Archive - Apr 19, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Floods, snow and a Plymouth win, it really doesnâ€™t get any better in April.
While snow fell intermittently and every other baseball team in the NLC decided to take the night off, Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims and the Warsaw Tigers did everything they could to get their game in despite the conditions. At the end it was Plymouth with a flash flood of a seventh inning that was able to overcome Warsaw by a 4-3 final.
It was an unlikely finish made all the more dramatic as a young Plymouth team made a step towards learning how to win â€” especially over a talented, veteran Warsaw team.
WARSAW â€”Â After a week of what seemed like non-stop rain, Plymouth and Warsaw managed to salvage a five-inning softball game on Friday. Originally scheduled to be a home game for Plymouth, the field at Centennial Park was filled to the brim with 80 percent of the field underwater. Warsaw managed to get their field to be playable, but the weather continued to make conditions more difficult.
Lorena R. Snyder
Nov. 6, 1932 â€“ April 16, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Lorena R. Snyder, 80, a Plymouth resident all of her life, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the IU Health LaPorte Hospital, LaPorte.
Lorena Rose Snyder was born in Plymouth, on Nov. 6, 1932 to Earl and Lorena Ethel (Shafer) Lee. She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1952. While in high school, Lorena worked for JC Penney. After graduating, she worked for Lordâ€™s Bakery for a period of time.
On Sept. 22, 1956, in Rev. Colsonâ€™s parsonage in Plymouth, Roy and Lorena R. Lee were married.
WAKARUSA â€” Casey Weston, a former contestant on NBC's popular singing competition "The Voice," will headline at this year's annual Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival.
The free concert is 4 p.m. Saturday.
In addition to performing, Weston will also be a judge in "Wakarusa's Got Talent," a singing contest open to all communities. The competition is also Saturday, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
And Weston had some tips for potential entertainers.
CULVER â€” Micah Budzinski isnâ€™t one to back away from a challenge.
When the Culver Community football star first decided he wanted to play for Division I Purdue, it wasnâ€™t because he was being offered a scholarship â€” as a recently accepted walk-on with the team, heâ€™ll have to pay the full freight himself. And while Budzinski says he loves football, the four-year, three-sport standout says it wasnâ€™t purely a love of the game that inspired him to walk on with the Boilermakers either.
Instead, he says it was an opportunity to test himself and to do something exceptional.
Persistent rain throughout the area and saturated grounds made for another round of postponements and cancellations Thursday night.
The majority of those events have yet to be rescheduled, and in addition to the changes forced by the ongoing inclement weather, there were two changes to area teamsâ€™ athletic schedules for non-weather related reasons announced Thursday.
Chargers shut out on the road in Lansing
Due to lightning and thunderstorms in the Lansing area, the Ancilla College softball team was only able to play the first game of a doubleheader against Lansing Community College, losing 2-0.
Plymouth alum Marissa Sullivan picked up a tough loss, allowing just two runs on nine hits, holding Lansing to its lowest run total in a win all season.
Ancilla scattered six hits in the contest, two by Kayleigh Schroeder.
PLYMOUTH â€” As the spring rains continue local crews are watching to see what areas may flood.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Marshall County and the NWS advanced hydrologic prediction service has the Yellow River crest at around 14 feet late Saturday night into Sunday morning.
"That's still about a foot below what we had when Mayor Senter first took office," said Plymouth Street Department Superintendent Jim Marquardt. "Having taken a lot of the houses down in flood area will minimize any impact that a flood has now but it will sure play havoc with traffic."
WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) â€” Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left one of them dead and another still at large Friday, authorities said as the manhunt intensified for a young man described as a dangerous terrorist.