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May 17th, 2011
A popular exhibit on the historic model trains of Culver Academies, circa 1948 to 1986, will return to the Culver Academies Museum and Gift Shop, 102 South Main Street, for a brief revival over Culver's Alumni Reunion Weekend, May 20 through 22. Though the original layout, which occupied over 40 by 24 feet of space under the school's dining hall and was overseen by late band director Col. Edward Payson, was destroyed 25 years ago, the several hundred vintage cars -- many rare and historical -- remain, as do various artifacts and memorabilia from the setup.
PLYMOUTH â€” Emotions were running high as the Purdue Alumni Club filed into a conference room at Plymouth High School last week.
They were waiting to surprise senior Calvin Eads with the Sam Elliott Perkins scholarship: A $10,000 yearly renewable award to Purdue University. The scholarship goes to one Marshall County student each year who is pursuing a degree from Purdue University.
LAKEVILLE â€” After years of a tug-of-war between patrons of the Union-North United School district who were in favor of building a new $15.4 middle school and those opposed, the matter is now off of the table.
During the meting of the school board May 12, the project was officially dropped with a vote of 3-2. Questions surrounding the proposed project concerning the need and where the money to build and operate a new facility would come from had divided the community following a 1028 pubic hearing Nov. 19, 2007.
BREMEN â€” A small crowd gathered around the flagpole in front of the police department in Bremen Saturday morning. They anxiously awaited the unveiling of a rock commemorating the service of Bremen police officers Tony Swartzlander and Chad Beeson. Both officers were killed â€”Swartzlander in the line of duty, in 1981 and Beeson while on active duty in 2003 in a car accident.
â€śThis has been a long time coming,â€ť said Sergeant Steve Pittman. â€śWe wanted to do this years ago.â€ť
Indianaâ€™s 2011 state wrestling champion Jeremiah Harvey, a senior at Culver Community High School and the first at the school to earn the distinction, was awarded his official state championship ring last week at the school. Harvey won the championship in February, part of a remarkably victorious season for community schoolsâ€™ athletic programs. Presenting the ring is CCHS Athletic Director Andy Thomas, as fellow coaches (from left to right) Chad Hollenbaugh (assistant wrestling coach), Louis Posa, and Mike Buschman (head wrestling coach) look on.
PLYMOUTH â€” The second and third grade students at St. Michael Catholic School were out in full force for their turn in the fifth annual Race for Education Thursday.
Clad in tie dyed T-shirts, the sweating children were on a mission to raise money for their school â€” and to have fun doing it.
â€śI got 32 punches!â€ť said second-grader Owen Bockman, proudly holding up his punch card. â€śThatâ€™s three miles.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€”Â 17-year-old Brittney Himes is no stranger to the Boys & Girls Club of Marshall County.
â€śShe has been coming here since she was 8 years old,â€ť said Billie Treber, executive director.
Himesâ€™ experience during her years as a member, a volunteer, and now as junior staff contributed to her being named the 2011 Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year. The award is given by the board of directors at the club, based on written recommendations by staff members. Criteria for the award includes club involvement as well as setting a good example.
PLYMOUTH â€” With the weather heating up, JESSE students from around the area put on their gardening gloves for the day.
Brandi Schoolman, Tyler Vasquez and Taylor Langford joined up with Johnna Ramer and Marsha St. Cin to do a little hard labor in preparation of the harvest to come. The group started spreading new soil in beds at the Community Garden next to the Farmerâ€™s Market in preparation of planting produce and flowers for the coming summer.
BREMEN â€” A married couple from South Bend died as a result of an accident they were involved in Thursday morning at the intersection of U.S. 6 and Miami Road.
Charles Avery, 80, was killed instantly after driving southbound on Miami Road after he pulled into the path of a semi truck westbound on U.S. 6.
BREMEN â€” A bright sun and humid temperature created a positive mood for an otherwise somber event Wednesday morning. Indiana State troopers and their friends and family gathered to honor and remember officers who have died in the line of service. Lieutenant James E. Strong and Captain Andy Coffee worked together to read off the list of the 45 fallen officers, beginning with those who died in the 1930s and ending with the most recent loss in 2008.