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October 26th, 2011
Halloween may be a fun holiday for children, but for parents the holiday can be a little tricky. To help parents and children have a safe and enjoyable Halloween, the Indiana State Police offers the following safety tips:
The costume - keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.
Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child's vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous.
Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Grants Committee of the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) awarded the second round of General Endowment Fund Grants for 2011 during a press conference held Oct. 13 in Plymouth. â€¨â€¨The general endowment of the Marshall County Community Foundation now exceeds four million dollars. This enables the Foundation to award grants in excess of $100,000 on an annual basis. During the fall 2011 grant round, $46,804 was awarded to the following eleven organizations in Marshall County:
â€˘ Argos Dollars for Scholarsâ€”Underwrite Purdue Glee Club Performance, $5,300.00
PLYMOUTH â€” Calvary Lutheran Preschool in Plymouth held its annual garage sale Thursday and Friday, a major fundraiser according to director Diane Eveland.
Eveland explained that since many of the 55 children in the preschool get scholarships, tuition no longer covers all of the daycareâ€™s costs. The money raised from the two-day sale will go to buy learning materials for the preschool.
â€śWe couldnâ€™t do it without the parents,â€ť said Eveland gratefully, adding that parents of the preschool children had come in all week to help set up for the sale.
PLYMOUTH â€” On Monday night, the Plymouth Common Council unanimously approved transferring $500,000 from the Cityâ€™s General Fund to the Rainy Day Fund. With the latest transfer, the Rainy Day Fund now sits at just under $5.5 million.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman explained that whenever the purposes of a tax levy have been met, any unencumbered balance remaining can be placed in the General Fund or the Rainy Day Fund.
Chipman said the transfer of funds could be done any time during the fiscal year and the city could have made the transfer in November.
â€˘Â Residential trick-or-treat in Argos will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
â€˘ Bourbon American Legion Post 424 will host a children's halloween party Saturday, Oct. 29 from 12 to 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best costume. Lots of games will be played and prizes handed out. Food and fountain drinks will be provided. The event is open to the public, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
â€˘ National Honor Society students will be trick-or-treating in Bourbon from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 for non perishable food items to benefit the local food pantry.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth School of Inquiry, a New Tech extension of Plymouth High School, will open next fall. To answer questions about the new school, PHS dean of students Ken Olson and directer of professional development Jennifer Felke launched a new website last Friday.
â€śWeâ€™re pretty excited about it,â€ť said Olson. â€śWe really want it to be the information portal over the next year on the School of Inquiry.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Humans and their furry four-legged friends were invited to become part of the American Cancer Societyâ€™s (ACS) secon annual Bark For Life event Saturday at Centennial Park.
The site is the same as Relay for Life Marshall County by the tennis courts (Freyman Shelter). Bark For Life is a fundraising event for ACS that honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions. This event takes place to acknowledge dogs for their loyalty, friendship, unwavering love and support they provide to their human owners.
Marshall County Coroner William Cleavenger announced late last night that 72-year-old Frances M. Long, of Bourbon, died at 5:48 p.m. at the emergency room of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth of injuries suffered in a late afternoon accident at U.S. 30 & King Road in Plymouth.
She died of blunt force injuries sustained when her car was struck broadside by a truck. According to police, Long's vehicle was north on King Road when it pulled into the path of a U.S. 30 eastbound semi. The semi driver was uninjured.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Plymouth Volunteer Firefighters are grateful for the support from the community as they continue to raise the needed funds for a training tower.
The department will be using the donations received from a mailing to local residents a few weeks ago to purchase the first two parts of a training facility that comes at a cost of $20,000.
The parts are built from shipping crates that have been galvanized and modified with such accessories as doors, windows, stairs, and movable partitions.
Virtually unanimous frustration at last weekâ€™s meeting of Culverâ€™s town council reflected the prevailing attitude in the Culver community at large, regarding several weeksâ€™ delay in movement on a project originally slated to take three or four days.
Replacement of a culvert at Lake Maxinkuckeeâ€™s west shore outlet began in September, and was still underway as of the October 15 weekend, due to delays in replacing a gas line running through the area.
Audience member Mike Stallings blamed NIPSCO, whose presence was required at the site to reroute the gas line.