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January 30th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” During a meeting with Pilot News editorial staff Friday morning, Indiana governor Mitch Daniels addressed the rise of technology in public schools, saying that he approves of it as long as students are still reading.
â€śNobody really knows what the effects of these technologies will be,â€ť said Daniels. â€śI think we know the discipline of reading is very important, and always will be. I donâ€™t care how (information) is delivered, but I do hope our young people will always be reading, and reading critically.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” The Fourth Annual â€śDancing with the Starsâ€ť event held Saturday night raised $70,000 to be used for services at the Neighborhood Center and the Five Star Program at Lincoln Junior High in Plymouth.
The total was around $5,000 over last yearâ€™s total. Attendance was also up from 360 in 2011 to more than 400 this year.
Tim and Laura Martin were named the winners at the end of the night. The winner is chosen by the number of votes they receive from those who pay to vote. â€śTeam Martinâ€ť as they were billed, raised more than $10,000.
PLYMOUTH â€” What do a tired waitress, a lonely patient receiving their umpteenth IV stick and a shy third-grader have in common?
If you live in Marshall County you may have been touched by the Turtle Lady â€“ or maybe youâ€™ve seen these palm-sized creatures around town at checkouts, on clerksâ€™ aprons at the fabric store or in the possession of someone wearing a smile.
Sandy Skuderna, 63, started making and giving away her turtles in 2009. Since then, more than 4,000 have passed through her hands â€” some going as far as the Horn of Africa with her daughter, who is in the U.S. Navy.
South Bend Chocolate Co. visits Culver library, just in time
for Valentineâ€™s Day
Valentineâ€™s Day is just around the corner, and a representative from the South Bend Chocolate Company will be visiting the Culver-Union Township Public Library Tuesday, February 7 at 11 a.m.!
Come enjoy a lesson in the history of chocolate and learn about the products and services offered by Northern Indianaâ€™s own South Bend Chocolate Company.
Delicious samples are highly likely!
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Common Council heard a proposed ordinance on first reading at this weekâ€™s meeting concerning establishing a seven-member Common Council.
The proposal calls for four members elected from the districts and three elected at-large.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman called the ordinance â€śhistoric.â€ť
The five-member Common Council will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2015. At one minute past midnight Jan. 1, 2016, the Council increases to seven members. The current five-member Council has one member elected at-large and each of the other four elected from the Districts.
PLYMOUTH â€” Templeton and Prunella, the Plymouth Public Libraryâ€™s zebra finches, have decided to start a family. Prunella began laying eggs Sunday, and the proud parents-to-be are now taking turns sitting on the nest containing five small eggs.
Debate ensued Jan. 17 concerning the newly-reorganized Culver town councilâ€™s appointment to the Culver parks and recreation board, to which the council ultimately re-appointed current board member Patty Stallings, rather than applicant Rhonda Reinhold.
With Ed Pinder replacing Ginny Munroe as council president, and newest member Bill Githens on hand for his first meeting, members discussed the status of Stallings, a Republican who agreed to change party affiliation to fill a vacancy on the politically balanced board. Reinhold is a lifelong Democrat.
WABASH â€” Thank God we have a quest, and that quest will include laughter as the award winning Broadway musical â€śSpamalotâ€ť comes to the Wabash Honeywell Centerâ€™s Ford Theater Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
The show borrows liberally and unashamedly from the classic film â€śMonty Python and the Holy Grailâ€ť and features characters and sketches from the internationally acclaimed comedy teamâ€™s most famous film. With a book and lyrics by Monty Pythonâ€™s Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez the musical tells the tale of King Arthur and his â€” rather offbeat â€” quest for the Holy Grail.
SOUTH BEND â€”Â Snoop Dogg returns to Club Fever in South Bend for a Wednesday Feb. 1 show at 9 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Snoopâ€™s debut South Bend show there in January of 2011 sold out the first day of ticket sales.
Born Calvin Broadus Jr. in Long Beach, Calif., Snoop is a rapper, singer, record producer, entertainer and actor. His debut album â€śDoggystyleâ€ť was released in 1993 and featured the songs â€śGin & Juiceâ€ť and â€śWhatâ€™s My Name.â€ť
GOSHEN â€” Country singer and songwriter Suzy Bogguss may be known for her musical stylings in hits like â€śOutbound Planeâ€ť and â€śAces,â€ť but she also has another talent.
â€śI yodel â€” thatâ€™s kind of my parlor trick,â€ť confessed Bogguss.
The 1992 CMA award winner will be visiting Goshen Feb. 2 as part of a tour promoting her recent album, American Folk Songbook. Bogguss said she decided to â€ślightheartedlyâ€ť record some Americana style music she remembered from her childhood.