August 30th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Giving blood is always a good idea. But for Plymouth High School students, teachers, and staff, the blood drive held Wednesday at the school was also a chance to support one of their own.
â€śThe varsity club sponsors the fall blood drive each year,â€ť said PHS teacher Laura Kruyer, who organized the drive. â€śThis year, we decided to have it in honor of Hope (Banghart, a PHS sophomore recently diagnosed with leukemia).â€ť
Donors signed a large banner that reads, â€śGet Well Soon, Hope! Your Family at PHS.â€ť
PLYMOUTH Ââ€” Centennial Park was a buzz Wednesday in anticipation of this weekendâ€™s Blueberry Festival.
Tents were going up, vendors were bringing their wares in and parks department employees were hard at work.
Larry Faulstich, vice president of the festivalâ€™s board, anticipated crowds of around 300,000 people to file in and out of the park over the four-day event.
â€śWe have something for everyone,â€ť said Faulstich.
From softball and volleyball tournaments to BMX shows and even arm wrestling, Faulstich feels like the festival lives up to its goal.
Culver and Plymouth fire departments responded to a house fire at 18036 16th Road in Culver Weds. afternoon which left little for homeowner Mike Fitterling to reclaim.
Culver trucks left shortly after noon in response to a 911 call. According to a neighbor, a motor home situated in a car port several feet from the back of the house had ignited, and flames quickly spread to the house's wood shingles and made their way up the structure. The Plymouth department arrived shortly to assist, bringing a tanker to relieve Culver's depleted water supply.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Fire Department is ready for the Blueberry Festival.
Fire chief Rod Miller said Monday that for the first time, the city has approved extra personnel to be on staff during festival weekend.
â€śThe city has allowed us to run a staff of 10 people through the weekend,â€ť said Miller, adding that on a usual weekend four employees are on staff.
â€śPreparedness is our best defense, just simply because of the number of people that come to this town,â€ť said Miller. â€śThe more we can do, the better it is for the citizens of Plymouth, and guests to the town.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Day two of budget hearings for the Marshall County Council mirrored day one with most county department heads keeping their requests in order with Council wishes Tuesday.
Prosecutor Dave Holmes presented a budget to the Council asking for reclassification of several secretarial positions to â€śCaseworkerâ€ť. Holmes explained to the council that the duties of the employees involved specific training and took them outside of the normal functions of secretaries.
PLYMOUTH â€” A local businessesâ€™ growth will mean another tenant for Plymouthâ€™s TechFarm on the cityâ€™s west side.
During the meeting of Plymouthâ€™s Board of Public Works and Safety, an agreement to waive proceeds of land sales was approved.
Dave Miller from VanVactor Farms, the owner of the land that makes up TechFarm, and Jennifer Laurent, executive director of the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation gave a presentation to the board.
PLYMOUTH â€” A wise man once said â€śA win is a win is a win,â€ť and Plymouthâ€™s Rockies are in agreement with that sentiment.
â€śItâ€™s been a tough time for a lot of us...(Principal) Jim Condon and (Athletic Director) Roy Benge and lots of other people that have supported our program and the things we do,â€ť said Plymouth Head Coach John Barron. â€śWinning does help a lot of things â€” the biggest of which we had a great summer, weâ€™ve told our kids that their hard work will pay off and this helps them believe what we were saying. As a coach you really want to see your kids rewarded for hard work.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth narrowly escaped Bremenâ€™s offensive pressure in the first half to enter the break with a 0-0 stalemate.
After some halftime adjustments, the Rockies finally ran out of room when the Lions found the back of the net in the 50th minute, eventually handing their hosts a 2-0 defeat on the road at Kindt Field Tuesday.
Plymouth blanks Rochester
Plymouth handed visiting Rochester a 5-0 defeat Tuesday at Centennial Park.
The Pilgrims surrendered just three games while winning straight sets at 1 and 3 singles and on both doubles courts. Tom Felke rallied back from a loss in the opening set to finish off Brandt Eyteheson in a close match at 2 singles, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Plymouth improves to 4-1 and travels to Triton Wednesday.
â€˘ PLYMOUTH 5, ROCHESTER 0
The 15th annual Monterey Days festival will take place Labor Day weekend (Friday through Monday).
This year's grand marshals are 50, 60, and 70 year active member firemen Karl Master Sr, Jim Zehner, and Don Keller.
Friday, August 31
6:00 p.m. Craft & Food Booths Open
6:00 p.m. Pageant for Mister & Miss Monterey Days
8:00 p. m. Jhonny and Sallie Show
Saturday, September 1
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Knights of Columbus Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - ? Town-wide Yard Sales
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Twist & Smiles Balloons
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Craft & Food Booths Open