November 11th, 2010
Jan. 5, 1925 â Nov. 10, 2010
PLYMOUTH â Ruth I. Rensberger, 85, formerly of Windmill Park, Plymouth, a lifetime area resident, died in the Meadowvale Care Center in Bluffton, Ind. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at 6:45 a.m. She had resided with her sister Mary Alice Workman in Bluffton after experiencing failing health.
Born in Tyner, Ind. Jan. 5, 1925, she was the daughter of John and Ruby (Jones) Baker. She graduated from Tyner High School.
May 9, 1944, in Plymouth, Ruth and Herman C. Rensberger were married.Â Herman died May 18, 1999.
Sept. 28, 1933 âÂ Nov. 9, 2010
PLYMOUTH âÂ Samuel C. âSamâ Johnson, age 77, of Windmill Drive, Plymouth, passed away at 5:58 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis.
Sam was born Sept. 28, 1933, in North Liberty, to Samuel Milton and Leota (Guyse) Johnson. July 13, 1957, Sam married the former Alice Ottow in Donaldson. Together they raised their three children.
Sam was retired from roadway construction and concrete work. He enjoyed going bowling and going fishing. Sam had been a resident of the Marshall County area all of his life.Â
May 29, 1929 âÂ Nov. 9, 2010
PLYMOUTH â James E. Moore, 81, Plymouth, died in the Bremen Community Hospital at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 of natural causes.
James was born in South Bend, May 29, 1929. He was the son of Marvin F. and Zeffa R. (Conklin) Moore.
April 14, 1953, he married Mildred Huff in the Trinity United Methodist Church, Plymouth.
Nov. 9, 2010
ROCHESTER âÂ Mildred F. Elliott, 91, of Rochester, died at 6:58 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Hickory CreekÂ of Rochester.Â Â Â Â Â Â
She is survived by a daughter, Janelle (Richard âDickâ) Smith of Rochester; sons, Fred A. (Joyce) Jones of Rochester and David Lee (Becky) Jones and ofÂ Florida; stepson, Bob Elliott of White Pigeon, Mich.; stepdaughter, Becky Bingaman of Three Rivers, Mich.; 20Â grandchildren; 18Â great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
INDIANAPOLIS â A local business leader has been recognized for his service by the Chamber of Commerce of the state of Indiana.
Part of the festivities at Tuesday nightâs annual Chamber Awards Banquet in Indianapolis was the announcement that the Chamberâs award for outstanding Indiana Chamber volunteers would be known as the Sam C. Schlosser award.
The honor was not a total surprise to Schlosser, who has been the President of his familyâs business â Plymouth Foundry â since 1984.
PLYMOUTH â The Plymouth High School Spell Bowl team is heading for state competition Saturday, Nov. 13, at Purdue.
The team, coached by PHS English teacher Amy Schmeltz, accumulated the third highest score in the state in regional competition for its class.
âIâve never coached a team before. I couldnât be more pleased with their progress,â Schmeltz said.
The Spell Bowl differs slightly from the traditional spelling bee in that the contestants write out the words rather than spelling them verbally.
Helen Grace (Behmer) Hess
Nov. 7, 2010
MUNCIE âÂ Helen Grace (Behmer) Hess, 92, of Muncie, formerly of Argos, died at 10 a.m. Nov. 7, 2010 at Westminster Village Nursing Home, Muncie, following a brief illness.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald; a son, Thomas (Kuniko) Hess of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Nancy (Kenneth) Bruce of Albany; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters: Lenore Schaefer of Grand Rapids, Mich., Betty Gene Wagoner of Albuquerque, N.M. and Julia Ruth Ward of Sacramento, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Riverside Intermediate School in Plymouth was excited to host Anita Beebe from the University of Notre Dame as a guest science educator for the sixth grade students.
Beebe is the Bioeyes project educator through Notre Dameâs outreach program and is working with 70 trained teachers in the area to bring the Bioeyes program to the students. Riverside is fortunate that all of the sixth grade science teachers have been trained through the program.Â
PLYMOUTH â The Plymouth Board of Aviation was pleased to hear that the cracks in the airport runway have been sealed.
The board, which met Thursday night, has been under pressure to compete the project before weather conditions prevented work. The project was previously awarded to Phend & Brown after F.E. Harding Company withdrew its quote. The board then held a special meeting to award the bid to Phend & Brown for their quote of $44,790.58.
It was noted that the project actually came in around $2,000 less than quoted.
Part 3 of 3
PLYMOUTH â Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes today.
People are exposed to identity theft almost daily and are often unaware of their risk. Even in Marshall County, false IDs and stolen Social Security numbers are bought and sold.
Sometimes even with preventative measures in place, a person can still become a victim, and may not discover it until much damage has been done. If someone discovers that you are a victim, what should you do?