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August 9th, 2011

Main Street grant hearing held

August 9, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Common Council held a public hearing last night that marks one of the first formal actions to apply for a Main Street grant.
At the July 25 meeting, City Attorney Nelson Chipman requested the public hearing, although a committee striving to identify specific projects had not yet come to a consensus. The application for the federal grant that is administered through the office of Community and Rural Affairs in Indiana is not due until October of this year; however the project proposal must be submitted by Aug. 15.

Council looks at raising fee for building inspections

August 9, 2011

PLYMOUTH — In the course of considering changing Marshall County building inspector Chuck DeWitt’s position from part-time to full-time, county council members happened upon another topic—the amount that the county actually receives for doing building inspections.
DeWitt, who does all the building inspections for the county’s communities, collects a fee of $50 per project. This amount is the same no matter how far DeWitt travels to do the inspection, or how many times he visits the same project.

August 8th

Boys and Girls Club kids knit hats for newborns

August 8, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Eight young girls excitedly gathered in the lobby of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center(SJRMC) Thursday morning.
After spending most of the summer knitting tiny hats, they were ready to hopefully find some willing babies to wear their creations.
This is the fourth year that the Marshall County Boys & Girls Club kids have dedicated their summer to knitting hats for newborns.
Sue Holland, art director, and assistant teacher Glenna Huffman, worked with a group of 21 youngsters over the summer to knit 82 baby bonnets.

Triton pushes back first day due to A.C.

August 8, 2011

BOURBON – A delay in completion of the heating and air conditioning installation at Triton Jr./Sr. High School has pushed backed the start of the student year. The first day for all Triton Elementary School and Triton Jr./Sr. High School students is now Friday, Aug. 19.
The student registration/textbook rental collection dates for Triton Elementary School are still Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration/textbook rental collection dates for the junior/senior high school have changed.

Former resident searches for her roots at father's request

August 8, 2011

PLYMOUTH — What began with a simple request from her father has grown into a lifetime search for Coni Dubois.
Dubois, who grew up in Marshall County with her parents Rex and Nancy Allen, first began searching for her ancestors 18 years ago.
“(My father) said, Coni, find our Native American roots,” said Dubois, who added that her father was raised Native American but had no idea where he had come from.
“(Their family) just didn’t talk about it, being Native American was considered bad,” said Dubois.

Environmental Laboratories Inc. opens satellite lab in Plymouth

August 8, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The large LifePlex facility is now home to one more business. Environmental Laboratories Inc.(ELI), a chemical and biological testing company founded in Madison, recently opened a satellite lab on the second floor of the LifePlex.
The state-certified company tests drinking water, wastewater, and pool water as well as many other substances for harmful bacterias.
“We literally have the capacity to test anything known to man,” said founder and vice president Chris Myers.

Culver Garden Court progressing, say Liechty, Berger

August 8, 2011

If you’ve driven down South Main Street, you’ve likely seen the progress on Culver’s Garden Court senior housing facility there. Two of those centrally responsible for its arrival and construction here updated Culver’s Kiwanis Club recently on the project’s progress.
Kevin Berger, head of Culver’s Easterday Construction, the contracting entity on the project, said he’s been trying to get a Garden Court here for several years and through “five town managers,” with one of the issues being the lack of available land here at a workable price.

August 6th

Bike ride will tour historic Culver Academies

August 6, 2011

Culver Academies is teaming up with the Bike Barn in Culver to present another in the BB's ongoing series of Culver history bike tours on Saturday, August 20, starting at 9:30 a.m.
The tour will begin at the Bike Barn, 103 E. Lake Shore Drive, and journey just down the street to the Culver Academies Museum & Gift Shop (102 South Main Street) for an introductory tour of the museum and opening remarks by museum curator Jeff Kenney.

August 5th

Woman jailed for death of 3-year-old stepson

August 5, 2011

Starke County Prosecutor Nicholas Bourff held a press conference Friday afternoon to announce the arrest of Stacie Brown, 34, of 1180 S. 300 E. Knox, for the June 22 death of 3-year-old Ethan Brown, her stepson. Brown is being charged with two Class A Felonies: Battery resulting in death and Neglect of a dependent resulting in death. She is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Decades battle it out

August 5, 2011

PLYMOUTH — It was a battle of the ages Wednesday night, as graduates of the ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s got together at Lincoln Junior High School to compete and have a little fun for the “Old Timers” volleyball game – another event in a week-long celebration of Plymouth Community Schools Alumni Association Alumni Week.
While at times a full field of the particular decade wasn’t available to play, the 1990s came out victorious when paired up against the others, along with a little help from the younger generation to round out a full team.

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