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August 5th, 2011

Plymouth wins 3-way girls golf meet

August 5, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A win is a win as they say, but Plymouth has its sights set on loftier goals as the 2011 girls golf season gets into full swing.
Led by returning junior Emily Berger’s 49, Plymouth carded a team score of 210 to trump Peru’s 222, while Caston was unable to record a team score as players forfeited with temperatures reaching into the 90s, and the Lady Pilgrims topped the field in their dual-meet season opener at a triangular match at Swan Lake Friday.

Ancilla student-athletes receive host of honors

August 5, 2011

DONALDSON — Ancilla College student-athletes Tyler Jackson, Demi Schrader, and Mark Reel highlighted a list of athletes who were recently honored for their achievements in the classroom, the college announced Friday.
Jackson and Schrader were named recipients of the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Excellence, while Reel was a recipient of the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement.

Woman jailed for death of 3-year-old stepson

August 5, 2011

Starke County Prosecutor Nicholas Bourff held a press conference Friday afternoon to announce the arrest of Stacie Brown, 34, of 1180 S. 300 E. Knox, for the June 22 death of 3-year-old Ethan Brown, her stepson. Brown is being charged with two Class A Felonies: Battery resulting in death and Neglect of a dependent resulting in death. She is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Decades battle it out

August 5, 2011

PLYMOUTH — It was a battle of the ages Wednesday night, as graduates of the ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s got together at Lincoln Junior High School to compete and have a little fun for the “Old Timers” volleyball game – another event in a week-long celebration of Plymouth Community Schools Alumni Association Alumni Week.
While at times a full field of the particular decade wasn’t available to play, the 1990s came out victorious when paired up against the others, along with a little help from the younger generation to round out a full team.

Plymouth schools awarded more than $11,000

August 5, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Last May, Plymouth music teacher Bryan Ames and broadcasting teachers Dave McKenzie and Phil Scott and their students teamed up to enter Ford Motor Company’s Drive One 4 UR School student video contest.

Mystic Hills chosen for Pete Dye Golf Trail

August 5, 2011

CULVER — Mystic Hills Golf Course finds itself in the spotlight as the first stop on the Pete Dye Golf Trail.
The collection of seven unique courses personally selected by famed golf course architect and Indiana resident Dye — who boasts more than 20 courses within the state — officially launched July 28 and represent a varied array of design elements, topography and difficulty.

August 4th

Van Herk, familiar face in Culver business, explores musical ‘Daydreams’ on new album

August 4, 2011

If First Farmers Bank manager Chad Van Herk has been noticeably absent a few days recently, he’s had good reason. He’s been in California, in front of a film camera filming a music video in conjunction with his latest -- non-bank-related -- venture: a new album of self-penned and performed tunes.

Oak Road construction 'getting close' to an end

August 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Perhaps one of the biggest traffic hassles in Plymouth, the Oak Road construction project, is nearing a conclusion according to project engineer Gary Fox.
“We’re getting real close now,” said Fox Wednesday, adding that their target completion date for the project is mid-November.
Fox said that the west two lanes of Oak Road are completed, and workers are currently placing sidewalks and doing reconstruction. In the next week, work will begin on the east lanes, pushing traffic onto the newly finished west lanes.

2 die in Michigan Rd crash

August 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Coroner’s Office has released the names of the two victims of Tuesday morning’s double-fatality accident at 5A and Michigan Roads north of Plymouth.
Wesley F. Collins, 21, of Plymouth and Conner A. McGee, 18, of Muncie were both killed instantly in a three-vehicle crash. Identification of both victims was withheld during the day pending notification of family members.
According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, officers responded to the scene at approximately 5:37 a.m. and determined that two separate accidents had occurred.

Closure planned for U.S. 35 bridge demolition

August 4, 2011

 
LAPORTE/STARKE COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will close U.S. 35 between U.S. 6 and U.S. 30 beginning Tuesday, Aug. 9. Crews will be demolishing the old bridge over the Kankakee River and changing the alignment of the highway to carry traffic over a new bridge.
During the work, traffic will be directed on a 20-mile, marked detour. Northbound traffic will be directed west on U.S. 30, north on Ind. 39 and east on U.S. 6. Southbound traffic will be directed west on U.S. 6, south on Ind. 39 and east on U.S. 30.

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