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April 13th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” It was a celebration that took 50 years in the making but it was well worth the wait.
Fifty years ago, local leaders formed an organization to lend a helping hand and contribute to a better way of life in Marshall County. From its early forms to becoming the United Way of Marshall County, the agency has truly done all it can to help many organizations that have made a difference in the lives of residents.
PLYMOUTH â€” Among the items included in the Monday night meeting of the Plymouth Common Council was the first reading of an ordinance to amend an existing ordinance concerning the Community Improvement Commission and delineating its responsibilities.
Presenting the proposed revision was City Attorney Nelson Chipman, who said, â€śThis is to clean up and straighten out some of the rules.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” â€śâ€¦You know the headline tomorrow is going to read confusion on hiring policyâ€¦â€ť
The words of Marshall County Councilman Ward Byers were prophetic as the County Council wrangled with the same issue in its monthly meeting as the Marshall County Commissioners did in theirs a week ago â€” just what is the protocol for replacing county employees who retire or move on to other employment?
Two-time cancer survivor Paqui Kelly, the wife of Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly, will share her story and personal experience with students of Culver Academies at an all-school assembly at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 13) at Eppley Auditorium.
â€śHer story is truly inspirational and we are ecstatic to have her speak with students about her experiences with cancer and to rev everyone up for the Relay For Life,â€ť said senior Kyle Blankenship (Crown Point, Ind.) who is co-chair of the Academies Relay For Life.
Michael Doss, Culver Town Manager since early 2009, has announced his resignation at the end of this month, explaining he plans to return to his native West Virginia for "family reasons."
Doss is quick to emphasize he's neither leaving Culver for any negative reasons about the community or its people, nor leaving due to any problems in his familu.
"Everything is fine with my family," he says. "I'll leave with all the good memories of had of this community, but it's time for me to be with my family.
NASHVILLE â€” Time in the studio has stretched the creative talents of Plymouthâ€™s Denver Bierman and the Mile High Orchestra.
Appearing in Plymouth as part of the Marshall County United Way 50th anniversary celebration, Bierman and some members of the band have had a whirlwind couple of weeks, finishing tracks for a brand new childrenâ€™s album due out this summer and playing weekend dates Saturday night in Fort Wayne and Sunday morning in Marion, Ind.
CULVER â€” A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Friday, April 8 at 2 p.m. at 701 S. Main St., Culver. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded a grant in the amount of $1,445,600 to develop a 13-unit residence for the elderly under the Section 202 Supportive Housing Program. The new development will be known as Culver Garden Court and will be the twelfth Garden Court Community.
BOURBON â€” Journey's End Bar and Grill, 118 S. Main St., Bourbon, will sponsor the 35th annual Region 1 ABATE of Marshall County Spring Fever Motorcycle Swap Meet Sunday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 1220 W. Madison St., Plymouth.
PLYMOUTH â€” What has become a staple in the community, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center/Plymouthâ€™s annual â€śCatch the Spiritâ€ť Gala, has made a remarkable difference for Marshall County residents.
For example, in 2010, SJRMCâ€™s Plymouth campus provided services that assisted 3,361 patients and included free medical care and prescription medication assistance as well as transportation, mobile health care screenings and health fairs.
PLYMOUTH â€” Spring has finally arrived, though the temperatures continue to leave most of us skeptical.
Along with the thaw loiters the promise and excitement of another carefree, barefoot summer to come.
So, turn off all the electronic gadgets and push the kids in the direction of the door. Something as seemingly ordinary as spending the day outside, in the fresh air exploring, often turns out to be the day we canâ€™t wait to do again. Be sure to take advantage of all the exceptional programs Plymouth Centennial Park has to offer the community this summer.