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Dance marathon surpasses goal

February 3, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Saturday night was a night for dancing… hours and hours of it in fact.
Many students filled the Plymouth High School cafeteria Saturday afternoon for a dance marathon organized by Hannah Jacobs and Cassie Gaines, both students at PHS, and both who have been patients at Riley Hospital for Children. Jacobs has spina bifida and is paralyzed from the waist down and Gaines has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

Students, school battle bullying issue

February 3, 2012

PLYMOUTH — How does a school combat cyber bullying not on school grounds or that has been posted on social media not during the school day?
That’s what the Plymouth Community School Corporation has had to handle this week. While no specific names were targeted online, several students used Twitter and Facebook to verbally battle against a comment made regarding another student’s weight.

Geiselman, Millers honored at Culver Lions’ awards event

February 3, 2012

The Culver Lions Club's annual community awards night proved as memorable an event as its predecessors last Wednesday, when Jeanette Geiselman was feted as Citizen of the Year, and Ward and Esther Miller's Painter and the Poet as Organization of the Year.

Lion Marilyn Kelly introduced the Millers, noting she and Esther "go way back," having shared meals, parties, and child-rearing.

"I watched her talent grow," said Kelly. And then into her life came a very special gentleman with a way with words. They've become a big part of the community."

6 more weeks of winter

February 2, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY -- This morning at Gobbler's Knob, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, thus declaring six more weeks of winter.

Free piloxing class Saturday

February 2, 2012

Fitness Forum at LifePlex in Plymouth is offering a free piloxing class at 9 a.m. Saturday, in recognition of "Go Red for Women Day" and heart health. The fun, energizing class is a combination of Pilates and boxing and it is open to all in the community.

Challenge is being met at Ace

February 2, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Ace Fitness in Plymouth has stepped up to contribute to the United Way annual campaign.
Owner Cindy Danielson said Ace has been holding weight loss contests for members for several years.
“This year, I decided to use part of the $25 fee from participants for a United Way donation,” Danielson said. Participants pay $25 and $15 of the fee is put into a pot for the biggest loser — and $10 for United Way. So far, Ace has accumulated $250 for the United Way.
The amount of weight loss is measured in percentages, according to Danielson.

What to do this weekend in Marshall County

February 1, 2012

FRIDAY, FEB. 3
• Argos High School FFA is holding a chicken and fish fry from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Argos High School cafeteria. Cost is $8 for adults, and $5 for children. Carry-out is available.
SATURDAY, FEB. 4
• Culver-Union Township Public Library will host a Club Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All groups, clubs and organizations are invited to promote their organization. Come for the whole time or just a few hours. Contact Cindy Good in adult services at 574-842-2941 or cgood@culver.lib.in.us.

Group plans dog park for Plymouth

February 1, 2012

PLYMOUTH — A local group of canine enthusiasts have banned together and formed the “BOW-WOW Friends” committee.
During a meeting Tuesday the group discussed a number of topics on the construction of a dog park within Centennial Park. Plans are to erect the dog park east of the Freyman Pavilion.
The group is hoping to raise the needed $18,000 to build a fence 6 feet high, 100 feet wide and 300 feet long to enclose dogs that visit the park. It would be an area where dogs could run free, although their masters would need to stay by the fence and monitor their dogs.

1 hospitalized in 3-vehicle crash

February 1, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Jose Valencia Jr., of Plymouth, was traveling northbound on U.S. 31 approaching Tyler Road Monday when he came to a sudden stop. Valencia's vehicle was struck by Valerie M. Austin, of Indianapolis, who was traveling behind him. Kenneth J. Urban, of Lakeville, attempted to avoid the collision but struck Austin's vehicle. No one was injured in the accident, but Valencia was transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for evaluation. The Marshall County Sheriff's Department is still investigating the crash.

'Honey church' removes 20 gallons of sticky stuff

February 1, 2012

PLYMOUTH — There’s no locusts, but John the Baptist would still have found a bona fide buffet in the ceiling and walls of Plymouth Church of the Brethren these last few weeks.

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