July 25th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â Barn Quilts have been popping up all over Marshall County and if you havenât yet had the opportunity to take the Marshall County Barn Quilt trail â 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 Visitorâs Bureau at 220 N. Center St.
PLYMOUTH â The cornfield looked empty, just a mass of stalks bending under the sunâs 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 â and it was time for a break.
â(The job) has itâs ups and downs,â said Derrick Lee, one of the detasslers, Thursday. âEspecially on days like today. Itâs hot!â
PLYMOUTH â 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.
PLYMOUTH â The box of directions and maps is sitting on top of the coat rack at Christosâ 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.
PLYMOUTH â It was deja vu all over again as the big inning made all the difference in each of Plymouthâs 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.
When you hear the name Mozart, you might associate it with words such as âchild prodigy,â âclassical music,â or âtalented composer.â
But for 21 Culver Academies students, the name Mozart will yield the sights and sounds of Salzburg, Austria â 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.
PLYMOUTH âÂ One down, two to go.
James Hackworth pitched a three-hit gem, and Plymouthâs 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 â which topped Bristol Post 143 11-1 in eight innings in the regional opener Friday â at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Another HooÂsier literary legÂend associated with Lake MaxÂinkuckee will be celebrated Saturday, July 30, starting at 11 a.m., when James WhitÂcomb Riley (or, to be exact, perÂformer Henry Ryder paying tribute to Riley in dress, style, and speech) visÂits the area.
Albert âAlâ L. Odiorne
July 19, 2011
PLYMOUTH âÂ Albert âAlâ L. Odiorne, 87, of Plymouth died July 19, 2011 at 8:20 a.m. in his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Blanche; sons, Tom (Alom) Odiorne of Atlanta, Steve (Cindy) Odiorne of Plymouth; daughter, Marcia (Tim) Barts of Bremen; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Isabel Kitson and Gertie (Dutch) Schaal.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family.
The Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen is assisting the family with arrangements.
Russell (Pete) M. Porcher
July 20, 2011
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. âÂ Russell (Pete) M. Porcher, 95, of Sevierville, Tenn. passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Mr. Porcher was a sheet metal worker and union member for more than 50 years and his hobbies included fishing and intricate woodworking.Â
He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Warner Porcher; parents, Harry and Laura Porcher; grandson, Scott W. Plummer; and brothers, Howard and Clarence Porcher.
He is survived by a daughter, Kay Williams; niece, Eleanor Heckaman; and nephew, Charles Porcher.