Archive - 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The last day on the job for Plymouth Fire Chief Andy Metsker was marked with a gathering of city and county officials, fellow EMS and firefighters, city and county police officers, retired firefighters, family and community members â€” all of whom he calls friends.
Metsker is leaving the fire department where he started full-time in 2002 when Larry Starr retired. He became chief nearly four years ago when George Cook stepped down.
PLYMOUTH â€” The LifePlex was in the â€śpinkâ€ť once again Saturday afternoon as the Ancilla College Charger basketball teams and the Ounce of Prevention Foundation teamed up to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer in their annual â€śChargerâ€™s for Changeâ€ť event.
The combination has been a successful one for both parties and Saturdayâ€™s event was no exception as fans filled the gym to join in the festivities led by Ounce of Prevention with music provided by the LaVille High School pep band.
CULVER, Ind. â€“ About 90 selected musicians and choir members from nine military schools and colleges from across the country will be on the Culver Academies campus Feb. 24-26 as the Academies host the 36th annual Military School Band Festival. The Academies last hosted the MBSF in 2005.
ARGOS â€” Similar game, same result.
Oregon-Davis claimed its first win of the season over Argos in the Bi-County consolation round Jan. 21, and the Dragons were hoping for a reprisal on their home floor Friday. But once again Argos couldnâ€™t hold onto a tentative lead down the stretch, and the Bobcats outlasted their hosts for a 48-46 win at Phil Weybright Gymnasium.
Trojans stumble at Valley
A slow start bit Class A No. 4 Triton in a 59-45 loss at Tippecanoe Valley Friday.
The Vikingsâ€™ boys basketball team doubled up the Trojans at halftime, 32-16, and following a big Triton run, pulled away in the fourth quarter.
Nick Kindig scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Vikings.
Junior Clay Yeo scored 23 points to lead Triton.
â€˘Â TIPPECANOE VALLEY 59,
Score by quarters
Triton: 10 16 31 45
Tippy Valley: 19 32 35 59
Austin Schoff, 18, was flown to South Bend after being hit by a car in the 10000-block of Michigan Road around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Marshall County Sheriff's Department reports Lauren Tanner, 17, was driving north on Michigan Road near 11th Road in a 2009 Suburban, when she suddenly saw Schoff wearing dark clothing walking near the edge of the road and hit him.
Tanner stopped her car a short distance away from the accident and called 911. Tanner's father, a Plymouth paramedic, was first on scene and called dispatch for Medflight immediately.
Most Culverites have heard (or said) in recent years that the one dining option Culver may be missing, with the disproportionate
number of fine destination restaurants for which its known, is what Culver-raised entrepreneur John Zehner calls "a moderately priced, family friendly place."
The kind of place, he says, where diners can order wings, burgers, or (in this case all-beef) franks.
That's the need identified and addressed by way of Culver Wings, which opened yesterday (Feb. 15) at the site of the former Yacht Club, at 115 E. Jefferson St. in the downtown Culver area.
LAPAZ â€” Thursday, troopers with the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section (MSS), the Emergency Response Section (ERS) and the Plymouth Police Department, served a search warrant on a suspected meth house in LaPaz.
The two month investigation was worked in collaboration with the Marshall County Sheriffâ€™s Department. Officers raided the home at 213 Vandalia St. in LaPaz around 8 a.m. No one was at home at the time of the raid.
BOURBON â€” In a group of more than 40 teenagers, it's rare to not see a single cell phone. But that's exactly what happened during Triton High School's recent trip to the Indianapolis VA Medical Center.
"We did not see one cell phone out while we were in the hospital," said Geri Newman, Triton High School nurse and chaperone for the trip.
"Some of our kids never stop talking, and the ones that never stop talking here were at a loss for words there," added Mason McIntire, athletic director.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth School administrators are wasting no time in making sure their students are meeting or exceeding the state standards set by the Indiana Department of Education and other states. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core States Standards