August 24th, 2012
The Kline family of Culver were among Hoosier families honored via the State of Indiana's Hoosier Homestead Award Program, which recognizes families with farms that have been owned by the same family for 100 years or more. Indiana family farms may qualify for the Centennial Award (100 years of ownership), Sesquicentennial Award (150 years of ownership), or Bicentennial Award (200 years of ownership).
PLYMOUTH â€“ â€śHow did it all start?â€ť
You might well ask yourself this question as the Marshall County Blueberry Festival gears up for its 45th Anniversary and its 46th season this Labor Day weekend. It all harks back to a historical phenomenon in Marshall County: blueberries, blueberries, blueberries!
MARSHALL CO. â€” Due to a mistake back in 2000, Starke County has owed Marshall and Pulaski counties a yearâ€™s worth of collections for a drain shared by the three counties since that year.
Kevin Overmyer, Marshall County commissioner, Kathy Norem, Starke County commissioner, and Mike Tiede, Pulaski County commissioner called a joint drainage board meeting Wednesday to officially resolve the matter.
â€śBasically, according to all the records, we missed the first year of collections (for the drain), in the year of 2000,â€ť said Dennis Estok, Starke County surveyor.
PLYMOUTH â€” It wasnâ€™t a win, but there were plenty of positives for Plymouth to take away from its 2-0 loss to Warsaw Thursday, and it was those positives that the Rockies focused on in the huddle after the game.
After giving up a pair of goals in the opening 19 minutes, Plymouth played the Class 2A, No. 3-ranked Tigers to a 0-0 draw for the remaining 60-plus minutes. But the Rockies were unable to mount a real threat against the visitors, and they fell in a 2-0 Northern Lakes Conference-opening loss to Warsaw at Kindt Field.
PLYMOUTH â€” After sustaining an emotional conference loss to Warsaw Tuesday and facing a long layover next week, it was important for Plymouthâ€™s girls soccer team to bounce back quickly Thursday.
Bounce back the Lady Rockies did, handing visiting Westview a 4-2 loss to head into the break with something to feel good about.
Plymouth rallies past Knox
Plymouth rallied from a 2-1 deficit at Knox Thursday to top the host Lady Redskins for a nip-tuck victory, 25-19, 22-25, 23-25, 25-20, 16-14.
Amber Redinger put in a strong net game with 17 kills and five blocks, while Andria Shook finished with 13 kills, and Hunter Stevens put up six blocks.
Haley Harrell finished with 31 assists and two aces, while Mikayla German recorded 12 digs and Emily Eveland finished with 11 for the Pilgrims, who moved to an even 2-2 on the year.
ARGOS â€” The Argos girls soccer team opened Northern Indiana Soccer Conference (NISC) play with a 1-0 win over visiting Trinity Thursday.
The evenly matched game featured Argos with a 10-9 edge in shots on goal and Trinity with an 8-4 lead in corner kicks. The game-winner came from 2011 All-State forward Jami Patterson on an assist from Katie Williams midway through the second half.
Culver's town council last week exercised its right to waive standard rules and adopt a new agriculturÂal-based zoning designaÂtion for Culver, in an effort to resolve a recent controÂversy.
PLYMOUTH â€” Running for political office can be a long lonely road but Senate hopeful Joe Donnelly has found a traveling friend for the past few days in former Indiana Senator and Governor Evan Bayh.
Friends for the past 26 years - the two have embarked on a two day, five community trip down main street Indiana. The tour began with stops in Indianapolis, Speedway and Terre Haute yesterday and between trips to Fort Wayne and East Chicago the pair stopped for lunch in Plymouth at Opie's Deli.
PLYMOUTH â€” More than 500 local children are ready for unlimited fun Labor Day weekend, as they have in their possession the much-desired Mega Pass.
This pass, sold by the Marshall County Blueberry Festival office, is an all-you-can-ride ticket to every attraction offered by All Star Amusement, the festivalâ€™s contracted carnival. Although sales of the pass generally increase around this time of year due to a reduced early bird price, festival board member Larry Faulstich reported at a board meeting Monday that the office has sold 100 fewer passes than the same time last year.