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Overmyer receives award for service to county

December 5, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County commissioner president Kevin Overmyer recently received the Commissioners Legislative Service award from the Indiana Association of County Commissioners. He was unable to attend the conference held in Indianapolis last week because of a foot injury, so Commissioner Roose presented him with the award at the commissioners meeting Monday. According to Roose and Compton, many well wishes for recovery were sent his way by attendees of the conference.

'Sweetest Church in Plymouth' seeks answer to sticky problem

December 5, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Church of the Brethren would probably be Winnie the Pooh's favorite place. They happen to have honey dripping down the walls of their sanctuary.
"We've never had a problem like this before," commented pastor Ruth Yoder. "It's kind of interesting to figure out how we are going to get to the bottom of it."

More than $270,000 to United Way

December 5, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The total being donated by 1st Source employees to the 2012 United Way campaign is $207,351. The bank will donate an additional $66,882 to United Way organizations throughout its footprint, bringing the total contribution to more than $270,000, a 9 percent increase over last year.
“I’m very proud of the generosity of our team and the amount of funds raised for the United Way,” said Danny Conroy, 1st Source regional sales manager and a United Way campaign leader. “The contributions will help provide funding for a wide range of valuable programs within our community.”

Sports photo of the week

December 5, 2011

Argos' Jami Patterson dives for a ball while Culver Community's Tatum Schultz is tripped up during a girls basketball game earlier this season.

Culver councilman alleges wind turbine photos mislead - owner defends

December 3, 2011

A few weeks ago, Culver resident Hank Bilsland defended photographs he’d commissioned of wind turbines placed at Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin following a suggestion by Culver town council member Ralph Winters that the photos could have been digitally enhanced to give the turbines a more ominous appearance. At last week’s regular town council meeting, Winters revisited the debate with a set of photographs he’d taken himself at the same site, accompanied by wife Barbara on what he called a “road trip” the two recent undertook to the Wisconsin site.

United Way striving for goal

December 2, 2011

PLYMOUTH — United Way of Marshall County volunteers and board members prepared for a blitz in Plymouth Friday. The goal for this year's campaign is $475,000, of which only 30 percent has been received.
"We are looking for (donors) to step up because our member agencies are depending on us having a successful campaign," said Chad Dreibelbis, campaign chair.

SJRMC to add new downtown location, hire additional physicians

December 2, 2011

PLYMOUTH — If your family receives medical care from Plymouth Family and Internal Medicine at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) in Plymouth, you may soon have a shorter drive to doctor’s appointments.
SJRMC will be opening new outpatient offices in February, at 209 E. Jefferson St. in the previous Madison Center building. The expansion will allow the hospital to extend care to more patients at a convenient location.

What to do this weekend in Marshall County

December 1, 2011

FRIDAY, DEC. 2
• The Triton High School senior class will be serving a spaghetti supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
The spaghetti will feature a homemade sauce made by Miss Stout’s foods classes. Breadsticks, lemonade, and a side salad will finish out the menu. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under (pre-school children will be free). All profits will go toward the senior class trip to Washington D.C. in April. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased from any senior class member or at the door. Carryout will also be available.

'Band of brothers' comes together to help another

December 1, 2011

PLYMOUTH — When brothers Dan and Dave Tanner heard that their longtime friend and former bandmate, Ben Boys, was in the hospital with a severe heart problem, they knew they had to help.
The Tanner brothers are part of the band Straightaway, originally formed in 1986 with Ben and his brother, Tom Boys. When Ben moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., he had to drop out of the band — but his friends didn’t forget about him. They recently organized a benefit on his behalf, held the day before Thanksgiving at the Plymouth Eagles.

1:1 Tech Initiative for Bremen Public Schools

December 1, 2011

BREMEN – Next fall, Bremen High School plans to provide every student with a portable, wireless computing device as part of the 1:1 Technology Initiative.
“Each student will have their own device assigned to them, for use at school and at home,” explained Steve Gall, technology integration coach.
Currently Bremen High School has about 300 computers dedicated for student use in several labs, which must be reserved in advance by individual teachers.

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