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Life on the sea leads to music; hometown

October 13, 2011

PLYMOUTH — It’s highly unlikely that Chad Van Herk has ever suffered from boredom.
The PHS grad and Marshall County native and singer/songwriter has just released his second album of songs “Daydreaming Days Away” but his musical pursuits are just part of an amazingly eventful young life. Born in the British Virgin Islands, Van Herk has probably spent more of his life on the sea than dry land.

Five Star teaches values; raises grades at LJH

October 13, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Most kids can’t wait to get out of school when the final bell rings. Not so for 60 Lincoln Junior High students — at least not on Tuesdays.
Tuesday afternoons between 3 and 5 p.m. are devoted to Five Star, an after-school program that uses volunteer “coaches,” games and discussion times to encourage students to live a “Five Star life.”
“So many kids feel like they are losing, and we want them to win,” said LJH head coach Casey Martin.

UPDATE: 2 arrested for Subway robbery

October 11, 2011

PLYMOUTH —Quick response from local law enforcement after receiving a 911 call on Monday led to the arrest of two only minutes after one of the two allegedly robbed the Subway restaurant at the corner of Michigan and Jefferson Streets in Plymouth. The call came from the Subway at approximately 1:43 p.m.
According to the caller, the suspect had left the restaurant and was heading north on Michigan Street in a red Ranger vehicle.

Subway robbed; two apprehended on U.S. 30

October 10, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Two individuals robbed the Subway restaurant on the corner of Michigan and Jefferson Streets in Plymouth shortly before 2 p.m. this afternoon.
Plymouth police responded to a 911 call from Subway at approximately 1:43 p.m. The suspect had left already and was heading north on Michigan Street in a red Ranger.
Cpl. Ray West and Ptl. Nick Young located the vehicle at approximately 1635 N. Michigan St. Ptl. Young attempted to stop the vehicle for questioning, and the suspect fled.

State determines if a child should be held back

October 10, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The debate on whether holding a student back a grade in school is more detrimental or beneficial has been going on for as long there have been schools, parents and students. But now, the decision to retain students in third grade who have not achieved a third grade reading level is being taken out of the hands of both local schools and parents.

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) is launching the I-READ 3 (Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination) assessment during the spring 2012 test window, which is March 19-21, 2012.

Culver entrepreneur hopes success of idea she helped patent is meant to be

October 7, 2011

It's been several years of waiting, but a Culver Community High School graduate (and familiar face at the school today) seems poised to see a business dream come to fruition.

Culver council pressed on town manager hiring

October 6, 2011

Culver's town council last Tuesday was urged by several in the audience to push harder to fill its vacant town manager position, even as council members explained some of the frustrations and intricacies of their search up to now.

Gun incident is teaching moment for parents, students, says CCMS principal

October 5, 2011

If there’s a real lesson in the confusion following an incident a week ago Monday at the Culver Community Middle School, it’s not so much in how to deal with students bringing a gun to school -- which didn’t, in fact, happen -- as it is an opportunity for parents and students alike to become better and more informed “digital citizens.”

New destination for juvenile offenders in '12

October 5, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Juvenile offenders in Marshall County may have farther to go before they reach their destination in 2012, according to county attorney Jim Clevenger’s report to the county commissioners Monday.
Clevenger suggested that the commissioners consider holding juveniles in the detention center in Delaware county rather than the current location in Porter County. The center in Delaware County has a cheaper per night rate, and they also offer additional resources in the way of transportation and psychiatric services.

It’s National 4-H Week

October 4, 2011

Oct. 2 to 8 is National 4-H Week. Four-H is the largest youth serving organization in the nation. More than six million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards, and rural farming communities help to build revolutionary opportunities and implement change across their communities.

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ELKHART — It was hard to find something not to like in Plymouth’s opening game of the 2014 NLC...
BREMEN — Bremen’s Morgan Smith has signed a letter of intent to attend Indiana Wesleyan University...
Monday, April 21 Bremen softball vs Glenn 5 p.m. Bremen girls tennis at New Prairie 5 p.m. Bremen...

 

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