Archive - Jul 2012 - News Article
Making the rounds in regional news and local social media of late has been discussion and concern over the presence of blue-green algae in nearby lakes, and whether the potentially harmful blooms could affect Lake Maxinkuckee waters.
According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, "blue-green algae blooms have the potential to cause health problems in humans and animals," including "rashes, skin and eye irritation, nausea, stomach aches, and tingling fingers and toes."
PLYMOUTHâThis Friday, Encoreâs Music in the Park features magic and laughter on the loose in the woods outside of Athens in Shakespeareâs most popular comedy. Puck leads two pairs of young lovers on a wild and merry chase in search of true romance. And it all takes place on the lawn at the Young Amphitheaterânot on stage but on the grass in the midst of the audience.
BREMEN â Although the Houin family has hosted tours before at their farm on Plymouth-Goshen Trail near Bremen â most recently the Indiana Farm Management Tour in June â the group of about 50 Australians who visited Monday was something new. Marvin and Diane Houin were contacted by Indiana Farm Bureau to be a stop on the Australianâs month-long tour of farms in the United States.
âWe are presenting basically what an Indiana farm looks like,â said Charlie Houin, Marvin and Dianeâs son. â(We will talk about) how to market corn in the U.S., and what kind of issues come up.â
PLYMOUTH â In a time when cities need all the money they can get, the Plymouth Common Council is considering abating (waiving) taxes for AK Industries LLC in Plymouth.
At Monday nightâs regular meeting, co-owner Butch Sabo and Derek Spier, Economic Development Specialist with the Marshall County Economic Development Commission, presented a request for tax abatement. The occasion was a formal public hearing which is required in such cases.
PLYMOUTH âÂ Steven Boyer will start the 2012-13 school year as Assistant Principal of Riverside Intermediate School in Plymouth.
Boyer joined the Plymouth Schools in 2006 as a Language Arts teacher at Lincoln Junior High. His appointment was approved unanimously by the Plymouth School board Tuesday by a vote of 4-0. Board member Todd Samuelson was absent from the meeting.
Boyer replaces Jeni Hirschy who accepted the position as Principal of Riverside Intermediate earlier this month.
CULVER â The Maxinkuckee Players will be presenting their latest show, âCrazy for Youâ this Friday at Culver Community High School. First-time director Lenore Jones said that this year, audiences can expect a high energy production full of dancing, humor, and romance.
Not only is the Evil Czech Brewery aimed at anything but a literal interpretation of its unusual name, once customers get a look at the elaborate micro-brewing operation just installed at the former Marmont Grille at Main and Davis Streets, they're likely to agree the brewery is facilitating something momentous in Culver.
PLYMOUTH â The Plymouth swim team is in need of a new pool since Plymouth High School's pool was closed earlier this year due to age and disrepair. Leanne Senter, PHS swim coach, is working with the Plymouth Aquatics Club to organize fundraisers for a new community pool. The first of these fundraisers, a "Splash Bash," will be held August 4 at the Plymouth Public Pool and the Young Amphitheater in Centennial Park. The day-long event kicks off at 9 a.m. with a kid's swim meet, open to any interested child.
PLYMOUTH â When it comes to fun with kids, "free" is a word that every parent can appreciate. This Saturday, the Plymouth Park Department and Coca-Cola are putting on a free family fun day at Young Amphitheater in Centennial Park. The day begins at 10 a.m. with balloon artist Art Heminger, a bounce house, face painting, cornhole, and more.
"It's a good, inexpensive way to spend time with family and have some fun," said Plymouth Park Department recreation director Scott Michel.
Jarrod Ellis,16, of Plymouth caught a very large and scary looking shark in Florida on Spring Break 2012. Submit your âBig Catchâ photos throughout June and July; photo contest winners will be notified Aug. 1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; or drop off your photos at 214 N. Michigan St., Plymouth; or mail to P.O. Box 220, Plymouth, IN 46563.