May 13th, 2011
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The second and third grade students at St. Michael Catholic School were out in full force for their turn in the fifth annual Race for Education Thursday.
Clad in tie dyed T-shirts, the sweating children were on a mission to raise money for their school ‚ÄĒ and to have fun doing it.
‚ÄúI got 32 punches!‚ÄĚ said second-grader Owen Bockman, proudly holding up his punch card. ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs three miles.‚ÄĚ
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ¬†17-year-old Brittney Himes is no stranger to the Boys & Girls Club of Marshall County.
‚ÄúShe has been coming here since she was 8 years old,‚ÄĚ said Billie Treber, executive director.
Himes‚Äô experience during her years as a member, a volunteer, and now as junior staff contributed to her being named the 2011 Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year. The award is given by the board of directors at the club, based on written recommendations by staff members. Criteria for the award includes club involvement as well as setting a good example.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ With the weather heating up, JESSE students from around the area put on their gardening gloves for the day.
Brandi Schoolman, Tyler Vasquez and Taylor Langford joined up with Johnna Ramer and Marsha St. Cin to do a little hard labor in preparation of the harvest to come. The group started spreading new soil in beds at the Community Garden next to the Farmer‚Äôs Market in preparation of planting produce and flowers for the coming summer.
Raymond L. Cook
May 9, 2011
CORONA, Calif. ‚ÄĒ Raymond L. Cook, 96, of Corona, Calif. died May 9, 2011.
Arrangements are pending with Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.
Nellie M. Evashenko
May 11, 2011
WAKARUSA ‚ÄĒ Nellie M. Evashenko, 95, of Wakarusa, formerly of Eugene, Ore., died unexpectedly at 11:44 a.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at her home, of natural causes.¬†
She is survived by a daughter, Joy (Willard N.) Slabaugh, Wakarusa; son, Philip D. (Debra) Evashenko, Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.¬†
James T. Miller
March 18, 1956 ‚ÄĒ May 10, 2011
WALKERTON ‚ÄĒ James T. Miller, 55, passed away at his 4B Road residence Tuesday evening, May 10, 2011 at 9 p.m.¬†¬†He remained at home in the care of his family and the Center for Hospice after enduring a several year illness.
Jim was born the son of Ray W. and Esther L. (Stone) Miller March 18, 1956 in Colorado Springs, Colo.¬†He was raised in Plymouth and graduated from PHS in 1975 where he played football and basketball and was known as ‚ÄúBig Jim.‚ÄĚ
WALKERTON ‚ÄĒ Bremen‚Äôs Jenna Pfeiffer still had time to top the Northern State Conference in the high jump before the rain set in Wednesday.
Buoyed by her school-record-breaking 5‚Äô5‚ÄĚ performance, she won three more conference championships Thursday.
Pfeiffer won the high jump and both hurdles races, and ran the anchor for Bremen‚Äôs winning 1600 relay squad to win four titles and help lead the Lady Lions to the team championship at the NSC Track and Field Championships at John Glenn Thursday.
BREMEN ‚ÄĒ A married couple from South Bend died as a result of an accident they were involved in Thursday morning at the intersection of U.S. 6 and Miami Road.
Charles Avery, 80, was killed instantly after driving southbound on Miami Road after he pulled into the path of a semi truck westbound on U.S. 6.
Donald L. ‚ÄėSwovy‚Äô Swoverland
July 14, 1939 ‚ÄĒ May 10, 2011
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ Donald L. ‚ÄúSwovy‚ÄĚ Swoverland, age 71, of Warsaw, Ind. passed away May 10, 2011 at 5:35 p.m. in Mason Healthcare & Rehabilition, Warsaw.
He was born July 14, 1939 in Argos, Ind. to Lee and Lois (Seitz) Swoverland.
He married Lois (Barnett) Stull Feb. 29, 1972 in Warsaw. He was a 43-year resident of Warsaw.
Donald worked for RR Donnell & Sons as a machine operator for 38 years, retiring in 1999.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #49, Warsaw and a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1957 to 1959.
Richard ‚ÄėDean‚Äô Middaugh
May 9, 2011
NAPPANEE ‚ÄĒ Richard ‚ÄúDean‚ÄĚ Middaugh, 79, of Nappanee, died at 7:21 p.m., Monday, May 9, 2011 at IU Goshen Health.¬†
He is survived by his wife Shirley; daughters: Kim (Dave) Jensen and Michelle (Jeff) Killian, both of Nappanee and Dawn (Mike) Peterson, Bristol;¬†five grandchildren; and a sister, Margie Galley, South Bend.
Visitation will take place fro 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral¬† Home, Nappanee.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
BREMEN ‚ÄĒ A bright sun and humid temperature created a positive mood for an otherwise somber event Wednesday morning. Indiana State troopers and their friends and family gathered to honor and remember officers who have died in the line of service. Lieutenant James E. Strong and Captain Andy Coffee worked together to read off the list of the 45 fallen officers, beginning with those who died in the 1930s and ending with the most recent loss in 2008.