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May 20th

Metis Tribe receives state recognition

May 20, 2013

WALKERTON — State representative Tom Dermody was applauded for his efforts to secure state recognition of the Hawk Band of Metis Indians Saturday at a ceremony on the tribal grounds in the Walkerton and Koontz Lake area.

“People of many nations have come together today in the sacred circle,” Rev. Terry “Redhawk” Harris said during the ceremony. “Tom (Dermody) told me, ‘I will get this done. I don’t take no for an answer. I work for the people.’”

Argos annexation requires public hearing

May 20, 2013

ARGOS – Annexation procedures for the recently-purchased 75 acres on 17th Road between Michigan Road and Pond Street came before the Argos Town Council at its regular meeting Wednesday evening.

Town Attorney Derek Jones reported that after a search of the Indiana statutes, he found that the Council would need to complete a fiscal plan and hold a public hearing before annexation could be completed. He will prepare a draft of the plan to present at the next regular meeting.

During citizen input, Jan Heuer questioned the purchase of the land and the reasons for it.

Plymouth High Speech Coach is Hall of Famer

May 20, 2013

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth High School Head Speech and Debate Coach, David McKenzie, will be officially inducted into the NFL (National Forensic League) Hall of Fame in June at the NFL tournament in Birmingham, Ala.
McKenzie was notified just this week of the honor.
“It’s one of the few things that as made me speechless,” McKenzie said. “I am both humbled and honored.
“It is indicative of the coaches who mentored me, the students who worked hard to excel, and the wonderful staffs I worked with over the years,” he said. “This wasn’t won by just me.”

Yummy Lessons:Students learn about good nutrition and economics

May 20, 2013

PLYMOUTH – It has been said that we learn by doing. That is what is happening to kindergartners and second graders this week at Earthworks in Plymouth. The students are from Washington Discovery Academy, a project-based learning (PBL) elementary school in the Plymouth School Corporation.

May 12th

Celandina, Zechiel, and Luttrell take tops in county spelling bee

May 12, 2013

More than 20 of Marshall County's best spellers gathered last Monday evening at the Culver Community High School for the 31st annual Marshall County Spelling Bee, which pits the top 5th through 8th grade spellers from Argos, Bremen, Culver, LaVille, Plymouth, and Walkerton, both public and private, against each other.

Charles Celandina, a 6th grader from St. Michael's Catholic School in Plymouth, took first place, followed by Riverside Intermediate (Plymouth) 6th grader Samantha Zechiel. Sarah Luttrell, grade 6, from Culver Elementary, came in third.

May 10th

Shelter seeking supplies for women, children

May 10, 2013

PLYMOUTH - The onset of summer time means more need at the Heminger House.

The shelter for women and children that are fleeing domestic abuse situations finds a great increase in occupancy and need in the spring and summer months.

LaVille Schools updating school image

May 10, 2013

LAPAZ/LAKEVILLE — Can you update your image to reflect your modern approach to education? Yes, you can, if Union North School Corporation is the example.

LaVille Jr. /Sr. High School has recently completed some inexpensive but effective changes to its physical plant to do just that.

While a recently-approved bond issue will allow needed upgrades to both the elementary and the secondary buildings, the district is being very cautious with how the money is spent.

“Paint and some updated signage do wonders for a new image,” said Superintendent Mitch Mawhorter.

Mother arrested for abuse, neglect of infant

May 10, 2013

PLYMOUTH - Plymouth Police have made an arrest in a case of child battery and neglect of a dependent.

A call was made to 911 dispatch at around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday regarding a one month old infant with difficulty breathing.

Plymouth EMS and Police arrived at East Lake Street in Plymouth and transported the child to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. The child was later taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

May 9th

Farmer's market to open Saturday

May 9, 2013

PLYMOUTH - Now in it’s 9th year of operation, the Plymouth Farmers’
Market (PFM) opens this Saturday.

Traditionally the Market opens the day before Mother’s Day continues operation through October 10. Shoppers can bring their shopping bags and reconnect with old friends under the magnolia tree.

Governor signs school safety bill; local superintendents weigh in

May 9, 2013

MARSHALL CO. — Tuesday afternoon, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a bill to help fund school resource officers for school districts throughout the state. Locally, reaction is mixed among several district superintendents.

Donna Burroughs, Triton School District: “It is my understanding that the grants will require matching funds. Because of this we would not be making a request for any of this funding.

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