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April 10th, 2012

'Music in the Park' benefit coming May 5

April 10, 2012

Listeners can enjoy music from Chad Van Herk Saturday, May 5 from 2-4 p.m. at the Young Amphitheater in Plymouth’s Centennial Park, cattycorner from the High School. Chad has organized this live performance to raise monies for the Ingram family whose youngest son Trek Atlas has been diagnosed with Niemann Pick Type A, a frustratingly rare, incurable genetic disease which claims the life of those who are so-diagnosed by the age of three.

County auditor responds to state's $200M tax mistake

April 10, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Thanks to an alleged “programming error” at the Indiana Department of Revenue, Marshall County is being reimbursed today for money it should have received over the last two years, in the tune of $1.4 million. Although the amount is not as dramatic as other Indiana counties — Marion County, for example, will be reimbursed $33 million — it’s all relative when the county population is taken into consideration, said Marshall County auditor Penny Lukenbill.
“The $1.4 million to us means as much as the $33 million does for Marion County,” said Lukenbill.

April 9th

Birdhouses are ecological project for golf course

April 9, 2012

BREMEN – Birds and Birdies abound at Sprig O’ Mint Golf Course in Bremen. Well, birds anyway. Birdies—1 shot under par—depend upon the golfer.
The birds, however, have been a winter ecological project of Brian Feldman, Golf Course Superintendent. In addition to his maintenance and planning duties during the off season, Feldman has busied himself building wooden birdhouses—16 bluebird houses and four duck houses, to be exact. He then erected the houses along the fairways of the golf course.

Streets to close for weekend-long history event

April 9, 2012

PLYMOUTH — If you hear gunshots this weekend, don’t be alarmed: it’s just the Civil War encampment downtown. And if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to throw a tomahawk, you might want to mosey on down and check out the “living history” event sponsored by a partnership between the Marshall County Historical Museum, Encore Performing Arts, and area libraries.
“We are trying to give everyone a sense of the life of the soldier,” said Anna Liechty, one of the organizers of the event.

Marshall Co. Primary absentee voting ongoing

April 9, 2012

PLYMOUTH — You may vote by absentee ballot if you are a registered voter of the precinct where you reside. There are three methods of absentee voting.
Absentee Voting in person begins today, April 9, in the Marshall County Clerk’s Office, 211 W. Madison St., Plymouth, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. for the upcoming primary election May 8. The office will also be open Saturday, April 28 and Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Absentee Voting by mail can be done if you meet the qualifications listed below:

April 7th

Plymouth boy airlifted after rollover ATV accident in Marshall County

April 7, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Indiana conservation officers are investigating an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident that occurred Saturday near the intersection of 9th and Sycamore Roads, Plymouth. Marshall County central dispatch received a 911 call at 4:09 p.m. advising of an ATV accident with injury.

April 6th

Clevenger is chairman of Ethics Commission

April 6, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — Veteran Plymouth attorney James N. Clevenger has been appointed chairman of the Indiana State Ethics Commission by Gov. Mitch Daniels.
The appointment was effective Feb. 1, 2012, and Clevenger serves at the governor’s discretion.

UPDATE: School says meth lab cleanup is complete

April 6, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Community School Corporation announced Thursday that the remnants of two meth labs found in the woods near Washington Elementary School last week have been completely cleaned up. All waste was hauled off site by ENVIROCORP, a certified environmental management firm hired by the school corporation, and disposed of in an approved landfill.
ENVIROCORP is also inspecting the soil and taking soil samples in the area.

April 5th

Weekend events

April 5, 2012

• Plymouth Moose is hosting a buffet dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The menu is fish dinner. For more information please contact Tom Williams at 574-936-3530.
• The Lakeville Lions Club is hosting a fish fry at Newton Center, Lakeville from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 adults, 6 to 12 years $4, and 5 and under free. Carry-outs are available. Fish, potato, slaw, dessert, bread, and drink included. Proceeds support community projects, needy families, Boy and Cub Scouts, FFA, and 4-H projects.

Cadwell gives autism awareness speech tonight

April 5, 2012

Dr. Carrie Cadwell, Cadwell Psychological Services, will be speaking on the topic of autism on April 6. The presentation will be held at Menominee Elementary School tonight at 6 p.m. The program is open to the public and free of charge.
April has been designated worldwide as Autism Awareness Month. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), one in every 88 children in the United States falls under the autism spectrum.
Cadwell said, “Their findings also show that one in 54 boys fall into the spectrum.”

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