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October 26th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” On Monday night, the Plymouth Common Council unanimously approved transferring $500,000 from the Cityâ€™s General Fund to the Rainy Day Fund. With the latest transfer, the Rainy Day Fund now sits at just under $5.5 million.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman explained that whenever the purposes of a tax levy have been met, any unencumbered balance remaining can be placed in the General Fund or the Rainy Day Fund.
Chipman said the transfer of funds could be done any time during the fiscal year and the city could have made the transfer in November.
â€˘Â Residential trick-or-treat in Argos will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
â€˘ Bourbon American Legion Post 424 will host a children's halloween party Saturday, Oct. 29 from 12 to 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best costume. Lots of games will be played and prizes handed out. Food and fountain drinks will be provided. The event is open to the public, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
â€˘ National Honor Society students will be trick-or-treating in Bourbon from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 for non perishable food items to benefit the local food pantry.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth School of Inquiry, a New Tech extension of Plymouth High School, will open next fall. To answer questions about the new school, PHS dean of students Ken Olson and directer of professional development Jennifer Felke launched a new website last Friday.
â€śWeâ€™re pretty excited about it,â€ť said Olson. â€śWe really want it to be the information portal over the next year on the School of Inquiry.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Humans and their furry four-legged friends were invited to become part of the American Cancer Societyâ€™s (ACS) secon annual Bark For Life event Saturday at Centennial Park.
The site is the same as Relay for Life Marshall County by the tennis courts (Freyman Shelter). Bark For Life is a fundraising event for ACS that honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions. This event takes place to acknowledge dogs for their loyalty, friendship, unwavering love and support they provide to their human owners.
Marshall County Coroner William Cleavenger announced late last night that 72-year-old Frances M. Long, of Bourbon, died at 5:48 p.m. at the emergency room of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth of injuries suffered in a late afternoon accident at U.S. 30 & King Road in Plymouth.
She died of blunt force injuries sustained when her car was struck broadside by a truck. According to police, Long's vehicle was north on King Road when it pulled into the path of a U.S. 30 eastbound semi. The semi driver was uninjured.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Plymouth Volunteer Firefighters are grateful for the support from the community as they continue to raise the needed funds for a training tower.
The department will be using the donations received from a mailing to local residents a few weeks ago to purchase the first two parts of a training facility that comes at a cost of $20,000.
The parts are built from shipping crates that have been galvanized and modified with such accessories as doors, windows, stairs, and movable partitions.
Virtually unanimous frustration at last weekâ€™s meeting of Culverâ€™s town council reflected the prevailing attitude in the Culver community at large, regarding several weeksâ€™ delay in movement on a project originally slated to take three or four days.
Replacement of a culvert at Lake Maxinkuckeeâ€™s west shore outlet began in September, and was still underway as of the October 15 weekend, due to delays in replacing a gas line running through the area.
Audience member Mike Stallings blamed NIPSCO, whose presence was required at the site to reroute the gas line.
ARGOS â€” One of the main goals of Leadership Marshall County (LMC), sponsored by the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF), is for members to learn a few things that they didnâ€™t know about the county.
That definitely happened Wednesday as the class visited two area farms, Argos Holsteins dairy farm and Vories grain farm, and heard from young 4-H members.
ERIE, Pa. â€” While the world mourned the passing of Apple creator and visionary Steve Jobs to cancer, his death had an added significance to Plymouthâ€™s Mark Neidig.
â€śI was at a fundraising event when I heard the news,â€ť he said. â€śI couldnâ€™t help but think if we had worked a little harder, if we were further along in the research we might have been able to save him.â€ť
CULVER â€” Mandy Morrison, 13, doesnâ€™t usually spend the night at her grandmaâ€™s house on a school night. But last Monday, she didâ€”and ended up saving her life.
Eileen Wright, a diabetic, woke up in the middle of the night coated with sweat. Her alarm bracelet was going off, signaling that her blood sugar might be dangerously low.
â€śNormally, I would just drink some orange juice and go back to bed,â€ť said Wright. â€śBut this time I was so out of it.â€ť