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February 9, 2012

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Greek mythology takes the stage at PHS

February 9, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The gods of Mount Olympus were known for some pretty quirky antics, but even those were nothing compared to the off beat shenanigans of the gods and goddesses of the latest Plymouth High School Theatre Department production, “Out of Our Greeking Minds” playing Friday and Saturday at the PHS Auditorium. Show time is 7 p.m. both nights.

Polling sites chosen

February 9, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Members of the Marshall County Election Board came before the County Commissioners this week to request final approval of the polling sites for 2012.
Members Julie Fox, Nelson Chipman, and Roger Wise had given the commissioners a proposed list several weeks ago. Some polling sites have been combined for use with several precincts. Precincts are determined by the number of registered voters.
All registered voters will receive a card in the mail from Voters’ Registration informing them of the polling site where they can cast their ballot.

Foreigner: 'A fortunate place to be'

February 8, 2012

WABASH — It may feel like the first time, but the gang from Foreigner has done it over and over again.
... have record-breaking albums, that is. The band’s latest, Feels Like The First Time, hit the Top 50 as the band wrapped up a wildly successful tour with classic rock friends Journey and Night Ranger late last year.
After embarking on a shortened acoustic tour, Foreigner is back to its electric rock roots and will be at the Honeywell Center in Wabash Thursday, Feb. 23.

John Glenn literary magazine nominated for 'highest' award

February 8, 2012

WALKERTON — The literary magazine of John Glenn High School, the Aerial, was recently nominated for a Highest award from the National Council of Teachers of English. Although John Glenn was beat out by Park Tudor, a private school in Indianapolis, they still received the ranking of Superior. Park Tudor and John Glenn were the only schools in the state to receive the top awards.

Fire chief resigns

February 8, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Fire Chief Andy Metsker has resigned to go into private business.
In late February, he will take a job with Gibson Insurance Corporation as a loss prevention consultant. Chief Metsker has nearly nine years as a full-time firefighter. He was a 10-year volunteer prior to becoming a full-time firefighter. He was named Chief by Mayor Mark Senter May 1, 2008.
During Chief Metsker’s tenure the department successfully applied for an AFG grant for the 800 mhz radios. This was a county-wide grant application that totaled $775,000 in equipment. 

Cook enjoys Indy job experience

February 7, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — While one dream came true for a Plymouth High School graduate, another one of hers fell just a little short.
Jordin Cook, a student at the University of Indianapolis, dreams of a job at ESPN. After her weekend working for Safe Management, a company that does security for Super Bowl and big events like professional games for security and guest services, it was a dream come true. It was her first “big event” and she hopes for many more to come.

'Operation Bright Spot' launches, goal to clean up city

February 7, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Mayor Mark Senter announced Friday that he and other city officials will be “turning up the heat” when it comes to dealing with abandoned motels, apartment buildings, gas stations, mobile homes, and houses in the city of Plymouth. The effort has been dubbed “Operation Bright Spot” and focuses on city properties badly in need of repair, removal, or some other action.
“The abandoned Plymouth Motel is one example of blight on our west side,” said Senter. “It has been a big attraction for vandals and squatters the last several years.”

NY Times columnist, author Cohen to speak in Culver

February 6, 2012

CULVER, Ind. – The New York Times columnist Roger Cohen will speak at Culver Academies at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7. Cohen is the first speaker in the Global Studies Institute’s “Global Ideas” series. His talk will be “Writing about the World.”

Cohen joined The Times in 1990 as a foreign correspondent before becoming acting foreign editor on Sept. 11, 2001. He became foreign editor six months later. Since 2004, Cohen has written a column for the International Herald Tribune, which is owned by The Times. In 2009, he was named a columnist for The New York Times.

Unemployment rate steadily declining in county

February 6, 2012

PLYMOUTH — “Slow and steady wins the race” may be the phrase that describes how Marshall County is recovering from recession.
According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Marshall County’s unemployment rate declined in 2011 to 9.4 percent from 10.7 percent in 2010. This compares to an unemployment rate of 10.7 percent in Starke County and 9.6 percent in St. Joseph County. Although the improvement is small, it’s a start — and nothing to be sneezed at, according to Marshall County Economic Development Center (MCEDC) director Jennifer Laurent.

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