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February 6th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” â€śSlow and steady wins the raceâ€ť may be the phrase that describes how Marshall County is recovering from recession.
According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Marshall Countyâ€™s unemployment rate declined in 2011 to 9.4 percent from 10.7 percent in 2010. This compares to an unemployment rate of 10.7 percent in Starke County and 9.6 percent in St. Joseph County. Although the improvement is small, itâ€™s a start â€” and nothing to be sneezed at, according to Marshall County Economic Development Center (MCEDC) director Jennifer Laurent.
Foreigner is coming to the Honeywell Center in Wabash, Ind. Thursday, Feb. 23. Email or snail mail your favorite Foreigner memory: Was it Prom, a first dance at your wedding, the first time you heard a Foreigner song, or inspiration you had from a song â€”Â and we'll enter you in a drawing for 2 FREE tickets to the show, INCLUDING MEET & GREET passes for you and a guest!
Entries must be received no later than Monday, Feb. 13. Include name, phone number and email where you can be reached.
ADDRESS: Pilot News, c/o Maggie Nixon, PO Box 220, Plymouth, IN 46563
Jordan Markle of Angola and Jordin Cook of Plymouth were just two of hundreds of interns and weekend workers for the Super Bowl in Indianapolis. Read about Jordin's experience tomorrow in the Pilot News.
A Culver town council vote Jan. 17 to leave parks and recreation board member Patty Stallings on that board didn't close the matter. Instead, debate over the matter was very much alive at last week's (Jan. 24) council meeting, and may be decided with finality at the Feb. 8 meeting.
As was the case Jan. 17, the controversy centered on Stallings' party affiliation, since four of the park board's six seats must be evenly split between Democrats or Republicans.
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.