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October 18th

Misunderstanding of tolerance project motivates students

October 18, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Now that it’s clear that the School of Inquiry is not promoting homosexuality, students have returned to their study of major world religions. Teacher Grant Masson said Wednesday that he’s never seen students so inspired by a project.
“The controversy (over the project) made it even more powerful because the students realized that people were watching what they were learning and that people cared what they were learning,” said Masson.

October 17th

Local haunted trail still free, open to public

October 17, 2012

WALKERTON — Siblings Patrick Luther and Jessica Beam are gearing up for the second year of “The Walk of Nightmares” a haunted trail that they’ve spent years developing.
“The haunted trail started as a Halloween party we threw annually,” said Luther. “Eventually people just came to go on the trail.”
Luther and Beam decided to open the trail to the public last year. There’s no cost to attend, but Luther hopes that the trail will create awareness of his fledgling company, Room 47 Productions.

October 15th

PHS: Event doesn’t promote homosexuality

October 15, 2012

PLYMOUTH — A concerned citizen recently took issue with “Mix-It-Up Day,” a Plymouth High School event intended to encourage students to sit with someone new during lunch period.
The citizen, a member of Crossroads Evangelical Free Church in Plymouth, was under the impression that this event promoted homosexuality.

Full service pet salon, boutique opens in Plymouth

October 15, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Local pet owners interested in spoiling their furry friend now have expanded options. Unique Pet Boutique and Grooming Salon opened in the Kroger shopping plaza last week, and owners Mike and Mary Flores, of Plymouth, can’t wait for the word to get out about their new shop.
“We carry a lot of pet clothing, specialty foods, and products that you can’t find at Wal-Mart,” said Mary.

October 12th

Lincoln, Civil War will come to life at traveling exhibit Sunday

October 12, 2012

The national traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitu­tion and the Civil War” will begin a five-week stay at the Culver Academies’ Huffington Library with a grand open­ing on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m.

At the opening, visitors will step back in time as Acad­emies’ students in Civil War dress guide them through the exhibition and the displays highlighting events from the era. Period music will be provided by an Academies en­semble, and refreshments will be served.

Academies dedicates Olympic-quality rowing center

October 12, 2012

A throng of hundreds braved chilly winds off Lake Max­inkuckee Friday, Oct. 5 for the official dedication of Culver Academies' majestic new White Devries Rowing Center, which not only replaces the longtime "crew shed" at the eastern end of the campus, but places in Culver a rowing facility to compare with the finest in the world.

October 11th

Police Beat 10-11-12

October 11, 2012

Drug pipe found after traffic stop in Tippecanoe

TIPPECANOE — On Oct. 6, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department officer Les McFarland conducted a traffic stop on a 1998 Plymouth Van for a traffic offense at the intersection of West and Center streets in Tippecanoe. The driver was identified as Dustin T. Ford, 21. During the traffic stop, it was discovered that Ford was allegedly violating his learner’s permit. It was also discovered that Ford had two active arrest warrants, through Marshall County for illegal consumption of alcohol along with possession of marijuana.

More inmates putting a strain on county jail

October 11, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — A high jail population is costing more taxpayer dollars.
As a result, Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin requested one additional appropriation and two transfers in the total amount of $36,215 at Monday night’s Marshall County Council meeting.
The extra funds are needed for prisoner meals ($17,000), fuel costs and vehicle maintenance for the sheriff’s department ($15,715), and prisoner supplies ($3,500).
“We have 155 inmates currently in the jail,” said Chamberlin.
According to Chamberlin, that’s about 40 percent higher than the beginning of 2012.

October 9th

Help sought in finding photos of local Vietnam vets

October 9, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — Seven Marshall County men died in the Vietnam War, and Greenfield resident David Hine wants to make sure they will not be forgotten.
Hine, who is retired from the Air Force, spends between 40 and 50 hours each week trying to locate photos of fallen Vietnam veterans from Indiana.
“This project was started in 2009 by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund,” explained Hine, “In Indiana, there are still more than 800 men that don’t have photos.”

Boiler issues give Triton day off

October 9, 2012

BOURBON - The fall chill made it’s way into Triton High School on Monday morning forcing school officials to postpone classes for the day.
“There was no heat at the high school and room temperatures were around 55 degrees,” said Triton Superintendent Donna Burroughs. “I don’t think that would have made for a very good learning environment so we decided to cancel classes for the day.”

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