August 19th, 2011
LAKEVILLE â€” During a high school football game, when two of the best players on the opposing team have names like Biggs and Sturdy and they are not the 6-foot-4, 310-pound lineman or the 6-1, 220-pound fullback, you could be in trouble.
That is the situation LaVille High School found itself in Friday night as the 12th-ranked Class A and defending sectional-champion South Central Satellites dished out a 40-0 season-opening defeat on the Lancers behind a punishing running game.
PLYMOUTH â€” At the start of the season, Argos Head Coach Jon Alcorn was concerned about his teamâ€™s ability to finish. How does nine goals in two games sound?
Speedy Lady Dragons junior striker Jami Patterson followed up her hat trick Tuesday with a pair of goals and an assist, and Argos handed rival Plymouth a 3-2 defeat at Kindt Soccerplex Thursday.
PLYMOUTH â€” With games against LaPorte and Penn, Plymouthâ€™s volleyball schedule throws the Lady Pilgrims right into the fire.
The young Pilgrims dropped a three-game match to a talented visiting Penn squad Thursday, 25-14, 25-13, 25-13, following a similar opening loss to LaPorte at home Tuesday.
James Ronald Cook
NORTH VERNON â€”Â James â€śJimâ€ť Ronald Cook, 68, a former Plymouth resident, living in North Vernon for the past 20 years, died of natural causes in the Columbus Regional Medical Center at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011.
He is survived by a brother, Gail L. (Patty) Cook, North Vernon, and a sister, Carol Jean (Doug) Barnlund, La Marque, Texas.
Visitation is Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m.
Brian K. Lehiy
Dec. 1, 1964 â€“ Aug. 17, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Brian K. Lehiy, 46, a Upas Road resident in Plymouth, passed away Wednesday afternoon at his workplace. Brian has been a Marshall County resident most of his lifetime.
Born Dec. 1, 1964 in Bremen, Brian was the son of Carl R. and Betty J. (Sickmiller) Lehiy. He was a member of the Plymouth High School class of 1983 and played varsity football.
Brian was a hard worker and for the past three years was employed at Hundtâ€™s Auto Salvage in Plymouth.
PLYMOUTH â€” Next May, Pastor Brett Crump will be taking four months off from his duties as senior pastor at New Palestine Bible Church.
Crump is one of only 19 ministers in Indiana to receive the 2011 Lilly Endowment clergy renewal grant. The grant awards up to $50,000 to ministers to enable them to take time off, travel, and rest.
Crump said that applying for the grant was a pretty involved process.
PLYMOUTH â€” The first day of school on Aug. 17 may have seemed like Christmas to many of the Plymouth High School students. Every student was given a MacBook laptop computer to use at school and at home for the entire 2011-12 school year.
All in all, some 1,300 computers were passed out to students and staff. Faculty members had received theirs prior to the opening day of school and had received specific training on the many ways they can be used to enhance learning.
LaPaz â€” LaPaz has been without their own law enforcement since January. Although the town has pursued finding a part-time officer, LaPaz council member Roger Ecker reported to the county commissioners Monday that all of the applicants were unworthy of the position.
PLYMOUTH â€” By Aug. 11, a fundraising effort for a monument reached a milestone: One-third of the way to goal.
John Reed, a local photographer (More Than a Click Photography), manager at Quickâ€™s Lanes, correspondent with this newspaper, and also a brand new father, started a group on Facebook called â€śHelp purchase a grave marker for Margaret and Anna Rash (aka The Apple Twins).â€ť
Within two days, the group has more than 50 members and has raised nearly $300 of the $1,000 needed for a headstone.
Between 300 and 400 people filled the Culver Elementary School gymnasium Saturday morning for what was billed as an informational meeting sponsored by Concerned Property Owners of Southern Marshall County, Indiana. The topic of the day has become a hot one in recent weeks and months in the area: the proposed placement of more than 60 400-plus foot wind turbines across several thousand acres in parts of Marshall and Fulton Counties by Florida based energy company Nextera.