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August 17th, 2011

Culver schools prepare for iPads in every student’s hands

August 17, 2011

By the time most readers hold this, the August 18 edition of this newspaper in their hands, most all of Culver Community’s middle and high school students will have held their brand new iPad personal digital devices in their hands, something about which school officials held a series of meetings about with parents and students the previous week.

Alvina Heet

August 17, 2011

Alvina Heet
April 24, 1916-Aug. 14, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Alvina W. Heet, 95, of 1019 N. Walnut St., Plymouth, passed away at 11:25 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Death notices 8-17-11

August 17, 2011

Bruce E. O’Dell
Aug. 14, 2011
WALKERTON — Bruce Edward O’Dell, 56, of Walkerton died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 in Miller’s Merry Manor, Walkerton.
Survivors include two brothers, Ronald (Katherine) O’Dell of North Liberty and Larry (Pam) O’Dell of Lexington, N.C. 
There will be no services or visitation. Cremation will take place. Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel is handling arrangements. To leave online condolences go to

Alvina Heet
Aug. 14, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Alvina Heet, 95, of Plymouth died Aug. 14, 2011 at 11:25 a.m. at her home.

History of Culver's ice houses August 27

August 17, 2011

The strange but fascinating history of the area “frozen water trade” will be told in word and pictures when the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver presents a program on the history of Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee’s ice houses. The program, presented by Jeff Kenney of the Society, will take place Saturday, August 27, at 10 a.m. at the depot-train station adjacent to Culver’s town park on Lake Shore Drive.

Habitat ReStore benefits from planned demolition

August 17, 2011

LAPAZ — Loyal Habitat for Humanity volunteers spent several hours Saturday salvaging anything usable from a house that is slated for demolition.

The houses located at 11942 and 12010 1B Road in LaPaz are just two of the properties being cleared for the U.S. 31 project realigning U.S. 30 in Plymouth to the U.S. 20 bypass in South Bend.

Construction is underway and will probably continue through 2014. This project is a part of the larger Major Moves initiative to upgrade the route to freeway standards from Indianapolis to South Bend.

13th Road bridge construction 80 days late

August 17, 2011

PLYMOUTH — For more than a year, Jack Isom Construction, based in Reynolds, has been working rebuilding the 13th Road bridge over the Yellow River.

The original completion date of July 13 was extended three times by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), landing on a final date of August 9. Since the work is still not done, Isom Construction is currently being charged $5,000 in liquidated damages daily.

Argos offense answers questions in season-opening win

August 17, 2011

ARGOS — Argos’ scoring ability was a question mark at the start of the season.
If Tuesday’s opener is any indication, question answered.
The Argos girls soccer team opened its season with a 6-0 rout of Elkhart Christian Academy at home Tuesday.
Jami Patterson opened the scoring on an assist from Shelby Sanders at the 10-minute mark, and Stefany Parrish, Katie Williams and Sammie Hopkins each scored unassisted goals to put the host up 4-0 at the half.

Results 8-17

August 17, 2011

Plymouth loses opener to LaPorte
Plymouth dropped its volleyball opener to powerhouse LaPorte 25-13, 25-13, 25-18 at home Tuesday.
Marissa German led the team in kills with six, while Haley Harrell led in digs and assists with 14 and nine, respectively.
German also recorded three digs and a block assist, while Amber Redinger recorded two kills and an ace, and Harrell also served up an ace.
Plymouth will host Penn at 6 p.m. Thursday.
• LAPORTE 3, PLYMOUTH 0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-18)
At Plymouth
Plymouth stats
Kills: Marissa German 6, Emily Eveland 2, Amber Redinger 2

August 16th

Plymouth tennis opens strong

August 16, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Last year when Plymouth’s young tennis lineup stepped on the court for their season opener at Kokomo, the Pilgrims showed their inexperience.
It took them awhile to come into their own, but with four players back from that Northern Lakes Conference championship squad, this year’s team showed no such jitters at Monday’s opener at home, and Joe Knapp and Matt Flynn earned a big, three-set victory at 2 doubles to put Plymouth over the top for a 3-2 season-opening win over the Wildkats at Centennial Park.

August 15th

Death notices 8-15-11

August 15, 2011

Robert Hindman
Aug. 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Robert Hindman, 66, of Plymouth, died at 11:12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements for Robert are incomplete at this time. A complete obituary story will be available Monday afternoon.

Loretta J. Campbell
Aug. 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Loretta J. Campbell died suddenly at her residence at 3:16 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011.
Arrangements for Loretta are incomplete at this time.

Rhylynn J. MacDonald
Aug. 11, 2011

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