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August 10th, 2012

Death notice 8-9-12

August 10, 2012

Nored F. Schlarb
Aug. 7, 2012
BREMEN — Nored F. Schlarb, 94, of Bremen, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wakarusa.
She is survived by a daughter, Kay (Ron) Holmes of Bremen; a son, Tom (Susan) Schlarb of Bremen; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a brother and sister, David Hathaway and Val June Schafer both of Lakeville.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at 10 a.m. at St. John United Church of Christ in Woodland with burial following the service at St. John Cemetery in Woodland.

Second Friday events canceled

August 10, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce Second Friday “Summer Fiesta” Event is canceled for tonight. The PR/Tourism Committee felt in honor of Morgan Uceny running the Olympic 1500 meter Women’s Finals Friday, the community should support by cheering her race on. She races in the final at an estimated time of 3:55 p.m. Friday live on

Encore's 'Music in the Park' is Saturday

August 10, 2012

PLYMOUTH—George Schricker, popular local singer, songwriter, musician, storyteller, will introduce his new band, ‘Wild Rose Moon’ and freshly birthed CD, ‘Precious Time’ this Saturday. Music in the Park will break from the traditional Friday affairs and offer a leisurely Saturday night concert under the stars.
The album title was the perfect choice and a tribute to one of his favorite songwriters, John Prine, who’s still going strong.

Boy Scout room opening this weekend

August 10, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Writing, planning, dedication and fundraising are a few of the words to describe the task of putting together a special surprise at the Marshall County Historical Museum. Now, almost 10 years later, the hard work has paid off and is ready to be shown to the public eye. This Saturday, the museum is hosting the grand opening of the Boy Scout exhibit room.
“The challenging parts were raising the funds for it and the renovations that took about 10 years to complete,” said Clarence Shively, the man behind the idea for this particular room.

August 9th

PHS will stream Morgan's race Friday

August 9, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Community School Corporation Superintendent Dan Tyree said Thursday that Morgan Uceny's final run in the London Olympics will be streamed live at Plymouth High School Friday afternoon. All fans are invited to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event. Park in the north parking lot and enter the main northern doors. Doors open at 3 p.m., the race begins at 3:55 p.m.

Coroner rules on Sunday boating fatality

August 9, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger said Thursday that alcohol was not a factor in Sunday's boating accident that killed Roger R. Martin, 61, of Chicago.
The incident, which occurred in the early evening on Lake Latonka in Plymouth, is still under investigation. Martin fell from a ski boat as it was making a sharp turn and was run over by the boat. The boat was driven by a family member.

History of Culver fires, firefighting Aug. 25

August 9, 2012

"Culver in Flames," a visual history of fires and firefighters of Culver's past, will take place Saturday, Aug. 25, starting at 10 a.m., at the Culver-Union Twp. fire station, 508 E. Lake Shore Drive.

The program is part of the August meeting of the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver, which at the event will also recognize the fire department -- which first incorporated here in 1903 -- for its more than 100 years of life-saving service to the community.

Argos woman works on 'bucket list'

August 9, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Longtime Marshall County resident and former Argos Jr./Sr. High School home economics teacher Carol Schmidlapp celebrated her 80th birthday Tuesday among family and friends — while also jumping out of an airplane flying at 10,000 feet.
“It’s on my bucket list,” explained Schmidlapp at Plymouth Sky Sports, as staff helped her into a harness and parachute. “I went up on a power parachute for my 75th birthday, so I thought the next thing is to go up and get pushed out of an airplane.”

PCSC will contract bus maintenance

August 9, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to proceed with a contract for bus maintenance with Wiers. Discussions have been ongoing for several months on the possibility of closing the bus garage currently manned by PCSC employees and utilizing the services of Wiers.
Wiers will provide routine maintenance on the school’s fleet of buses as well as provide documentation of service work performed. Speaking on behalf of his company, Tom Wiers said they have adopted a philosophy of Stephen Covey to have a “win-win or no deal approach.”

Uceny reaches Olympic finals

August 9, 2012

Warming up for her 1,500-meter semifinal Wednesday at the London Olympics, Morgan Uceny was overtaken by a swarm of flying ants that descended upon the Track & Field stadium.
Fortunately, Morgan is not one to be easily distracted.
“Maybe on the warmup track I was eating some bugs, but I didn’t notice it in the race at all,” Uceny told an Associated Press reporter afterwards. “You are in the zone then. There could have been an earthquake, and I’d have no idea.”



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