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December 12th

Death Notices 12-11-10: Gary L. Hawk, Connie L. McCuddy, John W. Ward

December 12, 2010

Gary L. Hawk   
Dec. 9, 2010
HAMLET — Gary L. Hawk, 58, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 in his home of a sudden illness. 
He is survived by his wife, Pam; daughters, Carrie Ann (Michael) Avery of Hamlet and Jennifer (Curt) Benge of Plainfield; five grandchildren;
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. (CT) Sunday, Dec. 12 and one hour prior to services Monday at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. (CT) Monday, Dec. 13 at the funeral chapel.

No injuries as truck sinks

December 12, 2010

Joshua Markin, 25, of South Bend's black Durango became submerged at the Lawrence Lake access site on Olive Trail Friday morning. Markin said he was planning on fowl hunting at the lake and was parked on the ramp access. He said he returned to the truck and it began to move forward. He told officers he couldn’t remember if the truck was in reverse, drive, neutral or park. As the truck neared the water, Markin escaped through the sunroof. When the vehicle was pulled from the lake, it was in park.

Hensler’s cuts annual Statehouse tree

December 12, 2010

HAMLET — A Christmastime atmosphere will fill the air at the Statehouse Rotunda as a magnificent Concolor Fir is moved into the building, bringing with it the citrusy aroma of the holidays.
This glorious tree, which stands roughly 25 feet tall, is a testament to the skill and care of the growers at Hensler Nursery, Inc. in Hamlet.
In addition to providing the tree for the Statehouse, they will also be presenting Lt. Governor Becky Skill-man with an 8-foot Fraser Fir.

Joining Plymouth for the journey

December 12, 2010

PLYMOUTH — This week, the newest campaign to market our community was unveiled. The Wheel of Progress campaign is now beginning to take off after several local stakeholders decided to join together to formulate a brand for the city.
They have decided that “Join Us in the Journey” will be the city’s slogan, after a community-wide survey that was distributed to the public for 10 days in November.

December 10th

Death Notices 12-09-10: Wayne Eldon Slabaugh, Connie L. McCuddy

December 10, 2010

Wayne Eldon Slabaugh
Dec. 9, 2010
NAPPANEE — Wayne Eldon Slabaugh, 79, Nappanee, died at 3:05 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at his residence.
He is survived by his wife Patricia; sons, Randall (Jo Lynn) Slabaugh of Nappanee and Stephen Slabaugh of Nappanee; a daughter, Carla (Ken) Becker of Sweetwater, Texas; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Max (Shirley) Slabaugh of Goshen; sisters, Mary Crowe of Bremen, Jo Anne Kroft of Ashland, Ohio and Rita Moore of Nappanee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Community party

December 10, 2010

Maddie Steinke tells Santa and Mrs. Claus what her Christmas wishes are.
Photo by Lynn Gildner

Does the county need a full time sign worker? That’s the question before Council, Commissioners

December 10, 2010

PLYMOUTH — To hire or not to hire.
The Marshall County Commissioners continue to debate the replacement of employees in various departments of county government in an effort to meet what continue to be challenging times for the bottom line in the county budget.

Big response to Park Department survey

December 10, 2010

PLYMOUTH — If response is a measure, the level of interest in the Plymouth Park Department is very high.
Superintendent Mike Hite is in the process of the department’s new five year plan and part of that plan involves a community survey about the park, its programs and suggestions for the department. Hite distributed the survey in city water bills, the department’s data base and online to all city of Plymouth taxpayers to get their input on the direction the park is heading.

CMA, LaVille wrestlers go head to head

December 10, 2010

LAKEVILLE — Both LaVille and Culver Military’s wrestling teams are young, but the Eagles are extremely talented.
CMA topped LaVille in 10 weight classes, including seven pinfall victories, for a dominant 52-22 win over the host Lancers in a dual wrestling meet Thursday at LaVille.
The visitors jumped off to an early lead with two pinfall wins and a major decision before the Lancers could get on the board.

December 9th

Death Notices 12-9-10: Eugene ‘Gene’ Carithers, Virginia D. Colin, Ruby Morris, Jack E. Parker, Elizabeth Ann Wright

December 9, 2010

Eugene ‘Gene’ Carithers
Dec. 7, 2010
BREMEN — Eugene “Gene” Carithers, 85, of Bremen, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at the Bremen Health Care Center.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Carithers; and sisters, Mary Jo Luke of Goshen and Ruth Smith of Ligonier.
Visitation will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at the Bremen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of the donor’s choice.

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