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Maxinkuckee Environmental Council, Fund announce opposition to wind farm project

August 31, 2011

The Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council (LMEC) and the Lake Maxinkuckee Enironmental Fund (LMEF) released a statement last week formally announcing they do not endorse a wind farm project proposed by Florida energy company NextEra. The statement notes the organizations “would like to clarify and comment upon statements made in NextEra Energy Resource’s paid advertisement in the Culver Citizen on August 11.”

Pro wind forces set up Internet site

August 31, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A local group has decided to step into the battle over the wind in Marshall County.
NextEra Corporation’s proposed “wind farm” project in Marshall and Fulton Counties has brought a storm of controversy from property owners opposed to wind turbines in the county, especially around Lake Maxinkuckee. While the opposition to the wind projects have made their position clear another group of residents has their own take on the controversy.

Mayor meets with Consul General of Mexico; discusses goals for city's Hispanic population

August 31, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The new Consul General of Mexico in Chicago, Eduardo Arnal, visited Plymouth Tuesday afternoon.
Arnal met with Mayor Mark Senter as part of his Indiana tour to discuss some of his goals for the Hispanic population under his jurisdiction (Illinois, Wisconsin, and the northern part of Indiana).
Arnal mentioned immigration issues, saying that a common question he gets is why Mexicans do not enter the U.S. legally.
“The answer is easy,” said Arnal. “Because it’s impossible. Not difficult—impossible.”

August 30th

AYP grades in for Plymouth

August 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — As a corporation, the Plymouth Schools have achieved an “A” rating by the Indiana Department of Education for 2011.

Ratings for the individual schools in the corporation ranged from “A” in all four elementary buildings to a “D” at LJH. Riverside Intermediate is ranked as a “B” school and Plymouth High School as a “C” school.

Bremen schools get 'A' from DoE

August 30, 2011

BREMEN — “We have worked long and hard to earn that,” said Bremen school superintendent Russ Mikel Monday, of the school’s exemplary rating from the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE).

This is the first year that Bremen schools have received an A.

The state’s rating system is based on Public Law 221, an accountability system for grades K-12.
Schools are placed in one of five categories: A (exemplary progress), B (commendable progress), C (academic progress), D (academic watch), or F (academic probation).

Teens work on career goals at Club

August 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Cheyenne McIntire and Dakota Nussel know what they want to be when they grow up.

Both freshman in high school, the two students are not letting their youth get in the way of accomplishing their career goals. In addition to taking special classes at Plymouth High School, McIntire and Nussel are both participating in the Boys and Girls Club program called Career Launch.

The once-a-week class is taught by program director Andrea Schoof, who hopes to add job shadowing to the program for the first time this year.

August 29th

UPDATE: Semi driver had a medical condition

August 29, 2011

The Marshall County Coroner’s Office investigated a fatal truck accident Friday on U.S. 31 south of Argos, where 61-year-old Jerome D. Seward of South Bend was pronounced dead.

August 27th

L’Max film fest fourth outing is new and improved

August 27, 2011

The fourth annual Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival, “A Gift of Warmth,” will feature a grand assortment of “fabulous ‘50s” films, kicking off with a gala sponsors’ evening Friday, September 2. As mentioned in last week’s edition of this newspaper, this year’s sponsor’s evening will have a “twist”: six film shorts created and produced by students in Purdue University’s Film and Video Studies department. Each short, says festival committee chairman Gary Shaffer, is five to eight minutes long, and students act in, direct, and produced the films.

August 26th

Union-North superintendent leaving for Mishawaka top spot

August 26, 2011

LAKEVILLE — The Union-North United School Corporation will be seeking a new superintendent within the next few weeks to replace the current superintendent, Dr. Terry Barker.

Although the official announcement by the School City of Mishawaka has not been released, Barker began the task of informing Union-North School board members Friday afternoon that he is heading to the Mishawaka top leadership job.

He also met with the administration teams of the LaVille Schools after the students were released Friday.
Dr. Barker came to the LaVille Schools in July of 2009.

61-year-old semi driver dies in crash

August 26, 2011

ARGOS — The driver of a semi truck died Friday after going off the road into an embankment on US 31 south of S.R. 10, according to Marshall County coroner Bill Clevenger.
Clevenger is currently investigating the cause of death and the 61-year-old driver's name is being withheld pending notification of family members.
The truck ran off the road around 11 a.m. Argos Police responded to the crash with additional assistance from Marshall County Police.

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