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August 14th, 2012

Argos’ Stults delivers lights-out pitching performance as Padres roll vs Braves

August 14, 2012

ATLANTA (AP) — San Diego manager Bud Black called Eric Stults’ performance classic pitching.
The Atlanta Braves called it frustrating.
Stults, and Argos native and standout at Bethel College, combined with two relievers on a five-hitter, Chase Headley homered and drove in two runs and the Padres beat Atlanta 4-1 on Monday night.
Stults (3-2) gave up five hits and one run in 7 2-3 innings — his longest start in three years. While with the Dodgers, Stults beat the Giants 8-0 on May 9, 2009, his last complete game.

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August 14, 2012

Boys tennis
Plymouth opens with loss at Kokomo
Plymouth’s boys tennis team opened its season with a 4-1 defeat on the road at Kokomo Monday.
The Pilgrims’ lone win came at 1 singles, where Gabe Vervynckt started off his senior season with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Craig Simon.
On the 1 singles court, meanwhile, Matt Flynn and Kendall Fosler extended Kokomo’s Andrew Schten and Joe Farkas to 13 games in both sets but fell in two tiebreakers, 7-5 and 7-1.
Plymouth’s next match is Thursday as the Pilgrims host Northern Lakes Conference foe Wawasee at 4:45 p.m.
At Kokomo

August 13th

Nearly 250 participate in Lake Max triathlon

August 13, 2012

CULVER, Ind. – A total of 246 people participated in the Lake Max Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 11. Jacob Bingham, 19, was the overall winner with a time of 52 minutes, 56.7 seconds for the course. Jennifer Zimmer, 35, was the overall women’s winner with a time of 1:05:16.2. That was good for 14th place overall.

The triathletes were tested by a course featuring a 400-meter swim in Lake Maxinkuckee, a 10-mile bike ride around the lake and a 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) run along the lake. There were 183 individual participants and another 63 involved with men’s, women’s and co-ed teams.

INDOT gives youth summer job experience

August 13, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Eighty-five young adults in Northwest Indiana had the opportunity this summer to do more than mow a lawn or babysit for some extra cash. They were part of a three-year-old program offered by a partnership between the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Department of Workforce Development, and the Department of Natural Resources to young people from economically-challenged families. The youth earned a little more than $11 per hour to do tasks similar to what a full-time INDOT employee would do in a typical day.

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.

After Olympics, Uceny moving on

August 13, 2012

So, what now for Morgan Uceny?
Well, back to work, that’s what.
The 2003 Plymouth High School graduate is a professional track athlete. Running races is the way she makes a living.
Regardless of what happened at the Olympics, she still has bills to pay. And track season is far from over.
“I’m not sure what races I am doing yet,” said Uceny in an e-mail Sunday afternoon. “I’m heading back to Lucca tomorrow and plan on racing out the season.”
Lucca is a city in Italy where Uceny’s European training base is located.

August 12th

Death notice 8-11-12

August 12, 2012

Linda L. Widman
Aug. 9, 2012
ROCHESTER — Linda L. Widman, 64, of Rochester died at 11:17 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at Woodlawn Hospital.
She is survived by two daughters, RaeAnn Lynn (Rodney) Reichard of Akron, Tamra Ann (Eliott) Goodman of Clearwater, Fla.; two sons, Raymond Leonard (Amy) Widman of Rochester and Thomas Charles Widman of Rochester; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2012 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Visitation is one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

Mary L. Hooker

August 12, 2012

Mary L. Hooker
Dec. 25, 1931-Aug. 9, 2012
ARGOS — Mary L. Hooker, 80, of Argos died Aug. 9, 2012 at 11:05 a.m. at Indiana University Health – Goshen Hospital following a short illness.
She was born Dec. 25, 1931 in Culver to Roy E. and Ethel L. (Stevenson) Overmyer. She lived all of her life in the Argos community.
Feb. 25, 1953 in Argos she married Richard “Dick” G. Hooker; he preceded her Dec. 9, 1996.
Mary worked for the Argos community school as the cafeteria director for 27 years, retiring in 2001.
Mary is a graduate of Argos High School class of 1950.

August 10th

Uceny tripped up in Olympic finals

August 11, 2012

Years from now, after all this running business is over, you have to hope Morgan Uceny will look back on her athletic career and understand what an amazing young lady she really was.
You have to hope she will remember the summer of 2012 as the time when she excited and united her hometown of Plymouth like few people have ever managed to do. You have to hope she will realize how she inspired youngsters and had hometown pride popping buttons off the seniors.
You have to hope.

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