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Tornado relief a success for House of Prayer

June 24, 2011

PLYMOUTH — After spending six days outside Wal-Mart collecting donations for Joplin tornado victims, Dan Thornburg, youth pastor for House of Prayer church, was ready to hit the road.
“We loaded the truck by 1:30 a.m. (Friday, June 3) and left around 3:30 a.m.,” said Thornburg.

Vonnegut friend, author Failey to speak July 2

June 23, 2011

"We Never Danced Cheek to Cheek: The Young Kurt Vonnegut in Indianapolis and Beyond," a recently-released book by Majie Failey which includes details about the late, award-winning author's deep roots in the Culver-Lake Maxinkuckee area, will be the topic at the annual meeting of the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver on Saturday, July 2, starting at 10 a.m. at the historic Bramfeld cottage at 1257 East Shore Drive.
Failey herself will be on hand to speak about the book and Vonnegut's Maxinkuckee and Hoosier roots.

Alcohol policy, paving and noise issues addressed by Culver Council

June 23, 2011

Culver's Town Council last week navigated several controversial topics and also agreed to assist in investigating the question of making transportation more available to local seniors via the Marshall County Council on Aging.

Gas leak causes evacuation

June 22, 2011

PLYMOUTH — City workers disrupted a service line Wednesday morning, causing a gas leak strong enough for the Plymouth Fire Department to ask area residents to evacuate their homes. A one to two block area from Hogarth St. to Ewing St. and Bayless St. to S. Michigan St. was sectioned off while NIPSCO attempted to secure the situation.
"Sometimes you hit unknown lines and this happens," said Plymouth fire chief Andy Metsker.
"We are taking precautionary steps now, basically making sure nothing happens."

Local veterans record stories for Library of Congress

June 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Two representatives for congressman Joe Donnelly visited the Plymouth VFW post 1162 Friday to videotape WWII veteran’s accounts of their service. The recordings will be placed in the Library of Congress American Folklife Center Reading Room—available for anyone to watch and listen to—as part of the Veterans History Project.
Karl Collis, commander of the Plymouth VFW, contacted the Veterans History Project about interviewing local veterans, concerned that their stories may be lost when the men themselves are gone.

Blue dress worn by 3 generations

June 20, 2011

PLYMOUTH — When Charlotte Bender of Plymouth purchased the light blue frilly dress for her first daughter in 1955, she had no idea that her great-granddaughters would still be wearing the dress in 2011.
Since the dress was purchased, eleven babies have worn it in a photo taken at 6 months of age — a family tradition that, with any luck, will continue.
“The dress is so thin you can see through it,” said Christen White, Bender’s granddaughter.

Rock of Gold making the rounds

June 20, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Drivers passing through downtown recently may have noticed an odd landmark in front of King’s Jewelry.
The giant gold-colored rock, dubbed “The Rock of Gold” is a tradition from years past recently reinstated.
“It was very popular back in the 60s and 70s,” said Becky Glaub-Gibbs, of the Chamber of Commerce.

Lee follows commander to Hall of Fame

June 20, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Meeting those you’ve looked up to as you’ve gone through your life can be a daunting thing in the best of times. It can be even more so if he’s your commanding officer.
The latest member of Plymouth Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame — Major William Lee Jr. — had a rather unique experience meeting his idol. He shared the story with those in attendance at Friday’s banquet to honor him and all Plymouth Alumni at Plymouth High School.

Culver festival offers 'Taste' of array of eateries

June 19, 2011

Janet Kline, left, prepares to try out an offering from the Corndance Cafe, represented here by Matt Artist, right, at the annual Taste of Culver festival Saturday. Sponsored by Culver's Chamber of Commerce, the event once again drew hundreds to the downtown area as the Caribbean-flavored sound of Kent Arnsbarger's steel drums mingled in the air with the enticing smells of a host of the area's popular restaurants and eateries.

Free wi-fi for downtown

June 17, 2011

PLYMOUTH — City council members voted this week to enter into an agreement with DC Tech Solutions, LLC, a Plymouth company.
DC Tech will provide high-speed Internet service to city departments in exchange for being allowed to place its equipment on Plymouth’s two water towers and on top of the fire department. In addition, DC Tech will supply free wireless Internet service to the downtown area, a $5,000 value.
“There aren’t many towns our size offering free wireless downtown,” said councilman Mark Neidig during the meeting. “For tourism, and for downtown residents, it’s a good asset.”

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