January 6th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” The first baby to be born this year at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth was Peyton Burdick, who was born at 10:21 a.m. New Yearâ€™s Day.
She weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces. Her parents, Christine and Jeff Burdick of Walkerton, said that Peyton was originally due on Christmas Eve.
At the time, they didnâ€™t put much thought into Peyton being the first baby of the new year.
John F. Botset
Jan. 4, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” John F. Botset, 72, Plymouth, died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra L. Dixon; daughter: Dawna (Blane) Embree of Plymouth; two sons: John W. (Sue) Botset of Rochester and Todd A. (Carrie) Botset of Walkerton, eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
Arthur R. Haug Jr.
Oct. 5, 1937-Jan. 2, 2012
GILMAN, Ill. â€”Â Arthur R. Haug Jr., 74, of Gilman, Ill., formerly of Plymouth, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 in Watseka, Ill. Mr. Haug was born in Chicago Oct. 5, 1937 to Arthur and Florence (Goze) Haug. At an early age, his family moved to Plymouth from Chicago. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving four years. He married Betty Miller Oct. 12, 1958 in Donaldson and together they raised two children.
Lynda Lee (Snyder) Bennett
Aug. 4, 1960-Jan. 1, 2012
ARGOS â€”Â Lynda Lee (Snyder) Bennett, 51, of 17607 Kenilworth Road, Argos, died Jan. 1, 2012 at 5:58 p.m. at Indiana University Health â€” Goshen Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 4, 1960 in Plymouth to Marvin L. and Nyla J. (Irwin) Snyder. She has lived in the Argos community all of her life.
Aug. 5, 2000 in Plymouth, she married LeeRoy C. Bennett.
She was a homemaker and Grandma. She attended the Argos United Methodist Church, Argos, and was a graduate of Argos High School class of 1979.
Helen A. Gillis
Jan. 3, 2012
LAKEVILLE â€”Â Helen A. Gillis, 95, of Lakeville died Jan. 3, 2012.
She is survived by five grandchildren; sons-in-law, Dale Beeman and William Newcomb; and foster son, Dale Craft.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 in the Pine Creek Church of the Brethren, 25075 Stanton Road, North Liberty. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the church and one hour prior Saturday.
Palmer Funeral Home-Lakeville is handling the arrangements.
Gary Lynn Frenger
Dec. 31, 2011
WALKERTON â€” With little more than three weeks remaining until state tournament time, John Glenn head coach Tim White believes his wrestlers are â€śstarting to put things together.â€ť
On Thursday, they put together a total of nine pinfall victories to hand visiting North Judson-San Pierre a dominant 64-15 loss at home at The Aerie.
Big 4th earns Bremen 4th straight
Bremen put up an eye-popping 23 points in the fourth quarter to break a 24-all tie and beat Bethany Christian 47-38 on the road Thursday.
Kailee Feldman put up a game-high 17 points, while fellow senior Jenna Pfeiffer finished with 15 in the Lady Lions win, their fourth straight.
Bethany was led by 13 and 11 points, respectively from Hanna Hochstetler and Gina Gautsche.
Bremen moves to an even 6-6 on the season and will return to Northern State Conference play as the Lions host LaVille Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was difficult to find a dry eye in the packed gymnasium of the Plymouth National Guard Armory Wednesday afternoon, as local soldiers from Plymouth and New Albany prepared for their departure to Afghanistan.
The men and women stood with their loved ones, unified by a common goal but not quite willing to leave their familiesâ€™ sides just yet.
It was a â€śbittersweet momentâ€ť as State Representative Nancy Dembowski said, addressing the crowd gathered. She bowed out of a mandatory meeting of the Indiana House of Representatives to be at the ceremony in Plymouth Wednesday.
While many have enjoyed this unseasonably warm -- and relatively snowless -- winter, some area groups will be forgiven if their fingers are crossed for temperatures to drop throughout the month of January.
That's because Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee will play host to a national-scale ice fishing tournament the weekend of Jan. 27 through 29, expected to bring more than 100 teams, and plenty of winter fun for those not interested in ice fishing as well, including a kids' snowman building contest and ice skating camp.
HAMLET â€” With senior Katie Schwenk out of the lineup at church camp, Oregon-Davis junior reserve Lincy Jones turned a corner filling her shoes at the Hanover Central Tournament last week.
And while the Lady Bobcats may have fallen short at that tourneyâ€™s championship, Schwenkâ€™s absence at Hanover Central may have paid dividends for OD against its Sectional 51 rivals Wednesday.