April 24th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â City water consumers will see a slight increase in their water bills beginning this summer.
Monday night members of the Plymouth Common Council approved on second and third readings an ordinance amending water rates for the City of Plymouth.
Speaking on behalf of the increase was the cityâ€™s financial consultant John Julian from Umbaugh.Â About a month to six weeks ago Umbaugh evaluated the annual financial report of the water utility and recommended a gradual increase which Julian said, â€śthe result will keep the City in strong financial shape.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth residents may be familiar with Oliver Fordâ€™s â€śDrive One 4 YOUR Schoolâ€ť fundraising events, but this Saturdayâ€™s proceedings will be a little different.
â€śDrive Smart for Your Schoolâ€ť will feature Lincoln cars, with money from test drives going toward the Plymouth School of Inquiry, Plymouth High Schoolâ€™s New Tech school opening this fall. For each person that test drives one of the cars, $20 will be donated to the school by Lincoln. Oliver Ford plans to match this, making a total donation of $40 per test drive.
Plymouth's Northern Lakes Conference baseball game with Warsaw, which was rained out Friday, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 8.
The Bremen-Triton Northern State Conference baseball and softball games were also rained out Friday and have been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 8, while the JV softball game has been rescheduled for May 3.
PLYMOUTH â€” Jacob Seagraves picked a good time to break out of a hitting slump.
With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning the Plymouth senior came through with a walk-off single to right-center, scoring Chase Peters from first base to give the Pilgrims the 5-4 victory over the visiting Goshen Redskins.
Herbster powers LaVille past Triton
LaVille jumped out to a 4-0 lead then rallied back from a 6-4 deficit with three runs in the fifth and sixth innings in a 10-7 defeat of visiting Triton Monday.
Quentin Herbster went 4-for-4 with two RBI and scored three runs, and Justin Baker and Trenton Priser both doubled for LaVille, which moved to 2-2 in the Northern State Conference and 5-6 overall.
Zak Shively took the loss on the mound relieving Bryson Mosier in the fifth of the error-filled contest, which featured a combined 10 miscues by both teams.
â€˘ LaVILLE 10, TRITON 7
Culver's Garden Court senior living facility held its much-anticipated open house and ribbon cutting last Tuesday, the culmination of some 15 years of searching for land, said Dr. Ronald Liechty, Garden Court board president, and over two years of work to prepare and build the facility.
A number of people gathered at the 801 S. Main Street Garden Court, where rooms were available for tours and refreshments offered.
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PLYMOUTH â€”Â Pending the Board of Public Works and Safety approval of the Delmonte request to work in the right of way today, Western Avenue, Plymouth will be closed Tuesday April 24 through Sunday, April 29. The closure is needed to repair the two Western Avenue railroad crossings just north of North Street. The industrial park will be serviced by traveling on Western Avenue north of the closure area. Delmonte will be the only company serviced by traveling on Western Avenue south of the closure area. Updates will be provided if there are any changes in the work schedule.
It seem hard to believe, but it's been 10 years (or will be, this fall) since Ed and Lora Pinder and family closed the doors for the last time on one of the most beloved local eateries in most residents' memories. Ed told the Citizen at the time it had "even older men my age" crying. "There were lots of tears," he said.
Phillip N. Nafziger
April 18, 2012Â
ROCHESTER â€”Â Phillip Noel Nafziger, 67, of Rochester died at 3:01 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Woodlawn Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Roxanne; a son, Roger Nafziger of Prosper, Texas; and a brother, Roger (Nancy) Nafziger of Tombal, Texas.
Services will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Alejandraâ€™s, 2077 Main St., Rochester. Memorials in lieu of flowers be made to Shop with a Cop. The Good Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be left atÂ www.goodfamilyfh.com.
Robert C. Tobey