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December 15th

BREAKING NEWS: Police officer shot in DeKalb county

December 15, 2011

WATERLOO — Waterloo Police Department Deputy Marshal Stephen Brady, 47, was shot in the face around 3 a.m. Thursday after he was dispatched to assist a man and woman who reportedly had their vehicle stuck in a ditch. Brady is now in serious condition in a Fort Wayne hospital. The reason for the attack is unknown.

Riverside to have 1:1 computers

December 15, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Riverside Intermediate will be the next school in the Plymouth Schools system to offer 1:1 computers for their students in grades 5 and 6.
Principal Donna Burroughs asked the school board members this week for permission to purchase computers for 30 certified staff members, an anticipated 571 students for the 2012-13 school year, and 49 reserve units. The annual cost was noted at $165,351.75 and would be under a four-year contract totaling $661,407.50.

Chinese new course at PCSC

December 15, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth School Board has approved the addition of two new courses for Plymouth High School for the school year 2012-13.
Plymouth High School Principal Jim Condon briefly outlined the two new proposed offerings to the board and both were unanimously approved.
The first addition will be Digital Electronics. Condon explained the course is the third in a series of four for Project Lead the Way, targeting those students who want to pursue studies in engineering.

What to do this weekend in Marshall County

December 15, 2011

FRIDAY

December 14th

Maxinkuckee Singers perform tonight in Culver

December 14, 2011

The Maxinkuckee Singers will present a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grace United Church of Christ in Culver. There is no admission charge. They will also perform at 7:30 Thursday at Knox United Methodist Church. For more information, call 574-546-4230.

View the photo of the week

December 14, 2011

Follow this link to see the new photo of the week! Don't forget, you can upload your own photos too. Just click on "Submit your photo" and follow the instructions.

http://www.thepilotnews.com/weeklyphotos

McKibben reviews redistricting data

December 14, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth School Corporation held its second meeting concerning the redistricting necessary for the 2012-13 school year.
Dr. Jerome McKibben, McKibben Demographic Research, has been reviewing the data concerning enrollment for the entire Plymouth Schools.
To comply with federal mandates, school districts must maintain a balance of race/ethnicity, numbers of students who qualify for free and reduced services, and students who qualify for services due to placement in ELL classes for those with limited English speaking and/or writing skills.

Don't forget to watch the weekly video clip!

December 14, 2011

This week's video shows Jefferson Elementary students working on their "Santa's Elves" craft Tuesday afternoon. To watch it, go to the video feeds section at the bottom of the homepage. To view more photos, visit our Facebook page.

Wanna be Steve Carell? PHS grad will have the chance

December 14, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Steve Carell is one of the hottest names in Hollywood right now, and a local actor will have a chance to share that “persona” in an upcoming film.

December 13th

Changes considered for county building

December 13, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Updated wiring for the elevators and new automatic doors may be in store for the Marshall County Building, if the funds needed are approved.
During the county council meeting Monday, Rich Ulrich, maintenance director, brought up the need for the two elevators in the county building to be updated.
It was a fitting time to discuss the problem, since one of the elevators was again out of commission — blocked off by caution tape and a trash can.
“As we sit here, that elevator is out of service for the 28th time in the last 10 weeks,” said Ulrich.

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