Archive - Feb 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Jasmine White, 23, of Plymouth, was driving a red Jeep with several other passengers around 2:30 a.m. Saturday when she struck the front of the Plymouth Fire Station, causing pillars and an overhang over the front door to fall down. White and her passengers fled the scene on foot, but White was later apprehended and booked in the Marshall County Jail for leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
Plymouth police chief Jim Cox estimated that White had caused several thousand dollars worth of damage to the fire station.
PLYMOUTH â€” Mayor Mark Senter announced at Monday's city council meeting that he had chosen Rodney Miller as Plymouth's new fire chief. Miller will replace Andy Metsker, who resigned earlier this month.
When asked later why he chose Miller, Senter replied simply: "Experience. His 22 years on the job is very important. I believe that like Andy, (Miller) will lend a quiet leadership to the job and I look forward to working with him."
Miller was a volunteer firefighter in Argos before joining the Plymouth Fire Department in 1990 as a full-time employee.
STARKE CO. â€” Indiana Conservation Officer Keith Wildeman was contacted by two fishermen who made a surprising discovery on the Kankakee River in Starke County Sunday. Jeff Brewer and his father Steve Brewer discovered a dead alligator stuck in a logjam about 2 miles downstream from the English Lake public access site. The Brewers had just launched their boat and were heading out for an afternoon of fishing when Jeff spotted the foot and tail of the alligator sticking out of the water.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The last few remaining residents of the more than 50 Park Jefferson Apartments on Jefferson Street in Plymouth should have already moved out or are in the process of vacating.
The Marshall County Health Department officially declared the property â€śunfit for human habitationâ€ť and gave a resident in building #2 until last Sunday to vacate.
Photo by Maggie Nixon
NASCAR will be burning up the track in Daytona tonight at 7 p.m., a race postponed from noon today, which was originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon.
Pictured is a safety worker putting out a fire in the pits at Chicagoland Speedway in September, 2011.
Culver Military Academyâ€™s Leopoldo Burguete swam in two races at the IHSAAâ€™s Boys State Swim Finals last weekend. He finished 30th in the 500 freestyle and swam the second leg for CMAâ€™s 29th-place 400 freestyle relay team.
Plymouth freshman Hunter Stevens earned the Lady Pilgrims their lone All-Northern Lakes Conference selection last week. She finished her freshman season with 144 points in 19 games played for Plymouth for an average of 7.58 points per game.
As the 102nd Annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament opens this week, Plymouth is hoping it can carry over some of its regular season home court magic into the Class 3A Sectional 19 tilt at The Rock, while Triton is looking to keep its four-peat sectional championship streak alive at home at The Trojan Trench in Class A Sectional 51 play, and Northern State Conference competitors LaVille and Bremen head to Westview to vie for the Class 2A Sectional 35 crown.
Class 3A Sectional 19
CMA ends regular season
Culver Military was outscored 25-17 in the final quarter, and the Eagles fell short of capturing a regular season victory with a 66-63 loss to visiting Mishawaka Friday night.
CMA was led by a game-high 23 points from Hayes Barnes, while Dante Scott put up 21 in the loss, which closes the Eaglesâ€™ regular season at 0-22.
Mishawaka was led by Cody Childressâ€™ 17 as four Mishawaka players finished in double figures to trump CMA.
CMA plays the host Pilgrims at the Class 3A Plymouth Sectional Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
â€˘ MISHAWAKA 66, CULVER MILITARY 63
CULVER â€”Â Ethan Pike had a career night for Bremen, but even his game-high 26 points couldnâ€™t counter Culverâ€™s offensive balance or the Cavsâ€™ free-throw shooting.
Three players scored in double figures for the Cavaliers led by junior point guard Collin Stevensâ€™ 20, and Culver knocked down 14 of 19 charity tosses in the final quarter to hand the Lions a 54-50 Northern State Conference loss in the two teamsâ€™ regular season-closer at John R. Nelson Gymnasium Friday.