August 18th, 2011
Aug. 14, 2011
PLYMOUTH âÂ Brian Kersey, 46, 13332 5C Road, Plymouth, died in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011.
He is survived by his father, Dale Kersey Jr. of Plymouth; sons, Brett Kersey of Plymouth, Jared Fawley of Kewanna; daughter, Kateline Kersey of Logansport; brother, Steve Kersey of Culver; and sister, Amy Cole of Plymouth.
Funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 from 2 to 10 p.m. for friends and family at his home, 13332 5C Road.
PLYMOUTH â Dennis Olp has overcome many obstacles in his life; beginning with one that changed his life forever in 1983. Heading back to Ft. Bragg as a member of the United States Army, Olp was in a motorcycle crash. Two days later, he was paralyzed during surgery.
He has made it one of his life goals to help coach and educate â not only on the softball field where he currently is coach for the Plymouth Stealth girls fast-pitch team, but also to others he comes in contact with: Parents, fellow coaches, umpires and more.
HAMLET â As students file into Oregon-Davis schools to start the new year they will see a new face in the gym as a teacher and head basketball coach, but heâs hardly a strange face to the area.
Man crushed by car at salvage yard
PLYMOUTH â The Marshall County Coronerâs Office investigated a fatal accident this afternoon at an auto salvage yard in Plymouth.
Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger said 46-year-old Brian K. Lehiy, of Plymouth, died at 2:34 p.m. when a car he was working underneath fell and crushed him.
He was an employee of Hundtâs Auto Salvage on 5C Road in Plymouth.
Cleavenger says the incident remains under investigation and an autopsy will be preformed Thursday.
By the time most readers hold this, the August 18 edition of this newspaper in their hands, most all of Culver Communityâs middle and high school students will have held their brand new iPad personal digital devices in their hands, something about which school officials held a series of meetings about with parents and students the previous week.
April 24, 1916-Aug. 14, 2011
PLYMOUTH âÂ Alvina W. Heet, 95, of 1019 N. Walnut St., Plymouth, passed away at 11:25 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Bruce E. OâDell
Aug. 14, 2011
WALKERTON âÂ Bruce Edward OâDell, 56, of Walkerton died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 in Millerâs Merry Manor, Walkerton.
Survivors include two brothers, Ronald (Katherine) OâDell of North Liberty and Larry (Pam) OâDell of Lexington, N.C.Â
There will be no services or visitation. Cremation will take place. Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel is handling arrangements. To leave online condolences go to rannellsfuneralhome.com.
Aug. 14, 2011
PLYMOUTH âÂ Alvina Heet, 95, of Plymouth died Aug. 14, 2011 at 11:25 a.m. at her home.
The strange but fascinating history of the area âfrozen water tradeâ will be told in word and pictures when the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver presents a program on the history of Culver and Lake Maxinkuckeeâs ice houses. The program, presented by Jeff Kenney of the Society, will take place Saturday, August 27, at 10 a.m. at the depot-train station adjacent to Culverâs town park on Lake Shore Drive.
LAPAZ â Loyal Habitat for Humanity volunteers spent several hours Saturday salvaging anything usable from a house that is slated for demolition.
The houses located at 11942 and 12010 1B Road in LaPaz are just two of the properties being cleared for the U.S. 31 project realigning U.S. 30 in Plymouth to the U.S. 20 bypass in South Bend.
Construction is underway and will probably continue through 2014. This project is a part of the larger Major Moves initiative to upgrade the route to freeway standards from Indianapolis to South Bend.
PLYMOUTH âÂ For more than a year, Jack Isom Construction, based in Reynolds, has been working rebuilding the 13th Road bridge over the Yellow River.
The original completion date of July 13 was extended three times by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), landing on a final date of August 9. Since the work is still not done, Isom Construction is currently being charged $5,000 in liquidated damages daily.