July 2nd, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Since October 2011, a small group of tutors and students have been working toward increasing literacy at the Plymouth Public Library. The library hosts a one-on-one tutoring program, where volunteer tutors meet with their students according to each person's individual needs. The program is growing, said coordinator and librarian Debbie Beck, as adults realize that they need added reading and writing skills in order to get better jobs.
EUGENE, Ore. â€“ Now, all Morgan Uceny has to do is win an Olympic Gold Medal.
Donâ€™t laugh. Itâ€™s a distinct possibility.
The 2003 Plymouth High School grad dominated a loaded field and earned a trip to the London Olympics by winning the womenâ€™s 1,500-meter run Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Before a nationwide television audience, Uceny bided her time for three laps, then surged to victory with a determined homestretch sprint down the famed track at the University of Oregon.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Plymouth Post 27 bounced back after a tough loss on Thursday with two convincing wins in a doubleheader against Mishawaka Post 161 at Bill Nixon Field on Saturday.
The Diamond Spyders rode two good pitching performances and capitalized on some hits and Post 161 errors to secure the victories.
PLYMOUTH 13, MISHAWAKA 0
Clayton Adamson took the mound in game one for Plymouth and was on top of his game.Â He threw a complete game shutout, allowing only two Mishawaka hits in five innings of work on the hill.Â He walked one and struck out four hitters for the victory.
On Wednesday, July 11, the Center for Culver History will host an art opening for a collection of mixed-media work created by summer resident Sammie Starkey,of the Ball family. The work is a collection of 12 collages composed of familymemorabilia (such as letters and journal entries), layered under the artist's ink drawings based upon family photographs.
EUGENE, Ore. â€” It worked once, so Morgan Uceny decided to do it again.
Leading pretty much from start to finish, Uceny won her semifinal heat of the womenâ€™s 1,500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Her time Friday â€” 4 minutes, 8.9 seconds â€” was the fastest of all the qualifiers at the University of Oregonâ€™s Hayward Field. She now heads to Sundayâ€™s championship race, which will be broadcast live by NBC at 7:23 p.m.
â€śI felt really good yesterday, so I sort of went into today with the same mindset,â€ť said Uceny. â€śDonâ€™t fix it if it isnâ€™t broke. â€ś
PLYMOUTH â€” When Ancilla signed Plymouth grad Chase Peters, it got not only a multi-talented baseball player but the quintessential team player.
Peters made it official recently when he signed on to play with the Chargers beginning in the 2013 season, and the team is looking forward to seeing what he can do both onfield and in the clubhouse.
MUNCIE â€”Â Triton grad T.J. Carpenter was selected for the Earl Yestingsmeier Student-Athlete Award for the Ball State Golf team for the 2011-2012 season, the college announced Friday.
PLYMOUTH â€” Jason Nemeth, of Plymouth, joined the Army National Guard September, 12, 2006 and was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 151st Infantry.Â He was deployed to Afghanistan in August of 2009 for a 10 month tour.
Hunter James Brandt
June 28, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€“ Hunter James Brandt, 16, of Plymouth died at 8:54 p.m., Thursday, June 28, 2012.
He is survived by his parents, James â€śIanâ€ť and Terri (Zieman) Brandt of Plymouth; twin sister, Emmelyn C. Brandt; a brother, Cameron M. Marlow; and a sister, Caley E. Marlow.
A community celebration of life service in union with the Cody Poczik family will be held Monday, July 2 at 7 p.m. in the Plymouth Wesleyan Church, 11203 S. Michigan St. Plymouth. There will be no visitation.
Kathryn W. Blocker
April 2, 1924 â€“ June 26, 2012
ARGOS â€” Kathryn Willadean (Mrs. Herbert) Blocker, 88, a lifetime Marshall County resident of Argos, passed away Tuesday evening, June 26, 2012 at 9:42 p.m. in the Memorial Hospital of South Bend unexpectedly following a brief illness.
Since 1951, Kathryn had lived on the same family homestead where she was born to Raymond Ellsworth and Mildred Emaline (Dinsmore Price) Overmyer April 2, 1924.