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Fair encourages physical activity for students

May 14, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Washington Elementary School students learned a few things about a balanced life Friday at the school’s annual health fair. Beyond just nutrition and exercise, the students also picked up some tips on fire safety — courtesy of volunteers from the Plymouth Fire Department — seatbelt use, and teeth brushing.
“We are just encouraging activity,” said physical education teacher Mike Kershner. “So many kids these days just go home and watch TV.”
Kershner added that he was surprised he had to teach students outdoor games such as kickball since they didn’t already know how to play.

Saturday 'Drive' will benefit music department

May 11, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Oliver Ford and Plymouth High School are partnering to help raise up to $6,000 in support of the Music Boosters as part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive One 4 Ur School program.

'Race' brings in $ for school

May 11, 2012

PLYMOUTH — If you drove by St. Michael Catholic School Thursday, you might have noticed groups of children doing laps around the building in tie-dyed shirts. All 171 of the students enrolled participated in this year’s “Race for Education” where students sent letters to their friends and family requesting sponsors for the one-day event.
“The whole school is involved,” said principal Trudy Nawara Thursday. “And it’s a beautiful day for it. Sometimes when it’s too hot (the students) can’t last very long.”

Clevenger: One of three voted Educator of Year

May 11, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Schools teacher, Suzie Clevenger, has been chosen one of three “Educators of the Year” by WNDU-TV in South Bend.
Clevenger has taught since 1998 at the Marshall County Alternative School housed in Plymouth. Each semester she typically has between 16-20 students who have been referred to the alternative program for a variety of reasons.

Culver parks board fields concerns over pier installation, accounting system

May 11, 2012

Last Tuesday’s Culver Parks and Recreation board meeting included a nearly 90 minute public input section. The 15-person audience voiced concerns about the safety and stability of the recently installed pier, the possibility of switching to a more modern accounting system, and the practicality of adding a bathroom to the historic railroad pavilion on the west end of the park.

PARK PIER
Tim Yuhas and his father Thomas questioned the board about way the park pier had been installed.

PHS Distinguished Alumni named

May 10, 2012

PLYMOUTH —Final voting is complete and the Plymouth Alumni Association will induct three new members into the Plymouth Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame at the annual Alumni Banquet on June 15.
This year for the first time the Hall will welcome three inductees - from the class of 1945 Dr. Arthur Becknell Jr., from the class of 1949 Dr. Robert Vore, and from the class of 1959 Suellen Glaub-Long.

Seniors with good grades could win car

May 10, 2012

PLYMOUTH — County Auto Center in Plymouth is giving area seniors a chance to win a free car, simply by bringing in their report card.
"For every A — it doesn't matter if they have one or 30 — they will get an entry," said Joe Martin, Jr. of County Auto. "We are trying to encourage (students) to do well in their classrooms and get As."

Primary Election: Harman, Cleavenger win

May 8, 2012

MARSHALL CO. —Republicans Tim Harman (State Rep. District 17) and Bill Cleavenger (County Coroner) won in Tuesday’s primary election, defeating their opponents Francis Ellert and Les Trump, respectively.
Harman received 3,142 votes in all, nearly 60 percent of votes cast for either Harman or Ellert.
Cleavenger received 3,331 votes in all, 68 percent of votes cast for Cleavenger and Trump.
Harman said that he was surprised at the results but attributes his win to hard work.
“I did hit 8,000 doors, I worked hard, I put it in God’s hands and here it is,” said Harman Tuesday night.

Multiple departments assist at fire on Oak Road Tuesday evening

May 8, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Fire Department responded to a fire at Maax USA at 1001 N. Oak Road Tuesday evening around 4:30. They called Argos, North Township, and Bremen fire departments for assistance for what turned out to be an accidental blaze. The fire burned fiberglass in the building and part of a container outside, causing a strong chemical smell in the air.
Plymouth firefighter Ed Marquardt, who was in charge at the scene, said that the fire would be investigated further to find a cause, but that he was unaware what started the fire at the time.

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May 8, 2012

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