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May 13th, 2011
PLYMOUTH âÂ 17-year-old Brittney Himes is no stranger to the Boys & Girls Club of Marshall County.
âShe has been coming here since she was 8 years old,â 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 Farmerâs 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.
Eighteenth-century history will come to life May 14 along the shore of Lake Maxinkuckee as Culver Academies host its seventh annual Living History Weekend.
âDrums Along the Maxinkuckeeâ will allow visitors to step back in time as they observe 25 to 30 historical re-enactors setting up their camps and displays on Friday night (May 13) on the Naval Building grounds east of the main campus. The encampments and demonstrations will depict life in the 1700s and is open to the public on Saturday (May 14) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All events are free.
PLYMOUTH âÂ Six Mar-shall County DARE students were honored Thursday, May 5 at the 20th annual Project DARE of Marshall County banquet.
PLYMOUTH â Parents with students at Lincoln Junior High School received a letter from Principal Dan Funston clarifying three instances of drugs and alcohol at the school.
The letter states that there have been three incidents and the letter is to clarify any misconceptions.
Funston said, âThese incidents are not typical and are of great concern to me, and Iâm sure to you also.â
Unquestionably there was anger and sadness, but when the Culver Community School board’s vote arrived Monday night to close Monterey Elementary School, few were likely surprised.
A grateful Culver Town Council bid a fond farewell to Town Manager Michael Doss last week, as he prepared to leave Culver for his native West Virginia immediately following the April 26 meeting.
Doss told the Council and audience, âI canât say how much this town has meant to me over the last couple of years, personally and professionally.â
Noting Culver residents and Council members were âvery welcoming to meâ when he first arrived in Culver, Doss praised the Council and Town Clerk, among others.
from Culver Community High School and their families to treat them to a catered meal and celebrate their accomplishments by way of the Club's annual senior awards banquet, held last Wednesday, April 27 in the CCHS cafeteria.
After a well-received round of songs from the school's jazz choir, accompanied by pianist Ann Bigley and directed by Diane Derrow, Student Council President Mark Maes took to the podium to review the past year, which he described as one of "love, loss, excitement, and anticipation."