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October 13th, 2010
PLYMOUTH â Sheâs been an extra âmomâ for a lot of young Plymouth Rockies over the years and now sheâs in a battle all her own.
Shelly McKee â whose husband Joe is a longtime coach in the Marshall County Junior Football League â felt pressure in her stomach while running on a treadmill one day during the summer. A few weeks later, a visit to the doctor for a sinus infection lead to the discovery of stage two ovarian cancer.
By Rusty Nixon
PLYMOUTH â City firefighters had a busy day Tuesday responding to two house fires before many in the city had finished their second cup of coffee.
Firefighters responded to their first fire of the day around 3:18 a.m. at 420 Miner St. in Plymouth. They were at the site for around two hours in the early morning with no injuries reported.
There were 13 teams in this yearâs fundraiser scavenger hunt. The winning team was âFD Bagsâ with a time of 1 hour and 24 minutes. Their prize is a prime rib dinner for eight, catered by Hoosier Catering. The second place team, âFab 5â came in nine minutes later. All that participated in the event are eligible for a $500 prize that was drawn after all teams returned. Team âDr Josie and the Pussycatsâ knocked down toy soldiers with water pistols at the West School Well. Their clues: âSunset;â âThis band sang of âLighting Fires'" and âYou better use this to put those fires out.â
ERIE, PA â The one key element for cancer patients is hope. Plymouth High School grad Mark Neidig is working hard to give patients that hope.
As head of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation his organization is providing hope for a less damaging treatment for all kinds of cancer. The revolutionary non-invasive radio wave machine â invented by the groupâs founder John Kanzius â is offering hope to many for a better and more effective way to treat the disease.
PLYMOUTH âThe Plymouth Common Coun-cil passed the 2011 budget Ordinance on second and third readings with a 4-0 vote Monday.
The Council also voted to allow the transfer of $185,000 from the general fund to the rainy day fund.
According to Mayor Mark Senter, there was approximately $4.1 million in the rainy day fund before the transfer.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman said the city is in a very enviable position by having the funds to transfer. Council member Mark Neidig said, âThis is an extremely rare occasion with what is going on in the country.â
PLYMOUTH â An on-the-job injury in 2009 to a full-time firefighter/paramedic for the City of Plymouth led to the termination of Crystal Garza during the Board of Public Works meeting Monday night. The injury led to stringent lifting restrictions for Garza that leaves her incapable of fulfilling the required job duties.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman and Fire Chief Andy Metsker presented the board with findings of fact in the recommendation for terminating Garza from the department.
PLYMOUTH â It wouldnât make Eric Wakeland upset if the next tire he carried over the wall was headed for his tractor.
The NASCAR veteran who currently performs that task for the crew of David Gilliland feels hometown life and the family farm calling him.
âIâm going to be 41 in November I really donât want to be carrying tires over the wall all that much longer if I donât have to,â he said.
PLYMOUTH â The last in this yearâs series of Second Friday events in downtown Plymouth featured the band Kickbush with their high-energy arrangements.
Band members include Paul Duda (bass); Brad Ebert (drums). Matt Record (vo-cals/guitar) and Andy Mad-den (lead guitar.)
Sponsoring the Oct. 9 event was Tim Martin Buick Pontiac GMC. Although the dealership is not located in the downtown, Tim Martin, as other businesses have this year, sponsored the event to encourage area residents to shop locally.
PLYMOUTH â Plymouth High School welcomed marching bands from 15 high schools on Saturday in the 12th annual Harvest Festival of Bands.
The bands began performing at 5 p.m. and the last performance ended near 9:30 p.m.
First place in Class A went to Elkhart Central with 75.05 points and closely following was the second place winner, Warsaw, with 71.50 points. Third place Chesterton had 70.90 points.
Bands are judged on music performance, visual performance and general effect by a panel of six judges who are watching for specific techniques.
A successful dinner and music fundraiser was held Sept. 18 for the Plymouth Community Youth Orchestra, hosted and sponsored by Jim Vinall, owner of City Center (Opieâs Deli, The Office, and The Alley), and the wait staff was provided by Brian and Lori VanDuyne, owners of Ferbaughâs Jewelery Store. Members of the youth orchestra played music out front of Opieâs and on the back patio for the dinner patrons to enjoy.