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ARGOS â€” The Argos Public Library was originally begun by three women, members of what was called the Monday Club.
â€śI think they met on Mondays,â€ť explained current library director Jane Hall.
Hall explained that the three women decided that Argos needed its own library in 1935. A year later, the library opened in a small room near the town clerkâ€™s office. Since this was before taxes funded libraries, the local Boy Scouts went door to door collecting books.
PLYMOUTH â€”The three members of the Marshall County ABC (Alcohol Beverage Commission) along with Indiana State Excise Police Master Officer, Michelle Traughber, voted unanimously Tuesday to deny a renewal of a liquor permit for the Eagles Lodge in Plymouth.
ARGOS â€” State Senator Randy Head (R), visited Argos High School Tuesday to discuss new legislation that would exclude the bottom five percent of ISTEP scores when they are used to evaluate students and teachers.
Head said that since the system currently includes the scores of special needs and English as a Second Language (ESL) students, the average score of all students is lowered. By taking away the lowest five percent of scores, Head believes a more accurate portrayal of schools could be obtained.
The Maxinkuckee Singers will present a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. at First United Church of Christ in Plymouth. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 574-546-4230.
The Rentown Country Store plans to join with some local shops and several area businesses to host a Midnight Madness event, of which the stores will be open until midnight, and Rentown Country Stores will offer refreshments, specials and give away $1,500 in Midnight Madness "bucks."Â
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PLYMOUTH â€” Everybodyâ€™s looking for a deal these days, especially close to Christmas time.
So the folks at Wrench General provided just that for customers on Saturday. For a donation of any kind, the technicians changed oil in 184 cars in six hours of work.
The donations were given to help the Marshall County Humane Society.
â€śThe old record for oil changes done was 85,â€ť said service writer Julie Wade. â€śWe did 148 this time, since both stores were involved. We raised a grand total of more than $1,800 for the shelter.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Last summer was the first year Plymouth was judged for a nationwide beautification contest called America in Bloom. Two judges visited and rated Plymouth in eight criteria: tidiness, community involvement, environmental awareness, heritage, urban forestry, landscape, floral displays and turf, and ground covers for municipal, residential, and commercial areas.
â€śThey gave a lot of (areas) where they see (that) improvement is needed,â€ť said Mike Woolfington, Marshall County Convention and Visitorâ€™s Bureau director.
Many months of planning and hard work are coming to fruition as the first ten years' worth of a planned digitization of the complete back catalog of The Culver Citizen newspaper is now available, fully searchable and readable, online.
The collection is part of the launch of a new website for the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver, www.culverahs.com (replacing the past site, culverhistory.com, though that address will remain active for a time during transition to the new site).
Serenity Spa located inside the LifePlex facility has hired Ashlei Bell, licensed cosmetologist, as a new hair stylist. Bell brings 7 years experience as a hair stylist and has salon management experience. Bell is up to date on all of the cutting edge hair styles and fashion. She is also available for manicure and pedicure services as well as facial waxing. To schedule an appointment with Bell, call Serenity Spa at LifePlex, 574-941-1086.
PLYMOUTH â€” The ubiquitous food pyramid, created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1992, was recently replaced by "My Plate," introduced in June 2011.
This easy-to-understand visual is one of the main tools Marshall County Purdue Extension employee Marta Bagley will be using as she teaches area students about food and nutrition beginning in January.
"Our goal is to see the kids continually go through the program and be better eaters and have better lifestyles," said Bagley.