October 5th, 2014
Sept. 9, 1960 - Sept. 30, 2014
LANSING, Mich. â€” Crystal (Geisleman) Keller, age 54, of Lansing, Mich., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich., as a result of a tragic automobile accident.
Dec. 22, 1916 - Oct. 1, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Noma A. Leland, age 97, of Plymouth, passed away at 7:25 a.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Catherine Kasper Life Care Center, in Donaldson.
Noma was born on Dec. 22, 1916, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Anton and Viva (Howard) Urban. Noma became the bride of Keith L. Leland on July 11, 1936, in Hutchinson. Keith preceded Noma in passing in 1981. The Lelands moved to Plymouth, from Hutchinson, in 1937. Noma enjoyed baking, cooking, loved gardening, bird and storm watching, and the neighborhood coffee club.
Sept. 27, 1943 - Oct. 1, 2014
ARGOS â€” Ronald C. Mullins, age 71, Argos, passed away at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Memorial Hospital, in South Bend.
Donald D. Weck
Jan. 17, 1965 â€“ Oct. 1, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Donald D. â€śDonnie Jr.â€ť Weck, 49, and formerly from South Bend, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 in his home.
Born Jan. 17, 1965, Donald was the son of Donald D. Sr. and Loretta M. (Rippe) Weck. He graduated from Chesterson High School.
Donald served our country as a U.S. Marine. He will be remembered as being quick witted and he enjoyed riding his bike along the river.
NEW PARIS â€“ Smoker Craft, Inc., one of the oldest family-owned boat manufacturers, announced plans Wednesday to expand its operations, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2018.
The homegrown-Hoosier company will invest $4.1 million to renovate and equip its 500,000 square-foot production facility at 68143 Clunette St. in New Paris. Expanding with 90,000 additional square feet operational by March, the companyâ€™s growth will allow it to increase production by 50 percent and create manufacturing efficiencies in quality and consistency.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” For the coming flu season, the CDC estimates 151 to 159 million vaccines will be available for the 2014-2015 year. The flu is considered a viral sickness.
Family physician Dr. Laura Blackford of Plymouth Family and Internal Medicine said that getting vaccinated this year is as important as any other flue season.
â€śFlu can cause serious illness. There have been epidemics in the past. If more people were immunized, it would be more contained,â€ť cautioned Blackford.
BREMEN â€”Â Every year, it seems the championship at the Bremen Boys Tennis Sectional boils down to a meeting between Plymouth and the host Lions.
This year will be no different.
Plymouth cruised to a 5-0 win over LaVille, while Bremen found its way to another 5-0 win against talented Northern State Conference rival John Glenn in the semifinals at the Bremen Sectional at DeSantis Courts Friday night.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” The last day to register to vote in Novemberâ€™s general election is Monday Oct. 6.
â€śEvery vote counts,â€ť said Marshall County Election Board Chairman Sean Surrisi.
Roger Wise, Election Board Vice Chairman, and Surrisi recalled two different scenarios in the countyâ€™s recent election history. One in which the election was determined by six votes and another in which the individual won by one vote.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” Peter Kassig first visited Beirut on a college spring break trip. What the former Army Ranger from Indiana saw there prompted him to return, the next time as a medical assistant and humanitarian worker hoping to offer blankets, food and medical care to victims of the region's conflicts.
Kassig founded a nongovernmental organization that provided aid for refugees fleeing the civil war in neighboring Syria. But his work in Lebanon led to his capture by militants on Oct. 1, 2013, while en route to eastern Syria.
PLYMOUTH â€” The new Comfort Suites Hotel may soon open and stop languishing on Michigan Street. New owner Raj Patel has been working to update the building for a late October opening.
New furniture and fixtures are being added, as well as some minor construction still in the second and third floors.
â€śTheyâ€™ve gone through several different contractors. The owner has been doing the spearheading of the project himself,â€ť said Keith Hammonds, building commissioner for the city.