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ARGOS â While a much needed drainage project is being contested, it isnât coming to a stop.
While Thomas Crowell, a property owner continues to contest the assessment of the project, crews are set to begin work on the south side of Argos.
The project will give some much needed relief from storm water to that side of the town.
LAKEVILLE â The Lakeville Lions and LaPaz Lions billed their joint 2010 Toys for Tots campaign, âa bigger challenge.â
More than 1,500 toys, 63 food boxes for families with children and six more for senior citizens, record monetary contributions, boxes of donated clothes and winter wear, and a burgeoning number of community volunteers later, the groups certainly met the challenge.
Both Lions clubs spent the past several weeks raking in items, with a single blitz day in each town, as well as donation boxes located throughout the community.
PLYMOUTH â It wonât be long until Marshall County Sheriff Jon Van Vactor will move on into retirement and the Marshall County Commissioners took the opportunity at their Monday meeting to express gratitude for his service.
The Commissioners passed a resolution in ââŠrecognition of outstanding accomplishmentâŠâ for ensuring the safety of Marshall County residents as well as his contributions to the construction and design of the current Marshall County Correctional Facility.
PLYMOUTH â The Marshall County Plan Commission will look at the possibility of a part time director.
That was the charge given to the Commission from the Marshall County Commissioners Monday as the county continues to look at ways to trim spending for the coming year. Commissioner Jack Roose initially made the suggestion that the Plan Commission do a study on the possibility and report to the Commissioners in January.
In the movie âA Christmas Story,â 9-year-old Ralphie just wants âan official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time,â and throughout this classic tale, Ralphieâs friend Flick takes âa double dog dareâ to see if his tongue would really stick to a flagpole.
Was it curiosity to see if a tongue really does stick to a flagpole? Or just a re-enactment ... here, Eleanor Millerâs grandsons Robert Howland and Jimmy Miller have a little film fun and re-enact the famous scene.
PLYMOUTH â Dr. John Bottorff, Sr. received the honor of being named a Fellow to the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic this year. Those receiving the honor are proven leaders in their profession and communities.
In accepting the honor, the 87-year-old practicing chiropractor expressed his regrets that his late wife Carol could not be with him to share the moment. Carol (Emenaker) Bottorff passed away in 1994.
PLYMOUTH â The Ply-mouth High School Speech and Debate Team had a busy and fruitful December in terms of competition as a team and in individual performances.
On Dec. 5, two-thirds of the team traveled to Peoria, Ill. to compete in the George Armstrong Invitational at Bradley University. Overall, the team placed fifth, competing against teams from all over the United States.
Earning individual honors were Bryt Hiatt, placing third in total sweepstakes points; and Austin Craft, fourth.
Embracing winter and the fun that goes with it, the Pilot News is giving readers the chance to send in photos of their best snow creations. The feature is titled, âMe and My Snowman,â and readers are encouraged to be creative and use props, outfits, etc. to make their snow people truly unique. Any age can participate â as evidenced by above (from left) Tim Reinholt, Maggie Nixon and Shelby Jones, and their little friend Sunny Snow â all decked out in kayak safety gear at the Knox park.
We also encourage you to pose with your snow art.
PLYMOUTH â Webster second grade teachers challenged and their classes responded with an outpouring of inventiveness.
Teachers Kari Osborn, Jodi Eveland Â and Crystal Uyhelji had their students read a story about a pair of creative young inventors.
âThe story was called âPearl and Wagner,ââ said Eveland. âIt was about a science fair and they made a trash eating robot. In the end of the story they didnât win the science fair but the story was about friendship and team work.â
ARGOS â Five students from the Adult Basic Education (ABE) welding classes took what could be the most important test of their lives Thursday.
They have been working for the past 15 weeks to learn and perfect welding techniques in order to obtain a MIG welding certification.
According to ABE Director Deb Sherwood, the five young students had all dropped out of high school for various reasons.
âOne came to us with a GED and the others have been taking GED classes along with the welding classes,â Sherwood said.