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December 23rd

Group petitions INDOT for historic byway

December 23, 2010

PLYMOUTH — It’s possible that Marshall County — and Plymouth in particular — will be showing off its singular place in history.
An application nominating the Michigan Road between Madison and Michigan City for historic byway status was submitted to the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Tuesday, Dec. 21. The nomination was submitted by a steering committee composed of individuals from the counties through which the historic route passes. Co-chair of the committee Kurt Garner hopes that the designation will bring other benefits to the area.

Christmas spirit in gear at Oliver Ford

December 23, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Oliver Ford has started a new Christmas tradition that it has entitled “20 Days of Giving.”
The Oliver Ford service team of Cody Rhodes, Barry Grosselin and Gayle Lemler — as well as the ladies in the office: Gracie Fonseca, Wendy Tapia and Della Egger — have been collecting new and gently-used toys for the children of the Marshall County Neighborhood Center and the Heminger House in Plymouth. In return, Oliver Ford gave each person that donated a toy or a monetary donation 50 percent off an oil change, including a spot-free vehicle wash.

December 22nd

Visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus

December 22, 2010

Santa and Mrs. Claus (with helpers William and Carolyn Cassell) visited Garden Court West apartments recently, spending time with residents and their families.

Project and court case continue

December 22, 2010

ARGOS — While a much needed drainage project is being contested, it isn’t coming to a stop.
While Thomas Crowell, a property owner continues to contest the assessment of the project, crews are set to begin work on the south side of Argos.
The project will give some much needed relief from storm water to that side of the town.

December 21st

Lions meet Christmas challenge

December 21, 2010

LAKEVILLE — The Lakeville Lions and LaPaz Lions billed their joint 2010 Toys for Tots campaign, “a bigger challenge.”
More than 1,500 toys, 63 food boxes for families with children and six more for senior citizens, record monetary contributions, boxes of donated clothes and winter wear, and a burgeoning number of community volunteers later, the groups certainly met the challenge.
Both Lions clubs spent the past several weeks raking in items, with a single blitz day in each town, as well as donation boxes located throughout the community.

VanVactor honored by Commissioners

December 21, 2010

PLYMOUTH — It won’t be long until Marshall County Sheriff Jon Van Vactor will move on into retirement and the Marshall County Commissioners took the opportunity at their Monday meeting to express gratitude for his service.
The Commissioners passed a resolution in “…recognition of outstanding accomplishment…” for ensuring the safety of Marshall County residents as well as his contributions to the construction and design of the current Marshall County Correctional Facility.

Commission charged to look at possible part-time director

December 21, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Plan Commission will look at the possibility of a part time director.
That was the charge given to the Commission from the Marshall County Commissioners Monday as the county continues to look at ways to trim spending for the coming year. Commissioner Jack Roose initially made the suggestion that the Plan Commission do a study on the possibility and report to the Commissioners in January.

December 20th

A scene from a classic

December 20, 2010

In the movie “A Christmas Story,” 9-year-old Ralphie just wants “an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time,” and throughout this classic tale, Ralphie’s friend Flick takes “a double dog dare” to see if his tongue would really stick to a flagpole.

Was it curiosity to see if a tongue really does stick to a flagpole? Or just a re-enactment ... here, Eleanor Miller’s grandsons Robert Howland and Jimmy Miller have a little film fun and re-enact the famous scene.

Bottorff earns top professional honor

December 20, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Dr. John Bottorff, Sr. received the honor of being named a Fellow to the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic this year. Those receiving the honor are proven leaders in their profession and communities.
In accepting the honor, the 87-year-old practicing chiropractor expressed his regrets that his late wife Carol could not be with him to share the moment. Carol (Emenaker) Bottorff passed away in 1994.

Plymouth Speech, Debate has busy month

December 20, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Ply-mouth High School Speech and Debate Team had a busy and fruitful December in terms of competition as a team and in individual performances.
On Dec. 5, two-thirds of the team traveled to Peoria, Ill. to compete in the George Armstrong Invitational at Bradley University. Overall, the team placed fifth, competing against teams from all over the United States.
Earning individual honors were Bryt Hiatt, placing third in total sweepstakes points; and Austin Craft, fourth.

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