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January 4th, 2012

County consolidates voting locations for 2012 elections

January 4, 2012

PLYMOUTH — With less than 30 percent of registered voters casting a ballot in the recent municipal election, the Marshall County Election Board has reconsidered the 23 voting locations currently established in the county.
Election board president Steve Harper and vice president Roger Wise visited the county commissioners meeting Tuesday morning to propose a plan to condense voting locations to only 16 for 2012.
“We are really excited to put this (system) in place for the primary (election), because we know fall will be a large election,” said Harper.

City attorney resigns; named deputy prosecutor

January 4, 2012

PLYMOUTH — City attorney Nelson Chipman resigned Tuesday, after working for the city of Plymouth for the last four years.
His resignation will come into effect at the close of business Feb. 29. Chipman said that the decision to leave his position was difficult, but he felt that the time was right as the city is in a solid financial and managerial position.
Mayor Mark Senter said that a search for the new city attorney has already begun.

January 3rd

Free exercise classes today

January 3, 2012

Start the new year off right with free exercise classes provided by the Plymouth Park Department tonight. There will be a 4-mile walk class at 6 p.m. at Webster Recreation Center. It is a fast-paced 4-mile walk class like you've never tried before. Class instructor is Jane Fuentes. Zumba class is at 7 p.m., also led by Jane Fuentes at the Webster Recreation Center. This one-hour class is a fun way for anyone to exercise. For more information please contact Becky Mear at 574-540-6433 or sbmear@hotmail.com.

Watch the weekly video

January 3, 2012

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Financial aid night for high school students is Wednesday

January 3, 2012

The annual Plymouth High School Financial Aid Night will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria. This is an important meeting for seniors and their parents to attend. Information will be provided on available sources of financial assistance and the most effective method of applying for them. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be discussed in detail. All students and parents from area high schools are invited to attend.

Councilmen take oaths of office

January 3, 2012

By Carol Anders
Correspondent

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Common Council has three new members, but all three are familiar faces from the community.
Shawn Grobe, Duane Culp and Don Ecker along with returning members Mike Delp and Wayne Smith were officially sworn in Monday night by Judge Dean Colvin.
Grobe and Ecker have been serving on the Redevelopment Commission and Culp is a long-time officer with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.
The council elected Mike Delp as President Pro-Tempore on a vote of 4-0-1, with Delp abstaining.

January 2nd

Public invited to deployment ceremony

January 2, 2012

Wednesday, approximately 180 soldiers of the 381st MP Unit from Indiana will be deployed to Afghanistan. About 90 of the soldiers are from northern Indiana, out of the Plymouth National Guard Armory. Members of the Plymouth American Legion, VFW, DAV and Plymouth FOP Lodge 195 are planning a deployment ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 4.

The 30-minute ceremony will be held at the National Guard Armory on West Madison Street at 1 p.m. U.S. Congressman Joe Donnelly, State Representative Nance Dembowski, and Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter will be guest speakers.

Anti-bullying message resounds with many

January 2, 2012

ROCHESTER — When 21-year-old Mallory Wyatt, of Rochester, decided to make a video last week to encourage young people struggling with being bullied, she never imagined the response she would get.
“I decided I wanted to make a video to show people that they don’t always know what is going on in others' lives, and they shouldn’t make fun of (people),” said Wyatt. “I just thought (people) in Rochester would see it.”

Hoosier Tire Corp. will add 20 jobs as part of 2012 expansion

January 2, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Hoosier Tire and Rubber Corporation, a long-standing employer in the local area, recently announced that 20 positions would result from their planned expansion in 2012. The company will be incorporating a rubber mixing plant to their existing facility in Plymouth.

Become a Groupie... everyone is doing it

January 2, 2012

By Brenda Fortin
Correspondent

PLYMOUTH — “What does every band want?” asks Britney Conway. “Groupies” is the obvious answer, and that is how the name for the popular local cover-band Groupies Wanted came to exist.
It may be said that Josh Ortiz is the heartbeat of this band, as its drummer, but Conway is the creative mastermind behind the catchy name.

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