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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.

Lewis Duwelius

December 23, 2010

May 18, 1917  — Dec. 20, 2010
WESTVILLE — Lewis J. Duwelius, 93, of 310 Ash Parkway, Westville, Ind., formerly of Plymouth, passed away at 8:40 a.m., Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at the Hospice House, in South Bend.
Lewis was born May 18, 1917, in Plymouth, to Harry J. and Loretta A. (Richard) Duwelius. Lewis married former Helen L. Zumbaugh Oct. 6, 1951 and enjoyed 31 years of marriage together. 

Death Notices 12-22-10: Jacob ‘Jake’ Borkholder, Robert Lee Miller, Mildred A. Wagoner

December 23, 2010

Jacob ‘Jake’ Borkholder
Dec. 21, 2010
NEW PARIS — Jacob “Jake” Borkholder, 66, of New Paris, died at 8:16 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at his residence.

December 22nd

Visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus

December 22, 2010

Santa and Mrs. Claus (with helpers William and Carolyn Cassell) visited Garden Court West apartments recently, spending time with residents and their families.

Project and court case continue

December 22, 2010

ARGOS — While a much needed drainage project is being contested, it isn’t coming to a stop.
While Thomas Crowell, a property owner continues to contest the assessment of the project, crews are set to begin work on the south side of Argos.
The project will give some much needed relief from storm water to that side of the town.

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