Archive - May 2011 - News Article
Shanelle Burns, of Argos, was determined to be at the taping of Oprah's last show on May 24. She entered for free tickets on oprah.com a month before the event, and anxiously waited to see if she would get in. Unfortunately, when the website emailed her the Saturday before the event saying that she had two tickets, Burns didn't see the email until Mondayâ€”past the deadline to respond and claim the tickets. Not about to give up, Burns quickly responded, explaining why she wanted to go to the showâ€”and why she wanted her friend and previous co-worker, Mary Kunkle, of Plymouth, to go with her.
DONALDSON - The images of devastation in the nations mid section have become an almost nightly horror during this spring.
Joe Yonto - head baseball coach at Ancilla College - had a chance to see them first hand over the past week. Struck by the tragedy in Alabama, Yonto and the Charger baseball team spent the last week of their season raising supplies for those hurt by the killer storms that have been ripping through the section of the country.
PLYMOUTH - Word of mouth can be a powerful tool - especially to get power tools in high school students hands.
For the 33rd year students of the Plymouth Building Trades class will unveil their newly built home on Ohio Street in Plymouth and put it up for sale beginning with their Open House on June 4 from 1 p.m to 4 p.m.
Three years ago 12 students built the home, last year the number taking the class doubled. This year, instructor P.T. McKinnis actually had to turn applicants for the course away.
The community is invited to an open house to view The Culver Academies Museum & Gift Shop's new working model train layout Tuesday, May 31, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Present will be Academies senior Lawrence Dann-Fenwick, a Lake Forest, Ill. native, four year senior, and the current Unit Commander of Troop B, began work on the layout last November as part of his senior service project at the school.
The 4.5 by 6 foot layout is a tribute to that used by the student train club for nearly 40 years, located under the school's dining
Police arrived at approximately 7:45 a.m. Wednesday. More information to follow with police report.
LAKEVILLE â€” Guess whoâ€™s coming to dinner?
Every Sunday, the 35 (to be 36 in June) members of Dale and Betty (Peregrine) Coxâ€™s family come to supper at their home on Walnut Hill Drive in Lakeville.
Itâ€™s a tradition that promises to continue. Someone has a birthday every month so there is generally a cake and a party. Everybody brings a dish so it isnâ€™t so much work for Betty. Actually â€” work for Dale. He loves to cook. He has a bunch of favorite recipes and he cooks for friends too. One Thanksgiving. he prepared 38 turkeys for friends.
PLYMOUTH â€” This yearâ€™s Yellow River Festival will feature a special guest: Johnny Appleseed.
Playing the mythical pioneer is Steve McPhail, who entertains and educates as Johnny Appleseed throughout the region. At the festival, people can expect to see the colorful character in full costume, which McPhail points out does not include a tin pot on his head.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth's Board of Public Works and Safety will consider Internet possibilities for the city.
Space on both city water towers and the Plymouth Fire Department tower were opened to companies to provide proposals for use.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman reported that Fourway Computer Products, D.C. Tech, Frontier Communications.com and Northern Indiana Tech Inc. were provided with specifications and invitations to bid on the space.
Fourway and D.C. Tech Solutions provided proposals for the space to the board.
PLYMOUTH â€” While ordinances presented to the Plymouth Common Council on first reading don't bring much discussion, city employees will be happy to know that the council did make a few comments on this year's salary ordinance.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman presented the ordinance to the council and said that it did include a maximum 3 percent raise for city employees. If approved, it would be the first raise for city workers since 2009.
PLYMOUTH â€” Riverside Intermediate School teacher Tara Sharp has learned over her 15 years of teaching that the best way to keep students engaged is by showing how math relates to the real world.
This year, Sharp challenged her 16 advanced math students, whom she divided into two groups, to build dog houses. Sharp said she developed the project plans three years ago and included them into the program for the first time last year. She said this year the project is being done on a much larger scale.