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December 29th

Emergency surgery helps 8-year-old return to active lifestyle

December 29, 2011

ARGOS — Chaz Downey, 8, of Argos, loves sports. His favorite is basketball, and he can shoot hoops with amazing accuracy for his age, according to his mother Jackie Campbell. Chaz especially likes cheering on his older brother, Chandler, at his basketball and soccer games.
If it hadn’t been for quick action by his doctors two years ago, however, Chaz might not be able to do the things he loves today. During a routine checkup at the Down Syndrome clinic at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis in 2009, his pediatrician, Dr. Maria Stanley, discovered that Chaz’s spine was extremely loose.

'Hello Gorgeous!' — Houghton gets special treatment for the day

December 29, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Wednesday was a day of “firsts” for Patt Houghton. Unbeknownst to her, Houghton’s sister-in-law Donna Kelly had nominated her for a Hello Gorgeous makeover at C.C. Hair Co. in Plymouth. Houghton was treated to her first pedicure, first facial and first hair coloring treatment as part of the makeover — all of which was a complete surprise to her.
“(Houghton) has always given of herself, and I thought it was her turn to be pampered,” said Kelly, watching with misty eyes as Houghton picked out a sparkly pink nail polish for her toes.

View this week's pet photo

December 29, 2011

To see this week's Pet of the Week, go the Photo of the Week under the Entertainment section. Don't forget to share your memorable moments with us! Submit your own photos by following the instructions.

Post 27 unveils new mascot at annual banquet

December 29, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Post 27 baseball team will have a new identity next year.
The Plymouth American Legion squad unveiled its new Diamond Spyders mascot and logo at the team’s annual banquet at the Post 27 hall on Tuesday.
According to General Manager and Marshall County Judge Dean Colvin, the mascot should help give the team some identity as it plays in independent, non-American Legion events over the summer.

Results 12-29

December 29, 2011

Girls basketball
OD earns championship berth at Hanover Central
Class A No. 4 Oregon-Davis beat Whiting and the host Lady Wildcats at the Hanover Central Invitational Wednesday.
OD beat Whiting 68-59 in the morning game before topping Hanover Central 73-47 in the semifinal Wednesday night, running its win streak to nine straight. Complete results from the games were unavailable at press deadline.
The Lady Bobcats will face Wheeler — which beat Knox 46-42 and Griffith 38-35 — in the championship tonight at 8:30 p.m.

Women’s college basketball
Saint Mary’s wins

December 28th

Grant will be used for 'virtual book club'

December 28, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Community School Corporation was one of nine Indiana schools recently awarded up to $3,000 each in grants from the Indiana Arts Commission. The money will be used to fund a “virtual book club” at Lincoln Jr. High School and Plymouth High School — an extension of the “One Book, One Town” community-wide literacy event. This year, the theme is the Civil War — specifically, the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh.

Don't forget to view the Photo of the Week!

December 28, 2011

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Weekly video gives virtual tour of Community Resource Center

December 28, 2011

This week's video gives you a peek inside Plymouth's Community Resource Center, which is being built now. The large building, intended to house multiple social service agencies, will be completed in March.

Find the video in the video feeds section at the bottom of the home page.

December 27th

Argos wins Winter Classic opener

December 28, 2011

ARGOS — Argos has some shooters this season, but the young team’s heavy reliance on the outside shot hasn’t yielded great results in the early going.
The Dragons stressed getting into the lane to good effect Tuesday as they claimed a convincing 54-43 victory over visiting West Central in the first round of the boys Winter Classic tournament at home at Phil Weybright Gymnasium.
Argos (2-5) advances to face Winamac — which beat Knox 42-38 at Winamac Tuesday — in the championship of the four-team tourney in the main gym at West Central Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Lady Dragons rally past West Central

December 28, 2011

ARGOS — Kayla Prochno and Libby Moyer supplied a one-two punch, and Argos rallied from a 29-28 deficit in the fourth quarter to win its Winter Classic opener against West Central 44-38 at home at Phil Weybright Gymnasium Tuesday.
The Lady Dragons (8-3) went 8 of 12 from the line to outscore West Central (6-4) 16-9 in the decisive final frame for their second straight win. Argos advances to play Rochester, which beat Kankakee Valley 54-49 Tuesday, in the championship game of the Winter Classic in the auxiliary gym at West Central Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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