January 13th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Family members of Spc. Robert Tauteris spoke out about the loss of their loved one at a special press conference that was held at the Plymouth American Legion Wednesday.
Tauteris, 44, known as Bobby to family and friends, was killed last week when the vehicle he was traveling in hit a roadside bomb. Three other soldiers perished and one was wounded in the blast: Spc. Brian Leonhardt, of Merrillville, Sgt. Jonathan Metzger of Indianapolis, and Spc. Christopher Patterson, of Aurora, Ill. The soldiers were members of the Indiana National Guardâ€™s 713 Engineer Company, Valparaiso.
PLYMOUTH â€” After three straight losses, Plymouth head coach Ryan Bales decided to make a change.
The Pilgrimsâ€™ starting lineup got a makeover Friday as sophomore Tom Felke got his first start at the point, and Gabe Vervynckt stepped in the other starting guard slot.
Plymouthâ€™s revamped lineup jumped off to a fast start, knocking down 10 of its first 11 shots en route to a 22-14 first quarter, then held off the Minutemen down the stretch for a 61-51 skid-snapping Northern Lakes Conference victory at The Rock.
Triton trips up Culver
Tritonâ€™s girls basketball team downed Northern State Conference foe Culver Community 45-36 at John R. Nelson Gymnasium Friday.
Triton guard Kylie Mason scored a game-high 15 points, followed by Taylor Hatfield with 10 points.
A trio of Cavs â€”Â Donna Zehner, Mickella Hardy, and Kayla Shaffer â€”Â scored 10 points apiece.
â€˘Â TRITON 45, CULVER COMMUNITY 36
Score by quarters
Triton: 16 24 37 45
Culver: 9 21 33 36
PLYMOUTH â€” The registration deadline and first weigh-in for Fitness Forumâ€™s Biggest Loser contest is Monday, from 5 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
More than 100 teams are signed up, and fitness manager Julie Rodriguez said that interested teams can still sign up Monday during weigh-in.
â€śIf youâ€™re on the fence (about whether or not to sign up) try to find somebody who has the same goals as you,â€ť advised Rodriguez.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, there will be changes at Lincoln Junior High.
LJH Principal Dan Funston presented the proposed changes to the Plymouth School Board this week.
Funston said, â€śWe will be adding three new electives that students will sign up for in the same way they students do at the high school level.â€ť
Bremen fans stand during their school's fight song before a game at LaVille earlier this season.
Lady Pilgrims compete at NLCs
Plymouthâ€™s girls swim team competed in the preliminary round of the Northern Lakes Conference meet Thursday at Concord.
Top finisher for the Lady Pilgrims was Megan Senter, who claimed an 11th place result in the 500 free and a 13th place finish in the 200 free, while Katelyn Brown was 12th in the breaststroke.
Lauren Page finished 15th in the backstroke, and Layne Holloway was 15th in the 100 free and 16th in the 50 free. Lexi Fetters finished 17th in the butterfly,
The final round of the NLCs takes place Saturday at 9 a.m.
When Kay Davis exited Culver's town hall the last workday of 2011, the door closed on 30 years of her service to the town of Culver as its deputy clerk, through five clerk treasurers and countless changes, major and minor, in the day-to-day operations which keep the town running. She also represents the only consistent witness to the inner world of town operations in a gradually changing Culver over three decades.
Potawatomi Zoo, South Bend is hosting Winter Day from 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The indoor Learning Center will be open and train rides are $2 per person (weather permitting). Admission is $5 per person, 2 and under are free and admission for Potawatomi Zoological Society members is free.
Other weekend events:
FRIDAY, JAN. 13
â€˘ The Plymouth Moose will host a buffet dinner â€” spaghetti and meat balls, ham and scalloped potatoes â€“ from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Guests are welcome. Please contact Tom Williams at 574-936-3530 for more information.
SATURDAY, JAN. 14
PLYMOUTH â€” Several Plymouth High School students will have an interesting evening January 28, as they attempt to remain standing for six hours during the schoolâ€™s first-ever mini Dance Marathon. The event is a fundraiser for Rileyâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Hospital.
â€ś(The students) will stand on their feet for the kids who canâ€™t,â€ť explained event organizer Amy Jacobs.