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June 22nd, 2011

Death notices 6-20-11

June 22, 2011

Melitta Scarberry
June 17, 2011
DONALDSON — 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 ‘Casey’ T. Jones

June 22, 2011

Donald ‘Casey’ T. Jones
March 8, 1928-June 17, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Donald ‘Casey’ 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. 

Lindsey, Plothow, Hayden making good on promises

June 22, 2011

PLYMOUTH — 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.

Elliott, Kolter tops in boys 14-15 division at Mystic

June 22, 2011

CULVER — Culver’s Trent Elliott parred number 8 in a playoff at Mystic Hills Golf Club to beat Plymouth’s Nate Kolter after the two tied with 80s in Marshall County Junior Tour action Tuesday in Culver. 
Elliott’s 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. Kolter’s drive found a front sand trap causing him to bogey, meanwhile. 
Also at Tuesday’s competition, Plymouth’s John Schenk won the boys 10-11 division, while Ethan St. Michael’s Ethan Oliver won the boys 8-9 competition.

Oregon-Davis names Crown Point’s Crawford as new boys basketball coach

June 22, 2011

HAMLET — 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.

June 21st

Local veterans record stories for Library of Congress

June 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Two representatives for congressman Joe Donnelly visited the Plymouth VFW post 1162 Friday to videotape WWII veteran’s accounts of their service. The recordings will be placed in the Library of Congress American Folklife Center Reading Room—available for anyone to watch and listen to—as 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.

Glenn's Berkebile is Academic All-State

June 21, 2011

John Glenn’s 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.

June 20th

Blue dress worn by 3 generations

June 20, 2011

PLYMOUTH — 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 — a family tradition that, with any luck, will continue.
“The dress is so thin you can see through it,” said Christen White, Bender’s granddaughter.

Rock of Gold making the rounds

June 20, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Drivers passing through downtown recently may have noticed an odd landmark in front of King’s Jewelry.
The giant gold-colored rock, dubbed “The Rock of Gold” is a tradition from years past recently reinstated.
“It was very popular back in the 60s and 70s,” said Becky Glaub-Gibbs, of the Chamber of Commerce.

Lee follows commander to Hall of Fame

June 20, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Meeting those you’ve looked up to as you’ve gone through your life can be a daunting thing in the best of times. It can be even more so if he’s your commanding officer.
The latest member of Plymouth Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame — Major William Lee Jr. — had a rather unique experience meeting his idol. He shared the story with those in attendance at Friday’s banquet to honor him and all Plymouth Alumni at Plymouth High School.

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