Archive - Nov 2011 - Latest News
Some 500 purses are overflowing storage space at Michelleâ€™s Headquarters and elsewhere, but theyâ€™re not for Michelle Allyn (BELOW, LEFT) and Susan Elizondo (RIGHT). Instead, theyâ€™re part of an unusual fund raising event for â€śHello Gorgeous!â€ť which treats cancer-fighting women to a spa event with new attire and more, as reported in a recent edition of this newspaper.
This Holiday Season, area residents are asked to consider helping community supporters raise money for a local family.
Rob Reinhold, 42, who was born and raised in the Culver area, moved back to Culver with his wife, Rhonda to raise their young daughter, Reilly. Reinhold was diagnosed with severe, debilitating ALS last September and his health has quickly deteriorated.
LAKEVILLE â€” The Union-North School Corporation announced an outbreak of chicken pox at LaVille Elementary last Monday. The school took quick action, reporting the cases to the county health department and holding vaccination clinics Tuesday and Wednesday at the school. Health department nurse Susan Lechlitner said that about 150 students were vaccinated.
â€śParents were frustrated but everyone worked through it,â€ť said LaVille Elementary School nurse Lisa Aschenbrenner. â€śThey know we are here to keep the kids safe and healthy.â€ť
BOURBON â€” Itâ€™s been four months since a tragic go-kart accident took the life of 6-year-old Kyle Pugh. Recently, community members showed their support for Pughâ€™s family during a unique turn of eventsâ€”a fundraiser initially intended to raise just a few hundred dollars instead brought in more than $1,000.
â€śKyle was an awesome guy,â€ť said Triton Elementary School principal Jeremy Riffle. â€śItâ€™s a small town and everybody comes together. Friends of the family knew it was for a good cause.â€ť
Children enjoy new play equipment at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bremen. The old playground was burned last Mother's Day, May 8 and could not be salvaged.
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The Fulton County court has given some insight into the events of last Tuesday, Nov. 22, when police say murder suspects Roy Bell, William Scroggs, and Jason Miller robbed and killed 81 year old Wilma Upsall in her home near Leiters Ford. The event led to a tense manhunt Wednesday night through Friday afternoon in the Culver and Monterey area, during which all three were eventually captured and transported to the Fulton County jail in Rochester.
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The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 1 a.m. Wednesday. Rain may mix with sleet then change to snow by mid afternoon. Snow will continue until midnight, with a total of 6 inches predicted.
Hazardous travel conditions are likely for Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. Heavy wet snow and windy conditions this evening may lead to scattered power outages. Roads may be icy, and caution while traveling is advised.
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Clyde Avery, Marshall County Emergency Management Agency director, reported that a flood warning and a winter storm watch are in effect through Tuesday evening.
"We are looking at between four and eight inches of (snow) accumulation," said Avery Tuesday morning.
If snow arrives as predicted, this could be the area's first significant snowfall.
"Make sure your cars are prepared for a storm," advised Avery. "Have an emergency kit, salt or sand, and a shovel."