April 4th, 2012
PLYMOUTH âÂ Good Friday, April 6, the youth group at Trinity United Methodist Church in Plymouth will participate in the 30 Hour Famine, fasting from midnight Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday morning. They do so for two reasons: the first is in solidarity with those young people at home and all over the world who do not have enough to eat and, second, to gain money and support for the cause of ending poverty everywhere.
Culver Dive Team members Brandon Cooper, Bob Cooper Kr and Jerry Siler, along with county officers and a DNR officer, were on the scene of this truck in Lake Maxinkuckee Wednesday afternoon. No official information has been released, but bystanders said no one hurt.
PLYMOUTH â The remnants of two meth labs were discovered in the woods behind Washington Elementary School during spring break, according to a report from the Plymouth Community School Corporation Wednesday.
The school was notified of the situation by a parent. They have roped off the area and are taking steps to ensure students do not enter the woods during recess.
An environmental management firm will be assessing the area and advising the school on an appropriate response. Parents of Washington Elementary students have been informed of the situation.
PLYMOUTH â The first meet of the year is always a little dicey. Especially with a young team. Even more so coming off of spring break.
Nevertheless, Plymouthâs boys track team got off to a solid start Tuesday, splitting a three-way meet with a loss to a deep Mishawaka squad â which put up 69 points to top the field â and a narrow 32-30 victory over LaPorte at home at The Rockpile.
The past is past.
Following Culver Com-munityâs first sectional championship in 25 years last season, thatâs the message head coach Mike Elliott and his staff are sending to the Cavaliers this year.
With just four starters back in pitcher and utility player Collin Stevens, second baseman/ pitcher Sam Hissong, short stop/ pitcher Kyle Vlach and center fielder Nick Pritz, Elliott is hoping his largely inexperienced team can find an identity of its own in 2012 rather than resting on the laurels of last seasonâs historic finish.
Pilgrims win season-opener
Hayden Skirvin knocked in three runs, and Plymouth used a four-run sixth to beat South Central 7-3 in the Pilgrimsâ season-opener on the road in Union Mills Tuesday.
Jordan Scheetz got the win on the mound, giving up five hits.
Plymouth returns to action at home tonight against St. Joe.
âą PLYMOUTH 7, SOUTH CENTRAL 3
At Union Mills
Plymouth: 011 004 1 âÂ 7 6 3
South Central: 020 001 0 â 3 5 3
Jordan Scheetz (W, 1-0) and Jacob Seagraves; Ben Rosebaum (L), Garrett Walter (7) and Josh Mohlke.
JV score: Plymouth 9, Rochester 6.
PLYMOUTH â Plymouth High School math teachers Michael Delp and Earl Boyer recently solved an equation they can take great pride in.
The two collectively lost more than 150 pounds in just 10 weeks to win the âBest Loserâ competition â and the grand prize of $1,000 â at Fitness Forum.
âIt was pretty exciting,â said Boyer. âWe didnât pressure each other, but I think we both put pressure on ourselves to pull our own weight on the team. Each of us wanted to do a good job for the other. I wouldnât have been able to do this well on my own.â
Stephen D. Slater
June 25, 1948-March 10, 2012
PLYMOUTH â Stephen Douglas Slater, 63, a Mill Pond, Plymouth resident, passed away at his residence of natural causes Saturday, March 10, 2012.
Steve was born the son of Carl and Nellie K. (Burgess) Slater in Plymouth June 25, 1948. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1966.
Steve entered the United States Navy July 25, 1967 and served during the Vietnam War until Sept. 21, 1970.
He was a Harley-Davidson enthusiast and fostered many friends.
Dorothy âDodieâ M. Shafer
April 1, 2012
PLYMOUTH â Dorothy âDodieâ Mae (MacInnis) Shafer, 69, of Plymouth, died unexpectedly of natural causes at her home Sunday evening, April 1, 2012.
Dodie was born in Nottingham, England Feb. 25, 1943. At the age of 3, she came to Canada with her mother Dorothy Joan (Stevenson) MacInnis, who under the War Brides Act, married a Canadian Armed Forces soldier, Charles Lester MacInnis. They livedÂ in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, Canada,Â until 1959 when the family moved to Plymouth.
Carole M. Koontz
Nov. 4, 1934-April 1, 2012
TIPPECANOE âÂ Carole M. Koontz, 77, of Tippecanoe, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:05 a.m. at home in the care of her family. She had been in failing health.
Carole was born Nov. 4, 1934 at home in Bremen to Minna and Dillman Manges.Â
She has been a resident of the area all her life. Carole was a 1952 graduate of Bremen High School.