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May 5th, 2011

The circus will never be the same

May 5, 2011

PLYMOUTH — There are several things that herald the coming of spring in the city of Plymouth - the first robin, leaves budding on the trees and the Plymouth High School Variety Show.
This year’s show is affectionately entitled “Circus Bezerkus” and will run Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the PHS Auditorium. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for festival seating. Tickets are available at the door. All tickets are $7.

Death notices 5-5-11

May 5, 2011

Bernadine Hochstetler
May 3, 2011
NAPPANEE — Bernadine “Ida”  Hochstetler, 50, of Nappanee, died at 10:22 pm, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at Goshen General Hospital of natural causes. 

Pilgrims top Cavs in dual meet

May 5, 2011

CULVER — With two players only newly returned from their senior trip, Culver couldn’t quite find the fourth score it needed, while Plymouth turned in a new nine-hole low to edge out the Cavaliers 165-169 on their home course at Mystic Hills Wednesday.
“Our goal is to be competitive at every match. We talked about it before we got off the bus, this is a match we should win,” said Plymouth head boys golf coach Ben Waymouth. “We shot a 165 tonight; 165’s our best nine-hole round to date, so I’m pleased with that. Everybody shot 44 or better, and varsity-wise I had four guys that were low 40s.”

Lady Pilgrims nip Elkhart Memorial again for NLC win

May 5, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Lady Pilgrims managed just three hits in their Northern Lakes Conference match-up with Elkhart Memorial, but they made them count.
Plymouth strung those three hits together during a three-run second inning to defeat the visiting Crimson Chargers 3-2 at home Wednesday.

May 4th

Hollywood star Jackie Cooper, dead at 88, brought Culver to the silver screen

May 4, 2011

When the news hit the wires May 3 that lifelong Hollywood star Jackie Cooper had died, many remembered him as one of the most popular child stars of the 1930s (though he’s also remembered for his more recent role as newspaperman Perry White in the 1970s and `80s "Superman" movies).
While still a teenager, however, Cooper's star shone over Culver when he was cast in the lead role (as "Tom Allen") in the 1939 Universal Studios production, "The Spirit of Culver."

Death notices 5-4-11

May 4, 2011

Gerald Feece Jr.
May 2, 2011
LEITERS FORD — Gerald  “Junior”  Feece, Jr., 82, of Rochester, formerly of Leiters Ford, died at 3:40 p.m., Monday, May 2, 2011, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
He is survived by a son,Gary W. (Anna Rose) Feece of Washington, and two granddaughters.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5 and one hour prior to services Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St. Rochester                                       
Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6 at the funeral home. 

Brian M. Shutske

May 4, 2011

Brian M. Shutske
Aug. 2, 1964 — May 1, 2011
KOUTS — Brian M. Shutske, 46, of Kouts, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011 at home. He was born Aug. 2, 1964 in Valparaiso to Gerald M. and Doris Mary (Siddall) Shutske.
Brian graduated from Kouts High School, attended Purdue University and graduated from the Automotive Mechanic program at Ivy Tech. He owned and operated Shutske’s Service Station in Kouts for seven years and had worked the last 17 years as a machine operator at Merit Steel.

Dalton A. Fehrer

May 4, 2011

Dalton A. Fehrer
May 7, 1930 — May 2, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Dalton A. “Dalt” Fehrer, 80, passed away in the company of his family at 12:40 p.m. in the Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa, Ind. after a long battle with duodenal cancer. Dalt has been a resident of Lawrence Lake, Plymouth for the past 44 years.
Born in Beaver Dam, Wis. May 7, 1930, he was the son of Alfred L. and Lilly M. (Raasch) Fehrer. There he received his education and then studied at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Plymouth unveils Discovery Academy

May 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Parents heard from Plymouth School Corporation Superintendent Dan Tyree — as well as Washington Elementary School Principal Michele Riise and her staff — about the corporation’s latest effort to bring Plymouth students the best education possible.

Vinall wins Demo bid for fall election

May 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County 2011 primary election has now come and gone.
Polls were open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; however, all eight precincts reported that voting was very slow all throughout the day.
Of the 8,353 registered voters in the county, only 871 citizens actually voted. Of that number, 734 were machine ballots and 137 were absentee ballots. There were no provisional ballots cast.

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