April 28th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Marshall County Council on Aging is hosting the AARP Driver Safety Program at the Life Enrichment Center Thursday, May 19. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and box lunches will be available for purchase to those who RSVP. Although the program is geared toward drivers 50 and older, all ages of drivers are encouraged to attend. In this course, attendees will learn:
â€˘Â Defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road
â€˘ How to deal with aggressive drivers
LAPAZ â€” Women's Connection will host "Hoping for Spring" Wednesday, May 4 at 11:30 a.m. at Occasion's Banquet Hall, LaPaz. The meal and presentations are included in the $8.50 cost. Speakers include Karen Ferguson and Mary Brown, and musical guests are Ali Dimmitt and Amber Jenney, Argos music students.
RSVP before April 29 by calling Edna at 574-936-9341, Marge at 574-784-3569, Marilyn at 574-546-3271 or Mary at 574-842-3224.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Marshall County Historical Society is holding its 40th annual dinner Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at Christos Banquet Center. TheÂ dinner will feature Theodore Roosevelt (as performed by Gib Young). For more information about historical interpreter Gib Young, visit www.trlive1915.com online.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Marshall County Museum, 123 N. Michigan St. Plymouth. Ticket purchase deadline is Friday, May 13. For more information, call 574-936-2306.
PLYMOUTH â€” The rivalry between Plymouth and Warsaw is always intense, but given the conference ramifications of Wednesdayâ€™s girls tennis meet between the two teams, the competition was fierce.
The Lady Pilgrims hit the courts focused and kept a little cooler under pressure to edge out the visiting Tigers 3-2 and take the driverâ€™s seat in the Northern Lakes Conference round robin standings at Plymouth.
Itâ€™s no secret Culver is a unique community with a diverse and often well-traveled population, and fitness trainer Shaina Lampton thinks it deserves a fitness facility to accommodate its character.
Thatâ€™s why sheâ€™s opening Bottom Line Training Company at 232 South Main Street in Culver, in the Main Street Centre (though locally itâ€™s often referred to simply as the Collins Building). The business will kick off with an open house May 7 from 4 to 7 p.m., with an official opening May 9.
PLYMOUTH â€” With Warsaw the easy presumed victor, both Plymouthâ€™s and NorthWoodâ€™s girls track coaches knew Tuesdayâ€™s Northern Lakes Conference three-way would come down to a showdown between the Lady Pilgrims and the Panthers.
Plymouth got a big boost from senior transfer Hannah Christy as the Pilgrims trumped NorthWood 70-62, while the Lady Tigers dominated as expected to move to 6-0 in the NSC on Senior Night at Plymouth.
There were plenty of questions, a number of suggestions, and ample emotions running high at Monday night's meeting of the Culver Community School board, but at the end of the night, few easy answers.
PLYMOUTH â€” The efforts of three area businesses to continue with their awarded tax abatements was approved by the Plymouth Common Council.
Aearo Technologies, Glenmark Industries and LSAC Plymouth all met the requirements for their abatements to continue. It is current city policy to review all businesses awarded abatements by the city on a yearly basis to determine if they are in â€śsubstantial complianceâ€ť with the terms of the abatement.
PLYMOUTH â€” The re-working of the city ordinance on the Community Improvement Commission will continue to undergo improvement.
Scheduled for second and third reading at last nightâ€™s meeting of the Plymouth Common Council the measure was sent back to the drawing board â€” of sorts â€” for City Attorney Nelson Chipman.
Discussion of the ordinanceâ€™s language was dissected by the Council and the decision was made to amend the work before hearing a second reading.
Vera L. Chanley
April 22, 2011
LOGANSPORT â€” Vera L. Chanley, 73, Logansport, died at 8:15 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2011 at her residence.