August 28th, 2014
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LAKEVILLE â€” A Lakeville resident was given a fright when lightning struck near him while he was working on his farm on Aug. 26.
Phil Shafer, 51, was working on a Bobcat skid loader when at 10:54 a.m., lightning struck near the implement.
â€śWe took out a first responder unit, an EMT ambulance, and paramedic ambulance that went. We had a whole team of people there in case you need them,â€ť said Mike Hargreaves, a firefighter and EMT with the Lakeville Volunteer Fire Department.
Hargreaves reported that Shafer awake and talking before he was taken to the hospital.
LAKEVILLE â€” A former State Representativeâ€™s memory was recognized at the ribbon cutting for the new US 31 highway that stretches from the 20 bypass in South Bend and goes to US 30 near Plymouth.
The new piece of highway is estimated to save Hoosiers 30 minutes driving time when US 31 is fully completed in 2015.
Among the VIPS were Governor Mike Pence and U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski, as well as the late Representativeâ€™s widow and other sons and daughters. The lawmakerâ€™s name now graces a portion of US 31 as the Richard W. Mangus Memorial Highway,
PLYMOUTH â€” An increase in the price of parking at the Plymouth High School during the Blueberry Festival could bring in as much $15,000-$20,000 over last yearâ€™s total of $40,364. Those parking at Plymouth High School this year will pay $8, up from $5. This is the first price increase since 1993.
The parking lots and grassy areas at PHS have been used since the 1980â€™s as the official parking for the festival. However, it wasnâ€™t until 1992 that the organizers began keeping data. In the past 21 years, the official parking during the festival has brought in $525,000.
Feb. 28, 1920 - Aug. 23, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Edythe L. Wilson, age 94, of Plymouth, passed away at 10:55 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, in Plymouth.Â
Aug. 25, 2014
ETNA GREEN â€” Larry Fretz, 77, of Etna Green, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 in his home.
Arrangements are pending at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home.
Aug. 26, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Patricia Hite, 61, Plymouth, died, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at her home.
Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, is handling the arrangements for the family.
Aug. 26, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Dorothy Underwood, 92, Plymouth, died, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
PLYMOUTH â€” Wednesday DuPont Pioneer in Plymouth celebrated their 25th anniversary in Plymouth.
Special guest speakers included the Director of Indiana State Department of Agriculture Ted McKinney and Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
â€śPlymouth has a very unique growing area,â€ť said Mark Letsinger, production location manager of the Plymouth Pioneer facility. â€śThe great lakes provide a tempered climate which is very beneficial to growing seed corn as well as other specialty crops.â€ť
The Union-North United School Corporation will hold their regular meeting on August 28 in the media center at LaVille High School on US 31 South.
Below is posted their proposed agenda for the evening.
UNION-NORTH UNITED SCHOOL CORPORATION
BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES MEETING
August 28, 2014
Immediately Following the Board of Directors of the Building Corporation Meeting
The meeting will be held in the LaVille Jr.-Sr. High School, Media Center 69969 US 31 South, Lakeville, IN 46536
ORDER OF BUSINESS:
Meeting Called to Order: ____________
Ida Ruth Brettin
March 28, 1929 â€“ Aug. 23, 2014
GROVERTOWN â€” Ida Ruth Brettin, 85, of Grovertown, passed away at home, where she lived with her daughter Deb (Clifford) Rose and grandson Justin White with her loving family around her.
March 17, 1957 - Aug. 24, 2014
ETNA GREEN â€” Douglas Clark, 57, of Etna Green, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. in his home after an illness.
Doug was born March 17, 1957 to William E. Clark and Betty (Everly) Clark at Bremen. He has been a lifelong resident of Bourbon.
Doug loved to do woodworking making tables and furniture in his spare time. He raised veal and was a dairy farmer. Doug attended Triton High School and The Bremen Missionary Church. He will be greatly missed by all.