October 12th, 2010
PLYMOUTH â€”The Plymouth Common Coun-cil passed the 2011 budget Ordinance on second and third readings with a 4-0 vote Monday.
The Council also voted to allow the transfer of $185,000 from the general fund to the rainy day fund.
According to Mayor Mark Senter, there was approximately $4.1 million in the rainy day fund before the transfer.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman said the city is in a very enviable position by having the funds to transfer. Council member Mark Neidig said, â€śThis is an extremely rare occasion with what is going on in the country.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” An on-the-job injury in 2009 to a full-time firefighter/paramedic for the City of Plymouth led to the termination of Crystal Garza during the Board of Public Works meeting Monday night. The injury led to stringent lifting restrictions for Garza that leaves her incapable of fulfilling the required job duties.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman and Fire Chief Andy Metsker presented the board with findings of fact in the recommendation for terminating Garza from the department.
ARGOS â€” Despite a lackluster first half, the Lancers still entered the break in their girls soccer sectional opener against Rochester with a 1-0 lead.
In the second half, they picked up the pace, scoring two more goals while recording six shots on goal for a 3-0 win over the Zebras in the Argos Girls Soccer Sectional Monday.
â€śIâ€™m happy with the second half,â€ť said LaVille head girls soccer coach Steve Hodge. â€śFirst half I thought we walked too much, which is unacceptable to me. They know that, and they picked it up. They did the job. Three-nil is fine. I have no problem with that.â€ť
CULVER â€” As the 2010 Cross Country State Tournament gets underway today, Plymouth is looking to build on last yearâ€™s success.
At the Culver Academies Sectional, Plymouthâ€™s girls hope to build on last yearâ€™s fourth-place regional-berth finish and unseat defending champion and host Culver Girls Academy.
While the Lady Eagles retain 2009 sectional and regional champion Waverly Neer from last seasonâ€™s campaign as well as fellow senior Kaye Sitterly, three of last yearâ€™s top five have since moved on.
PLYMOUTH â€” It wouldnâ€™t make Eric Wakeland upset if the next tire he carried over the wall was headed for his tractor.
The NASCAR veteran who currently performs that task for the crew of David Gilliland feels hometown life and the family farm calling him.
â€śIâ€™m going to be 41 in November I really donâ€™t want to be carrying tires over the wall all that much longer if I donâ€™t have to,â€ť he said.
PLYMOUTH â€” The last in this yearâ€™s series of Second Friday events in downtown Plymouth featured the band Kickbush with their high-energy arrangements.
Band members include Paul Duda (bass); Brad Ebert (drums). Matt Record (vo-cals/guitar) and Andy Mad-den (lead guitar.)
Sponsoring the Oct. 9 event was Tim Martin Buick Pontiac GMC. Although the dealership is not located in the downtown, Tim Martin, as other businesses have this year, sponsored the event to encourage area residents to shop locally.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth High School welcomed marching bands from 15 high schools on Saturday in the 12th annual Harvest Festival of Bands.
The bands began performing at 5 p.m. and the last performance ended near 9:30 p.m.
First place in Class A went to Elkhart Central with 75.05 points and closely following was the second place winner, Warsaw, with 71.50 points. Third place Chesterton had 70.90 points.
Bands are judged on music performance, visual performance and general effect by a panel of six judges who are watching for specific techniques.
LAKEVILLE â€” The Panthers needed just one goal Saturday to reclaim their title.
Eduardo Salinas scored a clean-up goal less than seven minutes in, and the NorthWood defense made the lone strike stand up as the Panthers unseated last yearâ€™s champion LaVille 1-0 in the LaVille Boys Soccer Sectional championship game to restore themselves as sectional titleholders Saturday at Newton Park.
Tracy K. Baca
Oct. 9, 2010
STURGIS, Mich. â€”Â Tracy K. Baca 32, of Sturgis, Mich., formerly of Rochester, passed away at 12:27 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 in Sturgis, Mich.
She is survived by her children, Nadia Baca of Plymouth, and Alex Baca of Plymouth; parents, Chuck (Jane) Rupp of Akron, and Sharon (Mike) Clemans of Rochester; sisters, Hannah Rupp of Akron, and Tammy Tilton of Knox; a grandfather, James Rupp of Rochester; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.Â
Graveside services will take place at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester.
June 3, 1937 â€”Â Sept. 26, 2010
SUN LAKES, Ariz. â€” Robert Wayne Brockus, 73, of 26455 South Hogan Drive, Sun Lakes, Ariz., formerly of Culver and Argos, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at Saint Joseph Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz.
He was born June 3, 1937 in Argos, to Buros and Margaret Maier Brockus and was later employed as a bank teller. Bob married Sharon Mowiser Dec. 29, 1957 at the Walnut Church of the Brethren in Argos. She survives.