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August 24th, 2011
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.
Donations are still needed to fund the metal plaque to attach to the boulder for the Chief Nas-wau-kee historical marker at Lake Maxinkuckee. The dedication will be September 16 at 5 p.m. The boulder was placed and landscaped by Boy Scout Bryan McKinney for his Eagle award.
The plaque will be 20x24 inches and cost $750. To donate to help pay for the Nas-wau-kee plaque, please send check to Potawatomi Trail of Death Assn., Fulton Co. Hist. Soc, 37 E 375 N, Rochester IN 46975. FCHS is a not-for-profit 501( c ) 3 corporation so donations are tax deductible.
PLYMOUTH âJim Kubley, 26, son of Dr. Rod and Sue Kubley and a 2004 graduate of Plymouth High School, is home for a short visit following a 27 month stint with the Peace Corps.
Jim graduated from Bethel College in 2008 having majored in Economics and Business Administration.
He took some time off, volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club before receiving his nomination and invitation to join the Peace Corps.
A group of Culver Academies students and faculty will spend 10 days in Edinburgh, Scotland this month as part of a prestigious invitation from the American High School Theatre Festival to The Fringe, the worldâs largest performing arts festival.
According to Culverâs theatre director, Richard Coven, Culver will be one of just 15 high schools representing North America (including two Canadian and one Mexican school) at the festival, which will host some 2,500 different shows over three weeks in August. The trip will be Culverâs second invitation to the event, the first being in 2005.
PLYMOUTH â Next May, Pastor Brett Crump will be taking four months off from his duties as senior pastor at New Palestine Bible Church.
Crump is one of only 19 ministers in Indiana to receive the 2011 Lilly Endowment clergy renewal grant. The grant awards up to $50,000 to ministers to enable them to take time off, travel, and rest.
Crump said that applying for the grant was a pretty involved process.
PLYMOUTH â The first day of school on Aug. 17 may have seemed like Christmas to many of the Plymouth High School students. Every student was given a MacBook laptop computer to use at school and at home for the entire 2011-12 school year.
All in all, some 1,300 computers were passed out to students and staff. Faculty members had received theirs prior to the opening day of school and had received specific training on the many ways they can be used to enhance learning.
LaPaz â LaPaz has been without their own law enforcement since January. Although the town has pursued finding a part-time officer, LaPaz council member Roger Ecker reported to the county commissioners Monday that all of the applicants were unworthy of the position.