Archive - Jun 2011 - News Article
While many in Culver may have noticed extensive remodeling to the faĂ§ade of the new 115 Grill on east Jefferson Street downtown, thereâs been a not-so-noticeable change in the business and its sister restaurant, the nearby Yacht Club, which recently opened on the second floor of the Culver Cove resort.
According to John Zehner, developer of both projects over the past several months, the Yacht Club will depart from the Cove and join its operation with 115 Grill (which is located, appropriately enough, at 115 East Jefferson Street), with both entities combining under the Yacht Club banner.
PLYMOUTH â The Bremen Firemenâs Festival has been a traditional event in the area since its inception in 1950 that is anticipated by people of all ages.
Firefighters and other volunteers from the community work to ensure that the thousands of annual attendees have much to choose from: Food, music, games, rides, a parade, a waterball competition, fireworks, and more.
PLYMOUTH â As the nation prepares to celebrate another fourth of July Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter wants citizenâs of Plymouth to remember the cityâs fireworks ordinance and be mindful of safety.
âGenerally speaking we donât have a problem with people violating the ordinance,â said Senter. âWe just feel itâs good from time to time to remind everyone of the stipulations.â
The cityâs ordinance regarding fireworks states that:
-Consumer fireworks shall not be purchased by persons less than 18 years of age.
BOURBON â On the morning of April 25, 2011, a man who identified himself as Mike Johnson walked into First Step daycare in Bourbon and began questioning director Becky Wampler, who was taking care of her invalid father, about the facility.
The man said that he had a 2-year-old daughter and he was looking for a daycare for her. Wampler said that although he claimed to have a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, he appeared to be too old to have children that age. After looking into all the rooms, the man sat down on the couch.
âHe said, âIs this all the children you have?ââ said Wampler.
PLYMOUTH â The Plymouth Police Depart-ment is still looking for a replacement for Officer Trent Shively, who announced his resignation last month.
Police chief Jim Cox announced at the board of public works and safety meeting Monday that the department had recently completed background checks on the three candidates they have for the position. It was found that one of the candidates had been involved in an underage drinking party in the past, and that when dealing with the Plymouth police, had became belligerent.
PLYMOUTH â During a regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday night, the Plymouth School Board officially appointed Jeffery Houin to the position of Corporation Attorney.
Houin is originally from Plymouth and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1996. He competed on the Plymouth Speech Team all except his junior year, when he attended Wentzinger Gymnasium in Freiburg, Germany as a recipient of the Congress-Bundestag student exchange scholarship.
A captivating -- and at times side-splitting -- performance by renowned Indiana University-based a capella group Straight No Chaser provided what attendees doubtless found the perfect end to a perfect evening, at the Culver Boys & Girls Club's annual auction and banquet.
Running through several comedy-laced musical numbers, the group even brought Dianne Osborn, one of the principle organizers of the event, to the stage to croon their rendition of "My Girl" to her, earning appreciative laughs and cheers from the crowd.
KNOX â The Indiana Wing of Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the official auxiliary of the Air Force, demonstrated their skills on a simulated mission at Starke county airport Friday. A crew of three CAP members and two media representatives boarded an 8-seat Australian bush plane late Friday afternoon after waiting several hours for weather conditions to stabilize.
âThe goal today is to photograph the Kankuckee River, looking for infrastructure such as railroad crossings or bridges,â said Lt. Lindsay Shipps. âMost of (CAP's) missions do have to do with aerial photography.â
ARGOS â Argos High School was named one of 12 high schools around the state to receive the Indiana Graduation Rate Performance incentive. The program was first created in 2009.
PLYMOUTH â More than 60 motorcycle enthusiasts were grateful for the picture perfect weather on Saturday afternoon as they began the county-wide ride for United Way.
This yearâs ride marked the 10th annual ride that was first dreamed up by organizer Cindy Rash.
Proceeds for the past two years have been earmarked for the Heminger House. Heminger House is a shelter for abused women and children.