October 27th, 2010
PLYMOUTH â While major damage seemed to be averted Tuesday, heavy winds damaged several trees and power lines in the Marshall County area.
The rest of the state wasnât so lucky.
According to the Associated Press, a storm system rushing across the northern Midwest spawned several funnel clouds, with touchdowns near Kokomo and in Wabash.
One house is heavily damaged and six other structures have roof damage after a tornado hit east of downtown Kokomo on Tuesday.
PLYMOUTH â Two candidates are vying for a seat on the Marshall County Council - District 4: Democratic candidate Ryan Ripley and Republican incumbent Judith Stone.
Judith (Judy) Stone will seek re-election on the Republican ticket for the Marshall County Council District 4 seat. As a business owner, combined with her 34 plus years of business experience her many years of serving the people has been critical to her efforts in keeping Marshall County fiscally sound.
CULVER â Two candidates are vying for a seat on the Marshall County Council - District 2: Democratic candidate Chris Kline and Republican candidate John Benedict.
Seeking his first term on the Marshall County Council, Benedict is currently on the Union Township Advisory Board.
Clarice Opal Balmer
March 24, 1928 â Oct. 24, 2010
LAKEVILLE â Clarice Opal Balmer, 82, residing in Lakeville, passed away at 3:37 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
She was born March 24, 1928 in Lakeville, to Lawrence P. and Mary Catherine (Loucks) Rouch. June 30, 1947 in Lakeville, she married Perry W. Balmer, who preceded her in death July 26, 1991.
E. Joan BrownÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Oct. 25, 2010
GROVERTOWN âÂ E. Joan Brown, 81, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 at her residence.Â
She is survived by her daughters, Laura Brown of Chesterton and Linda Brown of Plymouth; sons: John Brown of Plymouth, David Brown of Pittsboro, Ind. and Aaron Brown of Grovertown; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Louise Hobbs of Salem, Ind. and Linda Johns of Indianapolis.Â
Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. ET Thursday, Oct. 28 at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel.
Thistleberry Farms in South Bend sees a lot of visitors at its corn maze this time of year. Heading there from Plymouth recently were Ashley Harrell, Carson Pifer, Haley Harrell, Mary Elizabeth Beatty, Elijah Nixon, Drew Harrell, and Kyle Johnson.
LAPAZ (HSPA) â One candidate is studying finance in college. The other learned budgeting during the Great Depression.
Elma Konya, an 89-year-old who has been North Township trustee for 39 years, is challenged by 20-year-old college junior Chelsea Roose.
So what makes Roose, majoring in banking and finance at Indiana University South Bend, think she can oust such a tenured incumbent?
With towns in the news for electing 18- and 19-year-old mayors, Roose figured sheâd have an equal shot at trustee.
Two candidates face incumbent Nancy Dembowski for State Representative (D-17) in next Tuesdayâs Election: Francis Ellert and Richard Liedtky.
House District 17 includes Starke County as well as portions of Marshall and LaPorte Counties. Communities located within the district include: Culver, Kingsford Heights, Knox, North Judson and Plymouth.
With a background in local government, incumbent Indiana House Representative Nancy Dembowski is seeking to return to Indianapolis.
Dec. 27, 1909 âÂ Oct. 21, 2010
BREMEN âÂ Thelma C. Miller, 100, of Bremen, passed away Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 at the Bremen Health Care Center.Â
She was born Dec. 27, 1909 in New Albany, Ind. to John and Mae (Carnihan) Shelton.Â In 1932 she married James B. Miller; he preceded her in death in 2001.
Thelma was involved in Bremen Current Events Club and local state Republican committees. She was also active in her church, playing piano for Sunday School at the Bremen First United Church of Christ.Â She enjoyed playing golf, bowling, pitching horseshoes and dancing.
Carolyn J. OwensÂ Â
Oct. 23, 2010
GROVERTOWN âÂ Carolyn J. Owens, 66, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 at her residence.Â
She is survived by her husband Bobby; a son, Chris (Angie) Owens of Grovertown; brother, George âTimerâ Milner Jr. of Hamlet; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.Â
Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. (Central Time) Tuesday, Oct. 26 and one hour prior to services Wednesday, at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the funeral chapel.
Burial will follow at Fletcher Cemetery.Â