July 19th, 2011
LAKEVILLE â€” With an Aug. 2 school registration date for LaVille Elementary School, the expanded parking lot project and restoration of the current parking lot already in progress must continue to move forward.
According to Principal John Farthing, Phend & Brown contractors have assured him that the paving, striping and drying process will be completed by the registration deadline.
PLYMOUTH â€” Delays in the 13th Road bridge project have begun to draw fire from county officials as the project officially passed its first extended completion deadline Monday.
Jeff Million of DLZ, the supervising engineer for the county on the troubled project, told the Marshall County Commissioners the contractor, Isom Construction, was aware that they were â€śâ€¦under the gun,â€ť drawing the comment from President of the Commissioners Kevin Overmyer that â€śâ€¦They were under the gun the day they moved in here and itâ€™s all because of things theyâ€™ve done.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” The sweltering sun didnâ€™t seem to deter either car buffs or barbecue fans Saturday as a crowd gathered behind Oliver Ford.
Attendees were there to play in cornhole tournaments, check out the endless rows of impressively polished cars, and enjoy some summer barbecue. Proceeds from the dayâ€™s event went to benefit St. Michaelâ€™s school.
â€śWe give to all of the schools in our community, and this event is for St. Michaelâ€™s,â€ť said Jennifer Houin.
LAKEVILLE â€” Despite the fact that the ISTEP (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress) 2011 scores for the Union-North United School Corporation went up, administrators are not satisfied with the results. Corporationâ€“wide, the scores from testing of grades 3-8 went from 70.8 percent passing to 72.4 percent in the combined English and math data.
A long-range plan to raise student achievement that has been in the works for several weeks was presented to the school board as a first draft at the last board meeting.
The Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver is once again partnering with the Bike Barn, 103 E. Lake Shore Drive, this time to present a tour-by-bicycle of the east shore of Lake Maxinkuckee, on Saturday, July 23, at 9:30 a.m.
DESCENDANTS OF ORIGINAL PIONEER FAMILIES SOUGHT
One of Culver's least -known historical monuments will celebrate its anniversary later this month as plans begin to bring it more recognition.
Located on state-owned property at the southeast corner of State Road 10 and Queen Road, the hand-carved stone commemorates the arrival of Marshall County's first party of European settlers 175 years ago, on the afternoon of July 26, 1836.
PLYMOUTH â€” James Hackworth and Jacob Eaton delivered a strong one-two punch on the mound for Post 27, and Plymouthâ€™s batters came through in their last time at the plate with four hits for three runs to break a 2-2 tie and claim a 5-2 sectional-opening win over visiting Valparaiso Post 94 at Bill Nixon Field Friday.
The two teams will face off again in the two-team, double-elimination tourney today at 1 p.m. with a potential third game scheduled to follow directly.
â€śAny time as far as double-elimination, winning the first one is so important,â€ť said Plymouth Post 27 coach Mike Hite.
Plymouthâ€™s Nate Kolter beat LaVilleâ€™s Zach Gurtner in a playoff on Hole 10 at Round Barn Golf Club in Rochester to win the Boys 14-15 division of a Marshall County Junior Golf Tour event.
Kolter and Gurtner both shot 80 at the Par 72 course to go one-two, respectively, at the event, while Culverâ€™s Trent Elliott finished third in the division three strokes back.
A recently-returned couple whose presence here has enhanced Marshall Countyâ€™s medical offerings spent some time last Thursday discussing their journey with Culverâ€™s Kiwanis Club at the Yacht Club restaurant on Jefferson Street.
ARGOS â€” It all began when a group of casual acquaintances in the Marshall County area decided to take a needlepoint class together in Delphi in the early 1980s.
After taking the class, they decided to meet once a month to complete their project, a needlework Christmas tree. The group still meets today, but without one important member: Margaret Sherwood, who passed away last August from complications of a stroke.