Archive - 2010 - News Article
Former John Glenn High School basketball players thank the coach that taught them not only skills on the court, but off as well:
You donâ€™t have to look far to see the mark Dan Hutton has left on Indiana high school basketball.
Just check your local high school gym. Chances are, heâ€™s done the artwork.
The longtime John Glenn girls basketball coach and painter has created murals and floor art for numerous gymnasiums around the state â€” including, among many others, Northern State Conference schools John Glenn, Triton, Culver, LaVille, Knox and New Prairie â€” and Tuesday, he was honored with the 2010 NSC Service Award for that artwork and his many other contributions to the conference during a ceremony at Glenn.
A nearly packed house saw a musical homecoming for the holidays as Denver Bierman and the Mile High Orchestra gave their high energy all in a Christmas show at Plymouth Wesleyan Church last night.
â€śAs always, it was really good to be home â€” and just great to be able to kick off our Christmas tour here at my home church,â€ť said Bierman. â€śI really canâ€™t thank everybody enough, all the people here in town that helped us make this possible. None of it could have happened without a lot of people helping us out.â€ť
A decision made by the Indiana State Board of Education in August has the DOE (Department of Education) evaluating the readiness of Indiana schools to administer the multiple-choice portion of the ISTEP+ assessments test electronically.
The DOE is requiring schools to have at least one grade level in each school building with grades 3-8 take that portion of the test online.
Only the multiple-choice portion is offered online; all students will take the applied skills portion of the test on paper.
PLYMOUTH â€” Friday, WTCA-AM 1050 will be working 9 to 5 to make some local kidsâ€™ Christmas a little brighter.
The radio station will host its fourth annual Shop With a Cop radio auction with all the proceeds going to the FOP Lodge #195 yearly program that takes as many kids in need in the county Christmas shopping as possible. Last year the program helped over 300 kids have a Christmas they might not have had otherwise.
PLYMOUTH â€” â€śWe want you exploring. We want you learning new things and new software.â€ť
Students involved in Lincoln Junior Highâ€™s â€śGeniusâ€ť program sponsored by Apple Computer heard that urging from Plymouth Schools Media Specialist Ben Waymouth as they went through their first day of training from Kevin Sheppard â€” a consultant contracted with Apple â€” on trouble shooting the schoolâ€™s new Macbook computers. Students were chosen to participate in the program, making them the first line of help when another student is having â€śtechnical difficultiesâ€ť with their computer.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth EMS/Fire Department may be losing an important employee, but they are gaining a key volunteer.
A seemingly permanent fixture in the Plymouth firehouse â€” Assistant Chief John Grolich â€” is looking at his retirement, but he is proof that public service is in his DNA.
â€śThere is some traveling that my wife and I want to do, but I plan on staying on as a volunteer,â€ť said Grolich. â€śI think I still have something to offer and Iâ€™m going to try to help as much as I can.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Only six years ago, the Plymouth Community Schools Corporation was on Title I school probation. Within two short years, they were off probation.
Superintendent Daniel Tyree said, â€śWe formed a committee of representatives of the teachersâ€™ union, parents, teachers, administrators and community members to work on a plan. Thanks to the work of our administrators and teachers following the plan, today we are scoring some of the highest scores possible.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” When Sarah Hendrix, executive director of Marshall County Neighborhood Center, was approached by Boy Scout Corey Celmer about doing his Eagle Scout project, she was happy and relieved.
â€śThe outside of the center had been somewhat neglected,â€ť she said, â€śand the shrubs and plants had gone way beyond their usefulness.â€ť
But, after the three-month project was competed, she was absolutely amazed, she said, at the extent to which Celmer and his crew had improved the exterior.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth fire personnel responded to an alarm Sunday night at the Marshall County Historical Museum in downtown Plymouth.
According to Fire Chief Andy Metsker, a call came in from 911 and other sources at 7:22 p.m.
Metsker said it took nearly 30 minutes to determine that the problem was electrical issues with the elevators in the basement of the original building.