March 9th, 2011
Violet ‚ÄėJune‚Äô Shepard
June 7, 1925 ‚ÄĒ March 6, 2011
CULVER ‚ÄĒ¬†June Shepard, 85, of Culver, passed away March 6, 2011 at Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor in Culver.
June was born in Medaryville, Ind. June 7, 1925 to parents Harry Byers and Mabel (Anderson) Byers, who preceded her in death.¬†
June retired from Culver Academies, where she worked in the Food Service Department. She was a member of the Culver VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Wesley United Methodist Church.
Mildred E. Books
Jan. 5, 1915 ‚Äď March 7, 2011
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Mildred E. Thompson Books, 96, passed away Monday, March 7, 2011 at 9:18 a.m. in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, due to natural causes.¬†Mildred was a former Lawrence Lake resident now living at the River Park community.
Born Jan. 5, 1915 in Walton, Ind., she was the daughter of Howard Allen and Mary Edith (Lambert) Snider.¬†The family moved to Plymouth in 1925 and although she attended school here, she spent her senior year in Walton and graduated from Young America School in 1933.¬†
Kenneth P. Baumgartner
March 29, 1931 ‚Äď March 8, 2011
PLYMOUTH ‚Äď Kenneth Paul Baumgartner, 79, a Lawrence Lake resident since 2001, died of natural causes at his home Tuesday morning, March 8, 2011.¬†Ken was formerly of Tinley Park, Ill.
He was born the son of Arthur Phillip and Elizabeth Charlotte (Mueller) Baumgartner in Hammond, Ind. March 29, 1931. There he received his education, graduating from Thornton Township High School in 1949.
In 1951 he joined the Marine Corp and served as a Corporal until 1953.
Virginia¬†May (Bachtel) Miller
Feb. 28, 1920 ‚ÄĒ¬†Feb. 22, 2011
SOUTH BEND ‚ÄĒ¬†Virginia¬†May (Bachtel) Miller, passed away peacefully, Feb. 22, 2011, six days before her 91st¬†birthday, at home with her daughter, son-in-law, and her faithful¬†K-9 companion Buddy.
She was born Feb. 28, 1920, in South Bend, Ind., the daughter of Vernon O. and Edith (Dawson) Bachtel.¬† She is remembered for her independence, dignity and desire to succeed. She strove to pass these characteristics on to her children.¬†
Patricia ‚ÄėPat‚Äô I. Harris
March 6, 2011
ROCHESTER ‚ÄĒ¬†Patricia ‚ÄúPat‚ÄĚ I. Harris, 64, of Rochester, died at 7:20 p.m. March 6, 2011 at her residence, following a three-month illness.
CULVER ‚ÄĒ Winning championships is often a matter of peaking at the right time.
Culver Military Academy extended its win streak to eight games with its Sectional 19 championship victory over St. Joseph‚Äôs Saturday, and while the Eagles have played some solid basketball and even shown occasional spurts of brilliance in that stretch, head coach Mark Galloway believes he still hasn‚Äôt seen his team‚Äôs best game yet.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ¬†Marshall County Extension Office is holding an evening session on invasive insect and plants impacting area woodlands and properties.¬†The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is a new insect pest here in Marshall County that feeds on plants during the summer and over winters in homes.¬†Bob Yoder, Marshall County Extension Educator will lead a discussion on invasive pests at the Plymouth Public Library in the Laramore Room Tuesday evening, March 15. The program will start at 6:30 p.m.
WALKERTON ‚ÄĒ¬†The John Glenn Theatre Company will close out the 2010-11 school year with the uplifting musical, "Godspell." Performances will be Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m. Reserved seating is now available by contacting John Glenn High School. All tickets are $7. Any unreserved seats will be sold before each performance.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Even though state government agencies are eligible to receive disaster help in the form of reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) it appears that none will be headed to Marshall County after last month‚Äôs blizzard.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Seventeen Plymouth teachers joined hundreds of other teachers from around the state March 5 at a rally held in Indianapolis aimed at showing support for public schools.
Co-President of the PEA (Plymouth Education Association) Laura Kruyer was among those attending the rally.
‚ÄúAs co-president of the PEA, I am proud of how our teachers have come together to deal with ever-increasing demands and budget crunches,‚ÄĚ Kruyer said. ‚ÄúTeachers and administrators are working together to improve test scores and accountability.‚ÄĚ ¬†