January 25th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Ed Johnson found Mixed Martial Arts as a way to cope with the pain of his fatherâ€™s loss.
The sport that started as an outlet quickly became a passion, but when he awoke one morning to discover two herniated lumbar discs 10 months ago, he thought he might have to give up that passion forever.
Fortunately for Johnson, thatâ€™s not the case.
After a tough and uncertain rehabilitation, the 20-year-old Plymouth High School graduate will make his return to the cage April 7 in a 155-pound bout at the Century Center.
PLYMOUTH â€” When your hard work doesnâ€™t seem to be paying off, it can be tough to keep the faith. Fortunately for the Lady Pilgrims, their efforts are finally yielding some results.
Plymouth put four players in double figures for the second time in two weeks en route to a season-high points total, and the Pilgrims rallied past visiting South Bend Clay 53-43 for their third straight win at home at The Rock Tuesday.
Hostetler leads LaVille in win at Rochester
W.B Hawkins Award-winner Andrew Hostetler put up a game-high 18 points with six steals and three assists, and the Lancers earned their second straight win with a 56-43 victory at Rochester Tuesday night.
Hostetler, who received TCUâ€™s W.B. Hawkins Award at the Bi-County Tournament championship game Monday for contributions to his community and school, knocked down four 3-pointers to lead three Lancers in double figures.
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Saint Michael School students recently participated in their firstÂ United Way Penny War raising $1,195.20.Â All proceeds from the event have been donor-designated to the Boys & Girls Club of Marshall County.Â Presenting the check areÂ students from the winning kindergarten and seventh grade classes. The Penny War takes place annually as part of the United Way Campaign Drive.
PLYMOUTH â€” Elkhart-based painter Michael Janowskiâ€™s work will be on display in February at the Heartland Artists Gallery in downtown Plymouth. Janowski, who initially started in art with drawing, said that he enjoys realistically depicting textures and fine detail with pastels.
â€śI could sit for hours upon end painting and not realize the time," said Janowski. "For me, the most time consuming part of the painting process is in the initial composition, not the painting.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€”Â City Engineer Rick Gaul received several compliments on his work for the City during a council meeting this week.
Gaul had given members of the board end-of-year â€“report that showed a total of 2,463 hours that he had worked. Although not on the Public Works Board, Council Member Mike Delp asked if he could address the report.
Delp said, "Iâ€™m not complaining."
He then said the number of hours worked was up from 2,080 in the year before.
â€śThere are 300 plus hours that you essentially donated,â€ť Delp said.
Gaul is a salaried employee and does not qualify for overtime pay.
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Culver Community Schools Corporation Board of School Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the administration building, 700 School St. This meeting was originally scheduled for Monday.
PLYMOUTH â€” Attendees of the Dancing with the Stars fundraising event this Saturday evening at Swan Lake will be treated to the fancy footwork of local group Chris and The Glitz, in addition to the main event â€” performances by partner dance teams. Chris and The Glitz wonâ€™t be competing, however. Instead, group members have asked friends and relatives to sponsor their performance, raising more than $1,000 so far.
â€śAll of the money will go to the Marshall County Neighborhood Center,â€ť said Chris Collier, the groupâ€™s choreographer.