Archive - May 2014
NORTHWEST INDIANA â€“ The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces a job fair next week, on Wednesday, June 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CST) at the INDOT Northwest District Office in LaPorte (315 E. Boyd Blvd., LaPorte, IN, 46350).
INDOT Northwest is looking to fill at least 35 full time positions located across our 13 county district (map below).
Positions available include: Highway Technicians, Equipment Mechanics, Inventory Clerks, Traffic Signal Technician, Heavy Equipment Operators, Business Systems Consultant, Highway Engineer
IMPORTANT JOB FAIR INFORMATION:
PLYMOUTH â€” A chance for local residents to purchase weather radios at a discount and get any radio programed to local channels takes place from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday at the Plymouth Walgreen's on Michigan.
For details on the event, check out the story on the front page of today's Pilot News.
PLYMOUTH - Since itâ€™s birth in the 1980s, the internet has served as an informational wild west where the rules of data sharing are not hard and fast. But the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) seeks to change this with a new proposal that would allow large internet service providers (ISPs) such as Comcast and Verizon the ability to charge more for use of outfits like Neflix and Hulu due to the higher bandwidth needed to maintain download speeds. Currently, the FCC has left the matter open for public review.
CULVER â€”Â Culver Community had an historic performance at Tuesdayâ€™s girls track regional, advancing athletes in four events to the Indiana high schoolÂ state finals.
Except that now, itâ€™s five.
On Wednesday, the IHSAA invited Culverâ€™s 4 x 100 relay team of Kayla Shaffer, Mickella Hardy, Justine Dexter and Denisha Brown to run at the state finals in Bloomington on Friday, June 6, using a callback provision in the qualifying rules.
In a nutshell ... they are too fast not to be there.
MISHAWAKA â€” Plymouthâ€™s softball season came to a close Wednesday night with a 7-1 loss to Clay at the Class 4A Mishawaka Sectional.
The Lady Pilgrims led Clay through the fourth inning as Hayley Brown had a shutout going, but the Colonials finally got to her in the fifth. Clay racked up five hits in the inning and capitalized on two errors and two wild pitches to take a 7-1 lead, which is all the runs the Colonials would need as they made that score stand up through seven.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Weidner School of Inquiry has been named a New Tech Network Demonstration Site for the 2014-2015 school year. The â€śschool within a schoolâ€ť located in the Plymouth High School building is only in the second year of operation.
Plans are to add another 100 students next year to the current approximately 200 student enrollment as a new group of freshman move to high school.
Only 27 schools national-wide were demonstration sites for the 2013-2014 school year.
Details on what this means for the School of Inquiry and the school district are discussed in today's Pilot News.
PLYMOUTH â€” Josh Walker and Mick Carlson are working diligently to open Black Sail Brewery in downtown Plymouth by the beginning of 2015.
The friends have been brewing for several years while fine tuning their skills and planning the business. The brewery will be located beside the Marshall County Museum and the history may have seeped through the walls.
Read more about this endeavor in today's Pilot News. Did you know an e-edition of Marshall County's ONLY daily newspaper is available? Sign up today.
HAMLET â€”Â Oregon-Davis students are joining in the fight against cancer by raising money and walking during school on Friday, May 30 beginning at 7:30 a.m. CDT and
concluding at 1:50 CDT. Oregon-Davis students are holding their 10th annual â€śMini-Relay,â€ť which is an abbreviated version of the American Cancer Societyâ€™s national signature activity, Relay For Life.
Students will be collecting money donations and will walk during the event as they learn about ways to stay healthy to help prevent cancer for one class period.
BOURBON â€” The sectional pool was different for 2014, but Tritonâ€™s softball team left no doubt who the best team is â€” again.
The 10th-ranked Lady Trojans came into the reshuffled Sectional 52 of Class 1A as the overwhelming favorite and came through in impressive fashion, defeating Hamilton by the score of 10-0 in five innings Tuesday night at Keyser Field to claim its second consecutive sectional championship.
Next up should be a very competitive regional contest on June 3 â€” most likely against fifth-ranked South Central. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.
WARSAW â€” About this time a year ago, Kayla Shaffer wasnâ€™t even thinking about the state track finals.
â€śI played softball when I was a junior,â€ť says the Culver Community senior. â€śI didnâ€™t run track; I never really thought about it.â€ť
My, what a difference a year makes. Now, Shaffer isnâ€™t just thinking about next weekâ€™s state track meet.
Sheâ€™s thinking about winning it.
â€śWhat have we got to lose? Weâ€™ll go all out,â€ť said Shaffer, who led a remarkable Cavalier surge Tuesday at the Warsaw girls track regional.