August 10th, 2011
LAPORTE â€” Plymouthâ€™s season-long goal thus far has been to break 400 for 18 holes. For Tuesdayâ€™s New Prairie Invitational head coach Jack Kinney decided, heck, why not break 380?
The Lady Pilgrims reached that goal with room to spare, turning in a 376 to nose out Northern Lakes Conference foe NorthWood by two strokes and finish runner-up at the tourney, placing second behind No. 6-ranked Chestertonâ€™s record-breaking team tally of 311 at Legacy Hills in LaPorte.
MUNCIE â€” The Indiana Annihilators 18U travel softball team, based in Rochester, finished third in the 2011 National Softball Association B North 18U World Series July 25-28 in Muncie. The team is comprised of players from Plymouth, Rochester, Caston, North Miami, Peru and Winamac.
The Annihilators started the series by placing first in the Oufield Accuracy and Touch-em All Race and placed high enough in the Round the Horn event to win the Overall Skills competition. Alanie Sroufe from Rochester was named Miss NSA for the 18U division.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Common Council held a public hearing last night that marks one of the first formal actions to apply for a Main Street grant.
At the July 25 meeting, City Attorney Nelson Chipman requested the public hearing, although a committee striving to identify specific projects had not yet come to a consensus. The application for the federal grant that is administered through the office of Community and Rural Affairs in Indiana is not due until October of this year; however the project proposal must be submitted by Aug. 15.
PLYMOUTH â€” In the course of considering changing Marshall County building inspector Chuck DeWittâ€™s position from part-time to full-time, county council members happened upon another topicâ€”the amount that the county actually receives for doing building inspections.
DeWitt, who does all the building inspections for the countyâ€™s communities, collects a fee of $50 per project. This amount is the same no matter how far DeWitt travels to do the inspection, or how many times he visits the same project.
Lincy Mae Jones, a local teen from Oregon-Davis High School, recently won the 2011 United States Fastpitch Association 16U Northern National Championship with her team, based out of Plainfield. The Hurricanes went undefeated to win the 2011 USFA event, outscoring opponents 42-14 and only trailing briefly during the first game en route to securing the hardware.
The Hurricanes summer tournament schedule took them through Ohio, Illinois and Indiana.
PLYMOUTH â€” Eight young girls excitedly gathered in the lobby of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center(SJRMC) Thursday morning.
After spending most of the summer knitting tiny hats, they were ready to hopefully find some willing babies to wear their creations.
This is the fourth year that the Marshall County Boys & Girls Club kids have dedicated their summer to knitting hats for newborns.
Sue Holland, art director, and assistant teacher Glenna Huffman, worked with a group of 21 youngsters over the summer to knit 82 baby bonnets.
BOURBON â€“ A delay in completion of the heating and air conditioning installation at Triton Jr./Sr. High School has pushed backed the start of the student year. The first day for all Triton Elementary School and Triton Jr./Sr. High School students is now Friday, Aug. 19.
The student registration/textbook rental collection dates for Triton Elementary School are still Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration/textbook rental collection dates for the junior/senior high school have changed.
PLYMOUTH â€” What began with a simple request from her father has grown into a lifetime search for Coni Dubois.
Dubois, who grew up in Marshall County with her parents Rex and Nancy Allen, first began searching for her ancestors 18 years ago.
â€ś(My father) said, Coni, find our Native American roots,â€ť said Dubois, who added that her father was raised Native American but had no idea where he had come from.
â€ś(Their family) just didnâ€™t talk about it, being Native American was considered bad,â€ť said Dubois.
PLYMOUTH â€” The large LifePlex facility is now home to one more business. Environmental Laboratories Inc.(ELI), a chemical and biological testing company founded in Madison, recently opened a satellite lab on the second floor of the LifePlex.
The state-certified company tests drinking water, wastewater, and pool water as well as many other substances for harmful bacterias.
â€śWe literally have the capacity to test anything known to man,â€ť said founder and vice president Chris Myers.
If youâ€™ve driven down South Main Street, youâ€™ve likely seen the progress on Culverâ€™s Garden Court senior housing facility there. Two of those centrally responsible for its arrival and construction here updated Culverâ€™s Kiwanis Club recently on the projectâ€™s progress.
Kevin Berger, head of Culverâ€™s Easterday Construction, the contracting entity on the project, said heâ€™s been trying to get a Garden Court here for several years and through â€śfive town managers,â€ť with one of the issues being the lack of available land here at a workable price.