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June 28th, 2011
ARGOS â€” Argos High School was named one of 12 high schools around the state to receive the Indiana Graduation Rate Performance incentive. The program was first created in 2009.
PLYMOUTH â€” More than 60 motorcycle enthusiasts were grateful for the picture perfect weather on Saturday afternoon as they began the county-wide ride for United Way.
This yearâ€™s ride marked the 10th annual ride that was first dreamed up by organizer Cindy Rash.
Proceeds for the past two years have been earmarked for the Heminger House. Heminger House is a shelter for abused women and children.
PLYMOUTH â€” Sisters Jessica Oliver and Jennifer Houin have lost track of just how many volunteers have stepped up to help with the Ounce of Prevention Breast Cancer Ta Ta Trot walk-run.
The second annual event was held Saturday beginning on the grounds of Oliver Ford in Plymouth with more than 200 runners/walkers participating.
Houin said, â€śThe ultimate best thing of this is the beautiful volunteers who come out to help Jessica and me every year.â€ť
Oliver said people man water stops, prepare handouts, register participants, and â€śanything else you can think of that needs to be done.â€ť
ARGOS â€” Seventeen young women lit up the stage of the Argos High school auditorium Saturday night at the Marshall County Miss Blueberry Festival 2011 pageantâ€”but ultimately, one outstanding contestant took home the crown. Shelby Dirrim, of Bremen, was named the new festival queen, succeeding Miss Blueberry 2010, Shelly Ortiz.
â€śIâ€™m still a little bit shockedâ€”like, did they call the right number?â€ť said Dirrim after the pageant. Clutching her bouquet of flowers and flushed with excitement, Dirrim added, â€śIâ€™m really excited to represent the festival this way.â€ť
When Nextera Energy paid a visit recently to Culverâ€™s Kiwanis Club, the basic information presented was similar to that at a meeting in Argos the previous week (see Lydia Beers' article here: http://www.thepilotnews.com/content/wind-turbine-project-raises-controversy), but several in the audience raised questions and concerns more specific to the Culver-Lake Maxinkuckee area.
PLYMOUTH â€” Riverside Intermediate School was honored this month with a bronze level award from the Action for Healthy Kids organization for their efforts in responding to the nationwide epidemic of overweight, sedentary, and under-nourished children and adolescents.
Nationwide, it is estimated that one of every three children is considered obese.
PLYMOUTH â€” After spending six days outside Wal-Mart collecting donations for Joplin tornado victims, Dan Thornburg, youth pastor for House of Prayer church, was ready to hit the road.
â€śWe loaded the truck by 1:30 a.m. (Friday, June 3) and left around 3:30 a.m.,â€ť said Thornburg.
"We Never Danced Cheek to Cheek: The Young Kurt Vonnegut in Indianapolis and Beyond," a recently-released book by Majie Failey which includes details about the late, award-winning author's deep roots in the Culver-Lake Maxinkuckee area, will be the topic at the annual meeting of the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver on Saturday, July 2, starting at 10 a.m. at the historic Bramfeld cottage at 1257 East Shore Drive.
Failey herself will be on hand to speak about the book and Vonnegut's Maxinkuckee and Hoosier roots.
Culver's Town Council last week navigated several controversial topics and also agreed to assist in investigating the question of making transportation more available to local seniors via the Marshall County Council on Aging.
PLYMOUTH â€” City workers disrupted a service line Wednesday morning, causing a gas leak strong enough for the Plymouth Fire Department to ask area residents to evacuate their homes. A one to two block area from Hogarth St. to Ewing St. and Bayless St. to S. Michigan St. was sectioned off while NIPSCO attempted to secure the situation.
"Sometimes you hit unknown lines and this happens," said Plymouth fire chief Andy Metsker.
"We are taking precautionary steps now, basically making sure nothing happens."