Archive - Sep 2012
WALKERTON â€” Lightning delayed the start of Friday's high school football game at John Glenn. In hindsight, it may have just been a prelude of things to come.
Derek Hiler bolted for a career-high 167 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons stormed past LaVille, 37-6.
Zach Combs rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown of his own, and Glenn evened its season record at 2-2.
Considering the way this fallâ€™s campaign began, no wonder the Falcons were in a mood to celebrate afterwards.
CULVER â€” It was a tough loss for the Culver Cavaliers as they were handed their first Northern State Conference defeat at the hands of the New Prairie Cougars, 54-6 at home Friday night.
Culver was able to keep it to a 7-0 game in the first quarter on a quarterback keeper by Matthew Smith, but after that Cavaliers coach Andy Thomas says the speed and intensity of the Cougars took over.
PLYMOUTH â€” Sherrie Martin, Marshall County Blueberry Festival Coordinator, recently announced this yearâ€™s parade winners.
â€ś(The parade) went off without a hitch and we got a lot of complements on it,â€ť commented Martin.
The theme for the parade this year was â€śA World of Possibilities.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” This spring, local soldiers from the Plymouth National Guard 301st MP unit will be coming home from a deployment that began in January 2012.
Angela Drake, wife of Plymouth resident Sergeant Scott Drake, is heading up an effort to throw a â€śthank youâ€ť party for the soldiers in March.
â€śWe donâ€™t know exactly when they are coming home, but they will all be home by the time we have the party,â€ť said Drake.
Since Drake is a busy mom with her two sons Colton, 2, and Kamdon, 5 months, she is enlisting help.
MARSHALL CO. â€” According to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), toxins produced by blue-green algae are not a problem in Marshall County lakes.
However, some citizens feel differently.
One of them, Joe Toth of Bremen, visited the Marshall County commissioners meeting Tuesday to ask commissioners to fund further testing of county lakes.
â€śIâ€™m here to address some concernsâ€¦and to show you that there are problems in our lakes,â€ť said Toth Tuesday.
ARGOS â€” Coming into Thursdayâ€™s showdown at Eugene Snyder Field, both Argos and Culver Girls Academy had won close matches with South Bend Trinity to start Northern Indiana Soccer Conference play. The winner of Thursdayâ€™s tilt would grab the conference favorite role.
The Lady Dragons and Eagles battled through a scoreless first half with only five shots on goal between the teams. Jami Patterson finally broke the stalemate on a Lillie Kozuch through ball midway through the second half, and Argos made it stand up for the 1-0 NISC victory.
Plymouth bounces back
Plymouth bounced back from a tough loss to Argos Wednesday with a 4-1 win on the road in Caston.
The Rockies found themselves trailing early, but Kyle Vanlue scored a pair of goals in the 23rd and 27th minutes to give the visitors a 2-1 edge at the half.
Joe Smith scored twice in the second half to lift the score to its final margin.
Kyle Barry and Eduardo Mayen both registered assists for Plymouth, which improved to 3-5-3 on the year.
â€˘Â PLYMOUTH 4, CASTON 1
C â€” Jennings Paul, 10th minute
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth police are investigating an alleged rape that took place in the city Monday night. According to PPD, a woman reported being raped in Plymouth then taken into Starke County where she was dumped on the side of the road. She was flown to Memorial Hospital in South Bend where she was treated. More information to come.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Plymouth School Board heard a proposal on Tuesday night that could lead to the formation of a New Tech Middle School academy for the 2012-2013 school year.
Speaking to the Board was Amy Gerard, K-8 Project Based Learning (PBL) coordinator, for the Plymouth Schools.
Gerard said, â€śNew Tech matches the strategic plan from 2009 for PCSC is committed to expand instrumental strategies and curriculum to include PBL and School within a School.â€ť
LAPAZ â€” Cargill, Inc., in LaPaz, recently met with some opposition when they requested a zoning change to their property.
County plan commissioner Ralph Booker first brought up the issue during the Aug. 20 Marshall County Commissioner meeting, noting that Cargill would like a portion of their property re-zoned from residential to industrial so they can expand their facility. A public hearing was also held Aug. 20, and several residents near the plant expressed displeasure at the change, saying that dust from the plant blows on their homes and vehicles and causes a major cleaning problem.