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June 13th, 2011
ARGOS â€” A simple informational presentation turned into ground for heated discussion Thursday in the Argos High School gym.
Next Era Energy, a Fortune 200 company based in Florida, held an open house in the gym to inform area residents about the proposed wind turbine park in Marshall and Fulton counties. Energy from wind turbines is renewable, produces no pollution, uses no water, and is compatible with farming. Representatives from the company were taken aback, however, when a couple from Illinois arrived at the event and began asking questions.
PLYMOUTH â€” This Friday, children of all ages will have the opportunity to learn about Marshall County agriculture and plant their own vegetables or flowers.
Plymouthâ€™s Second Friday festivities will include a presentation and planting activity by Bob Yoder, agricultural expert from the Marshall County Extension Office.
â€śWe are going to transplant vegetable and flower plants for (the kids) that they can take home and watch grow,â€ť said Yoder, who holds an agriculture degree from Purdue University and grew up on a farm.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Plymouth Community School Corporation issued a press release this week concerning the results of an investigation launched after it was discovered that portions of the eighth grade ISTEP (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress) test given at Lincoln Junior High during the 2010-11 school year had to be invalidated.
On or about May 1, it was discovered that there were irregularities concerning the preparation given to some students prior to the test itself. The school self-reported the problem to the Department of Education (DOE).
PLYMOUTH â€” This was the fourth year that the Plymouth FOP and the Marshall/Starke Development Center (MSDC) have joined forces to put together a prom for developmentally disabled individuals in the community. The prom took place May 20. Dresses and suits were donated by members in the community, and Prices Cleaning cleaned all the donated items. The annual event is held each year at the Plymouth Moose Lodge.
â€śThe Moose has been really more than generous,â€ť said Pam Landesman of MSDC. â€śThey are so easy to get along with, and we are packed every year. The building is just full to the brim.â€ť
The Bike Barn, at 103 Lake Shore Drive in Culver, will once again team up with the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver for a bicycle tour of the town of Culver on Saturday, June 18, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Bike Barn.
Bicyclists are inÂvited to bring their own bikes and helÂmets for the free event, which will be led by Jeff Kenney of the Society and is expected to cover no more than four to five miles of riding.
The community had a chance recently to tour the 30th student-built home in the Culver area, an architecturally unique house which familiar Culver resident and retired Plymouth school teacher John Benedict now calls home.
PLYMOUTH — The construction project to widen Pioneer Drive and cut back on Oak Road traffic which began in May 2010 is well on its way to completion, reported Ron Wireman from DLZ Engineering in the Marshall County Commissioners meeting Monday. The new Pioneer Drive will provide Marshall County residents with an easier route from Indiana 17 to the industries and retailers on U.S. 30.
“Last year we did basically half the project,” said Wireman, noting that S.R. 17 to Lincoln Highway is now open.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Yellow River Festival has announced its 2011 music and entertainment schedule.
This yearâ€™s lineup will feature performances by regional favorites Gold Mine Pickers and Kennedyâ€™s Kitchen. Gold Mine Pickers play what they refer to as â€śa rich, fun blend of Americana, bluegrass, folk, old-time and Irish music â€” with dashes of country, and jam for good measure.â€ť Kennedyâ€™s Kitchen blends traditional Irish folk with hearty Celtic-flavored original tunes.