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LOS ANGELES, CA â Tyler Langdon had it a little bit backwards, but it seems to be working out.
The 2004 Plymouth grad finished Notre Dame and headed for Los Angeles to make it big â in the restaurant industry.
PLYMOUTH â Michelle Bougher wants area residents wishing to get into shape to come to attention.
Bougher is offering a fitness âboot campâ in a very unique setting. The four week program is for those who are willing to jump in boots first.
âItâs a little different than just going to the gym,â said Bougher of the program. âThis is for people who want to make a little more commitment to the program. Itâs not just the workouts but also nutrition and a full healthy lifestyle.â
BREMEN â The towns of Bremen and Argos recently cast the only "no" votes as members of Indiana Municipal Power Agency against participation in a proposed energy reduction program.
Tim Montague, Bremen electric department superintendent, told the Bremen Town Council this week that his dissenting vote, and the one from Argos, were outnumbered, meaning participation will be required. Bremen, Montague said, could be paying as much as 4.1 percent more for its electricity in 2011.
PLYMOUTH â You couldnât blame Autumn Leed if she thought she was living in a Hollywood screenplay.
Searching for a new act to sign to his management company, Tony Priano of IT management found himself in a local factory, looking for a voice that he had heard eight years earlier.
âHe came to the factory I worked at looking for âsomebody who can sing named Amber or something,ââ said Autumn. âSomebody said, âWe have an Autumn who singsâ â and that was when everything chan-ged.â
PLYMOUTH âÂ Amramp, the newest division of Pathfinder Ser-vices, has partnered with Rebuilding Together in Plymouth for its non-profit efforts at comprehensive human and community development.
Rebuilding Together applied for a grant from the Marshall County Community Foundation to purchase materials to install a ramp for a Plymouth family and received the grant. The team worked to build a custom playhouse which was raffled at the Blueberry Festival to raise additional funds to build a ramp.
PLYMOUTH â Itâs been a fun ride according to Jeff Jones, President of Anco Office Products.
âBack when we opened, we had no outside commercial accounts,â he said âDad serviced our customersâ mechanical machines and I delivered most of the items on my Suzuki motorcycle!â
In 1975, Jones and his father bought out Anco Office Equipment on Water Street and moved to Michigan Street to the building formerly occupied by Plymouth Office Supply.
PLYMOUTH â The interpretation of the Indiana State codes concerning filing âconflict of interestâ statements prompted the Marshall County Democrat-ic Party to not only issue a press release Monday, but also to file an official complaint with the Marshall County Prosecutorâs office.
In its press release, the Democrats assert that current Marshall County Councilwoman Judith Stone, failed to file âconflict of interestâ statements concerning county projects and payments made to two companies (Custom Tower Sys-tems, Inc. and CTS Realty) in which Stoneâs husband has a 50 percent interest.
PLYMOUTH â Although many area yards had a crouton-like look and feel over the last six weeks, it has been a lucky summer for Marshall County and much of Northern Indiana.
Currently 54 Indiana counties were locked into active burn bans, while Marshall County entered fall without making the sizable list.
By Rusty Nixon
PLYMOUTH â The Plymouth Country Club will become âMargariTATAvilleâ this year on Oct. 2 as Marshall Countyâs Ounce of Prevention Foundation will hold its annual fundraiser.
Fun is the theme for the evening as residents are invited to come share food and drink while raising money to fight breast cancer. The festivities begin at 6 p.m.
Tickets are available at Oliver Ford in Plymouth. The menu includes island food including Hot Mama salsa and chips, specialty drinks and contests such as Low-Down Limbo, TaTa Twist and coconut races.
PLYMOUTH â After a stormy process of putting it together, the 2011 budget for the city of Plymouth had a very quiet public hearing last night.
After a month of consternation over raises and paid holidays the Plymouth Common Council held its public hearing on the coming yearâs budget and if initial public reaction is any indication, the Council appears to have arrived at a budget thatâs at least acceptable to the public.
No one spoke for or against the budget when the floor was opened for public comment.