January 19th, 2011
CULVER â€” Back in November, Culver Community High School teacher and Student Council sponsor Tina Stacy wasnâ€™t sure the Council, even with its best efforts, could reach its goal towards Disney World trips for Culverâ€™s two Make-A-Wish children, Chloe Hough and Chris Webb, Jr., with the holidays approaching and the recession in full swing.
PLYMOUTH â€” It may be possible that work at Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver will begin before the spring thaw.
Marshall County and the Town of Culver agreed to undertake the replacement of the outlet pipe on the lake hoping that replacement would take place during the fall when the lake levels are low. Permits for the work could not be secured and it was thought that the work would have to wait for the 2011 fall season.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter has made it official â€” he plans to seek re-election.
The mayor made the announcement in a special release Tuesday night that he plans to officially announce his bid for re-election Thursday morning at 7 a.m. when he is scheduled to address the Marshall County Republican Party at their monthly breakfast meeting at Christos Family Restaurant on North Michigan Street in Plymouth.
Senter is in the final year of his first term as Mayor of Plymouth.
May 18, 1931 â€”Â Jan. 17, 2011
ELKHART â€”Â Chester W. Miller, age 79, a resident of Elkhart, passed away of natural causes Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at 3:55 p.m. in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center of South Bend.
Chester was born the son of Ralph Miller and Ruth Felter Miller in Bourbon, May 18, 1931 and graduated from Bourbon High School in the class of 1949. He also enjoyed old cars, motorcycles, tractors, airplanes and most anything with a motor or that was mechanical.
LAKEVILLE â€” Fourpeat defending girls champion Oregon-Davis scuffled its way to a double-digit victory, while OD shooter Zach Richie was sidelined with the flu as the LaVille Lancers beat their guests by a lopsided 80-42 margin, and the Lady Bobcats survived 67-56 in first-round TCU Bi-County Basketball Tournament action Tuesday at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
Class A, No. 4 Lady Bobcats 67, Lady Lancers 56
Class A No. 4 Oregon-Davis got out-boarded by 15 and clanked its way to a 14-of-31 disaster from the charity stripe...and still won by double figures.
BREMEN â€” Culverâ€™s girls and boys basketball teams advanced to the semifinals of the Teachers Credit Union Bi-County Basketball Tour-nament with victories over host Bremen Tuesday night.
The Culver girls fought off a late Bremen rally in notching a 40-37 win, while the boys finished with a nine-point run for a 47-35 triumph.
Class 2A, No. 8 Lady Cavs 40, Lady Lions 37
ARGOS â€” Third quarter defense cued a Lady Dragons win in the girls opener, while Glenn used a 22-4 second quarter to take control for the eventual win as the Falcons beat host Argos 75-30 in a boys reprisal for Glennâ€™s 50-39 loss to the Lady Dragons as the 46th Annual TCU Bi-County Basketball Tour-nament got under way at Argos Tuesday.
Lady Dragons 50,
Lady Falcons 39
In girlsâ€™ action, Argos used a big third quarter to pull away from Glenn 50-39 in the first round of the 46th Teachers Credit Union Bi-County tournament.
NEW CARLISLE â€” Griffyn Carpenter put on same late heroics, while Tritonâ€™s girls did just enough to hold off the Lady Cougars in hostile territory.
PLYMOUTH â€” An ambitious goal has led to a celebration for the United Way of Marshall County.
This yearâ€™s campaign chose to increase their goal from the previous year in spite of economic indications.
â€śIt was an ambitious goal and weâ€™re currently at 95 percent,â€ť said Director of the Marshall County United Way Jennifer Maddox. â€śWe very optimistic that weâ€™re going to reach our goal. Weâ€™ve seen huge generosity during this campaign â€“ an increase in current donors and many new donors.â€ť
The bottom line of the campaign is a positive outlook for the whole county.
BREMEN â€” Loweâ€™s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $5,000 Toolbox for Education grant to Bremen Elementary-Middle School to help fund a new playground fence.
Bremen Elementary-Middle School is one of more than 450 schools or parent organizations to be awarded a Loweâ€™s Toolbox for Education grant for parent-initiated school improvement projects benefitting K-12 public education across the United States during the 2009-2010 school year.