July 27th, 2012
Maxinkuckee Players summer of 2012 musical "Crazy for You", a romantic comedy filled with Gershwin music, will be at the Culver Community High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The annual rummage sale at St. Michael Church basement sponsored by Marshall County Right to Life will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.
Fun at the park
PLYMOUTH â Two local bicycling enthusiasts were among the more than 1,000 competitors finishing a grueling 160-mile one-day ride Saturday.
Plymouthâs Tony Lenne and Bill Langdon began the RAIN (Ride Across Indiana) ride starting in Terre Haute finishing in Richmond. The annual event is sponsored by the Bloomington Bicycle Club.
This was Lenneâs second attempt to complete the ride. Last year he reached the 120 mile-mark before dropping out for what he now believes was dehydration.
âI signed up again after my younger brother challenged me,â he said.
PLYMOUTH â The Marshall County Health Department hosted a public meeting Tuesday evening to answer questions county residents might have on the statewide ban on smoking in public places and places of employment, which has been in effect since July 1. The meeting was held in the Marshall County Building and those interested were invited to ask questions of a panel that included Sandy Read, Marshall County Health Educator; Rachelle Back, Indiana State Department of Health representative, and Javier Arroyo, excise officer.
PLYMOUTH âÂ Kelly Arce and Kim Richey, both of Plymouth and friends of the Uceny family, are organizing another event to support Plymouth native Morgan Uceny during her quest for gold at the Olympic Games. Arce, a teacher at Jefferson Elementary School, will be present at Plymouth Community School Corporation's student registration days August 1 and 2 at Plymouth High School to help students sign 1500 stars. The stars, which will be cut from construction paper, represent Morgan's event â the 1500 meter run.
Making the rounds in regional news and local social media of late has been discussion and concern over the presence of blue-green algae in nearby lakes, and whether the potentially harmful blooms could affect Lake Maxinkuckee waters.
According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, "blue-green algae blooms have the potential to cause health problems in humans and animals," including "rashes, skin and eye irritation, nausea, stomach aches, and tingling fingers and toes."
PLYMOUTHâThis Friday, Encoreâs Music in the Park features magic and laughter on the loose in the woods outside of Athens in Shakespeareâs most popular comedy. Puck leads two pairs of young lovers on a wild and merry chase in search of true romance. And it all takes place on the lawn at the Young Amphitheaterânot on stage but on the grass in the midst of the audience.
BREMEN â Although the Houin family has hosted tours before at their farm on Plymouth-Goshen Trail near Bremen â most recently the Indiana Farm Management Tour in June â the group of about 50 Australians who visited Monday was something new. Marvin and Diane Houin were contacted by Indiana Farm Bureau to be a stop on the Australianâs month-long tour of farms in the United States.
âWe are presenting basically what an Indiana farm looks like,â said Charlie Houin, Marvin and Dianeâs son. â(We will talk about) how to market corn in the U.S., and what kind of issues come up.â
PLYMOUTH â In a time when cities need all the money they can get, the Plymouth Common Council is considering abating (waiving) taxes for AK Industries LLC in Plymouth.
At Monday nightâs regular meeting, co-owner Butch Sabo and Derek Spier, Economic Development Specialist with the Marshall County Economic Development Commission, presented a request for tax abatement. The occasion was a formal public hearing which is required in such cases.
Lodella M. Leininger
Oct. 22, 1918-July 24, 2012
WAKARUSA âÂ Lodella M. Leininger, 93, Wakarusa, formerly of Mishawaka, Tyner and Zephyrhills, Fla. where she wintered for the last 30 years, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Millerâs Merry Manor. She was born Oct. 22, 1918 in Mishawaka to Charles and Hannah (Cramer) Powell. She married Adolph P. Leininger May 23, 1941.
Merrill Dale Pippen
July 25, 2012
NAPPANEE âÂ Merrill Dale âGutchâ Pippen, 84, of Nappanee, died from natural causes at his residence Wednesday, July 25, at 9:45 a.m.
He is survived by his wife, Billie Jean; son, Rex Pippen of Middlebury; daughter, Sherry (Dennis) Martin, of Nappanee; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and brother, Bud âEldonâ (Kathy) Pippen, of California.