Archive - Aug 2010
Nov. 22, 1922 â€“ Aug. 30, 2010
PLYMOUTH â€” Lifetime Plymouth resident Ralph E. Schaal, 87, of Briarwood Avenue, died unexpectedly of natural causes Monday Aug. 30, 2010 at 9:48 a.m. in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Ralph was born the son of Ralph Cleo and Fern (Kanarr) Schaal in Plymouth Nov. 22, 1922.
He was a 1941 graduate from LaPaz High School.
June 16, 1945 he took Rula June McCan as his wife in Plymouth. This past June they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary together.
Dec. 6, 1953 â€”Â Aug. 25, 2010
ELBURN, Ill. â€” David R. Town, 52, of Elburn, Ill., passed away Aug. 25, 2010 in his home after a two-year battle with cancer.
Dave was married May 30, 1992 in St. Charles to Donna McLaughlin Town who survives. Other survivors include his parents, Bob and Dorothy Town of Bluffton, Ohio, formerly of Argos; sisters Lorie Osinski of Glen Arbor, Mich., Robin (Paul) Miller and Rhonda (Chris) Wrenger of Bluffton, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; aunts, Lena Coplen of Bourbon, Mary (Stan) Wilhelm of Argos; and an uncle, Bill (Lu) Town of Bremen.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Dec. 25, 1957 â€”Â Aug. 28, 2010
KOONTZ LAKE â€”Â Francis Christopher "Chris" Irwin, 52, passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 in Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne.Â
Chris was born Dec. 25, 1957 in Chicago, Ill. to Francis X. and Margaret M. (Quebbeman) Irwin and lived at Koontz Lake since 1974, coming from Chicago.Â
May 29, 1930 â€”Â Aug. 29, 2010
DONALDSON â€”Â Janet Barenie, 80, died of natural causes at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, in the Catherine Kasper Home.
Born in Hebron, Ind. May 29, 1930, she was the daughter of Oliver and Gertrude Gilson Berdine.
April 30, 1948 she took Alfred â€śChuckâ€ť Barenie as her husband; he preceded her in death Nov. 8, 1989.
Janet worked for the Poor Hand Maids of Jesus Christ of Ancilla Domini assisting her husband the poultry farm manager, and later worked as their receptionist.
Hayden Wolfe, Tim Gomez, Cody Langdon and Cody Benjamin work hard at securing rope to guide parking cars at Plymouth High School for this weekendâ€™s Blueberry Festival. Money made from parking is a major fundraiser for school extra curricular clubs and sports.
Carnival rides begin Thursday, while the festival kicks off Friday night and ends Monday evening.
Argos Community Schools recently welcomed the following teachers to its staff:
Front row, from left: Jennifer Alford, kindergarten; Ashley Beldon, elementary art and gifted/talented; and Shari Bloom, jr.-sr. high school business; and back row, from left: Daniel Kallenberg, jr.-sr. high school science; Ashley Thomas, Title 1 and Sherry Strahla â€“ resource room aide.
HAMLET â€” They must have something in the soil to the west.
Hensler Nurseryâ€™s of Hamlet took two of their Christmas trees to the Indiana State Fair this month and came home batting 1.000. An eight foot White Pine entered in the contest took home a Grand Champion prize and a seven foot Frazer Fir was named reserve champion. Each brought home blue ribbons.
LAKEVILLE â€” LaVille might have come up short of the win, but the Lady Lancers still walked off the court with something of a moral victory Monday.
After falling behind two games to visiting Goshen, the Lancers refused to surrender in the final game, running out the game 10-10 but still losing a prolonged 30-28 battle in a 25-21, 25-15, 30-28 loss at home.
â€śI love their effort. Iâ€™m not really disappointed when they lose when they play like they did,â€ť said LaVille head coach Leslie-ann Bloss. â€śTheyâ€™ve come a long way from where they were in the beginning of the season."
ARGOS â€” After a tentative 1-0 win over LaPorte in the first round of the Argos girls soccer invitational, the Argos girls soccer team looked to face stiffer competition in Munster. The Mustangs handled LaVille 3-0 in their semifinal and returned 10 seniors from last yearâ€™s semi-state squad. The Dragons, however, stepped up to the challenge before falling 2-1 in overtime.
Plymouth finished its home volleyball tournament 0-3 as Muncie Burris won the championship Saturday.
Haley Smart led the Lady Pilgrims with 23 total kills for the tournament, while Meagan Barron had 49 assists. Lindsay Renz recorded 16 digs overall as Plymouth slid to 3-5 on the season.
â€˘ PLYMOUTH POWERBALL TOURNAMENT
Championship: Burris beat Penn, 25-19, 15-25, 15-10.