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January 5th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” It was difficult to find a dry eye in the packed gymnasium of the Plymouth National Guard Armory Wednesday afternoon, as local soldiers from Plymouth and New Albany prepared for their departure to Afghanistan.
The men and women stood with their loved ones, unified by a common goal but not quite willing to leave their familiesâ€™ sides just yet.
It was a â€śbittersweet momentâ€ť as State Representative Nancy Dembowski said, addressing the crowd gathered. She bowed out of a mandatory meeting of the Indiana House of Representatives to be at the ceremony in Plymouth Wednesday.
While many have enjoyed this unseasonably warm -- and relatively snowless -- winter, some area groups will be forgiven if their fingers are crossed for temperatures to drop throughout the month of January.
That's because Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee will play host to a national-scale ice fishing tournament the weekend of Jan. 27 through 29, expected to bring more than 100 teams, and plenty of winter fun for those not interested in ice fishing as well, including a kids' snowman building contest and ice skating camp.
This week's video was taken at the Plymouth National Guard Armory, as Indiana troops were deployed to Afghanistan. Find it under the video feeds section of the hompage, or on our Facebook page.
â€˘ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in the Hall, located at 901 E. Jefferson St. in Plymouth. To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information.
FRIDAY, JAN. 6
â€˘Â Join Jackie of Mud hut Ceramics and paint a cute, seasonal snowman at Miller's Senior Living Community at 2 p.m. Cost is $6 and includes all materials. Reservations required. RSVP by Thursday, Jan. 4 by calling 574-936-9801 and ask for Anna Corbett or Cindy Flagg.
To see this week's Photo of the Week, go to that section under Entertainment. Don't forget to submit your photos too!
PLYMOUTH â€” 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.
â€śWe are really excited to put this (system) in place for the primary (election), because we know fall will be a large election,â€ť said Harper.
PLYMOUTH â€” 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view this week's video, go to the video feeds section on the bottom of the homepage.
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.