Archive - Sep 7, 2011
If Friday evening went spectacularly better than hoped for organizers of the 4th annual Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival â€śGift of Warmthâ€ť event, which raises funds and collects winter wear for area needy children and their families, the weather rained on the proverbial parade of Saturday eveningâ€™s offerings to the community.
PLYMOUTH â€” Construction on Pioneer Dr. has reached the home stretch, according to a report from DLZ Engineering in the county commissioners meeting Tuesday.
Road workers finished the final placing of asphalt on Pioneer Dr. Tuesday and plan to pave Jim Neu drive later this week.
â€śTheyâ€™re moving right along out there,â€ť commented commissioner Kevin Overmeyer.
Over the next month, the new road will be decked out with markings, monuments, and signs in preparation for the first traffic it has seen since the project began in spring of 2010.
PLYMOUTH â€” Several citizens visited the Plymouth Park Department board meeting Tuesday night to express their concern and appreciation for Gina Young, recreation director.
Young was terminated by the city of Plymouth Aug. 8 for a total of 17 violations, mostly to do with child labor laws.
Judy Delp presented findings that she had collected by speaking with Young, looking at a copy of Youngâ€™s personnel file that Young had shown her, and reviewing a news release from the city of Plymouth regarding the termination.
BREMEN â€” Mark Wagner started playing tennis almost by accident as a sophomore in high school.
Nearly 45 years later, the Bremen Assistant Tennis Coach notched his 300th win as the Lions beat Rochester in the first match of their home tourney Saturday.
â€śIt was a big accomplishment because it not only shows his coaching ability but longevity as well,â€ť said Bremen Head Tennis Coach Andrew Rohde.
While Rohde and his players knew it was coming, Wagner was blindsided by the milestone.
Plymouth still perfect in win over NorthWood
Plymouth whitewashed NorthWood 5-0 in a Northern Lakes Conference meet on the road Tuesday.
The Pilgrims won in straight sets on all courts and surrendered a total of 10 games in the win, including three at No. 1 singles, where Gabe Vervynckt beat Brennan Angle 6-2, 6-1, and four at No. 2 doubles, where Matt Flynn and Joe Knapp trumped Shawn Stahley and Austin Sanders 6-3, 6-1.
Plymouth stays unbeaten at 8-0 overall with a 3-0 NLC mark, while the Panthers remain winless at 0-8 and 0-3 in the conference.
â€˘ PLYMOUTH 5, NORTHWOOD 0