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August 19th, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” The 2015 proposed budget totals $11.61 million and includes increases to cover the cost of elections, fire hydrant fees, a new computer system and employee insurance.
Toni Hutchings, clerk-treasurer for the city, said these items are included in the money to be allocated to the financial board and clerk treasurer - $980,744 - which is a 10.97 percent increase from last year.
North Judson-San Pierre Schools will have their regular board meeting August 19, 2014. Posted here is the proposed agenda for the meeting.
BUDGET ADOPTION & REGULAR BOARD MEETING AGENDA
North Judson-San Pierre Board of School Trustees
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 7:00 P.M.
Central Office Board Meeting Room
801 Campbell Dr.
North Judson, IN 46366
Executive Session 6:00 PM
I. Call to Order
II. Adoption of the 2015 Capital Projects Plan
III. Adoption of the 2015 Bus Replacement Plan
IV. Adoption of the Advertised Budget Reduction Resolution
PLYMOUTH â€“ The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced today that the New U.S. 31 between South Bend and Plymouth opens to traffic Thursday, Aug. 21.
Some restrictions will remain on the north end of the project near South Bend and the south end near Plymouth through the end of the year as construction continues.
The new U.S. 31 is 20 miles of divided, four-lane highway between the U.S. 20 Bypass in South Bend and U.S. 30 near Plymouth.
PLYMOUTH â€” Runners, walkers and people in wheelchairs came out to support the Freedom Park Color Run Saturday. The annual event is a fundraiser for the planned playground for children of all abilities.
The annual run was updated this year with a little color, of the colored corn starch variety, bringing people to the finish line speckled in pink, blue, purple and green.
PLYMOUTH â€” The number of bullying incidents reported to the state this year by Lincoln Jr. High School was not accurate, school officials said. That number is being amended.
Of the 60 incidents reported, only about three were determined to be actually bullying incidents that meet the reporting criteria. The others were simply reports which included name-calling and other actions not fitting within the bullying criteria, according to Assistant Principal Craig Hopple.
BOURBON â€” A workshop to help teachers and staff identify the signs of someone contemplating suicide was offered the day before students returned to school last week.
â€śWe are going to take probably one of the hardest things youâ€™ll ever have to do and make it simple, notice I did not say easy. It is never easy,â€ť began Hunter Randall corporate trainer for the Bowen Center.
NAPPANEE --- The contestants are getting ready for the Miss Apple Blossom Scholarship Pageant as part of the Apple Blossom Festival next month.
Application deadline is just hours away -- 5 p.m. Friday -- so there is still a chance for late entrants.
This will be the 39th pageant. The pageant is meant to be educational, fun and most of all, memories of a special hometown event.
Pam Shaw is the Pageant Coordinator. She has been on the Festival committee for 14 years.
Through her seasons of dealing with the scholarship pageant, she has come away impressed with the level of competition.
BREMEN -- If ever there was an important tradition in safe hands, it is Bremen's Junior Miss.
The 50th Distinguished Young Women's program took place Saturday night in a very welcoming Bowen Auditorium on the high school campus.
Brooke Bahr took the 2015 title with ease. Her vocal solo and guitar playing alone, her commanding stage presence, the bounce in her routine separating her from the pack in the fitness competition . . . there was little doubt the best competitor this night won it all.
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Brian Hamilton analyze the Big Ten entering the 2014 season.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” Purdue Extension has been part of the agricultural heritage of Marshall County and other counties throughout the state for a century. That milestone will be commemorated Saturday at the Plymouth Farmers' Market.
The celebration will take place Saturday Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Plymouth Farmers Market on the corner of Garro and River Street.