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Falloween Fest this weekend in Walkerton

September 22, 2011

WALKERTON — Fun, food and fundraising come together at John Glenn High School again this weekend for the third Falloween Fest Sept. 23 - 25.
“It’s business as usual here at the school as everything sets up,” said Glenn Principal William Morton. “Then for three days the festival takes over and it’s back to business as usual.”
The unique fundraiser brings in money for scholarships for Glenn students and has raised over $32,000 for the cause. It is also a unique way for the school to interact with the community.

Board views design concept for park

September 22, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Redevelopment Commission got its first look at design concepts for the proposed downtown park. Appearing before the Commission this week was Michael Reese, landscape architect of the Troyer Group of Mishawaka.
Reese passed out five hand-sketched concept drawings and asked for feedback on what parts of each drawing they preferred. Reese said they would like to narrow down the choices prior to a public meeting on the matter.

Potawatomi chief, descendants honored in Culver

September 21, 2011

Descendants and organizers gathered last Friday to dedicate an historical marker to Chief Nas-wau-kee, a Potawatomi chief who lived on the east shore of Lake Maxinkuckee until 1837. On hand was the chief’s great, great, great grand-niece Michale Edwards, who traveled from Oklahoma for the event and who discussed with the audience her discovery of her relation to the chief, who she described as “gentle, mild-mannered, and trusting.”

Disney named district I superintendent of the year

September 21, 2011

 Dr. Steven C. Disney Jr. named District I Superintendent of the Year
 
HAMLET – Dr. Steven C. Disney Jr., superintendent of Oregon-Davis School Corporation, was chosen by members of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents as the 2012 District I Superintendent of the Year.

Pioneer Drive to open today

September 20, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Drivers will be able to leave behind the detours starting Tuesday afternoon as the new Pioneer Drive will be open for business starting in the afternoon.
Ronnie Wireman, construction engineer for DLZ overseeing the project for Marshall County, made the announcement by email to county officials and the media Monday morning.
“I am pleased to inform you that we are planning to open Pioneer Drive to traffic on Tuesday at approximately 3:30 p.m.,” Wireman said.
While the road will be open to traffic there will still be a few items to finish up to complete the project.

Community introduced to Stone Creek Homes

September 20, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The phrase on the business card of Dave Ferguson, President & CEO of Stone Creek Homes, is more than just a catch phrase. It is a vision that Ferguson lives by.
During the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday morning for the manufacturing plant, Ferguson said, “This is an opportunity to pay forward.” He added, “I’m here by choice.”

Part 5 of 5: The future of technology; expectations for the next few years

September 20, 2011

“Books still have their place — they will always have their place,” said Lincoln Jr. High School principal Dan Funston.
However, after going to computers for every student this year, area schools say that they expect to keep up with ever-changing technology.
Schools have a three or four-year lease with Apple, after which they can choose to keep the computers they have — or go with a new technology.
“I see us continuing to stay current and teach the kids these skills,” said Funston. “We are going to remain at the front of teaching our kids technology skills.”

Female inmate pronounced dead

September 19, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County Sheriff's Department reports that a 35-year-old female inmate was declared dead at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth at approximately 5 a.m. Monday from an apparent medical event.
The death is being investigated by the Indiana State Police, Marshall County coroner, and the sheriff's department.
A further release is forthcoming from the coroner's office as further information becomes available.

Michael Jackson impersonator kicks off concert series

September 17, 2011

The 2011-2012 Huffington Concert Series at Culver Academies kicks off Thursday, September 29 with Michael Jackson impersonator Joby Rogers' "The Ultimate Michael Experience," a journey through the music and dancing of "the king of pop" as impersonated by Rogers, who was chosen by Jackson himself as the top finalist in a contest against 116 other impersonators.

Part 4 of 5: Concerns for parents—how to monitor your child's usage; what's your financial responsibility?

September 16, 2011

How can parents be sure that their children are doing what they are supposed to with their school-provided computer? After all, the “Internet generation” was so named for a reason: they tend to be more technology-inclined than their parents. The fact has not gone unaddressed by area schools.
“We are giving (students) a device to take home that could be harmful to them,” said Culver Community High School principal Albert Hanselman.
Now that one-to-one allows students to take their computers home, parents may experience some worry about how to monitor their child’s computer time.

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