January 5th, 2011
June 9, 1925 â€” Jan. 2, 2011
CULVER â€”Â Nancy E. Simpson, 85, of Culver, passed away Jan. 2, 2011 at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.
Nancy was born June 9, 1925 in Goshen, one of five children born to Isaac and Lulu (Sparklin) Mummert.Â After graduating from Goshen High School, she married James Simpson Aug. 15, 1943 in Goshen.Â Together they raised three children and a foster son.
Nancy really enjoyed gardening and playing bridge with her friends as well as spending time with her grandchildren.
LAKEVILLE â€” LaVilleâ€™s boys basketball team matched NorthWood punch for punch for 29 minutes.
The other three minutes, though, knocked the Lancers back just enough to make the difference.
The Panthers, who led 36-33 at the intermission, scored eight unanswered points in the first three minutes of the second half to open a double-digit lead and turn back LaVille 78-64 at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium Tuesday.
BOURBON â€” Two of Class A No. 3 Tritonâ€™s trademarks are a sticky-fingered defense and long range accuracy, and the Trojans put both on display Tuesday.
Triton created seven first quarter turnovers by the visiting Eagles, converting them into 11 points and senior shooter Griffyn Carpenter went 4 for 5 from beyond the arc as the Trojans ran off to a 22-4 lead at the quarter break and never looked back in a dominant 69-39 win over visiting Elkhart Christian at The Trojan Trench Tuesday.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was just a little less than a year ago that Cheryl Smith was named one of Marshall Countyâ€™s Biggest Losers in a weight loss competition. And now this Culver grandma feels like the countyâ€™s biggest winner, as the first baby to arrive in 2011 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth is happy, healthy and just wonderful, according to her mother Amy Malek, Smithâ€™s daughter.
Abagail Rose Freese was born Jan. 2 at 9:15 a.m., weighing in at 6 lbs.,1 oz. and measuring 19 inches long.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was a day to organize for the coming year for the Marshall County Commissioners as well as welcome new Commissioner Greg Compton.
Compton will take over the seat previously held by Tom Chamberlin, who left to assume his duties as Sheriff of Marshall County. He will also assume several of Chamberlinâ€™s duties on various boards as the Commissioners representative.
June 30, 1935 â€”Â Jan. 1, 2011
ARGOS â€”Â Elizabeth (Morris) Bailey, 75, of State Road 10, Argos, died Jan. 1, 2011 at 1:01 a.m. at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. She had been in declining health for several years.
She was born June 30, 1935 in Morgan County, Ky., to Cletus and Alta (Sargent) Morris and lived in the Argos community since 1984.
She married David F. Wallace Sr. they were divorced later. She then married Clifford Bailey in Winchester, Ky. in 1984. They both preceded her in death.
March 5, 1952 â€”Â Jan. 2, 2011
WALKERTON â€“ Bonnie Jean Arnett, 58, of Thorn Road, Walkerton, went to be with her Lord at 9:39 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 in her residence after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Florida March 5, 1952 to Curtis and Bonnie Ropp Kindig. Bonnie worked as a laborer for eight years at A.M. General.
She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, and had a beautiful garden pond.Â Bonnieâ€™s biggest joy in life was her family and spending as much time with them as possible.Â
Bonnie was a member of the Plymouth Wesleyan Church and the Local UAW.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Just two weeks into his 2008 college season, Eric Quintanaâ€™s football career was dealt a major setback. But in mid- December, the Plymouth native and University of Indianapolis offensive lineman was given news that helped revive some old dreams.
Quintana was invited to play in the 2011 Cactus Bowl Friday at Texas A&M-Kingsvilleâ€™s Javelina Stadium, an NCAA Division II all-star football game where heâ€™ll get to showcase his skills in front of a national TV audience and scouts from around the NFL one last time.
Garrett Weil of LaPaz, a student at LaVille Elementary School, finished fifth in the feature event of Senior Honda Quarter Midgets at the Ft. Wayne Rumble over the New Year holiday. Weil is the son of Brian and Annette Weil.
PLYMOUTH â€” While Marshall County government faces challenges in the coming year, local officials feel confident of the countyâ€™s abilities to meet them. The economy remains the topic on everybodyâ€™s mind and the effect of decreasing tax revenue on county services.