Archive - Aug 2011
The Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council (LMEC) and the Lake Maxinkuckee Enironmental Fund (LMEF) released a statement last week formally announcing they do not endorse a wind farm project proposed by Florida energy company NextEra. The statement notes the organizations â€śwould like to clarify and comment upon statements made in NextEra Energy Resourceâ€™s paid advertisement in the Culver Citizen on August 11.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” A local group has decided to step into the battle over the wind in Marshall County.
NextEra Corporationâ€™s proposed â€śwind farmâ€ť project in Marshall and Fulton Counties has brought a storm of controversy from property owners opposed to wind turbines in the county, especially around Lake Maxinkuckee. While the opposition to the wind projects have made their position clear another group of residents has their own take on the controversy.
PLYMOUTH â€” The new Consul General of Mexico in Chicago, Eduardo Arnal, visited Plymouth Tuesday afternoon.
Arnal met with Mayor Mark Senter as part of his Indiana tour to discuss some of his goals for the Hispanic population under his jurisdiction (Illinois, Wisconsin, and the northern part of Indiana).
Arnal mentioned immigration issues, saying that a common question he gets is why Mexicans do not enter the U.S. legally.
â€śThe answer is easy,â€ť said Arnal. â€śBecause itâ€™s impossible. Not difficultâ€”impossible.â€ť
BREMEN â€” The past few seasons, it seems neither Plymouth nor Bremen can get the better of one another.
Tuesday's game was no exception as the Rockies scored late to force a 3-3 draw after a back-and-forth contest on the Lions' home turf at Bremen.
The moment of truth has arrived.
â€śThe final will be about taking a risk,â€ť said Plymouth native Morgan Uceny from a secluded spot underneath Daegu Stadium in Daegu, South Korea, early Tuesday morning. â€śYou canâ€™t win without taking a risk.â€ť
At 7:55 a.m. Thursday (EDT), the 2003 Plymouth High School graduate will toe the starting line with 11 other women seeking a Gold Medal in the 1500-meter run at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships.
Boys cross country
Bremen wins 3-way with Triton, LaVille
Bremen put five runners in the top eight to beat both Triton and LaVille in a three-way Northern State Conference boys cross country meet at Triton Tuesday.
Thomas Dean and Jack Jordan finished two-three for the Lions, while Byce Wanemacker and Treton Cooper went four-five for second-place Triton, and Nick Amor paced the race with a 17:43 for LaVille.
â€˘ BREMEN 26, TRITON 41, LAVILLE 67
PLYMOUTH â€” As a corporation, the Plymouth Schools have achieved an â€śAâ€ť rating by the Indiana Department of Education for 2011.
Ratings for the individual schools in the corporation ranged from â€śAâ€ť in all four elementary buildings to a â€śDâ€ť at LJH. Riverside Intermediate is ranked as a â€śBâ€ť school and Plymouth High School as a â€śCâ€ť school.
BREMEN â€” â€śWe have worked long and hard to earn that,â€ť said Bremen school superintendent Russ Mikel Monday, of the schoolâ€™s exemplary rating from the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE).
This is the first year that Bremen schools have received an A.
The stateâ€™s rating system is based on Public Law 221, an accountability system for grades K-12.
Schools are placed in one of five categories: A (exemplary progress), B (commendable progress), C (academic progress), D (academic watch), or F (academic probation).
PLYMOUTH â€” Cheyenne McIntire and Dakota Nussel know what they want to be when they grow up.
Both freshman in high school, the two students are not letting their youth get in the way of accomplishing their career goals. In addition to taking special classes at Plymouth High School, McIntire and Nussel are both participating in the Boys and Girls Club program called Career Launch.
The once-a-week class is taught by program director Andrea Schoof, who hopes to add job shadowing to the program for the first time this year.
Anton B. Braun
July 8, 1978-Aug. 26, 2011
NORTH LIBERTY â€”Â Anton B. Braun, 33, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 in South Bend. Anton was born July 8, 1978 to Philip and Suellen (Thiel) Braun in Plymouth. Aug. 2, 2003 in South Bend he married Tracy (Parks) Braun. Mr. Braun graduated from John Glenn High School andÂ Lima Tech and worked as a heavy equipment technician.