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This summer's Culver Kiwanis Club car raffle netted funds for several local non-profits as well as awarding a cash prize to one lucky local winner. Checks were distributed at last Thurdsday's weekly Kiwanis meeting, held at the Culver Public Library.
According to Dick Swennumson of the Club, a total of 1,260 raffle tickets were sold over the course of the summer, netting $21,690.
PLYMOUTH â In an emergency situation a fireman is known to be able to endure great hardship and trial to save lives. One Plymouth fireman is taking that a step â make that a jog â further.
Plymouth fireman John Pasley will be running the full course of this yearâs Blueberry Stomp. You likely wonât be able to recognize him by his face because you probably wonât be able to see it. In order to help Rileyâs Childrenâs Hospital, Pasley will run the full 9.3 miles in full fire gear -â including helmet and airpack.
PLYMOUTH â Plymouth native Morgan Uceny tripped on the last lap of the women's 1500 meter race in the Olympic finals today, to the dismay of a large group gathered in the Plymouth High School auditorium to watch the event live and cheer her on.
Erica McIntire and her 7-year-old daughter Mallory were among those present who expressed disappointment the unexpected turn of events.
"She's still a hero in our eyes, because just to make it (to the Olympics) is a huge accomplishment!" said McIntire.
PLYMOUTH â The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce Second Friday âSummer Fiestaâ Event is canceled for tonight. The PR/Tourism Committee felt in honor of Morgan Uceny running the Olympic 1500 meter Womenâs Finals Friday, the community should support by cheering her race on. She races in the final at an estimated time of 3:55 p.m. Friday live on NBColympics.com.
PLYMOUTHâGeorge Schricker, popular local singer, songwriter, musician, storyteller, will introduce his new band, âWild Rose Moonâ and freshly birthed CD, âPrecious Timeâ this Saturday. Music in the Park will break from the traditional Friday affairs and offer a leisurely Saturday night concert under the stars.
The album title was the perfect choice and a tribute to one of his favorite songwriters, John Prine, whoâs still going strong.
PLYMOUTH âÂ Writing, planning, dedication and fundraising are a few of the words to describe the task of putting together a special surprise at the Marshall County Historical Museum. Now, almost 10 years later, the hard work has paid off and is ready to be shown to the public eye. This Saturday, the museum is hosting the grand opening of the Boy Scout exhibit room.
âThe challenging parts were raising the funds for it and the renovations that took about 10 years to complete,â said Clarence Shively, the man behind the idea for this particular room.
PLYMOUTH â Plymouth Community School Corporation Superintendent Dan Tyree said Thursday that Morgan Uceny's final run in the London Olympics will be streamed live at Plymouth High School Friday afternoon. All fans are invited to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event. Park in the north parking lot and enter the main northern doors. Doors open at 3 p.m., the race begins at 3:55 p.m.
PLYMOUTH â Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger said Thursday that alcohol was not a factor in Sunday's boating accident that killed Roger R. Martin, 61, of Chicago.
The incident, which occurred in the early evening on Lake Latonka in Plymouth, is still under investigation. Martin fell from a ski boat as it was making a sharp turn and was run over by the boat. The boat was driven by a family member.
"Culver in Flames," a visual history of fires and firefighters of Culver's past, will take place Saturday, Aug. 25, starting at 10 a.m., at the Culver-Union Twp. fire station, 508 E. Lake Shore Drive.
The program is part of the August meeting of the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver, which at the event will also recognize the fire department -- which first incorporated here in 1903 -- for its more than 100 years of life-saving service to the community.
PLYMOUTH â Longtime Marshall County resident and former Argos Jr./Sr. High School home economics teacher Carol Schmidlapp celebrated her 80th birthday Tuesday among family and friends â while also jumping out of an airplane flying at 10,000 feet.
âItâs on my bucket list,â explained Schmidlapp at Plymouth Sky Sports, as staff helped her into a harness and parachute. âI went up on a power parachute for my 75th birthday, so I thought the next thing is to go up and get pushed out of an airplane.â