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December 7th

Kabelin to close in Plymouth

December 7, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Kabelin Ace Hardware made an announcement earlier this week that they would be closing their Plymouth store.
“It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the closing of our family store,” read a statement released by the company. “For many years the store did quite well but over the last several years the big box store competition has become greater than we were able to overcome.”
Kabelin opened in Plymouth in 1996, and has been in three different locations in the city. The current store is located on Oak Road.

'Christmas Spectacular' this weekend at PHS

December 7, 2012

PLYMOUTH — This weekend is Plymouth High School’s 4th annual gigantic Christmas variety show. The event is Sunday at 3 p.m. and as always, it will feature more than 300 music students in the band, choir, and orchestra departments.
“There are several numbers where all the students are on the stage at once, and we had to customize (those songs) to include everyone,” said PHS band director Bryan Ames.

December 5th

County services go online

December 5, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — County residents and business professionals now have a new option when it comes to some county services.
Marshall County rolled out online permitting Tuesday.
“We are now offering a 24/7 service, not just an 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. service,” said Shawnda Wenino of Marshall County GIS.

December 4th

Police rule Culver shootings murder-suicide

December 4, 2012

Culver police have announced findings following Tuesday's autopsy, concerning the shooting deaths last Wednesday evening of 44 year old Michael Price and 16 year old Stephen Suthard, who died at a home on Madison Street.

According to a release by Culver police, "Investigation at the scene, as well as autopsies conducted on Tuesday, December 4, have determined that Suthard died of multiple gunshot wounds as a result of actions by Michael Price, who then took his own life and died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound."

K-9 case dismissed against Plymouth

December 4, 2012

HAMMOND — Last Friday afternoon, a northern Indiana jury returned a verdict in favor of the City of Plymouth in a suit involving a 2008 traffic stop in which the City’s K-9 Unit performed a vehicle search. Kevin and Jamila Miller had sued the city, its K-9 officer, and Marshall County Sheriff’s Department personnel who participated in the stop, seeking monetary damages for alleged federal civil rights and state law claims.

First-time homebuyers are target of scam

December 4, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — County Auditor Penny Lukenbill recently warned the public of a scam seemingly targeting first-time homebuyers.
In the past few weeks, some new homeowners in Marshall County have received a letter from a Washington, D.C. company asking them to pay an $83 fee for a copy of their property deed.
“A lot of people are falling for this…it’s just another attempt to scam the public,” said Lukenbill to county commissioners in their regularly scheduled meeting Monday.

December 3rd

Plymouth will soon accept early applications for PBL classes

December 3, 2012

PLYMOUTH — This year, Plymouth Community School Corporation has expanded its project-based learning (PBL) opportunities to include students in grades K-10.
K-8 PBL director Amy Gerard said that parents can fill out an early application for their student beginning Dec. 10.
"This is a brand new thing for us," said Gerard. "This year we are going to be accepting applications for grades K-10. This is the first year that we've asked people to apply at Lincoln Junior High and Riverside Intermediate School. The applications will be posted on each school's website."

December 1st

Culver prepares for (hoped-for) centennial voyage to Presidential Inaugural

December 1, 2012

Of course it's a matter of enormous significance each time Culver Academies' Black Horse Troop and Equestriennes prepare to march in the U.S. Presidential inaugural -- but this coming inaugural parade is especially meaningful, as it marks 100 years of Culver's participation in the event. And preparations are already underway.

November 30th

Culver Academies choir/band in concert Sunday at Ancilla

November 30, 2012

Culver Academies' choir, directed by Stacey Warren, and band and orchestra, directed by Major William Browne and Chad A. Gard will perform their annual Christmas concert Sunday, December 2, at 3 p.m. at Ancilla Domini Chapel, PHJC Ministry Center, in Donaldson, Indiana. The event is free to the public and a reception will follow in Cana Hall.

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Firefighters to train at abandoned house

November 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — A home scheduled to be demolished is providing a unique opportunity for area firefighters.
The Marshall County Health Department condemned a home at 4170 Lilac Road near Plymouth, according to Jerry Fussell of the Health Department, and rather than just tear it down, it’s been offered to the LaPaz Fire Department to use for training.
“(The house) is in a decaying state,” explained Fussell. “We cannot contact the owner anymore; we have no way to get in contact with them.”

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