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March 27th

New testing for math at LJH

March 27, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Lincoln Junior High students enrolled in Algebra I classes will be given an opportunity to show how much they’ve learned when they take the Indiana State Acuity test for Algebra I. The testing window allowed by the state started Monday and goes thorough Aril 13.
According to LJH Assistant Principal, Reid Gault, 111 students will be taking the Predictive Acuity Test that is designed to predict readiness/success on the ECA (End of Course Assessment) for Algebra I.

March 26th

Culver man hit by falling tree, airlifted to hospital

March 26, 2012

LAPAZ — 19-year-old Alan Neace, of Culver, was struck by a falling tree at a residence on the corner of 3rd Road and Pine Road Monday morning. He and several other workers had been cutting down the tree when the top part swung down and hit him.
Neace was conscious, but in a lot of pain according to the Marshall County Sheriff's Department. He was transported by MEDEVAC to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for further medical treatment.
LaPaz/Lakeville EMS, Plymouth EMS, and the Marshall County Sheriff's Department assisted in the incident.

8-year-old wrestler won't let muscular dystrophy slow him down

March 26, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Zacharhyia Masterson, 8, of Plymouth won a wrestling match at a national competition this year, although he was in so much pain he had to be carried to the mat.
Zach was diagnosed with a form of muscular dystrophy when he was 13 months old, according to his mother Chasity Masterson. But since he turned 4, he’s been wrestling and participating in other sports like bowling, football, and baseball — despite what Masterson describes as “constant muscle pain.”

City dog park could open in May

March 26, 2012

PLYMOUTH — A dream for many Plymouth dog owners could come true as early as May, according to information from “Bow-Wow Friends” group member Gwen Calvert. The group’s plan is to build a public dog park near the tennis courts at Centennial Park.
“We are currently in the fundraising stage, looking to raise the money to get the fence up,” said Calvert.
The cost for the fence is $18,000, but the money is well on the way to being raised thanks to an anonymous donor who offered to match donations dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000. Calvert said that about $12,000 had been raised so far.

March 23rd

Downtown Culver revitalization meeting includes heated parking debate

March 23, 2012

Many merchants and other occupying entities of Culver's downtown area seemed generally pleased with a special recent meeting to discuss a major revitalization project there, but the March 8 meeting was not without controversy.

Business students qualify for national competition

March 23, 2012

PLYMOUTH — A group of Plymouth High School students returned from the Business Professionals of America (BPA) state competition in Indianapolis Tuesday, and three have qualified for the national competition in April, held in Chicago.
Faculty sponsor Jennifer Felke said that Kelly Bryant, Logan May, and Jessica Cleveland have the opportunity to move on to the national competition in Chicago. Bryant qualified in fundamental word processing, May in computer security, and Cleveland in desktop publishing.

Is the band Anodyne your antidote?

March 23, 2012

At the end of a busy week, when you find yourself in search of a bit of cheering and require something to relax your spirit, Anodyne may be your antidote.
The four-piece local band, Anodyne, which is literally defined as relaxing or a source of soothing comfort, will delight your senses and recharge your soul with their outstanding covers of popular music from the 1970s through current-day releases.

March 22nd

Coroner releases details of inmate's death

March 22, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger released information obtained from the final autopsy report issued regarding the death of Georgina M. Onofre, a 35-year-old inmate of the Marshall County Jail, on the morning of Sept. 19, 2011.
Onofre was being held as an inmate at the time of her death and died shortly after transfer to the Emergency Department of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center/Plymouth.

City making progress on dilapidated properties

March 22, 2012

PLYMOUTH — It's apparent the city of Plymouth means business.
Just months into the Operation Bright Spot campaign significant progress towards pushing properties in the city towards their full potential is evident. Mayor Mark Senter's administration targeted certain properties around the city that had become problems and while more remains to be done, there is movement.

PHS Winter Performance Ensemble advances to state finals

March 22, 2012

PLYMOUTH — In a season that has already seen much success, the Plymouth High School Winter Performance Ensemble (drumline and color guard) advanced to the Indiana Percussion Association’s indoor drumline state finals Saturday. After recently being promoted from Class 2A to Class A by the IPA Board of Directors, the Plymouth band students again set new records for the group by placing near the top of the field of nearly thirty schools competing for a chance to perform at the state finals.

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