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November 15th, 2010

Tom Chamberlin says goodbye to one uniform, hello to another

November 15, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The city of Plymouth will be losing a law enforcement officer to retirement but there will be a new sheriff in town.
Long time Plymouth police officer and former Plymouth Police Chief Tom Chamberlin will be stepping down from his position at the PPD in order to take over his new responsibilities as the newly elected Sheriff of Marshall County. While Chamberlin will miss his duties in Plymouth he is looking forward to a new opportunity.

Free Glucose Screening at Argos Community Schools

November 15, 2010

ARGOS — Imagine being 17 and having to take three insulin injections every day just to survive.
Now imagine being in third grade when you were diagnosed as a diabetic. Kala Williams of Argos Community Schools has a very special senior project. The week of Nov. 15-19 will be Diabetes Awareness Week at Argos Community Schools. During this week, the students will be able to get their blood sugar checked so they can be aware of their risks. If the current trend continues, one in three children will develop Diabetes.

Death Notices 11-15-10: Virginia F. Dancy, Gene Elkins, Phyllis R. Kaufman, Marilyn A. Stewart

November 15, 2010

Virginia F. Dancy
Nov. 12, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Virginia F. Dancy, 87, of Plymouth, formerly of Culver, died at 9:02 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010.
She is survived by a son, Charles Dancy of Arizona; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
There will be no visitation.
Graveside services will take place at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 at Culver Masonic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital and may be sent to the funeral home.
Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Doris Ruth Emmons

November 15, 2010

May 11, 1925- Nov. 13, 2010
  PLYMOUTH — Doris Ruth Emmons, 85, of Neidlinger Garden Court, Plymouth, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, following a traffic accident in Marshall County Friday evening.
Doris, a vibrant and talented woman who enjoyed taking care of the elderly with love and compassion, was born in Culver May 11, 1925. She was the daughter of Earl D. and Artie A. (Wooldridge) Zehner.

Anderson powers Triton in win over Judson

November 15, 2010

BOURBON — Triton’s Shana Anderson broke through in a big way Friday.
The lanky sophomore erupted for 23 points, 11 rebounds, and seven steals — all game highs — to power the scrappy Trojans to a 48-43 season-opening girls basketball win over North Judson-San Pierre at The Trojan Trench.
“Shana’s going to be a good player for us in the future and this year,” Triton head coach Adam Heckaman said. “She played a good game, and you could see that she even knew she missed some shots tonight that she should have hit.”
And she saved some of her best work for when Triton needed it most.

Bremen's dream run ends in OT

November 15, 2010

BREMEN — It was a game neither team deserved to lose, but someone had to.
Bremen’s football season came to an end Friday night when quarterback Nate Leeper was stopped a yard shy of the end zone on fourth down in overtime. As Rensselaer Central players rushed the field in celebration, Bremen fans stayed in their seats, wishing they could see just one more play.
No. 1 Rensselaer Central 35. Bremen 28.
“You’re the best team I’ve ever been a part of,” Bremen coach Bob Holmes told his players through tears. “You put Bremen football back on the map and there’s nothing to be ashamed of. “

November 14th

Deveda Martin

November 15, 2010

Deveda Martin
Feb. 17, 1922 — Nov. 8, 2010
SEBRING, Fla. — Deveda E. Martin, age 88, of Robin Avenue, Sebring, Fla., formerly of Plymouth, passed away at 5:24 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Florida Hospital in Sebring.
Deveda was born Feb. 17, 1922, in Walkerton, to Charles F. and Carrie Estelle (Anderson) Kissinger. Sept. 16, 1939, Deveda became the bride of Edwin Dale Martin, Sr., in Tyner. Deveda was a retired beautician, although her most important career, was being a homemaker and a mother. Deveda and Edwin enjoyed growing vegetables on their farm.

Death Notices 11-13-10: Virginia F. Dancy, Dolores J. Gjemre, Richard Lee Hill, Dorothy Helen Pinks, Ruth Skidmore, Anna B. Smith

November 15, 2010

Virginia F. Dancy
Nov. 12, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Virginia F. Dancy, 87, of Plymouth, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth.
Arrangements are pending with Odom Funeral Home, Culver.

Dolores J. Gjemre               
Nov. 11, 2010
KOONTZ LAKE — Dolores J. Gjemre, 83, passed away Nov. 11, 2010 in Sebring, Fla. 
She is survived by daughters: Jeana Shireman of Midlothian, Va., Nancy Wieczork of Koontz Lake and Jody Rannells of Koontz Lake; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Ranger School grad Hunter a member of elite

November 15, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ga. — While many of his fellow Plymouth grads spent time in college classes the past five years, 2004 Plymouth grad Seth Hunter has had a bit different classroom on the way to his bright future.
Enlisting in the Air Force out of school, Hunter’s rise up the ranks has included three combat tours of duty in Iraq, and most recently graduation from the United States Army’s prestigious Ranger School. A Staff Sergeant in the Air Force, Hunter is one of less than 200 Airmen in the history of the Air Force to successfully complete the course.

Local Vet inspires young people to serve

November 15, 2010

PLYMOUTH — A family history of service is having an impact.
Veterans Day observance at Jefferson Elementary has traditionally included a message from a local Veteran. This year’s speaker is an everyday influence on the school’s students.
Custodian Kirk Clark interacts with the students at the school every day, and coming from a family full of Veterans — his father was in the Army (82nd Airborne), two brothers in the Marine Corp, one in the Air Force and one in the Navy — he’s inspired a whole new group of young people to service.

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