August 14th, 2014
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Saint Michael‚Äôs Catholic School held first day classes Aug. 13. The small parochial school houses 175 students across preschool to eighth grade.
Principal Amy Weidner has been working with staff and faculty to get ready for the upcoming 2014-2015 year, including implementing new state standards as of July 1.
‚ÄúWe work with Notre Dame Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). We are creating our own curriculum based on the new standards for all of the core areas,‚ÄĚ she explained.
MARSHALL COUNTY ‚ÄĒ The Board of Zoning appeals had a full slate of cases to review Tuesday, including a request to waive the property setback requirements in order to build a garage on a piece of property.
In this case, the board said the property owner, Carl Crow could not show a hardship to allow a variance. He owns a second piece of property adjacent to the lot in question, which, if combined into one parcel would provide the space he needed to build the garage and comply with regulations.
City Attorney Sean Surrisi requested approval of a high speed rail memorandum or ‚Äúhandshake‚ÄĚ that while does not tie Plymouth down to any contracts or deals yet for the proposed high speed passenger train project, shows their interest in the possibility of the project.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Two arrests have been confirmed from a warrant served on a residence in Plymouth yesterday morning.
According to a press release from the Indiana State Police - Bremen Post, the arrests came about as a result of a seven month investigation conducted by the Indiana State Police Criminal Interdiction Team.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ This year's run for Freedom Park will be a bit more colorful, with the addition of three color stations. The event is on track for Saturday.
In a color run, walkers, runners or anyone taking part is dusted with colored corn starch at various points throughout the event. This is a twist added onto what is shaping up to be a good turnout, organizers said.
The event is to help raise funds for the proposed Freedom Park project, an all-inclusive playground that will eventually be located at the Hoosiers Old Wheel Pavilion.
MARSHALL COUNTY ‚ÄĒ In a workshop following the County Council meeting on Monday, county auditor Penny Lukenbill explained how the calendar contributed to an unusual budget crunch for Marshall County's multimillion dollar budget.
Instead of raises, the employees will take home a 27th paycheck. this is the equivalent to a 4 percent wage increase, Lukenbill told the council.
‚ÄúThe way I calculated that extra pay was keeping the same rate as this year, everybody their hourly or bi-weekly rate stays the same,‚ÄĚ said Lukenbill.
MARSHALL COUNTY ‚ÄĒ The Marshall County Board of Zoning Appeals approved the request of the local ABATE motorcycle club to hold its' end of summer fundraising bash on private property at 10B and Upus roads.
The issue came up before the board last month, but was tabled until additional information and concerns could be addressed. Security, traffic control and sanitary concerns were discussed and documentation submitted by the organizers.
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Nancy L. ‚ÄėGiGi‚Äô (Hammond) Blackburn
Aug. 15, 1942 - June 28, 2014
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, June 28, 2014, at her home in Plymouth, the Angels came for Nancy to take her to her Eternal Rest. She was surrounded by her loving family, and a close friend, as she silently and peacefully slipped away with the Angels.
Nicole R. Beguin
Oct. 5, 1990 ‚Äď Aug. 9, 2014
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Nicole Renee Beguin, 23, passed away at Memorial Hospital of South Bend from injuries due to a motorcycle accident on Saturday morning, Aug. 9, 2014.
Born in Plymouth on Oct. 5, 1990, Nicole was the daughter of Dwight J. and Julie A. (Durham) Beguin.