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State Senator challenges Argos students

December 7, 2011

ARGOS — State Senator Randy Head (R), visited Argos High School Tuesday to discuss new legislation that would exclude the bottom five percent of ISTEP scores when they are used to evaluate students and teachers.
Head said that since the system currently includes the scores of special needs and English as a Second Language (ESL) students, the average score of all students is lowered. By taking away the lowest five percent of scores, Head believes a more accurate portrayal of schools could be obtained.

What to do this weekend in Marshall County

December 7, 2011

THURSDAY
The Maxinkuckee Singers will present a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. at First United Church of Christ in Plymouth. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 574-546-4230.

FRIDAY
The Rentown Country Store plans to join with some local shops and several area businesses to host a Midnight Madness event, of which the stores will be open until midnight, and Rentown Country Stores will offer refreshments, specials and give away $1,500 in Midnight Madness "bucks." 

Don't forget to view the Photo of the Week!

December 7, 2011

Find the weekly photo under "Photo of the Week" in the Entertainment section each Wednesday.

Wrench General donates time for animal shelter

December 7, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Everybody’s looking for a deal these days, especially close to Christmas time.
So the folks at Wrench General provided just that for customers on Saturday. For a donation of any kind, the technicians changed oil in 184 cars in six hours of work.
The donations were given to help the Marshall County Humane Society.
“The old record for oil changes done was 85,” said service writer Julie Wade. “We did 148 this time, since both stores were involved. We raised a grand total of more than $1,800 for the shelter.”

Planning to make Plymouth bloom in 2012

December 7, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Last summer was the first year Plymouth was judged for a nationwide beautification contest called America in Bloom. Two judges visited and rated Plymouth in eight criteria: tidiness, community involvement, environmental awareness, heritage, urban forestry, landscape, floral displays and turf, and ground covers for municipal, residential, and commercial areas.
“They gave a lot of (areas) where they see (that) improvement is needed,” said Mike Woolfington, Marshall County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau director.

Pilgrims oust Indians, 59-42

December 7, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Mack Mercer and David Lee continued to produce, while John Ruff and Kyle Kaser added some extra balance to the Plymouth offense, and the Pilgrims remained unbeaten with a 59-42 win over South Bend St. Joseph’s Tuesday.
“Give them a lot of credit. We knew they were going to fight all the way,” said Plymouth Head Coach Ryan Bales. “We kept telling the kids we’ve got to take it from them, they’re not going to give it to us.

Plymouth earns NLC reprisal vs NorthWood

December 7, 2011

PLYMOUTH — After last year’s defeat at the hands of Northern Lakes Conference foe NorthWood, the Pilgrims were ready for a little reprisal at Tuesday’s conference opener.
Mission accomplished.
Plymouth’s boys claimed wins in seven of 12 events and grabbed the top two spots in the individual medley, the 200 free relay and the diving competition for a 113-65 victory at home.

Results 12-7

December 7, 2011

Boys basketball
Hostetler and Amor lead Lancers over Dragons
Andrew Hostetler and Nick Amor both reached 20 points for LaVille, and the Lancers rebounded from a loss at Mishawaka Marian with a 73-50 win at Argos Tuesday.
Hostetler drained seven 3s for a game-high 21 points, while Amor finished at a 10-for-11 rate from the field for 20 points.
Amor recorded a double-double with a game-leading 11 rebounds at the contest, and he handed out five assists behind Hostetler’s game-high six helpers.
Argos was led by Cain Thorn’s 12 points and Taylor Ogle’s 10 in the loss.

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