February 16th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth School Board heard a report on the school corporationâ€™s food service at last nightâ€™s meeting.
Gloria Burnam, director of food service, presented an overview of the number of meals being served as well as mandates that will have to be incorporated into the food service with the passing of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The legislation was passed in December, 2010.
Burnam said the National Standards were updated after 15 years and the new compliances will have to be met in the school year 2012-2013.
CULVER â€” A Plymouth woman was airlifted Tues-day after driving into a barn.
The Culver-Union Town-ship Fire and EMS were called to the scene at 15034 S.R. 17, on the north side of Burr Oak.
Connie Goad, 45, was eastbound on 15th Road, and as she approached S.R. 17, police said she was driving faster than the speed limit and became airborne â€” traveling about 30 feet before striking a concrete embankment. She then traveled another 50 feet in the air before crashing through a barn on the Overmyer Homestead.
In honor of National Spa Day, Millerâ€™s Senior Living Community will host a community Spa Day Tuesday, Feb. 22. Spa Day is open to all area senior citizens on a first come, first served basis. Spa Day will include upper body massages, manicures, pedicures and a jewelry specialist will be on hand to clean jewelry and check for loose stones. The American Espresso Coffee Cart will also be available to all who would like to sample an espresso or other coffee drinks. This is free to all who participate. Spa Day hours run from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m.
LAPAZ â€” Women's Connection, in conjunction with Rock Industries, will sponsor "Admiring the Past and Planning the Future" Wednesday, March 2 at 11:30 a.m. at Occasion's Banquet Hall, LaPaz. The cost, $8.50 per person, includes a meal and the presentations. Linda Davies, a financial planner that travels will speak about investing in the future. Jodie Slough of The Flower Pot will share antiques and Jill Beam, Plymouth, will perform her musical talents. RSVP before Feb. 25 by calling Edna at 574-936-9341, Marge at 574-784-3569, Marilyn at 574-546-3271, or Mary at 574-842-3224.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Nearly half of Indiana's college students qualify for financial aid, making student odds about 50/50 that they'll get some help to pay the bills.Â At College Goal Sunday, students will receive free help from financial aid experts in completing and filing the FAFSA. Area High School Seniors and their parents are encouraged to take advantage of this College Goal Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. at Plymouth High School.
CULVER â€” Jermaine Myers surpassed the 1,000-point mark, and he gave his team a big lift along the way.
Myers scored 24 points on red-hot shooting while dishing out six assists off the dribble and racking up a team-high six rebounds, and the 6-1 Culver Military Academy junior from Ontario, Canada moved to 1,016 career points as the Eagles claimed a 46-36 victory over Plymouth at home Tuesday.
BOURBON â€“ Triton boys basketball head coach Jason Groves needed just three words to describe his teamâ€™s win over Rochester Tuesday: ugly, ugly, ugly.
The numbers certainly bear him out.
Despite a possession-oriented tempo the two squads combined to commit 38 turnovers â€” many of the unforced variety â€” and both missed critical fourth-quarter free tosses and struggled on the defensive glass.
Zoe Bauer and Trent Elliott both tallied double figures with 19 and 12 points, respectively, and Culver beat Winamac 55-45 on the road Tuesday.
Jordan Morning led Winamac with 14 points, while Bryan McKinney added 13.
The Cavaliers improve to 12-6 while Winamac slips to 8-7.
â€˘ CULVER 55, WINAMAC 45
Score by quarters
Culver: 12 26 41 55
Winamac: 6 17 25 45
PLYMOUTH â€” The Ancilla College athletic department and the Ounce of Prevention Foundation collected $2,125 to support breast cancer awareness through the efforts of their highly successful Chargers for Change event on Saturday.
Held at the LifePlex in conjunction with the menâ€™s and womenâ€™s basketball games, all proceeds were used to benefit the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.Â A collection at Bremen High School was also held to help raise funds.
PLYMOUTH â€” Another local man has thrown his hat in the ring in the race to be Plymouthâ€™s next Mayor.
Plymouth businessman Jim Vinall filed the paperwork with the Marshall County Clerkâ€™s office to make himself a candidate in the upcoming primary election for the top office in Plymouth city politics. He joins fellow businessman Tony Gamble and current Mayor Mark Senter as those who have announced their intention to seek the office. Vinall has filed on the Democrat ticket