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PLYMOUTH â€” Everybodyâ€™s looking for a deal these days, especially close to Christmas time.
So the folks at Wrench General provided just that for customers on Saturday. For a donation of any kind, the technicians changed oil in 184 cars in six hours of work.
The donations were given to help the Marshall County Humane Society.
â€śThe old record for oil changes done was 85,â€ť said service writer Julie Wade. â€śWe did 148 this time, since both stores were involved. We raised a grand total of more than $1,800 for the shelter.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Last summer was the first year Plymouth was judged for a nationwide beautification contest called America in Bloom. Two judges visited and rated Plymouth in eight criteria: tidiness, community involvement, environmental awareness, heritage, urban forestry, landscape, floral displays and turf, and ground covers for municipal, residential, and commercial areas.
â€śThey gave a lot of (areas) where they see (that) improvement is needed,â€ť said Mike Woolfington, Marshall County Convention and Visitorâ€™s Bureau director.
PLYMOUTH â€” Mack Mercer and David Lee continued to produce, while John Ruff and Kyle Kaser added some extra balance to the Plymouth offense, and the Pilgrims remained unbeaten with a 59-42 win over South Bend St. Josephâ€™s Tuesday.
â€śGive them a lot of credit. We knew they were going to fight all the way,â€ť said Plymouth Head Coach Ryan Bales. â€śWe kept telling the kids weâ€™ve got to take it from them, theyâ€™re not going to give it to us.
PLYMOUTH â€” After last yearâ€™s defeat at the hands of Northern Lakes Conference foe NorthWood, the Pilgrims were ready for a little reprisal at Tuesdayâ€™s conference opener.
Plymouthâ€™s boys claimed wins in seven of 12 events and grabbed the top two spots in the individual medley, the 200 free relay and the diving competition for a 113-65 victory at home.
Hostetler and Amor lead Lancers over Dragons
Andrew Hostetler and Nick Amor both reached 20 points for LaVille, and the Lancers rebounded from a loss at Mishawaka Marian with a 73-50 win at Argos Tuesday.
Hostetler drained seven 3s for a game-high 21 points, while Amor finished at a 10-for-11 rate from the field for 20 points.
Amor recorded a double-double with a game-leading 11 rebounds at the contest, and he handed out five assists behind Hostetlerâ€™s game-high six helpers.
Argos was led by Cain Thornâ€™s 12 points and Taylor Ogleâ€™s 10 in the loss.
Many months of planning and hard work are coming to fruition as the first ten years' worth of a planned digitization of the complete back catalog of The Culver Citizen newspaper is now available, fully searchable and readable, online.
The collection is part of the launch of a new website for the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver, www.culverahs.com (replacing the past site, culverhistory.com, though that address will remain active for a time during transition to the new site).
Serenity Spa located inside the LifePlex facility has hired Ashlei Bell, licensed cosmetologist, as a new hair stylist. Bell brings 7 years experience as a hair stylist and has salon management experience. Bell is up to date on all of the cutting edge hair styles and fashion. She is also available for manicure and pedicure services as well as facial waxing. To schedule an appointment with Bell, call Serenity Spa at LifePlex, 574-941-1086.
PLYMOUTH â€” The ubiquitous food pyramid, created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1992, was recently replaced by "My Plate," introduced in June 2011.
This easy-to-understand visual is one of the main tools Marshall County Purdue Extension employee Marta Bagley will be using as she teaches area students about food and nutrition beginning in January.
"Our goal is to see the kids continually go through the program and be better eaters and have better lifestyles," said Bagley.