October 21st, 2011
Marshall County Coroner William Cleavenger announced late last night that 72-year-old Frances M. Long, of Bourbon, died at 5:48 p.m. at the emergency room of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth of injuries suffered in a late afternoon accident at U.S. 30 & King Road in Plymouth.
She died of blunt force injuries sustained when her car was struck broadside by a truck. According to police, Long's vehicle was north on King Road when it pulled into the path of a U.S. 30 eastbound semi. The semi driver was uninjured.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Plymouth Volunteer Firefighters are grateful for the support from the community as they continue to raise the needed funds for a training tower.
The department will be using the donations received from a mailing to local residents a few weeks ago to purchase the first two parts of a training facility that comes at a cost of $20,000.
The parts are built from shipping crates that have been galvanized and modified with such accessories as doors, windows, stairs, and movable partitions.
PLYMOUTH â€” New Prairieâ€™s stout defense made Plymouth earn it, but the Lady Pilgrims rose to the occasion.
Plymouth battled back from a 25-11 loss in the opening set to hand the Lady Cougars a four-set defeat, 11-25, 25-23, 25-18, 26-24, in a scrappy Class 3A Plymouth Sectional quarterfinal Thursday at The Rock.
The Pilgrims now move on to face Culver Girls Academy â€” which bested Jimtown in three games in the opening quarterfinal Thursday â€” in the late semifinal at the Plymouth tourney Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
PLYMOUTH â€” In the midst of Thursdayâ€™s sectional quarterfinal, Culver Girls Academy teammates Katy Bjornson and Abby Jeffirs got a little friendly competition going.
The outside hitters had a contest to see who could rack up the most kills, and while Bjornson edged out Jeffirs 13 kills to 12, both were winners as they helped lead the Lady Eagles to a convincing three-set win over Jimtown, 25-20, 25-12, 25-14 at the Class 3A Plymouth Sectional.
Itâ€™s a new day.
Area teams are putting the past behind them, whether good or bad, as they enter the first round of the 39th Annual IHSAA Football Tournament tonight.
Itâ€™s been a rough year for Plymouth. The Rockies finished the regular season with the programâ€™s worst record in recent memory at 3-6, but the team is looking for a fresh start as it travels to Angola (5-4) for a first-round Class 4A Sectional 11 match-up at 7:30 p.m.
LaVille beats Fremont
at Class 2A Westview tourney
LaVille beat Fremont in four games in a Class 2A Westview Sectional quarterfinal Thursday, 25-19, 27-25, 13-25, 25-13.
The Lady Lancers move on to play Prairie Heights â€” which beat Central Noble in another four-set quarterfinal Thursday â€”Â in a Westview semifinal at 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by a 12:30 p.m. match between host Westview and Bremen.
Middle hitter Katie Berger put away a team-leading 19 kills for LaVille, while outside hitter Kelsey Gurtner had nine, and fellow outside hitter Shelby Low finished with six.
Virtually unanimous frustration at last weekâ€™s meeting of Culverâ€™s town council reflected the prevailing attitude in the Culver community at large, regarding several weeksâ€™ delay in movement on a project originally slated to take three or four days.
Replacement of a culvert at Lake Maxinkuckeeâ€™s west shore outlet began in September, and was still underway as of the October 15 weekend, due to delays in replacing a gas line running through the area.
Audience member Mike Stallings blamed NIPSCO, whose presence was required at the site to reroute the gas line.
ARGOS â€” One of the main goals of Leadership Marshall County (LMC), sponsored by the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF), is for members to learn a few things that they didnâ€™t know about the county.
That definitely happened Wednesday as the class visited two area farms, Argos Holsteins dairy farm and Vories grain farm, and heard from young 4-H members.
ERIE, Pa. â€” While the world mourned the passing of Apple creator and visionary Steve Jobs to cancer, his death had an added significance to Plymouthâ€™s Mark Neidig.
â€śI was at a fundraising event when I heard the news,â€ť he said. â€śI couldnâ€™t help but think if we had worked a little harder, if we were further along in the research we might have been able to save him.â€ť
Irene I. Cripe
Oct. 18, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Â Irene I. Cripe, 89, of Olive Trail, died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
She is survived by her daughter Rebecca Gail (Jim) Griffy, Plymouth, and by her sons Buryl Wayne (Kathy) Wood, Florida and Neil Allen (Kathy) Wood, South Carolina and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.