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PLYMOUTH â€” It was the final round of Michiana Idol, a singing contest held by Sturgis, Mich. radio station WBET 99.3. Chelsea Fink, once one of 50 original contestants, had traveled to Sturgis from Nappanee every weekend since Oct. 1, slowly advancing in the competition. She had made it to the very end, the Nov. 5 final performanceâ€”and she wasnâ€™t feeling very confident.
PLYMOUTH â€” Shop with a Cop organizers have a goalâ€”to take more than 300 children Christmas shopping Dec. 10. Collection buckets and paper ornaments for donations are set up in stores all around Marshall County, according to Hurshel Hunter of Plymouth FOP Lodge 195.
â€śWe couldnâ€™t do it without the volunteers,â€ť said Hunter.
He added that many schools in the county are also doing their own fundraisers for the program, which is now in its 16th year.
To take 300 children on the shopping trip, Shop with a Cop will need to collect between $40-44,000 in donations.
Photo courtesy of Columbia University
Culver Girls Academy alumni Alex Banfich and Waverly Neer hug after the Ivy League cross country race that qualified both for the NCAA Championships.
Triton students cheer on their girls basketball team during the Lady Trojans' game with Argos Tuesday.