January 5th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” It was difficult to find a dry eye in the packed gymnasium of the Plymouth National Guard Armory Wednesday afternoon, as local soldiers from Plymouth and New Albany prepared for their departure to Afghanistan.
The men and women stood with their loved ones, unified by a common goal but not quite willing to leave their familiesâ€™ sides just yet.
It was a â€śbittersweet momentâ€ť as State Representative Nancy Dembowski said, addressing the crowd gathered. She bowed out of a mandatory meeting of the Indiana House of Representatives to be at the ceremony in Plymouth Wednesday.
While many have enjoyed this unseasonably warm -- and relatively snowless -- winter, some area groups will be forgiven if their fingers are crossed for temperatures to drop throughout the month of January.
That's because Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee will play host to a national-scale ice fishing tournament the weekend of Jan. 27 through 29, expected to bring more than 100 teams, and plenty of winter fun for those not interested in ice fishing as well, including a kids' snowman building contest and ice skating camp.
HAMLET â€” With senior Katie Schwenk out of the lineup at church camp, Oregon-Davis junior reserve Lincy Jones turned a corner filling her shoes at the Hanover Central Tournament last week.
And while the Lady Bobcats may have fallen short at that tourneyâ€™s championship, Schwenkâ€™s absence at Hanover Central may have paid dividends for OD against its Sectional 51 rivals Wednesday.
NEW CARLISLE â€” Winning on the road is always good. When itâ€™s a sectional opponent at the site of the sectional, itâ€™s even better.Â
In a possible Class 3A Sectional 19 preview, the Plymouth Lady Pilgrims pulled away in the second half to get the victory at New Prairie, 48-38.
Plymouth found offensive production that it hadnâ€™t seen in the season so far as it snapped a three-game skid.Â The Lady Pilgrims had three players in double digits, led by juniors Amber Redinger and Lauren Tanner with 14 points each, followed closely by freshman Haley Harrell with 10.
This week's video was taken at the Plymouth National Guard Armory, as Indiana troops were deployed to Afghanistan. Find it under the video feeds section of the hompage, or on our Facebook page.
â€˘ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in the Hall, located at 901 E. Jefferson St. in Plymouth. To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information.
FRIDAY, JAN. 6
â€˘Â Join Jackie of Mud hut Ceramics and paint a cute, seasonal snowman at Miller's Senior Living Community at 2 p.m. Cost is $6 and includes all materials. Reservations required. RSVP by Thursday, Jan. 4 by calling 574-936-9801 and ask for Anna Corbett or Cindy Flagg.
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PLYMOUTH â€” With less than 30 percent of registered voters casting a ballot in the recent municipal election, the Marshall County Election Board has reconsidered the 23 voting locations currently established in the county.
Election board president Steve Harper and vice president Roger Wise visited the county commissioners meeting Tuesday morning to propose a plan to condense voting locations to only 16 for 2012.
â€śWe are really excited to put this (system) in place for the primary (election), because we know fall will be a large election,â€ť said Harper.
PLYMOUTH â€” City attorney Nelson Chipman resigned Tuesday, after working for the city of Plymouth for the last four years.
His resignation will come into effect at the close of business Feb. 29. Chipman said that the decision to leave his position was difficult, but he felt that the time was right as the city is in a solid financial and managerial position.
Mayor Mark Senter said that a search for the new city attorney has already begun.
BREMEN â€” Coming off a two-week holiday layover, the Lions got off to a bit of a slow start Tuesday.
Once they shook off the rust, however, they took over.
After surrendering a 4-0 game-opening run by visiting Bethany Christian, Bremen locked in to hold the Bruins scoreless from the field for more than six minutes, grabbing a 10-point, 15-5 lead in the process. Bethany responded with a run of its own in the second quarter, but the Lions answered back and never trailed after the 2:30 mark of the first in a 59-45 win at home.