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Preschool holds fundraiser for education

October 26, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Calvary Lutheran Preschool in Plymouth held its annual garage sale Thursday and Friday, a major fundraiser according to director Diane Eveland.
Eveland explained that since many of the 55 children in the preschool get scholarships, tuition no longer covers all of the daycare’s costs. The money raised from the two-day sale will go to buy learning materials for the preschool.
“We couldn’t do it without the parents,” said Eveland gratefully, adding that parents of the preschool children had come in all week to help set up for the sale.

City transfers questioned by candidates

October 26, 2011

PLYMOUTH — On Monday night, the Plymouth Common Council unanimously approved transferring $500,000 from the City’s General Fund to the Rainy Day Fund. With the latest transfer, the Rainy Day Fund now sits at just under $5.5 million.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman explained that whenever the purposes of a tax levy have been met, any unencumbered balance remaining can be placed in the General Fund or the Rainy Day Fund.
Chipman said the transfer of funds could be done any time during the fiscal year and the city could have made the transfer in November.

Trick-or-treat times announced

October 25, 2011

ARGOS
• Residential trick-or-treat in Argos will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

BOURBON
• Bourbon American Legion Post 424 will host a children's halloween party Saturday, Oct. 29 from 12 to 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best costume. Lots of games will be played and prizes handed out. Food and fountain drinks will be provided. The event is open to the public, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
• National Honor Society students will be trick-or-treating in Bourbon from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 for non perishable food items to benefit the local food pantry.

BREMEN

PHS New Tech school launches website

October 25, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth School of Inquiry, a New Tech extension of Plymouth High School, will open next fall. To answer questions about the new school, PHS dean of students Ken Olson and directer of professional development Jennifer Felke launched a new website last Friday.
“We’re pretty excited about it,” said Olson. “We really want it to be the information portal over the next year on the School of Inquiry.”

Bark for Life has second successful year

October 24, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Humans and their furry four-legged friends were invited to become part of the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) secon annual Bark For Life event Saturday at Centennial Park.
The site is the same as Relay for Life Marshall County by the tennis courts (Freyman Shelter). Bark For Life is a fundraising event for ACS that honors the caregiving qualities of canine companions. This event takes place to acknowledge dogs for their loyalty, friendship, unwavering love and support they provide to their human owners.

U.S. 30, King Road fatality

October 21, 2011

Marshall County Coroner William Cleavenger announced late last night that 72-year-old Frances M. Long, of Bourbon, died at 5:48 p.m. at the emergency room of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth of injuries suffered in a late afternoon accident at U.S. 30 & King Road in Plymouth.

She died of blunt force injuries sustained when her car was struck broadside by a truck. According to police, Long's vehicle was north on King Road when it pulled into the path of a U.S. 30 eastbound semi. The semi driver was uninjured.

Fire dept. seeks funds for training equipement

October 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Volunteer Firefighters are grateful for the support from the community as they continue to raise the needed funds for a training tower.
The department will be using the donations received from a mailing to local residents a few weeks ago to purchase the first two parts of a training facility that comes at a cost of $20,000.
The parts are built from shipping crates that have been galvanized and modified with such accessories as doors, windows, stairs, and movable partitions.

Outlet delays raise Culver council ire

October 20, 2011

Virtually unanimous frustration at last week’s meeting of Culver’s town council reflected the prevailing attitude in the Culver community at large, regarding several weeks’ delay in movement on a project originally slated to take three or four days.

Replacement of a culvert at Lake Maxinkuckee’s west shore outlet began in September, and was still underway as of the October 15 weekend, due to delays in replacing a gas line running through the area.
Audience member Mike Stallings blamed NIPSCO, whose presence was required at the site to reroute the gas line.

LMC visits area farms; learns about 4-H

October 20, 2011

ARGOS — One of the main goals of Leadership Marshall County (LMC), sponsored by the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF), is for members to learn a few things that they didn’t know about the county.
That definitely happened Wednesday as the class visited two area farms, Argos Holsteins dairy farm and Vories grain farm, and heard from young 4-H members.

Plymouth native continues to 'spread the wave'

October 20, 2011

ERIE, Pa. — While the world mourned the passing of Apple creator and visionary Steve Jobs to cancer, his death had an added significance to Plymouth’s Mark Neidig.
“I was at a fundraising event when I heard the news,” he said. “I couldn’t help but think if we had worked a little harder, if we were further along in the research we might have been able to save him.”

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