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August 13th

Culver Kiwanis raffle monies distributed

August 13, 2012

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 fireman willl make Blueberry run for kids

August 13, 2012

PLYMOUTH — 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 — make that a jog — further.
Plymouth fireman John Pasley will be running the full course of this year’s Blueberry Stomp. You likely won’t be able to recognize him by his face because you probably won’t be able to see it. In order to help Riley’s Children’s Hospital, Pasley will run the full 9.3 miles in full fire gear -— including helmet and airpack.

August 10th

Uceny trips on last lap

August 10, 2012

PLYMOUTH — 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.

Second Friday events canceled

August 10, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce Second Friday “Summer Fiesta” Event is canceled for tonight. The PR/Tourism Committee felt in honor of Morgan Uceny running the Olympic 1500 meter Women’s 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.

Encore's 'Music in the Park' is Saturday

August 10, 2012

PLYMOUTH—George Schricker, popular local singer, songwriter, musician, storyteller, will introduce his new band, ‘Wild Rose Moon’ and freshly birthed CD, ‘Precious Time’ 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, who’s still going strong.

Boy Scout room opening this weekend

August 10, 2012

PLYMOUTH — 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.
“The challenging parts were raising the funds for it and the renovations that took about 10 years to complete,” said Clarence Shively, the man behind the idea for this particular room.

August 9th

PHS will stream Morgan's race Friday

August 9, 2012

PLYMOUTH — 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.

Coroner rules on Sunday boating fatality

August 9, 2012

PLYMOUTH — 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.

History of Culver fires, firefighting Aug. 25

August 9, 2012

"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.

Argos woman works on 'bucket list'

August 9, 2012

PLYMOUTH — 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 — while also jumping out of an airplane flying at 10,000 feet.
“It’s on my bucket list,” explained Schmidlapp at Plymouth Sky Sports, as staff helped her into a harness and parachute. “I 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.”

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