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September 2nd

The festival is here!

September 2, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Welcome to the Department of Redundancy Department… You know the drill!
It is that time of year when carnival rides and car shows; parades and pageantry; funnel cakes and fireworks; bands and balloons are the words of the weekend. And I didn’t even mention blueberries!
This year’s festival theme is “School Spirit” honoring the excellent public and private schools throughout the county. You will see representatives from each corporation during the parade.
What not to miss:

Marquardt honored by his peers

September 2, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The city of Plymouth has a new honoree among its department heads.
Plymouth Street Depart-ment Superintendent Jim Marquardt been named by the Indiana Street Commissioners as Street Superintendent of the Year at the annual convention.
The award was presented to Marquardt by Lebanon Street Superintendent Larry Lee and voted on by the superintendents throughout the state.
“I really don’t know what I did to deserve this honor,” said Marquardt of the award. “It really does mean something since it comes from other street superintendents.”

Culver, Triton, LaVille, Bremen open NSC competition

September 2, 2010

BOURBON — As conference schedules open up around the state this week, Culver heads to sectional and Northern State Conference foe Triton on Friday.
The two teams have a strong rivalry going after a couple of close battles last season. Culver (2-0) won both contests, including a 20-13 victory that unseated reigning Sectional 33 champ Triton (1-1) in round two of the tourney last October.
Plenty of returning Trojans are bound to have a bitter taste left in their mouths over that result, and Culver head coach Andy Thomas is expecting another close fight this weekend.

Plymouth, Triton to try again another day

September 2, 2010

BOURBON — The Plymouth and Triton boys tennis teams couldn’t overcome Mother Nature Wednesday.
Ninety minutes in, rain put an end to the teams’ match. With both squads playing again Thursday, it was decided drying time would take too long, and the match was postponed to a later date.
“It’s hard to schedule a make-up once you get going in the season, but I know we’ll definitely try to get this one going again,” Triton coach Al Peckham said.

September 1st

L’Max Film Fest changes, updates

September 1, 2010

CULVER — Changes and additional details have been released about two films slated for the Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival, which takes place at the Uptown Cinema on Lake Shore Drive (Friday evening and Saturday all day) and the Town Park (Saturday evening) Sept. 3 and 4.
Due to damage to the film print, the children’s movie Saturday morning will be the 1995 film “Babe,” rather than “Milo and Otis” as previously announced. “Babe” is rated PG and runs 89 minutes, and is the story of a piglet who befriends and learns about all the other creatures on the farm.

Plymouth trash pick-up schedule altered by holiday

September 1, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Due to the Labor Day holiday the trash pickup schedule for Plymouth residents will be altered by one day next week. Allied Waste is closed Monday, Sept. 6 so picking up trash and recycling will begin Wednesday Sept. 8.
Customers are asked to remember that trash and recycling are to be placed at the curb for pickup at 6 a.m. The trash lid must be closed. Any items overflowing the tote may fall off and will cause the tote to be left not emptied. Any items placed outside the regular tote will also not be picked up without a pickup appointment being made with the trash hauler.

Stomp runners, public welcome to ‘carb up’ for a cause

September 1, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Two local organizations for kids will be getting a lot of “energy” from others this Blueberry Festival weekend.
The Adams Street Kids – a local youth ministry of several area churches – will once again make all their operating funds from the annual Blueberry Stomp. A good idea to help runners with their “energy” will help the Plymouth Sharks Swim Club make some funds for their season.
The Swim Club will host a spaghetti dinner for all runners in the Stomp to “carb up” on Sunday night before the traditional Monday run that ends at the parade.

Coca-Cola helps Stomp

September 1, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Francis Ellert, plant manager for Coca-Cola Bottling in Plymouth, recently presented a check to Julie Stauffer, executive director of Adams Street Ministries. The donation will assist the youth groups from several churches in hosting the 37th annual Blueberry Stomp.
The Stomp will take place Monday morning prior to the Labor Day Parade.

Alejandro Pena

September 1, 2010

Aug. 31, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Alejandro Pena, 84, of Plymouth, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 at his residence.
Arrangements are pending with Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison S., Plymouth.

Lucas Ray Manns

September 1, 2010

Aug. 31, 2010
ROCHESTER — Lucas R. Manns, 25, of Rochester, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 as a result of an vehicle accident.
Arrangements are pending with Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.

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