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September 7th, 2011
If Friday evening went spectacularly better than hoped for organizers of the 4th annual Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival âGift of Warmthâ event, which raises funds and collects winter wear for area needy children and their families, the weather rained on the proverbial parade of Saturday eveningâs offerings to the community.
PLYMOUTH â Construction on Pioneer Dr. has reached the home stretch, according to a report from DLZ Engineering in the county commissioners meeting Tuesday.
Road workers finished the final placing of asphalt on Pioneer Dr. Tuesday and plan to pave Jim Neu drive later this week.
âTheyâre moving right along out there,â commented commissioner Kevin Overmeyer.
Over the next month, the new road will be decked out with markings, monuments, and signs in preparation for the first traffic it has seen since the project began in spring of 2010.
PLYMOUTH â Several citizens visited the Plymouth Park Department board meeting Tuesday night to express their concern and appreciation for Gina Young, recreation director.
Young was terminated by the city of Plymouth Aug. 8 for a total of 17 violations, mostly to do with child labor laws.
Judy Delp presented findings that she had collected by speaking with Young, looking at a copy of Youngâs personnel file that Young had shown her, and reviewing a news release from the city of Plymouth regarding the termination.
PLYMOUTH â Jennifer Trump recently moved to Plymouth in search of one thing â a bigger kitchen.
âI needed a bigger kitchen so I could make my olive oils,â said the former Argos resident, slightly breathless from waiting on customers in her booth at the Marshall County Blueberry Festival Saturday afternoon.
Trump started making her own olive oil six years ago, after her father contracted cancer and needed to eat more healthily.
PLYMOUTH â Saturday nightâs severe thunderstorms caused the Blueberry Festival to be shut down about three hours earlier than normal closing time.
According to festival official Larry Faulstich, he and festival director Karen OâNeal made the decision to shut down the festival after a thunderstorm watch changed to a warning at about 6:30 p.m.
Culver resident David Harling recognizes itâs important to have a sense of humor in his line of work, which is a good thing, since there were more than a few chuckles accompanying genuine amazement at the level of prominence his Argos-based company holds in the country and even the world.
Harling heads up Ameri-Can -- a name derived from its American and Canadian connections, lest the reader had other implications in mind -- whch supplies âluxuriousâ toilet trailers to for a range of uses, from small, outdoor events to presidential inaugurations, to the Queen of Englandâs jubilee.
Culverâs town council will likely invite representatives of Florida energy company Nextera to a council meeting in the very near future, to discuss the companyâs proposed project of placing 60-plus wind turbines in the Marshall and Fulton County areas.
Discussion of the project arose when audience member Patty Stallings expressed concerns over the recently-controversial project, which have included property values in the area, views of Lake Maxinkuckee affected by the turbines, and concerns over the health of those near the project.
Culver High School graduate (class of 1967) Edward Geiselman has been making waves nationally due to his innovations in the study of truth-telling, something he's developed through his years as a psychology professor at UCLA, where he's taught for nearly 33 years.
Geiselman has taught investigative interviewing techniques to members of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the Marines, the Los Angeles police and sheriff's departments, and several international agencies.
Due to weather the remainder of the Blueberry Festival events have been cancelled for today, Saturday September 3rd. The festival will open as usual tomorrow Sunday, September 4th with the regular scheduled events.
The Marshall County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has issued a heat advisory until 8 p.m. Friday. Temperature highs are expected to reach the mid to upper 90's across the area with heat index topping out in the 100 to 105 degree range.
The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Stay out of the sun as much as possible, take frequent breaks if you must be outside, drink plenty of water, and know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.