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PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to proceed with a contract for bus maintenance with Wiers. Discussions have been ongoing for several months on the possibility of closing the bus garage currently manned by PCSC employees and utilizing the services of Wiers.
Wiers will provide routine maintenance on the schoolâ€™s fleet of buses as well as provide documentation of service work performed. Speaking on behalf of his company, Tom Wiers said they have adopted a philosophy of Stephen Covey to have a â€świn-win or no deal approach.â€ť
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 â€” 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. â€śWeâ€™re not here for a gripe-fest about a bunch of topics,â€ť explained Flores. â€śOur purpose here is to find out the truth.â€ť Present at the gathering (which ironically was held at the playground) was Bremen Elementary-Middle School Principal Larry Yelaska.
MARSHALL CO. â€” 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.
â€śSome of these are handwritten,â€ť pointed out county auditor Penny Lukenbill, holding a book of records dated 1844. â€śThese are irreplaceable documents.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Laura Mann was sworn in as a new Plymouth Park Department board member Monday evening during the boardâ€™s regularly scheduled meeting. Mann is replacing Ted Brown, who resigned. Her term will end December 2014.
â€śI have two children who have used the park all their lives,â€ť said Mann following the meeting. â€śI want to see (the park) continue to be well maintained, flourish and grow.â€ť
Mann said that she is excited about the new River Park Square, the all-inclusive park being planned by Anthony Gamble, and in general, â€śmore opportunities for residents of the city.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Itâ€™s been 30 years since the day in 1982 when five from the Plymouth Fire Department were tragically killed in an accident. This weekend, members of the PFD gathered, as they have done for the past 29 years, in a memorial service this past weekend.
MARSHALL CO. â€” After voting last month to not allow golf carts access on county roads, county commissioners changed their decision during their regularly scheduled meeting Monday.
Although the issue was not on the official agenda, Commissioner president Kevin Overmyer brought it up, asking his fellow commissioners Jack Roose and Greg Compton if they wished to discuss it further. Commissioners were unable to agree on the matter previously, as Compton was against allowing golf carts (citing safety reasons) and Roose had stated that golf carts should be allowed total access to county roads.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Dr. George Drew, an emergency room physician at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth, might be more interested than the average American in watching the Summer Olympics this year. As a coach with USA Gymnastics, Drew has had the opportunity to train Olympic athletes. He also sat on a judgeâ€™s panel for a testing event in London for this yearâ€™s games.
â€śTo work with athletes at the highest level, and be able to be their physician and gain their trust is very rewarding, as well as meeting people all over the world as a judge,â€ť said Drew.
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger reported that Roger R. Martin, 61, of
Huntley, Ill. was fatally injured Sunday during a boating accident on
Lake Latonka, south of Plymouth. Martin was riding in a boat with other family members
when he fell overboard as the boat was making a sharp turn to pick up another family member who
had fallen off a large rubber tube that was being towed behind the boat. Martin was run over by the boat after falling into the water. He was pronounced dead at 5:15 p.m. at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.s should be availa
The Pilot News staff would like to thank everyone who participated in the â€śBig
Catchâ€ť contest. The above winners were selected in three categories: Local, Nonlocal,
and Kids. We had so many great submissions that we also named three honorable
mentions. The three winners will be notified.
To see more â€śBig Catchâ€ť photos from this yearâ€™s contest, visit www.thepilotnews.
Winner â€” Local: Mike Splix, of Plymouth
Winner â€” Non-local: Jarrod Ellis, of Plymouth
Winner â€” Kids: Blake Darrah
Honorable Mentions: Jim Martin, Nicole Christy, Cole Filson