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February 9th

Group wants soccer complex east of Plymouth

February 9, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Build it and they will come, isn’t the problem for the Plymouth Youth Soccer programs.
The fact is “they” are already here — hundreds of young kids ready to play. The league now wants to provide them a set of new fields to play on. Duane Culp and Curt Feece – representing the Plymouth Youth Soccer and Travel Soccer leagues came before the Marshall County Commissioners to outline the groups’ plans to put together a soccer field complex on the east side of Plymouth.

February 8th

Chinese acrobats to visit Culver Feb. 22

February 9, 2011

Culver Academies' Huffinton Concert Series will continue on Tuesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. with the Cirque Shanghai Bai Xi acrobatic troupe; onstage at Eppley Auditorium on the Academies campus.

Park continues input process for five-year plan

February 8, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Park Department continued its idea phase in preparation of its new five-year plan.
A public meeting was held after the Department's normal monthly board meeting Monday evening and the board heard from several citizens with ideas for the plan. Tony Gamble came forward with a project that has been on his mind for several years.

And the winners are... Garcia and Thompson

February 8, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The third annual Dancing with the Stars extravaganza was held Saturday night at the Swan Lake Resort, netting more than $68,000 for a local organization.
The event is a major fundraiser for the Marshall County Neighbor-hood Center and the Five-Star program at Lincoln Junior High in Plymouth.
One of the organizers and Neighborhood Center Board President, Chad Barden, opened the program with the announcement that they had pledges of $55,000.
The public could vote for their favorite dance couples at $20 per vote prior to the event.

PHS Homecoming royalty

February 8, 2011

King and Queen of Plymouth High School’s basketball homecoming were crowned Friday night. The students chose Damon Howe and Jordin Cook as their royalty.

2011 Culver Lake Fest in the works, will 'honor our heroes'

February 8, 2011

The Culver Lake Fest committee encourages residents to think…summer! Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 15 through 17, the 28th annual “Culver Lake Fest” will “Honor Our Heroes.”
Mike Overmyer, Lake Fest Committee President, said, “We are very excited about this year’s theme, and we want to pay tribute to the heroes that live and have worked in our community and just say thanks for their service to our country.”

February 7th

Monopoly Tournament Feb. 11 at PPL

February 7, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Public Library is hosting a Monopoly Tournament Friday, Feb. 11 for students in grades sixth through twelfth. There is no cost to attend. Prizes will be awarded and pizza, pop and snacks will be served. Register before Thursday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. in person at 201 N. Center St. or online at
The schedule is as follows:
10:15 to 10:45 — Sign in. (You must sign in by 10:45 a.m. to play.)
10:45 to 11:00 — Table assignments and rules explained
11:00 to 12:30 — Semi-finals
12:30 to 1 — Eat and tabulate scores

February 5th

Culver library looks at labor costs

February 6, 2011

An in-depth look at the Culver-Union Township Public Library’s finances took center stage at the library board’s first meeting of 2011 last month.
The meeting began with the introduction of newest board member Joan Bess, recently appointed by Culver’s Town Council.
Board Treasurer Alfred Nyby, from a handout he distributed to board members and projected onto a screen, presented a report focusing on trends in library spending and receipts past, present, and future.

February 4th

Eleanor Boys Blank, former publisher, president of The Pilot Co., dies at 98

February 4, 2011

Eleanor Boys Blank led a full life, most of which was devoted to helping others. This she learned from her father and mother.
Eleanor died peacefully in her sleep Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 in Jarales, New Mexico at the home of Richard and Wendy Cordova, who were her caregivers.
Family life
Eleanor Cornell Boys Blank was born in Plymouth to Samuel Evan and Florence Riddick Boys June 18, 1912.  She was the fourth of five children. She graduated from Plymouth High School and Indiana University, Bloomington. While at IU she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority.

Bourbon loses officer, friend

February 4, 2011

BOURBON — The Bourbon Police Department, Town of Bourbon and the community lost one of its most memorable leaders and friends Friday morning.
Bourbon Assistant Police Chief and town council member Gary Collins, 49, was found unresponsive at his home at approximately 5 a.m. Friday morning. He was rushed to Kosciusko Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead from natural causes, of an apparent heart attack.
It was reported that after working a 3 to 11 p.m. shift the evening prior, Collins had returned home and went about his normal routine.

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