June 11th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â The third annual P-Town Cruzân car show was a huge success Saturday, as 143 total cars were entered into the non-competitive event. And if the amount of pizza consumed is an indication of attendance, it was a successful draw as well.
Many attendees walked away with door prizes, including two 32-inch TVs. Car owners were automatically entered into a drawing to win one of the TVs, and spectators entered to win by visiting area businesses. The more businesses they visited, the more chances they had of winning.
GROVERTOWN â Just two weeks remain until Saylorâs End of the Trail summer rodeo event June 23. For a $10 admission fee, attendees can spend the evening admiring tricks and stunts such as bronco riding, cattle working events, barrel racing, and bull riding.
âWe have two rodeos a year,â explained co-owner Laura Saylor. âThis one is a rodeo with a twist, we call it. (Contestants) have to put a team together and there are six different events that they have to compete in. There has to be at least one girl on each team, and there can be no more than 10 teams.â
PLYMOUTH âÂ The city utilities department hit an unmarked gas line on Garro Street Monday around 11 a.m. while they were putting in a new sewer line in front of Hoffman's and the Plymouth Farmers Market area.
The Plymouth Fire Department responded to the scene, evacuating six nearby residents and standing by until NIPSCO was able to stabilize the situation. Plymouth Fire chief Rod Miller said that the gas line was accidentally hit while city personnel were digging a trench.
PLYMOUTH â Plymouth Post 27 started off the 2012 season on a winning note as the Diamond Spyders swept visiting Highland Post 180 in a doubleheader at Bill Nixon Field Saturday, 8-1 and 5-2.
Have you ever wanted to go to the Kentucky Derby or receive flight instruction? How about staying in a house in Vermont or a condo in Colorado? For those wanting to stay close to home, Culver merchants have graciously donated use of their services and facilities.
These are among the items up for bid at the Culver Boys & Girls Club annual fundraiser, âBuilding Brighter Futures,â Friday, June 15 at the Lay Dining Facility on the Culver Academies campus from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
The evening includes a silent auction with over 175 items, a delicious buffet dinner, and a premier live auction.
Bluefield, Va. â Plymouth native Chase Neidig will take over as head womenâs soccer coach at Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia, the college announced Thursday.
Neidig is a 2003 Grace Baptist High School graduate who owns the schoolâs all-time goals record with 93 and helped lead Grace to two Indiana Association of Christian Schools Division I state championships. He is a 2009 Grace College graduate with a double major in communications and journalism.
DONALDSON â A field of 140 participants from five different states converged upon Ancilla College and the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Ministry Center as the school held its fourth annual Tri Ancilla sprint triathlon Saturday, May 19.
Men and women ranging in age from 15 to 87 participated in a 500-yard swim, 11-mile bike ride, and a 3.1-mile run that toured the Donaldson-based campus and surrounding areas.
PLYMOUTH â Since 2010, Quickâs Lanes in Plymouth has offered free bowling for children every day during the summer months. John Reed of Quickâs Lanes said that 698 children have already signed up for this year.
âSome families may not be able to afford to take all the kids bowling, and itâs a fun, safe thing to do,â explained Reed. âThis is our way of giving back to the community for the 30-plus years theyâve supported us.â
ARGOS â Argos joined the ranks of other local communities Bourbon, North Liberty, and Walkerton Wednesday night when town council members voted to stop adding fluoride to the townâs water supply.
âThe council had been given information, both pro and con (on adding fluoride to public water) about a week before (the meeting),â said Nick Wood, Argos water superintendent Thursday. âLast night I officially took that to the board, to discontinue fluoridation of our town water here.â
FORT WAYNE â Both teams were close, but neither Culver Military Academy nor Triton advanced in a competitive Homestead Golf Regional at Orchard Ridge Thursday.
Warsaw won the championship with a dominant 308, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger finished runner-up with a 322, and Northridge finished one stroke back as the third team to advance to the state finals, while CMA carded a 327 four strokes out of state contention, and Triton recorded a 331 in sixth and ninth place respectively at the meet.