Archive - Sep 8, 2011 - News Article
NORTH JUDSON â€” Charlie Vorm, president and CEO of American Oak Preserving Co, Inc., with international headquarters in North Judson and the Starke County Economic Development Foundation (SCEDF) announced the beginning of construction on a new 6,000 square foot structure by American Oak. The new building will be a refrigerated structure that will be used for the short-term storage and sale of Christmas trees and wreaths coming from a supplier in North Carolina from approximately Nov. 15 through Dec. 15.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â As the preparation for the New Tech High School within the Plymouth High School building moves forward, funding for the project is also keeping pace.
During a school board meeting this week, Superin-tendent Dan Tyree said they have been able to receive commitments for $311,000 from grants and community members who are sponsoring a room.
Tyree explained that the $311,000 covers memberships and staff development for the New Tech that is scheduled to enroll the first 100 students in the 2012-13 school year.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Donald C. Cook nuclear plant, in Bridgman, Mich. is 45 miles from Plymouth.
â€śWe are within whatâ€™s considered the 50 mile ingestion pathway,â€ť said Clyde Avery, Marshall County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director to the county commissioners Tuesday.
Avery said later that the only municipalities not in the ingestion pathway are Culver, Argos, and Bourbonâ€”although they would feel the impact if a release were to occur.
Last weekend, a group of eight in the Monterey area gained petition signatures from the crowds attending the town's busy Monterey Days Festival, to add to the more than 300 names it already had gathered in hopes of Montereyâ€™s Tippecanoe Township de-annexing from the Culver
Community School Corporation and instead joining the Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation. If accomplished, the move could eventually signal the loss of hundreds of students from the Culver system.