June 30th, 2011
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Plymouth High School Head Baseball Coach Tony Plothow has been selected to coach the 2011 North All Star team at this year‚Äôs 37th Annual Indiana North-South All Star Game by his fellow coaches and the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association‚Äôs Executive Council.¬†
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Ancilla College Athletic Director Gene Reese has been re-elected to a second two-year term as the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference Director, the college announced on Thursday.
The election took place at the MCCAA Athletic Director‚Äôs Summer Meeting at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, Mich.
‚ÄúBeing from the only (MCCAA-affiliated) college in Indiana, it is a tremendous privilege being asked to serve on these most important conference committees,‚ÄĚ said Reese, who has overseen the Ancilla College athletic department since its inception.
DONALDSON ‚ÄĒ Ben Montalbano will don the blue and yellow on the court once more, but this time he‚Äôll do so for the Chargers.
Montalbano, a 2010 Triton High School graduate, has signed with Ancilla College men‚Äôs basketball for the 2011-2012 season.
Montalbano, a 5‚Äô8‚ÄĚ point guard, was an Honorable Mention All-State selection in 2010 for Triton and helped lead the team to a state title in 2008 and a state runner-up finish in 2009.
Gale Lertus Murphy
Oct. 17, 1915-June 26, 2011
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ¬†Gale L. Murphy, 95, of Plymouth, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 26, 2011, in the Catherine Kasper Living Center, Donaldson.
He was born, together with a twin brother, Dale A. Murphy, Oct. 17, 1915, in Marshall County, the son of Homer A. and Grace E. Vinnedge Murphy. He lived in Marshall County most of his life.
Gale graduated from Lakeville High School with the class of 1935. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. As a technical sergeant he was stationed for three years in the South Pacific.
Arthur ‚ÄėArt‚Äô Suter
July 30, 1937-June 26, 2011
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ¬†Art Suter, 73, a lifetime resident of Plymouth, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 6:15 a.m. Art died at Miller‚Äôs Merry Manor of natural causes, in the loving care of family and friends.
His sons who were with him when he passed said that he had a beautiful smile on his face, a trait that he had all of his life.
Art said, ‚ÄúEverything that was good in my life was due to a friend or from some special woman supporting me. Anybody that gets anywhere, disabled or not, has to have a lot of help.‚ÄĚ
Dorothy Marie Bonewitz (Alstedt)
June 26, 2011¬†
WARSAW ‚ÄĒ¬†Dorothy Marie Bonewitz (Alstedt), 86, of Warsaw, died Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 9 p.m. in Greencroft Health Care Goshen.
She is survived by her children, Roberta K. (Steve) Anderson of Leesburg, Michael R. (Nancy) Bonewitz of Goshen, David P. (Anne) Bonewitz of Warsaw, Debora J. (Jim) Ellis of New Paris and Nancy E. (Ken) Miller of Bourbon; 29 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Laveta (Lyle) Kenney of Alexis, Ill., and Thelma (Don) Krantz of San Diego, Calif.
There will be no visitation.
Frank Milton Stubblefield Jr.
June 24, 2011
CULVER ‚ÄĒ¬†Frank Milton Stubblefield Jr. of Culver passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family Friday, June 24, 2011.
He was an active volunteer in both the Culver community as well as the Culver Military Academy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Frank Milton Stubblefield Sr. and May (Price) Stubblefield, and his wife, Allene ‚ÄúChris‚ÄĚ Stubblefield.
Carl E. ‚ÄėPorky‚Äô Bellman
June 20, 1930-June 27, 2011
BREMEN ‚ÄĒ¬†Carl E. ‚ÄúPorky‚ÄĚ Bellman, 81, of Bremen, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011 at his residence. He was born June 20, 1930 in Bremen to Charles and Bernice (Martin) Bellman. June 25, 1955 he married Shirley Walker, who preceded him in death in 1996. He then married Betty Z. Casper July 31, 1999, she survives.
Joyce M. Schrader
June 21, 2011
WALKERTON ‚ÄĒ Joyce M. Schrader, 75, of Walkerton died June 21, 2011.
She is survived by her four children, Nichole ‚ÄúNiki‚ÄĚ Schrader of Fishers, Ashley (Diane) Schrader of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Carter Schrader of South Bend, and Nick (Julie) Schrader of Carmel; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters, Ann (Ken) Voth of South Bend, and Kay Hay of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and one brother, Larry Hay of LaPorte.
BOURBON ‚ÄĒ On the morning of April 25, 2011, a man who identified himself as Mike Johnson walked into First Step daycare in Bourbon and began questioning director Becky Wampler, who was taking care of her invalid father, about the facility.
The man said that he had a 2-year-old daughter and he was looking for a daycare for her. Wampler said that although he claimed to have a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, he appeared to be too old to have children that age. After looking into all the rooms, the man sat down on the couch.
‚ÄúHe said, ‚ÄėIs this all the children you have?‚Äô‚ÄĚ said Wampler.