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November 30th, 2011

Jack B Kowatch

November 30, 2011

Jack B Kowatch
Nov. 29, 1921 – Nov. 20, 2011
CULVER — Jack B Kowatch, 89, of North Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Culver, passed away Nov. 20, 2011 at 7:15 a.m. in the Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Fla.
Jack was born Nov. 29, 1921 in Culver. He was one of six children born to John and Vada (Burch) Kowatch. Jack was married to Catherine Thornburg. Together they raised their daughter Sondra. Catherine preceded Jack in death in 1980.  Jack later fell in love and married Joyce Mikesell, Sept. 4, 1983 at the Maxinkuckee Country Club in Culver.

Death notices 11-23-11

November 30, 2011

Jack B. Kowatch
Nov. 20, 2011
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jack B. Kowatch, 89, of North Fort Myers, Fla. formerly of Culver, died Nov. 20, 2011 at Hope Hospice, Cape Coral, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Kowatch of North Fort Myers, Fla.; brothers, Edward (Mary) Kowatch of Culver, James (Beverly) Kowatch of Chicago, Ill., John Kowatch of Culver; son-in-law, Leon Bennett of Culver; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Sanford Doyle Overmyer

November 30, 2011

Sanford Doyle Overmyer
April 7, 1922-Nov. 21, 2011                                     
PLYMOUTH — Sanford Doyle Overmyer, 89, of 748 Thayer St., Plymouth, passed away at 2:16 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, in Plymouth.

Wilma Jean Watson

November 30, 2011

Wilma Jean Watson
March 6, 1925-Nov. 19, 2011
BOURBON — Wilma Jean Watson, 86, of 5845 14th Road, Bourbon, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at 11:21 p.m., at her home.

Chester Elmer Walter

November 30, 2011

Chester Elmer Walter
Jan. 13, 1928 - Nov. 21, 2011
BREMEN — Chester Elmer Walter, 83, died of natural causes at 6:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 in the Bremen Health Care, where he has made his home for the past four years.
The son of George E. and Dora E. (Sheneman) Walter, Chester was born Jan. 13, 1928 in South Bend. Known to many as Chet, he was a 1946 graduate of Lakeville High School.
June 24, 1949, Chet married Edith Irene Smith at the Holland Family home in Teegarden. The couple had met at a youth activity at the County-Line Brethren Church.

Richard A. Cooper Sr.

November 30, 2011

Richard A. Cooper Sr.
Jan. 15, 1949-Nov. 20, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Richard A. Cooper Sr., 62, affectionately known as Rick or Coop, a lifetime area resident, died at 3:39 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
The son of Nelson Sr. and Ernestine Hauser Cooper, Rick was born Jan. 15, 1949, in South Bend.
A 1967 graduate of Plymouth High School, Rick was in the U.S. Navy from September, 1967 to April, 1971, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion and former member of the VFW.

More than 150 students vaccinated following LaVille chicken pox outbreak

November 30, 2011

LAKEVILLE — The Union-North School Corporation announced an outbreak of chicken pox at LaVille Elementary last Monday. The school took quick action, reporting the cases to the county health department and holding vaccination clinics Tuesday and Wednesday at the school. Health department nurse Susan Lechlitner said that about 150 students were vaccinated.
“Parents were frustrated but everyone worked through it,” said LaVille Elementary School nurse Lisa Aschenbrenner. “They know we are here to keep the kids safe and healthy.”

Community support provides beginning for 'Kyle's Klass Fund'

November 30, 2011

BOURBON — It’s been four months since a tragic go-kart accident took the life of 6-year-old Kyle Pugh. Recently, community members showed their support for Pugh’s family during a unique turn of events—a fundraiser initially intended to raise just a few hundred dollars instead brought in more than $1,000.
“Kyle was an awesome guy,” said Triton Elementary School principal Jeremy Riffle. “It’s a small town and everybody comes together. Friends of the family knew it was for a good cause.”

View this week's 'Photo of the Week'

November 30, 2011

Children enjoy new play equipment at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bremen. The old playground was burned last Mother's Day, May 8 and could not be salvaged.

Every Wednesday, visit for a new "Photo of the Week." This section can be found under the Entertainment tab on the home page.

Pilgrims open with win at Triton

November 30, 2011

BOURBON — After four straight losses to Triton, Plymouth wanted to make a statement early in new head coach Ryan Bales’ first game at the helm.
Point taken.
The Pilgrims used swarming fullcourt pressure to hold their Marshall County rivals to 2 of 15 from the field in the first half en route to a 27-17 lead at the intermission, then withstood a late rally early in the second half by the Trojans for a 60-43 season-opening victory on the road at the Trojan Trench Tuesday.

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