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First church in Plymouth celebrates 175 years

February 1, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Although area residents pass by the Plymouth First United Methodist Church on Michigan Street in Plymouth day after day, they may not be aware of the rich history that goes with the building and congregations past and present.
The church will observe its 175th anniversary this year.  After serving as a mission station with a circuit-riding pastor, William Farns-worth for five years, the church was formally organized in 1836 as the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Musicians return home for weekend of shows

February 1, 2011

NASHVILLE — Some old friends will be coming to the area for a musical reunion of sorts next weekend as the band Winchester Fletcher will play a Friday night show, Feb. 11 at the Bear’s Den in Argos and then hit the stage at the Dandelion in Plymouth the next night, Saturday, Feb. 12.
The band features two familiar names to the area in Justin Hall and Bill Rice, who have been making a name for themselves with the band in Nashville. Hall decided it was time to come home for a visit.

Death notices 2-1-11

February 1, 2011

Ruth C. Kamin
Jan. 31, 2011
MONTEREY — Ruth C. Kamin, 90, of Monterey, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011.
She is survived by a son, Phillip D. Kamin; daughter, June (Walter) Marks; sister, Marion Martin; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. (CT) Thursday, Feb. 3, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Culver.
Funeral services will take place at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4 at the church.
Burial will follow at Elm Lawn Cemetery, Elmhurst, Ill.
M.C. Smith Funeral Home, Knox, assisted the family with local arrangements.

Niles Hunsberger
Jan. 29, 2011

Mary E. Mallory

February 1, 2011

Mary E. Mallory
Jan. 5, 1924 — Jan. 30, 2011
NAUGATUCK, Conn. — Mary E. (Stover) Mallory, 87, of Naugatuck, Conn. died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Waterbury Hospital after a short illness and courageous fight for life.
She was the wife of Robert W. Mallory.

Pilgrims to host Coaches vs. Cancers fundraiser

February 1, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth High School Boys Basketball team will host a Coaches vs. Cancer Night on Tuesday, Feb. 10 when the Pilgrims play host to the Class 4A, No. 5 Warsaw Tigers.  
The mission of Coaches vs. Cancer is to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living among students, faculty, school staff, fans and the community at large. The varsity Pilgrims will be collecting donations during the junior varsity contest, which is slated to begin at 6:15 p.m., and coaches will wear pink t-shirts and shoelaces to promote the cause at the game.

Culver Clem's Groundhog Day declaration

February 1, 2011

CULVER -- Due to the sad demise of Culver Chuck, whose career was calamitously concluded last year, Punxsutawney Phil, plenipotentiary of prognostication for predicting winter's end, has pronounced that Culver Clem will serve on a probationary period for our area.
Culver Clem has candidly cautioned that his career curve doesn't coincide with Chuck's but will call with caution his conclusions for this year.
Explaining that Daylight Savings Time has drastically dulled and disrupted his disposition, he duly noted that he would retreat to his den for six more weeks.

Plymouth’s Miller bursts onto MMA scene

February 1, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A mixed martial arts cage is hardly the place most people would describe as “an oasis”.
Being locked in a roughly 20-foot space with someone who wants to either beat or choke you unconscious or else wrench your joints out of socket hardly seems to fit the definition.
Nevertheless, that’s exactly how 19-year-old Plymouth native Ricky Miller described entering the cage for the first time, a 170-pound bout at the Century Center in South Bend December 11.

Results 2-1

February 1, 2011

Girls basketball
• TRITON 47, NEW PRAIRIE 43
At New Carlisle
Score by quarters
Triton: 8 23 27 47
New Prairie: 9 18 31 43
TRITON (47): Shana Anderson 3 0-0 6, Hannah Downing 0 0-0 0, Emily Duff 0 3-4 3, Megan Howdeshell 4 7-7 15, Aundrea Sellers 2 1-1 5, Sarah Stichter 0 0-0 0, Allison Thacker 4 8-9 18; Totals: 13 19-21 47.
NEW PRAIRIE (43): Katie Buford 1 0-0 2, Brooke Fedder 2 1-2 6, Mary Gamble 1 2-2 4, Brooke Kresca 0 0-0 0, Heather Macher 0 0-0 0, Kelsey Prestin 1 0-0 2, Katie Singleton 0 2-2 2, Courtney Spencer 9 6-7 27; Totals: 14 11-13 43.

Delays, closings and postponements

February 1, 2011

• Triton schools are closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 1 due to weather.
• Evening activities Feb. 1 have been postponed for Argos, Bremen, Oregon-Davis, Knox and John Glenn as well as for Ancilla College. The Plymouth Schools canceled evening events and rescheduled its school board meeting on Thursday night.

• The annual Rebuilding Together open house for Wed. Feb. 2 has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Life Enrichment Ct., 1305 W. Harrison St.

Updates will be provided as received regarding extra-curricular activities this evening.

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