June 16th, 2011
Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin met with the county council Monday morning to discuss the lack of funding for 911 dispatch services in Marshall County. Chamberlin explained that with the rise in popularity of cell phones, many households in the county are discontinuing their landline phone serviceâ€”resulting in a sharp decline of revenue going to the 911 dispatch center.
FRANKLIN â€”Â Time is on Quentyn Carpenterâ€™s side. It just wasnâ€™t Wednesday.
The Triton sophomoreâ€™s start was delayed five hours due to weather at the second round of the 75th Annual IHSAA Boys State Golf Finals, and he struggled to follow up his even-par 72 first round with a 7-over 79 at The Legends of Indiana Golf Course to slip from 19th to 24th in Franklin.
As the years have rolled in, not many local businesspeople continue to be familiar faces in Culver from 25-plus years back, but Ruth Mackie's is just such a familiar face, though after almost three decades as a staple of Culver's downtown business community, she's preparing to bid the Collectors antique store and the Bear End farewell, after this summer.
CULVER â€” Fans of the Maxinkuckee Players' show from years past, â€śNunsense,â€ť will be interested in the group's brand new show for this summerâ€”â€ťNunsense: The Mega-Musical,â€ť written by Dan Goggin.
â€śIt's the same as the original (Nunsense), but with a larger cast,â€ť said director Becky Liechty. â€śWe have three returning cast members, Andrea Mallory as Reverend Mother, Kathy Overmeyer as Sister Mary Amnesia, and Kerri Bash as Sister Robert Ann.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” A strike that began last Thursday in parts of Northern Indiana reached Plymouth Tuesday. Construction workers who are members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, including those working on the Oak Road construction near Wal-Mart, halted work Tuesday morning. They will remain on the picket line â€śuntil they can settle,â€ť according to one worker Tuesday afternoon.
The workers held signs saying that they wanted better wages and working conditions, but the focus of the strike according to Local 150 is on keeping up with increasing healthcare costs.
PLYMOUTH â€” During the Marshall County council meeting Monday morning, Wes Burden from the health department informed the council that the state of Indiana is pushing county health departments to apply for Medicaid funding. As a result, the health department may begin charging an $8 administration fee for each vaccine given. The fee would go to pay for supplies that go along with administering shots, not for the actual vaccines themselves, which are provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and are federally funded.
FRANKLIN â€” Whatever happens next, it's already one for the history books.
Triton sophomore Quentyn Carpenter survived a rough stretch at the end of his round at The Legends to post an even-par 72 and make the cut out to the second day at the 75th Annual IHSAA Boys State Golf Finals in Franklin Tuesday.
Even traveling for 30 hours straight didnâ€™t keep Plymouth native Katie Day from jumping right in to get the most out of a seven-week trip to Ireland.
Day, a 2008 Plymouth High School graduate and Butler University senior, learned of opportunities to work for room and board in Ireland when she was traveling throughout Europe last year.
Day said, â€śI heard about an internet site (helpx.net) where people post their needs. I will be there for seven weeks and working on three different farms.â€ť
To start, she will be saying at a village about 15 minutes outside of Limerick.
BOURBON â€” It was to be the first day of school Aug. 18, 2009 for Triton freshman Jacob Berger.
Sadly however, his family, friends, teammates, classmates and the entire Bourbon community learned that day that Jacob had died.
The 14-year-old had been at football practice the night before and had received a head injury from a head to head impact, but it was discovered later that Jacobâ€™s death was not solely related to football. Jacobâ€™s father, Tim Berger, said the cause of his death was due to a Dual Berry aneurism stemming from a congenital condition.
Mary Beth Harnessâ€™ retirement may have taken place in much the same manner as her more than 35 years of teaching art at Culver Community High School: quietly, but with significant and lasting impact.
Harness said farewell to the school on the final day of classes last Thursday, ending a career here she began in 1974, just six years after the school opened in its present location.