Archive - 2012 - Latest News
PLYMOUTH â€” As technology is used more and more in a school setting, lines between whatâ€™s appropriate and whatâ€™s not in student/teacher relationships can seem blurred. And while schools can monitor what happens on school-owned devices or on the schoolâ€™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 â€śAcceptable Use Policyâ€ť outlining what their teachers can and canâ€™t do when it comes to technology.
PLYMOUTH - Local law enforcement agencies were honored by the state for their work in stopping impaired driving.
By Rusty Nixon
WALKERTON - You could call it a spelling hegemony. You can also bet thereâ€™s a group at John Glenn High School that could tell you how to spell it.
Paul Hernandezâ€™s Glenn spell bowl team won itsâ€™ 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 stateâ€™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.
By Lydia Beers
MARSHALL CO. â€” 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 Sheriffâ€™s Department, working there from 2007 to 2011, when he joined the Plymouth Police Department as a patrolman.
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 â€śAn Introduction to Music Recording and Production: Recording Your Music at Home on a Budget,â€ť this Monday, November 19, starting at 6 p.m. at the Culver Public Library.
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.
MARSHALL CO. â€” 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.
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â 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 countyâ€™s Technology Squared committee is connecting existing Metronet fiber in St. Joseph County to Marshall County along U.S. 31.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â 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 didnâ€™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.
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.