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PLYMOUTH â€” An ambitious goal has led to a celebration for the United Way of Marshall County.
This yearâ€™s campaign chose to increase their goal from the previous year in spite of economic indications.
â€śIt was an ambitious goal and weâ€™re currently at 95 percent,â€ť said Director of the Marshall County United Way Jennifer Maddox. â€śWe very optimistic that weâ€™re going to reach our goal. Weâ€™ve seen huge generosity during this campaign â€“ an increase in current donors and many new donors.â€ť
The bottom line of the campaign is a positive outlook for the whole county.
BREMEN â€” Loweâ€™s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $5,000 Toolbox for Education grant to Bremen Elementary-Middle School to help fund a new playground fence.
Bremen Elementary-Middle School is one of more than 450 schools or parent organizations to be awarded a Loweâ€™s Toolbox for Education grant for parent-initiated school improvement projects benefitting K-12 public education across the United States during the 2009-2010 school year.
By Angel Perkins
BOURBON â€” The Bourbon Town Council convened for the first time in 2011 beginning a new year with a new member, Les McFarland.
McFarland was sworn in Thursday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m., at the town hall by Bourbon Town Clerk Kimberly Berger, to begin his four-year term Jan. 1.
And though new to the position as council member, councilman Gary Collins nominated him as president as the first item of business. Incumbent councilmember Larry Wattenbarger expressed his disapproval after the motion was seconded by McFarland.
BOURBON â€” The Triton School Board heard the annual report on Triton athletics from Mason McIntyre, director of athletics, during its first meeting of 2011.
McIntyre began his remarks saying that he added a phrase to the Vision and Mission Statement. The addition reads: The Trojan Way: 15 Sports, ONE team.
McIntyre said 15 years ago, Triton had 13 varsity sports and now they have 15. He also explained that 15 years ago, coaches served as trainers with very little supplies. Now, the school has a full-time certified athletic trainer on site with needed supplies.
BREMEN â€” An amazing seven-year journey culminated in a big payoff last month for Josh Gramm. At the end of a path which zig-zagged across the country, the 2003 Bremen High School graduate was presented his Air Force pilotâ€™s wings in a ceremony at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas.
Gramm, an admitted â€śoverachiever,â€ť didnâ€™t get where he is today by accident. As a motivated student at BHS, he finished No. 2 in his class academically while competing in three sports and being active in multiple clubs.
The Plymouth Water Department was busy fixing a service line that had broken on North Michigan Street between Harrison Street and North Street Friday. According to Eric Keilmann of the Plymouth Water Department, a water main on East Garro Street by the Farmersâ€™ Market broke and had to be repaired as well.
PLYMOUTH â€” The list of accomplished Plymouth alums is a long one. Don and Evelyn Heim, members of the class of 1958 could likely take accolades for two different careers.
Both had acclaimed careers in the aerospace industry, and even with the high pressure demands of their jobs also raised three daughters. For the era in which they achieved both, they were a non-traditional family indeed.
BOURBON â€” Police officers from the Bourbon and Plymouth Departments will soon be using the Indiana Supreme Courtâ€™s electronic Citation and Warning System (eCWS).
Instead of writing tickets, officers use a hand-held scanner to read bar codes on a driversâ€™ license and registration. The information on the license and/or registration is automatically entered on the ticket form.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Marshall County Sheriffâ€™s Department has a familiar face as a new Detective Lieutenant.
Duane Culp â€” a veteran of more than 20 years service in the Sheriffâ€™s Department â€” successfully completed the promotion process and takes over as third in command at the Sheriffâ€™s office with the appointment.
The process is an exhaustive one that began under outgoing Sheriff Jon VanVactor and concluded shortly after new Sheriff Tom Chamberlin began his duties.
PLYMOUTH â€“ The Marshall County Drainage Board will meet on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m in the Commissioners Meeting Room.
On the agenda:
â€˘ Election of Officers and re-organization of boards
â€˘ Maintenance Bid
â€˘ Establish preliminary periodic maintenance on the Mentzel Ditch
â€˘ Stock Heston and Kline Arm â€“ German Twp.
â€˘ Sign Ditch Maintenance Contracts of the Danner and Armey Ditch
PLYMOUTH â€“ The Marshall County Commissioners will meet on Tuesday beginning at 9:30 or immediately following the Marshall County Drainage Board meeting.
On the agenda: