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January 13th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Family members of Spc. Robert Tauteris spoke out about the loss of their loved one at a special press conference that was held at the Plymouth American Legion Wednesday.
Tauteris, 44, known as Bobby to family and friends, was killed last week when the vehicle he was traveling in hit a roadside bomb. Three other soldiers perished and one was wounded in the blast: Spc. Brian Leonhardt, of Merrillville, Sgt. Jonathan Metzger of Indianapolis, and Spc. Christopher Patterson, of Aurora, Ill. The soldiers were members of the Indiana National Guardâ€™s 713 Engineer Company, Valparaiso.
PLYMOUTH â€” The registration deadline and first weigh-in for Fitness Forumâ€™s Biggest Loser contest is Monday, from 5 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
More than 100 teams are signed up, and fitness manager Julie Rodriguez said that interested teams can still sign up Monday during weigh-in.
â€śIf youâ€™re on the fence (about whether or not to sign up) try to find somebody who has the same goals as you,â€ť advised Rodriguez.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, there will be changes at Lincoln Junior High.
LJH Principal Dan Funston presented the proposed changes to the Plymouth School Board this week.
Funston said, â€śWe will be adding three new electives that students will sign up for in the same way they students do at the high school level.â€ť
When Kay Davis exited Culver's town hall the last workday of 2011, the door closed on 30 years of her service to the town of Culver as its deputy clerk, through five clerk treasurers and countless changes, major and minor, in the day-to-day operations which keep the town running. She also represents the only consistent witness to the inner world of town operations in a gradually changing Culver over three decades.
Potawatomi Zoo, South Bend is hosting Winter Day from 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The indoor Learning Center will be open and train rides are $2 per person (weather permitting). Admission is $5 per person, 2 and under are free and admission for Potawatomi Zoological Society members is free.
Other weekend events:
FRIDAY, JAN. 13
â€˘ The Plymouth Moose will host a buffet dinner â€” spaghetti and meat balls, ham and scalloped potatoes â€“ from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Guests are welcome. Please contact Tom Williams at 574-936-3530 for more information.
SATURDAY, JAN. 14
PLYMOUTH â€” Several Plymouth High School students will have an interesting evening January 28, as they attempt to remain standing for six hours during the schoolâ€™s first-ever mini Dance Marathon. The event is a fundraiser for Rileyâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Hospital.
â€ś(The students) will stand on their feet for the kids who canâ€™t,â€ť explained event organizer Amy Jacobs.
PLYMOUTH â€” The excitement began about four years ago, when Marshall County Neighborhood Center board member Karen Barden heard about a â€śDancing with the Starsâ€ť event in South Bend. Barden thought the concept of having community members vote on friendsâ€™ and coworkersâ€™ dancing performances might work as a fundraiser for the Neighborhood Center. She was right â€” and the now-annual event brings in thousands of dollars each year.
â€śI think people enjoy (seeing) people they know dance, and itâ€™s very entertaining,â€ť said Barden.
PLYMOUTH â€“ Ironically, it was just two months ago that Rick Cooper, Jr. was razzed about his comment to â€śWhat Iâ€™m Thankful Forâ€ť in this publicationâ€™s Thanksgiving edition. Naturally sarcastic, Cooper said, â€śIâ€™m thankful that tax time is less than two months away.â€ť After all, he has a transmission to replace in his out-of-commission car.
National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through Friday evening.
Lake effect snow showers are expected to form late Thursday afternoon and persist through Friday evening. Portions of Northern Indiana, generally north of highway 6 could see between 8 to 12 in., while areas further south could see 4 to 8 in. In addition, strong, gusty west to northwest winds could cause limited visibility, and blowing and drifting of snow across roads may make driving hazardous.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Park Department is partnering with resident Jane Blank to collect clothing and shoe donations until Jan. 23. Donations of gently used women's, men's and children's clothing and shoes can be dropped off at the park office until Jan. 23.
Blank decided to organize a community clothing drive around Thanksgiving.
"I just thought that there is so much waste (of used clothes)," said Blank, explaining that although clothes are often donated to Goodwill and other similar organizations, "some people can't afford the five dollars or whatever it is to buy from Goodwill."