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Congressman Joe Donnelly addresses the crowd of students, faculty, Veterans and general public Thursday during a Veterans Day program at Plymouth High School. With Donnelly is Ken Kunze, who received his Merchant Marines award from the Congressman.
Photo by Maggie Nixon
DONALDSON â€” Ancilla College students, faculty, and staff took time out of their day to remember all veterans and currently enlisted soldiers in the armed forces as part of the Collegeâ€™s Veterans Day observance.
A short prayer service was held outside the Donaldson-based College and was led by: Sr. Carleen Wrasman, PHJC; Lana Singleton, Advisor and Volleyball Coach; and Regina McClain, student and U.S. Armed Forces veteran.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” A local business leader has been recognized for his service by the Chamber of Commerce of the state of Indiana.
Part of the festivities at Tuesday nightâ€™s annual Chamber Awards Banquet in Indianapolis was the announcement that the Chamberâ€™s award for outstanding Indiana Chamber volunteers would be known as the Sam C. Schlosser award.
The honor was not a total surprise to Schlosser, who has been the President of his familyâ€™s business â€” Plymouth Foundry â€” since 1984.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth High School Spell Bowl team is heading for state competition Saturday, Nov. 13, at Purdue.
The team, coached by PHS English teacher Amy Schmeltz, accumulated the third highest score in the state in regional competition for its class.
â€śIâ€™ve never coached a team before. I couldnâ€™t be more pleased with their progress,â€ť Schmeltz said.
The Spell Bowl differs slightly from the traditional spelling bee in that the contestants write out the words rather than spelling them verbally.
Riverside Intermediate School in Plymouth was excited to host Anita Beebe from the University of Notre Dame as a guest science educator for the sixth grade students.
Beebe is the Bioeyes project educator through Notre Dameâ€™s outreach program and is working with 70 trained teachers in the area to bring the Bioeyes program to the students. Riverside is fortunate that all of the sixth grade science teachers have been trained through the program.Â
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Board of Aviation was pleased to hear that the cracks in the airport runway have been sealed.
The board, which met Thursday night, has been under pressure to compete the project before weather conditions prevented work. The project was previously awarded to Phend & Brown after F.E. Harding Company withdrew its quote. The board then held a special meeting to award the bid to Phend & Brown for their quote of $44,790.58.
It was noted that the project actually came in around $2,000 less than quoted.
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PLYMOUTH â€” Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes today.
People are exposed to identity theft almost daily and are often unaware of their risk. Even in Marshall County, false IDs and stolen Social Security numbers are bought and sold.
Sometimes even with preventative measures in place, a person can still become a victim, and may not discover it until much damage has been done. If someone discovers that you are a victim, what should you do?
PLYMOUTH â€” Marshall County will begin the search for a new Human Resource Deputy position in the Marshall County Auditorâ€™s Office.
The Marshall County Council voted unanimously to recommend that the position be refilled taking the recommendation of the Marshall County Commissioners and Marshall County Attorney Jim Clevenger, along with Auditor Penny Lukenbill.
PLYMOUTH â€” Marshall County will move forward on the possibility of raising the innkeepers tax for the county.
Mike Woolfington, executive director of the Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau, came before the Marshall County Council to seek an increase in the tax from its current level of 3 percent to 5 percent. The tax has been at 3 percent for nearly 20 years and the money raised from the tax is the money that Woolfington uses to fund his department that seeks to bring tourists, events and the subsequent dollars spent, to the area.
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PLYMOUTH â€” Chances are someone you know has been affected by identity theft.
Your neighbor cannot get a loan because someone else has already taken out loans in his name. You give out your credit card number over the phone and someone else uses it.
Total immunity from identity theft is impossible, but a few practical steps can do much to reduce the risk. The first line of defense is to protect your Social Security number as much as possible through the following: