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September 15th, 2011

Rockies hungry for more success as Week 5 gets underway Friday

September 15, 2011

The young Rockies have developed a taste for success.
Three straight wins have only made Plymouth (3-1, 2-0 NLC) hungrier for more as it hits the road for Elkhart Memorial (2-2, 1-2 NLC) Friday.

Girls golf sectionals take place Friday, Saturday

September 15, 2011

After a strong second-place finish at the Northern Lakes Conference Tournament over the weekend, the Plymouth girls golf team is surging going into the Warsaw Sectional Saturday.
The Lady Pilgrims should be in the hunt for one of the top three spots that guarantee team advancement to the regional round of the 39th Annual IHSAA tourney along with front-running host and NLC champion Warsaw as well as a strong Rochester squad that has also beaten Plymouth two times this season. Other teams in the field are Culver Girls Academy, Triton, Tippecanoe Valley, Wawasee and Whitko.

Results 9-15

September 15, 2011

Girls soccer
Glenn tops Culver in penalty kick shootout
John Glenn scored three penalty kicks during a shootout, and the Lady Falcons claimed a Northern State Conference victory over visiting Culver, 3-1 on pks Wednesday.
Erin Patterson, Erica Morris and Erica Igel all found net in the shootout for Glenn, while Kayla Shaffer scored Culver’s lone pk.
Patterson scored on a penalty kick in the 12th minute of regulation to put Glenn on the board, and Elizabeth Buck scored on a Justina Weiss assist in the 39th minute to give the Falcons a 2-0 halftime edge.

September 14th

No more paper savings bonds?

September 14, 2011

Beginning Jan. 1, walking into a bank and purchasing a paper savings bond will be a thing of the past. The new year will usher in a new way of handling savings bonds — the financial practice that began in 1935 is moving completely online.

Public affairs specialist Lateefah Thompson, from the Bureau of Public Debt, said that online savings bonds have been offered as an option since 2002. The difference now is that online will be the only option.

This is a continuation of the “go green” initiative that the federal government began implementing in April.

Part 2 of 5: Who pays? Finding the funds for every student

September 14, 2011

At $1,199 (the retail price for a MacBook), these computers don’t come cheap. A question in many people’s minds might be, where are schools getting the money to pay for these things?
Schools are relying on their usual budget, along with revenue from rental fees, to pay a lease for the devices from Apple. At the end of the four-year lease agreement, schools can either keep the computers or sell them back to Apple.

70-year-old follows U.S. 30 to 9/11 crash sites

September 14, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Many adults are advised to regularly walk in order to stay active. Retired Chicago police officer Phil Szpicki (pronounced spy-key), at 70 years old, recently embarked on a journey that requires him to walk more than 900 miles — all along U.S. Highway 30.

“Being able to do this at my age is a gift from God,” said Phil Szpicki, covered in sweat and grime from the road.

Szpicki, who resides in Loves Park, Ill, spent the night in Plymouth Monday before setting off again on his journey.

Wright lifts Plymouth past LaVille

September 14, 2011

LAKEVILLE — Freshman forward Allie Wright scored the game-winner with under four minutes on the clock, and the Lady Pilgrims earned their second win of the season with a 3-2 victory over LaVille Tuesday at Newton Park.
Wright drove a roller toward the far post and past LaVille’s Abbie McBride as Rachael Principe found Maggie Mahler on a cross into the box, and Mahler’s forward pass split a pair of LaVille defenders to find Wright for the golden goal.

Aguilar helps Rockies draw with Eagles in 1st start

September 14, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth back-up goalie Erik Aguilar gave his team a boost, and the Rockies played sectional rival Culver Military Academy to a 0-0 draw at home Tuesday.
“(It was) a pretty fast-paced and very physical game,” said Plymouth head boys soccer coach Josh Martin. “CMA played some very clever counter attacking soccer, but when we man-marked Luther Jacobs we were able to disrupt a lot of their offensive build-up in the second half.“

Results 9-14

September 14, 2011

Girls cross country
Panthers outpace Plymouth
Plymouth lost a Northern Lakes Conference meet 22-33 at NorthWood Tuesday.
Cynthia Medina paced the race for the Lady Panthers with a 19:50 followed by teammate Karlie Kratzchman.
Meg Fisher finished third for Plymouth, followed by NorthWood’s Brittney Grove and Jenn Hilty, while Darcy Fisher, Shelby Harrell, Deborah Anders and Libby Read finished in order in the six through nine spots.
• NORTHWOOD 22, PLYMOUTH 33
At Nappanee

September 13th

Interim pastor hopes to help First United, Grace see community potential

September 13, 2011

Pastor AnnMarie Kneebone says her strengths include her enthusiasm and helping people see their potential, both traits ideal for an interim pastor like herself.
Kneebone began her time as interim -- replacing Pastor Robin Keating, who left earlier this year -- at both Grace United Church of Christ in Culver and First United Church of Christ in Plymouth, in June, though she actually moved to Culver in July.

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