May 27th, 2011
DONALDSON â€” The images of devastation in the nations mid section have become an almost nightly horror during this spring.
Joe Yonto, head baseball coach at Ancilla College, had a chance to see them first hand over the past week. Struck by the tragedy in Alabama, Yonto and the Charger baseball team spent the last week of their season raising supplies for those hurt by the killer storms that have been ripping through the section of the country.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â As Memorial Day approaches, Washington Elementary first grade teacher Lauren Cooper searched for a creative way to teach her students about the holiday.
â€śWe spend a lot of time talking about the calendar and current events,â€ť said Cooper. â€ś
To explain Memorial Day, Cooper told her students about her childhood friend, Capt. Brandon Barrett, a Marine from Marion, Ind. who had died in May 2010 in Afghanistan.
PLYMOUTH â€” Just when things seemed their darkest, Plymouth found a way to pull out the win.
PLYMOUTH â€” The hits have been coming for Culver Military all season.
But the Eagles struggled at the plate when it mattered most Thursday, recording just five hits for one run as they fell to Rochester ace Aaron Stuart 4-1 in Class 3A Plymouth Baseball Sectional action at Bill Nixon Field.
The Zebras move on to play Plymouth in a sectional semifinal Monday following another semi between John Glenn and Mishawaka Marian, scheduled for 11 a.m. The championship is slated for 8 p.m. Monday night.
Monterey Elementary School will hold an Open House entitled "Celebrate Monterey Elementary" on the students' last day,Thursday, June 2, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The event, says Monterey 6th grade teacher Todd Shaffer, "is just a time for the community to come and take a quick look back at MES. There will be a slideshow and refreshments during this time."
PLYMOUTH — A local manufacturer was honored by the Plymouth Schools Industrial Tech Program for a long history of support. The Industrial Tech Program at Plymouth began 33 years ago teaching students first hand about the construction industry by building a home in the city. Since the birth of the program MAAX of Plymouth has been a supporter providing bathtubs for every house the program has built.
Shanelle Burns, of Argos, was determined to be at the taping of Oprah's last show on May 24. She entered for free tickets on oprah.com a month before the event, and anxiously waited to see if she would get in. Unfortunately, when the website emailed her the Saturday before the event saying that she had two tickets, Burns didn't see the email until Mondayâ€”past the deadline to respond and claim the tickets. Not about to give up, Burns quickly responded, explaining why she wanted to go to the showâ€”and why she wanted her friend and previous co-worker, Mary Kunkle, of Plymouth, to go with her.
DONALDSON - The images of devastation in the nations mid section have become an almost nightly horror during this spring.
Joe Yonto - head baseball coach at Ancilla College - had a chance to see them first hand over the past week. Struck by the tragedy in Alabama, Yonto and the Charger baseball team spent the last week of their season raising supplies for those hurt by the killer storms that have been ripping through the section of the country.
PLYMOUTH - Word of mouth can be a powerful tool - especially to get power tools in high school students hands.
For the 33rd year students of the Plymouth Building Trades class will unveil their newly built home on Ohio Street in Plymouth and put it up for sale beginning with their Open House on June 4 from 1 p.m to 4 p.m.
Three years ago 12 students built the home, last year the number taking the class doubled. This year, instructor P.T. McKinnis actually had to turn applicants for the course away.