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In the movie âA Christmas Story,â 9-year-old Ralphie just wants âan official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time,â and throughout this classic tale, Ralphieâs friend Flick takes âa double dog dareâ to see if his tongue would really stick to a flagpole.
Was it curiosity to see if a tongue really does stick to a flagpole? Or just a re-enactment ... here, Eleanor Millerâs grandsons Robert Howland and Jimmy Miller have a little film fun and re-enact the famous scene.
PLYMOUTH â Dr. John Bottorff, Sr. received the honor of being named a Fellow to the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic this year. Those receiving the honor are proven leaders in their profession and communities.
In accepting the honor, the 87-year-old practicing chiropractor expressed his regrets that his late wife Carol could not be with him to share the moment. Carol (Emenaker) Bottorff passed away in 1994.
PLYMOUTH â The Ply-mouth High School Speech and Debate Team had a busy and fruitful December in terms of competition as a team and in individual performances.
On Dec. 5, two-thirds of the team traveled to Peoria, Ill. to compete in the George Armstrong Invitational at Bradley University. Overall, the team placed fifth, competing against teams from all over the United States.
Earning individual honors were Bryt Hiatt, placing third in total sweepstakes points; and Austin Craft, fourth.
Embracing winter and the fun that goes with it, the Pilot News is giving readers the chance to send in photos of their best snow creations. The feature is titled, âMe and My Snowman,â and readers are encouraged to be creative and use props, outfits, etc. to make their snow people truly unique. Any age can participate â as evidenced by above (from left) Tim Reinholt, Maggie Nixon and Shelby Jones, and their little friend Sunny Snow â all decked out in kayak safety gear at the Knox park.
We also encourage you to pose with your snow art.
PLYMOUTH â Webster second grade teachers challenged and their classes responded with an outpouring of inventiveness.
Teachers Kari Osborn, Jodi Eveland Â and Crystal Uyhelji had their students read a story about a pair of creative young inventors.
âThe story was called âPearl and Wagner,ââ said Eveland. âIt was about a science fair and they made a trash eating robot. In the end of the story they didnât win the science fair but the story was about friendship and team work.â
ARGOS â Five students from the Adult Basic Education (ABE) welding classes took what could be the most important test of their lives Thursday.
They have been working for the past 15 weeks to learn and perfect welding techniques in order to obtain a MIG welding certification.
According to ABE Director Deb Sherwood, the five young students had all dropped out of high school for various reasons.
âOne came to us with a GED and the others have been taking GED classes along with the welding classes,â Sherwood said.
Cortni Cook, front and center, sings a song as Crystal Snowflake during a second performance of fifth grade classes from Riverside Intermediate School this week. Pictured around the soloist are (front) Kevin Sibal; Kirkland Hettich as Rudolph; Carlee Donathen (left of Cook) and Bryon Whitaker (right); and back: Laura Orozco Rosario, Sydney Holzwart, and Taylor Brown.
Photo by Greg Hildebrand
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PLYMOUTH â Slow but sure wins the race, but that doesnât make it any easier to wait.
âItâs really kind of a strange thing this year but for whatever reason many of the campaigns are running late this year,â said Jennifer Maddox, Executive Director of United Way of Marshall County. âIâm optimistic that weâre going to reach our goal but we wonât have final numbers for awhile yet because so many businesses havenât completed their drives.â
One local company has been âin the clubhouseâ on their drive for quite awhile. Not only was it a quick one, it was a big success.
The one-to-one computer program at Lincoln Junior High, where every student and each certified teachers has a laptop computer, has now gained some recognition at the state level.
LJH Principal Dan Funston, along with Super-intendent Daniel Tyree, teacher Bob Garrity and student Garrick Nate, presented an overview of the program to the Indiana State Board of Education last week. Funston said Nate did a great job in showing how he uses the laptop for various projects
The presentation can be viewed on the Indiana State Board of Educationâs website.
PLYMOUTH â After a 10-year absence, the book sale at the Plymouth Public Library returned with a bang.
The three-day event kicked off last Friday with hardback books selling for 50 cents and paperback books selling for 25 cents.
By the end of day Friday, the library had already made $1,000. According to Library Director Susie Reinholt, this was the first book sale since the library expanded just over 10 years ago with the purchase of property formerly owned by the Pilot News.