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PLYMOUTH â€” According to a survey taken by the Plymouth Park and Recreation board last summer, there are more people utilizing the park from outside the city limits than inside the city limits.
â€śThat survey just opened our eyes a little bit,â€ť said board president Dave Morrow.
CULVER â€“ Lt. Governor Becky Skillman visited Mystic Hills Golf Course in Culver Tuesday to encourage Hoosiers to play some of Indianaâ€™s beautiful golf courses this year, as well as to promote the Pete Dye Trail, a group of courses designed by Lake Maxinkuckee resident and internationally acclaimed golf course designer Pete Dye.
Indiana boasts more courses than anywhere else in the world designed by Dye, considered by many as the father of modern golf course architecture.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Good Friday, April 6, the youth group at Trinity United Methodist Church in Plymouth will participate in the 30 Hour Famine, fasting from midnight Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday morning. They do so for two reasons: the first is in solidarity with those young people at home and all over the world who do not have enough to eat and, second, to gain money and support for the cause of ending poverty everywhere.
Culver Dive Team members Brandon Cooper, Bob Cooper Kr and Jerry Siler, along with county officers and a DNR officer, were on the scene of this truck in Lake Maxinkuckee Wednesday afternoon. No official information has been released, but bystanders said no one hurt.
PLYMOUTH â€” The remnants of two meth labs were discovered in the woods behind Washington Elementary School during spring break, according to a report from the Plymouth Community School Corporation Wednesday.
The school was notified of the situation by a parent. They have roped off the area and are taking steps to ensure students do not enter the woods during recess.
An environmental management firm will be assessing the area and advising the school on an appropriate response. Parents of Washington Elementary students have been informed of the situation.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth High School math teachers Michael Delp and Earl Boyer recently solved an equation they can take great pride in.
The two collectively lost more than 150 pounds in just 10 weeks to win the â€śBest Loserâ€ť competition â€” and the grand prize of $1,000 â€” at Fitness Forum.
â€śIt was pretty exciting,â€ť said Boyer. â€śWe didnâ€™t pressure each other, but I think we both put pressure on ourselves to pull our own weight on the team. Each of us wanted to do a good job for the other. I wouldnâ€™t have been able to do this well on my own.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Plymouth School Board unanimously voted to appoint Daniel Funston to the position of Assistant Superintendent and Michele Riise as the Director of Quality Programs following the end of the current school year.
Funston is currently the principal of Lincoln Junior High and Riise is the principal of Washington Elementary School.
Funston joined the Plymouth Schools after serving for two years as the principal of John Glenn High School and the assistant principal at the same school for two years.
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PLYMOUTH â€” Itâ€™s a whole new world for the five adult cats currently calling the Marshall County Humane Society their home. The organization was recently able to add on to their building, creating a spacious, cheery new space for their feline population. A far cry from the smaller, darker room that used to house the cats, the new area features eight cat â€ścondosâ€ť and beautiful skylights to let in the sunâ€™s rays.
â€śWe wanted to improve the quality of life for these cats,â€ť said Humane Society director Nancy Cox. â€śNow, they have everything they need right here.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Beginning July 1, each person who pays a phone bill in the state of Indiana â€” whether itâ€™s a landline or a cell phone â€” will pay 90 cents a month toward 911 dispatch services. The money will be collected by the state, then distributed to individual counties.
â€śWe are guaranteed to receive no less than the average of our last three yearsâ€™ fees,â€ť said Marshall County auditor Penny Lukenbill in the county commissioners meeting Monday.