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PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Community Christmas Coalition is seeking donations from the community to help make the holiday season brighter for those in need.
The Coalition was formed by several local organizations and agencies in an effort to reach families or individuals experiencing difficulties and who otherwise might not review assistance for toys/clothes for children and food during the holidays.
PLYMOUTH â€” This weekendâ€™s Christmas program at Plymouth High School will be quite a production â€” more than 250 students will be donning wacky costumes and singing or playing fun holiday music compilations as part of the show.
This year, the audience will travel to the North Pole, where Santa and his elves are experiencing a little holiday stress in the last few days before Christmas.
â€śThere are definitely sections that are hysterical,â€ť said band director Bryan Ames. â€śThe entire jazz section is dressed as elves.â€ť
ARGOS â€” The Argos Public Library was originally begun by three women, members of what was called the Monday Club.
â€śI think they met on Mondays,â€ť explained current library director Jane Hall.
Hall explained that the three women decided that Argos needed its own library in 1935. A year later, the library opened in a small room near the town clerkâ€™s office. Since this was before taxes funded libraries, the local Boy Scouts went door to door collecting books.
PLYMOUTH â€”The three members of the Marshall County ABC (Alcohol Beverage Commission) along with Indiana State Excise Police Master Officer, Michelle Traughber, voted unanimously Tuesday to deny a renewal of a liquor permit for the Eagles Lodge in Plymouth.
ARGOS â€” State Senator Randy Head (R), visited Argos High School Tuesday to discuss new legislation that would exclude the bottom five percent of ISTEP scores when they are used to evaluate students and teachers.
Head said that since the system currently includes the scores of special needs and English as a Second Language (ESL) students, the average score of all students is lowered. By taking away the lowest five percent of scores, Head believes a more accurate portrayal of schools could be obtained.
The Maxinkuckee Singers will present a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. at First United Church of Christ in Plymouth. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 574-546-4230.
The Rentown Country Store plans to join with some local shops and several area businesses to host a Midnight Madness event, of which the stores will be open until midnight, and Rentown Country Stores will offer refreshments, specials and give away $1,500 in Midnight Madness "bucks."Â
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PLYMOUTH â€” Everybodyâ€™s looking for a deal these days, especially close to Christmas time.
So the folks at Wrench General provided just that for customers on Saturday. For a donation of any kind, the technicians changed oil in 184 cars in six hours of work.
The donations were given to help the Marshall County Humane Society.
â€śThe old record for oil changes done was 85,â€ť said service writer Julie Wade. â€śWe did 148 this time, since both stores were involved. We raised a grand total of more than $1,800 for the shelter.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Last summer was the first year Plymouth was judged for a nationwide beautification contest called America in Bloom. Two judges visited and rated Plymouth in eight criteria: tidiness, community involvement, environmental awareness, heritage, urban forestry, landscape, floral displays and turf, and ground covers for municipal, residential, and commercial areas.
â€śThey gave a lot of (areas) where they see (that) improvement is needed,â€ť said Mike Woolfington, Marshall County Convention and Visitorâ€™s Bureau director.
Many months of planning and hard work are coming to fruition as the first ten years' worth of a planned digitization of the complete back catalog of The Culver Citizen newspaper is now available, fully searchable and readable, online.
The collection is part of the launch of a new website for the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver, www.culverahs.com (replacing the past site, culverhistory.com, though that address will remain active for a time during transition to the new site).