August 25th, 2011
Mary Alice Cummings Gehrke
July 5, 1921-Aug. 22, 2011
LaPORTE âÂ Mary Alice Cummings Gehrke, age 90, of LaPorte, passed away at 2:20 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, atÂ Millerâs Merry Manor in Plymouth.
Christie L. Peterson, DVM
June 1, 1967 â Aug. 20, 2011
BREMEN âÂ Dr. Christie L. Peterson, 44, of Bremen, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20 while visiting Manistee County, Mich. Chris resided at Lake of the Woods where she enjoyed many activities.
She was the youngest of seven children born to Dr. Ronald L. and Virginia A. (Pierce) Peterson. Christie Lynn was a spirited girl born June 1, 1967 in the Plymouth Parkview Hospital.
PLYMOUTH â Following last weekâs historic loss to Bremen, the Rockies are taking some history lessons this week.
The defending Class 2A Sectional 26-champion Lions handed Class 4A Plymouth a 21-8 defeat in last Fridayâs opener, the first such win for the Lions since 1988, and the experience left a sour taste in the Rockiesâ mouths. The team is stressing tradition this Friday as it plays host to another longstanding nonconference rival in Rochester, and the stakes are a fourth-straight Hickory Stick traveling trophy.
WALKERTON â A volleyball teamâs first, and sometimes best, weapon is its serve.
That was certainly the case for John Glenn Wednesday as the Lady Falcons handed visiting South Bend Clay a 25-20, 25-10, 22-25, 25-8 defeat.
Led by Anna Schmalzriedâs six aces and Stephanie Radandtâs four, Glenn recorded 65-of-78 serving efficiency in the win.
âWeâre not very tall, so we have to serve tough and play good defense,â said Glenn head volleyball coach Merly Meares.
Bremen beats Triton at 3-way
Bremen beat both Northern State Conference foe Triton and Tippecanoe Valley with a 210, while Triton split the three-way meet with a 225 at Mill Creek Golf Course Wednesday.
Bremenâs Kaylin Worthington earned low medalist honors with a 50, while teammates Laura Davis and Kailyn Weiss shot 52 and 53, respectively, and Lindsey Allen completed the Lady Lionsâ team score with a 55.
Triton was led by Sydney Gochenourâs 51 and Hannah Jenningsâ 53, while Katlyn Watson shot a 59, and both Malanie Clemens and Sabrina Kaufman shot 62s at the meet.
PLYMOUTH â âIn all the years Iâve been looking at budgets these are the best Iâve ever seen.â
Most of the Marshall County Council could echo the sentiments expressed by President of the Council Matt Hassel as it concluded the second day of budget hearings for the coming year. The reason for the feeling was simple.
âThese were serious, bare bones budgets,â said Hassel. âI think it proves that all our department heads are aware of the kind of economy we still face and are willing to work with us to get done what we have to get done.â
PLYMOUTH âÂ Itâs unclear what started the âgas warâ among several Plymouth gasoline stations Tuesday; but local motorists wasted no time in getting to the pumps.
The Murphy station just off of U.S. 30 apparently was the first to drop its price to $3.19 a gallon. As the word spread, others stations starting matching that price and eventually going lower.
PLYMOUTH â Alex Orellana scored a hat trick, and Daniel Smith struck twice for Plymouth in a home win over visiting Whitko Tuesday.
Smith got the Rockies rolling with a goal on an Evan Glaub assist in the first minute, and Orellana scored in the second minute to put Plymouth up early. Orellana struck again in the 13th and 23rd minutes, while Smith scored his second goal in the 26th minute as a total of five different Plymouth players found the net in the win.
Plymouth earns first win with victory over LaVille
Plymouth claimed its first win of the year with a home victory over LaVille Tuesday 25-7, 25-14, 25-14 at the Rock.
Andria Shook and Amber Redinger led the Plymouth attack with five kills each, followed by Marissa German with four. German served up three aces, while Shook had one. Haley Harrell led the team in setting and passing with 12 assists and seven digs.
âąÂ PLYMOUTH 3, LAVILLE 0 (25-7, 25-14, 25-14)
Kills: Andria Shook 5, Amber Redinger 5, Marissa German 4
Aces: German 3, Shook 1
PLYMOUTH â During the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting last night, Plymouth Utility Superintendent, Donnie Davidson, reported some damage to a well at the Ledyard Water Plant.
Davidson said, âWe had some pretty severe lightning damage.â