Archive - Jun 9, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” This Friday, children of all ages will have the opportunity to learn about Marshall County agriculture and plant their own vegetables or flowers.
Plymouthâ€™s Second Friday festivities will include a presentation and planting activity by Bob Yoder, agricultural expert from the Marshall County Extension Office.
â€śWe are going to transplant vegetable and flower plants for (the kids) that they can take home and watch grow,â€ť said Yoder, who holds an agriculture degree from Purdue University and grew up on a farm.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Plymouth Community School Corporation issued a press release this week concerning the results of an investigation launched after it was discovered that portions of the eighth grade ISTEP (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress) test given at Lincoln Junior High during the 2010-11 school year had to be invalidated.
On or about May 1, it was discovered that there were irregularities concerning the preparation given to some students prior to the test itself. The school self-reported the problem to the Department of Education (DOE).
PLYMOUTH â€” This was the fourth year that the Plymouth FOP and the Marshall/Starke Development Center (MSDC) have joined forces to put together a prom for developmentally disabled individuals in the community. The prom took place May 20. Dresses and suits were donated by members in the community, and Prices Cleaning cleaned all the donated items. The annual event is held each year at the Plymouth Moose Lodge.
â€śThe Moose has been really more than generous,â€ť said Pam Landesman of MSDC. â€śThey are so easy to get along with, and we are packed every year. The building is just full to the brim.â€ť
BLOOMINGTON â€” Despite some weighty expectations and the sweltering heat at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex, Waverly Neer kept her cool Saturday.
Even with temperatures running in the mid-90s, the Culver Girls Academy star managed to break a pair of state records in the 1600- and the 3200-meter runs at the 38th Annual Girls Track and Field State Finals, clocking a 4:43.46 stop in the 1600 meters to shatter the old record by nearly six seconds before setting a new standard in the 3200 in 10:20.66 an hour and a half later.