Archive - Jul 13, 2012 - News Article
WELL KNOWN INDIANA FAMILY'S LOCAL ROOTS RUN 60 YEARS DEEP
Since 1944, seeing â€śJulyâ€ť on the calendar meant the members of one branch of the Ball family of Indianapolis (think Ball canning jars and Ball State University) are gathered near Aubbeenaubbee Creek at the historic house once home to the Halcyon Boat House. This July is no exception, but thereâ€™s a bittersweet tinge to the breeze blowing off Lake Maxinkuckee here at 1746, as this is likely the familyâ€™s last July here.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce is hosting the summerâ€™s second Second Friday Event tonight. The theme is â€śOrchestrate a deal in Downtown Plymouthâ€ť with members of the Marshall County Orchestra showcasing their musical talents as you walk downtown.
Itâ€™s an opportunity to explore downtown Plymouth and its one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques, art gallery, museum, cafĂ©s, restaurants and more. Look for the 2nd Friday Signs in participating downtown businesses for specials and promotions.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth School Board heard a report on Indiana Career Pathways Initiative during a meeting July 10. Presenting the information was Plymouth High School Guidance Counselor, Aimee Porttues. Portteus said that Indianaâ€™s College and Career Pathways is â€śan aligned sequence of secondary and postsecondary courses that leads to industry certification or a college degree in a high wage, high demand occupation.â€ť The Indiana Department of Education has set the 2013-2014 school year as the year for full implementation of the program.
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â Scores from standardized testing of Indianaâ€™s students are being called â€śrecord breakingâ€ť following an announcement from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Tony Bennett.
Bennett announced this week this is the third successive year of all-time highs on literally every portion of the ISTEP+ (Indiana Statewide Testing for Education Progress Plus) tests.
Making the announcement at a Statehouse recognition ceremony, Bennett said, â€śHoosiers from all walks of like should greet this news with a standing ovation.â€ť