April 29th, 2011
Robert H. Ferguson¬†
July 8, 1931 ‚ÄĒ April 24, 2011
KOONTZ LAKE ‚ÄĒ Robert H. Ferguson, 79, passed away Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, Ind.¬†Ferguson was born July 8, 1931 in Chicago, Ill. to Howard and Evelyn (Houser) Ferguson.¬†
He is survived by his very special friend, Frances Christy.¬†Also surviving are his good friends, William and Nina Belk and many more friends from the Hoosier Old Wheels Car Club.¬†
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce is bringing back an old city favorite to the downtown.
Once again downtown merchants will be hosting the ‚ÄúPlymouth Rock of Gold.‚ÄĚ The promotion that was a downtown favorite in the ‚Äė60s, ‚Äė70s and ‚Äė80s, returns with more deals and prizes just like the first go around.
‚ÄúLots of people who grew up in Plymouth remember the Rock of Gold,‚ÄĚ said Chamber of Commerce Board member Anna Corbett. ‚ÄúWe have a whole new generation now that will get to know it.‚ÄĚ
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Plymouth Mayor incumbent Mark Senter (R) will run unopposed until the November election, when the winner of Tony Gamble and Jim Vinall will run for the office.
Vinall feels that infrastructure, housing, and planning for the future are things that Vinall says would be keys in his administration.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Three men will vie for the chance to run to be the Mayor of Plymouth in the coming local election. Incumbent Republican Mark Senter will face the winner of Tony Gamble and Jim Vinall, who will square off for the Democratic Party spot for the office.
Gamble has run in what he calls an ‚Äúauthentic manner.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúI feel it is important that they (Plymouth citizens) know and understand me for the person that I am,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúI will not campaign with a big budget, but rather with hard work, and a big heart.‚ÄĚ
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Plymouth was competitive but took a pair of Northern Lakes Conference losses to Northridge and Goshen at home on Senior Night.
Northridge topped the pile with a 72-60 win over Goshen, while the Redskins split with an 85-47 win over the Pilgrims. Plymouth fared better in the Raiders match-up but still fell 74-58 in the rainy, windy and cold conditions Thursday.
One of the hot topics of discussion in the community the past few days is the closing of MPI. Knox Mayor Rick Chambers heard about the rumor and decided to take steps to ease people‚Äôs minds.
‚ÄúIn an effort to dispel rumors that I am going to close MPI, let me say this is completely false. The City of Knox is in the business of expanding industry, not closing it,‚ÄĚ Chambers said.
Betty Jean Kaminski
March 6, 1932 ‚ÄĒ¬†April 25, 2011
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Betty Jean Kaminski, 79, of Parkview Ave., Plymouth, formerly of Argos, died at 10:15 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2011 at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 6, 1932 in Bartow, Fla., to Jasper and Pansy (Dyson) Anderson and over to the Argos Community in 1955, coming from Dayton, Ohio.
She married Kenneth M. Kaminski March 6, 1952 in Henrietta, Texas. He preceded her in death Feb. 27, 2007. Betty was a housewife.
Clifford Duane Schlabach
Oct. 10, 1949 ‚ÄĒ April 19, 2011¬†
DUNEDIN, Fla. ‚ÄĒ Clifford Duane Schlabach, 61, of Dunedin, Fla., passed away April 19, 2011, in the presence of his loving family following a courageous five year battle with cancer.¬†
He was an avid photographer and his beautiful photography, good humor and free spirit will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.
Cliff was born to Albert and Kathleen Schlabach Oct. 10, 1949, in Kendallville, Ind.¬†His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in St. Petersburg, Fla.¬†
Nov. 17, 1922 ‚ÄĒ March 2, 2011
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ DellaMae Lucas, 88, of Plymouth, formerly of Knox, passed away Wednesday, March 2.
DellaMae was born Nov. 17, 1922 in Pulaski County to Oscar and Della (Rhinebarger) DePoy, both deceased. Feb. 15, 1941 she married John E. Lucas. He preceded her in death July 16, 2003.
She and her husband John were caretakers of Round Lake Cemetery for many years, she retired after 14 years as the clerk for the superintendent of the Starke County Highway Department.
Raymond T. Pierson
Dec. 5, 1925 ‚ÄĒ April 25, 2011
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Raymond T. Pierson, 85, formerly of E. Baker St., Plymouth, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving wife and family in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home at 3:40 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2011.
Raymond was born in South Bend Dec. 5, 1925 to Louis V. and Victoria Rataczak Pierson. Ray attended school at St. Adelbert and Central High School in South Bend before joining the Navy.¬†
He enlisted in the Navy Jan. 3, 1943; he served in the Pacific Theater on the USS Mascorna and the USS Vela Gulf and was honorably discharged April 4, 1946.