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January 25th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Elkhart-based painter Michael Janowskiâ€™s work will be on display in February at the Heartland Artists Gallery in downtown Plymouth. Janowski, who initially started in art with drawing, said that he enjoys realistically depicting textures and fine detail with pastels.
â€śI could sit for hours upon end painting and not realize the time," said Janowski. "For me, the most time consuming part of the painting process is in the initial composition, not the painting.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€”Â City Engineer Rick Gaul received several compliments on his work for the City during a council meeting this week.
Gaul had given members of the board end-of-year â€“report that showed a total of 2,463 hours that he had worked. Although not on the Public Works Board, Council Member Mike Delp asked if he could address the report.
Delp said, "Iâ€™m not complaining."
He then said the number of hours worked was up from 2,080 in the year before.
â€śThere are 300 plus hours that you essentially donated,â€ť Delp said.
Gaul is a salaried employee and does not qualify for overtime pay.
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Culver Community Schools Corporation Board of School Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the administration building, 700 School St. This meeting was originally scheduled for Monday.
PLYMOUTH â€” Attendees of the Dancing with the Stars fundraising event this Saturday evening at Swan Lake will be treated to the fancy footwork of local group Chris and The Glitz, in addition to the main event â€” performances by partner dance teams. Chris and The Glitz wonâ€™t be competing, however. Instead, group members have asked friends and relatives to sponsor their performance, raising more than $1,000 so far.
â€śAll of the money will go to the Marshall County Neighborhood Center,â€ť said Chris Collier, the groupâ€™s choreographer.
LAKEVILLE â€” Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a personal injury accident involving an intoxicated snowmobiler. Chase Walleske, 29, of Bremen was arrested Sunday evening by Indiana Conservation Officer Mark Richter after Walleske crashed his snowmobile into a concrete barrier on the new US 31 bypass just south of Pierce Road in St. Joseph County. Walleske was riding with a friend at approximately 7 p.m. when he failed to negotiate his snowmobile around the barrier.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â After months of planning, downtown Plymouth, businesses and residents are now able to connect to a free Wi-Fi service within the business district.
Friday, Mayor Mark Senter, Marshall County Economic Development Director Jennifer Laurent, and PIDCO (Plymouth Industrial Development Corporation) representative Mark Gidley held a short press conference at Java Trail where they demonstrated the new service.
In 2011, several stakeholders contracted with DC Tech Solutions, a local Plymouth based IT firm, to deploy WiFi connectivity to most of the downtown in a few short months.
HAMLET â€” Oregon-Davis grad and current Purdue sophomore Kelsey Minix recently returned from the 2012 UCA College Cheerleading national championship at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Minix, who competed in Florida her junior and senior year of high school and her freshman year of college at Indiana University Bloomington, said that this year's event was especially challenging as it was her first time competing on a coed team.
"We were in Division I, and it was the hardest division down there," said Minix. "I wasn't used to going up against so many other schools on a coed team."
PLYMOUTH â€” Thurs-day night marked the end of swim competition in the Plymouth High School pool. After more than 35 years of use, the pool has become in disrepair and is scheduled to be closed forever.
Head Swim Coach Leanne Senter said, â€śTonightâ€™s meet will be bittersweet,â€ť adding she has been coaching swim teams for 10 years and is in her seventh year as the head coach, and fourth as diving coach. â€śIâ€™ve seen a lot of kids grow up in this pool and itâ€™s just like home to us.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” For the kids in the Adventures after School program at Fitness Forum, afternoons arenâ€™t just for hanging out and relaxing in front of the TV.
â€śWe try to get them doing some kind of (physical) activity when they are here with us,â€ť said Julie Stauffer, who co-leads the group with husband Rich Stauffer.