September 16th, 2011
Lady Pilgrims drop NLC match
Plymouth extended the match to four games but couldnâ€™t stop Warsaw in a 25-18, 18-25, 25-14, 25-18 Northern Lakes Conference loss on the road Thursday.
Plymouth was led on the attack by Marissa Germanâ€™s 12 kills to go with a block, while Haley Harrell led the team in setting and passing with 23 assists and four digs in addition to an ace.
Debate arose last week over whether to convert part of the 1880s-era railroad waiting station turned picnic pavilion at the town park into public restrooms, at the monthly meeting of the Culver Parks and Recreation board. Discussion ensued last Wednesday evening after park director Kelly Young outlined hoped-for projects in the coming months and year for the park following finalization of its budget in October or November.
PLYMOUTH â€” Marci Crozier, Biggest Loser season 11 contestant, will be the keynote speaker at the LifePlex community health fair Sept. 21. She will be speaking on womenâ€™s health and sharing some of her experiences from the show beginning at 6 p.m.
Crozier is only one of the many speakers scheduled for the day, which begins at 7 a.m. and goes until 7 p.m. The free community event is designed to get residents interested in pursuing a more fit lifestyle.
With computers in front of them, students can look up assignments, use endless resources online, or download an application to help with what they are doing. Albert Hanselman, Culver Community High School principal, said that one task students use their iPads for in the classroom is taking notes on a teacherâ€™s PowerPoint presentation electronically. Some textbooks are online, so students use their devices to read their book in class. Hanselman said that students can also download resources such as a dictionary or calculator free of charge.
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.
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.
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 Culverâ€™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.
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 â€” 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 â€śgo greenâ€ť initiative that the federal government began implementing in April.
At $1,199 (the retail price for a MacBook), these computers donâ€™t come cheap. A question in many peopleâ€™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.
PLYMOUTH â€” 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 â€” all along U.S. Highway 30.
â€śBeing able to do this at my age is a gift from God,â€ť 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.