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PLYMOUTH â Slow but sure wins the race, but that doesnât make it any easier to wait.
âItâs really kind of a strange thing this year but for whatever reason many of the campaigns are running late this year,â said Jennifer Maddox, Executive Director of United Way of Marshall County. âIâm optimistic that weâre going to reach our goal but we wonât have final numbers for awhile yet because so many businesses havenât completed their drives.â
One local company has been âin the clubhouseâ on their drive for quite awhile. Not only was it a quick one, it was a big success.
The one-to-one computer program at Lincoln Junior High, where every student and each certified teachers has a laptop computer, has now gained some recognition at the state level.
LJH Principal Dan Funston, along with Super-intendent Daniel Tyree, teacher Bob Garrity and student Garrick Nate, presented an overview of the program to the Indiana State Board of Education last week. Funston said Nate did a great job in showing how he uses the laptop for various projects
The presentation can be viewed on the Indiana State Board of Educationâs website.
PLYMOUTH â After a 10-year absence, the book sale at the Plymouth Public Library returned with a bang.
The three-day event kicked off last Friday with hardback books selling for 50 cents and paperback books selling for 25 cents.
By the end of day Friday, the library had already made $1,000. According to Library Director Susie Reinholt, this was the first book sale since the library expanded just over 10 years ago with the purchase of property formerly owned by the Pilot News.
Nicole DeKoker shows the huge snowball she made during her snow day off of school Monday, from Culver. Behind her is sister Brooke De Koker on a snow hill.
PLYMOUTH â Area residents, regardless of age, are being encouraged to take part in a unique, three-month team contest, âBest Loser 2011: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.â
The annual weight loss contest has become a popular challenge, with up to 400 people participating yearly. The reward: a healthier body, renewed lifestyle, higher self-esteem â and $1,000 cash to the winning team.
This is the fifth Marshall County Best Loser challenge.
BREMEN â Battles continue around the Lake of the Woods area, this time extending to the lakeâs sewer board.
The Lake of the Woods sewer board consists of seven members â four elected and three appointed members. One of those appointments comes from the Marshall County Council and the question of who should be given that appointment became a point of contention during the meeting of the Council on Monday.
PLYMOUTH â Many chalk it up as a sign of the times, but whatever it is, itâs costing a lot of money.
While the economy mends itself slowly, business is booming in Marshall County courts and the Marshall County Council is dealing with ways to pay for it.
The situation is that as there is less money in the economy, there are more court cases. Many are seeking to recover money in small claims court and other venues. Criminal cases â especially those involving alcohol and drugs â are also on the increase.
Joshua Markin, 25, of South Bend's black Durango became submerged at the Lawrence Lake access site on Olive Trail Friday morning. Markin said he was planning on fowl hunting at the lake and was parked on the ramp access. He said he returned to the truck and it began to move forward. He told officers he couldnât remember if the truck was in reverse, drive, neutral or park. As the truck neared the water, Markin escaped through the sunroof. When the vehicle was pulled from the lake, it was in park.
HAMLET â A Christmastime atmosphere will fill the air at the Statehouse Rotunda as a magnificent Concolor Fir is moved into the building, bringing with it the citrusy aroma of the holidays.
This glorious tree, which stands roughly 25 feet tall, is a testament to the skill and care of the growers at Hensler Nursery, Inc. in Hamlet.
In addition to providing the tree for the Statehouse, they will also be presenting Lt. Governor Becky Skill-man with an 8-foot Fraser Fir.
PLYMOUTH â This week, the newest campaign to market our community was unveiled. The Wheel of Progress campaign is now beginning to take off after several local stakeholders decided to join together to formulate a brand for the city.
They have decided that âJoin Us in the Journeyâ will be the cityâs slogan, after a community-wide survey that was distributed to the public for 10 days in November.