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July 1st, 2011

Area golfers play PCC in Marshall Co. Jr. Tour event

July 1, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A total of 70 golfer converged on the Plymouth Country Club for a Marshall County Junior Golf Tour event Thursday.
Area winners were John Schenk of Plymouth, Cole McKinney of Triton, Lauren Read of LaVille and Abby Manikowski of Argos.
Schenk won the Boys 10-11 division with a score of 27, four strokes ahead of LaVille’s Matt Butler, while McKinney won the Boys 8-9 competition with a score of 24, three strokes better than Andrew Himes of St. Michael’s.

It's starting to look a lot like fair time

July 1, 2011

ARGOS — As July rolls in, there is one thing you can count on in Indiana (besides more rain) — county fairs.
Marshall County is no different, offering fair goers an opportunity to overeat, attend livestock shows, view all of Marshall County 4-H members’ spectacular projects, and much more. Though the fair schedules are available for pick-up in the Extension Office, around Marshall County businesses, and online at, we thought we would give you a sneak peak on the fun that will be happening July 10 to 16 at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Argos.

New maps increase flood plain area

July 1, 2011

PLYMOUTH — New flood plain maps for Plymouth are scheduled to go into effect November 16, according to Keith Hammond, building commissioner, at the city council meeting Monday. The current maps have been in use since 1977. According to city attorney Nelson Chipman, the ordinance to accept the new maps must be passed in order for Plymouth to receive national flood insurance.
“We are going to have more areas that are considered flood plains than before,” said Hammond later, adding that building on these areas comes with special regulations.

Uceny wins again in Lausanne

July 1, 2011

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Morgan Uceny kept her win streak alive Thursday by placing first in the women’s 1500-meter run at an international track meet in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Uceny, a 2003 Plymouth High School graduate, clocked 4:05.52 in the Diamond League contest. Anna Mishchenko of the Ukraine, a 2008 Olympian, finished second in 4:06.00.

June 30th

Yacht Club exits Cove, combines with 115 Grill

June 30, 2011

While many in Culver may have noticed extensive remodeling to the façade of the new 115 Grill on east Jefferson Street downtown, there’s been a not-so-noticeable change in the business and its sister restaurant, the nearby Yacht Club, which recently opened on the second floor of the Culver Cove resort.
According to John Zehner, developer of both projects over the past several months, the Yacht Club will depart from the Cove and join its operation with 115 Grill (which is located, appropriately enough, at 115 East Jefferson Street), with both entities combining under the Yacht Club banner.

Bremen Fireman's Festival offers family fun

June 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Bremen Firemen’s Festival has been a traditional event in the area since its inception in 1950 that is anticipated by people of all ages.
Firefighters and other volunteers from the community work to ensure that the thousands of annual attendees have much to choose from: Food, music, games, rides, a parade, a waterball competition, fireworks, and more.

Citizens reminded of fireworks ordinance

June 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — As the nation prepares to celebrate another fourth of July Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter wants citizen’s of Plymouth to remember the city’s fireworks ordinance and be mindful of safety.
“Generally speaking we don’t have a problem with people violating the ordinance,” said Senter. “We just feel it’s good from time to time to remind everyone of the stipulations.”
The city’s ordinance regarding fireworks states that:
-Consumer fireworks shall not be purchased by persons less than 18 years of age.

Fallen hero will be remembered at 5th Annual McLochlin Memorial Run

June 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A lifetime of giving to others will be celebrated for a fifth straight year on July 9 as participants run, walk and remember Jeff McLochlin in his Memorial 5K Run/Walk fundraiser.
The run starts at the Young Amphitheatre in Centennial Park in Plymouth at 8:30 a.m. and all proceeds go to several charities in McLochlin’s name — TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), the Rochester Jr. Football League and veterans’ families.

Plothow named Indiana All-Star North head coach

June 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth High School Head Baseball Coach Tony Plothow has been selected to coach the 2011 North All Star team at this year’s 37th Annual Indiana North-South All Star Game by his fellow coaches and the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association’s Executive Council. 

Ancilla’s Reese re-elected as MCCAA Western Conference Director

June 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Ancilla College Athletic Director Gene Reese has been re-elected to a second two-year term as the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference Director, the college announced on Thursday.
The election took place at the MCCAA Athletic Director’s Summer Meeting at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, Mich.
“Being from the only (MCCAA-affiliated) college in Indiana, it is a tremendous privilege being asked to serve on these most important conference committees,” said Reese, who has overseen the Ancilla College athletic department since its inception.

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