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April 8th, 2011

Plymouth implements new ImPACT concussion testing

April 8, 2011

PLYMOUTH — With the flurry of new research coming out over the past two years on the link between concussions and chronic brain damage, Plymouth High School has decided to take action.
Led by Dr. Tony McPherron, the PHS medical staff implemented a new battery of tests this week to better evaluate the extent of a student athlete’s injuries and determine a length of treatment. Called ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing), it is the first computerized concussion evaluation system.

Pilgrims fall to Indians, 7-2

April 8, 2011

PLYMOUTH — In their season-opener Tuesday, the Pilgrims overcame some shaky fielding with big bats.
On Wednesday, Plymouth players made just one error, but they couldn’t string enough hits together at the plate to overcome the costly mistake in a 7-2 loss to South Bend St. Joseph’s at Bill Nixon Field.

April 6th

Culver Garden Court will break ground with ceremony Friday

April 7, 2011

CULVER — A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Friday, April 8 at 2 p.m. at 701 S. Main St., Culver. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded a grant in the amount of $1,445,600 to develop a 13-unit residence for the elderly under the Section 202 Supportive Housing Program. The new development will be known as Culver Garden Court and will be the twelfth Garden Court Community.

35th annual ABATE Swap Meet April 10 in Plymouth

April 6, 2011

BOURBON — Journey's End Bar and Grill, 118 S. Main St., Bourbon, will sponsor the 35th annual Region 1 ABATE of Marshall County Spring Fever Motorcycle Swap Meet Sunday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 1220 W. Madison St., Plymouth.

13 years strong, 'Catch the Spirit' Gala continues to help many in need

April 6, 2011

PLYMOUTH — What has become a staple in the community, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center/Plymouth’s annual “Catch the Spirit” Gala, has made a remarkable difference for Marshall County residents.
For example, in 2010, SJRMC’s Plymouth campus provided services that assisted 3,361 patients and included free medical care and prescription medication assistance as well as transportation, mobile health care screenings and health fairs.

Park offers plenty for summer

April 6, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Spring has finally arrived, though the temperatures continue to leave most of us skeptical.
Along with the thaw loiters the promise and excitement of another carefree, barefoot summer to come.
So, turn off all the electronic gadgets and push the kids in the direction of the door. Something as seemingly ordinary as spending the day outside, in the fresh air exploring, often turns out to be the day we can’t wait to do again. Be sure to take advantage of all the exceptional programs Plymouth Centennial Park has to offer the community this summer.

Leadership change in progress for United Way, Foundation

April 6, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The United Way of Marshall County and the Marshall County Community Foundation announced today that their joint executive director, Jennifer Maddox, will leave her position on June 30, after serving more than four years in that role.

Death notices 4-6-11: Czichilski, Hart, Pfeiffer, Osborne

April 6, 2011

Sharon Czichilski
April 5, 2011
ROCHESTER — Sharon Czichilski, 59, of Rochester, died at 12:32 a.m. April 5, 2011 at her residence.
Arrangements are pending with Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.

Annabelle S. Hart
April 3, 2011
TIOSA — Annabelle Susan Hart, 80, of Tiosa, died at 8:45 a.m., Sunday, April 3, 2011 at her residence.
She is survived by her sons: Ed (Susan) Hart of Warsaw, Rick (Susan) Hart of Mentone, and Jim (Cindy) Hart of Elkhart; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ruth Gelbaugh; and several nieces and nephews.

Janet Sue Kiefer

April 6, 2011

Janet Sue Kiefer
February 14, 1936 - April 4, 2011
BREMEN — Janet Sue Kiefer, 75, of Bremen, passed away April 4, 2011 at 9:35 am at Millers Merry Manor in Wakarusa.
Janet was born Feb. 14, 1936 in Bremen to Olen and Hazel (Senff) Ernsberger. She married Henry “Hank” Kiefer on Sept. 16, 1956, he survives.

Sierra Lahoma McCracken

April 6, 2011

Sierra Lahoma McCracken
Jan. 16, 1994 — April 1, 2011
GRAY COUNT, S.C. — Sierra Lahoma McCracken, 17, of Gray Count, S.C., passed away April 1, 2011 at the Laurens County Hospital in S.C.
Sierra was born Jan. 16, 1994 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Jason James Lowe and Kimberly McCracken-Creigbaum.
A brother, Gage Arkangel of Niles, Mich.; grandparents, Harold and Mary Ann McCracken of Elkhart, Robert and Vivian Lowe of Sapula, Okla. and Nancy McCracken of Argos, survive Sierra. Also surviving is a great aunt, Olga Fuller of South Bend, and Uncle Richard and Aunt Irene Kidder of Elkhart.

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