June 5th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Golf cart owners interested in cruising on county roads may soon be allowed to, according to Marshall County commissioners Monday morning.
County attorney Jim Clevenger advised commissioners Monday that he is revising a golf cart ordinance that would permit golf carts on certain county roads, mostly near area bodies of water.
â€śFor the most part, (these roads), are around the lakes in Marshall County,â€ť said Clevenger, adding, â€śAt this point, Iâ€™m just looking for any input you might have.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” The public had an opportunity to speak on the subject of the Plymouth Park and Recreation Department extending park services to Center and West Townships Monday evening in the park boardâ€™s regularly scheduled meeting. The potential change was initially prompted by a survey the park department did of people using the park last year, according to board president Dave Morrow. The survey found that a large number of people using park services resided outside the cityâ€™s limits.
BOURBON â€” Triton High School will unveil its new football pavilion during a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house next Monday at 6 p.m.
The Ernie Watkins Pavilion is a 1,600-square foot building that will house a ticket area, a concessions stand, and menâ€™s and womenâ€™s restrooms at the THS football field. The Triton Athletic Office is encouraging fans to attend the grand opening and celebrate with the friends and family of Ernie Watkins.
Kendall Rhodes and McKenzie Scheetz competed in the Michigan Juniors Volleyball Association AAU Grand Prix over the weekend in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their team, Dunes 12 Black, entered the tourney as the No. 1 seed and finished as the Gold bracket champions in the 12 open age group, going 4-0 in tourney play Saturday at Cornerstone University and 3-0 Sunday at DeVos Place Conference Center.
The Plymouth U9 Girls Travel Soccer Team finished up its season undefeated. The girls brought home gold medals at the Jr. Irish Memorial Day Weekend Invitational and the NISL 2012 Soccer Tournament.
From left to right, the team is front row: Aubrey Vervynckt, Amber Schrameyer, Leah Tanner, Julia Kinney, Lauren Rumpler; middle row:Â Madison Stiles, Alexis Rose, Ava Lomagro, Sophia Smith, Lindsay Janus, Fransheska Cantero; back row: Â Coach Bob Rumpler and Coach Jim Vervynckt.
CULVER - On Thursday, May 31, the Culver Police Department, acting on information received through the Starke County Sheriffs office, served a search warrant at 515 W. Jefferson St. in Culver.
KNOX â€” Dale Hite, of Plymouth, was convicted of eight counts of criminal behavior Friday afternoon in Starke County Circuit Court. After three days of testimony, the jury brought back a guilty verdict on all eight charges: Two counts of resisting law enforcement resulting in death, Class B Felonies; two counts reckless homicide, Class C felonies; resisting law enforcement, Class D Felony; possession of methamphetamine, Class D Felony; failure to stop at a stop sign. Class C Infraction; failure to use headlights from sunset to sunrise, Class C Infraction.
PLYMOUTH â€” If a coachâ€™s legacy is measured as much by the number of lives he touched as by any records, then Dave Coxâ€™s could be seen Sunday.
The former Plymouth High School girls basketball coach celebrated his recent retirement in an open house at PHS, and past players and their families as well as Plymouth staff turned out in abundance to celebrate his 20-year career at the helm of the Lady Pilgrims.
â€śI thank Dave for all the things that heâ€™s helped me with over the years,â€ť said PHS girls assistant basketball coach Dave Duncan at the open house.
WINONA LAKE â€” Last year, Triton beat Warsaw on the Trojansâ€™ fifth score to win the Warsaw Sectional championship. On Friday, the Tigers returned the favor.
Warsaw recorded a fifth score of 87 to trump Tritonâ€™s 100 and break a 323-323 tie for the Tigersâ€™ fourth such title in six years on a damp, blustery and unseasonably cold day at Stonehenge Country Club.
Glennâ€™s Prentkowski, LaVilleâ€™s Zach Gurtner advance to regionals
John Glennâ€™s Tyler Prentkowski carded a 4-over-par 74, and LaVilleâ€™s Zach Gurtner finished two strokes back with a 76 at Erskine Municipal as both golfers earned individual regional berths at the South Bend Riley Sectional Friday.
Both Prentkowski and Gurtner advance to the LaPorte Regional next Friday at Beechwood, scheduled to start at 8 a.m. EDT.