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It's hard to believe this April 20 weekend will mark the fifth annual Relay for Life in Culver, but organizers assured community members at a recent kickoff event at the train station-depot, that indeed it is.
Coming off of a total of $138,000 raised for the American Cancer Society at last year's student-led event, that puts Culver on track to top the half-million dollar mark this year (the grand total for the previous four is $490,000).
PLYMOUTH â€” Marshall County Extension Office and Farm Bureau Insurance are sponsoring a crop update meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7. It will be held in room 304 of the Marshall County Building, 112 W. Jefferson Street, Plymouth. It will start at 9:15 a.m. with registration for those utilizing the program as a Private Applicator Recertification Program (PARP). Also, there are continuing educational hours for Certified Crop Advisors. Educational program will start at 10 a.m. and program will conclude at 1 p.m. with lunch being provided.
9:15 to 10 a.m. â€” Registration for PARPÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
PLYMOUTH â€” Saturday night was a night for dancingâ€¦ hours and hours of it in fact.
Many students filled the Plymouth High School cafeteria Saturday afternoon for a dance marathon organized by Hannah Jacobs and Cassie Gaines, both students at PHS, and both who have been patients at Riley Hospital for Children. Jacobs has spina bifida and is paralyzed from the waist down and Gaines has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â How does a school combat cyber bullying not on school grounds or that has been posted on social media not during the school day?
Thatâ€™s what the Plymouth Community School Corporation has had to handle this week. While no specific names were targeted online, several students used Twitter and Facebook to verbally battle against a comment made regarding another studentâ€™s weight.
The Culver Lions Club's annual community awards night proved as memorable an event as its predecessors last Wednesday, when Jeanette Geiselman was feted as Citizen of the Year, and Ward and Esther Miller's Painter and the Poet as Organization of the Year.
Lion Marilyn Kelly introduced the Millers, noting she and Esther "go way back," having shared meals, parties, and child-rearing.
"I watched her talent grow," said Kelly. And then into her life came a very special gentleman with a way with words. They've become a big part of the community."
PUNXSUTAWNEY -- This morning at Gobbler's Knob, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, thus declaring six more weeks of winter.
Fitness Forum at LifePlex in Plymouth is offering a free piloxing class at 9 a.m. Saturday, in recognition of "Go Red for Women Day" and heart health. The fun, energizing class is a combination of Pilates and boxing and it is open to all in the community.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Ace Fitness in Plymouth has stepped up to contribute to the United Way annual campaign.
Owner Cindy Danielson said Ace has been holding weight loss contests for members for several years.
â€śThis year, I decided to use part of the $25 fee from participants for a United Way donation,â€ť Danielson said. Participants pay $25 and $15 of the fee is put into a pot for the biggest loser â€” and $10 for United Way. So far, Ace has accumulated $250 for the United Way.
The amount of weight loss is measured in percentages, according to Danielson.
FRIDAY, FEB. 3
â€˘ Argos High School FFA is holding a chicken and fish fry from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Argos High School cafeteria. Cost is $8 for adults, and $5 for children. Carry-out is available.
SATURDAY, FEB. 4
â€˘Â Culver-Union Township Public Library will host a Club Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All groups, clubs and organizations are invited to promote their organization. Come for the whole time or just a few hours. Contact Cindy Good in adult services at 574-842-2941 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLYMOUTH â€” A local group of canine enthusiasts have banned together and formed the â€śBOW-WOW Friendsâ€ť committee.
During a meeting Tuesday the group discussed a number of topics on the construction of a dog park within Centennial Park. Plans are to erect the dog park east of the Freyman Pavilion.
The group is hoping to raise the needed $18,000 to build a fence 6 feet high, 100 feet wide and 300 feet long to enclose dogs that visit the park. It would be an area where dogs could run free, although their masters would need to stay by the fence and monitor their dogs.