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Local club tackles fundraising project for Riley's

December 19, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Eagles Lodge 1900 is hard at work contributing to the year’s state project — raising enough money to buy an ambulance for Riley Hospital for Children.
Since the club’s fiscal year began in June, it has raised $1,800, which is more than half its goal contribution of $3,000. All of the Eagles clubs in Indiana will raise money for a $250,000 ambulance. It’s worth the high price tag, however, according to Plymouth Eagles secretary and president of District 4, Brandon VanVactor, who says the ambulance is equipped for surgery mid-transport.

Good deeds bring Fortin good luck

December 19, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Buying a CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan for one of her granddaughters isn’t Marilyn Fortin’s only good deed.
Purchasing the certificate of deposit for a granddaughter’s college education automatically entered her into a contest for two free tickets to Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts game against the Tennessee Titans. When CollegeChoice CD called the Plymouth resident to tell her she’d won tickets, they learned she had knitted or crocheted 11 scarves for the Super Bowl XLVI Super Scarves Project.

Comm. Foundation-funded sign helps Culver Lions' endeavors, care of historic station

December 18, 2011

For the few in Culver who haven't yet noticed, the Lions Club's community sign -- on Lake Shore Drive adjacent to the depot-train station the club calls home -- has had a major renovation, and is now completely electrical, with "rotating" messages, the date and time, and a much easier method of text-changing for Mike Overmyer, who operates the new technology.

Acadmies clinic hoped to be a ‘win’ for employees, school alike

December 17, 2011

The largest employer in Marshall County is now also a health care provider for its many employees, and Culver Academies Human Resources Director Diane Avery couldn’t be happier.

Avery says the genesis of the idea began two years ago, when she read an article about medical practice coming full circle and the rebirth of a popular trend in the 1960s for large organizations to host onsite health clinics for their staff. With today’s rising health care costs, she says, institutions such as the Academies are seeking ways to keep those costs down.

Sudents communicate the meaning of Christmas — in 2 languages

December 16, 2011

PLYMOUTH - One of the exciting things about Plymouth FOP #195's Shop with a Cop program is the way it brings widely different sections of the community together to help kids have a Christmas they wouldn't have a chance to have otherwise.

Last Saturday was no exception and for a second year Spanish students from Plymouth High School pitched in to do their part. The students volunteered their services to help translate for Spanish speaking families during the shopping trip.

Freyenberger gives NFL Network a local flavor

December 16, 2011

PHILADELPHIA — Next time you watch “Inside the NFL” or “ESPN Match Up” you might want to scan the credits for a familiar local name.
Josh Freyenberger has taken his love of photography and his love of sports and combined them into an exciting start to his career. The 2007 graduate of Plymouth High School has spent the last two years working behind the camera for the NFL Network.

BREAKING NEWS: Police officer shot in DeKalb county

December 15, 2011

WATERLOO — Waterloo Police Department Deputy Marshal Stephen Brady, 47, was shot in the face around 3 a.m. Thursday after he was dispatched to assist a man and woman who reportedly had their vehicle stuck in a ditch. Brady is now in serious condition in a Fort Wayne hospital. The reason for the attack is unknown.

Riverside to have 1:1 computers

December 15, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Riverside Intermediate will be the next school in the Plymouth Schools system to offer 1:1 computers for their students in grades 5 and 6.
Principal Donna Burroughs asked the school board members this week for permission to purchase computers for 30 certified staff members, an anticipated 571 students for the 2012-13 school year, and 49 reserve units. The annual cost was noted at $165,351.75 and would be under a four-year contract totaling $661,407.50.

Chinese new course at PCSC

December 15, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth School Board has approved the addition of two new courses for Plymouth High School for the school year 2012-13.
Plymouth High School Principal Jim Condon briefly outlined the two new proposed offerings to the board and both were unanimously approved.
The first addition will be Digital Electronics. Condon explained the course is the third in a series of four for Project Lead the Way, targeting those students who want to pursue studies in engineering.

What to do this weekend in Marshall County

December 15, 2011

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