May 11th, 2013
Virginia Ilene Elder
May 9, 2013
PLYMOUTH âÂ Virginia Ilene Elder, 82, Plymouth, died Thursday at her residence.
Surviving are her husband, Donald; two sons, John Elder of Humble, Texas, Kurt Elder of Plymouth; one daughter, Kelli Hacha of Plymouth; one sister, Sandy Fravel of Geneva; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday at 3 p.m. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, 221 N. Meridian St., Portland. Burial will follow in the Salamonia Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1 â 3 p.m. Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.
SYRACUSE â Plymouthâs Pilgrims made it three in a row â this time a come from behind NLC win on the road at Wawasee (3-14) by an 11-6 final.
Falling behind early, the Pilgrims rallied late and a big three-run sixth â spurred by RBIs from Jacob Frantz, Justin Drudge and Blake Milliser â pushed them ahead to stay. A four-run seventh put the exclamation point on the win.
âWe got down 6-2 in the fourth. We battled. I thought we had some great at-bats where we battled early, were able to put some runs on,â said Plymouth head coach Ryan Wolfe. âI knew one run wasnât going to be enough there.â
LAKEVILLE â On a cold night in Lakeville, the Lancersâ bats matched the weather as they were only able to come away with one hit off Bremenâs Jacob Bennitt, losing 11-0.
Bennitt finished with nine strikeouts without walking a single batter in the shutout. The Bremen Lions came to play at the plate as well, starting the game with five runs in the first inning and cycling through the entire order.
PLYMOUTH â Plymouthâs girls tennis team started the Northern Lakes Conference Tournament with hopes of overtaking Northridge or at least Goshen after a third-place finish behind the two in round robin play. With two rounds of the NLC tourney now complete, the Lady Pilgrimsâ chances of doing so are all but defunct.
Plymouth went 2-2 on a cold Friday evening in Centennial Park following a 6-4 start over Wednesdayâs opening round and Thursdayâs abbreviated round.
CULVER â Two juniors on the Culver Girls Academy lacrosse team were selected to play in the U.S. Lacrosse Womenâs National Tournament.
Rory Byrne of South Bend and Kelsi Carr of Kitchener, Ontario will play for the combined Indiana-Kentucky team May 25-26 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.
Alonzo âLonnieâ Sayre
Dec. 14, 1944-May 8, 2013
PLYMOUTH âÂ Alonzo âLonnieâ H. Sayre, 68,Â of Plymouth, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 8:20 p.m., at Elkhart Hospice House, in Elkhart, after a brief illness.
May 7, 2013
PLYMOUTH âÂ Amber Gayheart, 23, of Plymouth, formerly of Knox, died May 7, 2013.
She is survived by her parents, Roy Gayheart and Rhonda (Clemons) Kay; three sons, Riley Clemons, Caleb Clemons, Kaiden Houston of Plymouth; grandparents, Patricia Moore of Grovertown, Ronald and Kathy Moore of Rochester; and four sisters, Jody Gayheart, Kendra Dalka, Jessica Hopper, Trenadie Gayheart.
Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. CDT Monday, May 13, 2013 at M.C. Smith Funeral Home, Knox. Memorial service will follow at 6 p.m.
James Patrick Doody
May 8, 2013
PLYMOUTH - The onset of summer time means more need at the Heminger House.
The shelter for women and children that are fleeing domestic abuse situations finds a great increase in occupancy and need in the spring and summer months.
LAPAZ/LAKEVILLE â Can you update your image to reflect your modern approach to education? Yes, you can, if Union North School Corporation is the example.
LaVille Jr. /Sr. High School has recently completed some inexpensive but effective changes to its physical plant to do just that.
While a recently-approved bond issue will allow needed upgrades to both the elementary and the secondary buildings, the district is being very cautious with how the money is spent.
âPaint and some updated signage do wonders for a new image,â said Superintendent Mitch Mawhorter.
PLYMOUTH - Plymouth Police have made an arrest in a case of child battery and neglect of a dependent.
A call was made to 911 dispatch at around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday regarding a one month old infant with difficulty breathing.
Plymouth EMS and Police arrived at East Lake Street in Plymouth and transported the child to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. The child was later taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend.