Archive - Sep 2012 - News Article
PLYMOUTH â€” Halloween hours for this year were officially set by the Plymouth Board of Works and Public Safety Monday night.
Trick or treating is set for 5 to 7 p.m. for homes in Plymouth.
Residents are asked to leave a porch light on during those hours if they wish to participate.
Oct. 31 falls on a Wednesday this year.
Utility Superintendent Donnie Morrison told the board that a private company, HomeServe USA, has been contacting residents about their utilities.
Morrison said that the city has nothing to do with the calls nor does it sponsor the company.
LAKEVILLE â€”Â Chelsea Shaffer is trying to raise $5,000 to build a well in Africa. Fortunately for the LaVille junior, she has some help. Students and teachers at her school have helped her raise $4,300 just over the past month.
â€śI went to church camp this summer with two other LaVille students,â€ť explained Shaffer. â€śThere was this speaker who told us that there is this huge water need (worldwide), and I wanted to do something about it.â€ť
By Daniel Riordan
BOURBON â€” There was no question in the standing-room only crowd Tuesday night that Ben McIntyre should be rehired as a Bourbon police officer.
But the crowd became agitated and voiced its displeasure when the townâ€™s council decided to rehire McIntyre without putting him at his prior seniority.
At last monthâ€™s town council meeting, the council accepted McIntyreâ€™s resignation as he attempted to take on another job.
According to the town council, McIntyre returned a week later.
PLYMOUTH â€” Ken Kiel, 73, has worn a replica of the American flag every day since September 11, 2001.
â€śI canâ€™t remember missing a single day,â€ť he said. â€śItâ€™s like putting your pants on.â€ť
In addition to his clothing, Ken and Sandy Kiel, his wife of 50 years, fly the colors at their home and Ken has three flag decals on his truck, one on each side and one on the trailer hitch.
The second of 10 children, Ken said that all of his life he has recognized America to be a place of opportunity.
And it has been â€” though it required a lot of hard work.
MARSHALL CO. â€” Drivers who regularly travel U.S. 6 between U.S. 31 and Lilac Road will need to take a different route beginning September 17.
This section of the road will be closed for six days, from September 17-22 to allow for construction on the new U.S. 31 bypass.
Matt Deitchley, media relations director for INDOT, advised Monday that the official detour route from U.S. 31 will be U.S. 30 East to S.R. 331, and back to U.S. 6.
LAPAZ â€” Justin Haining and Nicole Martin were arrested August 29 by Marshall County Police after they were spotted on a surveillance video making purchases at local establishments with stolen credit cards. The cards had been stolen from an individual's vehicle in the 300 block of Vandalia Street in LaPaz. Haining and Martin were taken into custody and lodged at the Marshall County Jail. They are currently being held for theft, fraud, and forgery, and have been given a $10,000 cash bond.
CULVER â€“ KB, one of the hottest new names in Christian rap, will be performing in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Eppley Auditorium on the Culver Academies campus.
â€śBack to School Kickoff with KBâ€ť is open to the public. Tickets are $5 and available at the door, which open at 7 p.m.
The concert is sponsored by the Academiesâ€™ Spiritual Life department. KBâ€™s debut album Weight & Glory was released last month and sky-rocketed overnight to the No. 2 hip-hop album on all of iTunes.
PLYMOUTH â€” On Friday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the list of 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Webster Elementary in Plymouth was among those receiving the honor.
Only eight schools in Indiana were nominated for the award.
In the past, Webster has been named a Four-Star School twice and was awarded a Title I Student Achievement Award.
Duncan recognized only 269 schools with the award based on the overall academic excellence or for making progress in improving student academic achievement levels.
PLYMOUTH â€” Sherrie Martin, Marshall County Blueberry Festival Coordinator, recently announced this yearâ€™s parade winners.
â€ś(The parade) went off without a hitch and we got a lot of complements on it,â€ť commented Martin.
The theme for the parade this year was â€śA World of Possibilities.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” This spring, local soldiers from the Plymouth National Guard 301st MP unit will be coming home from a deployment that began in January 2012.
Angela Drake, wife of Plymouth resident Sergeant Scott Drake, is heading up an effort to throw a â€śthank youâ€ť party for the soldiers in March.
â€śWe donâ€™t know exactly when they are coming home, but they will all be home by the time we have the party,â€ť said Drake.
Since Drake is a busy mom with her two sons Colton, 2, and Kamdon, 5 months, she is enlisting help.