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January 17th, 2011

Karen M. Wood

January 17, 2011

June 12, 1948 – Jan. 13, 2011
GRIFFITH — Karen M. Wood, 62, of Griffith, passed away at 8:24 p.m., at the Riley Residence in Munster.
Karen was born June 12, 1948 in Hammond, to Max and Helen (Cromley) Sechner Jr. After her mother’s death, her father was later married to Eleanor Sechner.
She was a 1966 graduate of Griffith High School and attended one year of college. On May 13, 1976 Karen was married to Michael Wood in Kankakee, Ill. He preceded her in death.

Trojans trounce Cavs 69-49

January 17, 2011

BOURBON — Triton’s 5-3 start to the season was anything but overwhelming, especially considering the level of expectations placed on the Class A third-ranked three-peat sectional champs.
The good news for the Trojans is they seem to be regaining some of their former swagger. And that was bad news Saturday night for Culver.

Lancers try to unseat 4-peat champ Cats as Girls Bi-County opens Tuesday

January 17, 2011

The past few Bi-County Tournaments have seemed like something of a foregone conclusion, with Oregon-Davis topping the pile four straight years. With four-time tourney MVP Gabbi Minix and the rest of that dynasty long gone, however, this year’s 34th annual girls tilt could be the end of an era.
Just not if the Bobcats have anything to say about.

Strong 2nd half gives Slicers edge over Plymouth

January 17, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth hung tough with LaPorte for a half, but the Slicers turned it up after the break.
The Pilgrims held a slight, 25-23 advantage over the visitors at halftime, but they were outscored 17-9 in the third quarter on their way to a 54-56 nonconference loss at The Rock Saturday.

Super sub Kopetski powers Lancers past Knox

January 17, 2011

LAKEVILLE — Four games ago, LaVille opted to convert senior Kaitlyn Kopetski into a super sub.
Four consecutive wins later, the move looks like a stroke of genius.
In the latest installment Kopetski, a 5-foot-11 forward, hit 11 of 13 from the charity stripe en route to a season-high 21 points, pulled in nine rebounds, and handed out three assists to power the Lancers to a 53-46 Northern State Conference girls basketball win over visiting Knox at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium Saturday.

January 16th

They set the standard at work & at home

January 17, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The list of accomplished Plymouth alums is a long one. Don and Evelyn Heim, members of the class of 1958 could likely take accolades for two different careers.
Both had acclaimed careers in the aerospace industry, and even with the high pressure demands of their jobs also raised three daughters. For the era in which they achieved both, they were a non-traditional family indeed.

Giving tickets made quicker

January 17, 2011

BOURBON — Police officers from the Bourbon and Plymouth Departments will soon be using the Indiana Supreme Court’s electronic Citation and Warning System (eCWS).
Instead of writing tickets, officers use a hand-held scanner to read bar codes on a drivers’ license and registration. The information on the license and/or registration is automatically entered on the ticket form.

Culp promoted to Det./Lt.

January 17, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department has a familiar face as a new Detective Lieutenant.
Duane Culp — a veteran of more than 20 years service in the Sheriff’s Department — successfully completed the promotion process and takes over as third in command at the Sheriff’s office with the appointment.
The process is an exhaustive one that began under outgoing Sheriff Jon VanVactor and concluded shortly after new Sheriff Tom Chamberlin began his duties.

Death Notices 1-15-11: Esther F. Books, Lester Dee Carvey, Kenneth Fear, Gertrude R. Nawara, Harry R. Sundine

January 17, 2011

Esther F. Books
Jan. 12, 2011
ROCHESTER — Esther F. Books, 95, of Rochester, died at the Life Care Center Wednesday, Jan. 12.
She is survived by three grandchildren; two great-grandsons; one brother; a son-in-law and his wife; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, and one hour prior to services Monday.
Services are Monday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m.
Burial will be at Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.

Marian L. Craiger

January 17, 2011

Aug. 22, 1921 — Jan. 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Marian L. Craiger, 89, formerly of Elkhart, passed away at 10:42 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center – Plymouth Campus.
Always caring of others, she is now in the loving care of her Lord Savior.
In August of this past year Marian returned from the mission fields in the Dominican Republic where she assisted her son and daughter-in-law as a “prayer warrior and caregiver.” She has resided at Miller’s Assisted Living in Plymouth since her return.

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