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PLYMOUTH â€” Just days ago, the Marshall County Neighborhood Center was scrambling to find funds and other donations to fill the last 111 of the more than 500 applications it received for help for Christmas.
Due to the generosity of the community, they were able to complete the daunting task.
According to the centerâ€™s director Sarah Hendrix, almost all of the applicants were asking for food and other basic needs.
The Pilot News and Martinâ€™s Super Markets asked the residents of Marshall County to send in photographs of their homes all decked out with holiday lights.
Out of all the submissions, the finalist were Rhonda and DJ Frost; Jon and Carrie Weir; and Dan and Genie Marohn.
After careful consideration, Frostâ€™s candy-cane themed home was declared the winner, and the family received a $100 gift certificate to Martinâ€™s.
PLYMOUTH â€” Itâ€™s possible that Marshall County â€” and Plymouth in particular â€”Â will be showing off its singular place in history.
An application nominating the Michigan Road between Madison and Michigan City for historic byway status was submitted to the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Tuesday, Dec. 21. The nomination was submitted by a steering committee composed of individuals from the counties through which the historic route passes. Co-chair of the committee Kurt Garner hopes that the designation will bring other benefits to the area.
PLYMOUTH â€” Oliver Ford has started a new Christmas tradition that it has entitled â€ś20 Days of Giving.â€ť
The Oliver Ford service team of Cody Rhodes, Barry Grosselin and Gayle Lemler â€” as well as the ladies in the office: Gracie Fonseca, Wendy Tapia and Della Egger â€” have been collecting new and gently-used toys for the children of the Marshall County Neighborhood Center and the Heminger House in Plymouth. In return, Oliver Ford gave each person that donated a toy or a monetary donation 50 percent off an oil change, including a spot-free vehicle wash.
Santa and Mrs. Claus (with helpers William and Carolyn Cassell) visited Garden Court West apartments recently, spending time with residents and their families.
ARGOS â€” While a much needed drainage project is being contested, it isnâ€™t coming to a stop.
While Thomas Crowell, a property owner continues to contest the assessment of the project, crews are set to begin work on the south side of Argos.
The project will give some much needed relief from storm water to that side of the town.
LAKEVILLE â€” The Lakeville Lions and LaPaz Lions billed their joint 2010 Toys for Tots campaign, â€śa bigger challenge.â€ť
More than 1,500 toys, 63 food boxes for families with children and six more for senior citizens, record monetary contributions, boxes of donated clothes and winter wear, and a burgeoning number of community volunteers later, the groups certainly met the challenge.
Both Lions clubs spent the past several weeks raking in items, with a single blitz day in each town, as well as donation boxes located throughout the community.
PLYMOUTH â€” It wonâ€™t be long until Marshall County Sheriff Jon Van Vactor will move on into retirement and the Marshall County Commissioners took the opportunity at their Monday meeting to express gratitude for his service.
The Commissioners passed a resolution in â€śâ€¦recognition of outstanding accomplishmentâ€¦â€ť for ensuring the safety of Marshall County residents as well as his contributions to the construction and design of the current Marshall County Correctional Facility.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Marshall County Plan Commission will look at the possibility of a part time director.
That was the charge given to the Commission from the Marshall County Commissioners Monday as the county continues to look at ways to trim spending for the coming year. Commissioner Jack Roose initially made the suggestion that the Plan Commission do a study on the possibility and report to the Commissioners in January.
In the movie â€śA Christmas Story,â€ť 9-year-old Ralphie just wants â€śan official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time,â€ť and throughout this classic tale, Ralphieâ€™s friend Flick takes â€śa double dog dareâ€ť to see if his tongue would really stick to a flagpole.
Was it curiosity to see if a tongue really does stick to a flagpole? Or just a re-enactment ... here, Eleanor Millerâ€™s grandsons Robert Howland and Jimmy Miller have a little film fun and re-enact the famous scene.