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PLYMOUTH â€” When this legislative session is over, Indiana residents probably wonâ€™t see much of Gov. Mitch Daniels for awhile.
Upon completion of his term, Daniels said not only is a Presidency run not in his near future, but he plans to just take it easy at home.
And when heâ€™s reflecting on his time in office, Gov. Daniels says he is satisfied with the way things have changed.
â€śI hope in the entirety that our time will have had an effect of moving the culture of this state in direction of change and leadership,â€ť Daniels said about his time as Governor.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter announced today the appointment of Sean Surrisi as City Attorney for the City of Plymouth. Sean will replace Nelson Chipman who has accepted the appointment of Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Marshall County. He will be sworn in March 1.
Sean was born in Indianapolis and moved to the Culver area when he was 11.
He is a 1995 graduate of Culver Community High School and a 1999 graduate of DePauw University where he majored in Studio Art. Sean went on to receive his law degree at Valparaiso University in 2005.
Homecoming Queen and King, Cassie Gaines and Jared Hill, pause for pictures Friday night at Plymouth High School.
PLYMOUTH â€” Friday, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels spoke directly to the topic of evaluations for Indiana teachers.
The Governor made a stop in Plymouth to meet with area media and respond to questions on a variety of topics.
Education related questions included a concern that some teachers perceive that new evaluation standards are meant to penalize some teachers. In the 2012-13 school year, Indiana teachers will be required to receive feedback on their job performance based on professional practice, as well as student growth.
PLYMOUTH â€” During a meeting with Pilot News editorial staff Friday morning, Indiana governor Mitch Daniels addressed the rise of technology in public schools, saying that he approves of it as long as students are still reading.
â€śNobody really knows what the effects of these technologies will be,â€ť said Daniels. â€śI think we know the discipline of reading is very important, and always will be. I donâ€™t care how (information) is delivered, but I do hope our young people will always be reading, and reading critically.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” The Fourth Annual â€śDancing with the Starsâ€ť event held Saturday night raised $70,000 to be used for services at the Neighborhood Center and the Five Star Program at Lincoln Junior High in Plymouth.
The total was around $5,000 over last yearâ€™s total. Attendance was also up from 360 in 2011 to more than 400 this year.
Tim and Laura Martin were named the winners at the end of the night. The winner is chosen by the number of votes they receive from those who pay to vote. â€śTeam Martinâ€ť as they were billed, raised more than $10,000.
PLYMOUTH â€” What do a tired waitress, a lonely patient receiving their umpteenth IV stick and a shy third-grader have in common?
If you live in Marshall County you may have been touched by the Turtle Lady â€“ or maybe youâ€™ve seen these palm-sized creatures around town at checkouts, on clerksâ€™ aprons at the fabric store or in the possession of someone wearing a smile.
Sandy Skuderna, 63, started making and giving away her turtles in 2009. Since then, more than 4,000 have passed through her hands â€” some going as far as the Horn of Africa with her daughter, who is in the U.S. Navy.
South Bend Chocolate Co. visits Culver library, just in time
for Valentineâ€™s Day
Valentineâ€™s Day is just around the corner, and a representative from the South Bend Chocolate Company will be visiting the Culver-Union Township Public Library Tuesday, February 7 at 11 a.m.!
Come enjoy a lesson in the history of chocolate and learn about the products and services offered by Northern Indianaâ€™s own South Bend Chocolate Company.
Delicious samples are highly likely!
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Common Council heard a proposed ordinance on first reading at this weekâ€™s meeting concerning establishing a seven-member Common Council.
The proposal calls for four members elected from the districts and three elected at-large.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman called the ordinance â€śhistoric.â€ť
The five-member Common Council will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2015. At one minute past midnight Jan. 1, 2016, the Council increases to seven members. The current five-member Council has one member elected at-large and each of the other four elected from the Districts.