't forget, you can share your own photos! Click "Submit photo."
Note: all photos must be approved by Pilot News before being posted to the site.

Western Ave. closed this week

April 23, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Pending the Board of Public Works and Safety approval of the Delmonte request to work in the right of way today, Western Avenue, Plymouth will be closed Tuesday April 24 through Sunday, April 29. The closure is needed to repair the two Western Avenue railroad crossings just north of North Street. The industrial park will be serviced by traveling on Western Avenue north of the closure area. Delmonte will be the only company serviced by traveling on Western Avenue south of the closure area. Updates will be provided if there are any changes in the work schedule.

Ten years after closing, Pinder’s still one of Culver’s most beloved eateries

April 23, 2012

It seem hard to believe, but it's been 10 years (or will be, this fall) since Ed and Lora Pinder and family closed the doors for the last time on one of the most beloved local eateries in most residents' memories. Ed told the Citizen at the time it had "even older men my age" crying. "There were lots of tears," he said.

Death notices 4-23-12

April 23, 2012

Phillip N. Nafziger
April 18, 2012 
ROCHESTER — Phillip Noel Nafziger, 67, of Rochester died at 3:01 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Woodlawn Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Roxanne; a son, Roger Nafziger of Prosper, Texas; and a brother, Roger (Nancy) Nafziger of Tombal, Texas.
Services will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Alejandra’s, 2077 Main St., Rochester. Memorials in lieu of flowers be made to Shop with a Cop. The Good Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be left at

Robert C. Tobey

Harold ‘Curly’ Dean Stevens

April 23, 2012

Harold ‘Curly’ Dean Stevens
Oct. 2, 1938-April 20, 2012
ARGOS — Harold “Curly” Dean Stevens, 73, of Argos died April 20, 2012 at 8:26 a.m. at his residence following a sudden illness.
He was born Oct. 2, 1938 in Red Wine, Ky. to Sanford and Elizabeth (Hill) Stevens. He lived in the Argos community since 1955. Dec. 9, 1960 in Rochester he married Verna Lou Bear.

Jeffrey C. Whitmer

April 23, 2012

Jeffrey C. Whitmer
April 20, 2012
TYNER — Jeff C. Whitmer, 49, residing in Tyner, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012 at the Elkhart General Hospital after a short illness. Jeff was born Sept. 4, 1962 in South Bend and has been a lifelong area resident. He was self-employed specializing in the drywall business.

Death notices 4-21-12

April 23, 2012

John P. Antich
April 19, 2012
GROVERTOWN — John P. Antich, 83, died Thursday, April 19, 2012 in his home. 
He is survived by his wife, Mary; three daughters, Carol Bracich of Hamlet, Pat Nieubuurt of Milford and Chris Palmer of Walkerton; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation. Private services will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the family. To leave online condolences, go to

Lauraine Louise Aanerud
April 19, 2012 

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