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Bobby Tauteris is laid to rest

January 16, 2012

NORTH JUDSON — Family, friends and members of the community packed inside Braman & Bailey Funeral Home in North Judson Sunday, Jan. 15 to celebrate the life of Spc. Robert “Bobby” Tauteris Jr. and to say their final goodbyes.
Bobby lost his life Jan. 6 in Kandahar Afghanistan when the vehicle he was traveling in hit a roadside bomb. Three other soldiers lost their lives in the blast and one was seriously injured.
Bobby grew up in North Judson and was a 1986 graduate of North Judson High School.

BodyVox is Tuesday’s Huffington Concert offering

January 15, 2012

Culver Academies' Huffington Concert Series continues Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Eppley Auditorium with BodyVox, described on their website, BodyVox.com, as "a freewheeling, multi-media, boundary-bending movement troupe" whose performances combine "striking imagery and (and) humor, wit and whimsy to create refined dancing that knows no boundaries."

Nenycz: Soldier, musician

January 14, 2012

American soldier Jerry Nenycz has been known to swoop in stealth-like, with his guitar in-hand, capture your undivided attention and disarm all potential naysayers with his heartfelt original tunes and self-styled cover songs.
And if, in this endeavor, there are any unforeseen complications — which are always a possibility — he will simply employ his secret weapon. One boyish grin from Nenycz, who seriously resembles an Army Ken doll, and mission accomplished. He quickly wins you over with a song and a smile.

Bobby Tauteris comes home

January 14, 2012

The Westville Volunteer Fire Department and Knox Center Twp. Fire Department hung a giant flag over S.R. 10 in North Judson for the motorcade that brought Spc. Robert (Bobby) Tauteris Jr. back to his hometown. Spc. Tauteris arrived in North Judson earlier this afternoon.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday morning at Braman & Bailey Funeral Home. Services will begin at 1 p.m.

Bobby Tauteris receives a hero's welcome

January 14, 2012

The body of Spc. Robert Tauteris Jr. arrived in his hometown of North Judson this afternoon.
Dozens of residents lined the streets to pay respects as the motorcade and hearse passed by on its way to Braman & Bailey Funeral home.

Family shares memories of Bobby Tauteris

January 14, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Family members of Spc. Robert Tauteris spoke out about the loss of their loved one at a special press conference that was held at the Plymouth American Legion Wednesday.
Tauteris, 44, known as Bobby to family and friends, was killed last week when the vehicle he was traveling in hit a roadside bomb. Three other soldiers perished and one was wounded in the blast: Spc. Brian Leonhardt, of Merrillville, Sgt. Jonathan Metzger of Indianapolis, and Spc. Christopher Patterson, of Aurora, Ill. The soldiers were members of the Indiana National Guard’s 713 Engineer Company, Valparaiso.

Biggest Loser final registration, weigh-in Monday

January 13, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The registration deadline and first weigh-in for Fitness Forum’s Biggest Loser contest is Monday, from 5 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
More than 100 teams are signed up, and fitness manager Julie Rodriguez said that interested teams can still sign up Monday during weigh-in.
“If you’re on the fence (about whether or not to sign up) try to find somebody who has the same goals as you,” advised Rodriguez.

New electives offered at junior high

January 13, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, there will be changes at Lincoln Junior High.
LJH Principal Dan Funston presented the proposed changes to the Plymouth School Board this week.
Funston said, “We will be adding three new electives that students will sign up for in the same way they students do at the high school level.”

Davis’ unique perspective encompasses 30 years of town government

January 12, 2012

When Kay Davis exited Culver's town hall the last workday of 2011, the door closed on 30 years of her service to the town of Culver as its deputy clerk, through five clerk treasurers and countless changes, major and minor, in the day-to-day operations which keep the town running. She also represents the only consistent witness to the inner world of town operations in a gradually changing Culver over three decades.

Winter Day at the zoo, plus more weekend events

January 12, 2012

Potawatomi Zoo, South Bend is hosting Winter Day from 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The indoor Learning Center will be open and train rides are $2 per person (weather permitting). Admission is $5 per person, 2 and under are free and admission for Potawatomi Zoological Society members is free.
Other weekend events:
FRIDAY, JAN. 13
• The Plymouth Moose will host a buffet dinner — spaghetti and meat balls, ham and scalloped potatoes – from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Guests are welcome. Please contact Tom Williams at 574-936-3530 for more information.

SATURDAY, JAN. 14

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