April 25th, 2011
I. Jay Read
March 23, 1932 â€” April 20, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Lifetime Plymouth resident and businessman, Ivan Jay Read, 79, passed away after a lifelong battle with chronic pulmonary disease at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Leesburg home of his daughter Beth in the company and care of his family.
The son of Ivan and Daisy M. (Stuber) Read, Jay was born March 23, 1932 at the familyâ€™s home on the Plymouth-Goshen Trail.Â
Jay graduated from Lincoln High in 1951.Â His illness prevented him from graduating the previous year so both classes included him in reunions.Â
Mary L. DeMien
Dec. 26, 1926 â€” April 22, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Area lifetime resident, Mary L. DeMien, 84, Plymouth, slipped into the arms of her Savior on Good Friday, April 22, 2011, at 10:15 a.m. at her home on Baker St., Plymouth. She was a longtime resident of Michigan Road north of Plymouth.
Mary was born in Plymouth Dec. 26, 1921. She was the daughter of Ray and Mildred (Martin) Heyde. She graduated from LaPaz High School with the class of 1945.
May 12, 1946, Mary and Walter L. DeMien were married.
Edna M. McDade
April 21, 2011Â
PLYMOUTH â€” Edna M. McDade, 91, of Plymouth, formerly Merrillville, died Thursday, April 21, 2011.
She is survived by her children: Lucricia Price of Hobart, Barbara (Ronald) Prusinski of Plymouth, Billy Joe (Frances) McDade of Hot Springs, S.D., Tommy McDade of Indio, Calif., and Mark (Sandy) McDade of Chesterton; 13 grandchildren; 18Â great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lillian Walls of Colon, Mich.Â Â
Small towns may not actually play host to more rumors than larger cities, but at times small communities like Culver may seem to. One recent rumor has been troubling Corndance Cafe and Marmont Grille owner (and chef) George Pesek and his wife Tammy: that of the restaurantâ€™s impending doom in Culver.
â€śWe believe that rumor was started to hurt Corndance,â€ť says George. â€śWe never considered selling Corndance or our home.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Once they got the win, the Zebras got in a little defensive practice.
The Pilgrims didnâ€™t put them through many paces in the game.
Plymouth batters put up just three hits as they were shut out by Rochester ace Leighnee Smith, and the ICGSA Class 3A No. 13 Zebras used a six-run fifth to dime their hosts 11-0 in five innings Thursday at Plymouth. With a game against Class 2A No. 10 Lewis Cass scheduled for today, Rochester stuck around to field some balls following the abbreviated win.
Rumors have been circulating in the Culver-Monterey area as to the fate of the Monterey Elementary School, a part of the Culver Community School Corporation. Specifically, word has spread that April 25â€™s school board meeting may officially sound the death knell for the school.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth is on a roll.
Jordan Scheetz allowed just one run with strong support from the Pilgrimsâ€™ defense, Chase Peters hit a two-out, walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to break a 1-1 tie, and Plymouth beat visiting Concord 2-1 in a Northern Lakes Conference game at Bill Nixon Field Wednesday.
EVANSTON, Ill. - Mitch Henderson, a Culver Military graduate and assistant coach at Northwestern for the last 11 seasons, has been named the head menâ€™s basketball coach at Princeton University, his alma mater.
A 1998 graduate of Princeton, Henderson has served his entire term at NU under Bill Carmody, a former head coach at Princeton himself.
Up to last weekend, Culverâ€™s â€ślittle community that couldâ€ť Relay for Life events had raised $349,000. After last Friday and Saturdayâ€™s Relay, according to organizers, make that $472,000.
Eric Saunders, new Promoter for Plymouth Speedway announced Tuesday afternoon that he has secured a special visit by Travis Pastrana for Friday, Aug. 12.
Pastrana is a motorsports competitor and stunt performer who has won 11 gold medals in the X Games. Known for his dare-devil jumps, he currently has a show called Nitro Circus on MTV where he attempts mind-blowing stunts.
This year Pastrana has partnered with NASCAR team owner Michael Waltrip to form Pastrana Waltrip Racing and will drive in seven Nationwide races this season with the first one being in Indianapolis July 30.