July 17th, 2011
DESCENDANTS OF ORIGINAL PIONEER FAMILIES SOUGHT
One of Culver's least -known historical monuments will celebrate its anniversary later this month as plans begin to bring it more recognition.
Located on state-owned property at the southeast corner of State Road 10 and Queen Road, the hand-carved stone commemorates the arrival of Marshall County's first party of European settlers 175 years ago, on the afternoon of July 26, 1836.
PLYMOUTH â€” James Hackworth and Jacob Eaton delivered a strong one-two punch on the mound for Post 27, and Plymouthâ€™s batters came through in their last time at the plate with four hits for three runs to break a 2-2 tie and claim a 5-2 sectional-opening win over visiting Valparaiso Post 94 at Bill Nixon Field Friday.
The two teams will face off again in the two-team, double-elimination tourney today at 1 p.m. with a potential third game scheduled to follow directly.
â€śAny time as far as double-elimination, winning the first one is so important,â€ť said Plymouth Post 27 coach Mike Hite.
Plymouthâ€™s Nate Kolter beat LaVilleâ€™s Zach Gurtner in a playoff on Hole 10 at Round Barn Golf Club in Rochester to win the Boys 14-15 division of a Marshall County Junior Golf Tour event.
Kolter and Gurtner both shot 80 at the Par 72 course to go one-two, respectively, at the event, while Culverâ€™s Trent Elliott finished third in the division three strokes back.
A recently-returned couple whose presence here has enhanced Marshall Countyâ€™s medical offerings spent some time last Thursday discussing their journey with Culverâ€™s Kiwanis Club at the Yacht Club restaurant on Jefferson Street.
ARGOS â€” It all began when a group of casual acquaintances in the Marshall County area decided to take a needlepoint class together in Delphi in the early 1980s.
After taking the class, they decided to meet once a month to complete their project, a needlework Christmas tree. The group still meets today, but without one important member: Margaret Sherwood, who passed away last August from complications of a stroke.
PLYMOUTH â€” Linda Espich went through high school with everyone expecting her to become a nurse. To her parentâ€™s shock, Espich announced after graduation that she wanted to teach. Espich attended Indiana University, majored in general studies, switching later to elementary education, and started teaching at Washington Elementary School right after she graduated when a teacher there left to have a baby.
â€śIâ€™ve never made a resume â€” Iâ€™ve never had to,â€ť said Espich. â€śThe principal asked me if I wanted her job, and I said yes. Iâ€™ve had the same job for 40 years!â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Sharon Cudney, assistant activity director at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Plymouth, fears that the World War II experiences of her patients will be lost forever.
Two residents share their stories: George Born and William â€śBillâ€ť Whitsell.
George Born, 86, was born in Plymouth. He quit school in his junior year and worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for six months before being drafted in the Army.
George took his basic training at Camp Wheeler, Ga., and was immediately shipped out to Germany with the First Infantry Division of the 26th Infantry Regiment.
PLYMOUTH â€” Since they opened March 18, the sky over the northern edge of Plymouth has blossomed from time to time with dozens of skydivers who, according to Jenny Verner, a 17-year jumper herself, â€śwant to experience the exhilaration at least once.â€ť
Jenny, her husband, Steve, David Elliott and Troy Church, all sky-divers for years with experience totaling 30,000 jumps, love the sport so much that they have brought Plymouth Sky Sports to hangar B at the Plymouth Municipal Airport in order to teach others how to freefall out of the sky 10,000 feet up, from a Cessna 182, at 120 miles an hour.
ARGOS â€” As it has done since 2002, the Marshall County 4-H Drill Team presented a program to honor the men and women of the Armed Forces, opening the Marshall County 4-H Fair Sunday night.
The team, lead by Harry Eskridge, has been using the opportunity to show their patriotism. One of the speakers for the event was State Representative Nancy Dembowski, who has also been invited to the event for the last several years.
PLYMOUTH â€” A Plymouth Police Department officer was treated for minor injuries and released following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Oak Tuesday morning.