October 11th, 2010
PLYMOUTH â€” It wouldnâ€™t make Eric Wakeland upset if the next tire he carried over the wall was headed for his tractor.
The NASCAR veteran who currently performs that task for the crew of David Gilliland feels hometown life and the family farm calling him.
â€śIâ€™m going to be 41 in November I really donâ€™t want to be carrying tires over the wall all that much longer if I donâ€™t have to,â€ť he said.
PLYMOUTH â€” The last in this yearâ€™s series of Second Friday events in downtown Plymouth featured the band Kickbush with their high-energy arrangements.
Band members include Paul Duda (bass); Brad Ebert (drums). Matt Record (vo-cals/guitar) and Andy Mad-den (lead guitar.)
Sponsoring the Oct. 9 event was Tim Martin Buick Pontiac GMC. Although the dealership is not located in the downtown, Tim Martin, as other businesses have this year, sponsored the event to encourage area residents to shop locally.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth High School welcomed marching bands from 15 high schools on Saturday in the 12th annual Harvest Festival of Bands.
The bands began performing at 5 p.m. and the last performance ended near 9:30 p.m.
First place in Class A went to Elkhart Central with 75.05 points and closely following was the second place winner, Warsaw, with 71.50 points. Third place Chesterton had 70.90 points.
Bands are judged on music performance, visual performance and general effect by a panel of six judges who are watching for specific techniques.
LAKEVILLE â€” The Panthers needed just one goal Saturday to reclaim their title.
Eduardo Salinas scored a clean-up goal less than seven minutes in, and the NorthWood defense made the lone strike stand up as the Panthers unseated last yearâ€™s champion LaVille 1-0 in the LaVille Boys Soccer Sectional championship game to restore themselves as sectional titleholders Saturday at Newton Park.
Tracy K. Baca
Oct. 9, 2010
STURGIS, Mich. â€”Â Tracy K. Baca 32, of Sturgis, Mich., formerly of Rochester, passed away at 12:27 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 in Sturgis, Mich.
She is survived by her children, Nadia Baca of Plymouth, and Alex Baca of Plymouth; parents, Chuck (Jane) Rupp of Akron, and Sharon (Mike) Clemans of Rochester; sisters, Hannah Rupp of Akron, and Tammy Tilton of Knox; a grandfather, James Rupp of Rochester; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.Â
Graveside services will take place at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester.
June 3, 1937 â€”Â Sept. 26, 2010
SUN LAKES, Ariz. â€” Robert Wayne Brockus, 73, of 26455 South Hogan Drive, Sun Lakes, Ariz., formerly of Culver and Argos, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at Saint Joseph Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz.
He was born June 3, 1937 in Argos, to Buros and Margaret Maier Brockus and was later employed as a bank teller. Bob married Sharon Mowiser Dec. 29, 1957 at the Walnut Church of the Brethren in Argos. She survives.
April 23, 1956 â€”Â Oct. 6, 2010
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Michael E. Ritenour, 54, ofÂ 120 E. Monroe St., Plymouth, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at 11:58 a.m., at his home.
Mike was born April 23, 1956, in Bremen, to Elmer and Virginia (Thomas) Ritenour. Mike graduated from LaVille High School, in the Class of 1974. He worked at Young Door, as a production worker and at the Ferro Corporation, as a paint mixer. He was also a member of UAW Local #5. He drove stock car, #99, for three years at Capital Raceway in Plymouth, and was an avid NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt fan.
Marie Stickley Beron HardestyÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Oct. 8, 2010
HAMLET â€”Â Marie B. Stickley Beron Hardesty, 90, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 in her home.Â
She is survived by her husband, Lyman â€śMaxâ€ť Hardesty; daughters, Beverly Beron Ault of Plymouth and Karen Hardesty Slone of Hamlet; sons: James Beron of Knox, Max Allen Hardesty of Knox and John Hardesty of Hamlet; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Joan Mapes of Bristol; and a brother, James (Kay) Seiders of Walkerton.Â
WALKERTON â€” Happy Homecoming, John Glenn.
After a nip-tuck first half, the Falcons took over the momentum just seconds before halftime and positively dominated the second half, beating Class A No. 9 Culver by a safe 35-14 margin. Meanwhile down the road, Bremen gave Glenn a little help in its hopes to claim its first Northern State Conference title in nearly 30 years with a 25-14 win over visiting Jimtown to bring the Falcons even with the Jimmies at 6-1 in the NSC standings.
BOURBON â€”Â Knox linebacker Jordan Beemâ€™s 50-yard interception return with 5.4 seconds left in the game at Triton somehow felt appropriate.
Not that Beemâ€™s touchdown-scoring tightrope walk down the sideline affected the outcome in any way, but it certainly placed an exclamation mark on the Redskinsâ€™ superlative defensive effort.
Knox forced six turnovers â€”Â three picks and three fumble recoveries â€”Â piled up six tackles for a loss, and held the Trojans to 157 yards of total offense in a 27-0 Northern State Conference football win Friday.