In the movie âA Christmas Story,â 9-year-old Ralphie just wants âan official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time,â and throughout this classic tale, Ralphieâs friend Flick takes âa double dog dareâ to see if his tongue would really stick to a flagpole.
Was it curiosity to see if a tongue really does stick to a flagpole? Or just a re-enactment ... here, Eleanor Millerâs grandsons Robert Howland and Jimmy Miller have a little film fun and re-enact the famous scene.
PLYMOUTH â Dr. John Bottorff, Sr. received the honor of being named a Fellow to the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic this year. Those receiving the honor are proven leaders in their profession and communities.
In accepting the honor, the 87-year-old practicing chiropractor expressed his regrets that his late wife Carol could not be with him to share the moment. Carol (Emenaker) Bottorff passed away in 1994.
PLYMOUTH â The Ply-mouth High School Speech and Debate Team had a busy and fruitful December in terms of competition as a team and in individual performances.
On Dec. 5, two-thirds of the team traveled to Peoria, Ill. to compete in the George Armstrong Invitational at Bradley University. Overall, the team placed fifth, competing against teams from all over the United States.
Earning individual honors were Bryt Hiatt, placing third in total sweepstakes points; and Austin Craft, fourth.
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Dec. 17, 2010
HAMLET âÂ Ruth L. Awald, 83, of Lafayette, formerly of Hamlet, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 in St. Elizabethâs Hospital, Lafayette.Â
She is survived by daughters, Mary Lou (Gregg) Kempski of Chicago and Norma (Darrell) Pitts of Hamlet; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Russell Bradley of Monroeville, Pa.
Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT) Wednesday, Dec. 22 at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m.Â Wednesday at the funeral chapel.
Dec. 15, 2010
PLYMOUTH âÂ Barbara A. Arnold, 73, of Plymouth, died at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at her residence.Â
She is survived by her brothers, Robert Huffer of Plymouth and Ronald (Joannie) Huffer ofÂ Cocoa, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation or funeral at this time.Â
Burial will take place at a later date.Â Â Â Â
Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, assisted the family with the arrangements.
Condolences may be made to the family via the funeral homeâs website at www.vangilderfuneralhome.com.
Embracing winter and the fun that goes with it, the Pilot News is giving readers the chance to send in photos of their best snow creations. The feature is titled, âMe and My Snowman,â and readers are encouraged to be creative and use props, outfits, etc. to make their snow people truly unique. Any age can participate â as evidenced by above (from left) Tim Reinholt, Maggie Nixon and Shelby Jones, and their little friend Sunny Snow â all decked out in kayak safety gear at the Knox park.
We also encourage you to pose with your snow art.
PLYMOUTH â Webster second grade teachers challenged and their classes responded with an outpouring of inventiveness.
Teachers Kari Osborn, Jodi Eveland Â and Crystal Uyhelji had their students read a story about a pair of creative young inventors.
âThe story was called âPearl and Wagner,ââ said Eveland. âIt was about a science fair and they made a trash eating robot. In the end of the story they didnât win the science fair but the story was about friendship and team work.â
ARGOS â Five students from the Adult Basic Education (ABE) welding classes took what could be the most important test of their lives Thursday.
They have been working for the past 15 weeks to learn and perfect welding techniques in order to obtain a MIG welding certification.
According to ABE Director Deb Sherwood, the five young students had all dropped out of high school for various reasons.
âOne came to us with a GED and the others have been taking GED classes along with the welding classes,â Sherwood said.
PLYMOUTH â Plymouth point guard Houston Hodges played his best game of the season, but NorthWood won the game in the front court.
With 6-foot-8 leading scorer Sean Smith sidelined with a five-game suspension, Panthers big men Cameron Williams and Aaron Rhoade combined for 27 points, and NorthWood earned a 19-rebound advantage keeping Plymouth off the glass as the Panthers handed the Pilgrims a 47-38 Northern Lakes Conference-opening loss at The Rock Friday.
WALKERTON âÂ John Glennâs boys basketball squad flexed its muscle on both ends of the court Friday.
Defensively, the Falcons held LaVille to a 10-of-42 mark from the field âÂ 2 of 18 from downtown âÂ while on the other side of the timeline Glenn pounded the ball inside almost at will in a 55-32 Northern State Conference win at The Aerie.
âI think our strength took over tonight, and it should with our size and experience,â Glenn head coach Travis Hannah said. âWe were able to take the ball to the hole.