Archive - Aug 2011 - News Article
LAPAZ ‚ÄĒ Loyal Habitat for Humanity volunteers spent several hours Saturday salvaging anything usable from a house that is slated for demolition.
The houses located at 11942 and 12010 1B Road in LaPaz are just two of the properties being cleared for the U.S. 31 project realigning U.S. 30 in Plymouth to the U.S. 20 bypass in South Bend.
Construction is underway and will probably continue through 2014. This project is a part of the larger Major Moves initiative to upgrade the route to freeway standards from Indianapolis to South Bend.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ¬†For more than a year, Jack Isom Construction, based in Reynolds, has been working rebuilding the 13th Road bridge over the Yellow River.
The original completion date of July 13 was extended three times by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), landing on a final date of August 9. Since the work is still not done, Isom Construction is currently being charged $5,000 in liquidated damages daily.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The one-to-one computer program at Plymouth‚Äôs Lincoln Junior High had a successful beginning a year ago, and along with all the lessons it taught it also pointed out something to administrators.
INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ What most eyewitnesses remember how is quickly the storm arrived.
It was Saturday just before 9 p.m., and a crowd of thousands was happily waiting for Sugarland to take the stage at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstands at the Indiana State Fair. Sara Bareilles, the opening act, had just finished and the main event, country music duo Sugarland, was set to take the stage at any moment. Although an official had made a brief announcement that they show may be interrupted by severe weather, attendees didn‚Äôt seem very concerned.
KNOX ‚ÄĒ The State Board of Accounts (SBOA) is questioning the Starke County Commissioners‚Äô decision to remove Linda Belork, an elected official, from her position as Starke County Treasurer, according to an article published by the Associated Press. The article says the SBOA wants commissioners to explain what authority they used to remove Belork from her position.
‚ÄúDeputy State Examiner Paul Joyce told The Associated Press while there are processes to remove elected officials from office, he's not sure commissioners used the proper one when they voted Thursday to remove Belork.‚ÄĚ
Historical groups and a local Eagle Scout candidate are hoping the community will step up to honor a local Potawatomi Indian chief who left his mark not only on the Culver-Lake Maxinkuckee area, but in the state of Kansas as well.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Stone Creek Homes, based in Nebraska, recently opened on Markley Drive in the former Shamrock Homes production plant.
Shamrock Homes went out of business in spring, but thanks to owner Pat Flynn's mentorship to a young man in the 70s, the plant is seeing activity again.
Dave Ferguson, co-owner of Stone Creek Homes and a 1970 Plymouth grad, remembers working with the Flynn family during his breaks from school in the 70s. It was Flynn that first offered Ferguson the chance to get into the industry.
Tony Sellers wants to get more area youngsters outside to play, and he‚Äôs interested in community feedback on how he and others can work together to make it happen.
Sellers, of Sellers Landscaping on State Road 110 near Culver (though the business has a Rochester address), addressed members of Culver‚Äôs Chamber of Commerce at the organization‚Äôs monthly meeting, held last Tuesday at Diva on South Main Street, about Come Alive Outside, a nationwide initiative among outdoor landscaping entities like his own.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The third section of construction work on Oak Road is about to begin.
Gary Fox, project engineer, recently released the news that Hoham Drive will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday.
‚ÄúAnybody that needs to travel on Hoham Drive to get to Oak Drive will not be able to get through,‚ÄĚ said Fox.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Cancer is a scary word with an even scarier impact on people‚Äôs lives.
Fighting cancer takes dedication ‚ÄĒ and that‚Äôs just what Becky Milliser has done: fought cancer alongside her loved ones.
The diagnosis of cancer to her mother and husband didn‚Äôt deter her; it only gave her strength and motivation by devoting her time and efforts to volunteer work with the American Cancer Society.
The Plymouth resident was recently honored with the dedication award at the Coaches vs. Cancer ‚ÄúNight of the Stars‚ÄĚ program in South Bend.