April 6th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Coming from one baseball country to another, Japanese foreign exchange student Keita Morikawa already had the skill set to play outfield. Itâ€™s just taken him a little while for his bat to catch up with his glove.
On Friday, Morikawaâ€™s batting proved to be the difference as the Triton eight hole hitterâ€™s go-ahead sacrifice fly to left in the top of the sixth broke a 7-7 tie and put the Trojans over the top in an eventual 9-7 win over host Plymouth at Bill Nixon Field.
INDIANAPOLIS â€”Â Veteran Plymouth attorney James N. Clevenger has been appointed chairman of the Indiana State Ethics Commission by Gov. Mitch Daniels.
The appointment was effective Feb. 1, 2012, and Clevenger serves at the governorâ€™s discretion.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Community School Corporation announced Thursday that the remnants of two meth labs found in the woods near Washington Elementary School last week have been completely cleaned up. All waste was hauled off site by ENVIROCORP, a certified environmental management firm hired by the school corporation, and disposed of in an approved landfill.
ENVIROCORP is also inspecting the soil and taking soil samples in the area.
WALKERTON â€” There were some rough spots for both teams, but there were also positives for both Plymouth and John Glenn to take away from their girls tennis opener Thursday.
A mostly young Plymouth squad won in convincing fashion on four courts, while Glenn scored its first match point against Plymouth in a long time at No. 3 singles as the Lady Pilgrims started out the season with a 4-1 team win in a blustery girls tennis opener on the road.
FRIDAY, APRIL 6
â€˘ Plymouth Moose is hosting a buffet dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The menu is fish dinner. For more information please contact Tom Williams at 574-936-3530.
â€˘Â The Lakeville Lions Club is hosting a fish fry at Newton Center, Lakeville from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 adults, 6 to 12 years $4, and 5 and under free. Carry-outs are available. Fish, potato, slaw, dessert, bread, and drink included. Proceeds support community projects, needy families, Boy and Cub Scouts, FFA, and 4-H projects.
Dr. Carrie Cadwell, Cadwell Psychological Services, will be speaking on the topic of autism on April 6. The presentation will be held at Menominee Elementary School tonight at 6 p.m. The program is open to the public and free of charge.
April has been designated worldwide as Autism Awareness Month. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), one in every 88 children in the United States falls under the autism spectrum.
Cadwell said, â€śTheir findings also show that one in 54 boys fall into the spectrum.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Last weekend, Staff Sergeant Jerry Nenycz, of Plymouth, fought against eight other competitors in a contest to determine the best soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer in Indiana.
Nenycz, an NCO, eventually took home the title, after placing first or second in nearly every event in the three-day physical and mental contest.
â€śAt the end of each day we got a running total (score) so we knew where we were,â€ť explained Nenycz. â€śIt felt good to be in the lead, but at no point did I feel like I had a breather, or like I was safe.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” According to a survey taken by the Plymouth Park and Recreation board last summer, there are more people utilizing the park from outside the city limits than inside the city limits.
â€śThat survey just opened our eyes a little bit,â€ť said board president Dave Morrow.
CULVER â€“ Lt. Governor Becky Skillman visited Mystic Hills Golf Course in Culver Tuesday to encourage Hoosiers to play some of Indianaâ€™s beautiful golf courses this year, as well as to promote the Pete Dye Trail, a group of courses designed by Lake Maxinkuckee resident and internationally acclaimed golf course designer Pete Dye.
Indiana boasts more courses than anywhere else in the world designed by Dye, considered by many as the father of modern golf course architecture.
May 13, 1926-April 2, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Lois M. Schultz, 85, of S.R. 17, Plymouth, passed away at 8 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2012, at her home.
Lois was born May 13, 1926, in Stillwell, to Russell and Florence (Whittaker) Wing Sr. Lois became the bride of Robert W. Schultz, Sept. 30, 1950, at the Salem Church, Salem. They have been residents of Plymouth since 1961.