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November 30th

Grolich still serving the community

November 30, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth EMS/Fire Department may be losing an important employee, but they are gaining a key volunteer.
A seemingly permanent fixture in the Plymouth firehouse — Assistant Chief John Grolich — is looking at his retirement, but he is proof that public service is in his DNA.
“There is some traveling that my wife and I want to do, but I plan on staying on as a volunteer,” said Grolich. “I think I still have something to offer and I’m going to try to help as much as I can.”

Following the plan, Plymouth Schools get passing grade

November 30, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Only six years ago, the Plymouth Community Schools Corporation was on Title I school probation. Within two short years, they were off probation.
Superintendent Daniel Tyree said, “We formed a committee of representatives of the teachers’ union, parents, teachers, administrators and community members to work on a plan. Thanks to the work of our administrators and teachers following the plan, today we are scoring some of the highest scores possible.”

November 29th

Celmer continues work on Eagle Scout project

November 29, 2010

PLYMOUTH — When Sarah Hendrix, executive director of Marshall County Neighborhood Center, was approached by Boy Scout Corey Celmer about doing his Eagle Scout project, she was happy and relieved.
“The outside of the center had been somewhat neglected,” she said, “and the shrubs and plants had gone way beyond their usefulness.”
But, after the three-month project was competed, she was absolutely amazed, she said, at the extent to which Celmer and his crew had improved the exterior.

Fire scare at Museum caused by electrical issues

November 29, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth fire personnel responded to an alarm Sunday night at the Marshall County Historical Museum in downtown Plymouth.
According to Fire Chief Andy Metsker, a call came in from 911 and other sources at 7:22 p.m.
Metsker said it took nearly 30 minutes to determine that the problem was electrical issues with the elevators in the basement of the original building.

New Christmas album accompanies DMHO tour

November 29, 2010

NASHVILLE — Adding to the Christmas cheer for the holiday is a special musical treat.
Plymouth’s Denver Bierman — and the Mile High Orchestra — will be coming to the Plymouth Wesleyan Church Thursday, Dec. 2 for its only Indiana appearance of the Christmas tour. Along with that, DMHO have just released a new album of Christmas music, available through Somerset Re-cords.

November 28th

Downtown now shines with the lights of the season

November 28, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Several hundred hardy souls braved the cold to welcome a renowned world traveler to Plymouth for his yearly visit last night.
Santa Claus made his traditional entry into town Friday night aboard a Plymouth Fire Department truck with his own police escort and many residents were happy to brave the chill to welcome him to town. In his first appearance in town, Santa greeted local kids eager to see him, lit the city Christmas tree along with Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter, and posed for photo ops.

Results vary for PL 221 and AYPResults vary for PL 221 and AYP

November 28, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) released Public Law 211 (PL 221) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results this week.
According to a press release, results varied for both accountability systems across the state.

November 26th

Special guests for DMHO’s upcoming Christmas show

November 26, 2010

NASHVILLE — When Denver and the Mile High Orchestra take the stage on Dec. 2 at Plymouth Wesleyan Church they’ll be performing with a very special guest star – the Plymouth High School Jazz Band.

New agriculture course at PHS

November 26, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth High School students will now have another course offering to choose from beginning in the fall of 2011.
Kelli Hoffman, teacher in the the Agriculture Science Department, received the unanimous approval of the school board on November 18 to add an Advanced Life Science, (ALS) Food Science Course I to the other courses within the department.
Following is a description of the new course:

November 24th

Pride of Plymouth on TV

November 24, 2010

PLYMOUTH – If you missed a chance to see the Pride of Plymouth marching band in their history making performance you can be thankful for another shot at it.
The televised version of the Indiana State School Music Association's marching band state finals will be broadcast on WNIT-TV Thanksgiving Day from Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Include the Plymouth Band with your holiday festivities. All state finalist bands will be shown.

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