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June 27th

Post 27 sweeps Jay Randolph in doubleheader

June 27, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Post 27 ran its win streak to three straight games with a doubleheader sweep of Jay Randolph Post 507 Sunday, beating the visitors 3-0 in the opener and 14-2 in a five-inning nightcap at Bill Nixon Field.
James Hackworth pitched a complete game shutout in game one, striking out 15 with just one walk while scattering three hits, while Post 27 broke through with a run in the third and added two more in the bottom of the fourth for the win.

June 26th

Changes to Maxinkuckee skyline among wind turbine topics at Culver Kiwanis meeting

June 26, 2011

When Nextera Energy paid a visit recently to Culver’s Kiwanis Club, the basic information presented was similar to that at a meeting in Argos the previous week (see Lydia Beers' article here:, but several in the audience raised questions and concerns more specific to the Culver-Lake Maxinkuckee area.

June 24th

Renz, Kinney earn trio of IHSTeCA honors

June 24, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth No. 2 doubles player Lindsay Renz and No. 1 singles player Erin Kinney each earned a trio of post-season honors, while several other area players were also singled out for distinctions by the Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association (IHSTeCA).
Renz and Amy Siefer of Bremen were both named Academic All State for the 2011 season, while Kinney and teammate Chelsea Thoden were named Honorable Mention Academic All State along with Bremen’s Kelsey Stichter.

Death notices 6-23-11

June 24, 2011

Margaret A. Hurford
June 21, 2011
MONTEREY — Margaret A. Hurford, 50, of Monterey died June 21, 2011 at 3:47 p.m. at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

Riverside awarded for healthy kids

June 24, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Riverside Intermediate School was honored this month with a bronze level award from the Action for Healthy Kids organization for their efforts in responding to the nationwide epidemic of overweight, sedentary, and under-nourished children and adolescents.
Nationwide, it is estimated that one of every three children is considered obese.

Tornado relief a success for House of Prayer

June 24, 2011

PLYMOUTH — After spending six days outside Wal-Mart collecting donations for Joplin tornado victims, Dan Thornburg, youth pastor for House of Prayer church, was ready to hit the road.
“We loaded the truck by 1:30 a.m. (Friday, June 3) and left around 3:30 a.m.,” said Thornburg.

Post 27 beats Logan, snaps skid

June 24, 2011

PLYMOUTH — After an 0-for-4 start at the plate, Evan Jurjevic was due.
The big Post 27 five hole hitter from LaPorte got his hit when it counted with a two-RBI line single into left that scored the eventual game-winner as Jake Eaton earned the save in the ninth of an 11-10 comeback win over visiting Logansport Post 60/ 418 at Bill Nixon Field Thursday.

Swan Lake hosts Golf Channel Am Tour Saturday

June 24, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Golf Channel Am Tour is coming to Swan Lake this weekend.
The Golf Channel Am Tour (GCAT), the largest amateur golf tour in North America, is to be returning to the Swan Lake Golf Resort after a year hiatus for the Heartland Open on Saturday and Sunday. The 36-hole tournament, featuring over 180 players from across Indiana and North America, will compete for the opportunity to qualify for the 2011 Golf Channel Am Tour National Championships in September.

June 23rd

Vonnegut friend, author Failey to speak July 2

June 23, 2011

"We Never Danced Cheek to Cheek: The Young Kurt Vonnegut in Indianapolis and Beyond," a recently-released book by Majie Failey which includes details about the late, award-winning author's deep roots in the Culver-Lake Maxinkuckee area, will be the topic at the annual meeting of the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver on Saturday, July 2, starting at 10 a.m. at the historic Bramfeld cottage at 1257 East Shore Drive.
Failey herself will be on hand to speak about the book and Vonnegut's Maxinkuckee and Hoosier roots.

Alcohol policy, paving and noise issues addressed by Culver Council

June 23, 2011

Culver's Town Council last week navigated several controversial topics and also agreed to assist in investigating the question of making transportation more available to local seniors via the Marshall County Council on Aging.

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