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November 21st

Establishing a digital divide

November 21, 2012

PLYMOUTH — As technology is used more and more in a school setting, lines between what’s appropriate and what’s not in student/teacher relationships can seem blurred. And while schools can monitor what happens on school-owned devices or on the school’s Internet network, text messages exchanged between students or teachers can be harder to track. Plymouth Community School Corporation Assistant Superintendent Dan Funston said that PCSC has an “Acceptable Use Policy” outlining what their teachers can and can’t do when it comes to technology.

November 20th

Local law enforcement honored by the state for second straight year

November 20, 2012

PLYMOUTH - Local law enforcement agencies were honored by the state for their work in stopping impaired driving.

November 16th

Glenn Spell Bowl dominance continues

November 16, 2012

By Rusty Nixon
Staff Writer

WALKERTON - You could call it a spelling hegemony. You can also bet there’s a group at John Glenn High School that could tell you how to spell it.
Paul Hernandez’s Glenn spell bowl team won its’ 17th Spell Bowl State Championship in the past 26 years and fifth straight state title. Glenn won many of those championships in Division III but has competed in and won the state’s Division II title the past four years. The team has made the state final round for 27 consecutive years more than any other team in the state.

Rans chosen for Deputy Sheriff position

November 16, 2012

By Lydia Beers
Staff Writer

MARSHALL CO. — Jordan Rans, 27, of Plymouth is returning to familiar grounds as he steps into the position of Marshall County Deputy Sheriff.
He got his start in law enforcement at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, working there from 2007 to 2011, when he joined the Plymouth Police Department as a patrolman.

Culver musician Baker will share lengthy recording background at Nov. 19 workshop

November 16, 2012

Culver's Don Baker has a veritable lifetime of musical experience under his belt, something he hopes area musicians and anyone interested can benefit from by way of “An Introduction to Music Recording and Production: Recording Your Music at Home on a Budget,” this Monday, November 19, starting at 6 p.m. at the Culver Public Library.

November 15th

Culver EMS volunteers share joys, sorrows of Sandy victims during east coast volunteer effort

November 15, 2012

While most of us watched coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy late last month on the news, members of Culver's EMS service were there in person, assisting victims and authorities.

Culver-Union Township EMS director Bob Cooper Jr. and full-time, Advanced EMT Kimberly Irsa made the journey early in the morning Sunday, Oct. 28, ahead of the storm actually landing on the east coast of the United States.

Shifts happening in two county departments

November 15, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — The Marshall County probation and prosecution departments will soon be experiencing changes in their employees.
Both departments have experienced turnover due to employees taking maternity leave or family leave. Mary Jane Walsworth of the probation department and Nelson Chipman of the prosecution department asked county council members Tuesday for permission to fill the vacant positions.

November 14th

Stakeholders plead for county help to get high-speed bandwidth

November 14, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — Many who stand to gain from a high speed bandwidth connection between Plymouth and South Bend visited the Marshall County Council meeting Tuesday.
Representatives from local organizations including Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, K-Trade, and the Niles Lankford Group joined others representing small business, city and county government in asking the council to consider support of the $2.2 million project. Proposed by the county’s Technology Squared committee is connecting existing Metronet fiber in St. Joseph County to Marshall County along U.S. 31.

Variance allows for tattoos at salon

November 14, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Simplicity by Drendalyn, 1505 W. Jefferson St., in Plymouth was approved to have a tattoo artist operate out of the building.
Owner Drendalyn Ortiz told the Plymouth Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday night that the plan was to offer cosmetic tattooing.
Ortiz said she didn’t plan to keep late hours for the tattoo shop and that no extra signage would pop up as a result of it.
Building Commissioner Keith Hammonds said that after looking at the variance petition, his office saw no way it would affect public safety or decency.

November 12th

UPDATE: Town of Culver boil order canceled

November 12, 2012

The town of Culver has canceled the boil water order in effect for the past several days, according to town manager Dave Schoeff.

The boil order went into effect late Thursday night, after water was restored to the town of Culver following a water main break during construction in the downtown area, according to Schoeff.

Those with questions may contact Culver Town Hall at 842-3140.

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