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May 24th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” While ordinances presented to the Plymouth Common Council on first reading don't bring much discussion, city employees will be happy to know that the council did make a few comments on this year's salary ordinance.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman presented the ordinance to the council and said that it did include a maximum 3 percent raise for city employees. If approved, it would be the first raise for city workers since 2009.
PLYMOUTH â€” Riverside Intermediate School teacher Tara Sharp has learned over her 15 years of teaching that the best way to keep students engaged is by showing how math relates to the real world.
This year, Sharp challenged her 16 advanced math students, whom she divided into two groups, to build dog houses. Sharp said she developed the project plans three years ago and included them into the program for the first time last year. She said this year the project is being done on a much larger scale.
Culver Community students â€śwave their hands up in the airâ€ť for the CCHS choral department production of Disneyâ€™s â€śHigh School Musicalâ€ť May 28 and 29, in the high school auditorium. Tickets are on sale this week ($5 advance, $6 at the door). Call 574-842-3391 ext. 3118 for tickets, or contact any choral student.
Pictured, from left to right, are Josh Walters, Zach Brewer, Nick Pritz, Larry Clingler, Cassie Cline, AJ Neace, Brittany Jolly, Crystal Looney, and Kevin Hogan.
With the Tri Kappa Chairs for Charity auction now just a month away, creative residents throughout the community are at work getting their chairs ready to donate. One of many that are already complete is this beautiful example by Gary Schaffer. The seat is a painting of the Kingâ€™s Colors from our first U.S. Flag, The Grand Union 1775.
Culver's annual Tour de Max bicycle tour through Marshall County, sponsored by Culver Tri Kappa, will take place this Saturday, May 21. All rides begin at the Culver Beach Lodge, 819 E. Lake Shore Drive. Registration and check-in will be open from 7 until 9:30 a.m. at the Beach Lodge. However, those planning to ride 63 miles are asked to leave no later than 8 a.m. SAG stops will be open for a set period of time based on these departure times.
PLYMOUTH â€”The 2011 Washington Elementary Health Fair was a learning opportunity not only for elementary students, but also for the volunteers running the fair.
Junior and senior high health students of Crossroads Academy created booths and activities used for the fair, and formed teams to teach the elementary kids important health information. The high school students picked the topics for the activities, ranging from dental health to bullying. At each station, the elementary students had the opportunity to complete a hands-on activity to receive a prize.
PLYMOUTH â€” â€śIt is payback time,â€ť according to Brian Montgomery, father of John, an acute myeloid leukemia survivor, a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes a large number of abnormal cells, The most difficult of childhood cancers to treat, it usually gets worse quickly if not addressed promptly.
From the beginning, Johnâ€™s illness, discovered in Sept. of 2004, was a family affair.
John was an 8th grader at Lincoln Junior High School when he started his battle for his life.
A popular exhibit on the historic model trains of Culver Academies, circa 1948 to 1986, will return to the Culver Academies Museum and Gift Shop, 102 South Main Street, for a brief revival over Culver's Alumni Reunion Weekend, May 20 through 22. Though the original layout, which occupied over 40 by 24 feet of space under the school's dining hall and was overseen by late band director Col. Edward Payson, was destroyed 25 years ago, the several hundred vintage cars -- many rare and historical -- remain, as do various artifacts and memorabilia from the setup.
PLYMOUTH â€” Emotions were running high as the Purdue Alumni Club filed into a conference room at Plymouth High School last week.
They were waiting to surprise senior Calvin Eads with the Sam Elliott Perkins scholarship: A $10,000 yearly renewable award to Purdue University. The scholarship goes to one Marshall County student each year who is pursuing a degree from Purdue University.
LAKEVILLE â€” After years of a tug-of-war between patrons of the Union-North United School district who were in favor of building a new $15.4 middle school and those opposed, the matter is now off of the table.
During the meting of the school board May 12, the project was officially dropped with a vote of 3-2. Questions surrounding the proposed project concerning the need and where the money to build and operate a new facility would come from had divided the community following a 1028 pubic hearing Nov. 19, 2007.