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April 12th

Poker tourney to benefit fundraiser

April 12, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Rick Cooper, Jr., the Plymouth resident who won $2 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket in January, is combining his love of poker and his new-found riches in order to give back to his community.
Cooper is hosting a poker tournament at the Plymouth Eagles Club Saturday, and part of the proceeds will go toward the Eagles’ fund to purchase a critical care transport for Riley Hospital for Children.

April 11th

Triton announces 2012-13 school calendar

April 11, 2012

BOURBON — The Triton school board announced its 2012-13 school year calendar at its monthly meeting last Monday. According to the calendar, the school year will begin Aug. 14 and conclude May 23.
Early dismissals are planned for every Friday. Elementary dismissal will take place at 2:35 p.m. and high school dismissal at 2:45 p.m.
Winter vacation begins Dec. 24 and classes resume Jan. 7.

Argos spring musical is this weekend

April 11, 2012

The Argos High School choral department will be presenting "Fiddler on the Roof" this Friday and Saturday, April 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Argos High School auditorium. All seats are $5 and available at the door or at the high school office prior to the performance.
Other area weekend events include:
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
• The Arts Council of Marshall County April meeting is at 10 a.m. at Heartland Artists, 103 W. LaPorte St., Plymouth. All interested parties are invited to attend and help plan the council's show at the Yellow River Festival.

Planning to vote absentee? Here's what you need to know

April 11, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Residents may now vote by absentee ballot if they are a registered voter of the precinct where they reside.
Absentee voting began Monday, April 9, in the Marshall County Clerk’s Office, 211 W. Madison St., Plymouth, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. for the upcoming primary election May 8. The office will also be open Saturday, April 28 and Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Schoff surprises friends, family with visit

April 11, 2012

PLYMOUTH — When Billy and Kathy Schoff first heard that their 18-year-old son, Austin, had been hit by a car while walking on Michigan Road in February, they never dreamed that he would be walking again and talking just two months later.
“From day one on the rehab floor, the doctors had a progress plan,” said Billy. “They had to keep scrapping it because Austin was progressing so rapidly.”

April 10th

This band’s souls are on fire for music

April 10, 2012

The English composer, of the early 1900s, Frederick Delius declared, “Music is an outburst of the soul” and for local talent Soulfyre this pronouncement is spot-on. The band proclaims their souls are on fire for music.
Warsaw’s famed rock-metal band Soulfyre is back in town this Easter weekend, Saturday, April 7 at the Dandelion bar, and ready to regale and delight their fans with the most popular, crowd-pleasing cover tunes in an unparalleled live performance.

Spring fundraiser for humane society is April 21

April 10, 2012

The Marshall County Humane Society's annual spring fundraiser, Catsino Night, is coming up April 21.
Tickets are available for $20 and include an all-you-can-eat buffet. The shelter also accepts donations including money, name brand dog and cat food, stamps, clay cat litter, newspaper, paper towels, bleach, old blankets, and laundry detergent.
For more information on Catsino Night, or to purchase tickets, call the shelter at 574-936-8300.

Woman in serious condition after collision

April 10, 2012

ATWOOD — An Etna Green woman is in serious condition Tuesday morning after crashing into a tractor-trailer on U.S. 30 Monday evening.

Mobile food pantry in Plymouth Wednesday

April 10, 2012

PLYMOUTH — As part of an effort to make sure their six-county area is covered, staff of the Food Bank of Northern Indiana recently began offering a mobile food pantry — bringing food to those that need it, right where they are.
“This is a new program for us in 2012,” said Amanda Peterson, resource opportunity developer for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. “We are trying to reach out to each county first, then individual cities. We are planning to do a mobile pantry in Marshall County once a month.”

'Music in the Park' benefit coming May 5

April 10, 2012

Listeners can enjoy music from Chad Van Herk Saturday, May 5 from 2-4 p.m. at the Young Amphitheater in Plymouth’s Centennial Park, cattycorner from the High School. Chad has organized this live performance to raise monies for the Ingram family whose youngest son Trek Atlas has been diagnosed with Niemann Pick Type A, a frustratingly rare, incurable genetic disease which claims the life of those who are so-diagnosed by the age of three.

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