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ARGOS â€” Imagine being 17 and having to take three insulin injections every day just to survive.
Now imagine being in third grade when you were diagnosed as a diabetic. Kala Williams of Argos Community Schools has a very special senior project. The week of Nov. 15-19 will be Diabetes Awareness Week at Argos Community Schools. During this week, the students will be able to get their blood sugar checked so they can be aware of their risks. If the current trend continues, one in three children will develop Diabetes.
COLUMBUS, Ga. â€” While many of his fellow Plymouth grads spent time in college classes the past five years, 2004 Plymouth grad Seth Hunter has had a bit different classroom on the way to his bright future.
Enlisting in the Air Force out of school, Hunterâ€™s rise up the ranks has included three combat tours of duty in Iraq, and most recently graduation from the United States Armyâ€™s prestigious Ranger School. A Staff Sergeant in the Air Force, Hunter is one of less than 200 Airmen in the history of the Air Force to successfully complete the course.
PLYMOUTH â€” A family history of service is having an impact.
Veterans Day observance at Jefferson Elementary has traditionally included a message from a local Veteran. This yearâ€™s speaker is an everyday influence on the schoolâ€™s students.
Custodian Kirk Clark interacts with the students at the school every day, and coming from a family full of Veterans â€” his father was in the Army (82nd Airborne), two brothers in the Marine Corp, one in the Air Force and one in the Navy â€” heâ€™s inspired a whole new group of young people to service.
PLYMOUTH â€” Pride for the United States and respect for those that serve or served it in the armed forces was shown Thursday during a Veterans Day ceremony held on the lawn of the Marshall County Courthouse at the memorial monument.
Congressman Joe Donnelly addresses the crowd of students, faculty, Veterans and general public Thursday during a Veterans Day program at Plymouth High School. With Donnelly is Ken Kunze, who received his Merchant Marines award from the Congressman.
Photo by Maggie Nixon
DONALDSON â€” Ancilla College students, faculty, and staff took time out of their day to remember all veterans and currently enlisted soldiers in the armed forces as part of the Collegeâ€™s Veterans Day observance.
A short prayer service was held outside the Donaldson-based College and was led by: Sr. Carleen Wrasman, PHJC; Lana Singleton, Advisor and Volleyball Coach; and Regina McClain, student and U.S. Armed Forces veteran.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” A local business leader has been recognized for his service by the Chamber of Commerce of the state of Indiana.
Part of the festivities at Tuesday nightâ€™s annual Chamber Awards Banquet in Indianapolis was the announcement that the Chamberâ€™s award for outstanding Indiana Chamber volunteers would be known as the Sam C. Schlosser award.
The honor was not a total surprise to Schlosser, who has been the President of his familyâ€™s business â€” Plymouth Foundry â€” since 1984.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth High School Spell Bowl team is heading for state competition Saturday, Nov. 13, at Purdue.
The team, coached by PHS English teacher Amy Schmeltz, accumulated the third highest score in the state in regional competition for its class.
â€śIâ€™ve never coached a team before. I couldnâ€™t be more pleased with their progress,â€ť Schmeltz said.
The Spell Bowl differs slightly from the traditional spelling bee in that the contestants write out the words rather than spelling them verbally.
Riverside Intermediate School in Plymouth was excited to host Anita Beebe from the University of Notre Dame as a guest science educator for the sixth grade students.
Beebe is the Bioeyes project educator through Notre Dameâ€™s outreach program and is working with 70 trained teachers in the area to bring the Bioeyes program to the students. Riverside is fortunate that all of the sixth grade science teachers have been trained through the program.Â
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Board of Aviation was pleased to hear that the cracks in the airport runway have been sealed.
The board, which met Thursday night, has been under pressure to compete the project before weather conditions prevented work. The project was previously awarded to Phend & Brown after F.E. Harding Company withdrew its quote. The board then held a special meeting to award the bid to Phend & Brown for their quote of $44,790.58.
It was noted that the project actually came in around $2,000 less than quoted.