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June 16th, 2011

William A. Ross Jr.

June 16, 2011

William A. Ross Jr.
Aug. 25, 1940-May 25, 2011
KOONTZ LAKE — William A. Ross Jr., 70, of Foley, Ala., formerly of Koontz Lake passed away May 25, 2011 in Pensacola, Fla. Bill was born Aug. 25, 1940 in Chicago, Ill. to William and Elsie (Phillpott) Ross Sr. May 25, 1974 in Walkerton, he was married to Sandra Skiles.

Linda S. Eby

June 16, 2011

Linda S. Eby
Nov. 18, 1942-June 12, 2011 
PLYMOUTH — Linda S. Eby, 68, of 10268 Parklane, Plymouth passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 5:55 p.m. unexpectedly at Life Care Center Rochester.
She was born the daughter of Ralph Schaal and Cora Fern Kanarr Schaal Nov. 18, 1942, in Plymouth. She married Jerry Eby Dec. 29, 1963.

James Eugene Yeazel

June 16, 2011

James Eugene Yeazel
June 19, 1927-June 11, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Former Mayor James Eugene “Jim” Yeazel died unexpectedly of a heart attack, at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 2011, eight days before his 84th birthday, at his Washington Street home in Plymouth.
An enormously popular and respected man, his loss will be felt by many who laughed at his jokes and were cheered by his presence.
Jim was born in Plymouth June 19, 1927, the son of Milo David and Cora Ellen (Green) Yeazel.

Relay for Life is Saturday

June 16, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Plans, dollars, donations... they’re all falling into place for the all-night Marshall County Relay for Life event Saturday, June 18 in Centennial Park.
The first official lap — and one of the most moving — is the ‘Survivor Lap’ at 4 p.m., an earlier start this year following opening ceremonies. The “Parade of Teams” recognizing all of their efforts will follow.
The event concludes with closing ceremonies at 6 a.m. Sunday morning.
But you don’t have to put on any miles to help out.

Decline in landlines causes problem for 911

June 16, 2011

Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin met with the county council Monday morning to discuss the lack of funding for 911 dispatch services in Marshall County. Chamberlin explained that with the rise in popularity of cell phones, many households in the county are discontinuing their landline phone service—resulting in a sharp decline of revenue going to the 911 dispatch center.

Carpenter finishes 24th at state golf finals

June 16, 2011

FRANKLIN — Time is on Quentyn Carpenter’s side. It just wasn’t Wednesday.
The Triton sophomore’s start was delayed five hours due to weather at the second round of the 75th Annual IHSAA Boys State Golf Finals, and he struggled to follow up his even-par 72 first round with a 7-over 79 at The Legends of Indiana Golf Course to slip from 19th to 24th in Franklin.

Ruth Mackie, nearly 30 years in Culver’s downtown, retires Bear End, Collectors

June 16, 2011

As the years have rolled in, not many local businesspeople continue to be familiar faces in Culver from 25-plus years back, but Ruth Mackie's is just such a familiar face, though after almost three decades as a staple of Culver's downtown business community, she's preparing to bid the Collectors antique store and the Bear End farewell, after this summer.

June 15th

Maxinkuckee Players take the show to the road

June 15, 2011

CULVER — Fans of the Maxinkuckee Players' show from years past, “Nunsense,” will be interested in the group's brand new show for this summer—”Nunsense: The Mega-Musical,” written by Dan Goggin.
“It's the same as the original (Nunsense), but with a larger cast,” said director Becky Liechty. “We have three returning cast members, Andrea Mallory as Reverend Mother, Kathy Overmeyer as Sister Mary Amnesia, and Kerri Bash as Sister Robert Ann.”

Oak Road construction workers join union strike

June 15, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A strike that began last Thursday in parts of Northern Indiana reached Plymouth Tuesday. Construction workers who are members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, including those working on the Oak Road construction near Wal-Mart, halted work Tuesday morning. They will remain on the picket line “until they can settle,” according to one worker Tuesday afternoon.
The workers held signs saying that they wanted better wages and working conditions, but the focus of the strike according to Local 150 is on keeping up with increasing healthcare costs.

Health Department may charge fee

June 15, 2011

PLYMOUTH — During the Marshall County council meeting Monday morning, Wes Burden from the health department informed the council that the state of Indiana is pushing county health departments to apply for Medicaid funding. As a result, the health department may begin charging an $8 administration fee for each vaccine given. The fee would go to pay for supplies that go along with administering shots, not for the actual vaccines themselves, which are provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are federally funded.

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