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 Memorial Day Services Set

IN State Rep. Denny Zent

Pleasant Lake Memorial Day Services will be held at 10:00 AM by the flagpole at Pleasant Lake Elementary School. State Representative Denny Zent, a veteran of both the United States Air Force and United States Army will be the featured speaker. He will be introduced by his predecessor as state representative, Air Force veteran Dick Dodge.

Thanks to the city of Angola for sending a street sweeper our way to spiff up Pleasant Lake for Memorial Day.



Family and friends of Colleen (Anspaugh) Saylor surprised her with a birthday party on Saturday, May 14.
(The number of the birthday will not be mentioned.) Colleen, a long time P. Lake resident, was, as most of you know,
the editor of the Herald-Republican. Husband Tom Saylor gained fame as a teacher and football coach and is,
of course, the owner of Tom's Donuts.
Happy Birthday!

Spring Cleanup Success

Before and after photos down at the park. We more than filled two dumpsters. Special thanks to Courtney Stoy for coming down with his excavator to pack everything in.



 Civic Improvement 

Members of the Lions Club and community members help to clean out an unoccupied house.

Dodge visits Arizona

Dick and Joann Dodge recently traveled to Sedona, Arizona

Arizona Visit

Dick and Joann Dodge recently traveled to Sedona, Arizona to visit with son, Terry Douglas. Terry moved to Arizona in 2012 and worked for an air conditioning company in Phoenix before retiring and moving to New River, Arizona.

Tornado 1907

1907 Tornado


There is much in the news these days about tornadoes. 
There was one in Pleasant Lake in 1907.
Many of you remember the one East of town in 1991.

Scholarship Winners

Scholarship Winners

The Pleasant Lake Lions Club recently awarded six $1,000 scholarships to P. Lake kids just graduating from AHS. They are, left to right:
Parker Graber (Ron Graber and Alicia Cuneo) who will be attending Ball State to study meterology, Jade Ice (Travis and Jeanne Ice) who will be going to IPFW to study dental hygiene, Natalie Hyska (Stacey Harris and Joe Harris) headed to Ivy Tech to study nursing, Taylor Stoy (Courtney and Kelly Stoy) going to Ball State majoring in health sciences, Sarah Wise (Dan and Tracy Wise) going to Saint Francis to study nursing, and Kaitlyn Pearson (Melissa Hantzell and David Pearson) who will be going to IU to study nursing. Congratulations and best wishes to all of them.

Owners say Goodbye

Pleasant Lake Marathon Gas Station Owners have sold the business and are moving to India.

Charanjit and Maria Singh have sold the Marathon station and will be moving to Mr. Singh's native India. Maria writes: "Thank you for a most wonderful six years at Pleasant Lake. The love and kindness we were shown is priceless. Our new home in Punjab, India is just like the community of Pleasant Lake. We will miss everyone. Thanks a million for all the love and patronage. We will see everyone  on our yearly visits back here to enjoy our grandchildren. God bless all and thanks for everything." They are building a home in Harnampura in the region of Punjab in far Northern India. It is not exactly isolated as the city of Ludhiana with a population of 1.6 million is only eight miles away. By the way, the temperature today in Harnampura was 112. That is about normal for this time of year.


Contact information for the Singhs:
Village: Harnampura
PO Natt
Dist: Ludhiana-141122
State: Punjab
email: khalsaschool@gmail.com

Submitted by: Elten Powers


And Hello

Tim and Anita Hulgeson are the new owners of the PLake Marathon gas station

 The new owners of the Marathon station are Tim and Anita Hulgeson of Columbia City. Tim, originally from Janesville, Wisconsin, is a 21 year employee of General Motors and works at the Fort Wayne GM plant. Anita was a 25 year employee of Don Halls and worked for 7 years at Beamers Sports Grill in Columbia City. They are also the owners of Dupont 66 on Dupont Road in Fort Wayne. Stop by and welcome them to Pleasant Lake.

Alumni Dinner

P. Lake Alumni Dinner Planned for August 13
The Pleasant Lake Alumni Association will be holding the biennial alumni dinner on Saturday, August 13.
The date coincides with Pleasant Lake Days. Anyone who attended Pleasant Lake School while the high school 
was there is welcome to attend. The dinner will be from 4 until 8 PM in the school gymnasium and the cost is
$18 per person. If you were a student at Pleasant Lake in 1958 or before and would like more information and an
invitation, contact Elten Powers at 475-1293 or eltenpowers@hotmail.com.
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