November 2nd, 2010
PLYMOUTH â Lincoln Highway will open once again on Saturday âÂ but motorists would be advised to proceed with caution.
Crews have had the road shut down to work on the new Pioneer Drive that will connect S.R. 17 with U.S. 30 and crosses Lincoln Highway. At the point the roads intersect will be a new four-way stop, and motorists are being advised to be aware of the new stop.
Signs will be placed in the area to warn of the upcoming stop. While Pioneer is not yet open for crossing traffic, drivers on Lincoln Highway will still be stopping in the interim.
PLYMOUTH â Plymouth High School senior Erin Kinney's golf season may have ended at regionals back in September, but the accolades keep coming.
Kinney was named Honorable Mention Academic All-State last week following a strong senior season in which she led the Lady Pilgrims to an East Noble Regional berth, put up a new 18-hole scoring record for Plymouth at even-par 72, was named team MVP and claimed a third straight All-Northern Lakes Conference distinction.
Trick-or-treating in Plymouth with bee Graice Maw Thomas is Rick Thomas, in a handmade beehive.
Photo by Maggie Nixon
PLYMOUTH â The Pride of Plymouthâs trip to the state finals in Indianapolis Saturday stirred a lot of interest and pride in the community. The band had made it to the semi-state level for two of the last three years, but this was their first trip to the finals.
Out of the 10 bands competing in its class, the Plymouth band of 117 members ranked fifth.
Director Bryan Ames said Plymouth was the only first-time band competing.
LAKEVILLE â Cell phone use in class is typically a no-no, but the rule is being temporarily relaxed at LaVille Jr./Sr. High School.
At the beginning of the school year, Union-North Technology Director Mike Sumpter set up a teachersâ poll in which votes were cast via cell phone through www.polleverywhere.com. To get LaVille students involved in the election process, the same setup is being used so they can vote on the Joe Donnelly/Jackie Walorski Congressional and Dan Coats/Brad Ellsworth Senate races. The results will show who would win if the student body was the total electorate.
Walter H. Martin
Oct. 30, 2010
WAKARUSA â Walter H. Martin, 72, Wakarusa, died at 10:49 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at Elkhart General Hospital.
PLYMOUTH â Both Knox and NorthWood finished out spectacular volleyball seasons with tough, three-game losses to No. 3 Yorktown and No. 11 Bellmont at the Plymouth Semistate Saturday.
NorthWood closed out its Regional 10 championship season at 28-10 with its loss to eventual semistate champ Bellmont, while Knox finished out a banner season which included the programâs first-ever regional title with a loss to Yorktown.
BELLMONT 3, NORTHWOOD O (25-20, 25-16, 25-12)
By Brent Glasgow
TERRE HAUTE â Culver Girls Academyâs Waverly Neer edged out Bloomington Southâs Nicole Lucas by .7 of a second to win the 30th annual Girls State Cross Country Championship at the Wabash Valley Sports Center in Terre Haute Saturday.
Neerâs 18:17.5 time earned her a clean sweep of state tournament championships after winning individual titles at both the Culver Academies Sectional and Regional, and her record-breaking 17:53.9 at the New Prairie Semistate last weekend followed up another meet-record finish at regional October 16.
BREMEN â A coachâs expectations can be hard to surpass, but the Bremen girls cross country team did so this fall.
Coach Mick Gardnerâs Lions won the Northern State Conference title and went to semi-state as a team, while senior Hope Jordan made it to state as an individual.
âI didnât think weâd make it that far at the beginning of the year,â Gardner said. âI thought we had a good shot at making it out of the sectional. They surprised me in individual races and in how far we made it as a group. It was a lot of fun.â
T. Edward âTedâ Ummel
March 6, 1955Â âÂ Oct. 28, 2010
ARGOS âÂ T. Edward âTedâ Ummel, Argos, after a courageous battle with acute myeloid luekemia, diagnosed in June of this year, died unexpectedly in the I. U. Medical Center, Indianapolis at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010.
In his blog on CaringBridge.org, Ted wrote that he had been blessed to have had an uneventful medical history with no surgeries or hospital stays from birth until this past June.