June 22nd, 2011
David F. Norris
July 7, 1919-June 19, 2011
ARGOS âÂ David F. Norris, 91, of Argos passed away June 19, 2011.
David was born to Everett and Eva (Hinshaw) Norris in Culver July 7, 1919. He was married to Marjorie Miller in 1939. She preceded him in death in December 1984. He later married Lida Thompson and she survives.
David served in the US Navy. He was stationed in New Caledonia in the South Pacific Theater during World War II. He retired from the State Board of Accounts in 1984.
Clarence J. Olson
Aug. 12, 1921-June 19, 2011
PLYMOUTH âÂ Clarence J. Olson, 89, an area resident for many years, passed away at 11:25 a.m. Sunday, June 19, 2011 in Millerâs Merry Manor, Plymouth after an extended illness.
Clarence was born in Cleghorn, Iowa Aug. 12, 1921.
He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII.
Clarence first married Joella Farrar, who preceded him in death. He married Catherine L. Bradfield Nov. 15, 1975.
He was owner and founder of NO-SLO, Inc.
June 17, 2011
DONALDSON âÂ Melitta Anna Chandonia-Scarberry, 70, died of natural causes at her residence, Union Road, Donaldson, at 9 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2011.
She is survived by daughter, Heidi (Mike) Reece of Culver; sons, Fredrich Chandonia of Donaldson, and David Scarberry of Plymouth; three stepchildren, Loretta (Art) Cook of Koontz Lake, Derrick (Brandi) Scarberry of Plymouth, and Jeffrey (Patty) Scarberry of South Bend; 30 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and sister, Hildegard (Mac) McDonald of Warland, Wyo.
Donald âCaseyâ T. Jones
March 8, 1928-June 17, 2011
PLYMOUTH âÂ Donald âCaseyâ T. Jones, 83, of 10251 Nutmeg Road, Plymouth, passed away at 11:19 a.m., Friday, June 17, 2011, at Our Lady of Peace Hospital, in Mishawaka.Â
PLYMOUTH â For a third year a group of high school friends will make good on a promise.
Mark Lindsey and Tony Plothow made a promise to good friend Craig Woolfington as he struggled with cancer that his daughter Kate would not have to worry about her college education. The two joined forces with Ted Hayden and for the third straight year the trio will host the Craig Woolfington Memorial Golf Outing to make good on that promise.
CULVER â CulverâsÂ Trent ElliottÂ parred number 8 in a playoff at Mystic Hills Golf Club to beat Plymouthâs Nate Kolter after the two tied with 80s in Marshall County Junior Tour action Tuesday in Culver.Â
Elliottâs tee shot stopped 4 feet above the hole, and he two-putted the par 3 hole to seal the victory in the boys 14-15 division.Â Kolterâs drive foundÂ a frontÂ sand trapÂ causing him toÂ bogey, meanwhile.Â
Also at Tuesdayâs competition, Plymouthâs John Schenk won the boys 10-11 division, while Ethan St. Michaelâs Ethan Oliver won the boys 8-9 competition.
HAMLET â Oregon-Davis High School announced the hiring of Matt Crawford as Physical Education Teacher and Head Boys Basketball Coach of the Bobcats on Tuesday.
Crawford is a graduate of Northridge High School and attended Goshen College where he played basketball for four years. As an assistant at Brownsburg, he was part of a program that won the state championship in the 2007-2008 season. Crawford has been an assistant boys basketball coach at Crown Point the past two seasons.
PLYMOUTH â Two representatives for congressman Joe Donnelly visited the Plymouth VFW post 1162 Friday to videotape WWII veteranâs accounts of their service. The recordings will be placed in the Library of Congress American Folklife Center Reading Roomâavailable for anyone to watch and listen toâas part of the Veterans History Project.
Karl Collis, commander of the Plymouth VFW, contacted the Veterans History Project about interviewing local veterans, concerned that their stories may be lost when the men themselves are gone.
John Glennâs Connor Berkebile sinks a putt during the Triton Golf Tournament last year. Berkebile was named to the 2011 Academic All-State team for boys golf after finishing out his senior season at the South Bend Riley Sectional with a solid 79 at Erskine.
PLYMOUTH â When Charlotte Bender of Plymouth purchased the light blue frilly dress for her first daughter in 1955, she had no idea that her great-granddaughters would still be wearing the dress in 2011.
Since the dress was purchased, eleven babies have worn it in a photo taken at 6 months of age â a family tradition that, with any luck, will continue.
âThe dress is so thin you can see through it,â said Christen White, Benderâs granddaughter.