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July 18th, 2011

Oliver's 2nd annual Car Show BBQ a success

July 18, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The sweltering sun didn’t seem to deter either car buffs or barbecue fans Saturday as a crowd gathered behind Oliver Ford.
Attendees were there to play in cornhole tournaments, check out the endless rows of impressively polished cars, and enjoy some summer barbecue. Proceeds from the day’s event went to benefit St. Michael’s school.
“We give to all of the schools in our community, and this event is for St. Michael’s,” said Jennifer Houin.

Marshall County schools assess ISTEP results

July 18, 2011

LAKEVILLE — Despite the fact that the ISTEP (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress) 2011 scores for the Union-North United School Corporation went up, administrators are not satisfied with the results. Corporation–wide, the scores from testing of grades 3-8 went from 70.8 percent passing to 72.4 percent in the combined English and math data.
A long-range plan to raise student achievement that has been in the works for several weeks was presented to the school board as a first draft at the last board meeting.

July 17th

East shore of Maxinkuckee featured on July 23 historical bike tour

July 17, 2011

The Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver is once again partnering with the Bike Barn, 103 E. Lake Shore Drive, this time to present a tour-by-bicycle of the east shore of Lake Maxinkuckee, on Saturday, July 23, at 9:30 a.m.

Local monument turns 75 on Marshall County's, Culver’s anniversary

July 17, 2011


One of Culver's least -known historical monuments will celebrate its anniversary later this month as plans begin to bring it more recognition.
Located on state-owned property at the southeast corner of State Road 10 and Queen Road, the hand-carved stone commemorates the arrival of Marshall County's first party of European settlers 175 years ago, on the afternoon of July 26, 1836.

July 15th

Post 27 wins sectional opener versus Valpo

July 15, 2011

PLYMOUTH — James Hackworth and Jacob Eaton delivered a strong one-two punch on the mound for Post 27, and Plymouth’s batters came through in their last time at the plate with four hits for three runs to break a 2-2 tie and claim a 5-2 sectional-opening win over visiting Valparaiso Post 94 at Bill Nixon Field Friday.
The two teams will face off again in the two-team, double-elimination tourney today at 1 p.m. with a potential third game scheduled to follow directly.
“Any time as far as double-elimination, winning the first one is so important,” said Plymouth Post 27 coach Mike Hite.

Kolter trumps Gurtner in playoff at Round Barn

July 15, 2011

Plymouth’s Nate Kolter beat LaVille’s Zach Gurtner in a playoff on Hole 10 at Round Barn Golf Club in Rochester to win the Boys 14-15 division of a Marshall County Junior Golf Tour event.
Kolter and Gurtner both shot 80 at the Par 72 course to go one-two, respectively, at the event, while Culver’s Trent Elliott finished third in the division three strokes back.

July 14th

Faulkners’ return to area brings medical expertise, community appreciation

July 14, 2011

A recently-returned couple whose presence here has enhanced Marshall County’s medical offerings spent some time last Thursday discussing their journey with Culver’s Kiwanis Club at the Yacht Club restaurant on Jefferson Street.

Stitching group remembers Sherwood at the fair

July 14, 2011

ARGOS — It all began when a group of casual acquaintances in the Marshall County area decided to take a needlepoint class together in Delphi in the early 1980s.
After taking the class, they decided to meet once a month to complete their project, a needlework Christmas tree. The group still meets today, but without one important member: Margaret Sherwood, who passed away last August from complications of a stroke.

Espich retires from Menominee Elementary

July 14, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Linda Espich went through high school with everyone expecting her to become a nurse. To her parent’s shock, Espich announced after graduation that she wanted to teach. Espich attended Indiana University, majored in general studies, switching later to elementary education, and started teaching at Washington Elementary School right after she graduated when a teacher there left to have a baby.
“I’ve never made a resume — I’ve never had to,” said Espich. “The principal asked me if I wanted her job, and I said yes. I’ve had the same job for 40 years!”

Sharing stories from WWII

July 14, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Sharon Cudney, assistant activity director at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth, fears that the World War II experiences of her patients will be lost forever.
Two residents share their stories: George Born and William “Bill” Whitsell.
George Born, 86, was born in Plymouth. He quit school in his junior year and worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for six months before being drafted in the Army.
George took his basic training at Camp Wheeler, Ga., and was immediately shipped out to Germany with the First Infantry Division of the 26th Infantry Regiment.

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