June 4th, 2012
KNOX â€” Dale Hite, of Plymouth, was convicted of eight counts of criminal behavior Friday afternoon in Starke County Circuit Court. After three days of testimony, the jury brought back a guilty verdict on all eight charges: Two counts of resisting law enforcement resulting in death, Class B Felonies; two counts reckless homicide, Class C felonies; resisting law enforcement, Class D Felony; possession of methamphetamine, Class D Felony; failure to stop at a stop sign. Class C Infraction; failure to use headlights from sunset to sunrise, Class C Infraction.
PLYMOUTH â€” If a coachâ€™s legacy is measured as much by the number of lives he touched as by any records, then Dave Coxâ€™s could be seen Sunday.
The former Plymouth High School girls basketball coach celebrated his recent retirement in an open house at PHS, and past players and their families as well as Plymouth staff turned out in abundance to celebrate his 20-year career at the helm of the Lady Pilgrims.
â€śI thank Dave for all the things that heâ€™s helped me with over the years,â€ť said PHS girls assistant basketball coach Dave Duncan at the open house.
WINONA LAKE â€” Last year, Triton beat Warsaw on the Trojansâ€™ fifth score to win the Warsaw Sectional championship. On Friday, the Tigers returned the favor.
Warsaw recorded a fifth score of 87 to trump Tritonâ€™s 100 and break a 323-323 tie for the Tigersâ€™ fourth such title in six years on a damp, blustery and unseasonably cold day at Stonehenge Country Club.
Glennâ€™s Prentkowski, LaVilleâ€™s Zach Gurtner advance to regionals
John Glennâ€™s Tyler Prentkowski carded a 4-over-par 74, and LaVilleâ€™s Zach Gurtner finished two strokes back with a 76 at Erskine Municipal as both golfers earned individual regional berths at the South Bend Riley Sectional Friday.
Both Prentkowski and Gurtner advance to the LaPorte Regional next Friday at Beechwood, scheduled to start at 8 a.m. EDT.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â WorkOne of Northern Indiana announced Thursday that they will hold Rapid Response sessions for displaced former Stone Creek Homes employees Monday. Two sessions will be held in the Plymouth WorkOne office, located at 316 Kingston Road: one from 9 to 11 a.m. and the other from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
"Each individual displaced from employment by closure of Stone Creek Homes should attend one session only," stated a press release from WorkOne Thursday.
FRIDAY, JUNE 1
â€˘ The Walnut Church of the Brethren, 5975 19th Road, Argos is hosting a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will be used to buy material used in making blankets for the neonatal unit of Memorial Hospital.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2
â€˘ The First United Methodist Church will be serving apple dumplings with caramel sauce at a booth at the Yellow River Festival. Proceeds will go toward the Mission Projects that the church sponsors.
Justin Clark caught this 20-incher at Gilbert Lake, Donaldson. Submit your "Big Catch" photos throughout June and July; photo contest winners will be notified Aug. 1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; or drop off your photos at 214 N. Michigan St., Plymouth; or mail to P.O. Box 220, Plymouth, IN 46563.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â LaVille Elementary School music teacher Lisa Head recently published her first childrenâ€™s book, Calbert: The Third-Grade Cowboy. The book is a fictional story about bullying written at a second and third grade reading level.
â€śI have a son who is at that level and I told myself as I started writing that (the story) fit best at that age level,â€ť said Head, continuing, â€śIâ€™ve been a foster parent for many years and a teacher for many years. Iâ€™ve had children from both sides in my homeâ€¦both those that are bullies and those that have been bullied.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Last week members of the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section (MSS) and the Underwater Search Rescue/Recovery Team (USRT), joined forces to clear meth trash from the Yellow River in Marshall County.
The state police recently became aware of the problem after a local fisherman reported seeing several suspicious items floating in the Yellow River near Peach Road and 14th Road that he believed could be meth trash.
Marion C. Jolly
Jan. 5, 1931-May 30, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” A Cook Lake resident since 1954, Marion C. Jolly, 81, passed away at 1:34 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012 of a cancer related illness in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. As a Christian man he was a dedicated husband, supportive father, grandfather, helpful neighbor and friend to many.
Marion was born in Stillwell Jan. 5, 1931, the only son of Merlin L. and Bertha A. (Hancock) Jolly and was joined by two sisters. In 1939 the family moved to Plymouth.