July 6th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” The All-Star accolades are pouring in so thick for Plymouthâ€™s Damon Howe, theyâ€™ve started to conflict with one another.
PLYMOUTH â€” Mary Beth Listenberger remembers participating in the Kiddieâ€™s Day parade when she was young with her cousins. Now she is helping to organize the event as part of Plymouthâ€™s second Friday festivities downtown.
â€śItâ€™s just clean and simple fun without it being a big expense to families,â€ť said Listenberger.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â A multi-county, multi-police department car chase Sunday afternoon left a Plymouth Police Department squad car totaled and the subject of the pursuit behind bars.
The chase, which started near Martin's Super Market in Plymouth in response to a shoplifter, ended when suspect William Thomas Parks, 49, unknown address, rammed a PPD squad car driven by Cpl. Ray West. West received only minor injuries.
PLYMOUTH â€” For several months now, residents of Marshall County have been aware that beginning July 1, insured individuals (including children) will no longer be vaccinated by their local health department. This guideline was to bring local health departments into compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements. On June 30, the day before the change was to go into effect, the Marshall County Health Department received notification that the changes would be postponed until January 2012.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Plymouth Post 27 celebrated the Fourth of July with a runner-up finish at the teamâ€™s first annual Patriot Tournament.
It wasnâ€™t quite the finish the hosts hoped for as they dropped a championship doubleheader to tourney champion East Lansing capped off by a 14-8 nine-inning loss in game two, but Post 27 claimed a solid 5-2 tourney finish for second place in the quality eight-team field Monday.
Oct. 29, 1943-June 29, 2011
Mary L. Roach
Sept. 20, 1941-June 30, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Mary L. Roach, 69, of Cook Lake, Plymouth, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 2011 in Our Lady of Peace Hospital, Mishawaka.
Surviving family members are her husband, Floyd; sons, Jeffery A. (Sherry) Roach of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Timothy R. (Sharon) Roach of DeMotte; five grandchildren; brothers, Ralph (Dee) Wilson of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Richard (Kay) Wilson and Robert (Nancy) Wilson all of Cassopolis; and a sister, Sue Ann Edwards of Arcola, Ill.
Virginia May Julian
June 30, 2011
BREMEN â€”Â Virginia May Julian, 89, of Bremen died Thursday, June 30, 2011 at her residence.
Survivors include daughters, Kathy Barts of Bremen, Lisa (Paul) Carothers of Bremen, and Cynthia â€śCindyâ€ť (Michael) Hickey of Bremen; three sons, David (Peggy) Julian of Lafayette, Rick (Pam) Julian of Tennessee, and Mark Julian of Tennessee; 37 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren.
Funeral is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at St. Paulâ€™s Lutheran Church (605 S. Center St., Bremen). Burial will follow at the Bremen Cemetery.
Sergeant Jason Lee Nemeth
Nov. 29, 1984- June 29, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Sergeant Jason Lee Nemeth, 26, died at his residence 10734 Muckshaw Road, Plymouth at 12:42 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011.
Jason was born in South Bend Nov. 29, 1984, the son of Timothy and Diana Oâ€™Hara Nemeth.
He graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 2003, and from Ball State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice in 2008.
He joined the Army Sept. 12, 2006, and was still active with the Indiana Army National Guard.
Jason was employed with the Marshall County Sheriffâ€™s office.
There are few entities so quintisentially "Culver" -- and so cherished by generations -- as that small root beer stand near the beach, known since 2003 as The Original Root Beer Stand.
This summer marks the 55th anniversary of the business operating in Culver, at 824 Lake Shore Drive. Prior to that, then-owner Donald "Casey" Jones had operated it in Plymouth, but moved the building, foundation, and equipment by truck from Plymouth to Culver! At the time, it was an A&W root beer stand, as it would stay for some time.