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March 1st, 2011

Snoccer brings challenges all its own

March 2, 2011

LAKEVILLE — The first time for an event can be the toughest, but the elements may have provided an even tougher obstacle to Newton Park’s Snoccer event this weekend.
“We had people asking us if we knew how tough it was to kick a ball in the snow — especially when it just stopped right where you kicked it,” said Irish Saunders of Hoosier Tire, one of the event’s organizers. “We ended up cutting down the time for a half to 15 minutes because it was so tough, but everybody had a great time and it was a great event.”

Death notices 3-1-11: Daniels, Estep, Klemz

March 2, 2011

Gladys Daniels
Feb. 28, 2011
ROCHESTER — Gladys Daniels, 61, of Rochester, died Feb. 28, 2011 at her residence.
Arrangements are pending with Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.

Timothy Estep
Feb. 26, 2011
BLOOMINGTON — Timothy Wade Sidney Estep, 21, of Bloomington, died at 10:19 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. 
He is survived by his mother, Brenda Cook of Rochester; father, Tim Cook of Ashland, Ala.; brother, Ace Cook of Rochester; son, DeVon Estep of Kokomo; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Larry W. Betz

March 2, 2011

Larry W. Betz
April 9, 1946 — Feb. 24, 2011
FORT WAYNE — Larry W. Betz, 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011.
Born April 9, 1946, in Auburn, he was an Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War. Larry worked as an electrician at B.F. Goodrich for more than 46 years.
He is survived by a son, David A. Betz of Northville, Mich.; mother, Kathryn Betz of Butler; and a brother, Marlin (Karen) Betz of Plymouth, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dianna (she died in 1981); and father, Marion Betz.

Austin Conley

March 2, 2011

Austin Conley
Feb. 25, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Austin Conley, 80, of North Street, Plymouth, passed away at 12:41 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at his home. 
Austin was born Feb. 2, 1931, in Salyersville, Ky., to Gus and Martha (Conley) Conley. The Conley Family moved to Plymouth in 1936.  Austin married Flora MacLain Nov. 19, 1972, in Argos, Ind. Flora passed away Dec. 30, 2010.
Austin retired from American Cabinet Company as mill room carpenter. He also had worked for Ritz-Craft, in Argos, and the Plymouth Dairy. 

Landen Sarabia

March 2, 2011

Landen Sarabia
Nov. 8, 2009 – Feb. 25, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Landen Sarabia, 15-month-old son of Martin and Savannah Nick Sarabia, died at 11:21 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Landen was born in Plymouth Nov. 8, 2009. Landen was born a very happy baby.

Sister Cecilia Bianchino

March 2, 2011

Sister Cecilia Bianchino
Sept. 29, 1926 – Feb. 26, 2011
DONALDSON — Sister Cecelia Bianchino, 84, died in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, at 5:56 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011.
Born in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 29, 1926, she was the daughter of Daniel and Josephine Inorio Bianchino. She entered the convent Oct. 11, 1950, and took her final vows as a Poor Handmaid of Jesus Christ June 25, 1953.

Free computer classes at Culver-Union Township Public Library

March 1, 2011

CULVER — Culver-Union Township Public Library will continue its session of free computer classes in March. Classes will be held Monday evenings at 6 p.m. and Friday mornings at 10 a.m. and will last two hours. These are hands-on classes and the library will provide computers. Those with their own laptop are welcome to bring it to the classes.
Microsoft Excel will be offered Monday, March 7 at 6 p.m. and Friday, March 11 at 10 a.m.
Microsoft PowerPoint will be offered Monday, March 14 at 6 p.m. and
Friday, March 18 at 10 a.m.

Kindergarten roundup is March 8 for Argos

March 1, 2011

ARGOS — Kindergarten roundup for Argos Elementary School will be Tuesday, March 8, in the elementary gym. Parents can arrive anytime between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The school will be offering full-day kindergarten again for the 2011-12 school year. For a child to be eligible for kindergarten he/she must be five years of age on or before Aug. 1, 2011.
Parents should bring:
1. Their child
2. The child's birth certificate
3. The child's immunization record
4. The child's social security card

Ladies Night Out March 3

March 1, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Tri Kappa will be hosting its Ladies Night Out event Thursday, March 3.  With this year’s theme “Take Me To The Fair” this evening will offer a Country Fair buffet including braised country pot roast, corn on the cob, homemade pies and more. Some of the donated prizes available to win include: a Longaberger quilted bag, a Living History "Marshall County Pictorial History 1945-95," a South Bend Silver Hawks suite package for 20 people, five tanning sessions, and more.

Encore presents second ‘Dinner and Music’ classical guitarist

March 1, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A close to capacity crowd celebrated Valentine’s Day enjoying a flute and piano duo at the Plymouth Country Club.
Ralph Booker and his wife Norma were among those enjoying the delicious food and enchanting music. He commented, “An outstanding evening of excellent, refined entertainment preceded by a fine menu.  It was an example of exceptional performing arts and shows a small community can rise to the top.”
Monday, March 14 will provide another opportunity to enjoy a wonderful dinner and a great evening of music by one of our own regional artists.

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