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November 30th

Grolich still serving the community

November 30, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth EMS/Fire Department may be losing an important employee, but they are gaining a key volunteer.
A seemingly permanent fixture in the Plymouth firehouse — Assistant Chief John Grolich — is looking at his retirement, but he is proof that public service is in his DNA.
“There is some traveling that my wife and I want to do, but I plan on staying on as a volunteer,” said Grolich. “I think I still have something to offer and I’m going to try to help as much as I can.”

Following the plan, Plymouth Schools get passing grade

November 30, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Only six years ago, the Plymouth Community Schools Corporation was on Title I school probation. Within two short years, they were off probation.
Superintendent Daniel Tyree said, “We formed a committee of representatives of the teachers’ union, parents, teachers, administrators and community members to work on a plan. Thanks to the work of our administrators and teachers following the plan, today we are scoring some of the highest scores possible.”

Death Notices 11-30-10: Brian E. Boldizar, Charles S. Bolze, Joyce A. Fuller, Samuel R. Larkin, Emma Ann Rhoads and Robert Nicolas Rhoads

November 30, 2010

Brian E. Boldizar
Nov. 28, 2010
MISHAWAKA — Brian E. Boldizar, 32, of Mishawaka, formerly of Bath, Mich., died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 in the emergency room of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. 
Arrangements (to be held in Michigan) are pending with Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Charles S. Bolze
Nov. 25, 2010
WALKERTON — Charles S. Bolze, 91, of Walkerton, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010 at his residence.

Annette Marie Smith

November 30, 2010

Jan. 12, 1937 — Nov. 28, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Annette Marie Smith, 73, a Plymouth resident since 1996, died at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 in the Life Care Center, Rochester.
The daughter of Wilburn and Nancy Marie Ebersole Turner, Annette was born Jan. 12, 1937 in Kodak, Ky.
June 1, 1957, in Chicago, Annette became the bride of George Smith.
Annette had worked as a nurse-bookkeeper in Chicago for Dr. Oscar Simon for 20 years and Dr. Marvin Brown for 10 years, retiring in 1993.

Phyllis Irene Smith

November 30, 2010

Jan. 17, 1936 — Nov. 28, 2010
NORTH AURORA, Ill. — Phyllis Irene Smith, 74, of North Aurora, Ill. died peacefully at her home Nov. 28, 2010 after a long and valiant battle with cancer.
Phyllis was born Jan. 17, 1936 to Fredrick M. and Estella V. Wolff in Walkerton. She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1954 and went on to earn her education degree from Indiana University in 1958. July 26, 1959, she married James O. Smith of Rochester.

Triton surges past Bethany Christian

November 30, 2010

GOSHEN — Locked in a 19-all tie at the half, Triton head coach Adam Heckaman decided to take a gamble in the second half.
Switch up to a man-to-man defense to deny easy buckets in the paint and take a chance against Bethany Christian senior small forward Marla ZumFelde.
The gamble worked as sophomore Shana Anderson held ZumFelde to just four of her game-high 14 points after the break, and the Lady Trojans surged past the host Bruins for a 50-39 win at Goshen Monday.

November 29th

Celmer continues work on Eagle Scout project

November 29, 2010

PLYMOUTH — When Sarah Hendrix, executive director of Marshall County Neighborhood Center, was approached by Boy Scout Corey Celmer about doing his Eagle Scout project, she was happy and relieved.
“The outside of the center had been somewhat neglected,” she said, “and the shrubs and plants had gone way beyond their usefulness.”
But, after the three-month project was competed, she was absolutely amazed, she said, at the extent to which Celmer and his crew had improved the exterior.

Fire scare at Museum caused by electrical issues

November 29, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth fire personnel responded to an alarm Sunday night at the Marshall County Historical Museum in downtown Plymouth.
According to Fire Chief Andy Metsker, a call came in from 911 and other sources at 7:22 p.m.
Metsker said it took nearly 30 minutes to determine that the problem was electrical issues with the elevators in the basement of the original building.

New Christmas album accompanies DMHO tour

November 29, 2010

NASHVILLE — Adding to the Christmas cheer for the holiday is a special musical treat.
Plymouth’s Denver Bierman — and the Mile High Orchestra — will be coming to the Plymouth Wesleyan Church Thursday, Dec. 2 for its only Indiana appearance of the Christmas tour. Along with that, DMHO have just released a new album of Christmas music, available through Somerset Re-cords.

Death Notices 11-29-10: Marjorie E. Oberlander, Debra L. Schildmeier

November 29, 2010

Marjorie E. Oberlander           
Nov. 26, 2010
KNOX — Marjorie E. Oberlander, 86, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, in Golden Living Center, Knox. 
She is survived by a daughter, Emma Louise (Bob) Tingley of Knox; son, Russell (Kay) Close of Williamsburg, Ky.; brothers, Wilford and Douglas Rensberger; sisters, Katie Alexander and Emma Ernest; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 
There will be no services or visitation. 
Cremation will take place. 
Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel assisted the family with arrangements. 

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