Archive - Sep 2011 - Latest News
PLYMOUTH â€” Chilly weather complete with a downpour of rain on Saturday didnâ€™t keep 60 motorcycle riders from participating in the 4th Annual Ride for â€śShop with a Cop-Christmas for Kids.â€ť
The ride started at Young Amphitheatre in Plymouth and took riders to Rochester, Bass Lake and then back to the American Legion hall in Plymouth. Following the ride, a meal and auction were held as well.
One of the organizers, Jeff Stewart said, â€śWe canâ€™t thank the community enough for their support in monetary and gift donations.â€ť
Culver resident Jean Triplet may represent the last local link to the bygone days of small-town pharmacies, so well remembered by many here. After 49 years in the business, Triplet has retired from CVS Pharmacy in Culver, though her earliest years behind the drug-store counter were at beloved local pharmacy Mr. T's.
Culver's town council has dropped any plans to hear from the Florida-based energy company propsing a wind farm in the Fulton and Marshall County area, after members cited too many differences of opinion to hope to reach a resolution on the matter.
Discussing a suggestion made by some audience members the council's previous meeting, that the council should take a position on the controversial project, council member Ed Pinder said members discussed the matter.
PLYMOUTH â€” The baked goods were already selling out.
Pink cupcakes, cookies, rice crispies, and other sugary treats covered a table near the entrance of the Plymouth soccerplex Thursday night. Stacy Scheetz, faculty organizer for Plymouth High Schoolâ€™s Operation Leadership group, cautioned spectators entering the stadium to buy before there was nothing left.
The bake sale was part of Operation Leadershipâ€™s weeklong efforts to raise money for the Nancy Jaynes memorial scholarship. Jaynes was a teacher at PHS for 30 years before passing away due to breast cancer in 2008.
LAKEVILLE â€” The Union-North United School Board unanimously approved the appointment of Julie Lauck as interim Superintendent.
Lauck will officially begin with the corporation Oct. 3 to coincide with the departure of current Superintendent Dr. Terry Barker.
Barker was recently named as Superintendent of School City of Mishawaka.
Lauck, who resides in New Carlisle, will be working with the Union-North Corporation three days per week, but will also be available for any pressing matters that should arise.
Georgina Orofre, an inmate at the Marshall County Jail, died Monday unexpectedly. An autopsy performed Wednesday indicated that Orofre had died of natural causes. Marshall County coroner Bill Cleavenger attended the autopsy along with an Indiana State Police investigator. Cleavenger said that there was no evidence to indicate that Orofre's death had any connection to her incarceration for approximately two weeks prior to her death. Orofre received immediate medical care by the jail staff prior to the arrival of Plymouth paramedics.
WALKERTON â€” Fun, food and fundraising come together at John Glenn High School again this weekend for the third Falloween Fest Sept. 23 - 25.
â€śItâ€™s business as usual here at the school as everything sets up,â€ť said Glenn Principal William Morton. â€śThen for three days the festival takes over and itâ€™s back to business as usual.â€ť
The unique fundraiser brings in money for scholarships for Glenn students and has raised over $32,000 for the cause. It is also a unique way for the school to interact with the community.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Plymouth Redevelopment Commission got its first look at design concepts for the proposed downtown park. Appearing before the Commission this week was Michael Reese, landscape architect of the Troyer Group of Mishawaka.
Reese passed out five hand-sketched concept drawings and asked for feedback on what parts of each drawing they preferred. Reese said they would like to narrow down the choices prior to a public meeting on the matter.
Descendants and organizers gathered last Friday to dedicate an historical marker to Chief Nas-wau-kee, a Potawatomi chief who lived on the east shore of Lake Maxinkuckee until 1837. On hand was the chiefâ€™s great, great, great grand-niece Michale Edwards, who traveled from Oklahoma for the event and who discussed with the audience her discovery of her relation to the chief, who she described as â€śgentle, mild-mannered, and trusting.â€ť
Â Dr. Steven C. Disney Jr. named District I Superintendent of the Year
HAMLET â€“ Dr. Steven C. Disney Jr., superintendent of Oregon-Davis School Corporation, was chosen by members of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents as the 2012 District I Superintendent of the Year.