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January 20th, 2011
The Rev. Thomas Erskine Haynes, the pastor at St. Elizabethâ€™s in Culver, was ordained an Episcopal priest in a service at the Academies Memorial Chapel January 14. Attending were 170 people and 20 of those were clergy. Many of those attending were from regional churches, and different faith traditions were represented.
Itâ€™s the talk on Facebook, Twitter, between co-workers, friends and even family members. The battle lines have been drawn for what is being hailed as one of the most explosive games in NFL history when, for the first time in 70 years, two North Division rivals square off for their chance to represent the NFC in the battle for the coveted Super Bowl XLV championship title: The Chicago Bears vs the Green Bay Packers; Jay Cutler vs Aaron Rodgers and in Knox, Noelle Patrick vs Joshua Shepherd. Patrick and brother-in-law Shepherd are die-hard fans: Patrick for the Bears and Shepherd for Green Bay.
CULVER â€” Back in November, Culver Community High School teacher and Student Council sponsor Tina Stacy wasnâ€™t sure the Council, even with its best efforts, could reach its goal towards Disney World trips for Culverâ€™s two Make-A-Wish children, Chloe Hough and Chris Webb, Jr., with the holidays approaching and the recession in full swing.
PLYMOUTH â€” It may be possible that work at Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver will begin before the spring thaw.
Marshall County and the Town of Culver agreed to undertake the replacement of the outlet pipe on the lake hoping that replacement would take place during the fall when the lake levels are low. Permits for the work could not be secured and it was thought that the work would have to wait for the 2011 fall season.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter has made it official â€” he plans to seek re-election.
The mayor made the announcement in a special release Tuesday night that he plans to officially announce his bid for re-election Thursday morning at 7 a.m. when he is scheduled to address the Marshall County Republican Party at their monthly breakfast meeting at Christos Family Restaurant on North Michigan Street in Plymouth.
Senter is in the final year of his first term as Mayor of Plymouth.
PLYMOUTH â€” An ambitious goal has led to a celebration for the United Way of Marshall County.
This yearâ€™s campaign chose to increase their goal from the previous year in spite of economic indications.
â€śIt was an ambitious goal and weâ€™re currently at 95 percent,â€ť said Director of the Marshall County United Way Jennifer Maddox. â€śWe very optimistic that weâ€™re going to reach our goal. Weâ€™ve seen huge generosity during this campaign â€“ an increase in current donors and many new donors.â€ť
The bottom line of the campaign is a positive outlook for the whole county.
BREMEN â€” Loweâ€™s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $5,000 Toolbox for Education grant to Bremen Elementary-Middle School to help fund a new playground fence.
Bremen Elementary-Middle School is one of more than 450 schools or parent organizations to be awarded a Loweâ€™s Toolbox for Education grant for parent-initiated school improvement projects benefitting K-12 public education across the United States during the 2009-2010 school year.
By Angel Perkins
BOURBON â€” The Bourbon Town Council convened for the first time in 2011 beginning a new year with a new member, Les McFarland.
McFarland was sworn in Thursday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m., at the town hall by Bourbon Town Clerk Kimberly Berger, to begin his four-year term Jan. 1.
And though new to the position as council member, councilman Gary Collins nominated him as president as the first item of business. Incumbent councilmember Larry Wattenbarger expressed his disapproval after the motion was seconded by McFarland.
BOURBON â€” The Triton School Board heard the annual report on Triton athletics from Mason McIntyre, director of athletics, during its first meeting of 2011.
McIntyre began his remarks saying that he added a phrase to the Vision and Mission Statement. The addition reads: The Trojan Way: 15 Sports, ONE team.
McIntyre said 15 years ago, Triton had 13 varsity sports and now they have 15. He also explained that 15 years ago, coaches served as trainers with very little supplies. Now, the school has a full-time certified athletic trainer on site with needed supplies.
BREMEN â€” An amazing seven-year journey culminated in a big payoff last month for Josh Gramm. At the end of a path which zig-zagged across the country, the 2003 Bremen High School graduate was presented his Air Force pilotâ€™s wings in a ceremony at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas.
Gramm, an admitted â€śoverachiever,â€ť didnâ€™t get where he is today by accident. As a motivated student at BHS, he finished No. 2 in his class academically while competing in three sports and being active in multiple clubs.