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March 23rd, 2011

Benefit raises over $26K for local family

March 23, 2011

BREMEN — The community came together last Thursday for an evening of giving and friendly competition with the 15th annual Swartzlander Basketball Benefit Game.

The proceeds from this year's event went to Jon Hershberger and his family. Last July, Hershberger was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare form of cancer. While donations are still coming in, the $26,518 raised after event expenses will help with current and future medical costs.

Culver Chamber gears up for a busy year

March 23, 2011

With the month of April -- and hence the seasons of spring and summer -- just over the horizon, Culver’s economic year is, in many ways, just about to get started. With that in mind, members and leaders of Culver’s Chamber of Commerce are gearing up for another busy year themselves, says Chamber President Dawn Brockey and Vice President Tony Sellers.

March 22nd

Family searching for girl

March 22, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County police are reporting that 21-year-old Kristan Kye Wright hasn’t been seen since she left her grandmother’s house around noon on Friday, March 11.
Wright’s grandmother stated that she said she was going to work, but she never showed up at the Plymouth restaurant where she works as a waitress. No contact has been made with relatives or known friends since then.
Police said there is no indication of foul play and they believe Wright might have left on her own free will. However, they say want the public’s assistance in finding her.

Agreement for complex to be hammered out

March 22, 2011

PLYMOUTH — “Build it and they will come…” was the admonishment in the movie Field of Dreams and it appears another sport in the area has taken that to heart.
Local soccer players may have a new place to hone their skills if the final questions can be worked out between Marshall County and the Plymouth Travel Soccer Club, which will include the Plymouth Recreational Soccer league as well. Curt Feece made a second trip to speak to the Marshall County Commissioners about building a new soccer complex on land the group hopes to lease from Marshall County.

Millie E. Castle

March 22, 2011

Millie E. Castle
July 13, 1904 — March 20, 2011
WALKERTON — Millie Elnora Castle, 106, of Walkerton and South Bend, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011.
Millie was born July 13, 1904 to Frank and Cakrintha (Jackson) Coil in Johnson Township (LaPorte County) Indiana. Nov. 2, 1942 she married Chester B. Castle in Washington, Ind.

Death notices 3-22-11: Childs, Gridley, Lipply

March 22, 2011

George ‘Pee Wee’ Childs
March 18, 2011
PLYMOUTH — George “Pee Wee” Childs, 88, of Plymouth, died at 3:16 a.m., Friday, March 18, 2011, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla; sons, John (Susan) Childs of Plymouth and Bill (Patricia) Childs of Kankakee, Ill.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his sister, Helen Zerkel of Kankakee. 
A graveside service will take place at 1 p.m. (CST) Friday, March 25, at the Lacon Cemetery in Lacon, Ill., with full military honors.

Death notices 3-21-11: Wheat, Wieczork

March 22, 2011

William ‘Bill’ Wheat
March 19, 2011
PLYMOUTH — William “Bill” Wheat, 62, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011 in Plymouth from natural causes, at his residence.
He is survived by his wife Shelly; sons: Steve (Lisa) Wheat, Terry Wheat, Jerry (Robin) Wheat, and Keith (Heather) Nickerson and Joseph Wheat; daughters Tabitha (Charlie) Nickerson and Jennifer (Bryan Weaver) Wheat; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, all of Plymouth.

Marshall County celebrates Red Cross Month with free training

March 22, 2011

BREMEN — March is Red Cross Month, and the American Red Cross is asking people to join them in helping those in need by volunteering their time, making a donation, taking a class or giving blood.
The Marshall County Red Cross Chapter will offer free one-hour Compression Only CPR classes Saturday, March 26 at the Senior Center located at 106 N. Center Street in Bremen, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each class will begin on the hour and advance registration is encouraged. The classes are free and open to individuals age 14 and over.

Food pantry seeking donations

March 22, 2011

PLYMOUTH — House of the Lord Church Food Pantry is accepting food donations. No donation is too small and food is greatly needed to fill the constant demand. The pantry is located at 16493 Lincoln Highway, Plymouth.
For more information contact Rev. James Patrick.

Hotel Culver planned for this summer

March 22, 2011

Culver should see a much-needed addition to its overnight accommodation offerings this summer, with Hotel Culver, located at 18571 State Road 10 (just west of the intersection of State Roads 10 and 17), underway.
This according to John Zehner, who has been involved in several Culver area businesses in recent years.
The five-room hotel will precede a second, 16-room venture located in two buildings on the same property: those formerly occupied by the 10 Spot and a motorcycle shop.

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