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February 10th, 2012
HAMLET â€” James David, a 16-year-old sophomore at Oregon-Davis High School, has missed a lot of school this year. He started feeling intense pain in his leg during the fall semester, and the pain is now so bad that he cannot stand without the help of a brace.
â€śIâ€™m out of school for the rest of this year, weâ€™re pretty sure,â€ť said James grimly.
If the new face around town in recent months has that strangely familiar look, you may be a WSBT-TV viewer, and you may have seen Erik Larson, as likely as not alongside his wife (as of New Years Eve) Savanna, formerly Shepard.
PLYMOUTH â€” Nearly 300 individuals in Marshall County were arrested for operating while intoxicated in 2011, according to a recent report from Sheriff Tom Chamberlin. OWI was the number one reason for arrests last year, followed closely by failure to appear and driving while suspended. Possession of methamphetamine was at the bottom of the top 10, however, which Chamberlin said is an improvement from past years.
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PLYMOUTH â€” The gods of Mount Olympus were known for some pretty quirky antics, but even those were nothing compared to the off beat shenanigans of the gods and goddesses of the latest Plymouth High School Theatre Department production, â€śOut of Our Greeking Mindsâ€ť playing Friday and Saturday at the PHS Auditorium. Show time is 7 p.m. both nights.
PLYMOUTH â€” Members of the Marshall County Election Board came before the County Commissioners this week to request final approval of the polling sites for 2012.
Members Julie Fox, Nelson Chipman, and Roger Wise had given the commissioners a proposed list several weeks ago. Some polling sites have been combined for use with several precincts. Precincts are determined by the number of registered voters.
All registered voters will receive a card in the mail from Votersâ€™ Registration informing them of the polling site where they can cast their ballot.
WABASH â€”Â It may feel like the first time, but the gang from Foreigner has done it over and over again.
... have record-breaking albums, that is. The bandâ€™s latest, Feels Like The First Time, hit the Top 50 as the band wrapped up a wildly successful tour with classic rock friends Journey and Night Ranger late last year.
After embarking on a shortened acoustic tour, Foreigner is back to its electric rock roots and will be at the Honeywell Center in Wabash Thursday, Feb. 23.
WALKERTON â€” The literary magazine of John Glenn High School, the Aerial, was recently nominated for a Highest award from the National Council of Teachers of English. Although John Glenn was beat out by Park Tudor, a private school in Indianapolis, they still received the ranking of Superior. Park Tudor and John Glenn were the only schools in the state to receive the top awards.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Fire Chief Andy Metsker has resigned to go into private business.
In late February, he will take a job with Gibson Insurance Corporation as a loss prevention consultant. Chief Metsker has nearly nine years as a full-time firefighter. He was a 10-year volunteer prior to becoming a full-time firefighter. He was named Chief by Mayor Mark Senter May 1, 2008.
During Chief Metskerâ€™s tenure the department successfully applied for an AFG grant for the 800 mhz radios. This was a county-wide grant application that totaled $775,000 in equipment.Â
INDIANAPOLIS â€” While one dream came true for a Plymouth High School graduate, another one of hers fell just a little short.
Jordin Cook, a student at the University of Indianapolis, dreams of a job at ESPN. After her weekend working for Safe Management, a company that does security for Super Bowl and big events like professional games for security and guest services, it was a dream come true. It was her first â€śbig eventâ€ť and she hopes for many more to come.