November 18th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Ryan Ripley, Marshall County Democratic Party chairman, announced Friday that he will be resigning effective Dec. 1.
"I have enjoyed the past two years working with the Marshall County Democratic Party and wish future party leaders and candidates all the best with their upcoming efforts and campaigns," said Ripley.
He and his family will be moving to Fort Wayne in order to pursue new career opportunities.
BREMEN â€” Thirteen down, one to go.
Undefeated No. 4 Bremen (13-0) faces its toughest challenge yet as the Lions travel to Fort Wayne to take on two-time defending state champion and No. 1-rated Bishop Luers (11-1) in the Class 2A Northern Semistate Friday at 7:30 p.m. The winner will receive a berth at the state finals Nov. 25 against the winner of Saturdayâ€™s Southern Semistate between Guerin Catholic and Evansville Mater Dei.
PLYMOUTH â€” Former Plymouth players and current PHS coaches Kyle Benge and Geoff Scheetz were among those recently inducted into the Huntington University Basketball Hall of Fame.
Benge and Scheetz joined the rest of the 2006 Huntington menâ€™s basketball team as the only complete team to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in the schoolâ€™s history on Saturday.
Discussion among members of Culver's town council regarding last week's local election results ranged from praise for departing fellow members and Culver's clerk treasurer, who will be replaced starting in January, to decrying the controversial approach taken to political campaigning here during recent weeks.
Early holiday shoppers, rejoice! This weekend is packed full of Christmas-themed shopping opportunities. See below for more information.
â€¢ The Lakeville United Methodist Church, 610 N. Michigan St., will be hosting a bazaar and bake sale from 2 to 7 p.m Thursday. Crafts, blankets, and Christmas items will be available. If you have any questions please call 574-784-8873.
To view the video, go to video feeds at the bottom of the home page.
See a new pet available for adoption from the Marshall County Humane Society each week. This feature is under "Entertainment" and "Photo of the Week."
This week, local businesses owners and employees share their thoughts on keeping dollars in the community. See the video section or view on the Pilot News Facebook page.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety voted unanimously to move paramedic Erik Cox to full-time status with the Plymouth Department. Seeking the status change was Fire Chief Andy Metsker, who said Coxâ€™s record of service has been well documented and there have been continual updates during his time with the department.
Cox was hired in February of this year; but had been volunteering in the Department since 2003.
Faye D. Watson
Nov. 15, 2011
MISHAWAKA â€”Â Faye D. Watson, 105, of West Broadway, Mishawaka, died Tuesday at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, New Carlisle.
Surviving is her daughter, Linda Watson of Newark, Del.
A memorial service will be held at a later date with burial at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park. Bubb Funeral Chapel, Mishawaka is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Laron K. Slaybaugh
Nov. 14, 2011
ROCHESTER â€” Laron Kyle Joseph Slaybaugh, 28, of 4940 Eastwood Lane, Rochester died at 11:59 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 unexpectedly at Woodlawn Hospital.