April 29th, 2012
Six years after Culverâ€™s first-ever museum opened its doors, the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver is concerned those doors may close, which AHS leaders say would be a great loss not just to local history buffs, but to virtually all facets of the community and even beyond.
As many in the area are aware, the Center for Culver History, presently located in the lower level of the Culver-Union Twp. Public Library, will be forced to depart that space in approximately 18 months, following a decision by the libraryâ€™s board of directors in October, 2010.
Culver's EMS service is looking for a few community-minded individuals to fill much-needed gaps in the program's volunteer staff, a staff which has recently become markedly depleted.
The service can have up to 30 EMTs, says director Chuck Dilts, and 16 drivers. And while Culver's service has rarely quite attained those levels, right now numbers are low enough to prove challenging, at times, for those who are involved, not to mention expensive to taxpayers over the course of time, since hours must be covered, even if it means bringing in paid staff.
The roar of engines, the smell of race fuel with a hint of popcorn, and a chill in the air filled the Plymouth Speedway on opening night Friday.
It was an exciting night of racing that saw four drivers at the winnerâ€™s podium in the Outlaw Late Model, Late Model, Street Stock and Hornet classes.
The following is the complete list of results of feature racees in Fridayâ€™s opening night at Plymouth Speedway (Listed in order of place, #Car, Name):
OUTLAW LATE MODEL
#2B, Rich Boal
#95, Steve Stacy
#6X, Mike Shewchuk
#29, Roger Northrup
#11R, J.R. Roahrig
#42, Brian Ross
#28, Shawn Amor
#14BU, Bobby Stremme
#14, Michael Thayer
#4, Adam Terry
#3, Mike Horvath
#67T, Zach Tanner
#1, Scott Ross
#28, Shawn Amor
#12G, Kevin Gunkel
#14, Rich Boal
#49, Craig Bontrager
#31, John Marshall
#84, Tom Hellinga
#54, David Long
#2, PeeWee Warren
NAPPANEE â€” Plymouth and NorthWood entered Fridayâ€™s softball game in Nappanee both looking for their first win in conference play this season.
The Lady Pilgrims struck early and often to make sure they would be the ones leaving with that win, needing only five innings to down the Lady Panthers by an 11-0 count.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Plymouth bats found a way to win at the end and benefited from a good pitching performance by Jordan Scheetz once again in a 5-4 victory over the visiting NorthWood Panthers Friday night.
Scheetz rebounded from a shaky start to retire 16 straight Panthers in the victory, and the Pilgrims plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh to rally past their Northern Lakes Conference foes.
Lindsey, Trojans top Culver 4-1
Marc Lindsey struck out eight while surrendering just three hits in a complete seven-inning outing, and Triton handed winless Culver a Northern State Conference loss at home in Bourbon Friday night.
BOURBON â€”Â Triton High School's girls tennis team will not travel to the DeKalb Invitational Saturday, April 28 as the invite has been cancelled due to a forecast of cold temperatures and rain.
PLYMOUTH â€” Providing a support base for the Plymouth Community Schools far into the future will be the task of a newly-forming group.
The Plymouth Education Foundation will be a not-for-profit fundraising organization committed to support the programs of the Plymouth Community School Corporation in order to provide opportunities that enhance student learning and achievement, promote social and emotional development ofÂ students, and contribute to a strong community through a belief that education is a key.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Cook building on Michigan Street will be removed over the next several weeks, as part of the River Park Square downtown renovation project. One of the first steps was allowing Habitat for Humanity ReStore workers to go through the sizable empty building, removing anything of value. They did so Friday, and found more than they expected.
"I'd never been in here before, and when I came in my eyes just lit up," said ReStore store manager Stephen Guriel, as he and other volunteers removed boards from the walls.