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March 30th, 2012

John Harman

March 30, 2012

July 27, 1921-March 26, 2012
PLYMOUTH — March 26, 2012, John W. Harman, 90, of Plymouth, went to be with the Lord. He is survived by his wife, Theresa; their four children, Mark (Coyne) Harman of South Carolina, Mary Swinehart of Fort Wayne, John (Becky) Harman of Fort Wayne, and Tim (Jennifer) Harman of Bremen; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Reah (Montel) Harman, both of Atwood; his granddaughter, Kelsey Swinehart; and three sisters.

17-year-old suffers gunshot wound to the neck

March 30, 2012

CULVER — 17-year-old Andrea Bottomley was injured just past 5 p.m. Thursday when a fire near her residence caused a live round of ammunition to create what appeared to be a gunshot wound in her neck. There was no firearm involved in the incident. Bottomley was conscious and breathing, but feeling numbness. She was treated on the scene and later transported by MedFlight to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. She was discharged later that night.
The Marshall County Sheriff's Department and Plymouth Fire and EMS responded to the 911 call. The incident is still under investigation.

Weekend events

March 30, 2012

• Argos American Legion is hosting a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for ages 5 to 12, and ages 4 and younger eat for free. Each ticket is eligible for a barbecue grill drawing. Tickets will be sold at the door. Carry-outs are available. Please call 574-892-6509 for more information.

Park Dept. egg hunt coming up April 7

March 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Park Department will again host a free Easter egg hunt for area children April 7 beginning at 12:15 p.m. The hunt will take place near the wooden play equipment at Centennial Park, and there will be three different age-appropriate sections where children can look for the eggs.
“We have one area for walking to 4 years old, one area for 5 to 7 years, and one for ages 8 to 11,” said recreation director Scott Michel. “There will be a special prize for each age group.”

Plymouth named in major lawsuit

March 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth is one of about 50 municipalities recently named in a major lawsuit, according to City Attorney Sean Surrisi. Kevin D. Miller was searched by a Plymouth Police Department K9 unit in 2009 following a traffic stop by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. Miller has since claimed that Plymouth’s K9 — and all other dogs trained at Vohne-Liche Kennels in Peru — are unreliable. Miller claims that the dog falsely detected drugs in his vehicle and that the search was traumatizing to himself and his wife. Miller was not arrested or charged.

IHSAA Town Meeting series coming to Plymouth

March 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth-area residents will soon have an opportunity to have their voices heard on the issue of a single-class versus multiple-class high school state basketball tournament.

Results 3-30

March 30, 2012

Girls track
Lady Lions slip to 0-2 with loss to Vikings
Bremen’s girls track team slipped to 0-2 on the season with its second loss in three days, an 84-47 defeat by visiting Fairfield at home Thursday.
The Lady Lions earned wins in four events at the meet as Sara Slabaugh won the 3200, Jenna Pfeiffer won the high jump, Sophie Brown won the pole vault, and Bremen’s 400 relay team of Shannon Miller, Vianca MonteDeoca, Jasmine Schaffer and Paige Weldy took top honors in their race.
At Bremen

March 29th

Science teacher's inventions help students learn in hands-on way

March 29, 2012

BREMEN — When George Cox, of Bremen, was teaching science to junior and senior high school students, he often felt frustrated that he couldn’t find ways to illustrate concepts to his students. To teach Newton’s first and second laws of motion, Cox used to drop an eight pound shot put and a softball out of an upstairs window at Bremen High School. The idea was to prove that the objects would hit the ground at the same time, even though they were different weights.
“I had to stop doing that, because I was creating (marks) in the lawn,” said Cox. “The school custodian made me stop.”

Edgewater closes after 15 years

March 29, 2012

CULVER — Sunday evening, the first restaurant to establish Culver as a great dining destination was darkened.
The Edgewater Grille, at 620 E. Lake Shore Drive, posted the announcement to its Facebook page Friday morning, acknowledging rumors of the impending closing of the popular restaurant — which had been operating without its liquor license for some weeks — were at least partially true.

March 28th

Death notices 3-28-12

March 28, 2012

Marilyn A. Gyerko
March 25, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Marilyn A. “Tito” Gyerko, a longtime resident of Plymouth died Sunday, March 25, 2012 at South Bend Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Peter; a daughter, Karen (Dave) Kinney of Las Vegas, Nev.; a son, Dr. Peter (Nancy) Gyerko of Troutdale, Ore.; three grandchildren; and a sister, Janis (Delfino) Alamo of Las Vegas, Nev.
A memorial service will be held at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1 p.m. with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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