September 7th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Construction on Pioneer Dr. has reached the home stretch, according to a report from DLZ Engineering in the county commissioners meeting Tuesday.
Road workers finished the final placing of asphalt on Pioneer Dr. Tuesday and plan to pave Jim Neu drive later this week.
â€śTheyâ€™re moving right along out there,â€ť commented commissioner Kevin Overmeyer.
Over the next month, the new road will be decked out with markings, monuments, and signs in preparation for the first traffic it has seen since the project began in spring of 2010.
PLYMOUTH â€” Several citizens visited the Plymouth Park Department board meeting Tuesday night to express their concern and appreciation for Gina Young, recreation director.
Young was terminated by the city of Plymouth Aug. 8 for a total of 17 violations, mostly to do with child labor laws.
Judy Delp presented findings that she had collected by speaking with Young, looking at a copy of Youngâ€™s personnel file that Young had shown her, and reviewing a news release from the city of Plymouth regarding the termination.
BREMEN â€” Mark Wagner started playing tennis almost by accident as a sophomore in high school.
Nearly 45 years later, the Bremen Assistant Tennis Coach notched his 300th win as the Lions beat Rochester in the first match of their home tourney Saturday.
â€śIt was a big accomplishment because it not only shows his coaching ability but longevity as well,â€ť said Bremen Head Tennis Coach Andrew Rohde.
While Rohde and his players knew it was coming, Wagner was blindsided by the milestone.
Plymouth still perfect in win over NorthWood
Plymouth whitewashed NorthWood 5-0 in a Northern Lakes Conference meet on the road Tuesday.
The Pilgrims won in straight sets on all courts and surrendered a total of 10 games in the win, including three at No. 1 singles, where Gabe Vervynckt beat Brennan Angle 6-2, 6-1, and four at No. 2 doubles, where Matt Flynn and Joe Knapp trumped Shawn Stahley and Austin Sanders 6-3, 6-1.
Plymouth stays unbeaten at 8-0 overall with a 3-0 NLC mark, while the Panthers remain winless at 0-8 and 0-3 in the conference.
â€˘ PLYMOUTH 5, NORTHWOOD 0
Larry D. Jones, DDS
Dec. 8, 1934-Sept. 2, 2011
FISHERS â€”Â Larry D. Jones, DDS, 77, of Fishers, passed away at his residence Sept. 2, 2011. He was born Dec. 8, 1934 in Momence, Ill.
Larry was a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry. He married Susan Peters, and had a private dental practice for more than 30 years.
Larry is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Susan Jones; sons, Mark, Tim and Anthony Jones; stepdaughter, Julie Robinson; three grandchildren; a sister and a brother.
Gene R. Siddall
Feb. 20, 1929-Sept. 2, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Gene R. Siddall, 82, passed away at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 in the Center for Hospice Care in Elkhart. Formerly of Argos, Gene has been a resident on North Michigan Road, Plymouth for the past 20 years.
Gene was one of 10 children born to Glenn C. and Frieda (Heyway) Siddall. His birth was Feb. 20, 1929 in Kokomo. He was a graduate of Elston High School in Michigan City.
He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959.
Floyd Samuel Bender
Sept. 3, 2011
BREMEN â€”Â Floyd Samuel Bender, 74, 5117 Beech Road, Bremen, died Saturday, Sept. 3, at 5:08 a.m. at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend, where he had been a patient since Friday.
H. LaVon Kuhn
Sept. 1, 2011
NAPPANEE â€”Â H. LaVon Kuhn, 84, of Lakeland Rehabilitation and HealthCare, Milford, formerly of Nappanee, died at 12:25 p.m., Thursday.
Surviving are a daughter, Trudy Jones; a son, Ted (Kelly) Kuhn, both of Nappanee; a stepdaughter, Joy Gates, Goshen; six grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a brother, Lowell (Marilyn) Kuhn, Bremen.
Visitation is for two hours prior to the 12 p.m. funeral service, Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the First Brethren Church. Burial will be in Bremen Cemetery.
Linda Jean White
May 18, 1955 - Aug. 30, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Linda Jean White, 56, of Plymouth, passed away at 1:03 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. She was born May 18, 1955 in Indianapolis to Donald G. White, M.D. and Beverly (Stroupe) White. Her father preceded her in death in 1977.
Alyce M. Fritz
April 12, 1919 â€“ Sept. 1, 2011
SOUTH BEND â€” Former South Bend and Plymouth resident, Alyce M. (Mrs. Fawn) Fritz, 92, passed away at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Bremen Health Care Center where she has resided the past four years.
Alyce was one of six children born to Ray O. and Jessie M. (Turner) Baker. She was born in Ramsey, N.D. April 12, 1919. The family moved to the Marshall County area and Alyce graduated with the LaPaz High School class of 1937.