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State-wide tornado drills today

March 21, 2012

The Marshall County Emergency Management Agency wishes to remind citizens that a state wide tornado drill will be conducted today. The warning sirens in several areas may be activated as part of the drill. Two drills will be conducted, one at approximately 10:15 am and the second at approximately 7:35 pm.

The purpose of the event is to make sure that warning systems are functioning properly, and to give families, schools, businesses and other organizations an opportunity to test their emergency plans.
For more information, contact EMA director Clyde Avery, 574-936-3740.

Earthworks, JESSE partner for education

March 21, 2012

PLYMOUTH — When area residents hear Earthworks, they immediately think of a variety of healthy, wholesome breads and other baked products.
However, according to Sister Sue Rogers who oversees much of the Earthworks activities, one of their basic purposes is education.

PHS students refurbish computers for a cause

March 20, 2012

PLYMOUTH — If the best kind of learning is hands-on, Plymouth senior Allen Collins has learned quite a bit this year. Since the beginning of the school year, Collins and several other students in the Microsoft Certification class at Plymouth High School have been refurbishing second-hand computers with the intent to resell them and use the money to benefit students in need.

County receives awards for road construction

March 20, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Laurie Johnson, of DLZ Engineering, presented Marshall County commissioners with two awards Monday for the work done on Pioneer Road. The first was a state finalist award from the American Council for Engineering Committee (ACEC), which Johnson explained is awarded annually. The second was an Indiana Partnership of Transportation Quality (IPTQ) award for rural road projects. The awards were given to DLZ Engineering, Rieth-Riley, and Marshall County.

LJH places first in nation in anti-bullying contest

March 19, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Back in November, when Lincoln Jr. High School teacher Amy Gerard had her students enter a contest using the online program Bullying Academy, she had no way of knowing that they would place first in the nation based on their test scores after going through the unit's content. But they did, and Friday the school held a celebration complete with a pizza party and a visit from Dr. Tony Bennett, head of Indiana Department of Education.

Restricted traffic on Pierce Street starting Tuesday

March 19, 2012

PLYMOUTH — NIPSCO will be installing a gas main on Pierce Street from Michigan Street to Walnut Street beginning Tuesday and continuing for approximately 10 days. During this time, traffic on Pierce Street will be restricted in the westbound lane.

Weekend crash sends 5 to hospital

March 19, 2012

BOURBON — Toby Grose, 40, of Elkhart was traveling eastbound on U.S. 30 approaching Beech Road Saturday afternoon when his vehicle was struck by Coleen Gallinger-Miller, 33, of Bourbon, who was traveling northbound on Beech Road. Both vehicles came to rest in the median following the collision. Five people from both of the vehicles were transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw and treated for minor injuries. The accident is still under investigation by the Marshall County Sheriff's Department.

Culver in the spotlight for stage, movie legend Holbrook

March 17, 2012

--Autobiography emphasizes impact of CMA--

With the possible exception of legendary New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, few graduates of Culver Military Academy have acheived the legendary status of Hal Holbrook. And like the late Steinbrenner, Holbrook has never hesitated to sing the praises of the school, even
describing his beloved grandfather’s insistence that he attend
Culver Military Academy as “saving my life.”

Riverside celebrates 'watch' status

March 16, 2012

PLYMOUTH — It was a day of celebration at Riverside as the school was officially named a “School to Watch” in the state of Indiana.
Dignitaries including the Indiana State Superintendent of Public Education Dr. Tony Bennett were on hand at the school to celebrate the naming of Riverside as a School to Watch - an honor that has responsibilities attached to it.

Death penalty sought for Bell in death of Leiters Ford area woman

March 16, 2012

A death sentence request has been filed in the case of Roy Bell, one of three area men accused in the shooting death of Wilma Upsall near Leiters Ford in November.

Fulton County Prosecutor Rick Brown filed the death penalty request in Fulton County Superior Court Wednesday.

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