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First graders work on interactive map

May 16, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Creating a multi-media presentation for the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is Washington Elementary first graders’ latest project-based learning endeavor. Monday and Tuesday, the first graders worked with Plymouth High School desktop publishing students to put together an interactive map of the zoo for visitors to the zoo’s website.

Sisters save neighbors from fire

May 16, 2012

By Sarah Leichty
Correspondent

BOURBON — Mariah and Sydney Musilli were called up front during Triton's school board meeting this week in recognition of a recent selfless deed they had performed. The two sisters, students in Triton’s school system, had assisted their neighbors during a house fire.
“We always say we have good kids and a good community,” commented Carl Hilling, superintendent. “And this is just one of those things that shows it is what it is. We can back up what we say.”

In other business:

Burroughs moves from Riverside Principal to Triton Super

May 16, 2012

The Triton School Corporation will begin the 2012-13 school year with a new superintendent, as Donna Burroughs was named superintendent to replace retiring Superintendent Carl Hilling.
Burroughs will officially begin at Triton July 1.
Burroughs said, “I’m excited about the opportunity for working with great teachers at Triton. I believe we can make great things happen for the children at Triton. Triton Schools are the best kept secret in Marshall County.”

Fraizer arrested for conterfeit ID

May 15, 2012

Officer Shanna Gilmer of the Plymouth Police Department conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of US 30 and Michigan Road Sunday at 9:42 p.m.
Ashley Frazier was found to be in possession of a counterfeit government issued driver’s license. She was arrested and transported to the Marshall County Jail where she was booked in for possession, produce or distribute government ID not issued by Government entity, and was given a $750.00 cash bond. Frazier is scheduled to appear in Marshall County Superior Court #2 June 12 at 8:30am.

Plymouth Building Trades to unveil 34th home

May 15, 2012

PLYMOUTH — One of Plymouth High School’s most successful programs will unveil its handiwork this weekend as the Plymouth Building Trades class holds its open house for the program’s 34th home Sunday, May 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. The home is located at 937 Ohio St. in Plymouth.
The class is built entirely by area students giving them first hand experience in nearly all aspects of the construction trade.
“You get hands on experience,” said Ben Smith one of the students in the program. “You learn by doing there’s no doubt about that.”

National Nursing Home Week celebrated

May 15, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Local nursing homes are offering special activities this week in honor of National Nursing Home Week, an annual observance sponsored by the American Health Care Association of Washington, D.C. and the Indiana Health Care Association.
“Our residents are the people who have nurtured our community helping it flourish and grow,” said activities director of Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth April Cooper. “This special week gives us an opportunity to celebrate them and their journey.”
Miller’s Merry Manor activities this week (for Plymouth) include:

New bakery offers different sweet every day

May 14, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Punky’s Pantry is a new bakery that opened in downtown Plymouth Monday. Owner Cammy Jones, her husband Randy, and mother-in-law Caro have a simple business model: make a different delicious pastry every day, offer some coffee and tea, and open early enough for downtown employees to swing by before work. They’ve set up shop inside the Plymouth Downtown Commons building, in the hallway next to Furore Photography, Healing Hands Massage, and L&K Serendipity.

'Get Involved' fair will take place in new Community Resource Center

May 14, 2012

MARSHALL COUNTY — Ever wanted to get involved with local volunteering but didn’t know how?
The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Young Adult Professionals, and Leadership Marshall County are excited to announce a county-wide opportunity taking place in June.
Non-profit organizations from the area will be convening to present volunteer opportunities to the public, specifically to young adults.

Demolition of Bauer building today, tomorrow

May 14, 2012

PLYMOUTH — City street department employees began demolishing the Bauer building (former home to Reese's Hearing Aids) this morning, and they say that the job will take the rest of the day and tomorrow.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore employees made a final visit to the building before demolition began, taking anything of value to sell in the ReStore. During the demolition process, the city parking lot adjacent to the Bauer building will be closed.

Watch a video of the demolition here:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pilot-News/218218074868835?ref=tn_tnmn#!/photo.php?v=416660451691262

Culver's Hanselman talks iPads at Apple California

May 14, 2012

Culver Comm. High School principal Albert Hanselman was invited by the Apple company to its world headquarters in Cupertino, California, from April 10 through 12, to present to the company as well as educators from Illinois and Minnesota about the school's work with the iPad 2 computer device.

"Albert was very excited about the opportunity for this experience," notes CCHS secretary Sandy Thomas. "He presented on Tuesday evening, our time, and again Thursday morning before returning home."

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