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November 2nd, 2010

Death Notice 11-01-10: Judith Ann Hutchison

November 2, 2010

Judith Ann Hutchison
Oct. 30, 2010
ROCHESTER — Judith Ann Hutchison 71, of Rochester, and longtime Fulton, Ind. resident, died at 7:33 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 at her residence.
She is survived by her husband, Cotus LeRoy Hutchison of Rochester; sons: Cotus Eugene Hutchison of Clinton, Ill., David Hutchison of Rochester, Tim Hutchison of Fulton, Chuck Hutchison of Eugene, Ore., Steven Hutchison of Dandridge, Tenn. and Shaun Hutchison of Dandridge, Tenn.; daughter, Pam Clay of Rochester; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brother, Bill Middaugh, Henderson, Nev.

Marjorie L. Van Vactor

November 2, 2010

Oct. 21, 1931 – Oct. 31, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Marjorie (Mudge) Van Vactor, 79, a lifelong resident of Plymouth, passed away surrounded by her family at 6:58 p.m., Oct. 31, 2010, at Pilgrim Manor, after an extended illness.
Mudge was born Oct. 21, 1931 in Plymouth to F. John and Ada L. (Goss) Hutchings. She graduated from Plymouth High School and June 12, 1949, she married Harold S. Van Vactor. They were married 60 years and shared their life together farming and building their trucking company before Harold’s death Sept. 9, 2009. 

Bernice M. Hummel

November 2, 2010

Oct. 25, 1920 — Oct. 31, 2010
BREMEN — Bernice M. Hummel, 90, of Bremen, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 at the Bremen Health Care Center. 
She was born Oct. 25, 1920 in Bremen to Arthur C. and Ruth (Carbiener) Johnson.  April 4, 1940 she married Dale Hummel. He preceded her in death. Bernice graduated from Madison School in 1938 and was a member of Bremen United Methodist Church. She was a wonderful mother, housewife and a compassionate and generous friend to all who knew her.

Guy Breeding Jr.

November 2, 2010

April 17, 1923 — Oct. 31, 2010
INWOOD — Loving father, grandpa, and great-grandpa, Guy Breeding Jr., 87, of Inwood, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at his home.
Guy was born April 17, 1923, in Waterman, Ill., to Guy M. Breeding, Sr. and Florence E. (Schreiber) Breeding. Guy moved to Plymouth in 1929, where he attended Plymouth Schools. He graduated from Lincoln High School, Plymouth, in the Class of 1942.
July 27, 1944, Guy married the former Marjorie E. Yockey, at the home of the bride.

A tasty mess to get into...

November 2, 2010

Plymouth Wesleyan Church hosted a Fall Festival Saturday, including a pie-eating contest. Pie-eating contest winner of the kids division was Zach Dixon.
Photo by Lynn Gildner

Road closed as work continues on 13th Road Bridge

November 2, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Work has begun, but 13th Road will be closed until spring as the county puts in a new bridge on the road.
Jeff Million — project engineer from DLZ — told the Marshall County Commissioners that the section of 13th Road near the bridge officially closed to traffic Oct. 12 and will remain closed until the new bridge is complete, a scheduled date of June 30 of next year. Crews officially have until July 13 to finish the project.

Motorists cautioned as Lincoln Highway re-opens

November 2, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Lincoln Highway will open once again on Saturday — but motorists would be advised to proceed with caution.
Crews have had the road shut down to work on the new Pioneer Drive that will connect S.R. 17 with U.S. 30 and crosses Lincoln Highway. At the point the roads intersect will be a new four-way stop, and motorists are being advised to be aware of the new stop.
Signs will be placed in the area to warn of the upcoming stop. While Pioneer is not yet open for crossing traffic, drivers on Lincoln Highway will still be stopping in the interim.

Plymouth's Kinney earns academic distinction

November 2, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth High School senior Erin Kinney's golf season may have ended at regionals back in September, but the accolades keep coming.
Kinney was named Honorable Mention Academic All-State last week following a strong senior season in which she led the Lady Pilgrims to an East Noble Regional berth, put up a new 18-hole scoring record for Plymouth at even-par 72, was named team MVP and claimed a third straight All-Northern Lakes Conference distinction.

November 1st

Halloween in Plymouth

November 1, 2010

Trick-or-treating in Plymouth with bee Graice Maw Thomas is Rick Thomas, in a handmade beehive.
Photo by Maggie Nixon

PHS band takes fifth at state

November 1, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Pride of Plymouth’s trip to the state finals in Indianapolis Saturday stirred a lot of interest and pride in the community. The band had made it to the semi-state level for two of the last three years, but this was their first trip to the finals.
Out of the 10 bands competing in its class, the Plymouth band of 117 members ranked fifth.
Director Bryan Ames said Plymouth was the only first-time band competing.

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