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Archive - May 2012

May 4th

Intoxicated 19-year-old arrested at library

May 4, 2012

PLYMOUTH — 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.

Culver's Lakehouse Grille set to open May 11

May 4, 2012

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.

UPDATE: Coroner says toxicology reports negative in Sunday's crash

May 4, 2012

PLYMOUTH — 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 Ferguson’s death as a driver, but state law mandates such tests when a fatality occurs.

Music event Saturday will benefit baby, family

May 4, 2012

PLYMOUTH — 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 Culver’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.

Spanish students learn by doing

May 4, 2012

PLYMOUTH — 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.

Lady Redskins sweep Lancers

May 4, 2012

LAKEVILLE — Knox got an emotional lift from its freshman No. 1 singles stand-in, and the Lady Redskins swept host LaVille 5-0 in a Northern State Conference girls tennis meet in Lakeville Thursday.
Brittany Fletcher filled in for usual No. 1 Shelby Gilbert, putting LaVille senior Brittney Haisley away 6-1, 6-2 in a quick two-setter for Knox’s first match point of the evening, and the Redskins went on to claim straight set wins on all courts.

Results 5-4

May 4, 2012

Baseball
Bettcher powers Lancers over Culver
Five different LaVille players finished with two RBI each, and the Lancers beat Culver 12-8 in a Northern State Conference game Thursday at Culver.
Ryan Bettcher went 4-for-5 at the plate with three stolen bases and three runs. He was one of five different Lancers who doubled, along with Quentin Herbster, Dalton Sauer, Anthony Singleton and Jason Duerring.
Culver fell behind 9-2 in the first two frames and never fully recovered. George Alvarado doubled and Collin Stevens took the loss on the mound.
• LaVILLE 12, CULVER 8
At Culver

May 3rd

South Michigan to close Sunday for demolition

May 3, 2012

PLYMOUTH — South Michigan street will be closed to traffic between East Lake Avenue and West LaPorte Street Sunday from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The closure is intended to protect the traveling public from possible debris coming from the demolition of the western wall of the Dimmitt building.
"We wish to thank the public for avoiding the closed area, which will safely expedite the demolition process and minimize the street closure time required," said city engineer Rick Gaul in a statement Wednesday.

Donald Ferguson

May 3, 2012

Donald Ferguson
April 25, 1930-April 29, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Donald E. Ferguson, 82, of Lilac Road, Plymouth, passed away at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Death notices 5-3-12

May 3, 2012

Kathryn R. Fansler
April 30, 2012
WALKERTON — Kathryn R. Fansler, 92, of Walkerton, formerly of Lakeville died Monday. She is survived by her son, Dale (Jerrolyn) Fansler of Plymouth; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and brother, Edward Horvath of South Bend. Private services will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Lakeville.
There will be no visitation. Palmer Funeral Home-Lakeville is handling the arrangements.

Beatrice M.  Klingerman       
May 1, 2012

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