KNOX â€” A community is in mourning following the tragic loss of a Knox High School student. Andrew â€śDrewâ€ť Shearin was a 17-year-old junior whose life touched an unbelievable number of hearts before he was prematurely torn away from his family and friends, spurring an astounding amount of sorrow in the community.
Shearin's death is the result of a single-car accident which occurred on S.R. 8 in Starke County Monday night. While the accident is still under investigation, police said alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor.
PLYMOUTH â€” Itâ€™s highly unlikely that Chad Van Herk has ever suffered from boredom.
The PHS grad and Marshall County native and singer/songwriter has just released his second album of songs â€śDaydreaming Days Awayâ€ť but his musical pursuits are just part of an amazingly eventful young life. Born in the British Virgin Islands, Van Herk has probably spent more of his life on the sea than dry land.
PLYMOUTH â€” Most kids canâ€™t wait to get out of school when the final bell rings. Not so for 60 Lincoln Junior High students â€” at least not on Tuesdays.
Tuesday afternoons between 3 and 5 p.m. are devoted to Five Star, an after-school program that uses volunteer â€ścoaches,â€ť games and discussion times to encourage students to live a â€śFive Star life.â€ť
â€śSo many kids feel like they are losing, and we want them to win,â€ť said LJH head coach Casey Martin.