Archive - Nov 2010 - News Article
DONALDSON â€” Itâ€™s that time again... time for the Earthworks Whole House Christmas Sale.
Every holiday-decorated room in the Earthworks House, 9815 Union Road, across the lake from Ancilla College and convent, will be filled with items for sale, most all of them $5 or less.
The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20,
The Sisters and their friends offer rummage sale goodies (recycled, polished, ready for giving), hand-crafted items, many made by local artists and Earthworks homemade breads, oils, and jellies and jams.
Taylor Smith, a seventh-grader from Monterey, performed last month at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Indianapolis at a standing-room-only show her mother â€” Monterey Elementary School teacher Stephanie Smith â€” describes as â€śfabulous.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” The Marshall County Sheriffâ€™s Office will have new squad cars â€” that will be trucks.
The Marshall County Commissioners opened bids for four new vehicles for the department that will be four door, four wheel drive pick up trucks, replacing four sedan cruisers in the fleet. Representatives of the sheriffâ€™s office explained that the vehicles hold their value longer than sedans and have a greater resale at trade-in time. It was also said that several other local sheriffs departments have added pick-up trucks to their fleet and that they would be useful in bad winter weather.
PLYMOUTH â€” Work will begin to start to alleviate some drainage issues around the town of Argos.
The Marshall County Drainage Board accepted bids for work to be done on the Myers Ditch that is on the townâ€™s southwest side near the Madras Packaging facility.
The board received four bids for the work with the low bidder â€” J.D. Excavating â€” being awarded the work with a bid of $105,450. The project had an estimated cost of $114,474.
BREMEN â€” A quiet Sunday quickly became dangerous as a major fire swept through two buildings at a local business and threatened nearby residences.
The accidental fire at Standard Glass Co., 404 N. Bowen Ave., happened in two wooden shop structures. Bremen Fire Department Chief Jerry Lanning said individuals were working on cars inside one of the buildings and the problem began when a wood stove was ignited.
WALKERTON â€” Chemists may want to examine if there is something in the atmosphere near John Glenn High School that somehow makes one an outstanding speller.
Saturday, John Glenn High Schoolâ€™s Spell Bowl team accomplished what is becoming a traditional feat â€” winning the state championship. For theÂ 15th time in the last 24 years, the JGHS spellers captured the Div. 2 Spell Bowl State Championship with a score of 86 of 90 words spelled correctly at Purdue University.
PLYMOUTH â€” Marshall County continues to work out employment issues in the wake of its tightening budget.
In order to meet constraints earlier in the year the Marshall County Commissioners suggested a policy to the Marshall County Council of a freeze on any new hiring and in order to continue to reduce costs, also suggested that the county adopt a reduction of employees by attrition â€” by not replacing employees in any department that decided to retire or leave for other employment.
PLYMOUTH â€” A two-vehicle crash Friday night claimed the life of a Plymouth woman, and injured four others.
Doris R. Emmons, 85, died Saturday morning at 1:30 a.m. from injuries she received in a crash at Plymouth Goshen Trail and U.S. 30.
County Police Officer Rick Kanarr investigated the crash Friday night that occurred at 6:11 p.m. His report indicates that Emmons was northbound on Plymouth-Goshen Trail in a 1998 Toyota Aviaon and crossing U.S. 30. Another vehicle in front of Emmons stopped in the median and Emmons stopped in the middle of the highway behind the other vehicle.
Bremen Elementary third graders share their cheer with the football team Friday during a pep rally. The Lions lost a Regional football heartbreaker against Renssalear in overtime later that evening.
PLYMOUTH â€” The city of Plymouth will be losing a law enforcement officer to retirement but there will be a new sheriff in town.
Long time Plymouth police officer and former Plymouth Police Chief Tom Chamberlin will be stepping down from his position at the PPD in order to take over his new responsibilities as the newly elected Sheriff of Marshall County. While Chamberlin will miss his duties in Plymouth he is looking forward to a new opportunity.