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Archive - Dec 2011

December 22nd

Concept presented for downtown enhancement

December 22, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Redevelopment Commission voted in favor of accepting a final master plan for the proposed downtown park Wednesday. Presenting the concept drawing to the members was Michael Reese of the Troyer Group.
Reese said Concept I out of a number of different drawings that seemed to be the one most people who had attended public meetings, stakeholder meetings and also the Park Board favored.

Pilgrims defend new ranking with rout of Whitko

December 22, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Pilgrims defended their brand-new Class 3A No. 8 ranking in convincing fashion against Whitko Wednesday.
Fresh from earning its first slot in the AP polls in three seasons, Plymouth used team basketball and a 24-9 second quarter to coast to a comfortable 69-44 win over the visiting Wildcats at The Rock. The Pilgrims finished with 18 assists compared to just two by Whitko, and four players scored in double figures to help Plymouth stay unbeaten while handing the Wildcats their third straight loss.

Results 12-22

December 22, 2011

Boys basketball
Glenn wins third straight
Three Falcons scored in double digits, and John Glenn won its third straight with a 72-42 defeat of host Argos Wednesday.
Josh Anderson put up a game-high 19 to pace Glenn, while Tyler Prentkowski scored 17, and Austen Hayes put up 12 in the win, which brought the Falcons to an even 4-4 on the season.
Argos was led by Cain Thorn’s 17 in the loss, which drops the team to 1-5.
Glenn will face Triton at home Jan. 7 after the holiday layover, while Argos hosts the four-team Winter Classic beginning with a game versus West Central Dec. 27.

December 21st

Holiday lights, movies, and more: weekend events in Marshall County

December 21, 2011

FRIDAY
Plymouth Church of the Heartland, 705 E. Jefferson St., will hold its Christmas service at 6:30 p.m. The title of the service is "A Not So Silent Night — finding the Prince of Peace in the midst of your chaos." The service will feature christmas hymns, a children's concert, live drama, relevant teaching, fellowship and finger foods. For more information, visit www.churchoftheheartland.com.
SATURDAY

Dinner, a bet, and friendship influence fitness

December 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Rachelle Yung — and her workout partners Amanda Rogge and Melissa Bachtel — share their stories about their weight loss journeys. Getting a jump start on January’s Best Loser 2012 competition at the Fitness Forum at the LifePlex, the three will also be entering the competition, which is Jan. 16 to March 21. Registration deadline is Jan. 9, and teams will consist of just two players instead of the traditional four-person teams. Cost is $40 per team, and couples will still be competing for that $1,000 cash prize.

Pierce St. Bridge essentially complete

December 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Residents should be able to travel the new Pierce Street Bridge by the end of the week or sooner.
Mark Hollingsworth - construction engineer on the project - told the Marshall County Commissioners that the original opening slated for last week had been pushed back due to rains and flooding. He told the board that final railings and attenuators would hopefully be in place by Tuesday afternoon and that as soon as they were, the bridge would be opened.

Huddle up

December 21, 2011

Culver Community head coach Kyle Elliott talks with players during a timeout at the basketball game between the Class A No. 8 Cavaliers and Class 2A No. 6 North Judson-San Pierre at John R. Nelson Gymnasium in Culver Tuesday.

No. 6 Jays trump No. 8 Cavs

December 21, 2011

CULVER — North Judson head coach Phil Shabi thinks John Eckert has more to give.
Given the 6-7 senior forward’s dominant performance at Culver Tuesday, that’s really saying something.
Eckert scored from the inside, on the fast break and from the perimeter to put up a game-high 26 points while ripping down a game co-leading 11 rebounds, powering the undefeated Class 2A No. 6 Bluejays to a 74-47 win over Class A No. 8 Culver on the road at John R. Nelson Gymnasium.

Results 12-21

December 21, 2011

Girls basketball
Argos breaks skid
Argos' girls snapped a two-game skid with a 42-16 home win over Caston Tuesday.
Jami Patterson finished with a game-high 12 points, and Libby Moyer chipped in 10 in the winning effort.
Caston was led by Adrienne Frye's and Jessica Showley's five points each.
The Lady Dragons improve to 7-3 and will host the Winter Classic Dec. 27 and 29.
• ARGOS 42, CASTON 16
At Argos
Score by quarters
Caston: 5 7 12 16
Argos: 13 22 33 42

December 20th

Starke County robbers flee to Marshall County

December 21, 2011

At approximately 9:15 p.m., Knox City Police were called to CVS Pharmacy on U.S. 35 after two men robbed the Knox store.
The suspects fled the scene, leading police on a chase that ended just north of S.R. 8 on Upas Road, where the robbers ditched their vehicle. The vehicle was located in a driveway at a residence near the Marshall/Starke County line.
More information is expected to be released later today.
Police arrested one of the suspects in Marshall County.

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