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July 1st, 2011

New maps increase flood plain area

July 1, 2011

PLYMOUTH — New flood plain maps for Plymouth are scheduled to go into effect November 16, according to Keith Hammond, building commissioner, at the city council meeting Monday. The current maps have been in use since 1977. According to city attorney Nelson Chipman, the ordinance to accept the new maps must be passed in order for Plymouth to receive national flood insurance.
“We are going to have more areas that are considered flood plains than before,” said Hammond later, adding that building on these areas comes with special regulations.

June 30th

Yacht Club exits Cove, combines with 115 Grill

June 30, 2011

While many in Culver may have noticed extensive remodeling to the façade of the new 115 Grill on east Jefferson Street downtown, there’s been a not-so-noticeable change in the business and its sister restaurant, the nearby Yacht Club, which recently opened on the second floor of the Culver Cove resort.
According to John Zehner, developer of both projects over the past several months, the Yacht Club will depart from the Cove and join its operation with 115 Grill (which is located, appropriately enough, at 115 East Jefferson Street), with both entities combining under the Yacht Club banner.

Bremen Fireman's Festival offers family fun

June 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Bremen Firemen’s Festival has been a traditional event in the area since its inception in 1950 that is anticipated by people of all ages.
Firefighters and other volunteers from the community work to ensure that the thousands of annual attendees have much to choose from: Food, music, games, rides, a parade, a waterball competition, fireworks, and more.

Citizens reminded of fireworks ordinance

June 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — As the nation prepares to celebrate another fourth of July Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter wants citizen’s of Plymouth to remember the city’s fireworks ordinance and be mindful of safety.
“Generally speaking we don’t have a problem with people violating the ordinance,” said Senter. “We just feel it’s good from time to time to remind everyone of the stipulations.”
The city’s ordinance regarding fireworks states that:
-Consumer fireworks shall not be purchased by persons less than 18 years of age.

June 29th

Suspicious man visits Bourbon daycare

June 29, 2011

BOURBON — On the morning of April 25, 2011, a man who identified himself as Mike Johnson walked into First Step daycare in Bourbon and began questioning director Becky Wampler, who was taking care of her invalid father, about the facility.
The man said that he had a 2-year-old daughter and he was looking for a daycare for her. Wampler said that although he claimed to have a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, he appeared to be too old to have children that age. After looking into all the rooms, the man sat down on the couch.
“He said, ‘Is this all the children you have?’” said Wampler.

Plymouth PD still looking for new officer

June 29, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Police Depart-ment is still looking for a replacement for Officer Trent Shively, who announced his resignation last month.
Police chief Jim Cox announced at the board of public works and safety meeting Monday that the department had recently completed background checks on the three candidates they have for the position. It was found that one of the candidates had been involved in an underage drinking party in the past, and that when dealing with the Plymouth police, had became belligerent.

Houin appointed PCSC lawyer

June 29, 2011

PLYMOUTH — During a regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday night, the Plymouth School Board officially appointed Jeffery Houin to the position of Corporation Attorney.
Houin is originally from Plymouth and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1996. He competed on the Plymouth Speech Team all except his junior year, when he attended Wentzinger Gymnasium in Freiburg, Germany as a recipient of the Congress-Bundestag student exchange scholarship.

Culver Boys & Girls Club auction dazzles

June 29, 2011

A captivating -- and at times side-splitting -- performance by renowned Indiana University-based a capella group Straight No Chaser provided what attendees doubtless found the perfect end to a perfect evening, at the Culver Boys & Girls Club's annual auction and banquet.
Running through several comedy-laced musical numbers, the group even brought Dianne Osborn, one of the principle organizers of the event, to the stage to croon their rendition of "My Girl" to her, earning appreciative laughs and cheers from the crowd.

June 28th

CAP simulates earthquake flight mission

June 28, 2011

KNOX — The Indiana Wing of Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the official auxiliary of the Air Force, demonstrated their skills on a simulated mission at Starke county airport Friday. A crew of three CAP members and two media representatives boarded an 8-seat Australian bush plane late Friday afternoon after waiting several hours for weather conditions to stabilize.
“The goal today is to photograph the Kankuckee River, looking for infrastructure such as railroad crossings or bridges,” said Lt. Lindsay Shipps. “Most of (CAP's) missions do have to do with aerial photography.”

Argos 1 of 12 to receive GRP incentive

June 28, 2011

ARGOS — Argos High School was named one of 12 high schools around the state to receive the Indiana Graduation Rate Performance incentive. The program was first created in 2009.

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