August 10th, 2011
Raymond ‚ÄėTiny‚Äô Bockman
Nov. 30, 1939-Aug. 4, 2011
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ¬†Raymond ‚ÄúTiny‚ÄĚ Bockman, 71, 9151 11th Road, Plymouth, passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at 6:04 a.m., at Elkhart Hospice House, Elkhart.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Last night, the Plymouth Board of Aviation Commissioners awarded a bid for the re-siding of the terminal building. The project is just one on a long list of improvements that are being made at the airport.
The bid was awarded to Johnson Builders of Knox. According to the commissioners, Johnson had the low bid for the second time. The bid of $51,277 includes insulation as well as siding.
LAPORTE ‚ÄĒ Plymouth‚Äôs season-long goal thus far has been to break 400 for 18 holes. For Tuesday‚Äôs New Prairie Invitational head coach Jack Kinney decided, heck, why not break 380?
The Lady Pilgrims reached that goal with room to spare, turning in a 376 to nose out Northern Lakes Conference foe NorthWood by two strokes and finish runner-up at the tourney, placing second behind No. 6-ranked Chesterton‚Äôs record-breaking team tally of 311 at Legacy Hills in LaPorte.
MUNCIE ‚ÄĒ The Indiana Annihilators 18U travel softball team, based in Rochester, finished third in the 2011 National Softball Association B North 18U World Series July 25-28 in Muncie. The team is comprised of players from Plymouth, Rochester, Caston, North Miami, Peru and Winamac.
The Annihilators started the series by placing first in the Oufield Accuracy and Touch-em All Race and placed high enough in the Round the Horn event to win the Overall Skills competition. Alanie Sroufe from Rochester was named Miss NSA for the 18U division.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth Common Council held a public hearing last night that marks one of the first formal actions to apply for a Main Street grant.
At the July 25 meeting, City Attorney Nelson Chipman requested the public hearing, although a committee striving to identify specific projects had not yet come to a consensus. The application for the federal grant that is administered through the office of Community and Rural Affairs in Indiana is not due until October of this year; however the project proposal must be submitted by Aug. 15.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ In the course of considering changing Marshall County building inspector Chuck DeWitt‚Äôs position from part-time to full-time, county council members happened upon another topic‚ÄĒthe amount that the county actually receives for doing building inspections.
DeWitt, who does all the building inspections for the county‚Äôs communities, collects a fee of $50 per project. This amount is the same no matter how far DeWitt travels to do the inspection, or how many times he visits the same project.
Lincy Mae Jones, a local teen from Oregon-Davis High School, recently won the 2011 United States Fastpitch Association 16U Northern National Championship with her team, based out of Plainfield. The Hurricanes went undefeated to win the 2011 USFA event, outscoring opponents 42-14 and only trailing briefly during the first game en route to securing the hardware.
The Hurricanes summer tournament schedule took them through Ohio, Illinois and Indiana.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Eight young girls excitedly gathered in the lobby of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center(SJRMC) Thursday morning.
After spending most of the summer knitting tiny hats, they were ready to hopefully find some willing babies to wear their creations.
This is the fourth year that the Marshall County Boys & Girls Club kids have dedicated their summer to knitting hats for newborns.
Sue Holland, art director, and assistant teacher Glenna Huffman, worked with a group of 21 youngsters over the summer to knit 82 baby bonnets.
BOURBON ‚Äď A delay in completion of the heating and air conditioning installation at Triton Jr./Sr. High School has pushed backed the start of the student year. The first day for all Triton Elementary School and Triton Jr./Sr. High School students is now Friday, Aug. 19.
The student registration/textbook rental collection dates for Triton Elementary School are still Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration/textbook rental collection dates for the junior/senior high school have changed.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ What began with a simple request from her father has grown into a lifetime search for Coni Dubois.
Dubois, who grew up in Marshall County with her parents Rex and Nancy Allen, first began searching for her ancestors 18 years ago.
‚Äú(My father) said, Coni, find our Native American roots,‚ÄĚ said Dubois, who added that her father was raised Native American but had no idea where he had come from.
‚Äú(Their family) just didn‚Äôt talk about it, being Native American was considered bad,‚ÄĚ said Dubois.