February 10th, 2011
May 12, 1949 â€”Â Feb. 7, 2011
WHEATFIELD, Ind. â€” Tom Norris, age 61, of Wheatfield, Ind., passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 at South Shore Hospital, Chicago, Ill. He was born May 12, 1949 in Plymouth, to Marjorie (Miller) and David F. Norris.
Ruth Irene Wallace
February 18, 1925 â€“ February 4, 2011
GLENDALE, Ariz. â€“ Ruth â€śIreneâ€ť Wallace, 85, a former Plymouth resident, died at 11:06 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 in the Life Care Center of North Glendale, Ariz.
Irene was born Feb. 18, 1925 in Plymouth, the daughter of Mack T. and Myrtle L. (Huffer) Johnson. She attended Plymouth schools.
She worked for United Technologies â€“ Automotive Division for 23 years as a production assembler and retired in 1991. She had attended the Paseo Verde Christian Church in Peoria, Ariz.
Ireneâ€™s favorite past-time was crocheting.
Julia R. Griewank
April 12, 1914 â€“ February 8, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€“ Julia R. Griewank, 96, passed away of natural causes at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 in the Pilgrim Manor Care Center. She was a lifetime Plymouth resident and lived on Hillcrest Avenue.
She was born in Plymouth on April 12, 1914 the daughter of Ernest O. and Mary M. (Seider) Holm. Julia graduated from Lincoln High School in the Class of 1932.
On April 27, 1947 in Plymouth she became the bride of Howard M. Griewank. He would precede her in death Feb. 2, 1989.
Ruth E. Hankey
Feb. 5, 2011
Â ELKHART â€” Ruth E. Hankey, 92, of Elkhart, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Surviving are several cousins and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Esther.Â
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at trinity Lutheran Church. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Rev. Robert G. Schallhorn, Jr. will officiate.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Pioneer Cemetery in North Judson.
ROCHESTER â€” The state tournament has a way of getting under some playersâ€™ skins.
Such was the case for the John Glenn Lady Falcons Wednesday as they dug themselves a hole against Mishawaka Marian and were never quite able to get out in a 42-36 Sectional 19 loss at Rochester.
The Knights play Rochester â€” which beat St. Josephâ€™s in the nightcap Wednesday â€” in a semifinal Friday at 7:30 p.m.
PLYMOUTH â€” Kenzie Miller is discovering it can be a little lonely at the top.
The rest of the Plymouth girls swim team ended its season with a fourth-place finish at last weekendâ€™s Warsaw Sectional, and even junior diver Alayna Holmquest wrapped up her season at the Penn Diving Regional Tuesday, but Miller remains in the PHS pool, swimming endless laps to keep sharp for the IHSAA State Finals this weekend at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.
Preliminaries take place Friday at 6 p.m. with finals and consolations proceeding Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.
DONALDSON â€” The Ancilla College athletic department will partner with the Ounce of Prevention Foundation during the scheduled February 12 womenâ€™s and menâ€™s basketball doubleheader against Kalamazoo Valley Com-munity College as part of their annual Chargers for Change fundraising event.
Held at the LifePlex, games will tip-off at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. respectively.Â Admission will be $5 with all proceeds used to benefit the St. Josephâ€™s Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.
Ounce of Prevention is a local foundation dedicated towards raising money to fight breast cancer.
Culver's fourth annual Relay for Life, scheduled for April 15, had its official community kick off recently at the depot-train station at Culver's Town Park.
In addition to American Cancer Society representative Trisha Metz, several Culver Academies student organizers of the all-night event -- which raises funds for the American Cancer Society's ongoing fight against the disease -- addressed the audience.
BREMEN â€” With the release of the Indiana Department of Education Annual Performance Report, Bremen Public Schools saw continued improvement in some key areas.
Perhaps most notably, Bremen High School's graduation rate jumped to 92.3 percent, up from 85.6 percent two years ago and 7.2 percent above the state average.
"That's been a big goal as part of the improvement plan at the high school," Bremen Public Schools Superintendent Russ Mikel said. "Unlike some districts, we're at that rate without granting any waivers, so that's a true number for us and we're pretty proud about that."
PLYMOUTH â€” Build it and they will come, isnâ€™t the problem for the Plymouth Youth Soccer programs.
The fact is â€śtheyâ€ť are already here â€” hundreds of young kids ready to play. The league now wants to provide them a set of new fields to play on. Duane Culp and Curt Feece â€“ representing the Plymouth Youth Soccer and Travel Soccer leagues came before the Marshall County Commissioners to outline the groupsâ€™ plans to put together a soccer field complex on the east side of Plymouth.