May 12th, 2011
PLYMOUTH âÂ Plymouth assistant track and field coach Ron Lee remembers the first time his son Derrick ever attempted the pole vault.
Eighteenth-century history will come to life May 14 along the shore of Lake Maxinkuckee as Culver Academies host its seventh annual Living History Weekend.
âDrums Along the Maxinkuckeeâ will allow visitors to step back in time as they observe 25 to 30 historical re-enactors setting up their camps and displays on Friday night (May 13) on the Naval Building grounds east of the main campus. The encampments and demonstrations will depict life in the 1700s and is open to the public on Saturday (May 14) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All events are free.
PLYMOUTH âÂ Six Mar-shall County DARE students were honored Thursday, May 5 at the 20th annual Project DARE of Marshall County banquet.
PLYMOUTH â Parents with students at Lincoln Junior High School received a letter from Principal Dan Funston clarifying three instances of drugs and alcohol at the school.
The letter states that there have been three incidents and the letter is to clarify any misconceptions.
Funston said, âThese incidents are not typical and are of great concern to me, and Iâm sure to you also.â
BREMEN â Triton head coach Jim Shively knew it was going to be a firefight.
After an 8-4 loss to Bremen Monday in which the Lions scored runs in five innings, he didn't want to take any chances.
"Keep it going," he told his players in the dugout between innings. "They're not finished yet."
He was right.
Dorothy Ellen Swank
May 8, 2011
BREMEN â Dorothy Ellen Swank, 87, of Bremen, died Sunday, May 8, 2011at the Bremen Health Care Center.Â She is survived by her husband, Eldon; son, Mike (Brenda) Swank of Sun City, Fla.; five grandchildren; a brother; and five sisters.
Â A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the Bremen Cemetery Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice.
Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen is assisting the family with arrangements.
Charles âMikeyâ High
Sept. 7, 1952 â May 8, 2011
PLYMOUTH â Charles âMikeyâ High, age 58, of Michigan Road, Plymouth, passed away at 5 p.m., Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Saint Anthonyâs Hospital in Michigan City.Â
He was born Sept. 7, 1952, in LaPorte, to Charles and Barbara (Calhoun) High. Charles and Carolyn Maxson were married Sept. 5, 1999, in Plymouth.
He worked as a finish carpenter at Majority Builders.and had been a resident of Marshall County since 1970.Â
LAKEVILLE â Distance running has taken Elaine Schmeltz places.
Three cross country regionals, three track regionals, three mission trips all over the Western Hemisphere.
Next fall, cross country will take Schmeltz to Taylor University in Upland, where the LaVille senior has signed on to run with the Lady Trojans cross country and track teams.
Unquestionably there was anger and sadness, but when the Culver Community School board’s vote arrived Monday night to close Monterey Elementary School, few were likely surprised.
A grateful Culver Town Council bid a fond farewell to Town Manager Michael Doss last week, as he prepared to leave Culver for his native West Virginia immediately following the April 26 meeting.
Doss told the Council and audience, âI canât say how much this town has meant to me over the last couple of years, personally and professionally.â
Noting Culver residents and Council members were âvery welcoming to meâ when he first arrived in Culver, Doss praised the Council and Town Clerk, among others.