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"Dancing" today may evoke images ranging from celebrities on television competitions to little more than flapping arms and legs in place, but time was when dances at Culver were affaris to be remembered, and social events to which young ladies from Indianapolis to South Bend dreamed of being invited.
Members of Culver's volunteer fire department braved the frigid temperatures Saturday morning as they test-drove a hovercraft privately owned by Dave Rayburn of Goshen. The craft, which would be custom-made for the department according to rescue and safety standards, would be used primarily for ice rescues if purchased. Funding for the purchase would come from both the department's town-based budget and the Union Township budget. Township Trustee Jerry Greason -- as well as Township board member Bill Githens -- was on hand to observe.
BREMEN â Teachers at the Bremen School Board meeting last Tuesday hoped to have approved a tentative contract they had reviewed with the school superintendent. What they found instead was a decision to table the agreement between the Bremen Educators Association (BEA) and the Bremen Public Schools for âfurther studyâ by the board.
PLYMOUTH â Indiana public schools could be updating calendars for the 2013-14 school year if a bill introduced into the Indiana State Senate Jan. 5 continues to be met with approval.
Senate Bill 0171, concerning restricting start and end dates for school calendars, was introduced on first reading Jan. 5, 2011 and was then referred to the Committee on Education and Career Development.
Originally authoring the bill were Dennis Kruse, District 16; Mike Delph, District 29, and Scott Schneider, District 30.
On Jan. 13, Frank Mrvan, District 1, signed on as co-author.
PLYMOUTH â The Boys & Girls Club of Marshall County will celebrate another successful year while raising money to continue their programs at this yearâs February fundraising dinner with the theme âAll That Jazz.â
âLast year the theme was âFire and Iceâ and it was a theme Iâd always wanted to do,â said the clubâs director, Billie Treber. âThis year Mary Beth Listenberger said weâd do âAll That Jazzâ since itâs something that sheâs always wanted to do.â
If Culver area youth were to hold drives for the Culver Council of Churches food pantry year-round, says pantry Director Leroy Bean, the shelves would likely always be stocked and the coffers full of funds. Bean knows whereof he speaks: between November 15 and December 20, the pantry took in 4,258 pounds of donated items, and a good share of it came through the efforts of local young folks.
Culver's Pete Trone began his service on Culver's planning and zoning boards for which he was recognized by both the Culver Board of Zoning Appeals (in late November), and the Town Council (in December) 34 years ago.
Trone's father, Donaldson, arrived at Lake Maxinkuckee around 1904 when Donaldson's parents rented the old Norris farm on the east shore of the lake. That first summer, the family came by train and rented a horse and wagon, says Pete. Don Trone was 11 or 12.
PLYMOUTH âÂ The Marshall County Council in Aging will offer several activities to the public during "Health Week" at the Life Enrichment Center, 1305 W. Harrison St., Plymouth.
Tuesday, Feb. 8 Dr. Carrie Cadwell will be on hand from noon to 2 p.m. to speak on "Understanding Anxiety and Depression in Older Adulthood."Â
Wednesday, Feb. 9 Dr. Randazzo will speak at 8:30 a.m., Angie Stopzcynski with the South Bend Medical Foundation will be on hand from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and Ancilla College will offer a blood pressure/glucose reading clinic from 1 to 2 p.m.Â
The Ancilla College athletic department is looking for individuals or groups to sing the National Anthem at the beginning of the womenâs basketball games.
Ancilla is also looking for individuals or groups to perform during half-time.
If you, someone you know or a group would like to perform please contact Dianna Cooper ASAP at 574-936-8898 ext. 384.
The following dates are available to perform the National Anthem:
Wednesday, January 26th 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 9th 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 19th 1:00 p.m.
PLYMOUTH â The City Center News and Books is sponsoring an in-store book club.Â
Its first meeting will be a âmeet-and-greetâ tomorrow, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m., at the bookstore. The first book choice, âHalf the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,â by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will be presented to participants.
All book lovers are invited to join this group.