Archive - Jul 2012
CULVER â€” The first annual Canoe, Kayak.& SUP Poker Run was a great success, according to co-organizer Kathy Clark, director of the Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council.
In all, 41 people signed up to participate, bringing their favorite self-propelled watercraft for some fun competition with friends, family and neighbors, including one participantâ€™s handmade, wooden kayak.
STAUNTON, Virg. â€” Plymouth graduate Meagan Barron was recently named to the USA South Academic All-Conference Tennis Team as a freshman at Mary Baldwin College. She was one of 851 athletes to earn the honor this season.
Barron, a 2011 graduate of Plymouth High School, is a three-sport athlete with the Fighting Squirrels participating in volleyball, basketball and tennis. She was the collegeâ€™s 2011-12 Rookie of the Year and was named Most Competitive on her tennis team on her way to all-conference honorable mention.
Gurtner takes 8th at Mountain Dew Junior Tour championship
LaVille golfer Zach Gurtner tied for eighth in his division at the Mountain Dew Junior Golf Tour Championship Friday at Harrison Hills Golf Club in Attica.
Gurtner shot a 4-over-par 76 to finish in a two-way tie for eighth in the Boys 15-16 competition while friend and Northern State Conference competitor Tyler Prentkowski shot a 13-over 85 to finish in a tie for 18th place in the division.
PCC Lake City Bank Cup event
CALUMET â€” After a banner junior basketball season, 2009 Plymouth High School graduate Alexandria Starr was named Purdue University Calumetâ€™s Student Athlete of the Year for 2011-12.
JASPER â€” Plymouth High School graduate and Ancilla College signee Chase Peters participated in the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Associationâ€™s 38th annual North-South All-Star Series at Alvin C. Ruxer Field in Jasper July 14-15.
Peters finished 3-for-6 at the plate with two stolen bases as his North team went 2-1 against the South squad at the series, winning 4-3 and 14-10 in the doubleheader July 14 and falling by a close 2-1 margin in the wooden bat game July 15.
Maxinkuckee Players summer of 2012 musical "Crazy for You", a romantic comedy filled with Gershwin music, will be at the Culver Community High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The annual rummage sale at St. Michael Church basement sponsored by Marshall County Right to Life will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.
Fun at the park
PLYMOUTH â€” Two local bicycling enthusiasts were among the more than 1,000 competitors finishing a grueling 160-mile one-day ride Saturday.
Plymouthâ€™s Tony Lenne and Bill Langdon began the RAIN (Ride Across Indiana) ride starting in Terre Haute finishing in Richmond. The annual event is sponsored by the Bloomington Bicycle Club.
This was Lenneâ€™s second attempt to complete the ride. Last year he reached the 120 mile-mark before dropping out for what he now believes was dehydration.
â€śI signed up again after my younger brother challenged me,â€ť he said.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Marshall County Health Department hosted a public meeting Tuesday evening to answer questions county residents might have on the statewide ban on smoking in public places and places of employment, which has been in effect since July 1. The meeting was held in the Marshall County Building and those interested were invited to ask questions of a panel that included Sandy Read, Marshall County Health Educator; Rachelle Back, Indiana State Department of Health representative, and Javier Arroyo, excise officer.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Kelly Arce and Kim Richey, both of Plymouth and friends of the Uceny family, are organizing another event to support Plymouth native Morgan Uceny during her quest for gold at the Olympic Games. Arce, a teacher at Jefferson Elementary School, will be present at Plymouth Community School Corporation's student registration days August 1 and 2 at Plymouth High School to help students sign 1500 stars. The stars, which will be cut from construction paper, represent Morgan's event â€” the 1500 meter run.
Making the rounds in regional news and local social media of late has been discussion and concern over the presence of blue-green algae in nearby lakes, and whether the potentially harmful blooms could affect Lake Maxinkuckee waters.
According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, "blue-green algae blooms have the potential to cause health problems in humans and animals," including "rashes, skin and eye irritation, nausea, stomach aches, and tingling fingers and toes."