Archive - Oct 2012 - News Article
PLYMOUTH âÂ As swim season quickly approaches, a local committee is still hard at work trying to raise money for a new pool.
The pool at Plymouth High School was closed earlier this year due to age and disrepair, and the high school swim team is currently practicing at nearby Oregon-Davis High School. Leanne Senter, PHS swim coach, is part of the committee seeking to build a new pool. The goal is to fundraise for the entire cost.
âWe have decided to have a feasibility study professionally done, to give us some credibility,â said Senter.
PLYMOUTH â Those wishing to support the local breast cancer awareness group Ounce of Prevention need to make plans to be at Plymouth High Schoolâs varsity gym Tuesday night.
Not only will the Plymouth varsity volleyball team be donning all pink to show their support, but they are also playing some really good volleyball right now.
The match with Northern Lakes Conference foe Concord starts at 5:30 p.m. and the cost of admission for adults is $5.
When Fred Schmidt entered the West Lafayette, Indiana dental office Kingdon âKibâ Brady three years ago, it took three people to help him walk in the door. Afflicted by severe tremors in his arms, legs, and other muscles, Schmidt, retired from Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, had deteriorated steadily over the 14 years since heâd been diagnosed with Parkinsonâs.
There were shades of "A Miracle on 34th Street" at last week's Culver town council meeting, as Cafe Max owner Susie Mahler poured some 1,000 positive comment cards onto the council table, concerning the outdoor dining facilÂity she installed at her Main Street restaurant last spring. She noted she had the only three negative cards available for council review as well.
Culverâs town hall meeting room was nearly full for the Sept. 25 meeting, with many apparently there to support Mahler's initiative, about which the council had requested the public come to express opinions.
MARSHALL CO. â Details on a car chase last weekend were released Thursday.
An Elkhart man was jailed Saturday after evading police in two counties before officers apprehended and allegdly found drugs on him.
On Saturday Sept. 29 at approximately 12:16 a.m., Marshall County Police Officer Kerry Brouyette was patrolling on U.S. 31 north of Kenilworth Road when he observed a passenger car traveling at a high rate of speed.
PLYMOUTH - Immigration reform law can be a complicated issue even for those who specialize in it, and Plymouth schools are hoping to help take some of the confusion out of "Deferred Action" reform for local residents.
Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Plymouth High School will host a workshop on Deferred Action for local residents affected by the law. Immigration lawyer Thushanti Kamalakanph from Goshen will be on hand to speak on and answer questions about the law to those it affects.
Phend and Brown is beginning work on Plymouth city streets starting Monday. The following streets will be affected:
â˘ Center Street from Monroe to Jackson
â˘ Ewing Street from Michigan to Bayless
â˘ Madison Street from Eighth to the dead end
â˘ Monroe Street from Michigan to Magnetic Parkway
â˘ Garro Street from Fifth to Washington
â˘ Richter Road from Jefferson to Baker
These areas will be closed to traffic during work hours except for Madison Street which local traffic will be allowed to pass.
PLYMOUTH â This week is national banned book week, a celebration of reading organized by the American Library Association (ALA) among other organizations.
Plymouth Public Library young adult librarian Debbie Beck said that the library does not ban books.
âOur library doesnât ban books â but we also donât go to the other side and encourage people to read books that have been banned,â said Beck. âWe want people to come in and read books because they are interested in them, not because itâs controversial.â
PLYMOUTH â Beginning Thursday, a free soup kitchen will be open the first and third Thursdays of each month at New Song Community Church.
Organizer Sharon Miller said that the idea was born from a simple desire â to feed the hungry in the community.
PLYMOUTH - It was a celebration of literacy at Plymouthâs Lincoln Junior High on Tuesday night.
Special speakers and activities arranged by the Lincoln Language Arts staff - Paula Neidlinger, Sarah McKenzie, Chelsea Barmfeld, Katie Kappler and T.J. McNally - gave the assembled parents and students of Lincoln a look at the importance of the skills of communication in the modern world.
âThe skills weâre talking about today - communication skills - are the most important skills you can have for the jobs of the future,â said Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter one of the special speakers at the event.