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December 2nd

United Way striving for goal

December 2, 2011

PLYMOUTH — 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.

SJRMC to add new downtown location, hire additional physicians

December 2, 2011

PLYMOUTH — 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 doctor’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.

December 1st

What to do this weekend in Marshall County

December 1, 2011

• 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 Stout’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.

'Band of brothers' comes together to help another

December 1, 2011

PLYMOUTH — 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 — but his friends didn’t forget about him. They recently organized a benefit on his behalf, held the day before Thanksgiving at the Plymouth Eagles.

1:1 Tech Initiative for Bremen Public Schools

December 1, 2011

BREMEN – Next fall, Bremen High School plans to provide every student with a portable, wireless computing device as part of the 1:1 Technology Initiative.
“Each student will have their own device assigned to them, for use at school and at home,” 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.

November 30th

Purses galore -- for a cause (and Dec. 9 event for cancer fighters)

November 30, 2011

Some 500 purses are overflowing storage space at Michelle’s Headquarters and elsewhere, but they’re not for Michelle Allyn (BELOW, LEFT) and Susan Elizondo (RIGHT). Instead, they’re part of an unusual fund raising event for “Hello Gorgeous!” which treats cancer-fighting women to a spa event with new attire and more, as reported in a recent edition of this newspaper.

Reinhold benefit, and Reilly's story

November 30, 2011

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.

More than 150 students vaccinated following LaVille chicken pox outbreak

November 30, 2011

LAKEVILLE — 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.
“Parents were frustrated but everyone worked through it,” said LaVille Elementary School nurse Lisa Aschenbrenner. “They know we are here to keep the kids safe and healthy.”

Community support provides beginning for 'Kyle's Klass Fund'

November 30, 2011

BOURBON — It’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 Pugh’s family during a unique turn of events—a fundraiser initially intended to raise just a few hundred dollars instead brought in more than $1,000.
“Kyle was an awesome guy,” said Triton Elementary School principal Jeremy Riffle. “It’s a small town and everybody comes together. Friends of the family knew it was for a good cause.”

View this week's 'Photo of the Week'

November 30, 2011

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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