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July 26th, 2011

Changing oil for kids

July 26, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Car a little dusty from the heat?
Your 3,000 mile oil change was due 4,000 miles ago? Oliver Ford in Plymouth is there to help you while they help others.
Oliver is currently offering free oil changes and car washes at the dealership on Jefferson Street in Plymouth until Aug. 1 — unless you own a diesel vehicle. The only request in return is for you to help area kids get ready to go back to school.
Teaming with Plymouth FOP Lodge #195 and the Indiana State Police, Oliver Ford will give that car wash and oil change for your donation to the “Pack-A-Backpack” program.

Children's book authors visit City Center; raise awareness for a cause

July 26, 2011

PLYMOUTH — How many children have an imaginary friend who is a pig? Authors Chip Gilbertson and Gina Restivo use a pig to tell the inspiring story of a boy who learns to believe in himself in their first book, “Fly, Danny, Fly.” Behind the sweet narrative and colorful illustrations, however, is a real cause.
A portion of the proceeds from the book will go to the Danny Did Foundation, a non-profit founded by Mike and Mariann Stanton of Chicago after their 4-year-old son Danny died in 2009 from Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

Marshall County Junior Golf Tour concludes with event at Plymouth Rock

July 26, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Three Culver golfers won their division at the final Marshall County Junior Golf Tour event at Plymouth Rock Golf Course and seized tour championships in the process.
Zach Allyn of Culver shot an 82 at Plymouth Rock, winning the Boys 16-17 division at the meet and topping the final standings for the division by one point with 20. Kendall Fosler of Plymouth also shot an 82 at Plymouth Rock and finished fifth in the final standings with 16 points.

July 25th

Have you taken Indiana's first Barn Quilt Trail?

July 25, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Barn Quilts have been popping up all over Marshall County and if you haven’t yet had the opportunity to take the Marshall County Barn Quilt trail — well the Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau has made it easy for you. The Barn Quilt Trail takes you through picturesque country and main roads from which you can view the barn quilts. There are two ways that you can find where the barn quilts are situated. ONE: For a self-guided tour just stop by the Visitor’s Bureau at 220 N. Center St.

Corn detassling popular summer job for students

July 25, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The cornfield looked empty, just a mass of stalks bending under the sun’s heat.
A few minutes later, however, a large red tractor became visible over the tops of the corn. Groups of kids, all wearing neon orange hats to shield their face from the sun, jumped off the long arms attached to the tractor, brushing cornstalk remnants off their hands. They were in the middle of a long morning of detassling corn — and it was time for a break.
“(The job) has it’s ups and downs,” said Derrick Lee, one of the detasslers, Thursday. “Especially on days like today. It’s hot!”

Online now an option for Plymouth school registration

July 25, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Families will have the chance to avoid the line at school registration for the coming year as Plymouth Community Schools has a new partner for an online option.
A company named InfoSnap will provide the option for parents of Plymouth students.
Through one simplified process, parents will be able to complete all of the registration forms and share family information between siblings, without having to reenter the information for each child.

Year-long walk route provides free entertainment

July 25, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The box of directions and maps is sitting on top of the coat rack at Christos’ Family Dining, just waiting for someone looking for an adventure.
Walking the Lincoln Highway, sponsored by the Indiana Volkssport Association (part of the larger American Volkssport Association or AVA) is a group of five different walking routes (chose from 5K or 10K) in Valparaiso, Warsaw, Columbia City, Fort Wayne and Plymouth.

Post 27 closes season with pair of regional losses

July 25, 2011

PLYMOUTH — It was deja vu all over again as the big inning made all the difference in each of Plymouth’s losses at its home regional Saturday.
At the end of a back-and-forth battle between Post 27 and South Bend Post 50 in an extra-inning contest at Bill Nixon Field Saturday morning, South Bend tied it up in the bottom of the ninth on a two-out, two-strike RBI single by Alex Kohler and took the lead for good with a seven-inning 10th frame to trump Plymouth 18-13.

July 24th

Academies choir makes beautiful music in Austria

July 24, 2011

When you hear the name Mozart, you might associate it with words such as “child prodigy,” “classical music,” or “talented composer.”

But for 21 Culver Academies students, the name Mozart will yield the sights and sounds of Salzburg, Austria – home of the Mozart International Choral Festival. On June 28, the students and five adults departed the United States en route to Salzburg, Austria, where they were invited to sing in the second annual Mozart International Choral Festival.

July 22nd

Hackworth pitches Post 27 past Highland

July 23, 2011

PLYMOUTH — One down, two to go.
James Hackworth pitched a three-hit gem, and Plymouth’s modified lineup produced 14 hits as Post 27 dimed Highland Post 180 12-1 in an abbreviated seven-inning contest in the first round of American Legion Baseball Regional action Friday night at Bill Nixon Field.
Plymouth will take on South Bend Post 50 — which topped Bristol Post 143 11-1 in eight innings in the regional opener Friday — at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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