July 13th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Since they opened March 18, the sky over the northern edge of Plymouth has blossomed from time to time with dozens of skydivers who, according to Jenny Verner, a 17-year jumper herself, â€śwant to experience the exhilaration at least once.â€ť
Jenny, her husband, Steve, David Elliott and Troy Church, all sky-divers for years with experience totaling 30,000 jumps, love the sport so much that they have brought Plymouth Sky Sports to hangar B at the Plymouth Municipal Airport in order to teach others how to freefall out of the sky 10,000 feet up, from a Cessna 182, at 120 miles an hour.
ARGOS â€” As it has done since 2002, the Marshall County 4-H Drill Team presented a program to honor the men and women of the Armed Forces, opening the Marshall County 4-H Fair Sunday night.
The team, lead by Harry Eskridge, has been using the opportunity to show their patriotism. One of the speakers for the event was State Representative Nancy Dembowski, who has also been invited to the event for the last several years.
PLYMOUTH â€” A Plymouth Police Department officer was treated for minor injuries and released following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Oak Tuesday morning.
Harley D. Miller
July 10, 2011
NAPPANEE â€”Â Harley D. Miller, 85, of 501 W. Randolph St.,Â Nappanee died at 2:05 a.m., Sunday July 10, 2011, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor after a short illness.
Austin John McCleary
Sept. 30, 1999-July 12, 2011
WARSAW â€”Â Austin John McCleary of 2102 Highlander Drive, Warsaw was released to the Lord surrounded by his parents, brothers, sister and other family members at his residence at 2 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at the age of 11.
He was born Sept. 30, 1999 to Andy D. McCleary and Angie L. (Wagoner) McCleary. Austin made an impact on his family, friends and others in the local community and beyond. He completed the fifth grade at Eisenhower Elementary School.
Helen Ruff Pettigoue
July 11, 2011
NAPPANEE â€”Â Helen Ruff Pettigoue, 82, of 705 W. Centennial St., Nappanee, died at 12:35 a.m., Monday, July 11, 2011 at Bremen Healthcare.Â
Surviving are daughters, Rita (Conrad) Tucker of Nappanee, Pamela Metzler of Elkhart; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters, Betty Canen of Lansing, Mich., Shirley Landin of Jensen Beach, Fla., and Elsie (Ralph) Snyder of Middlebury.
Jimmie Dale Cummins
Aug. 11, 1946-July 10, 2011
KNOX â€” Jimmie Dale Cummins, 64, an area resident most of his life passed away at 8:01 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2011, at his residence.
The son of Harry B. and Sylvia Brannam Cummins, Jimmie was born Aug. 11, 1946 in Sullivan.
He was a 1965 graduate of Plymouth High School. Jimmie served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965 to 1969 and was a Vietnam veteran.
June 4, 1975, Jimmie and his best friend Lorraine Smith, whom he had met at the Big Mug Drive-In, were married in the Gospel Lighthouse Tabernacle in Plymouth.
Hazel M. Sarber Skinner
April 11, 1907-July 9, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Hazel M. Sarber Skinner, 104, of 18568 6th Road, Plymouth, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 2:30 a.m. at home in the care of her family.
Hazel was born the daughter of Lewis Stout and Margaret Rhoads Stout April 11, 1907 in Marshall County. Hazel married Cyril E. Sarber Oct. 10, 1926; he died Dec. 8, 1955. She then married Howard Machlan March 27, 1957; he died March 18, 1960. She later married Arthur Skinner Jan. 14, 1973; he also preceded her in death May 17, 1985.
Avis Rose Riddle
October 1918-July 7, 2011
SOUTH BEND â€”Â Avis Rose Riddle, 92, of South Bend passed away at 5:44 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Avis was born October, 1918 to Herman Delbert and Nellie May (Harbaugh) Holloway in South Bend. She was married to Raymond Earl Riddle April 12, 1941 in Nappanee. She has lived in the South Bend and Lakeville community all her life, except when spending winters in Pharr, Texas from 1978-1996.
Dec. 11, 1925-July 8, 2011Â
BOURBON â€”Â Howard Young, 85, of 200 W. Florence St., Bourbon passed away Friday, July 8, 2011 at 9:45 p.m. in Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
He was born the son of Ray Young and Grace Johnston Young Dec. 11, 1925, in Bourbon. He married Anna Secor July 24, 1970; she passed away Jan. 5, 2009.