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August 16th, 2012

Grammy-winning Plena Libre kicks off concert series

August 16, 2012

Tickets are on sale now for the August 27 Plena Libre concert at the Eppley Auditorium of Culver Academies. The audience will enjoy the music of Puerto Rico, brought to life with a swinging rhythm section, horns, vocals and dance by this group of four-time Grammy Award nominees. Tickets are priced at $20.

First day for Discovery Academy

August 16, 2012

PLYMOUTH — It was a sea of red and black as 351 uniformed students flooded into the new Washington Discovery Academy — formerly Washington Elementary — on the first day of school Wednesday.
“It’s been so exciting today,” said principal Andrew Hartley. “My goal was just to make sure we had the most welcoming environment today.”
Hartley is in a new situation this year as well — he was formerly assistant principal at Plymouth High School. He explained how the Discovery Academy will work, starting with the school’s focus on project-based learning (PBL).

City EMS will use new smart phone app for patient care

August 16, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Beginning today, Plymouth emergency responders may be checking victim’s smart phones for clues to their medical history and current medications. Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) launched a free smart phone app Wednesday called ICE (In Case of Emergency) Michiana, intended to provide a quick way for emergency responders to send critical information to hospitals.

Brenda Uceny sends a thank you to fans and supporters of Morgan

August 16, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Moved by the outpouring of support for her daughter Morgan Uceny as she made a run at the gold in the women’s Olympic 1500-meters in London last week, Brenda Uceny wishes to send a personal thanks to everyone who showed support and encouragement to Morgan and the rest of the Uceny family.
She writes:

Dodge, Country Auto Center help raise $2,140 for PHS Booster Program

August 16, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth High School students and families participated in a Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser July 21 and raised $2,140 for the school’s Athletic Booster Program. The Dodge brand contributed $20 for each test drive in a new 2012 Dodge Dart, Durango, Journey or Grand Caravan.
“The Dodge brand and our dealers are committed to giving back to the communities where we do business,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO- Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “That is why we’re proud to support organizations that encourage student development and growth.”

Saturday’s Stewart on dirt track tickets still available

August 16, 2012

PLYMOUTH — There are still tickets available to see three-time Nascar Champion Tony Stewart run the dirt track in the SOD wing sprint car race at the Plymouth Speedway Saturday.
Front and pit gates open at 2 p.m. with hot laps starting at 6 p.m. and opening ceremonies scheduled for 7 p.m.
Cost is $25 for adults, $8 for children 6-12, and children 5 and under get in free. Pit passes are $30.
To avoid the line at the front gate go to and order tickets online.

Area fighters share card at MFL 26 this Saturday

August 16, 2012

SOUTH BEND — A number of area fighters will be featured at the Michiana Fight League 26 event at Coveleski Stadium in South Bend Saturday.
Plymouth’s John Popi and Dax Guericke will fight for titles at 185 and 125, respectively, while Knox’s Travis Smith and Brandon Shelhart will also compete in title bouts at 205 and 135. Derrick Duszynski will fight for the 170-pound title, while Plymouth’s Trent Keyser, Ed Johnson and Ricky Miller as well as Wesley Wickizer will also be featured on the 20-fight card.

Results 8-16

August 16, 2012

Boys tennis
Lions fall to Concord
Bremen fell 4-1 in a dual boys tennis meet with visiting Concord Wednesday.
The Lions’ sole victory came at 2 doubles, where Krent Hueni and Tommy Foster blanked Aaron Allen and Riley Huffer in two 6-0 sets.
Jalen Bayer extended Matt Kotva to three sets at 2 singles but ultimately succumbed, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.
At Bremen

August 15th

Death notice 8-15-12

August 15, 2012

Janet (Hons) Erickson
Aug. 12, 2012
BREMEN — Janet L. (Hons) Erickson, 68, of Bremen, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., at her home.
She is survived by her husband, Bernie Erickson; daughters, Dawn (Mark) Galloway of Culver, Jennifer Erickson of Denver, Colo.; sons, Greg (Kelley) Erickson of Plymouth, Chris (Veda) Erickson of Plymouth; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and her sister, Sandy Swenson of California.
Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the Plymouth Wesleyan Church, 11203 S. Michigan Road, Plymouth.

Tammie Beeker

August 15, 2012

Tammie Beeker
May 16, 1963-Aug. 12, 2012
LAFAYETTE — Tammie Beeker, 49, of Lafayette, died at 8:31 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Central Emergency Room.
She was born May 16, 1963, in Gary, to Tom and Dottie Goulden Lackey.

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