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January 26th, 2012
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PLYMOUTH â€” Whatâ€™s better after a long work week than some music and a beer? This was the conclusion Mike Music, bass guitarist, and Jared Beer, vocalist, came to in 2008 when they decided to form a cover band.
Promptly, drummer Bryan Hagan was stirred into the mix with his close friend, and guitarist, Adam Ockerman in tow. Inspiration, fueled by determined ambition, generated a reality and they deemed it Subtle Fall.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â City Attorney Nelson Chipman opened 13 letters of interest from firms seeking work concerning the South Gateway Project for the City at a meeting this week. Requests for proposals for construction engineering for the project had been advertised.
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Saint Michael School students recently participated in their firstÂ United Way Penny War raising $1,195.20.Â All proceeds from the event have been donor-designated to the Boys & Girls Club of Marshall County.Â Presenting the check areÂ students from the winning kindergarten and seventh grade classes. The Penny War takes place annually as part of the United Way Campaign Drive.
PLYMOUTH â€” Elkhart-based painter Michael Janowskiâ€™s work will be on display in February at the Heartland Artists Gallery in downtown Plymouth. Janowski, who initially started in art with drawing, said that he enjoys realistically depicting textures and fine detail with pastels.
â€śI could sit for hours upon end painting and not realize the time," said Janowski. "For me, the most time consuming part of the painting process is in the initial composition, not the painting.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€”Â City Engineer Rick Gaul received several compliments on his work for the City during a council meeting this week.
Gaul had given members of the board end-of-year â€“report that showed a total of 2,463 hours that he had worked. Although not on the Public Works Board, Council Member Mike Delp asked if he could address the report.
Delp said, "Iâ€™m not complaining."
He then said the number of hours worked was up from 2,080 in the year before.
â€śThere are 300 plus hours that you essentially donated,â€ť Delp said.
Gaul is a salaried employee and does not qualify for overtime pay.
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Culver Community Schools Corporation Board of School Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the administration building, 700 School St. This meeting was originally scheduled for Monday.
PLYMOUTH â€” Attendees of the Dancing with the Stars fundraising event this Saturday evening at Swan Lake will be treated to the fancy footwork of local group Chris and The Glitz, in addition to the main event â€” performances by partner dance teams. Chris and The Glitz wonâ€™t be competing, however. Instead, group members have asked friends and relatives to sponsor their performance, raising more than $1,000 so far.
â€śAll of the money will go to the Marshall County Neighborhood Center,â€ť said Chris Collier, the groupâ€™s choreographer.