Archive - 2011
WATERLOO â€” Waterloo Police Department Deputy Marshal Stephen Brady, 47, was shot in the face around 3 a.m. Thursday after he was dispatched to assist a man and woman who reportedly had their vehicle stuck in a ditch. Brady is now in serious condition in a Fort Wayne hospital. The reason for the attack is unknown.
ROCHESTER â€” Triton has rallied back for some slow starts lately defending its unbeaten run. On Wednesday, the Lady Trojans dug themselves a hole they couldnâ€™t crawl out of.
An ailing Rochester squad overcame illness to jump out to a fast start, running up a 10-2 lead in the gameâ€™s first five and a half minutes, then held off visiting Triton down the stretch for a 36-33 victory to hand the Trojans their first loss of the season on the road.
DONALDSON â€” Brandon Query of Greencastle High School has signed with the Ancilla College menâ€™s soccer team for the 2012 season.
The midfielder is the first official signing of the year for Ancilla head coach James Drzewiecki.
â€śBrandon is a great player to start our class off with,â€ť said Drzewiecki.Â â€śHeâ€™s floated under the radar a bit, but the kid can flat out play.Â Weâ€™ve really been taken with his work rate, vision and technical ability.Â Heâ€™s our kind of player, and heâ€™s a great fit for our system.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Riverside Intermediate will be the next school in the Plymouth Schools system to offer 1:1 computers for their students in grades 5 and 6.
Principal Donna Burroughs asked the school board members this week for permission to purchase computers for 30 certified staff members, an anticipated 571 students for the 2012-13 school year, and 49 reserve units. The annual cost was noted at $165,351.75 and would be under a four-year contract totaling $661,407.50.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth School Board has approved the addition of two new courses for Plymouth High School for the school year 2012-13.
Plymouth High School Principal Jim Condon briefly outlined the two new proposed offerings to the board and both were unanimously approved.
The first addition will be Digital Electronics. Condon explained the course is the third in a series of four for Project Lead the Way, targeting those students who want to pursue studies in engineering.
The Maxinkuckee Singers will present a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grace United Church of Christ in Culver. There is no admission charge. They will also perform at 7:30 Thursday at Knox United Methodist Church. For more information, call 574-546-4230.
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PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth School Corporation held its second meeting concerning the redistricting necessary for the 2012-13 school year.
Dr. Jerome McKibben, McKibben Demographic Research, has been reviewing the data concerning enrollment for the entire Plymouth Schools.
To comply with federal mandates, school districts must maintain a balance of race/ethnicity, numbers of students who qualify for free and reduced services, and students who qualify for services due to placement in ELL classes for those with limited English speaking and/or writing skills.
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