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May 2nd, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” A classic comes alive on the Plymouth High School stage this weekend as the performing arts department presents the Disneyâ€™s Beauty and the Beast Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5.
Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening are in the PHS Auditorium Doors open at 7:00 PM for festival seating. All seats are $7.00 and tickets can be purchased at the door before the show. The show is produced through arrangements with Music Theatre International.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Schools did not have to look far to find new principals for the Discovery Academy (currently Washington Elementary) and Lincoln Junior High.
Andrew Hartley, now Plymouth High School assistant principal, will be heading up the Academy in the fall. Current principal, Michelle Riise, was named to a newly created position of Director of Development within the last few weeks. Her appointment left an opening for a principal for the 2012-13 school year.
PLYMOUTH â€” Four-year-old Allison Krupp, of Plymouth, who suffers from a rare seizure disorder, gets a lot of support from her family.
â€śWe all kind of keep track of her,â€ť said Allyâ€™s mother Becky Krupp.
Her parents, Joe and Becky Krupp, take shifts sleeping with their daughter at night in case she goes into a silent seizure, which occurs often.
â€śWe could walk into a room and Ally will be seizing, and we have no idea how long itâ€™s been going on,â€ť explained Becky.
PLYMOUTH â€“ Culver Tool & Engineering, Inc. has announced plans to add on to its existing production facility in Plymouth, investing approximately $1,000,000 in new construction and new manufacturing equipment and creating at least 6 new jobs in 2012.Â
PLYMOUTH â€” The United States Department of Justice may sue the city of Plymouth on behalf of a military reserve officer and city employeeâ€™s claims for longevity pay.
A news release from City Attorney Sean Surrisi Monday states that there is a question as to whether a city ordinance in effect since 1989 differs from a federal law enacted in 1994 protecting civilian job rights and benefits for veterans and reserve troops who may be absent from their jobs during military service.
BOURBON â€”Â Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger released the name of the driver killed Sunday afternoon in a car/semi accident at US 30 and Cedar Road in Bourbon.
82-year-old Donald E. Ferguson, of Plymouth, was killed instantly late Sunday afternoon after his car was struck from behind by a semi trailer tanker truck on US 30 as Ferguson was making a right hand turn on to Cedar Road.
Cleavenger said that Ferguson's vehicle came to rest in a field on the south east corner of the intersection. Mr. Ferguson died at the scene from blunt force trauma.
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â The Marshall County Sheriff's Department received a call shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday from a 21-year-old female who was on foot in the area of Rose Road and Mill Pond Trail.
Officers spoke with the woman and determined that non-consensual sex had occurred between her and Wayne M. Davis, 25, who lived nearby.
The investigation is still ongoing.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth High School French teacher Monty Peden is going out with a bang as he and his students plan the last major event before his retirement â€” and before the end of French being offered at the school. Next year, Chinese will be a foreign language option for students in the place of French.
Pedenâ€™s students, as well as many other teachers and parent volunteers, are collaborating to hold â€śPHS French Olympicsâ€ť May 6.
â€śWe are modeling, as much as can at the high school level, the real Olympics,â€ť said Peden.
LAKEVILLE â€”Â The Union-North School Board voted to establish a new position of Director of Operations over custodial staffs, transportation, grounds and maintenance for the 2012-2013 school year. During a meeting on April 26, the vote on the matter was 3-2 with members Dave Grenert, Dennis Graf, and Mike Berger voting in favor and Rob Swathwood and Mark Dickson voting in opposition. The newly created position will consolidate the Director of Maintenance and Director of Transportation duties into one.
Six years after Culverâ€™s first-ever museum opened its doors, the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver is concerned those doors may close, which AHS leaders say would be a great loss not just to local history buffs, but to virtually all facets of the community and even beyond.
As many in the area are aware, the Center for Culver History, presently located in the lower level of the Culver-Union Twp. Public Library, will be forced to depart that space in approximately 18 months, following a decision by the libraryâ€™s board of directors in October, 2010.