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August 26th, 2011
LAKEVILLE âÂ The Union-North United School Corporation will be seeking a new superintendent within the next few weeks to replace the current superintendent, Dr. Terry Barker.
Although the official announcement by the School City of Mishawaka has not been released, Barker began the task of informing Union-North School board members Friday afternoon that he is heading to the Mishawaka top leadership job.
He also met with the administration teams of the LaVille Schools after the students were released Friday.
Dr. Barker came to the LaVille Schools in July of 2009.
ARGOS â The driver of a semi truck died Friday after going off the road into an embankment on US 31 south of S.R. 10, according to Marshall County coroner Bill Clevenger.
Clevenger is currently investigating the cause of death and the 61-year-old driver's name is being withheld pending notification of family members.
The truck ran off the road around 11 a.m. Argos Police responded to the crash with additional assistance from Marshall County Police.
KNOX â Scott Imus, Executive Director of the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association was a special guest speaker at a gas price forum held at the Knox Community Center Thursday night. Imus, who is considered a leading authority in the area of fuel prices, was in Knox as a guest of State Representative Nancy Dembowski, Senator Ed Charbonneau and WKVI radio.
Imus told residents that there were many myths regarding retailers and the profits they make off the price of gasoline.
Culverâs Karen Heim was voted Republican party nominee for town clerk in this Novemberâs election, at the townâs Republican caucus last Thursday.
Following an introduction by Marshall County Republican Chairman Dave Holmes, both Heim and opponent Jeanette Surrisi were given time for brief, pre-vote statements to the audience, which filled the large meeting room of the Culver-Union Township Public Library, where the caucus was held.
BREMEN â Singer Sheryl Crow recently paid a surprise visit to Special Edition, Inc. in Bremen.
âHer manager called about a month ahead of time but wouldnât say who was coming,â said Carey Hines, vice president of Special Edition, Inc.
The star stopped by Special Edition the day of her performance at the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend, Aug. 17.
PLYMOUTH â After working furiously up to the last minute before the deadline to complete a proposal for a Main Street grant that could have possibly meant renovations to the old fire house in Plymouth, it was learned that proposals could not be accepted by email. The submission directions, which apparently were not included in the proposal packet, stated that only hard copies would be honored.
PLYMOUTH â âIn all the years Iâve been looking at budgets these are the best Iâve ever seen.â
Most of the Marshall County Council could echo the sentiments expressed by President of the Council Matt Hassel as it concluded the second day of budget hearings for the coming year. The reason for the feeling was simple.
âThese were serious, bare bones budgets,â said Hassel. âI think it proves that all our department heads are aware of the kind of economy we still face and are willing to work with us to get done what we have to get done.â
PLYMOUTH âÂ Itâs unclear what started the âgas warâ among several Plymouth gasoline stations Tuesday; but local motorists wasted no time in getting to the pumps.
The Murphy station just off of U.S. 30 apparently was the first to drop its price to $3.19 a gallon. As the word spread, others stations starting matching that price and eventually going lower.
PLYMOUTH â During the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting last night, Plymouth Utility Superintendent, Donnie Davidson, reported some damage to a well at the Ledyard Water Plant.
Davidson said, âWe had some pretty severe lightning damage.â
PLYMOUTH â Fans will help the Rockies rock on at the teamâs home opener Friday night.
The Plymouth Alumni Association will host WTCAâs pre and post game shows under the tent at âThe Rockâ Friday with a little help from special musical guest The Charles Dalton Band. The party starts at 5:15 p.m. before Plymouth takes on Rochester in their first home football game of the new season.