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January 18th, 2011

Russell ‘Paul’ Pontius

January 18, 2011

July 19, 1919 – Jan. 14, 2011
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Russell “Paul” Pontius, 91, of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Walkerton, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at his residence.
He was born July 19, 1919 in Walkerton, to the late Lawrence and Lucy Kilian Pontius.
On Nov. 8, 1940, Paul married Irene Cox who passed away in October of 1979.  Paul and Helen Hundt were married in October of 1981 and she passed away in May of 1997.  In June of 2000, Paul married Phyllis June Reim who survives.  

Dean Marshall Hoover

January 18, 2011

Sept. 18, 1940 — Jan. 16, 2011
WARSAW — Dean Marshall Hoover of Wellington Drive, Warsaw, passed away into the loving arms of the Lord, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at 3 p.m., at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, in Warsaw, at the age of 70.
He was born Sept. 18, 1940 in Red Cedar Township, Dunn County, Wis. to Horatio Worden Hoover and Frances Erna (Giese) Hoover. On Sept. 3, 1961 he was married to Kathryn A. Smith, who survives.
Dean served in the U.S. Navy from Sept. 24, 1957 until his honorable discharge March 6, 1961. He served on the USS Van Voorhis and the USS Hartley.

Death Notices 1-18-11: Donald E. Mattocks, Treva June Slusser, Diana Stiles, Mary Ann (Galloway) Howard

January 18, 2011

Donald E. Mattocks
Jan. 16, 2011
ROCHESTER — Donald E. Mattocks, 54, Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Arrangements are pending with Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.

Treva June Slusser
Jan. 16, 2011
BREMEN — Treva June Slusser, 83, of Bremen, died at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at her residence.

Bi-County kicks off tonight

January 18, 2011

As the 46th annual Boys Bi-County Basketball Tournament gets underway tonight, many area teams are looking for a shot to check off one of the big three on their 2010-11 to-do list.
Over its long history, the eight-team tilt has taken on special importance for its participants and for many, this week has been circled on their calendars since summer, along with conference games and the IHSAA tournament.

Triton Hall of Fame inauguration set for February 18-19

January 18, 2011

BOURBON — The Triton High School Athletic Department has now created the Triton Athletic Hall of Fame.
What began as a vision by Triton Athletic Director Mason McIntyre will come to fruition during the Hall of Fame weekend February 18 and 19.
“Being a Trojan myself, I know and understand the importance of recognizing the many athletes who have paved the way for our department,” McIntyre stated. “It is because of these great coaches, athletes and contributors that the Triton Athletic Department has been so successful over the years. It is time to give credit where credit is due.”

January 17th

Triton AD presents report, explains IMPACT

January 17, 2011

BOURBON — The Triton School Board heard the annual report on Triton athletics from Mason McIntyre, director of athletics, during its first meeting of 2011.
McIntyre began his remarks saying that he added a phrase to the Vision and Mission Statement. The addition reads: The Trojan Way: 15 Sports, ONE team.
McIntyre said 15 years ago, Triton had 13 varsity sports and now they have 15. He also explained that 15 years ago, coaches served as trainers with very little supplies. Now, the school has a full-time certified athletic trainer on site with needed supplies.

Bremen airman Gramm is flying high

January 17, 2011

BREMEN — An amazing seven-year journey culminated in a big payoff last month for Josh Gramm. At the end of a path which zig-zagged across the country, the 2003 Bremen High School graduate was presented his Air Force pilot’s wings in a ceremony at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas.
Gramm, an admitted “overachiever,” didn’t get where he is today by accident. As a motivated student at BHS, he finished No. 2 in his class academically while competing in three sports and being active in multiple clubs.

Broken main

January 17, 2011

The Plymouth Water Department was busy fixing a service line that had broken on North Michigan Street between Harrison Street and North Street Friday. According to Eric Keilmann of the Plymouth Water Department, a water main on East Garro Street by the Farmers’ Market broke and had to be repaired as well.

Death Notices 1-17-11: Leroy Garmany, Alijah Trent Light, Gertrude R. Nawara, Russell ‘Paul’ Pontius, Diana Stiles

January 17, 2011

Leroy Garmany
Jan. 14, 2011
MEDARYVILLE — Leroy Garmany, 75, of Medaryville, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at his residence.
He is survived by his brothers, Leonard Garmany of Monticello and Raymond Garmany of St. John.
A memorial will be held at a later date.
Burial will follow at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville.
Nusbaum-Elkin Funeral Home, 408 Roosevelt Road, Walkerton, assisted the family with arrangements.

Alijah Trent Light
Jan. 13, 2011

Karen M. Wood

January 17, 2011

June 12, 1948 – Jan. 13, 2011
GRIFFITH — Karen M. Wood, 62, of Griffith, passed away at 8:24 p.m., at the Riley Residence in Munster.
Karen was born June 12, 1948 in Hammond, to Max and Helen (Cromley) Sechner Jr. After her mother’s death, her father was later married to Eleanor Sechner.
She was a 1966 graduate of Griffith High School and attended one year of college. On May 13, 1976 Karen was married to Michael Wood in Kankakee, Ill. He preceded her in death.

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