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She has filled huge stadiums and played in smoky rooms but for country superstar Pam Tillis it has always been about the music.
â€śI try to conduct myself with as much integrity as I can,â€ť she said by phone from her home in Nashville. â€śI put my heart into it.â€ť
Tillis will put her heart into it in Plymouth this Labor Day weekend as the headliner for the Blueberry Festivalâ€™s Main Stage. While she says there is a real energy and excitement about the big crowds, the smaller shows have their own special appeal.
ARGOS â€” A new policy to make Argos schools more secure for students went into effect this week and so far itâ€™s been smooth sailing.
Last week Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Lucht announced to parents that beginning on Aug. 23 the doors to the elementary and secondary school would be locked during the school day â€” from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. â€” to provide a more secure environment for students.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth School Corporation could be paying approximately $500,000 less for utilities for 2010 than in previous years.
Superintendent Dan Tyree said they needed to find ways to cut the schoolâ€™s budget when the state made major cuts to the schoolsâ€™ general fund this year and last.
Tyree gives much of the credit for the decrease in utility costs to Maintenance Director Dave Schoof. Schoof has been in the directorâ€™s position for the last 18 months and has been in the maintenance department for five years.
Easton Mann recently out of surgery to help his hearing, was treated a little like a celebrity at last Friday nightâ€™s Plymouth vs. Bremen football game. Seniors lined up and gave Easton high fives with Coach John Barron, then Houston Hodges presented him with a ball autographed by the team. Tonight, the Rockies take on Rochester on the road, with game time at 7 p.m.
PLYMOUTH â€” About 30 years ago, Marshall Countyâ€™s Ginny Buchman fell in love with the game of golf.
â€śThat was a long time ago and I still play about the same,â€ť Ginny laughed. â€śNot very good.â€ť
But her efforts a few weeks ago are the equivalent of a 350-yard drive right down the middle. In early August, Ginny organized a golf outing at Mystic Hills Golf Course in Culver that raised $3,500 for Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center/Plymouthâ€™s Health Center, located at 116 East Washington Street, which provides care for the underserved of Marshall County and the surrounding area.
PLYMOUTH â€” It will be a time of celebration 50 years in the making as United Way of Marshall County honors those who have made the organization what it is at its anniversary party on Sept. 11 at Swan Lake Resort.
Hors dâ€™oeuvres will be served at 6:30 p.m. during the cocktail and social hour with dinner to follow. The event will honor the past campaign drive chairs and board presidents who built the organization from its early days as the door to door Community Chest program to what it has become today.