Archive - Oct 2012 - Latest News
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Now that itâ€™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 heâ€™s never seen students so inspired by a project.
â€śThe 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,â€ť said Masson.
WALKERTON â€” Siblings Patrick Luther and Jessica Beam are gearing up for the second year of â€śThe Walk of Nightmaresâ€ť a haunted trail that theyâ€™ve spent years developing.
â€śThe haunted trail started as a Halloween party we threw annually,â€ť said Luther. â€śEventually people just came to go on the trail.â€ť
Luther and Beam decided to open the trail to the public last year. Thereâ€™s no cost to attend, but Luther hopes that the trail will create awareness of his fledgling company, Room 47 Productions.
PLYMOUTH â€” A concerned citizen recently took issue with â€śMix-It-Up Day,â€ť 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.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â 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, canâ€™t wait for the word to get out about their new shop.
â€śWe carry a lot of pet clothing, specialty foods, and products that you canâ€™t find at Wal-Mart,â€ť said Mary.
The national traveling exhibit â€śLincoln: The ConstituÂtion and the Civil Warâ€ť will begin a five-week stay at the Culver Academiesâ€™ Huffington Library with a grand openÂing on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m.
At the opening, visitors will step back in time as AcadÂemiesâ€™ 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 enÂsemble, and refreshments will be served.
A throng of hundreds braved chilly winds off Lake MaxÂinkuckee 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.
Drug pipe found after traffic stop in Tippecanoe
TIPPECANOE â€” On Oct. 6, Marshall County Sheriffâ€™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 learnerâ€™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.
MARSHALL CO. â€” 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 nightâ€™s Marshall County Council meeting.
The extra funds are needed for prisoner meals ($17,000), fuel costs and vehicle maintenance for the sheriffâ€™s department ($15,715), and prisoner supplies ($3,500).
â€śWe have 155 inmates currently in the jail,â€ť said Chamberlin.
According to Chamberlin, thatâ€™s about 40 percent higher than the beginning of 2012.
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â 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.
â€śThis project was started in 2009 by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund,â€ť explained Hine, â€śIn Indiana, there are still more than 800 men that donâ€™t have photos.â€ť
BOURBON - The fall chill made itâ€™s way into Triton High School on Monday morning forcing school officials to postpone classes for the day.
â€śThere was no heat at the high school and room temperatures were around 55 degrees,â€ť said Triton Superintendent Donna Burroughs. â€śI donâ€™t think that would have made for a very good learning environment so we decided to cancel classes for the day.â€ť