October 20th, 2010
Aug. 22, 1951 â€”Â Oct. 17, 2010
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Kristina K. Johnson, 59, ofÂ 10th B Road Plymouth passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at 3:33 p.m., at Saint Joseph Regional MedicalÂ Center, Mishawaka.Â
Kristina was born Aug. 22, 1951, in South Bend, to Ingwald and Arline (Lawmaster) Johnson. She graduated from Plymouth High School and also Knox Beauty School, Knox.
She became a beautician and worked out of her home. She also worked as a nurseâ€™s aid and made medical visits to peopleâ€™s homes. Kristina loved all animals, especially her dogs and her horses.
Mary Ann BonDurant
Oct. 19, 2010
BREMEN â€”Â Mary Ann BonDurant, 72, of Bremen, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at her residence.Â
She is survived by her husband, Rich BonDurant of Bremen; sons, Rick (Maria) BonDurant of Chesterfield, Mo. and Ronald (Melissa) BonDurant of Elkhart; daughters, Sharon (Mark) Sahlhoff of Bremen and Susan (Todd) Corl of Bremen; 12 grandchildren; sisters: Eileen Isenberg of Lakeville and Barbara Sauers of Longhorne, Penn.; a brother, Walter Lee Mangus of Pecatonica, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
By Carol Anders
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth High School Band Director Bryan Ames speaks proudly of the accomplishments of this yearâ€™s band as it heads into semi-state competition at Plainfield this weekend. The band participated in the ISSMA Regional Marching Festival Oct. 16. â€śThe Pride of Plymouthâ€ť as they are known throughout the state ranked near the top of the field of 17 bands at the competition and were able to advance to the next level.
This is only the second time that the Plymouth band has advanced out of the regionals. The first time was in 2008.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Fire Department â€” in conjunction with the Plymouth Police Department â€” is conducting an investigation into a fire in Plymouth.
The fire happened Monday, Oct. 11 in the early morning in the 400 block of Miner Street, Plymouth.
The homeowner and a small child was home when the fire was set.
The person(s) who started this fire will be arrested and prosecuted for this crime.
Anyone who may have seen someone or something is asked to call the fire department at 574-936-2156 or the police department at 574-936-2126 with any information regarding this case.
PLYMOUTH â€” While the dry weather has caused a problem with burning around the county, it has also caused a problem with the construction of the new Pioneer Drive â€“ workers are finishing ahead of the asphalt.
Good weather has enabled dirt work and paving contractors to move at a very quick pace. Ron Wireman â€“ DLZ construction engineer on the project â€“ reported that the job was â€ś43.2 percentâ€ť done to the Marshall County Commissioners. All work is complete between S.R. 17 and the railroad; from the railroad to Lincoln Highway and the 9th Road connector and the cul-de-sac.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Historically, Mishawaka Marian and South Bend St. Josephâ€™s have dominated the Plymouth Volleyball Sectional.
And although the field is generally more even this year, the two teams are favored once more, with the Lady Pilgrims following closely behind at the Class 3A Sectional 17 this week at The Rock.
PLYMOUTH â€” Two local art galleries held openings of new exhibits/ shows last weekend.
Inspirative and Heart-land Artists are both located in downtown Plymouth.
Inspirative Gallery presented â€śContemporary Still Lifeâ€ť with selections from Dennis Woitkiewicz, Angela Leed, Scott Hatt, Anthony Droege and Glenn Howell.
BREMEN â€” The residents around Lake of the Woods will have a chance to sit down with the Marshall County Commissioners to here the countyâ€™s final decision about taxes to be assessed on private lake access areas around the lake.
Complaints about public access and placing of private piers in public right of way began a process by the county of looking into just who had ownership of the many areaâ€™s at the end of roadways to access Lake of the Woods.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Marshall County Commissioners have made an effort to put some â€śsparkâ€ť in the countywide burn ban.
Abnormally dry conditions led to the disaster emergency declaration of a county wide ban on any open burning Oct. 6. With no real rain in sight conditions have continued to become more dangerous for the possibility of a disastrous fire caused by blowing of sparks from an open burn.
Three known field fires occurred over the weekend owing to open burning.
David Christopher Ewald
Oct. 14, 2010
BREMEN â€”Â David Christopher Ewald, 55, of Bremen, died Oct. 14, 2010 at his home.
He is survived by sons, Nathan Ewald and David Ewald, both of South Bend; two brothers, Daniel (Melody) Ewald of Leesburg and Michael Ewald of Marion; a sister, Linda Helenburg of South Bend; three nephews; and four nephews.
Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen.
Funeral services will take place at 12 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.