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April 3rd, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Plymouth School Board unanimously voted to appoint Daniel Funston to the position of Assistant Superintendent and Michele Riise as the Director of Quality Programs following the end of the current school year.
Funston is currently the principal of Lincoln Junior High and Riise is the principal of Washington Elementary School.
Funston joined the Plymouth Schools after serving for two years as the principal of John Glenn High School and the assistant principal at the same school for two years.
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PLYMOUTH â€” Itâ€™s a whole new world for the five adult cats currently calling the Marshall County Humane Society their home. The organization was recently able to add on to their building, creating a spacious, cheery new space for their feline population. A far cry from the smaller, darker room that used to house the cats, the new area features eight cat â€ścondosâ€ť and beautiful skylights to let in the sunâ€™s rays.
â€śWe wanted to improve the quality of life for these cats,â€ť said Humane Society director Nancy Cox. â€śNow, they have everything they need right here.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Beginning July 1, each person who pays a phone bill in the state of Indiana â€” whether itâ€™s a landline or a cell phone â€” will pay 90 cents a month toward 911 dispatch services. The money will be collected by the state, then distributed to individual counties.
â€śWe are guaranteed to receive no less than the average of our last three yearsâ€™ fees,â€ť said Marshall County auditor Penny Lukenbill in the county commissioners meeting Monday.
BREMEN â€” One Marshall County student has been named recipient of a four-year, full tuition scholarship as the Marshall County Community Foundation 2012 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.
Jack Jordan will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.
Jack is the son of Jack and Hope Jordan of Bremen. He attends Bremen High School. Jack is planning to attend Purdue University and will major in Engineering and minor in Business.
Robert "Ryan" Corbin was arrested Sunday, April 1 and is being held at the Starke County Jail on preliminary charges of child seduction.
Corbin, 27, was arrested following an investigation that began last Wednesday, when the parent of a Knox High School student lodged a complaint regarding improper Internet contact between a student and teacher.
Corbin teaches physical education at Knox High School.
He is also the varsity girls and boys swim coach.
Knox City Police are still investigating the matter and no more information will be released until the investigation is completed.
CULVER â€”Â 17-year-old Andrea Bottomley was injured just past 5 p.m. Thursday when a fire near her residence caused a live round of ammunition to create what appeared to be a gunshot wound in her neck. There was no firearm involved in the incident. Bottomley was conscious and breathing, but feeling numbness. She was treated on the scene and later transported by MedFlight to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. She was discharged later that night.
The Marshall County Sheriff's Department and Plymouth Fire and EMS responded to the 911 call. The incident is still under investigation.
â€˘ Argos American Legion is hosting a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for ages 5 to 12, and ages 4 and younger eat for free. Each ticket is eligible for a barbecue grill drawing. Tickets will be sold at the door. Carry-outs are available. Please call 574-892-6509 for more information.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Plymouth Park Department will again host a free Easter egg hunt for area children April 7 beginning at 12:15 p.m. The hunt will take place near the wooden play equipment at Centennial Park, and there will be three different age-appropriate sections where children can look for the eggs.
â€śWe have one area for walking to 4 years old, one area for 5 to 7 years, and one for ages 8 to 11,â€ť said recreation director Scott Michel. â€śThere will be a special prize for each age group.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth is one of about 50 municipalities recently named in a major lawsuit, according to City Attorney Sean Surrisi. Kevin D. Miller was searched by a Plymouth Police Department K9 unit in 2009 following a traffic stop by the Marshall County Sheriffâ€™s Department. Miller has since claimed that Plymouthâ€™s K9 â€” and all other dogs trained at Vohne-Liche Kennels in Peru â€” are unreliable. Miller claims that the dog falsely detected drugs in his vehicle and that the search was traumatizing to himself and his wife. Miller was not arrested or charged.