February 4th, 2011
Orval âBuckâ Sweeney
Oct. 22, 1921 âÂ Jan. 29, 2011
OSHKOSH, Wis. âÂ Orval âBuckâ Sweeney age 89 of Oshkosh, Wis., passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 29, 2011 at Park View Health Center.
Buck was born Oct. 22, 1921 in Salem, Ind., the son of Clotus and Gertie (Hattabaugh) Sweeney.Â He had three brothers, one sister, and one half-brother.
Oct. 28, 1939, Buck married Clara Walton.Â They had four children: Danella, Rosalind, Burley, and Mike.Â June 27, 1964, Buck married Lorraine R. Fauk giving him two stepsons, Ronald and Donald, and they had one daughter, Linda.
Ruth E. Sickmiller
Jan. 29, 2011
TIPPECANOE â Ruth Elaine Sickmiller, 62, of Marshall County, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 in Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne.
She is survived by her husband, Sandro; a son, Scott (Sherri) Sickmiller of Tippecanoe; daughters, Bobbi Sickmiller of Tippecanoe and Melissa (Ryan) Klingerman of Argos; four grandchildren; and brothers: Joe (Bev) Cooley of Talma, Dan (Raelene) Cooley of Milford, and Jack Howard of Nappanee; and a sister, JoAnn (Bill) Martin of Bourbon.
ARGOS â The Argos Public Library (APL) now offers its patrons the availability of Ancestry Library Edition which is powered by Ancestry.com. Ancestry Library Edition brings the worldâs most popular consumer online genealogy resource to the library and delivers billions of records all at no cost to APL library users. Itâs an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more.
INDIANAPOLIS â For most, Feb. 23 is just another day in February, but for some WWII Veterans, it is a reminder os something much more important. It marks the 66th year anniversary of the most historical day of WWII, the seizure of Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima, Japan. Some Americans remember the historical flag-raising by five Marines and one Navy Corpsman, but few will understand the epic battle for Iwo Jima that cost the United States 4,590 lives and wounded 24,096 Marines and Sailors.
LAKEVILLE â Residents of the Union-North United School District interested in seeing the completed renovations to the LaVille Jr.-Sr. High School are encouraged to take a walk through the media center, auxiliary gymnasium, main office and front hallway during an open house planned for Thursday, Feb. 10 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. The school is located at 69969 U.S. 31, Lakeville. For more information call Dr. Terry E. Barker, 574-784-8141.
Due to weather, the following sports events scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3 have been canceled. Updates will be posted as we receive them.
Argos girls hoops at Bethany Christian 7:15 p.m.
Bremen girls hoops at Jimtown 7:15 p.m.
Bremen girls swimming at South Bend Riley Sectional prelims 5:30 p.m.
Plymouth girls swimming at Warsaw Sectional prelims 5 p.m.
Plymouth girls basketball at Goshen 7:30 p.m.
ROCHESTER â Wrestling regionals convene around the state this weekend, and many area wrestlers are hoping to make Saturdayâs stop at Rochester the next in a long journey toward the podium at state.
DONALDSON â Ancilla College womenâs basketball player Shalana Murray was selected as a co-recipient of the NJCAA Division II Womenâs Basketball Player of the Week Award for January 26.
A 5-foot-11 forward, Murray posted a pair of double-doubles on January 19 and January 22 against Grand Rapids Community College and Kellogg Community College, respectively.
Murray put up 16 points and 16 rebounds in a 61-55 victory over Grand Rapids at home, followed by a 10 point, 15-rebound performance in a 54-52 victory at Kellogg.
When beloved, life-long Culver businessman and community servant Bill Snyder died last year, his family knew they wanted to do something to thank the staff and administration at Miller's Merry manor nursing home in Culver not only for all they did for Snyder, but for all they do in general. Recently that appreciation manifested itself tangibly in a large, brand-new, flat-screen television for use in Millers' dining room, something which will benefit all residents as well as staff.
PLYMOUTH â A man who did much for student athletes all over Indiana as an administrator has been honored by his home county for his skills on the basketball court.
Most Marshall County resident's know Larry Pinkerton for his 19 years as Principal at Plymouth High School. In his time there Pinkerton served in various leadership positions for the IHSAA and helped further the opportunities for student athletes at PHS and everywhere in the state.