Archive - Dec 2010 - Latest News
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth High School graduate Katie Day will be embarking on her second mission trip to Honduras next summer.
Day was one of 13 Butler University students to be involved in the week long trip her freshman year and now, as she finishes her junior year at Butler, has taken on an internship this semester that includes the planning and recruiting of volunteers for the project scheduled for May 2011.
WALKERTON â€” Things are moving right up for John Glenn High School.
In recent numbers released by the Indiana Department of Education the school earned a passing grade from the federal government in their AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) ratings, a commendable progress ranking from the state of Indiana for Public Law 221 accountability, and the schoolâ€™s 2010 graduation rate was up almost a full percentage point from a year ago at 92.6 percent.
PLYMOUTH â€” While many drank hot chocolate by a roaring fire during the holidays, some of Plymouth High Schoolâ€™s hardiest athletes were in the water.
Granted it was the PHS pool â€” indoors â€” that hosted whatâ€™s become the Christmas holiday tradition of the Plymouth Alumni Swim meet, but those in attendance were there for a good cause: Honoring a long-time swim team supporter and raising some money for charity.
PLYMOUTH â€” The city of Plymouth moved to put the final touches on the books for 2010 giving Plymouth Clerk-Treasurer Toni Hutchings the permission to make transfers necessary to finalize budget items for the year.
The Council also passed a more formal resolution Monday allowing the city to transfer funds temporarily from the City Development Fund to the EDA (United States Economic Development Administration) Tech-Farm Fund for cash flow purposes.
PLYMOUTH â€” The city of Plymouth has a new ordinance for its sewer system, but two other ordinances will have to wait.
An ordinance for the cityâ€™s pretreatment sewer program was enacted after passing second and third reading by the Plymouth Common Council Monday. The ordinance brings the city in line with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Indiana Department of Environmental Management standards for cities with pretreatment programs.
PLYMOUTH â€” Tâ€™was the night before Christmas and all through the burb all the neighbors were hustling to light up their curb..
Christmas Eve is a flurry of activity at the Nutmeg Ridge subdivision in Plymouth. The residents take special delight in decorating their homes for Christmas each year, but they do not stop at just decorating their homes; each year on Christmas Eve, weather permitting, several residents get together and light up the streets of the entire subdivision with luminaries.
PLYMOUTH â€” The staff at Country Auto in Ply-mouth knows that hard economic times and the holidays in full swing make it difficult for many to get the needed preventative care for their cars and trucks.
Co-owner Jennifer Martin decided to make it a little easier by offering an oil change discount coupon called â€śDonâ€™t Be a Turkeyâ€ť in The Shopper and then, just for fun, held a drawing for a turkey dinner.
Tuesday, Martin drew the name of Maria McCloud-Wallace and presented her with the coupon from Martinâ€™s Super Market entitling her to a 12-14 pound precooked turkey with all the trimmings.
PLYMOUTH â€” People around the world have been touched by Marshall County residents for the past 27 years and this year was no exception.
The recently completed Church World Service CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk was able to raise a large amount of money once again this year to combat hunger all over the world. The original walk in Marshall County nearly three decades ago was organized by the Plymouth Church of the Brethren and they continue to be the central sponsor but there has been lots of help from other organizations over the years.
PLYMOUTH â€” Just days ago, the Marshall County Neighborhood Center was scrambling to find funds and other donations to fill the last 111 of the more than 500 applications it received for help for Christmas.
Due to the generosity of the community, they were able to complete the daunting task.
According to the centerâ€™s director Sarah Hendrix, almost all of the applicants were asking for food and other basic needs.
The Pilot News and Martinâ€™s Super Markets asked the residents of Marshall County to send in photographs of their homes all decked out with holiday lights.
Out of all the submissions, the finalist were Rhonda and DJ Frost; Jon and Carrie Weir; and Dan and Genie Marohn.
After careful consideration, Frostâ€™s candy-cane themed home was declared the winner, and the family received a $100 gift certificate to Martinâ€™s.