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February 23rd, 2011

Gridiron guesser

February 23, 2011

James Young (right) from Young’s TV and Appliance presents Dave Gorsuch, the grand prize winner of the Pilot News and other sponsors’ “Gridiron Guessing Game” with a 32-inch flatscreen TV. Thank you to all who participated.

Boys & Girls Club night a big hit

February 23, 2011

PLYMOUTH — All that Jazz and all that cash were good things for the Boys & Girls Club of Marshall County Saturday night.
The Club held its annual fundraising dinner and auction with some very good results. At the end of the night they were able to bring in around $29,000.
“I think people liked the fact we had a wide variety of items in our silent auction,” said Billie Treber, director of the Club. “We didn’t have just all high-end items like jewels or trips. I think everybody enjoyed that.”

Death notices 2-23-11: Miller; Rose; Snook; Vigil

February 23, 2011

Lynn Y. Miller
Feb. 20, 2011
WARSAW — Lynn Y. Miller, 73, of Warsaw, died t 3:35 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 in Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne.
She is survived by her husband, Terry; six children: Lisa (Gary) Bowman of Amboy, Ind., Rhonda (Rex) Rife of Pierceton, Tina Hostetler of Mesa, Ariz., Roger (Pam) Hostetler of Kansas City, Kan., Tracy Ousley of Bourbon, and Tina Miller of Syracuse; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at Deaton-Clemons Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon.

John J. Hutchings

February 23, 2011

John J. Hutchings
May 1, 1927 — Feb. 19, 2011
ENID, Okla. — John James Hutchings died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at home in Enid, Okla.
He was born May 1, 1927 in Morris, Ill. to Forrest and Ada (Goss) Hutchings.
John grew up in Plymouth, Ind. and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1945.
John worked for the Indiana Motor Bus Company for 24 years as the Charter Coach Manager. He took many trips to Wrigley Field to see his beloved Cubs play.

Death notices 2-22-11: Burnham; Lewis

February 23, 2011

Anthony Pernell Burnham
Feb. 17, 2011
MONTEREY — Anthony Pernell Burnham, 46, of 900 S., Monterey, died at 5:59 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 at his residence.

Helen Marie (Weil) Reed

February 23, 2011

Helen Marie (Weil) Reed
March 14, 1928 — Feb. 20, 2011 
BREMEN — Helen Marie (Weil) Reed, 82, of Bremen, passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. 
She was lovingly cared for by her family in her home throughout her illness.
She was born March 14, 1928 in Bremen to George and Hattie (Schweisberger) Weil in the same home in which she lived her entire life.
Sept. 27, 1946 she married Paul Reed; he survives.

Becky Lechlitner

February 23, 2011

Becky Lechlitner
Sept. 4, 1957 — Feb. 17, 2011
WAKARUSA — Becky Lechlitner, 53, Wakarusa, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 at Elkhart General Hospital. 
She was born Sept. 4, 1957 to Harold and Eloise (Balsley) Brenneman. She married Mark Lechlitner July 20, 1985 in Elkhart.
Surviving are her husband; sons, Joshua and Jared Lechlitner of Wakarusa; mother, Eloise Brenneman of Elkhart; and sisters, Beth (Ed) Kovatch of Mishawaka and Brenda (Paul) Fizer, Elkhart. 
Preceding her in death was her father, Harold Brenneman.

Richard Chester McCoige

February 23, 2011

Richard Chester McCoige
Jan. 14, 1938 — Feb. 18, 2011
FORT WAYNE — Richard Chester McCoige, 73, of Octagon Square, Fort Wayne, formerly of Plymouth, died at 11:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at Palmeras Alf Care Center, Sun City, Ariz., following a lengthy illness
He was born Jan. 14, 1938 in Plymouth to Chester M. and Alta (Shultz) McCoige and grew up and lived in the Culver community.
He married Sally A. Laudeman Aug. 1. 1992 in Fort Wayne.

Mercer leads Pilgrims on Senior Night

February 23, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth got a big lift from a freshman on Senior Night, and the Pilgrims earned a much-needed win over John Glenn 43-30 at The Rock Tuesday.
Plymouth freshman Mack Mercer scored at will on perfect 8-for-8 finishing from the floor on his way to a game- and season-high 20 points to help his team snap a four-game losing streak and finish the season strong against the Pilgrims’ Sectional 19 opponents.

Lancers, foul trouble limit OD’s Richie in 80-40 LaVille win

February 23, 2011

LAKEVILLE — LaVille’s boys basketball team took care of the outcome with a 23-2 game-opening run against Oregon-Davis Tuesday.
That reduced the rest of the game’s drama to settling state leading scorer Zach Richie’s final point total.
Buoyed by a revolving double team, the Lancers and foul trouble held Richie to 13 points — more than 25 points below his season average — and junior guard Jordyn Williams led four Lancers in double figures with 22 points as LaVille doubled up the Bobcats 80-40 at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.

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