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Sharing the holiday spirit

December 27, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The staff at Country Auto in Ply-mouth knows that hard economic times and the holidays in full swing make it difficult for many to get the needed preventative care for their cars and trucks.
Co-owner Jennifer Martin decided to make it a little easier by offering an oil change discount coupon called “Don’t Be a Turkey” in The Shopper and then, just for fun, held a drawing for a turkey dinner.
Tuesday, Martin drew the name of Maria McCloud-Wallace and presented her with the coupon from Martin’s Super Market entitling her to a 12-14 pound precooked turkey with all the trimmings.

Death notices 12-27-10: Mildred Clemons, Jack W. Holse, Edith M. Jordan, Jean Ann (Brollier) Kornack, Elizabeth ‘Liz’ H. Moreau, Linda L. (Grubbs) Price, Pinkey Carlton ‘Carl’ Shaw, Kristen Lee Smiley, Wayne Dell Nelson

December 27, 2010

Mildred Clemons
Dec. 22, 2010
KNOX — Mildred Clemons, 89, of Knox, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 at Starke Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by a daughter, Lois (Larry) Kinsinger of Hamlet; sons, Lorenzo (Darlene) Watson of Phoenix, Ariz. and Ronald (Pam) Clemons of Lakeville; brothers, Willard (JoAnn) Minix of Granger and Herbert (Deloris) Minix of Rochester; and a half-sister, Donna (Greg) Stiles of Plymouth.
Visitation took place from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27 at Braman & Son Memorial Chapel, Knox.

Robert C. ‘Bob’ Hickman

December 27, 2010

Robert C. ‘Bob’ Hickman
Nov. 11, 1939 — Dec. 24, 2010
BREMEN — Robert C. “Bob” Hickman, 72, of Bremen, passed away Dec. 24, 2010 at Community Hospital of Bremen.
He was born Nov. 11, 1939 in Homer, Neb. to Joseph and Gladys (Queen) Hickman. April 6, 1963, he married Susan “Sue” Welch, and she survives.
Robert was a graduate of Central High School in Sioux City, Iowa. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran and he retired from the Engineering Department at Hehr International in Plymouth after 37 years. He enjoyed spending time with his six grandsons.

M. Wayne Senter

December 27, 2010

M. Wayne Senter
Dec. 24, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS — M. Wayne Senter 85, of Speedway, passed away, Dec. 24, 2010, in Indianapolis.
He was retired from DuPont. He was a 1943 graduate of Speedway High School. He was an Army veteran of WWII.
He was a member of Speedway Christian Church, Friends of the Speedway Library and a Scoutmaster of three area troops. He was also a volunteer at Sharing Place West and a Charter Member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

December 26th

CROP walk not a handout, it’s a helping hand

December 27, 2010

PLYMOUTH — People around the world have been touched by Marshall County residents for the past 27 years and this year was no exception.
The recently completed Church World Service CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk was able to raise a large amount of money once again this year to combat hunger all over the world. The original walk in Marshall County nearly three decades ago was organized by the Plymouth Church of the Brethren and they continue to be the central sponsor but there has been lots of help from other organizations over the years.

Downtown donations help needy

December 27, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Just days ago, the Marshall County Neighborhood Center was scrambling to find funds and other donations to fill the last 111 of the more than 500 applications it received for help for Christmas.
Due to the generosity of the community, they were able to complete the daunting task.
According to the center’s director Sarah Hendrix, almost all of the applicants were asking for food and other basic needs.

Death Notice 12-24-10: Mary Edith Craig

December 27, 2010

Mary Edith Craig
Dec. 21, 2010
WAKARUSA — Mary Edith Craig, 97, of Wakarusa, formerly of Bremen, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wakarusa following a lengthy illness.
She is survived by sisters: Esther Craig of South Bend, Alice Newsom of Fort Myers, Fla., Edna Gibboney of Elgin, Ill., and Wilma Rolston of South Bend.
A memorial service will take place at a later date with burial at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Bourbon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heifer International Project (1 World Ave, Little Rock, AR, 72202).

December 23rd

Deck the House

December 23, 2010

The Pilot News and Martin’s Super Markets asked the residents of Marshall County to send in photographs of their homes all decked out with holiday lights.
Out of all the submissions, the finalist were Rhonda and DJ Frost; Jon and Carrie Weir; and Dan and Genie Marohn.
After careful consideration, Frost’s candy-cane themed home was declared the winner, and the family received a $100 gift certificate to Martin’s.

Group petitions INDOT for historic byway

December 23, 2010

PLYMOUTH — It’s possible that Marshall County — and Plymouth in particular — will be showing off its singular place in history.
An application nominating the Michigan Road between Madison and Michigan City for historic byway status was submitted to the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Tuesday, Dec. 21. The nomination was submitted by a steering committee composed of individuals from the counties through which the historic route passes. Co-chair of the committee Kurt Garner hopes that the designation will bring other benefits to the area.

Christmas spirit in gear at Oliver Ford

December 23, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Oliver Ford has started a new Christmas tradition that it has entitled “20 Days of Giving.”
The Oliver Ford service team of Cody Rhodes, Barry Grosselin and Gayle Lemler — as well as the ladies in the office: Gracie Fonseca, Wendy Tapia and Della Egger — have been collecting new and gently-used toys for the children of the Marshall County Neighborhood Center and the Heminger House in Plymouth. In return, Oliver Ford gave each person that donated a toy or a monetary donation 50 percent off an oil change, including a spot-free vehicle wash.

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