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January 6th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â As the new year begins, Plymouth High School Band students, staff and parents look back and reflect on a landmark year of student success stories from the passing year.Â
Director Bryan Ames said, â€ś2010 brought many highlights and record achievements for the band program,â€ť including Solo and Ensemble state finals, a winter guard state championship, winter drumline state finals, marching band state finals, and a state and national recognition were some of the highlights of the bandâ€™s record-setting year.
School was back in session for many schools this week, and it was back to a routine for not only the classroom but for extra-curriculars. Here, Lincoln Junior High teacher and athletic director Carol Gilbert finishes making popcorn for a junior high basketball game, as Johnna Antich helps in the concession stand.
PLYMOUTH â€“ Plymouth City Attorney Nelson Chipman will have a chance to serve beyond the city limits in the coming year.
Plymouth Mayor Mark Senterâ€™s office announced that Chipman was appointed by Matthew C . Greller, Executive Director of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) as a member of the IACTâ€™s Legislative Committee. The committee will be chaired by Mayor Jason Thompson of Monticello and co-chaired by Mayor Greg Goodnight of Kokomo.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was just a little less than a year ago that Cheryl Smith was named one of Marshall Countyâ€™s Biggest Losers in a weight loss competition. And now this Culver grandma feels like the countyâ€™s biggest winner, as the first baby to arrive in 2011 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth is happy, healthy and just wonderful, according to her mother Amy Malek, Smithâ€™s daughter.
Abagail Rose Freese was born Jan. 2 at 9:15 a.m., weighing in at 6 lbs.,1 oz. and measuring 19 inches long.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was a day to organize for the coming year for the Marshall County Commissioners as well as welcome new Commissioner Greg Compton.
Compton will take over the seat previously held by Tom Chamberlin, who left to assume his duties as Sheriff of Marshall County. He will also assume several of Chamberlinâ€™s duties on various boards as the Commissioners representative.
Garrett Weil of LaPaz, a student at LaVille Elementary School, finished fifth in the feature event of Senior Honda Quarter Midgets at the Ft. Wayne Rumble over the New Year holiday. Weil is the son of Brian and Annette Weil.
PLYMOUTH â€” While Marshall County government faces challenges in the coming year, local officials feel confident of the countyâ€™s abilities to meet them. The economy remains the topic on everybodyâ€™s mind and the effect of decreasing tax revenue on county services.
PLYMOUTH â€” Marshall County Circuit Court Judge Curt Palmer gave the oath of office to nearly two dozen newly elected officials late Friday morning.
Those in attendance were elected to office in the November General Election.
PLYMOUTH â€” At least two â€śvery high qualityâ€ť counterfeit $100s were passed at Plymouth businesses last week.
Plymouth Police say the fakes were printed on $5 bills which had been altered through â€śbleachingâ€ť them.
GREENTOWN â€” At 7:55 Thursday morning many Hoosiers â€” including a few Plymouth residents â€” felt the earth move.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, an earthquake initially estimated at a magnitude of 4.2 struck north-central Indiana. USGS later revised its estimate to 3.8. The quake struck just before 8 a.m. and was 3 miles deep, according to the USGS.
The epicenter was located about near Greentown, 15 miles east-southeast of Kokomo, 15 miles west-southwest from Marion and 50 miles north of Indianapolis.