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Falling pumpkins

October 31, 2010

Jefferson Elementary School held its annual pumpkin drop, where students use whatever supplies they can think of to support a pumpkin in hopes of it not breaking from about 80 feet from a Plymouth Fire Department truck.
The only surviving pumpkin for the day was dropped by the team of (from left) Austin Snyder, Kayla Heckaman, Michael Ruggles and Caden Grove.
Photo by Maggie Nixon.

4 up for LaVille school seats

October 31, 2010

LAKEVILLE — Four people are running for two spots on the Union-North United School Board. They are: Michael Berger and Patricia Blount for the North Township seat and Dennis Graf and Larry Ort for the Union Township (St. Joseph County) seat. Ort is the only incumbent.
Dennis Graf
Graf is up for election in the race for Union-North United School Corporation board. Graf is running for the Union Township seat from St. Joseph County. This is the first time that he has run for school board.

Burn ban remains in effect

October 31, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Temperatures may be cooler, but the dry conditions remain around the area. Residents are advised that Marshall County’s burn ban also remains in place.
To date, the ban has not been lifted and will not be for some time if weather conditions do not improve. Marshall County Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery advised the Pilot News that he had passed on recommendations to the Marshall County Commissioners from three area fire chiefs recommending that the ban remain in effect.

October 29th

Pride of Plymouth headed for state finals

October 29, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth High School marching band — Pride of Plymouth — made Plymouth High School history last week by becoming the first-ever marching band from Plymouth to qualify for the Indiana State School Music Association’s Marching Band state finals.
The band is under the direction of Bryan Ames and Lisa Wallyn.  Guard director is Nikki Horner.  Drum majors for the band are Tori MacLain, Elizabeth Wolford, Addie Palmer and Stephen John-son.

Big property tax decision ahead for voters

October 29, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS — Voters will be asked to decide on an important constitutional amendment in the upcoming election regarding property taxes. The Indiana Property Tax Cap Amendment will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment.
The summary of the measure as it will appear on the ballot is as follows:
“Shall property taxes be limited for all classes of property by amending the Constitution of the State of Indiana to do the following:
(1) Limit a taxpayer’s annual property tax bill to the following percentages of gross assessed value:

No action in Stone election case

October 29, 2010

PLYMOUTH — No further action will be taken on complaints that had been filed against Judith Stone, candidate for County Council District 4.
Stone’s opponent in the political race, Ryan Ripley, had made formal complaints to the Marshall County Election Board Oct. 22 and hand delivered a complaint Sept. 27 authorized by the Marshall County Democrat Party to the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office.
In his complaint to the Election Board, Ripley indicated that Stone did not properly list in-kind donations in her financial report.

October 28th

Join the POP procession

October 28, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth High School made history Saturday as the Pride of Plymouth (POP) Marching Band finished in the top 10 out of 20 teams to go on to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the State Finals this Saturday.
POP has made the semi-state for two of last three years, but this will be the first trip to the finals.
The band will perform in Class C competition and the PHS Music Boosters hope the community celebrates in the upcoming activities. 

100 years celebrated

October 28, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Wednesday night was a celebration as healthcare professionals and volunteers joined together at the newly remodeled Marshall County Historical Society and Museum to celebrate 100 years of community outreach by a hospital that has had a few makeovers but yet sets a high standard for regional healthcare.
One hundred years ago, two doctors saw a great need in the Plymouth community.  Dr T. A. Borton and Dr. N. B. Aspinall built a three-story building at 310 N. Michigan St. (present site of the Plymouth Building).

October 27th

Tuesday storms hit area

October 27, 2010

PLYMOUTH — While major damage seemed to be averted Tuesday, heavy winds damaged several trees and power lines in the Marshall County area.
The rest of the state wasn’t so lucky.
According to the Associated Press, a storm system rushing across the northern Midwest spawned several funnel clouds, with touchdowns near Kokomo and in Wabash.
One house is heavily damaged and six other structures have roof damage after a tornado hit east of downtown Kokomo on Tuesday.

County Council District 4 has 2 candidates

October 27, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Two candidates are vying for a seat on the Marshall County Council - District 4: Democratic candidate Ryan Ripley and Republican incumbent Judith Stone.
Judy Stone
Judith (Judy) Stone will seek re-election on the Republican ticket for the Marshall County Council District 4 seat. As a business owner, combined with her 34 plus years of business experience her many years of serving the people has been critical to her efforts in keeping Marshall County fiscally sound.

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