April 29th, 2011
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Three wins in three days.
The rain has played havoc with Plymouth‚Äôs Northern Lakes Conference schedule, but its hasn‚Äôt been as devastating to the Lady Pilgrims as they‚Äôve been to their NLC foes.
Up against a condensed stretch of conference meets, Plymouth earned its third straight win in as many days with a 4-1 conquest of visiting Concord at home Friday, following back-to-back home wins over Elkhart Memorial and Warsaw to move the Pilgrims to 4-0 in the NLC and 7-1 on the season.
Cafe Max owner Susie Mahler wants to assure customers the recent addition of a bar at the longstanding Culver institution is no cause for alarm.
‚ÄúNo, it‚Äôs not getting changed into a ‚Äėhoochie bar,‚Äô‚ÄĚ she says with a smile. ‚ÄúThere will be no pole dancers, male or female!‚ÄĚ
She points out Cafe Max has served beer for about 10 years and had a three-way liquor license for a year and a half. She says the bar, which was installed over two days last week during which the restaurant was closed, is largely about increasing night dining to the establishment.
April 24, 2011
KNOX ‚ÄĒ Evelyn Marsh, 88, of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Knox, died Sunday, April 24, in her home.¬†
She is survived by sons, Ralph (Sue) Marsh of Leesburg, Fla. and George Marsh of Terre Haute; daughters: Marilyn Rzonca of Lake Worth, Fla., Evelyn (Bruce) Nevins of Leesburg, Fla. and Joan (John) McGrath of Knox; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Jean Dumas of Arizona and Loretta Rarick of Warsaw; and one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Sue Marsh of Lake Worth, Fla.
Robert H. Ferguson¬†
July 8, 1931 ‚ÄĒ April 24, 2011
KOONTZ LAKE ‚ÄĒ Robert H. Ferguson, 79, passed away Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, Ind.¬†Ferguson was born July 8, 1931 in Chicago, Ill. to Howard and Evelyn (Houser) Ferguson.¬†
He is survived by his very special friend, Frances Christy.¬†Also surviving are his good friends, William and Nina Belk and many more friends from the Hoosier Old Wheels Car Club.¬†
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce is bringing back an old city favorite to the downtown.
Once again downtown merchants will be hosting the ‚ÄúPlymouth Rock of Gold.‚ÄĚ The promotion that was a downtown favorite in the ‚Äė60s, ‚Äė70s and ‚Äė80s, returns with more deals and prizes just like the first go around.
‚ÄúLots of people who grew up in Plymouth remember the Rock of Gold,‚ÄĚ said Chamber of Commerce Board member Anna Corbett. ‚ÄúWe have a whole new generation now that will get to know it.‚ÄĚ
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Plymouth Mayor incumbent Mark Senter (R) will run unopposed until the November election, when the winner of Tony Gamble and Jim Vinall will run for the office.
Vinall feels that infrastructure, housing, and planning for the future are things that Vinall says would be keys in his administration.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Three men will vie for the chance to run to be the Mayor of Plymouth in the coming local election. Incumbent Republican Mark Senter will face the winner of Tony Gamble and Jim Vinall, who will square off for the Democratic Party spot for the office.
Gamble has run in what he calls an ‚Äúauthentic manner.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúI feel it is important that they (Plymouth citizens) know and understand me for the person that I am,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúI will not campaign with a big budget, but rather with hard work, and a big heart.‚ÄĚ
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Plymouth was competitive but took a pair of Northern Lakes Conference losses to Northridge and Goshen at home on Senior Night.
Northridge topped the pile with a 72-60 win over Goshen, while the Redskins split with an 85-47 win over the Pilgrims. Plymouth fared better in the Raiders match-up but still fell 74-58 in the rainy, windy and cold conditions Thursday.
One of the hot topics of discussion in the community the past few days is the closing of MPI. Knox Mayor Rick Chambers heard about the rumor and decided to take steps to ease people‚Äôs minds.
‚ÄúIn an effort to dispel rumors that I am going to close MPI, let me say this is completely false. The City of Knox is in the business of expanding industry, not closing it,‚ÄĚ Chambers said.
Betty Jean Kaminski
March 6, 1932 ‚ÄĒ¬†April 25, 2011
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Betty Jean Kaminski, 79, of Parkview Ave., Plymouth, formerly of Argos, died at 10:15 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2011 at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth, following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 6, 1932 in Bartow, Fla., to Jasper and Pansy (Dyson) Anderson and over to the Argos Community in 1955, coming from Dayton, Ohio.
She married Kenneth M. Kaminski March 6, 1952 in Henrietta, Texas. He preceded her in death Feb. 27, 2007. Betty was a housewife.