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September 30th

'Best Chili in Town' to be determined Oct. 14

September 30, 2011

BREMEN — Don’t get dinner before the Bremen vs. John Glenn football game Oct. 14 — a chili tasting contest sponsored by the Bremen Kiwanis will provide food for the evening. For five dollars, you can taste chili recipes from several area restaurants or chefs and vote on your favorite.
“(Attendees) will get three tickets at the door for $5,” said event organizer Lindsay Wright. “They can put all their tickets in one bucket or pick their three favorites.”

Area youth groups team up for national event

September 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — See You at the Pole (SYATP), a global day of student-led prayer, began in the 1990s. During the event, which always occurs the fourth Wednesday in September, students gather at their school’s flagpole before the day begins to pray for their school, city, and nation.

Pilgrims top Goshen on Senior Night

September 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth got a boost from juniors Amber Redinger and Andria Shook, and the Lady Pilgrims claimed a Northern Lakes Conference win over visiting Goshen at home on Senior Night Thursday.

Rockies end NLC drought with win at Wawasee

September 30, 2011

SYRACUSE — The drought is finally over.
Blake Milliser scored twice for Plymouth, and the Rockies broke into the Northern Lakes Conference win column in their penultimate conference contest with a 3-1 comeback win at Wawasee Thursday.
The victory snaps a winless streak stretching all the way back to the Blueberry Tournament.

Princeton’s Banfich back home for Notre Dame Invite

September 30, 2011

NOTRE DAME — If nothing else, the Princeton University women’s cross country team is looking forward to today’s Notre Dame Invitational so they can get away from the food at the cafeteria.
“The team is having dinner at my house the night after the race,” laughs senior team leader Alex Banfich, who is bringing the No. 22-ranked Tigers to her family’s home in Plymouth for some real Hoosier eatin’ Friday night.
First things first, though.

Results 9-30

September 30, 2011

Boys cross country
Glenn’s Runyan trumps LaVille’s Amor for Marshall County title
John Glenn’s Luke Runyan edged out LaVille’s Nicholas Amor by two-tenths of a second for the individual Marshall County championship, while Bremen won the team meet with 48 points at the Marshall County Meet Thursday in Bourbon.
Glenn came in second in the team standings with 53 points, followed by Plymouth’s 69, Triton’s 79, LaVille’s 97 and Culver Military Academy’s 161, while Culver Community also competed at the meet.

September 29th

Local firefighter fearlessly fights cancer foe

September 29, 2011

BASS LAKE - As a volunteer firefighter for 26 years for the Bass Lake Fire Department, Phil Banasiak is used to saving people’s lives. Fighting for his own life, on the other hand, is not something he is familiar with. On Saturday, Sept. 10, Banasiak felt fine; he worked all day, went out to dinner, came home, and fell asleep on the couch — but when he woke up Sunday morning, he was stunned to discover he was paralyzed from the waist down.
“It’s a kind of shock. How many people do you know that went to sleep on Saturday and woke up and couldn’t walk on Sunday?” Banasiak said.

Salons team up to give cancer-fighting woman a 'gorgeous' day

September 29, 2011

It wasn’t until Shari Kirkland and her husband pulled up in front of Michelle’s Headquarters on Culver’s Main Street earlier this month that Shari began to guess at what was in store.
That’s because a van with the “Hello Gorgeous” moniker was parked nearby, and Kirkland had seen a television news report on the organization recently.
“I had a blast,” she says of what followed, “and I wish more (hairdressers) would get involved. I’ve never had a pedicure or manicure before, and nobody’s washed my hair since I was a little kid! So it was good -- everybody was so friendly.”

September 28th

Lakeville man injured cutting tree for wedding

September 28, 2011

LAKEVILLE — Friday afternoon, wedding plans for a local couple were postponed after a tree fell on the soon-to-be groom.

Toby Freehauf was cutting a slab of wood to be placed under the cake at his rustic country wedding planned Saturday to Amanda Rentz, when the tree fell onto his back. The accident happened when no one was around in the woods about a half mile behind his Kenilworth Road home.

3-way stop possible at Menominee Elementary

September 28, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Pending the approval of the Plymouth Schools, a three-way stop will be erected on Discovery Lane, directly across from the east entrance to Menominee Elementary School.

Cory Collins, who resides on Discovery Lane almost directly across from the entrance, appeared before the Board of Public Works and Safety on Monday night.
Collins said there is an unmanned crossing there where children cross daily. He said, “Cars just zip around the corner off Elm Street.”

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