Archive - Jul 2012 - News Article
PLYMOUTH â€” Summertime winding down is also the time for the annual events of Alumni Week.
The week starts with a Plymouth Alumni Association day out Wednesday at the South Bend Silver Hawks. To reserve your tickets, call 574-952-4444 today.
Then comes the Ladies Big Red Open. This yearâ€™s 13th annual event at the Plymouth Country Club will be held Thursday, Aug. 2. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with a shot gun start at 9:30 a.m. The outing concludes with lunch and an awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m.
LAPAZ â€” It was just past 2 p.m. Monday when LaPaz resident Holly Richwalski spotted something amiss at her neighborâ€™s home at 215 W. 1st Road.
â€śI noticed billowing smoke coming out of the barn across the street,â€ť said Richwalski, adding that she immediately called 911.
A metal and wood pole barn had been on fire for an undetermined period of time and was completely engulfed when fire departments from LaPaz, Bremen, Plymouth, and St. Joseph county arrived on the scene.
PLYMOUTH â€” Jeremy Wegner, 34, of Elkhart, and Kimberly Danaher, 27, of Cassopolis, Mich., were injured early Sunday morning while they were traveling northbound on Michigan Road coming onto the overpass ramp for U.S. 31 North. Marshall County police reported that evidence at the scene showed that Wegner's 1980 Yamaha motorcycle went off the roadway and struck the face of the guardrail on the north side of the ramp. The motorcycle continued traveling against the guardrail face for a short distance and came to rest on the overpass in the middle of the ramp.
Jack Hartley, 2, shows off the certificate he received Thursday for completing the Plymouth Public Libraryâ€™s summer reading program. 83 children completed the program in the infant through preschool category.
PLYMOUTH â€” The first Friday in August is upon us this week, and for the last 22 years, that means that it is also time for the Art Thomas Big Red Open.
The annual event brings together hundreds of former Plymouth athletes, family members and friends for a day of golf at the Plymouth Country Club. The event will tee off at 11 a.m. this Friday, with lunch and dinner provided. Cost is $85 per person.
There is also a nine hole tournament option that tees off at 2:30 p.m. and does not include lunch. Cost for nine holes is $50.
ARGOS â€” Last week, 15-year-old Alexis Hicks, of Argos returned home from what is typically her favorite summertime activity â€” attending Camp Riley at Bradford Woods in Martinsville.
â€śShe goes every year, this is her seventh or eighth year,â€ť said her grandmother and caregiver, Mary Conley.
Hicks has cerebral palsy and as a result uses a wheelchair and has extremely limited mobility in her arms and legs. At camp, however, she was able to enjoy activities such as water skiing, climbing walls, swimming, piano playing, and making tie-dye items.
Maxinkuckee Players summer of 2012 musical "Crazy for You", a romantic comedy filled with Gershwin music, will be at the Culver Community High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The annual rummage sale at St. Michael Church basement sponsored by Marshall County Right to Life will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.
Fun at the park
PLYMOUTH â€” Two local bicycling enthusiasts were among the more than 1,000 competitors finishing a grueling 160-mile one-day ride Saturday.
Plymouthâ€™s Tony Lenne and Bill Langdon began the RAIN (Ride Across Indiana) ride starting in Terre Haute finishing in Richmond. The annual event is sponsored by the Bloomington Bicycle Club.
This was Lenneâ€™s second attempt to complete the ride. Last year he reached the 120 mile-mark before dropping out for what he now believes was dehydration.
â€śI signed up again after my younger brother challenged me,â€ť he said.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Marshall County Health Department hosted a public meeting Tuesday evening to answer questions county residents might have on the statewide ban on smoking in public places and places of employment, which has been in effect since July 1. The meeting was held in the Marshall County Building and those interested were invited to ask questions of a panel that included Sandy Read, Marshall County Health Educator; Rachelle Back, Indiana State Department of Health representative, and Javier Arroyo, excise officer.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Kelly Arce and Kim Richey, both of Plymouth and friends of the Uceny family, are organizing another event to support Plymouth native Morgan Uceny during her quest for gold at the Olympic Games. Arce, a teacher at Jefferson Elementary School, will be present at Plymouth Community School Corporation's student registration days August 1 and 2 at Plymouth High School to help students sign 1500 stars. The stars, which will be cut from construction paper, represent Morgan's event â€” the 1500 meter run.