May 20th, 2013
WALKERTON â State representative Tom Dermody was applauded for his efforts to secure state recognition of the Hawk Band of Metis Indians Saturday at a ceremony on the tribal grounds in the Walkerton and Koontz Lake area.
âPeople of many nations have come together today in the sacred circle,â Rev. Terry âRedhawkâ Harris said during the ceremony. âTom (Dermody) told me, âI will get this done. I donât take no for an answer. I work for the people.ââ
ARGOS â Annexation procedures for the recently-purchased 75 acres on 17th Road between Michigan Road and Pond Street came before the Argos Town Council at its regular meeting Wednesday evening.
Town Attorney Derek Jones reported that after a search of the Indiana statutes, he found that the Council would need to complete a fiscal plan and hold a public hearing before annexation could be completed. He will prepare a draft of the plan to present at the next regular meeting.
During citizen input, Jan Heuer questioned the purchase of the land and the reasons for it.
PLYMOUTH â Plymouth High School Head Speech and Debate Coach, David McKenzie, will be officially inducted into the NFL (National Forensic League) Hall of Fame in June at the NFL tournament in Birmingham, Ala.
McKenzie was notified just this week of the honor.
âItâs one of the few things that as made me speechless,â McKenzie said. âI am both humbled and honored.
âIt is indicative of the coaches who mentored me, the students who worked hard to excel, and the wonderful staffs I worked with over the years,â he said. âThis wasnât won by just me.â
PLYMOUTH â It has been said that we learn by doing. That is what is happening to kindergartners and second graders this week at Earthworks in Plymouth. The students are from Washington Discovery Academy, a project-based learning (PBL) elementary school in the Plymouth School Corporation.
Plymouth's Michael Hartman recorded wins in all four of his events â the 100, 200, open 400 and 1600 relay â to help power Plymouth to its eighth straight sectional championship on the Pilgrims' home track last Thursday.
Culver Girls Academy's Leah Heckaman won her second straight shot put title with a school record throw of 42"2.5" as part of a dual-win performance following another championship in the discus at the Rochester Track Sectional last Tuesday.
CULVER â Ryan Rapp is on a roll.
A week after winning the Uebele Invitational at Beechwood, the Marian University recruit and Triton senior claimed top honors at the Northern State Conference meet, beating out teammate and Ball State signee Quentyn Carpenter by a stroke with an even par 71 at Mystic Hills in Culver Saturday.
NorthWood, Plymouth compete at NLC meet
Warsaw beat out NorthWood 308-310 to split top honors in the final Northern Lakes Conference standings, while Plymouth placed seventh with a team score of 335 at the NLC Meet at Maple Crest on Saturday.
Dec. 16, 1956 - May 16, 2013
BREMEN âÂ Terrence âT-Boneâ Finney, 56, of Bremen, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. He was born Dec. 16, 1956 to George Everett and Mary (Moon) Finney in Midland, Mich. He married Tracy Johnson on Oct. 25, 1980.
Terry graduated from IUSB with a business degree. He owned and operated Partners Construction, making a living with his owned skilled hands. Terry was also a Chicago Bears fan.
Irene Louise Fair
Dec. 28, 1937 - May 16, 2013
NORTH LIBERTY âÂ Irene Louise Fair, 75, residing in North Liberty, passed away at 6:03 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013 in her home.
She was born Dec. 28, 1937 in South Bend, a daughter of Raymond and Viola (Hively) Nye, and has lived in this area all of her life.