June 9th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Plymouth Community School Corporation issued a press release this week concerning the results of an investigation launched after it was discovered that portions of the eighth grade ISTEP (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress) test given at Lincoln Junior High during the 2010-11 school year had to be invalidated.
On or about May 1, it was discovered that there were irregularities concerning the preparation given to some students prior to the test itself. The school self-reported the problem to the Department of Education (DOE).
PLYMOUTH â€” This was the fourth year that the Plymouth FOP and the Marshall/Starke Development Center (MSDC) have joined forces to put together a prom for developmentally disabled individuals in the community. The prom took place May 20. Dresses and suits were donated by members in the community, and Prices Cleaning cleaned all the donated items. The annual event is held each year at the Plymouth Moose Lodge.
â€śThe Moose has been really more than generous,â€ť said Pam Landesman of MSDC. â€śThey are so easy to get along with, and we are packed every year. The building is just full to the brim.â€ť
BLOOMINGTON â€” Despite some weighty expectations and the sweltering heat at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex, Waverly Neer kept her cool Saturday.
Even with temperatures running in the mid-90s, the Culver Girls Academy star managed to break a pair of state records in the 1600- and the 3200-meter runs at the 38th Annual Girls Track and Field State Finals, clocking a 4:43.46 stop in the 1600 meters to shatter the old record by nearly six seconds before setting a new standard in the 3200 in 10:20.66 an hour and a half later.
The Bike Barn, at 103 Lake Shore Drive in Culver, will once again team up with the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver for a bicycle tour of the town of Culver on Saturday, June 18, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Bike Barn.
Bicyclists are inÂvited to bring their own bikes and helÂmets for the free event, which will be led by Jeff Kenney of the Society and is expected to cover no more than four to five miles of riding.
BREMEN â€” Bremen High School has hired former Mount Vernon Nazarene University JV coach Ryan Eakins as its new head basketball coach.
Eakins was the JV menâ€™s basketball coach at Mount Vernon Nazarene in Mount Vernon, Ohio during the 2010-11 season and is a former assistant coach at his alma mater, Grace College. He is moving to the town of Bremen where he plans to be a substitute teacher in the Bremen Public School System.
Eakins played basketball at Grace College and Seymour High School.
FORT WAYNE â€” A sectional championship is nice, but Tritonâ€™s boys golf team has even bigger fish to fry.
The Trojans won their first-ever sectional title by beating out four-peat defending champion Warsaw with a fifth-man score on the Tigersâ€™ home course at Stonehenge Golf Club last Friday. But Triton head coach Jack Carpenter pledged his team wouldnâ€™t be resting on any laurels as the little Class A squad hunts for a second-straight state finals berth at the Homestead Regional Thursday.
BREMEN â€” The North Central Soccer Association (NCSA) awarded Plymouth's Micah Harner the First Annual T. Edward Ummel Young Referee of the Year Award last weekend during the NCSA tournament in Bremen.
Ummel, a local attorney active in family, civic, church and soccer activities, passed away last October. He was the long-time treasurer of Argos Youth Soccer (AYS) as well as a coach, and he also served the NCSA in scheduling games and as the NCSA referee instructor.
The community had a chance recently to tour the 30th student-built home in the Culver area, an architecturally unique house which familiar Culver resident and retired Plymouth school teacher John Benedict now calls home.
George H. Howard
Nov. 14, 1938-June 4, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â George H. Howard, 72, of 17291 West 4B Road, Plymouth, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, at his home.
He was born Nov. 14, 1938, in Goose Rock, Ky., to George and Mary (Henson) Howard. George and Loretta Jackson were married June 13, 1958, in Adrian, Mich. They moved to the Marshall County area in 1965. George was a truck driver and mechanic. He was a proud member of the National Rifle Association. His passion, for the last few years, was attending many gun shows.Â