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Autumn Leed and her Yellow River Band will be performing this weekend at the Plymouth Eagles. The Nashville recording artist will open at 8 p.m., with band members Jeremiah Banghart, acoustic guitar; Matt McFarland, lead guitar, Mike Leed, bass guitar; Greg Meisner, drums and Kristel Anderson, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Indiana Department of Education released the list of 2009-10 Four Star Schools Tuesday, and Webster Elementary was one of those named for the distinction.
According to the IDOE, out of 1,808 public schools, only 188 schools met the criteria to be named a Four Star School. Thirteen of the 261 private schools also received the honor.
PLYMOUTH â€” Several new deputies will soon be patrolling the county as part of the Marshall County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
Marshall County Tom Chamberlin came before the Marshall County Commissioners to seek their approval for the hiring of three new officers to fill positions that have been vacated within the department. The department has been operating under its allotted level of 17 officers and had begun accepting applications for the openings in November.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Marshall County Extension Office is holding an evening session on invasive insect and plants impacting area woodlands and properties.Â The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is a new insect pest here in Marshall County that feeds on plants during the summer and over winters in homes.Â Bob Yoder, Marshall County Extension Educator will lead a discussion on invasive pests at the Plymouth Public Library in the Laramore Room Tuesday evening, March 15. The program will start at 6:30 p.m.
WALKERTON â€”Â The John Glenn Theatre Company will close out the 2010-11 school year with the uplifting musical, "Godspell." Performances will be Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m. Reserved seating is now available by contacting John Glenn High School. All tickets are $7. Any unreserved seats will be sold before each performance.
PLYMOUTH â€” Even though state government agencies are eligible to receive disaster help in the form of reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) it appears that none will be headed to Marshall County after last monthâ€™s blizzard.
PLYMOUTH â€” Seventeen Plymouth teachers joined hundreds of other teachers from around the state March 5 at a rally held in Indianapolis aimed at showing support for public schools.
Co-President of the PEA (Plymouth Education Association) Laura Kruyer was among those attending the rally.
â€śAs co-president of the PEA, I am proud of how our teachers have come together to deal with ever-increasing demands and budget crunches,â€ť Kruyer said. â€śTeachers and administrators are working together to improve test scores and accountability.â€ť Â
The Culver-Union Township Public Library is on its way to accepting credit card payments for overdue fines, damages, and other fees patrons may incur, following a vote February 15 at the library boardâ€™s regular monthly meeting.
Sunday, at 6:39 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. 30 and Rose Road, Marshall County police and Plymouth fire/paramedics responded to a rollover crash.
Michael Landau, 62, of Canby, Oregon, was later treated for leg and back/neck pain after the single-vehicle crash.
Landau was traveling east on U.S. 30 when he lost control on the ice-covered road surface. He slid off the highway on the south side, going down a small embankment and rolling over several times before coming to rest on the driverâ€™s side.
PLYMOUTH â€” Itâ€™s not surprising to hear that many 12-year-olds love using their hand-held electronic devises for playing games and chatting with friends, but the one that Travis Louckes uses is far from just a way to pass the time.
Travis, who has been diagnosed with autism complicated with a communication disorder, is non-verbal. Up until about a year ago when he received to his first iPod, his family and teachers would have to guess at what he needed or wanted. Now, he simply shows those around him what he needs by tapping on an icon or typing out a word.