June 28th, 2012
BREMEN â€”Â The town of Bremen is going ahead with a public fireworks display on July 4 as a part of their annual Bremen Firemenâ€™s Festival. Rich Martin, Bremen director of operations, indicated that they have a number of safety measures planned including watering down the field in Sunnyside Park two hours before the 10:30 p.m. fireworks display. Martin said the town has 13 pieces of fire apparatus that will be on hand and they expect most, if not all, of the 28 volunteers and 10 substitute firefighters to be at the event.
He said, â€śThe wooded area nearby is green and cooled.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Andrew Sporner, a Plymouth native, grew up passing by the Hoham-Klinghammer-Weckerle house at 1715 Lake Avenue often, and he always dreamed of buying it someday.
â€śI fell in love with it when I was five years old,â€ť said Sporner, who did purchase the home in 2010. â€śSomething about the way it looked kind of grabbed me.â€ť
BREMEN â€” Six Bremen High School athletes attended the 9th annual IHSAA Student Leadership Conference. Over 700 student athletes, 150 adults, 40 speakers and 60 adult and student facilitators participated in the event held on June 19 at Plainfield High School.Â Â
ELKHART â€” The Indiana Intensity 18U girls fastpitch team sponsored by Personnel Partners and RBIâ€™s Unlimited went 6-0 to win the first annual â€śSwing for a Cureâ€ť Tournament held at Riverview Park in Elkhart.
The team consists of high school players from St. Joseph, Marian, Riley, Adams, Penn, Washington, Concord and Plymouth. By winning the tournament, the Intensity qualified for the NSA World Series in Northwest Indiana.
MARSHALL CO. â€” The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning which will be in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday. Air temperatures and heat index values will range from 103 to 107 degrees. This type of excessive heat will pose a risk for heat stress for those with outdoor activities.
Clyde Avery, director of the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency would like to remind everyone to be prepared for the higher temperatures.
He released the following tips for staying safe in the heat:
MARSHALL CO. â€” The dangerous dry conditions that prompted the initial implementation of a county wide burn ban June 13 and a renewal on June 20 continue to intensify, according to Marshall County Emergency Management Agency director Clyde Avery. According to the National Weather Service in Northern Indiana, no measurable precipitation is expected through the 4th of July holiday making it improbable that the hazardous conditions will improve in time for 4th of July celebration activities.
LAKEVILLE â€” The LaVille boys basketball team and members of County Line Brethren Church recently partnered to fix up the playground at
Gatewood Estate Mobile Home Park. Park owner Ralph Costello said that the idea came from when coach Michael Edison and assistant Jack Edison took the basketball team to the Dominican Republic.
MARSHALL CO. â€” Starting Sunday, Hoosiers will be following the new law prohibiting smoking in public places and places of employment. Smoking will continue to be allowed in the following establishments:
A horse-racing facility, a riverboat, a facility with a gambling game license, a satellite-gaming facility, cigar bars, hookah bars, certain fraternal clubs, a retail-tobacco store, a bar or tavern meeting certain requirements, a cigar-manufacturing facility, a cigar-specialty store, and a business in a private residence.
PLYMOUTH â€” Andrew Benson, 19, of Plymouth was arrested Monday by Plymouth police for stealing electronics and credit cards from a vehicle parked in the Plymouth High School parking lot.
Benson was one of two teens arrested for a similar crime in February â€” he and the other suspect, a juvenile, had broken into vehicles at Triton High School and Bremen High School, taking items such as change, cell phones, stereo faceplates, and GPS systems.
CROWN POINT â€” Plymouth Post 27 needed a big win to get the ship going in the right direction. It did just that in a 15-1 drubbing of host Crown Point Post 20 Tuesday.
The Plymouth offense was out in full force, and Sean Liedtky was masterful on the mound in the victory.
Liedtky pitched a complete game two-hitter and allowed the only run of the game to cross the plate on a wild pitch in the seventh inning. He struck out seven Post 20 hitters in the game while walking two and hitting one to pick up his third win on the season.