May 29th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â A juvenile and her parents visited the Plymouth Police Department Sunday to report that the child had been inappropriately touched. An investigation was done, which led to the arrest of Roberto Rosas, 38, of Plymouth. Rosas was charged with child molesting, a Class C felony, and given an initial court date of June 5.
Young Alina Pizur used to sit and cry, says her mother Barb, when working on her school reading assignments.
"She would know her sight words," recalls Barb, "but couldn't grasp a new word."
Alina's 2nd grade teacher, Tina Bailey, contacted Barb and discussed the specifics of Alina's struggles, eventually beginning to tutor the Culver Elementary youngster after hours, starting last December.
Barb has noticed a significant difference in her daughter's scholastic performance.
2012 Yellow River Festival Entertainment & Education ScheduleÂ
10:00 a.m. Welcome - Teressa Welborn; Invocation - Rev. Dr. Ron Liechty; Mayoral Proclamation - Mayor Mark Senter
10:15 a.m. Mark & Liza Woolever. This folk music set will include "The Yellow River Song" featuring the song's writer, George Schricker.
11:00 a.m. Johnny Appleseed (as performed by Steve McPhail)Â - sponsored by Del Monte Foods
11:20 a.m. Yesterday's News (folk music by Brent Martin)
11:40 a.m. Dr. Tom Buchanan (Professor of History at Ancilla College discussing 1800s medicine.
ARGOS â€” While optimistic race fans, weekend-warrior do-it-yourselfers and campers alike can attest to the soggy weather the end of May generally has planned for us, we were blessed this Memorial Weekend with uncharacteristic sunny skies and temperatures warranting a heat advisory.
Memorial Day Monday morning was the perfect outdoor opportunity for a much deserved tribute in honor or our fallen soldiers of the United States Armed Forces.
BOURBON â€” Tritonâ€™s lineup had been producing throughout the Culver Community Sectional, but the bats went silent in the championship.
The Trojans followed up an 11-hit win over Marquette Friday with a 10-hit, five-inning diming of the host Cavaliers, 13-3 in the semifinal Monday afternoon with a 6-1 loss to fourpeat champion South Central in the championship at Culver Monday evening.
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PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth didnâ€™t get the start it needed from ace Jordan Scheetz, and the hard-hitting Jimtown lineup jumped out to a fast start.
The Pilgrims responded to a six-run third by Jimtown with three runs in the bottom half of the inning, but the hosts never got over the hump in an 11-5 semifinal loss at the Class 3A Plymouth Sectional at Bill Nixon Field Monday.
Jimtown scored efficiently throughout the contest, plating 11 runs off 12 hits.
Bremen loses Sectional 35 championship heartbreaker
Central Noble plated three runs in the bottom of the fifth, and Bremen lost a 3-2 heartbreaker in the LaVille Baseball Sectional championship game Monday.
Nick McCoy struck out 12 Lions while giving up three walks and scattering five hits to hold Bremen to one single earned run.
Sean Knepper finished 2-for-3 with a double for Bremen, while Eric Knepper also doubled and score a run for the Lions.
Nate Leeper took the tough loss on the mound giving up six hits with five strikeouts and three walks in the season-ending loss.
Culverâ€™s VFW Post 6919, as well as its Ladiesâ€™ and Mensâ€™ Auxiliaries, observed the occasion at the Masonic cemetery in Culver. Culverâ€™s fire department and EMS also took part, and Post Commander Bryce Lindvall discussed the origins of the holiday (as â€śDecoration Dayâ€ť following the Civil War), in addition to a flag burning ceremony and 21-gun salute.
Culver's Kiwanis Club gathered Thursday evening to fete local students, an outstanding area business, and an outstanding citizen from its own ranks, in addition to inducting new members Charlotte Hahn and Paul Liette.
At the Mystic Hills-based event, catered by Culver Coffee Company, Kiwanian Dick Swennumson introduced members of the Oliver family of Plymouth's Oliver Ford Lincoln-Mercury, recipients of special recognition by the Club, by noting the business "has helped our community for over seven decades."
Joshua Hunnicutt, 30, of Winamac, turned himself in to the Starke County Sheriff's Department earlier today.
Hunnicutt turned himself in at about 12:50 p.m. He told officers that he realized he would get caught eventually, and that he had made a bad decision. Hunnicutt said he has no recollection about what took place prior to his escape.
Hunnicutt went over a fence in the recreation yard at the jail Wednesday evening, May 23 at around 4 p,m, and headed south down the alley.