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December 26th

Laura Slabaugh

December 26, 2013

Laura Slabaugh
July 25, 1940 - Dec. 22, 2013
ETNA GREEN — Laura Slabaugh, 73, of Etna Green, died , surrounded by her family at her residence, at 6:12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. She had battled cancer for 3 years.
Laura was born to the late Emery E. and Fanny (Chupp) Miller on July 25, 1940 in Marshall County. She married John H. Slabaugh Dec. 1, 1960 in Etna Green. Laura lived her lifetime in this area and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Wayne Martin Dixon

December 26, 2013

Wayne Martin Dixon
July 11, 1962 – Dec. 21, 2013
SOUTH BEND — Wayne Martin Dixon, 51, a loving and devoted husband and father, residing in the South Bend area for the past 30 years, died in his residence with his wife and children by his side, on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.  With great determination, Wayne had fought cancer for the past eight years. He was an inspiration to all for his courage and strength

Madelyn Marie Rausch

December 26, 2013

Madelyn Marie Rausch
May 25, 1928 - Dec. 23, 2013
WINAMAC — Madelyn Marie Rausch, 85, Winamac, passed away at 12:23 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, Ind.
She was born May 25, 1928, in Brainard, Ky., to Isom and Lula Allen Holbrook. She was married to Wilbert H. Rausch on Jan. 12, 1948, in Winamac, IN. He passed away June 28, 1970.
Madelyn was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Winamac.
She was an avid gardener and enjoyed being outdoors and caring for her animals. Madelyn loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Lisa Ann Funfer

December 26, 2013

Lisa Ann Funfer
March 9, 1964 - Dec. 21, 2013
PLYMOUTH - Lisa Ann (Bloom) Funfer, 49, of Plymouth passed away suddenly of an existing yet unknown heart condition on Saturday at 5:05 p.m. in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center E.R. - Plymouth. She and her husband Glenn made their home on E. Harrison St.,
Ann was born on March 9, 1964 in Plymouth, the daugh
In high school she played sax in the band and was active on the swim team and graduated with the Class of 1982. She earned a Bachelor Degree in Management from Purdue University - West Lafayette. Later she completed

John R. Shorter

December 26, 2013

John R. Shorter
Aug. 4, 1924 - Dec. 22, 2013
PLYMOUTH - John R. “Jack” Shorter, 89, died in his Webster Avenue home, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 following an illness. Jack loved his family and maintained a sense of humor to the end that gave them a sense of peace.
Born in South Bend on August 4, 1924, he was the son of Charles A. and Gale (Martin) Shorter. As a youth the family moved to Marshall County and he graduated from West High School with the class of 1942 and immediately served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army / 277th Field Artillery.

City trash pickups delayed; holiday schedule in effect for next week

December 26, 2013

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth residents are reminded that trash pickup is delayed one day because of the Christmas holiday. Wednesday's route is being done today, and Thursday's pick-ups are scheduled for Friday.

Next week's schedule will be the same as this week, due to the New year's Day holiday.

The Street Department will also pick up used real Christmas trees that are placed at the curb. Residents are asked to remove tree stands and lights.

Call 936-2017 for questions.

December 24th

Marshall County Schools make the grade

December 24, 2013

MARSHALL COUNTY — The long awaited grades for the schools that serve Marshall County students were released late Friday morning by the Indiana Department of Education.

For the seven school districts which serve Marshall County, there was not a failing school among the 22 on the list. Only one, Culver Middle School, earned a D grade, the lowest grade awaded to the county’s school districts.

Missing man found dead

December 24, 2013

GROVERTOWN — A body found in a ditch was identified as Isaiah Grounds, who was reported missing on Dec. 10 after an automobile accident.

Details on the story in today's Pilot News.

Tracking Santa

December 24, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS - Before visions of sugarplums dance in their heads, Indiana children can keep an eye on Old Saint Nick's journey around the globe tonight.

For more than 50 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been tracking Santa on Christmas Eve and providing children and anyone young at heart with up-to-date information about Santa's whereabouts.

U.S. Army Capt. Ruth Castro says NORAD uses the latest technology to pin down the exact location of the reindeer-powered sleigh.

December 23rd

Helping a community

December 23, 2013

BOURBON — A project that allowed the community to come together to help less fortunate families in the Triton School District is being considered a success.

The scope and details of this community wide effort is featured in today's Pilot News.

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