July 29th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” When Travis Pastrana took a spill at the X Games Thursday night, it wasnâ€™t just the motocross championâ€™s foot that took a hit.
Pastranaâ€™s fall at the X games broke two bones in his right foot and ankle, and he was scheduled for surgery on Friday. Heâ€™ll still attend TCU Night at the Plymouth Speedway to sign autographs and meet with fans, but the injured daredevil will be forced to sit out the Freestyle Motocross Show following the race.
PLYMOUTH â€” Only a few prizes were left on the table, but the players still in the running for a Bingo were not about to give up.
In an impressive display of intense concentration, Jean Rechtenbaugh secured the last win of the round for her friend, Margaret Jurkiewicz.
Now that the game was over, the group of Marshall County AARP members was ready to enjoy their annual picnic. The event was held Thursday at the Marshall County Council on Aging Life Enrichment Center, on Harrison Street.
PLYMOUTH â€” Celebrating the Plymouth community and the Plymouth schools will take an athletic turn during Alumni Week July 31 through Aug. 5.
Plymouth grads will lace it up again in several alumni games during the week, showing off the skills they learned as part of the Plymouth Athletics Department.
Dick Zimmerman's Culver career could almost be fodder
for those ancient-sounding recordings which underscore
Council Fire programs at Culver's Woodcraft Camp
each summer Saturday night.
"60 summers ago," the nostalgia-inducing voice might intone, "as the sun rose high in the Maxinkuckee sky, Chief Zimmerman made his first foray into Culver."
The Culver Board of Zoning Appeals had a full agenda with two continuances and five new petitions for variance of ordinance standards. The continuance for Dave Pitera, 522 S. Plymouth St. was quickly handled and his petition of a north side yard setback to allow a garage addition was approved.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” The Tyner and Tippacanoe post offices are two of around 95 low-activity post offices in Indiana placed recently on a list for review by the United States Postal Service (USPS).
Mary Dando, a USPS representative, said Wednesday that the fact that the offices were under review did not necessarily mean they would be closing.
â€śThey are on the list â€” that means they are under study, but there wonâ€™t be a decision made one way or the other until December (or later),â€ť said Dando.
LAPAZ â€” A line at the drink station started to form around lunch time Tuesday in the Lapaz Burger King. Coca-Cola had just installed their new drink machineâ€”featuring 125 flavorsâ€”that morning and these lunch customers were among the first to try it out.
â€śItâ€™s differentâ€”itâ€™s pretty slick actually,â€ť said Randy Walker as he used the machineâ€™s touch screen to choose his beverage.
Walker, a trucker who resides in Kentucky, said he passes through the area about once a week. He likes the new machine, but is not too sure about the 125 flavors.
â€śIâ€™ll stick to Coke,â€ť said Walker, smiling.
CULVER â€” Matt Thompson has joined Culver Academies as the new Director of Athletics. Thompson comes to Culver from Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, where he spent four years as the associate athletic director, physical education teacher and coach.
Prior to his time at BCDS, he served as the athletic director, Spanish teacher, and coach at the Knox School in St. James, New York. Over the course of his career, Thompson spent time as an athletic administrator and womenâ€™s soccer coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Centenary College in New Jersey.
LAFAYETTE â€” Triton High Schoolâ€™s Quentyn Carpenter won his first match play round but lost his second at the Indiana Golf Foundation Boys State Junior Championships at Kampen Golf Course at Purdue University in Lafayette Wednesday.
Carpenter beat Oliver Gibson of Fort Wayne before falling by a hole to Logan Barker in the second round of match play.
Carpenter qualified for the match play round of the State Junior Championships with a 76 Monday and 77 Tuesday in the stroke play qualifying portion of the tourney.
The Bike Barn, 103 E. Lake Shore Drive in Culver, is sponsoring a a glacial geology and ecology bicycle tour led by wildlife ecologist Carl Strang Saturday, August 6.
The ride will focus on how and when glaciers created the area in and around Culver, including Lake Maxinkuckee. Participants will also learn about kames, marls, bogs and the types of plants and animals that call them home.