Archive - Dec 2011 - News Article
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PLYMOUTH âÂ With the application date for applying for inclusion in the School of Inquiry at Plymouth High School only weeks away, Director Ken Olson is busy getting the word out.
Officially, the first day for submitting an application for incoming freshman for the 2012-13 school year is Jan. 3. Applications are expected to be considered until Jan. 15-16.
âThe first 50 students to enroll will be guaranteed a spot,â Olson said. âIf there are more than 100, a lottery system will determine those that will be accepted in the maximum of 100 students.â
PLYMOUTH â This Christmas marks the second year that John Glenn basketball players have teamed up with younger students for a little holiday shopping.
âItâs hard to explain the smile on these kidâs faces,â said assistant basketball coach Ryan Reese. âThey are so excited. (The players) are role models to them and they look up to them.â
In this week's video, Boy Scout Troop 257 helps pack boxes at Oliver Ford for the company and the Plymouth Elks. See more photos on our Facebook page!
PLYMOUTH â The Plymouth Eagles Lodge 1900 is hard at work contributing to the yearâs state project â raising enough money to buy an ambulance for Riley Hospital for Children.
Since the clubâs fiscal year began in June, it has raised $1,800, which is more than half its goal contribution of $3,000. All of the Eagles clubs in Indiana will raise money for a $250,000 ambulance. Itâs worth the high price tag, however, according to Plymouth Eagles secretary and president of District 4, Brandon VanVactor, who says the ambulance is equipped for surgery mid-transport.
INDIANAPOLIS â Buying a CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan for one of her granddaughters isnât Marilyn Fortinâs only good deed.
Purchasing the certificate of deposit for a granddaughterâs college education automatically entered her into a contest for two free tickets to Sundayâs Indianapolis Colts game against the Tennessee Titans. When CollegeChoice CD called the Plymouth resident to tell her sheâd won tickets, they learned she had knitted or crocheted 11 scarves for the Super Bowl XLVI Super Scarves Project.
For the few in Culver who haven't yet noticed, the Lions Club's community sign -- on Lake Shore Drive adjacent to the depot-train station the club calls home -- has had a major renovation, and is now completely electrical, with "rotating" messages, the date and time, and a much easier method of text-changing for Mike Overmyer, who operates the new technology.
The largest employer in Marshall County is now also a health care provider for its many employees, and Culver Academies Human Resources Director Diane Avery couldnât be happier.
Avery says the genesis of the idea began two years ago, when she read an article about medical practice coming full circle and the rebirth of a popular trend in the 1960s for large organizations to host onsite health clinics for their staff. With todayâs rising health care costs, she says, institutions such as the Academies are seeking ways to keep those costs down.
PLYMOUTH - One of the exciting things about Plymouth FOP #195's Shop with a Cop program is the way it brings widely different sections of the community together to help kids have a Christmas they wouldn't have a chance to have otherwise.
Last Saturday was no exception and for a second year Spanish students from Plymouth High School pitched in to do their part. The students volunteered their services to help translate for Spanish speaking families during the shopping trip.
PHILADELPHIA â Next time you watch âInside the NFLâ or âESPN Match Upâ you might want to scan the credits for a familiar local name.
Josh Freyenberger has taken his love of photography and his love of sports and combined them into an exciting start to his career. The 2007 graduate of Plymouth High School has spent the last two years working behind the camera for the NFL Network.