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December 23rd

Pilgrims celebrate Thanksgiving during Christmas

December 23, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Game day started a little early for Plymouth’s Pilgrims.
Meeting Whitko on the floor at PHS Wednesday evening, Coach Ryan Bales’ team met some real VIPs earlier in the day. The team “adopted” several families in Plymouth to help brighten their Christmas holiday with gifts and food.

December 22nd

Culver’s DeWitt returns to Pearl Harbor for 70th anniversary of bombing

December 22, 2011

Culver’s Jim DeWitt hadn’t seen Pearl Harbor in 70 years, but over the week of Dec. 7, he and a number of others present on that fateful day, were given a hero’s welcome at the area many -- like DeWitt -- last saw when the wounds of the victims of Japanese bombers were still fresh, families of the dead still in shock.

Election ongoing hot topic at Culver council mtg

December 22, 2011

Two town council members last week added their comments to existing voices concerning the controversy over accusations made leading up to last month’s hotly-contested Culver town clerk race.

During the Dec. 13 regular meeting, Council member Lynn Overmyer defended outgoing clerk Casey Howard, who was defeated by Karen Heim, describing the “mess of paperwork” and “disarray” Howard was faced with when she first took over the clerk’s position, noting Howard straightened out the situation “professionally and promptly.”

View the Pet of the Week

December 22, 2011

To see the Pet of the Week, go to Photo of the Week under the Entertainment section.

Concept presented for downtown enhancement

December 22, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Redevelopment Commission voted in favor of accepting a final master plan for the proposed downtown park Wednesday. Presenting the concept drawing to the members was Michael Reese of the Troyer Group.
Reese said Concept I out of a number of different drawings that seemed to be the one most people who had attended public meetings, stakeholder meetings and also the Park Board favored.

Pilgrims defend new ranking with rout of Whitko

December 22, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Pilgrims defended their brand-new Class 3A No. 8 ranking in convincing fashion against Whitko Wednesday.
Fresh from earning its first slot in the AP polls in three seasons, Plymouth used team basketball and a 24-9 second quarter to coast to a comfortable 69-44 win over the visiting Wildcats at The Rock. The Pilgrims finished with 18 assists compared to just two by Whitko, and four players scored in double figures to help Plymouth stay unbeaten while handing the Wildcats their third straight loss.

Results 12-22

December 22, 2011

Boys basketball
Glenn wins third straight
Three Falcons scored in double digits, and John Glenn won its third straight with a 72-42 defeat of host Argos Wednesday.
Josh Anderson put up a game-high 19 to pace Glenn, while Tyler Prentkowski scored 17, and Austen Hayes put up 12 in the win, which brought the Falcons to an even 4-4 on the season.
Argos was led by Cain Thorn’s 17 in the loss, which drops the team to 1-5.
Glenn will face Triton at home Jan. 7 after the holiday layover, while Argos hosts the four-team Winter Classic beginning with a game versus West Central Dec. 27.

December 21st

Holiday lights, movies, and more: weekend events in Marshall County

December 21, 2011

Plymouth Church of the Heartland, 705 E. Jefferson St., will hold its Christmas service at 6:30 p.m. The title of the service is "A Not So Silent Night — finding the Prince of Peace in the midst of your chaos." The service will feature christmas hymns, a children's concert, live drama, relevant teaching, fellowship and finger foods. For more information, visit

Dinner, a bet, and friendship influence fitness

December 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Rachelle Yung — and her workout partners Amanda Rogge and Melissa Bachtel — share their stories about their weight loss journeys. Getting a jump start on January’s Best Loser 2012 competition at the Fitness Forum at the LifePlex, the three will also be entering the competition, which is Jan. 16 to March 21. Registration deadline is Jan. 9, and teams will consist of just two players instead of the traditional four-person teams. Cost is $40 per team, and couples will still be competing for that $1,000 cash prize.

Pierce St. Bridge essentially complete

December 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Residents should be able to travel the new Pierce Street Bridge by the end of the week or sooner.
Mark Hollingsworth - construction engineer on the project - told the Marshall County Commissioners that the original opening slated for last week had been pushed back due to rains and flooding. He told the board that final railings and attenuators would hopefully be in place by Tuesday afternoon and that as soon as they were, the bridge would be opened.

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