August 17th, 2011
The strange but fascinating history of the area â€śfrozen water tradeâ€ť 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 Maxinkuckeeâ€™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 Culverâ€™s town park on Lake Shore Drive.
LAPAZ â€” 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.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â 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 â€” Argosâ€™ scoring ability was a question mark at the start of the season.
If Tuesdayâ€™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.
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.
â€˘Â LAPORTE 3, PLYMOUTH 0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-18)
Kills: Marissa German 6, Emily Eveland 2, Amber Redinger 2
PLYMOUTH â€” Last year when Plymouthâ€™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 yearâ€™s team showed no such jitters at Mondayâ€™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.
Aug. 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” 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 â€” 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
PLYMOUTH â€” The one-to-one computer program at Plymouthâ€™s Lincoln Junior High had a successful beginning a year ago, and along with all the lessons it taught it also pointed out something to administrators.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” What most eyewitnesses remember how is quickly the storm arrived.
It was Saturday just before 9 p.m., and a crowd of thousands was happily waiting for Sugarland to take the stage at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstands at the Indiana State Fair. Sara Bareilles, the opening act, had just finished and the main event, country music duo Sugarland, was set to take the stage at any moment. Although an official had made a brief announcement that they show may be interrupted by severe weather, attendees didnâ€™t seem very concerned.
PLYMOUTH â€” Area teams shook of some of the rust while giving fans a preview of their 2011 talent at the Plymouth Girls Soccer Jamboree Saturday.
New faces joined some old ones as Plymouth, Argos and Bremen each played each other in three 20-minute IHSAA-sanctioned scrimmages at the Kindt Soccerplex.
One face that is both new and old is Plymouth Head Girls Soccer Coach Chuck DeWitt.
DeWitt takes over as the third girls soccer coach in as many years, but Rockies fans may recognize him as the former head coach of Plymouthâ€™s boys team where he held the reins for 10 years until 2004.