July 17th, 2012
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â Following a public hearing Monday at the Marshall County Building, county commissioners were unable to come to an agreement regarding golf cart access on county roads.
â€śIâ€™m seeing three different views by the three different commissioners here,â€ť commented commissioner Jack Roose following the end of the discussion Monday.
In the beginning of June, commissioners passed an ordinance on first reading allowing golf cart traffic only on roads with reduced speed limits or in neighborhoods surrounding area lakes and golf courses.
KNOX â€” Tom Berg, a local radio personality at WKVI in Knox, is one of the newest recipients of a Guinness World Book record for the longest radio broadcast.
Berg began his journey toward the Guinness Monday, July 11 at 5 a.m. and the clock wound down 187 hours later at 12 a.m. Tuesday, July 17 making Berg the winner of the longest broadcast category.
What made this local D.J. embark on such a quest? Itâ€™s simple, he went looking for a record to challenge and ultimately beat.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Nearly 100 people donned â€śTeam Ucenyâ€ť T-shirts bright and early Saturday morning and headed out the Plymouth High School track â€” the starting point for a 5K walk/run intended to help Plymouth native and Olympian Morgan Ucenyâ€™s family out with their travel expenses to the games in August. The organizer of the event, Debbie Palmer, said she began talking to Brenda Uceny about holding the event back in February.
â€śI knew Morgan was going to make it,â€ť said Palmer Saturday as she waved to participants heading to the starting line.
PLYMOUTH â€” Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger was notified Thursday that Deputy Coroner Bridget Hite has successfully completed all aspects of Indianaâ€™s mandatory coroner training program and has been certified by the state as a Medicolegal Death Investigator.
â€śAll coroners and deputies have a year to become certified under state requirements,â€ť said Cleavenger. â€śItâ€™s really a certification level.â€ť
He added that Indiana is the first state to require all deputy coroners become certified.
No one was injured in a Friday evening fire at the Hadley home at 604 Peru Court in Culver, where outdoor grilling appears to have been the cause of the primarily exterior blaze. Firefighters responded in full force to the fire siren to the house, from which some residents as far away as the Culver beach said they saw flames shooting into the air.
Alice June Rogers
June 24, 1918 â€“ July 11, 2012
CULVER â€”Â Alice June Rogers, 94, of Culver passed away July 11, 2012 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor in Culver.
Alice was born June 24, 1918 to Elijah and Minnie (Starnes) Lewis in Westboro, Mo. She grew up in Iowa where she graduated high school in Coin, Iowa. She worked in a munitions factory as an inspector during the War years. It was there she met her future husband. May 29, 1946 she was married to Robert Rogers in Kansas City, Mo. and they relocated back to Indiana. He preceded her in death May 4, 1980.
WELL KNOWN INDIANA FAMILY'S LOCAL ROOTS RUN 60 YEARS DEEP
Since 1944, seeing â€śJulyâ€ť on the calendar meant the members of one branch of the Ball family of Indianapolis (think Ball canning jars and Ball State University) are gathered near Aubbeenaubbee Creek at the historic house once home to the Halcyon Boat House. This July is no exception, but thereâ€™s a bittersweet tinge to the breeze blowing off Lake Maxinkuckee here at 1746, as this is likely the familyâ€™s last July here.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce is hosting the summerâ€™s second Second Friday Event tonight. The theme is â€śOrchestrate a deal in Downtown Plymouthâ€ť with members of the Marshall County Orchestra showcasing their musical talents as you walk downtown.
Itâ€™s an opportunity to explore downtown Plymouth and its one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques, art gallery, museum, cafĂ©s, restaurants and more. Look for the 2nd Friday Signs in participating downtown businesses for specials and promotions.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth School Board heard a report on Indiana Career Pathways Initiative during a meeting July 10. Presenting the information was Plymouth High School Guidance Counselor, Aimee Porttues. Portteus said that Indianaâ€™s College and Career Pathways is â€śan aligned sequence of secondary and postsecondary courses that leads to industry certification or a college degree in a high wage, high demand occupation.â€ť The Indiana Department of Education has set the 2013-2014 school year as the year for full implementation of the program.
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â Scores from standardized testing of Indianaâ€™s students are being called â€śrecord breakingâ€ť following an announcement from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Tony Bennett.
Bennett announced this week this is the third successive year of all-time highs on literally every portion of the ISTEP+ (Indiana Statewide Testing for Education Progress Plus) tests.
Making the announcement at a Statehouse recognition ceremony, Bennett said, â€śHoosiers from all walks of like should greet this news with a standing ovation.â€ť