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February 14th, 2011

Death notices 2-14-11

February 14, 2011

Roger Hackett
Feb. 12, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Roger Hackett, 66, of Berkley Street, Plymouth, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at 11 p.m. at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Carmel.
Arrangements are pending with VanGilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Mike Schwartz
Feb. 12, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Mike Schwartz, 57, of Carriage Drive, Plymouth, died Feb. 12, 2011 at his home.
Arrangements are pending with VanGilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Leslie Roger “Frog” Walters
Feb. 12, 2011
ROCHESTER — Leslie Roger “Frog” Walters of Arthur Street, Rochester, died at Woodlawn Hospital, Saturday Feb. 12. 

Kimberly D. Blount

February 14, 2011

Kimberly D. Blount
Feb. 9, 1959 – Feb. 10, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Kimberly D. “Kim” Blount, 52, a resident of Hillcrest Avenue, Plymouth, passed away following an illness, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at 3:45 p.m. in the Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Kim was born Feb. 9, 1959 in South Bend, the daughter of Leonard I. and Ruby J. (Beauchamp) Smith. She was raised in South Bend and attended Riley High School.
March 19, 1988 in LaPaz she became the bride of Robert D. Blount.

Bertha Pearl Mersch

February 14, 2011

Bertha Pearl Mersch
Nov. 3, 1923 — Feb. 10, 2011
FREMONT — Bertha Pearl Mersch, 87, of Jimmerson Lake, Fremont, died at 6:03 p.m. Feb. 10, 2011 at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola.
She was born Nov. 3, 1923 in Clearwater, Neb., to Herman Axel Anderson and Flossie Pearl Bebee Anderson. She was married to Joseph Carl Mersch Nov. 29, 1941, in Clearwater, Neb. He passed away Dec. 21, 1992.

Jill Greene

February 14, 2011

Jill Greene
March 8, 1956 — Feb. 10, 2011
BREMEN — Jill Greene, 54, of Bremen, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka. 
She was born March 8, 1956 in Bremen to Robert E. and Janice (Marshall) Reese.

Tyler James Mattix

February 14, 2011

Tyler James Mattix
March 27, 1992-February 11, 2011
BOURBON — Tyler James Mattix, 18, of 506 St. Bourbon St., died in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, at 9:25 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. His death is under investigation by the St. Joseph County Coroner.
Tyler was born in South Bend, the son of Duane Mattix and Misty Stewart March 27, 1992. He attended Plymouth schools.
An athletic and active young man, Tyler enjoyed football, skate boarding, wake boarding, skiing, boating and motorcycling.
He was an avid Colts fan, and he enjoyed being with his family.

February 12th

Trojans beat Dragons 39-32

February 12, 2011

HAMLET — Triton baited the trap, and Argos stepped right into it time after time after time.
The Trojans’ 1-3-1 halfcourt trap forced 26 turnovers and held Argos to 33 percent from the field en route to a 39-32 Class A Girls Basketball Sectional 50 semifinal win at Oregon-Davis Friday night.
The Trojans take on host and four-time defending sectional champion OD tonight at 7:30 p.m. EST.
“We make it a goal to hold teams below 35 points, and we’ve done it two games in a row,” Triton head coach Adam Heckaman said. “We tell the girls that if the other team doesn’t score we can’t be beaten.

CGA coasts through Cougars

February 12, 2011

ROCHESTER — If there’s a name for the defense Culver Girls Academy unleashed against New Prairie Friday, head coach Gary Christlieb isn’t saying.
Whatever it was, it was effective.
The Lady Eagles, showing off a defense that resembled a diamond-and-one zone with elements of man-to-man and halfcourt trap, held the Cougars to a measly 10-of-44 shooting clip from the floor while creating 16 turnovers — including a 1-for-10 third-quarter effort with six turnovers in the same span — en route to a 43-24 Sectional 19 semifinal shellacking at Rochester.

Lady Bobcats roll over Westville, 86-41

February 12, 2011

HAMLET — Oregon-Davis answered the age-old question, “Can a 17-0 run to start a basketball game look anything other than terrific?”
Why, yes, if interspersed with multiple unforced turnovers and a silent and somewhat lethargic defensive effort.
Still, 17 unanswered points is 17 unanswered points, and the fifth-ranked Lady Cats rolled to an 86-41 win over Westville in Class A Sectional 50 semifinal action at The Den Friday.
OD seeks its fifth consecutive crown tonight at 7:30 p.m. EST against Triton.

Late rally lifts No. 6 Culver past No. 5 Wolves at North Newton

February 12, 2011

MOROCCO — After three brutal offensive quarters in Friday’s Sectional 34 semifinal, the Culver girls basketball team responded when it mattered most.
Tied with Class 2A No. 5 Boone Grove with four minutes remaining, No. 6 Culver finished the game with a 12-5 spurt for a 41-34 win to reach Saturday’s title game against Winamac.
After shooting 15 percent leading up to the fourth quarter, Culver (22-1) forced its will on Boone Grove (20-2) down the stretch.

February 11th

Teen dies following accidental shooting

February 12, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Police have reported that an 18-year-old was accidentally shot in his family's home in the 14000 block of Nataka Trail, Lawrence Lake, Plymouth, Thursday evening.
Marshall County Police were notified and emergency personnel flew Tyler Mattix to Memorial Hospital, South Bend for his injuries, where he was pronounced dead Friday morning.
Police also reported Mattix's uncle, Adam Stewart, was handling the weapon at the time it was discharged.

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