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February 8th, 2011

2011 Culver Lake Fest in the works, will 'honor our heroes'

February 8, 2011

The Culver Lake Fest committee encourages residents to think…summer! Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 15 through 17, the 28th annual “Culver Lake Fest” will “Honor Our Heroes.”
Mike Overmyer, Lake Fest Committee President, said, “We are very excited about this year’s theme, and we want to pay tribute to the heroes that live and have worked in our community and just say thanks for their service to our country.”

February 7th

Monopoly Tournament Feb. 11 at PPL

February 8, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Public Library is hosting a Monopoly Tournament Friday, Feb. 11 for students in grades sixth through twelfth. There is no cost to attend. Prizes will be awarded and pizza, pop and snacks will be served. Register before Thursday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. in person at 201 N. Center St. or online at
The schedule is as follows:
10:15 to 10:45 — Sign in. (You must sign in by 10:45 a.m. to play.)
10:45 to 11:00 — Table assignments and rules explained
11:00 to 12:30 — Semi-finals
12:30 to 1 — Eat and tabulate scores

February 6th

Culver library looks at labor costs

February 6, 2011

An in-depth look at the Culver-Union Township Public Library’s finances took center stage at the library board’s first meeting of 2011 last month.
The meeting began with the introduction of newest board member Joan Bess, recently appointed by Culver’s Town Council.
Board Treasurer Alfred Nyby, from a handout he distributed to board members and projected onto a screen, presented a report focusing on trends in library spending and receipts past, present, and future.

February 4th

Eleanor Boys Blank, former publisher, president of The Pilot Co., dies at 98

February 4, 2011

Eleanor Boys Blank led a full life, most of which was devoted to helping others. This she learned from her father and mother.
Eleanor died peacefully in her sleep Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 in Jarales, New Mexico at the home of Richard and Wendy Cordova, who were her caregivers.
Family life
Eleanor Cornell Boys Blank was born in Plymouth to Samuel Evan and Florence Riddick Boys June 18, 1912.  She was the fourth of five children. She graduated from Plymouth High School and Indiana University, Bloomington. While at IU she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority.

Bourbon loses officer, friend

February 4, 2011

BOURBON — The Bourbon Police Department, Town of Bourbon and the community lost one of its most memorable leaders and friends Friday morning.
Bourbon Assistant Police Chief and town council member Gary Collins, 49, was found unresponsive at his home at approximately 5 a.m. Friday morning. He was rushed to Kosciusko Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead from natural causes, of an apparent heart attack.
It was reported that after working a 3 to 11 p.m. shift the evening prior, Collins had returned home and went about his normal routine.

United Way says thanks to donors and volunteers

February 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — It’s been a celebration 50 years in the making and United Way of Marshall County took the time Thursday evening to say thank you to volunteers and donors in its 50th Anniversary campaign at Christos Banquet Center.
The United Way’s annual recognition dinner took time to highlight all the campaign’s heroes and gave a chance for current Campaign Chair Melissa Owen to pass the torch to next year’s Chair Chad Dreibelbis.

February 3rd

Argos library offers ancestry library edition

February 4, 2011

ARGOS — The Argos Public Library (APL) now offers its patrons the availability of Ancestry Library Edition which is powered by Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to the library and delivers billions of records all at no cost to APL library users. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more.

Iwo Jima memorial service Feb. 23 in Indy

February 4, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — For most, Feb. 23 is just another day in February, but for some WWII Veterans, it is a reminder os something much more important. It marks the 66th year anniversary of the most historical day of WWII, the seizure of Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima, Japan. Some Americans remember the historical flag-raising by five Marines and one Navy Corpsman, but few will understand the epic battle for Iwo Jima that cost the United States 4,590 lives and wounded 24,096 Marines and Sailors.

LaVille open house Feb. 10

February 4, 2011

LAKEVILLE — Residents of the Union-North United School District interested in seeing the completed renovations to the LaVille Jr.-Sr. High School are encouraged to take a walk through the media center, auxiliary gymnasium, main office and front hallway during an open house planned for Thursday, Feb. 10 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. The school is located at 69969 U.S. 31, Lakeville. For more information call Dr. Terry E. Barker, 574-784-8141.

Donors' gifts enrich lives at Culver Millers

February 3, 2011

When beloved, life-long Culver businessman and community servant Bill Snyder died last year, his family knew they wanted to do something to thank the staff and administration at Miller's Merry manor nursing home in Culver not only for all they did for Snyder, but for all they do in general. Recently that appreciation manifested itself tangibly in a large, brand-new, flat-screen television for use in Millers' dining room, something which will benefit all residents as well as staff.

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