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National Guard troops headed to Afghanistan get ceremonious send-off

January 5, 2012

PLYMOUTH — It was difficult to find a dry eye in the packed gymnasium of the Plymouth National Guard Armory Wednesday afternoon, as local soldiers from Plymouth and New Albany prepared for their departure to Afghanistan.
The men and women stood with their loved ones, unified by a common goal but not quite willing to leave their families’ sides just yet.
It was a “bittersweet moment” as State Representative Nancy Dembowski said, addressing the crowd gathered. She bowed out of a mandatory meeting of the Indiana House of Representatives to be at the ceremony in Plymouth Wednesday.

Winter carnival slated to accompany national-level ice fishing tourney here

January 5, 2012

While many have enjoyed this unseasonably warm -- and relatively snowless -- winter, some area groups will be forgiven if their fingers are crossed for temperatures to drop throughout the month of January.

That's because Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee will play host to a national-scale ice fishing tournament the weekend of Jan. 27 through 29, expected to bring more than 100 teams, and plenty of winter fun for those not interested in ice fishing as well, including a kids' snowman building contest and ice skating camp.

No. 3 OD nips No. 5 Triton

January 5, 2012

HAMLET — With senior Katie Schwenk out of the lineup at church camp, Oregon-Davis junior reserve Lincy Jones turned a corner filling her shoes at the Hanover Central Tournament last week.
And while the Lady Bobcats may have fallen short at that tourney’s championship, Schwenk’s absence at Hanover Central may have paid dividends for OD against its Sectional 51 rivals Wednesday.

Lady Pilgrims win at sectional foe New Prairie

January 5, 2012

NEW CARLISLE — Winning on the road is always good. When it’s a sectional opponent at the site of the sectional, it’s even better. 
In a possible Class 3A Sectional 19 preview, the Plymouth Lady Pilgrims pulled away in the second half to get the victory at New Prairie, 48-38.
Plymouth found offensive production that it hadn’t seen in the season so far as it snapped a three-game skid. The Lady Pilgrims had three players in double digits, led by juniors Amber Redinger and Lauren Tanner with 14 points each, followed closely by freshman Haley Harrell with 10.

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