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WALKERTON â 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.
âPeople of many nations have come together today in the sacred circle,â Rev. Terry âRedhawkâ Harris said during the ceremony. âTom (Dermody) told me, âI will get this done. I donât take no for an answer. I work for the people.ââ
ARGOS â 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 â 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.
âItâs one of the few things that as made me speechless,â McKenzie said. âI am both humbled and honored.
âIt 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,â he said. âThis wasnât won by just me.â
PLYMOUTH â 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.
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.
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.
LAPAZ/LAKEVILLE â 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.
âPaint and some updated signage do wonders for a new image,â said Superintendent Mitch Mawhorter.
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.
PLYMOUTH - Now in itâs 9th year of operation, the Plymouth Farmersâ
Market (PFM) opens this Saturday.
Traditionally the Market opens the day before Motherâs Day continues operation through October 10. Shoppers can bring their shopping bags and reconnect with old friends under the magnolia tree.
MARSHALL CO. â 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: âIt 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.