August 11th, 2011
KNOX â€” Starke County Treasurer Linda Belork was removed from office Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11 by a unanimous decision of Starke County Commissioners Dan Bridegroom, Kathy Norem and Jennifer Davis. This decision came during the second emergency meeting of the day, a joint session of commissioners and the Starke County Council.
Bridegroom, who holds the position of commissioner president, opened the meeting with a summary of events that had taken place earlier in the day.
PLYMOUTH â€” Today, communities throughout the United States and Canada are sharing in some summer treats for a cause.
Itâ€™s the sixth annual Miracle Treat Day, and the local DQ Grill & Chill will give a percentage of its Blizzard sales to Riley Hospital for Children.
Plymouth led the fundraising efforts in 2010 by more than $15,000 over other DQs throughout the state. For more than a decade, the Plymouth DQ Grill & Chill has been leading efforts for Riley Hospital for Children over 299 DQs statewide.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Marshall County Health Department may soon add another member to their staff.
Wes Burden, health department director, visited the county council meeting Monday to discuss hiring a part-time health educator. Burden said that the state of Indiana is pushing the health department to expand in ways that they donâ€™t have the staff for or that their current staff is not trained on.
KNOX â€” Starke County Commissioners gave the order to terminate all employees in the Starke County Treasurer's office in a public meeting, which was held this morning (Thursday, Aug. 11) and which took place after an emergency executive session of the commissioners.
The termination order was due to an unresolved issue in the 2009 audit by the State Board of Accounts of the Starke County Treasurer's office.
Starke County Commissioner President Dan Bridegroom read a release for members of the media and anyone else in attendance.
SQUAMISH, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA â€” The Ball State menâ€™s basketball team opened its foreign tour of Canada with an impressive 104-61 victory over Quest University in Squamish, British Columbia. The game was played with international basketball FIBA rules, including four 10-minute quarters.
Six different Cardinals scored in double figures in the victory, while all 11 Cardinals scored at least four points. The Cardinals scored 59 points in the second half as they hit 65.8 percent (25-of-38) from the field in the frame.
Culver's Parks and Recreations board voted to formally express its opposition to placement of more than 60 45-story wind turbines in an area including land affecting the Culver-Lake Maxinkuckee community, at the board's monthly meeting August 3.
The decision grew from discussion of a then-upcoming "town hall" style meeting at the Culver Elementary School August 13. Board member Patty Stallings said the company proposing to place the turbines, Next Era Energy of Florida, has visited Culver's Lions and Kiwanis Clubs and Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council.
Allen Ray Marshall
Dec. 5, 1922-May 27, 2011
May V. Dixon
Aug. 8, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â May V. Dixon, 97, died Aug. 8, 2011 at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth of natural causes.
She is survived by a son, Lewis E. Troyer of Florida; brother, Donald E. Gross of Rochester; and two grandchildren.
Visitation is Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.
Funeral service is Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnson-danielson.com.
June 6, 2010
Raymond Ira ClevengerÂ
Aug. 3, 2011
WALKERTON â€”Â Raymond Ira Clevenger, 81, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth after a short illness.
Survivors include his wife, Doris; two sons, Dennis (Cindy) Clevenger of Tempe, Ariz. and Russell (Peggy) Clevenger of Elkhart; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Darrell â€śBuckâ€ť Elliott
Aug. 10, 1938-Oct. 9, 2008
INMAN, S.C. â€”Â Darrell â€śBuckâ€ť Elliott died Oct. 9, 2008 in Inman, S.C. at the age of 70. He was born Aug. 10, 1938 to his loving parents, the late Alfred I. and Dorthea M. Elliott in Argos where he was raised. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines. Upon his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps in April of 1959, he began a 40-year career with R.R. Donnelley & Sons in Warsaw and retired from the Spartanburg, S.C. facility.