Archive - Aug 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” In the course of considering changing Marshall County building inspector Chuck DeWittâ€™s position from part-time to full-time, county council members happened upon another topicâ€”the amount that the county actually receives for doing building inspections.
DeWitt, who does all the building inspections for the countyâ€™s communities, collects a fee of $50 per project. This amount is the same no matter how far DeWitt travels to do the inspection, or how many times he visits the same project.
Lincy Mae Jones, a local teen from Oregon-Davis High School, recently won the 2011 United States Fastpitch Association 16U Northern National Championship with her team, based out of Plainfield. The Hurricanes went undefeated to win the 2011 USFA event, outscoring opponents 42-14 and only trailing briefly during the first game en route to securing the hardware.
The Hurricanes summer tournament schedule took them through Ohio, Illinois and Indiana.
PLYMOUTH â€” Eight young girls excitedly gathered in the lobby of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center(SJRMC) Thursday morning.
After spending most of the summer knitting tiny hats, they were ready to hopefully find some willing babies to wear their creations.
This is the fourth year that the Marshall County Boys & Girls Club kids have dedicated their summer to knitting hats for newborns.
Sue Holland, art director, and assistant teacher Glenna Huffman, worked with a group of 21 youngsters over the summer to knit 82 baby bonnets.
BOURBON â€“ A delay in completion of the heating and air conditioning installation at Triton Jr./Sr. High School has pushed backed the start of the student year. The first day for all Triton Elementary School and Triton Jr./Sr. High School students is now Friday, Aug. 19.
The student registration/textbook rental collection dates for Triton Elementary School are still Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration/textbook rental collection dates for the junior/senior high school have changed.
PLYMOUTH â€” What began with a simple request from her father has grown into a lifetime search for Coni Dubois.
Dubois, who grew up in Marshall County with her parents Rex and Nancy Allen, first began searching for her ancestors 18 years ago.
â€ś(My father) said, Coni, find our Native American roots,â€ť said Dubois, who added that her father was raised Native American but had no idea where he had come from.
â€ś(Their family) just didnâ€™t talk about it, being Native American was considered bad,â€ť said Dubois.
PLYMOUTH â€” The large LifePlex facility is now home to one more business. Environmental Laboratories Inc.(ELI), a chemical and biological testing company founded in Madison, recently opened a satellite lab on the second floor of the LifePlex.
The state-certified company tests drinking water, wastewater, and pool water as well as many other substances for harmful bacterias.
â€śWe literally have the capacity to test anything known to man,â€ť said founder and vice president Chris Myers.
If youâ€™ve driven down South Main Street, youâ€™ve likely seen the progress on Culverâ€™s Garden Court senior housing facility there. Two of those centrally responsible for its arrival and construction here updated Culverâ€™s Kiwanis Club recently on the projectâ€™s progress.
Kevin Berger, head of Culverâ€™s Easterday Construction, the contracting entity on the project, said heâ€™s been trying to get a Garden Court here for several years and through â€śfive town managers,â€ť with one of the issues being the lack of available land here at a workable price.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Speedway has announced that motocross driver and superstar stuntman Travis Pastrana will not attend the races on Friday as originally planned.
Culver Academies is teaming up with the Bike Barn in Culver to present another in the BB's ongoing series of Culver history bike tours on Saturday, August 20, starting at 9:30 a.m.
The tour will begin at the Bike Barn, 103 E. Lake Shore Drive, and journey just down the street to the Culver Academies Museum & Gift Shop (102 South Main Street) for an introductory tour of the museum and opening remarks by museum curator Jeff Kenney.
PLYMOUTH â€” A win is a win as they say, but Plymouth has its sights set on loftier goals as the 2011 girls golf season gets into full swing.
Led by returning junior Emily Bergerâ€™s 49, Plymouth carded a team score of 210 to trump Peruâ€™s 222, while Caston was unable to record a team score as players forfeited with temperatures reaching into the 90s, and the Lady Pilgrims topped the field in their dual-meet season opener at a triangular match at Swan Lake Friday.