August 12th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Cancer is a scary word with an even scarier impact on peopleâ€™s lives.
Fighting cancer takes dedication â€” and thatâ€™s just what Becky Milliser has done: fought cancer alongside her loved ones.
The diagnosis of cancer to her mother and husband didnâ€™t deter her; it only gave her strength and motivation by devoting her time and efforts to volunteer work with the American Cancer Society.
The Plymouth resident was recently honored with the dedication award at the Coaches vs. Cancer â€śNight of the Starsâ€ť program in South Bend.
PLYMOUTH â€” Times may be hard, but businesses in Marshall County are fighting back.
â€śIt has been interesting to see how Marshall County businesses have adapted,â€ť said Marshall County Economic Development (MCED) director Jennifer Laurent in the county council meeting Monday.
Laurent visited the council to give an update on MCED and to discuss what the organization can do for the county.
She said that the tasks of MCED can be narrowed down to three main objectives: marketing for new businesses, business retention, and entrepreneurial development.
DONALDSON â€” Ancilla College Menâ€™s Soccer Head Coach James Drzewiecki has announced the 22-player roster that will represent the NJCAA Division 1 program during the 2011 season.
The program finds itself in the midst of a youth movement as 17 of the 22 players listed are freshmen.Â Despite the lack of collegiate experience in the squad, Drzewiecki is optimistic that his team can not only reach the NJCAA Region 12 semifinals for the third straight year, but also advance beyond.
KNOX â€” Starke County Treasurer Linda Belork was removed from office Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11 by a unanimous decision of Starke County Commissioners Dan Bridegroom, Kathy Norem and Jennifer Davis. This decision came during the second emergency meeting of the day, a joint session of commissioners and the Starke County Council.
Bridegroom, who holds the position of commissioner president, opened the meeting with a summary of events that had taken place earlier in the day.
PLYMOUTH â€” Today, communities throughout the United States and Canada are sharing in some summer treats for a cause.
Itâ€™s the sixth annual Miracle Treat Day, and the local DQ Grill & Chill will give a percentage of its Blizzard sales to Riley Hospital for Children.
Plymouth led the fundraising efforts in 2010 by more than $15,000 over other DQs throughout the state. For more than a decade, the Plymouth DQ Grill & Chill has been leading efforts for Riley Hospital for Children over 299 DQs statewide.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Marshall County Health Department may soon add another member to their staff.
Wes Burden, health department director, visited the county council meeting Monday to discuss hiring a part-time health educator. Burden said that the state of Indiana is pushing the health department to expand in ways that they donâ€™t have the staff for or that their current staff is not trained on.
KNOX â€” Starke County Commissioners gave the order to terminate all employees in the Starke County Treasurer's office in a public meeting, which was held this morning (Thursday, Aug. 11) and which took place after an emergency executive session of the commissioners.
The termination order was due to an unresolved issue in the 2009 audit by the State Board of Accounts of the Starke County Treasurer's office.
Starke County Commissioner President Dan Bridegroom read a release for members of the media and anyone else in attendance.
SQUAMISH, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA â€” The Ball State menâ€™s basketball team opened its foreign tour of Canada with an impressive 104-61 victory over Quest University in Squamish, British Columbia. The game was played with international basketball FIBA rules, including four 10-minute quarters.
Six different Cardinals scored in double figures in the victory, while all 11 Cardinals scored at least four points. The Cardinals scored 59 points in the second half as they hit 65.8 percent (25-of-38) from the field in the frame.
Culver's Parks and Recreations board voted to formally express its opposition to placement of more than 60 45-story wind turbines in an area including land affecting the Culver-Lake Maxinkuckee community, at the board's monthly meeting August 3.
The decision grew from discussion of a then-upcoming "town hall" style meeting at the Culver Elementary School August 13. Board member Patty Stallings said the company proposing to place the turbines, Next Era Energy of Florida, has visited Culver's Lions and Kiwanis Clubs and Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council.
Allen Ray Marshall
Dec. 5, 1922-May 27, 2011