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January 9th, 2012
BOURBON â€” Zak Hoffer, of Bourbon, is a fairly average 21-year-old. A fan of classic rock music, he enjoys playing his guitar, spending time with his family, and bowling. But what's not so average is Zak's past. When Zak was 10 years old, he was hit by a car while out riding his bike, landing him in the hospital for three months and causing permanent brain injuries.
"We didn't think that he would have a future," said Zak's mother, Patty Hoffer-Steele. "When we left the hospital the psychologist told us he would never have a normal conversation again."
PLYMOUTH â€” The annual Bridal Fair sponsored by Treatâ€™s Bridal Shoppe and Squire Shop is this Saturday at Christosâ€™ Banquet Center in Plymouth.
â€śWe have a lot of newness in our vendors (this year),â€ť said Gary Treat, owner. â€śThere are a lot of new (trends) in bridal styles, and we will show those, as well as some prom styles.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” This winter, try your hand at whipping up some proscuitto-wrapped asparagus or roasted salmon in one of Fitness Forumâ€™s new cooking classes at the LifePlex. Held once a month beginning in January, these classes focus on creating delicious food that is also healthy. Chef Brad Hindsley, of Spire Catering and Event Planning in LaPorte, will join forces with Phyllis Wille, owner of the New Kitchen Store in Walkerton, to demonstrate easy skills that will help class participants create their own gourmet masterpieces.
PLYMOUTH â€” The first baby to be born this year at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth was Peyton Burdick, who was born at 10:21 a.m. New Yearâ€™s Day.
She weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces. Her parents, Christine and Jeff Burdick of Walkerton, said that Peyton was originally due on Christmas Eve.
At the time, they didnâ€™t put much thought into Peyton being the first baby of the new year.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was difficult to find a dry eye in the packed gymnasium of the Plymouth National Guard Armory Wednesday afternoon, as local soldiers from Plymouth and New Albany prepared for their departure to Afghanistan.
The men and women stood with their loved ones, unified by a common goal but not quite willing to leave their familiesâ€™ sides just yet.
It was a â€śbittersweet momentâ€ť as State Representative Nancy Dembowski said, addressing the crowd gathered. She bowed out of a mandatory meeting of the Indiana House of Representatives to be at the ceremony in Plymouth Wednesday.
While many have enjoyed this unseasonably warm -- and relatively snowless -- winter, some area groups will be forgiven if their fingers are crossed for temperatures to drop throughout the month of January.
That's because Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee will play host to a national-scale ice fishing tournament the weekend of Jan. 27 through 29, expected to bring more than 100 teams, and plenty of winter fun for those not interested in ice fishing as well, including a kids' snowman building contest and ice skating camp.
This week's video was taken at the Plymouth National Guard Armory, as Indiana troops were deployed to Afghanistan. Find it under the video feeds section of the hompage, or on our Facebook page.
â€˘ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in the Hall, located at 901 E. Jefferson St. in Plymouth. To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information.
FRIDAY, JAN. 6
â€˘Â Join Jackie of Mud hut Ceramics and paint a cute, seasonal snowman at Miller's Senior Living Community at 2 p.m. Cost is $6 and includes all materials. Reservations required. RSVP by Thursday, Jan. 4 by calling 574-936-9801 and ask for Anna Corbett or Cindy Flagg.
To see this week's Photo of the Week, go to that section under Entertainment. Don't forget to submit your photos too!
PLYMOUTH â€” With less than 30 percent of registered voters casting a ballot in the recent municipal election, the Marshall County Election Board has reconsidered the 23 voting locations currently established in the county.
Election board president Steve Harper and vice president Roger Wise visited the county commissioners meeting Tuesday morning to propose a plan to condense voting locations to only 16 for 2012.
â€śWe are really excited to put this (system) in place for the primary (election), because we know fall will be a large election,â€ť said Harper.