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PLYMOUTH â Drivers passing through downtown recently may have noticed an odd landmark in front of Kingâs Jewelry.
The giant gold-colored rock, dubbed âThe Rock of Goldâ is a tradition from years past recently reinstated.
âIt was very popular back in the 60s and 70s,â said Becky Glaub-Gibbs, of the Chamber of Commerce.
PLYMOUTH â Meeting those youâve looked up to as youâve gone through your life can be a daunting thing in the best of times. It can be even more so if heâs your commanding officer.
The latest member of Plymouth Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame â Major William Lee Jr. â had a rather unique experience meeting his idol. He shared the story with those in attendance at Fridayâs banquet to honor him and all Plymouth Alumni at Plymouth High School.
Janet Kline, left, prepares to try out an offering from the Corndance Cafe, represented here by Matt Artist, right, at the annual Taste of Culver festival Saturday. Sponsored by Culver's Chamber of Commerce, the event once again drew hundreds to the downtown area as the Caribbean-flavored sound of Kent Arnsbarger's steel drums mingled in the air with the enticing smells of a host of the area's popular restaurants and eateries.
PLYMOUTH â City council members voted this week to enter into an agreement with DC Tech Solutions, LLC, a Plymouth company.
DC Tech will provide high-speed Internet service to city departments in exchange for being allowed to place its equipment on Plymouthâs two water towers and on top of the fire department. In addition, DC Tech will supply free wireless Internet service to the downtown area, a $5,000 value.
âThere arenât many towns our size offering free wireless downtown,â said councilman Mark Neidig during the meeting. âFor tourism, and for downtown residents, itâs a good asset.â
PLYMOUTH â If you are a golfer with some skills, you could be driving a new car home courtesy of the areaâs Youth For Christ ministry.
YFC will hold its annual golf outing fundraiser at the Plymouth Country Club Thursday, June 23 â and thanks to some help from local businesses, two lucky golfers could have a new ride home.
âSomebody is definitely going to be driving a car home courtesy of the Auto Park,â said Bob Beck, leader of YFC. âAuto Park will give away a car for the golfer that is closest to the pin. Oliver Ford will be giving away a truck for a golfer who hits a hole-in-one.â
PLYMOUTH âEleven-year-old Destiny Cartwrightâs house was a hub of excitement Wednesday afternoon, as family and friends waited anxiously to witness the completion of a project close to their hearts.
At 2 p.m., Destiny would be able to see her new bedroom, built by the Plymouth Kiwanis and decorated by the Make-A-Wish foundation.
âThis was her first wish, to have this done,â said local Make-A-Wish volunteer Lori Parrish, of Argos.
If Lake Maxinkuckee looks especially picturesque this weekend due to a swath of graceful sails on its waters, that's because Culver is hosting the 2011 C Scow National Championship Regatta from June 17 through 19. And one of the people behind the event, Culver's own Ed Furry, says that's good news for the whole community -- and he hopes the whole community will take part in the festivities.
"We'll probably have 60 or 70 boats, each with a two or three-person crew," he says. "We'll be bringing a few hundred people to Culver to support the restaurants and businesses."
PLYMOUTH â Plans, dollars, donations... theyâre all falling into place for the all-night Marshall County Relay for Life event Saturday, June 18 in Centennial Park.
The first official lap â and one of the most moving â is the âSurvivor Lapâ at 4 p.m., an earlier start this year following opening ceremonies. The âParade of Teamsâ recognizing all of their efforts will follow.
The event concludes with closing ceremonies at 6 a.m. Sunday morning.
But you donât have to put on any miles to help out.
Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin met with the county council Monday morning to discuss the lack of funding for 911 dispatch services in Marshall County. Chamberlin explained that with the rise in popularity of cell phones, many households in the county are discontinuing their landline phone serviceâresulting in a sharp decline of revenue going to the 911 dispatch center.
As the years have rolled in, not many local businesspeople continue to be familiar faces in Culver from 25-plus years back, but Ruth Mackie's is just such a familiar face, though after almost three decades as a staple of Culver's downtown business community, she's preparing to bid the Collectors antique store and the Bear End farewell, after this summer.