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May 16th, 2011

Union-North cancels middle school project

May 16, 2011

LAKEVILLE — After years of a tug-of-war between patrons of the Union-North United School district who were in favor of building a new $15.4 middle school and those opposed, the matter is now off of the table.
During the meting of the school board May 12, the project was officially dropped with a vote of 3-2. Questions surrounding the proposed project concerning the need and where the money to build and operate a new facility would come from had divided the community following a 1028 pubic hearing Nov. 19, 2007.

Bremen Police dedicate memorial to Swartzlander and Beeson

May 16, 2011

BREMEN — A small crowd gathered around the flagpole in front of the police department in Bremen Saturday morning. They anxiously awaited the unveiling of a rock commemorating the service of Bremen police officers Tony Swartzlander and Chad Beeson. Both officers were killed —Swartzlander in the line of duty, in 1981 and Beeson while on active duty in 2003 in a car accident.
“This has been a long time coming,” said Sergeant Steve Pittman. “We wanted to do this years ago.”

Death notices 5-16-11

May 16, 2011

Thomas Lee Bridegroom
May 7, 2011
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. — Thomas Lee Bridegroom, 29, Woodland Hills, Calif., formerly of Knox, died Saturday, May 7, 2011.
He is survived by his parents, Norman and Martha (Parker) Bridegroom; sister, Kim Butts of North Liberty; and a brother, David Bridegroom of Knox.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. (EST) Monday, May 16 at the M.C. Smith Funeral Home, Knox.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17 at the Memorial Chapel at Culver Academy, Culver.

James O. Thornburg

May 16, 2011

James O. Thornburg
March 17, 1927 — May 14, 2011
DONALDSON — James O. Thornburg, 84, a resident of the Maria Center at Ancilla Domini, passed away at 8:53 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center – Plymouth Campus, after enduring a chronic illness for many years.

Donald F. Paul Sr.

May 16, 2011

Donald F. Paul Sr.  
April 4, 1937 — May 11, 2011 
GROVERTOWN — Donald Frank Paul Sr., 74, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011 in I.U. Health, Starke Hospital, Knox, Ind., after a sudden illness. 
Don was born April 4, 1937 in Starke County, Ind. to Peter and Alma (Lowe) Paul and lived in the area most of his life. March 1, 1957 in Knox, he was married to the former Mabel I. Rice. 

Verna Green

May 16, 2011

Verna Green
Feb. 18, 1928 — May 5, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Verna J. Green, age 83, of Oakhill Ave, Plymouth, Ind., passed away at 4:40 p.m., Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Miller’s Merry Manor, in Plymouth.

May 15th

Giving the state champ a ring

May 15, 2011

Indiana’s 2011 state wrestling champion Jeremiah Harvey, a senior at Culver Community High School and the first at the school to earn the distinction, was awarded his official state championship ring last week at the school. Harvey won the championship in February, part of a remarkably victorious season for community schools’ athletic programs. Presenting the ring is CCHS Athletic Director Andy Thomas, as fellow coaches (from left to right) Chad Hollenbaugh (assistant wrestling coach), Louis Posa, and Mike Buschman (head wrestling coach) look on.

May 13th

Race raises more than $12,000

May 13, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The second and third grade students at St. Michael Catholic School were out in full force for their turn in the fifth annual Race for Education Thursday.
Clad in tie dyed T-shirts, the sweating children were on a mission to raise money for their school — and to have fun doing it.
“I got 32 punches!” said second-grader Owen Bockman, proudly holding up his punch card. “That’s three miles.”

Himes is Youth of the Year

May 13, 2011

PLYMOUTH — 17-year-old Brittney Himes is no stranger to the Boys & Girls Club of Marshall County.
“She has been coming here since she was 8 years old,” said Billie Treber, executive director.
Himes’ experience during her years as a member, a volunteer, and now as junior staff contributed to her being named the 2011 Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year. The award is given by the board of directors at the club, based on written recommendations by staff members. Criteria for the award includes club involvement as well as setting a good example.

Let the planting begin

May 13, 2011

PLYMOUTH — With the weather heating up, JESSE students from around the area put on their gardening gloves for the day.
Brandi Schoolman, Tyler Vasquez and Taylor Langford joined up with Johnna Ramer and Marsha St. Cin to do a little hard labor in preparation of the harvest to come. The group started spreading new soil in beds at the Community Garden next to the Farmer’s Market in preparation of planting produce and flowers for the coming summer.

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