February 23rd, 2011
John J. Hutchings
May 1, 1927 â€” Feb. 19, 2011
ENID, Okla. â€” John James Hutchings died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at home in Enid, Okla.
He was born May 1, 1927 in Morris, Ill. to Forrest and Ada (Goss) Hutchings.
John grew up in Plymouth, Ind. and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1945.
John worked for the Indiana Motor Bus Company for 24 years as the Charter Coach Manager. He took many trips to Wrigley Field to see his beloved Cubs play.
Anthony Pernell Burnham
Feb. 17, 2011
MONTEREY â€”Â Anthony Pernell Burnham, 46, of 900 S., Monterey, died at 5:59 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 at his residence.
Helen Marie (Weil) Reed
March 14, 1928 â€”Â Feb. 20, 2011Â
BREMEN â€”Â Helen Marie (Weil) Reed, 82, of Bremen, passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.Â
She was lovingly cared for by her family in her home throughout her illness.
She was born March 14, 1928 in Bremen to George and Hattie (Schweisberger) Weil in the same home in which she lived her entire life.
Sept. 27, 1946 she married Paul Reed; he survives.
Sept. 4, 1957 â€” Feb. 17, 2011
WAKARUSA â€”Â Becky Lechlitner, 53, Wakarusa, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 at Elkhart General Hospital.Â
She was born Sept. 4, 1957 to Harold and Eloise (Balsley) Brenneman.Â She married Mark Lechlitner July 20, 1985 in Elkhart.
Surviving are her husband; sons, Joshua and Jared Lechlitner of Wakarusa; mother, Eloise Brenneman of Elkhart; and sisters, Beth (Ed) Kovatch of Mishawaka and Brenda (Paul) Fizer, Elkhart.Â
Preceding her in death was her father, Harold Brenneman.
Richard Chester McCoige
Jan. 14, 1938 â€”Â Feb. 18, 2011
FORT WAYNE â€” Richard Chester McCoige, 73, of Octagon Square, Fort Wayne, formerly of Plymouth, died at 11:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at Palmeras Alf Care Center, Sun City, Ariz., following a lengthy illness
He was born Jan. 14, 1938 in Plymouth to Chester M. and Alta (Shultz) McCoige and grew up and lived in the Culver community.
He married Sally A. Laudeman Aug. 1. 1992 in Fort Wayne.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth got a big lift from a freshman on Senior Night, and the Pilgrims earned a much-needed win over John Glenn 43-30 at The Rock Tuesday.
Plymouth freshman Mack Mercer scored at will on perfect 8-for-8 finishing from the floor on his way to a game- and season-high 20 points to help his team snap a four-game losing streak and finish the season strong against the Pilgrimsâ€™ Sectional 19 opponents.
LAKEVILLE â€” LaVilleâ€™s boys basketball team took care of the outcome with a 23-2 game-opening run against Oregon-Davis Tuesday.
That reduced the rest of the gameâ€™s drama to settling state leading scorer Zach Richieâ€™s final point total.
Buoyed by a revolving double team, the Lancers and foul trouble held Richie to 13 points â€” more than 25 points below his season average â€” and junior guard Jordyn Williams led four Lancers in double figures with 22 points as LaVille doubled up the Bobcats 80-40 at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouthâ€™s indoor baseball training facility, Sluggers Bullpen, will be holding a spring baseball fundamentals clinic on Saturday, March 5.
The groups for instruction will be broken down into ages five through eight; ages nine to 11 and ages 12 to 14. The clinic features Plymouth High School and Plymouth Post 27 coaches Ryan Carroll, Dean Colvin, Josh Dietz and Head Coach Tony Plothow as well as Plymouth Travel Coach Bob Caban.
DONALDSON â€” Ancilla College sophomore Lauren Krempec and graduate Tristan Hunter have signed with the Indiana University-Northwest womenâ€™s volleyball team for the 2011 season.
Hunter is a 2010 Ancilla graduate and a setter and a native of Knox.Â During her time at Ancilla, she was honored as the Outstanding Female Scholar Athlete and was an Academic All-American for the Lady Chargers.
Krempec is an outside hitter who graduated from Riley High School in South Bend.Â She earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors and made the All-Freshman Team in 2009 while playing for the Lady Chargers.Â
PLYMOUTH â€” It's been a rocky season for Plymouth, and the Sectional 19 hosts could use a fresh start.