August 5th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â A win is a win as they say, but Plymouth has its sights set on loftier goals as the 2011 girls golf season gets into full swing.
Led by returning junior Emily Bergerâs 49, Plymouth carded a team score of 210 to trump Peruâs 222, while Caston was unable to record a team score as players forfeited with temperatures reaching into the 90s, and the Lady Pilgrims topped the field in their dual-meet season opener at a triangular match at Swan Lake Friday.
DONALDSON â Ancilla College student-athletes Tyler Jackson, Demi Schrader, and Mark Reel highlighted a list of athletes who were recently honored for their achievements in the classroom, the college announced Friday.
Jackson and Schrader were named recipients of the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Excellence, while Reel was a recipient of the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement.
Starke County Prosecutor Nicholas Bourff held a press conference Friday afternoon to announce the arrest of Stacie Brown, 34, of 1180 S. 300 E. Knox, for the June 22 death of 3-year-old Ethan Brown, her stepson. Brown is being charged with two Class A Felonies: Battery resulting in death and Neglect of a dependent resulting in death. She is being held on a $250,000 bond.
PLYMOUTH â It was a battle of the ages Wednesday night, as graduates of the â80s, â90s and 2000s got together at Lincoln Junior High School to compete and have a little fun for the âOld Timersâ volleyball game â another event in a week-long celebration of Plymouth Community Schools Alumni Association Alumni Week.
While at times a full field of the particular decade wasnât available to play, the 1990s came out victorious when paired up against the others, along with a little help from the younger generation to round out a full team.
PLYMOUTH â Last May, Plymouth music teacher Bryan Ames and broadcasting teachers Dave McKenzie and Phil Scott and their students teamed up to enter Ford Motor Companyâs Drive One 4 UR School student video contest.
CULVER â Mystic Hills Golf Course finds itself in the spotlight as the first stop on the Pete Dye Golf Trail.
The collection of seven unique courses personally selected by famed golf course architect and Indiana resident Dye â who boasts more than 20 courses within the state â officially launched July 28 and represent a varied array of design elements, topography and difficulty.
If First Farmers Bank manager Chad Van Herk has been noticeably absent a few days recently, heâs had good reason. Heâs been in California, in front of a film camera filming a music video in conjunction with his latest -- non-bank-related -- venture: a new album of self-penned and performed tunes.
PLYMOUTH â Perhaps one of the biggest traffic hassles in Plymouth, the Oak Road construction project, is nearing a conclusion according to project engineer Gary Fox.
âWeâre getting real close now,â said Fox Wednesday, adding that their target completion date for the project is mid-November.
Fox said that the west two lanes of Oak Road are completed, and workers are currently placing sidewalks and doing reconstruction. In the next week, work will begin on the east lanes, pushing traffic onto the newly finished west lanes.
PLYMOUTH â The Marshall County Coronerâs Office has released the names of the two victims of Tuesday morningâs double-fatality accident at 5A and Michigan Roads north of Plymouth.
Wesley F. Collins, 21, of Plymouth and Conner A. McGee, 18, of Muncie were both killed instantly in a three-vehicle crash. Identification of both victims was withheld during the day pending notification of family members.
According to the Marshall County Sheriffâs Department, officers responded to the scene at approximately 5:37 a.m. and determined that two separate accidents had occurred.
LAPORTE/STARKE COUNTY â The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will close U.S. 35 between U.S. 6 and U.S. 30 beginning Tuesday, Aug. 9. Crews will be demolishing the old bridge over the Kankakee River and changing the alignment of the highway to carry traffic over a new bridge.
During the work, traffic will be directed on a 20-mile, marked detour. Northbound traffic will be directed west on U.S. 30, north on Ind. 39 and east on U.S. 6. Southbound traffic will be directed west on U.S. 6, south on Ind. 39 and east on U.S. 30.