Archive - May 4, 2012
Plymouth baseball fans cheer on the Pilgrims during a fifth-inning rally in a home game with Concord Friday.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Plymouth Pilgrims have found some interesting ways to win game at home this season, and Fridayâ€™s contest with the Concord Minutemen was no exception.
This time, however, it wasnâ€™t a new way to win.
In a situation eerily similar to last Fridayâ€™s 5-4 victory over the NorthWood Panthers, the Pilgrims used a pick-off attempt to score the winning run in a 6-5 Northern Lakes Conference victory at Bill Nixon Field.
Culver earns 1st win vs Bremen
Culver plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh, and the Cavaliers earned their first win of the season 7-6 over Northern State Conference foe Bremen Friday night at home.
Randy Cline got the win on the mound relieving Kyle Vlach in the fifth as Bremen jumped out to a 5-4 lead in the first five frames.
Lions closer Nate Leeper took the loss taking over for Jacob Bennitt in the seventh.
Sean Knepper homered for Bremen, while Tyler Coffel, Ben Coxey and Eric Knepper all doubled for the visitors.
FRANKLIN â€” Plymouth alumna Allison Bayley will join the Franklin College womenâ€™s golf team next week as its makes its return to the NCAA Division III Championship.
Franklin will compete in the 2012 nationals at Zollner Golf Course at Trine University in Angola beginning Tuesday. It is the first time since 2010 the Grizzlies qualified for a team berth to the tournament and the programâ€™s fourth trip to the DIII finals overall.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth police were called to Walmart Thursday at 4:30 p.m. to check on a man than was having trouble walking and repeatedly falling down. Marvin R. Keyser, 57, of Knox, was found in a wheelchair smelling of an alcohol. Keyser was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Plymouth police responded to a call Thursday that there was a female who appeared to be ill at the north end of the Plymouth Public Library. An officer arrived to check on the situation and found Alicia N. Lewis, 19, of Plymouth, who was crying. While speaking with Lewis, the officer smelled alcohol on her breath. A warrant check was performed and it was discovered that she had two outstanding arrest warrants. She was taken into custody.
Meet Mark Damore, Jr., a far less familiar face to Culverites than his father, Original Root Beer Stand owner Mark Damore, though Mark the younger is quick to emphasize he's "proud to be named after (my father)."
He's a Chicago native, Butler grad, and he wants the former Edgewater Grille to be the best restaurant in Culver.
PLYMOUTH â€” Marshall County coroner Bill Cleavenger released a statement Friday saying that final toxicology reports for Sunday's crash involving the death of former Marshall County Commissioner Donald E. Ferguson came back negative.
Cleavenger said he did not believe that alcohol or drugs were even a remote possibility in Fergusonâ€™s death as a driver, but state law mandates such tests when a fatality occurs.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth High School graduate of 1997, Chad Van Herk, has organized a fundraising concert for this Saturday at the Young Amphitheater in Centennial Park.
Local singer/songwriter Van Herk, who is also the manager of Culverâ€™s First Farmers Bank and Trust, hopes to bring together local citizens, co-workers, friends and family members for an afternoon of mellow acoustic rhythms.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Mila's Mini Market was inundated by high school students Wednesday as Plymouth Spanish teacher Rick Button brought his classes in for a taste of Mexican food and culture.
The students ordered lunch in Spanish from Evelin Vargas, daughter of Mila's owners Mar and Celia Vargas. Evelin encouraged the students to follow their teacher's instructions to use their Spanish vocabulary, and wouldn't write down a request given to her in English. Instead, she waited for the student to find the Spanish words for what he wanted to say.