Archive - May 2012 - Latest News
PLYMOUTH â€” Oliver Ford and Plymouth High School are partnering to help raise up to $6,000 in support of the Music Boosters as part of Ford Motor Companyâ€™s Drive One 4 Ur School program.
PLYMOUTH â€” If you drove by St. Michael Catholic School Thursday, you might have noticed groups of children doing laps around the building in tie-dyed shirts. All 171 of the students enrolled participated in this yearâ€™s â€śRace for Educationâ€ť where students sent letters to their friends and family requesting sponsors for the one-day event.
â€śThe whole school is involved,â€ť said principal Trudy Nawara Thursday. â€śAnd itâ€™s a beautiful day for it. Sometimes when itâ€™s too hot (the students) canâ€™t last very long.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Schools teacher, Suzie Clevenger, has been chosen one of three â€śEducators of the Yearâ€ť by WNDU-TV in South Bend.
Clevenger has taught since 1998 at the Marshall County Alternative School housed in Plymouth. Each semester she typically has between 16-20 students who have been referred to the alternative program for a variety of reasons.
Last Tuesdayâ€™s Culver Parks and Recreation board meeting included a nearly 90 minute public input section. The 15-person audience voiced concerns about the safety and stability of the recently installed pier, the possibility of switching to a more modern accounting system, and the practicality of adding a bathroom to the historic railroad pavilion on the west end of the park.
Tim Yuhas and his father Thomas questioned the board about way the park pier had been installed.
PLYMOUTH â€”Final voting is complete and the Plymouth Alumni Association will induct three new members into the Plymouth Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame at the annual Alumni Banquet on June 15.
This year for the first time the Hall will welcome three inductees - from the class of 1945 Dr. Arthur Becknell Jr., from the class of 1949 Dr. Robert Vore, and from the class of 1959 Suellen Glaub-Long.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â County Auto Center in Plymouth is giving area seniors a chance to win a free car, simply by bringing in their report card.
"For every A â€” it doesn't matter if they have one or 30 â€” they will get an entry," said Joe Martin, Jr. of County Auto. "We are trying to encourage (students) to do well in their classrooms and get As."
MARSHALL CO. â€”Republicans Tim Harman (State Rep. District 17) and Bill Cleavenger (County Coroner) won in Tuesdayâ€™s primary election, defeating their opponents Francis Ellert and Les Trump, respectively.
Harman received 3,142 votes in all, nearly 60 percent of votes cast for either Harman or Ellert.
Cleavenger received 3,331 votes in all, 68 percent of votes cast for Cleavenger and Trump.
Harman said that he was surprised at the results but attributes his win to hard work.
â€śI did hit 8,000 doors, I worked hard, I put it in Godâ€™s hands and here it is,â€ť said Harman Tuesday night.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Plymouth Fire Department responded to a fire at Maax USA at 1001 N. Oak Road Tuesday evening around 4:30. They called Argos, North Township, and Bremen fire departments for assistance for what turned out to be an accidental blaze. The fire burned fiberglass in the building and part of a container outside, causing a strong chemical smell in the air.
Plymouth firefighter Ed Marquardt, who was in charge at the scene, said that the fire would be investigated further to find a cause, but that he was unaware what started the fire at the time.
BREMEN â€“ A $6 million grant will be distributed among the best teachers at 28 school corporations across the state of Indiana â€“ including those at Bremen Public Schools.
Recipients of Indianaâ€™s $6 million â€śExcellence in Performance for Teachersâ€ť grant were announced by April 19 during a Statehouse ceremony.