August 8th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â What began with a simple request from her father has grown into a lifetime search for Coni Dubois.
Dubois, who grew up in Marshall County with her parents Rex and Nancy Allen, first began searching for her ancestors 18 years ago.
â(My father) said, Coni, find our Native American roots,â said Dubois, who added that her father was raised Native American but had no idea where he had come from.
â(Their family) just didnât talk about it, being Native American was considered bad,â said Dubois.
PLYMOUTH â The large LifePlex facility is now home to one more business. Environmental Laboratories Inc.(ELI), a chemical and biological testing company founded in Madison, recently opened a satellite lab on the second floor of the LifePlex.
The state-certified company tests drinking water, wastewater, and pool water as well as many other substances for harmful bacterias.
âWe literally have the capacity to test anything known to man,â said founder and vice president Chris Myers.
If youâve driven down South Main Street, youâve likely seen the progress on Culverâs Garden Court senior housing facility there. Two of those centrally responsible for its arrival and construction here updated Culverâs Kiwanis Club recently on the projectâs progress.
Kevin Berger, head of Culverâs Easterday Construction, the contracting entity on the project, said heâs been trying to get a Garden Court here for several years and through âfive town managers,â with one of the issues being the lack of available land here at a workable price.
PLYMOUTH â The Plymouth Speedway has announced that motocross driver and superstar stuntman Travis Pastrana will not attend the races on Friday as originally planned.
Culver Academies is teaming up with the Bike Barn in Culver to present another in the BB's ongoing series of Culver history bike tours on Saturday, August 20, starting at 9:30 a.m.
The tour will begin at the Bike Barn, 103 E. Lake Shore Drive, and journey just down the street to the Culver Academies Museum & Gift Shop (102 South Main Street) for an introductory tour of the museum and opening remarks by museum curator Jeff Kenney.
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.