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November 29th, 2011
Stores discuss the aftermath of the biggest shopping weekend of the year
PLYMOUTH â€” Itâ€™s been well publicized that large chain stores such as Best Buy and Target continue to open their Black Friday sales earlier and earlier â€” this year some deals began as early as 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
â€śI think (those in retail believe) we are open quite a few days, and whatâ€™s another few hours?â€ť said Plymouth Hallmark manager Chris Emerick.
These early openings have had a positive effect on smaller stores in the area, however.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Common Council voted down a proposed ordinance that would have amended the salary ordinance for calendar years 2011 and 2012 concerning the position of Recreation /Pool Director for the Park Department. The ordinance would have meant changing the current status of a salaried position to an hourly position as well as establishing an hourly rate.
Triton's Seth Glingle takes the floor after being announced at the start of the Trojans' opener against Oregon-Davis last week.
The Antiquarian & Historical Society of Culver is teaming up with several local churches for a "hands-on" historic tour of several of the community's places of worship, with a holiday-themed Advent/Christmas slant to the event.
On Sunday, Dec. 4, starting at 2 p.m., a bus-driven tour will start outside Wesley United Methodist Church on School Street. Attendees will enter each of several Culver church buildings for a brief look at the architecture of, and talk about the history of, that particular church, primarily led by Jeff Kenney of the AHS.
Culver Academies, acknowledges Head of Schools John Buxton, has been noticably silent regarding one issue it seems is on nearly everyone's tongues: the proposed placement of a "wind farm" of some 60 wind turbines, each around 500 feet high, in the Fulton and Marshall County areas. Specifically, a number of the towers are likely to be visible from various points along Lake Maxinkuckee, a fact which has led various entities -- including the Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council and Culver's parks and recreations board -- to make formal statements against the project.
All week, we've heard about the violence surrounding the death of Wilma Upsall, when someone broke into the Leiters Ford home where she was staying this past Tuesday afternoon and ended her life. Tonight, however, violence and crime had no place. Tonight was a night to remember, to share and to celebrate the life of Wilma Upsall who was so many things to so many people: She was a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother; she was also a sister, aunt, great-aunt and friend.
Oregon-Davis fans cheer on the Bobcats in their boys basketball season opener at Triton Wednesday.
Without a little snow for his sleigh, Santa came to town Friday night atop a Plymouth Fire Truck. After a countdown, Santa and Mayor Mark Senter turned the lights on the downtown Christmas tree then Santa went to the firehouse to share cookies and hot chocolate with the community.
PLYMOUTH â€” With just about a week remaining until the annual Shop with a Cop auction sponsored by Plymouth FOP Lodge 195, auction items are beginning to fill the area set aside to store them.
Roy Bell, the third and final suspect in the Nov. 22 murder of 81 year old Wilma Upsall, was apprehended by Starke County police in southeastern Starke County near Monterey Friday afternoon, bringing a close to several tense days and a massive search effort which reached a peak Wednesday evening.
Tuesday, at approximately 7:06 p.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and Fulton County Sheriffâ€™s Department responded to a 911 call reporting a possible murder at 6832 West Olson Road, rural Rochester, IN.