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February 1st, 2012
FRIDAY, FEB. 3
â€˘ Argos High School FFA is holding a chicken and fish fry from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Argos High School cafeteria. Cost is $8 for adults, and $5 for children. Carry-out is available.
SATURDAY, FEB. 4
â€˘Â Culver-Union Township Public Library will host a Club Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All groups, clubs and organizations are invited to promote their organization. Come for the whole time or just a few hours. Contact Cindy Good in adult services at 574-842-2941 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLYMOUTH â€” A local group of canine enthusiasts have banned together and formed the â€śBOW-WOW Friendsâ€ť committee.
During a meeting Tuesday the group discussed a number of topics on the construction of a dog park within Centennial Park. Plans are to erect the dog park east of the Freyman Pavilion.
The group is hoping to raise the needed $18,000 to build a fence 6 feet high, 100 feet wide and 300 feet long to enclose dogs that visit the park. It would be an area where dogs could run free, although their masters would need to stay by the fence and monitor their dogs.
PLYMOUTH â€” Jose Valencia Jr., of Plymouth, was traveling northbound on U.S. 31 approaching Tyler Road Monday when he came to a sudden stop. Valencia's vehicle was struck by Valerie M. Austin, of Indianapolis, who was traveling behind him. Kenneth J. Urban, of Lakeville, attempted to avoid the collision but struck Austin's vehicle. No one was injured in the accident, but Valencia was transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for evaluation. The Marshall County Sheriff's Department is still investigating the crash.
PLYMOUTH â€” Thereâ€™s no locusts, but John the Baptist would still have found a bona fide buffet in the ceiling and walls of Plymouth Church of the Brethren these last few weeks.
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PLYMOUTH â€” When this legislative session is over, Indiana residents probably wonâ€™t see much of Gov. Mitch Daniels for awhile.
Upon completion of his term, Daniels said not only is a Presidency run not in his near future, but he plans to just take it easy at home.
And when heâ€™s reflecting on his time in office, Gov. Daniels says he is satisfied with the way things have changed.
â€śI hope in the entirety that our time will have had an effect of moving the culture of this state in direction of change and leadership,â€ť Daniels said about his time as Governor.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter announced today the appointment of Sean Surrisi as City Attorney for the City of Plymouth. Sean will replace Nelson Chipman who has accepted the appointment of Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Marshall County. He will be sworn in March 1.
Sean was born in Indianapolis and moved to the Culver area when he was 11.
He is a 1995 graduate of Culver Community High School and a 1999 graduate of DePauw University where he majored in Studio Art. Sean went on to receive his law degree at Valparaiso University in 2005.
Homecoming Queen and King, Cassie Gaines and Jared Hill, pause for pictures Friday night at Plymouth High School.
PLYMOUTH â€” Friday, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels spoke directly to the topic of evaluations for Indiana teachers.
The Governor made a stop in Plymouth to meet with area media and respond to questions on a variety of topics.
Education related questions included a concern that some teachers perceive that new evaluation standards are meant to penalize some teachers. In the 2012-13 school year, Indiana teachers will be required to receive feedback on their job performance based on professional practice, as well as student growth.
PLYMOUTH â€” During a meeting with Pilot News editorial staff Friday morning, Indiana governor Mitch Daniels addressed the rise of technology in public schools, saying that he approves of it as long as students are still reading.
â€śNobody really knows what the effects of these technologies will be,â€ť said Daniels. â€śI think we know the discipline of reading is very important, and always will be. I donâ€™t care how (information) is delivered, but I do hope our young people will always be reading, and reading critically.â€ť