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September 10th

Mayor speaks to legislative committee about meth

September 10, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS — Plymouth’s Mayor Mark Senter took his fight against methamphetamine to the statehouse on Wednesday.
Senter — representing the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns — testified before the Indiana General Assembly’s Criminal Law Study Committee in Indianapolis. Senter says that he simply told the committee his story.

September 9th

FFA under direction of new advisor

September 9, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth High School FFA is geared up and ready for a new year with a new officer team and a new advisor.
The 2010-11 FFA Officer team consists of: Tyler Vermillion, president; Dan-ny Stephenson, vice president; Trenton Pletcher, secretary; Karl Faulstich, treasurer; Hunter Sharp, sentinel; and Dani Let-singer, reporter.
Former advisor Larry McCollough retired last year after serving as agriculture teacher and FFA advisor for more than 25 years at Plymouth High School.
The new teacher following McCollough’s shoes is Kelli Hoffman of rural Whitley County.

Take the Money Smart Challenge

September 9, 2010

A month can change your life! United Way’s Money Smart Week is set for Oct. 17 to 23.
To get ready, I, along with 10 of your Marshall County neighbors, have committed ourselves to the Money Smart Challenge, a month-long financial fast.
Our brave participants include Tim and Patty Grace, Howard and Erin Berkeypile, Tim and Angie Eads, Wendy Holloway, Sarah Hendrix, Sara Hill, and Sam Erwin. Throughout the month of September, we will report on our progress, successes, and lessons in this weekly column. You can participate along with us and share your ideas for saving some cash!

Guard to be part of Patriot Day Saturday

September 9, 2010

PLYMOUTH — A Plymouth group will take the opportunity of the 9/11 anniversary to celebrate their first “Patriot Day.”
The Plymouth Phi Delts are inviting the community to come and honor patriots who have given their lives for their country with an evening of activities that will begin with a ride and ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery in Plymouth.

September 8th

Mike Bergman remembers 9-11

September 8, 2010

PLYMOUTH — It’s been nine years since the north tower of the World Trade Center was hit by the first of the hijacked airliners, American Flight 11, but Mike Bergman, 63, a graduate of Plymouth High School, class of 1965, thinks about it every single day.
“America will never be the same,” he said.
Mike Bergman will never be the same either. The threat of another high-profile terrorism attack is constantly on his mind.

Newton Farms hosts Guardsmen on a mission to help others

September 8, 2010

LAKEVILLE — Newton Farms spent Monday helping some National Guards-men make the world a little better place.
Starting at 8 a.m. 13 members of the 3-19th ADT – a National Guard Team scheduled for deployment in Afghanistan – became goat farmers for the day at Newton Farms. Their education, under the expert guidance of Jerry Gorka, Farm Manager for Newton Farms, was to let the Guardsmen gain some experience into the life of a goat farmer.

Weather helps progress on new Pioneer Drive

September 8, 2010

PLYMOUTH — It’s full steam ahead on the new Pioneer Drive that will connect S.R. 17 and U.S. 30 sometime next year.
“We’re progressing quite well right now,” said Ron Wireman, Construction Engineer on the project for the county. “We kept the rain away for awhile and we were able to make some great progress.”

September 7th

Getting a kick out of the parade

September 7, 2010

Pilot photo Greg Hildebrand
Blueberry Hank gets the crowd motivated for Monday’s parade with a heel kick.

Balloon Glow

September 7, 2010

Pilot photo Greg Hildebrand
The annual hot air balloon glow once again lit up the night sky prior to a grand fireworks display.

September 3rd

Carnival opens, gives kids an extra day

September 3, 2010

The Blueberry Festival carnival area opened Thursday night, allowing kids of all ages to get a head start on spins and thrills for the weekend, before the official opening of the entire festival today.
Kameron VanLue takes a turn on the bumper cars — a hugely popular addition to this year’s carnival rides. Children were lining up time after time to jump in the cars and go for a bumpy drive.

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