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Dedication celebrates legacy of beloved teacher Lawson

August 8, 2012

It may have been fitting that, amidst the fast-paced hubbub of the July 20 weekend -- marked by the Lake Fest and celebration of Culver's Woodcraft Camp's centennial -- a beloved local teacher whose own manner was quiet and subdued, but markedly impactful, was honored at the Culver-Union Twp. Public Library.

Specifically, the Rita Lawson Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection was dedicated July 21 at the library, bearing the namesake of the late longtime Culver Community School teacher and library board member, who passed away in December, 2010.

Bremen parents question possible elimination of recess

August 8, 2012

BREMEN — A group of about 25 concerned mothers met at Sunnsyide park last Thursday to share their opinions about the rumor going around that Bremen Elementary School was eliminating recess for its students.
Two of the parents, Deanna Stiles and Jessica Flores (who organized the meeting) shared their feelings at the meetings onset. “We’re not here for a gripe-fest about a bunch of topics,” explained Flores. “Our purpose here is to find out the truth.” Present at the gathering (which ironically was held at the playground) was Bremen Elementary-Middle School Principal Larry Yelaska.

Project to digitize county records begins

August 8, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — Deep in storage in the Marshall County Building are records relating to property and road changes, as well as commissioner meeting minutes dating back to the inception of Marshall County in 1836. All the county records are kept in one place, and there are no backups.
“Some of these are handwritten,” pointed out county auditor Penny Lukenbill, holding a book of records dated 1844. “These are irreplaceable documents.”

Park board has new member

August 8, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Laura Mann was sworn in as a new Plymouth Park Department board member Monday evening during the board’s regularly scheduled meeting. Mann is replacing Ted Brown, who resigned. Her term will end December 2014.
“I have two children who have used the park all their lives,” said Mann following the meeting. “I want to see (the park) continue to be well maintained, flourish and grow.”
Mann said that she is excited about the new River Park Square, the all-inclusive park being planned by Anthony Gamble, and in general, “more opportunities for residents of the city.”

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