Archive - Dec 2010 - Latest News
PLYMOUTH â Due to a semi-tractor trailer crash at Michigan and Jefferson streets Monday, Dec. 6, the stoplight support for westbound Jefferson Street was damaged and knocked down.Â
On investigation by the Indiana Department of Transportation, it was found that the base of the pole was damaged as well.Â
According to INDOT officials at the LaPorte District, the light may not be repaired until late this week.
Enjoying a day out in the freshly fallen snow, Gabriella Hopkins and Jalynn Hopkins of Culver make snow angels.
LAPAZ â Local performer Quentin Flagg is gearing up for his annual Christmas performance. This year he will be entertaining at the LaPaz Community Building Sunday, Dec. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.
âI just enjoy making people happy,â Flagg said. Itâs obvious that putting on shows makes him happy as well, since he has been on stage at Christmas for the last 13 years.
Flagg said his Sunday show will feature a number of Christmas selections along with his signature â50s and â60s rock-n-roll favorites. He also promises some surprises and a visit from Santa.
PLYMOUTH â Faced with nearly 500 applications for assistance with food and gifts for children, Sarah Hendrix of the Marshall County Neighborhood Center has been working full-time to meet the needs, but is pleading with the community to adopt families for the holidays.
According to Hendrix, several groups formed a Community Christmas Coalition this year to reach out to those in need. She said, âWe have taken applications at the Center and combined them with lists from the schools, Boys & Girls Club, churches and Leadership Marshall County.â
PLYMOUTH â Some Marshall County projects are getting ready to begin. Others have completed in an efficient manner.
Brent Martin came before the Marshall County Commissioners with a final change order on the new Marshall County Historical Society Museum. Some parts of the project came in at a considerable savings while others were added to the final product.
All told, the final price tag on the museum is $360,684 with the original cost of $354,623. The final change order put the project over budget by only $6,061. The Historical Society will reimburse the county for that amount.
PLYMOUTH â Eight years ago, Plymouth Police Department Cpl. Bridget (Strong) Hite set out to do two things.
The first was to gather needed items for the children in the community who lacked the necessary winter protection and second, to show the community that the police are there to serve wherever they can.
As she drove around town on patrol, Hite noticed day after day that kids were walking and standing in snow covered sidewalks with nothing but wet shoes on.
PLYMOUTH â The county will take a look at government buildings and energy use in the coming months.
Mark Heirbrandt, of Ameresco came before the Marshall County Commissioners to discuss an energy audit for the county's buildings.
Commissioners Jack Roose and Kevin Overmyer had met with Heirbrandt at a recent conference and discussed the possibility of Ameresco performing the audit on county properties.
Ameresco will take two years of county utility bills for each building to examine trends.
BREMEN â Every December for the last 30 years the Bremen community gets together to recreate a miracle: the Holy Walk.
For an event to bring together over 200 volunteers, involving area churches of varying denominations for the last 30 years is also a miracle. This miracle is due in large part to the Huff family. Jim, his wife Loretta, son Max Huff and his wife Linda have lent their farm, time and leadership to this event every year. Each year people from all over the region and from other countries come to experience this unique event.
PLYMOUTH â Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Plymouth vs. Tippecanoe Valley basketball game, a dedicated group of Plymouth High School students will be ârockingâ the night away for Eric Day.
Day is a 2010 PHS graduate and very involved in the community. He works at the little league baseball diamond umpiring and loves to be a role model for young boys. Day is recovering from recent brain surgeries and complications from them.Â
Day also has had to receive physical therapy during his recovery process.Â
PLYMOUTH â Itâs no secret that many of todayâs senior citizens are leading active lives, but former Plymouth resident Denny (Dennis) Keck brings a new meaning to the term active.
At age 65, he spends much of his time competing on the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) circuit and with his 1990 Corvette. Heâs been racing on the circuit for the past seven years.
Keck graduated in 1965 from Plymouth High School and within five years had made his way to Wheatland, Wy.