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PLYMOUTH â€” United Way of Marshall County volunteers and board members prepared for a blitz in Plymouth Friday. The goal for this year's campaign is $475,000, of which only 30 percent has been received.
"We are looking for (donors) to step up because our member agencies are depending on us having a successful campaign," said Chad Dreibelbis, campaign chair.
PLYMOUTH â€” If your family receives medical care from Plymouth Family and Internal Medicine at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) in Plymouth, you may soon have a shorter drive to doctorâ€™s appointments.
SJRMC will be opening new outpatient offices in February, at 209 E. Jefferson St. in the previous Madison Center building. The expansion will allow the hospital to extend care to more patients at a convenient location.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2
â€˘ The Triton High School senior class will be serving a spaghetti supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
The spaghetti will feature a homemade sauce made by Miss Stoutâ€™s foods classes. Breadsticks, lemonade, and a side salad will finish out the menu. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under (pre-school children will be free). All profits will go toward the senior class trip to Washington D.C. in April. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased from any senior class member or at the door. Carryout will also be available.
PLYMOUTH â€” When brothers Dan and Dave Tanner heard that their longtime friend and former bandmate, Ben Boys, was in the hospital with a severe heart problem, they knew they had to help.
The Tanner brothers are part of the band Straightaway, originally formed in 1986 with Ben and his brother, Tom Boys. When Ben moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., he had to drop out of the band â€” but his friends didnâ€™t forget about him. They recently organized a benefit on his behalf, held the day before Thanksgiving at the Plymouth Eagles.
BREMEN â€“ Next fall, Bremen High School plans to provide every student with a portable, wireless computing device as part of the 1:1 Technology Initiative.
â€śEach student will have their own device assigned to them, for use at school and at home,â€ť explained Steve Gall, technology integration coach.
Currently Bremen High School has about 300 computers dedicated for student use in several labs, which must be reserved in advance by individual teachers.
Some 500 purses are overflowing storage space at Michelleâ€™s Headquarters and elsewhere, but theyâ€™re not for Michelle Allyn (BELOW, LEFT) and Susan Elizondo (RIGHT). Instead, theyâ€™re part of an unusual fund raising event for â€śHello Gorgeous!â€ť which treats cancer-fighting women to a spa event with new attire and more, as reported in a recent edition of this newspaper.
This Holiday Season, area residents are asked to consider helping community supporters raise money for a local family.
Rob Reinhold, 42, who was born and raised in the Culver area, moved back to Culver with his wife, Rhonda to raise their young daughter, Reilly. Reinhold was diagnosed with severe, debilitating ALS last September and his health has quickly deteriorated.
LAKEVILLE â€” The Union-North School Corporation announced an outbreak of chicken pox at LaVille Elementary last Monday. The school took quick action, reporting the cases to the county health department and holding vaccination clinics Tuesday and Wednesday at the school. Health department nurse Susan Lechlitner said that about 150 students were vaccinated.
â€śParents were frustrated but everyone worked through it,â€ť said LaVille Elementary School nurse Lisa Aschenbrenner. â€śThey know we are here to keep the kids safe and healthy.â€ť
BOURBON â€” Itâ€™s been four months since a tragic go-kart accident took the life of 6-year-old Kyle Pugh. Recently, community members showed their support for Pughâ€™s family during a unique turn of eventsâ€”a fundraiser initially intended to raise just a few hundred dollars instead brought in more than $1,000.
â€śKyle was an awesome guy,â€ť said Triton Elementary School principal Jeremy Riffle. â€śItâ€™s a small town and everybody comes together. Friends of the family knew it was for a good cause.â€ť
Children enjoy new play equipment at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bremen. The old playground was burned last Mother's Day, May 8 and could not be salvaged.
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