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July 12th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Summer is in full swing, and so is business at the Plymouth Farmersâ€™ Market.
An average of 30 venders set up their wares on the corner of Garro and River street each Saturday morning, with offerings such as produce, meat, plants, baked goods, and natural handmade crafts. Bob Yoder, of the Marshall County Purdue Extension, said that the farmerâ€™s market could appeal especially to those interested in organically grown food.
PLYMOUTH â€” A unified county dispatch center for all emergency personnel will be the study of a joint committee in Marshall County.
The Marshall County Council started the ball rolling on the project after hearing from Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin and City of Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter. Chamberlin was before the Council to discuss funding possibilities to make up shortfalls in the counties 911 and dispatch budgets.
ARGOS â€” Edie Hastings, recently retired JESSE teacher at Argos Elementary, always knew she wanted to teach, but it wasnâ€™t until college that she decided on special education.
Hastings was working a summer job with the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) in Chicago when she witnessed volunteers working with handicapped children. Hastings knew that was something she wanted to do, and switched her major that fall from elementary education to special education. Hastings retired this spring from teaching after 25 years of teaching through JESSE, at Argos Elementary and six other locations.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” With pressure continuing to build but no breakthroughs in sight, budget bargaining between President Barack Obama and top lawmakers resumes Monday at the White House, with both sides hoping to slash the deficit as the price for permitting the government to borrow more than $2 trillion to pay its bills.
INDIANAPOLISâ€”The Indiana Finance Authorityâ€™s State Revolving Fund Loan Program has provided funding to the South-West Lake Maxinkuckee Conservancy District in the amount of $2,400,000 to make needed improvements to its wastewater system.
Last Saturdayâ€™s annual meeting of the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver seemed fitting on a number of levels. First, it was held in the very cottage (formerly the Shirk-Robinson cottage, today the Bramfeld, and once the summertime â€śhomeâ€ť of composer Cole Porter as a youth) on whose porch the organization first formed, 20 years ago on the east shore of Lake Maxinkuckee, in the summer of 1991.
PLYMOUTH â€” After spending more than 30 years teaching, Jim and Linda Keister of Plymouth find that they have a busy social season.
â€śWe get invited to a lot of open houses,â€ť said Jim, smiling.
The couple met when they were both teaching at Webster Elementary School in Plymouth, where Linda spent 22 years, and Jim 28 years before moving on to Riverside Elementary.
A twist in Lindaâ€™s career came in 1987, when she prepared to return to teaching after a six-year break to have children. While she was gone, computers had been put into the school.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Marshall County 4-H Drill Team will be honoring the men and women of the Armed Forces Sunday, July 10 at 7 p.m.
The team lead by Harry Eskridge has been using the opportunity to open the county fair with their patriotic ceremony since 2002.
In addition to the Drill Team equestrian performance, the ceremony will include an honor guard from Grissom Air Force Base, a flyover escorted by Tom Flynn, the North Judson American Legion, the Plymouth National Guard, and the Culver Pipe and Drums.
ARGOS â€” Plymouth policeman John Wier and his K-9, Rex, have been working together for 4 1/2 years.
â€śI love watching him work â€” itâ€™s fun watching him find drugs or find the bad guy,â€ť said Wier.
Wier and Rex will be at the Marshall County 4-H fair Tuesday, along with Indiana State patrolman Ryan Lebow and his K-9, Bosco. Together, the dogs will demonstrate how K-9s can sniff out drugs in a car, chase down criminals, or aid in extracting unwilling people from a vehicle. According to Wier, itâ€™s all fun and games to the dogs.
They say when one door closes, another opens. In downtown Culver this week, itâ€™s more a case of when one store closes, another opens.
As reported in a recent edition of this newspaper, The Collectors antique store and The Bear End teddy bear shop may be winding down their many years as fixtures in Culverâ€™s downtown, but a new offering for Culver area shoppers has debuted in the form of Civvies, located at 114 South Main Street (the former site of The Bear End).