February 16th, 2012
One man is dead after a truck overturned in a water-filled ditch on Beech Road north of U.S. 30 just before 6 a.m. Thursday. The driver of a green pickup truck reportedly drove over the embankment and landed in a drainage ditch upside down.
The victim is a male likely in his 70's but police are still working to ID him and notify his family members before releasing further information.
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Carter Allen Cassel
Feb. 11, 2012
BREMEN â€”Â Carter Allen Cassel was born into the Lordâ€™s hands Feb. 11, 2012 at Indiana University Goshen Hospital.
He is survived by his parents, Ryman Cassel and Brittany Conway; paternal grandparents, David and Rhonda Cassel of Bremen; maternal grandparents, Christina and William Dunmire of Nappanee and Don and Janie Conway of Auburn; great-grandparents, Lonnie Gibson of Elkhart, Olon and Pam Anson of Bremen and Harold Ryman of Nappanee.
Virginia Lechlitner Voreis
July 11, 1919-Feb. 11, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Virginia Lechlitner Voreis, 92, of 14955 12th Road, Plymouth, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at 11:45 p.m., at Millerâ€™sÂ Merry Manor, in Plymouth.
Virginia was born July 11, 1919, in Plymouth, to Fredrick and Ida (Snyder) John. Virginia was crowned â€śMiss Plymouthâ€ť in 1939. She and Ralph Lechlitner were united in marriage Dec. 31, 1939. Ralph passed away March 11, 1987. They were married for 47 years.
Anna Belle (Smith) Richard
July 14, 1927 - Feb. 14, 2012
PIERCETON â€” Anna Belle (Smith) Richard of 206 W. Tulip St., Pierceton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 at 6:40 p.m. at the age of 84.
She was born July 14, 1927 in Lakeville to William Smith and Pearl (Sousley) Smith. Feb. 9, 1945 in Lakeville, she was married to Dale Richard, who preceded her in death April 20, 2000.
Sept. 15, 1930 â€“ Feb. 14, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Kennedy Robinson, 81, lived in Osceola, all of his life, until moving to Plymouthâ€™s Riverwalk Retirement Homes in October of 2010. He died of natural causes at 9:30 a.m. at the Hospice House in South Bend Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.
Kennedy was born Sept. 15, 1930 in Mishawaka. He was the son of Arthur Harry Robinson and Marjorie Louise (Kennedy) Robinson.
He graduated from Mishawaka High School with the class of 1949.
PLYMOUTH â€” On Sunday, Feb. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m., an open house at the new Community Resource Center at Adams and First Streets in Plymouth planned for the community.
This new building will house many social service agencies in a convenient location. Members of the T-Squared Committee are asking the community to come view its progress as the structure is nearing completion. Tours will be available and everyone interested in seeing the building is welcome.
BOURBON â€”Â Water/wastewater department head Mike Shoda came before the Bourbon Town Council Tuesday with the idea to stop adding fluoride to the townâ€™s public water supply. According to Shoda, fluoride in water may not be actually necessary and taking it out could save the town about $2,000 per year. Shoda also mentioned that he had spoken with the water department head in Walkerton â€” a town which has already ceased the addition of fluoride to their water â€” about the issue.
â€śThereâ€™s no law that says we need fluoride in the water,â€ť said Shoda.
WARSAW â€” Culver Academies head coach Major Tom Duckett is mum about making any predictions about a sectional championship.
Two weeks ago his girls swim team surprised him with the programâ€™s first-ever team championship, and thatâ€™s just what the boys are hoping to do as they enter tonightâ€™s Warsaw Sectional prelims on the heels of an undefeated dual meet season.
Plymouth joins the 13-team Warsaw field tonight at 5:30 p.m. with the finals and consols set for the top eight and 16, respectively, Saturday morning, while Bremen enters the 10-team South Bend Riley Sectional field.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Last year, Abraham Hallâ€™s fourth-place finish at semistate earned him a tough draw heading into the state wrestling finals, and he missed the cut from Fridayâ€™s opening round to the second day of the tourney Saturday.
The Bremen seniorâ€™s heavyweight championship at Merrillville last Saturday gave him a more favorable draw this time around, and heâ€™s hoping to capitalize with a top finish as the 74th Annual IHSAA Individual State Wrestling Finals get underway Friday at 6 p.m. with the quarterfinals set to begin Saturday at 9:30 at Conseco Fieldhouse.