January 17th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” A usually very "played in" kid's room, sparkling with freshly cleaned floors and walls. Tidied-up animal cages. Calm dogs, worn out from exercise. A group of fifth graders learning about decimals in a new way.
These were some of the small, yet meaningful contributions that Plymouth Key Club students made to the community Monday as they did service tasks in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. About 60 students worked at the Marshall County Humane Society, the Boys and Girls Club, and Riverside Intermediate School.
PLYMOUTH â€” After a whirlwind major U.S. summer tour, a hit new album and preparing to head out on an east coast tour of their own, Plymouthâ€™s Nick and Will Kubely and the band Passafire have even more good news.
The group has been invited to play with the band 311 in May on their special fan cruise of the Carribean.
Three ranked Class A girls teams â€” who also happen to be sectional rivals â€”Â will take the floor separately tonight as the Bi-County Tournament kicks off at four local sites.
Class A No. 4 Oregon-Davis will try to avoid a third straight loss as it plays host to New Prairie at 6:30 p.m. EDT, while Class A No. 6 Triton takes on defending tournament champion Culver in a 6 p.m. rematch of a Northern State Conference game last Friday, and Class A No. 10 Argos puts its brand-new state ranking to the test against Bremen at home at 6:30 p.m.
This week's video features area high school students volunteering on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. To watch, go to the video feeds section on the bottom of the homepage. You can also see the video on our Facebook page by searching for "Pilot News."
Monday, Jan. 16
CMA wrestling at Mishawaka Marian 5 p.m.
Culver Academies swimming at Tippy Valley 5 p.m.
John Glenn JV at LaVille girls JV Bi-County 6:30 p.m.
Triton JV at Culver girls JV Bi-County 6:30 p.m.
Oregon-Davis JV at New Prairie girls JV Bi-County 6 p.m.
Argos JV at Bremen girls JV Bi-County 6:30 p.m.
John Glenn JV at LaVille boys JV Bi-County 8 p.m.
Triton JV at Culver boys JV Bi-County 7:30 p.m.
Oregon-Davis JV at New Prairie boys JV Bi-County 8 p.m.
Argos JV at Bremen boys JV Bi-County 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Bremen at Argos girls Bi-County 6:30 p.m.
Argos Community Schools Board of School Trustees will meet in executive session at 6:45 p.m. at the school administration building. A regular meeting will immediately follow the executive session, with a board of finance committee meeting to follow the regular meeting.
PLYMOUTH â€” After serving on the Marshall County Election Board since the early 1990s, Steve Harper is stepping down.
Harper announced his resignation at the Election Board meeting Thursday, and filed for a seat on the County Council Wednesday, indicating he felt his position on the board could be viewed as a conflict.
Harper said he had spoken with Marshall County Republican Chair David Holmes concerning the matter prior to submitting a resignation.
According to Harper, the resignation became effective at the end of the Election Board meeting Jan. 12.
Plymouthâ€™s Ryan McNeil scored a team-high 18 points as the Pilgrims snapped a three-game skid with a conference win over Concord Friday.
Plymouthâ€™s Traci Longanecker earned personal bests in all her events to help lift the Lady Pilgrims to a dual meet gymnastics win Saturday.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouthâ€™s underclassmen stepped up to help give their seniors a present on Senior Day Saturday.
Freshman Cassi Quisell won the vault, floor and bars on her way to all-around top honors, while junior Traci Longanecker scored personal bests in all her events to win the beam and finish second in the vault, floor and in the all-around as the Lady Pilgrims beat both Lowell and Tippecanoe Valley in a three-way meet at home.