May 10th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â County Auto Center in Plymouth is giving area seniors a chance to win a free car, simply by bringing in their report card.
"For every A â€” it doesn't matter if they have one or 30 â€” they will get an entry," said Joe Martin, Jr. of County Auto. "We are trying to encourage (students) to do well in their classrooms and get As."
Plymouth girls track coach Paul Patrick talks with Northridge's coach while PHS assistant coach Jami Holm takes shelter under an umbrella during a rainy three-way meet at home last week.
PLYMOUTH â€” Growing up in Carmel in the 1970s and early 80s, Indiana State Senator Mike Delph remembers hearing about Scott Skiles and the Plymouth High School basketball team. So it was no accident that when it came time to pick sites for the Indiana High School Associationâ€™s town meeting series on the state basketball tournament, Delph chose Plymouth.
PLYMOUTH â€” For the second straight day Plymouth and Warsaw faced off on the baseball field and each day had the same result â€” a Pilgrim loss.
The Tigersâ€™ pitching staff was excellent, holding Plymouth to only five hits and one run in the contest, a 2-1 Northern Lakes Conference loss.
The lone Pilgrim run came in the sixth inning off the bat of Jacob Seagraves. A leadoff walk to Chase Peters and a sacrifice bunt by Joe Knapp set the table for Seagraves. He grounded an Austin Moore breaking ball between the shortstop and third base and a hustling Peters just beat the throw to score.
Lady Pilgrims finish 6th at NLCs
Plymouthâ€™s girls track team finished in sixth place with 65 points, while host Warsaw won the Northern Lakes Conference girls track meet with a dominant 180 points Tuesday.
Allie Wright won the 400-meter dash championship and ran anchor on the Lady Pilgrimsâ€™ winning 3200 relay team behind Meagan Fisher, Libby Read and Maggie Morrow. Fisher and Wright also placed second in the 1600-meter relay with Emmelyn Brandt and Hunter Stevens.
MARSHALL CO. â€”Republicans Tim Harman (State Rep. District 17) and Bill Cleavenger (County Coroner) won in Tuesdayâ€™s primary election, defeating their opponents Francis Ellert and Les Trump, respectively.
Harman received 3,142 votes in all, nearly 60 percent of votes cast for either Harman or Ellert.
Cleavenger received 3,331 votes in all, 68 percent of votes cast for Cleavenger and Trump.
Harman said that he was surprised at the results but attributes his win to hard work.
â€śI did hit 8,000 doors, I worked hard, I put it in Godâ€™s hands and here it is,â€ť said Harman Tuesday night.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Plymouth Fire Department responded to a fire at Maax USA at 1001 N. Oak Road Tuesday evening around 4:30. They called Argos, North Township, and Bremen fire departments for assistance for what turned out to be an accidental blaze. The fire burned fiberglass in the building and part of a container outside, causing a strong chemical smell in the air.
Plymouth firefighter Ed Marquardt, who was in charge at the scene, said that the fire would be investigated further to find a cause, but that he was unaware what started the fire at the time.
BREMEN â€“ A $6 million grant will be distributed among the best teachers at 28 school corporations across the state of Indiana â€“ including those at Bremen Public Schools.
Recipients of Indianaâ€™s $6 million â€śExcellence in Performance for Teachersâ€ť grant were announced by April 19 during a Statehouse ceremony.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Local gardeners and do-it-yourself landscapers, rejoice. A large amount of dirt leftover from the Pioneer Road expansion and currently piled on the Marshall County Jail property is now available for county residents to pick up.
County commissioners decided Monday that they would allow residents to haul away â€śa reasonable amount of dirtâ€ť in their personal vehicles during designated times in May. These times are Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.