September 18th, 2014
WALKERTON -- Walkerton Elementary School is giving its students not only an opportunity to compete with each other, but to do good in their community to help others, specifically children with childhood cancer.
Principal Tim Davis and his staff organized a planned four-week cancer awareness donation drive during the month of September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. All proceeds will go to the childrenâ€™s oncology department at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.
CULVER â€” Hosted by the Culver Chamber of Commerce, the Culver Wine Fair features six Indiana wineries offering their wares at the Culver Cove Resort on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Tickets to the event are $15 per person prior to the event, and $20 the day of the event. Wineries in attendance will be People's Winery, Hopwood Winery, Easley Winery, Harmony Winery, Whyte Horse Winery, and Trader's Pointe Winery.
INDIANAPOLIS â€“ Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced a new mobile voter registration app in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day. The app allows Hoosiers to register to vote, along with many other services, via their smart phone.
Hoosiers are encouraged to register to vote using the new app for National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 23, a massive 50-state effort to encourage civic participation.
WASHINGTON D.C. â€“ Rep. Jackie Walorski released the following statement after voting in favor an amendment to H.J. Res. 124, the Continuing Appropriations Resolution for 2015 that gives Congressional authorization to assist and train carefully vetted members of the Syrian opposition.
The amendment passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 273-156.
ARGOS â€” Argos and Plymouth have experienced many dramatic finishes to their girlsâ€™ soccer matches over the years. Wednesday nightâ€™s make-up game was no exception as Hannah Harrellâ€™s header tied it for the Dragons with about a minute to go in the match.
Neither team created many chances in the first half with only three combined shots on goal. The Rockies created a nice opportunity late in the first half as Allie Wright got to the endline and around the Argos defense, only to have it smothered by keeper Jenni Fishburn.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was a big early win a week ago at Northridge, for Plymouthâ€™s Rockies the challenge this week is to avoid the letdown that sometimes accompanies that win.
â€śWe know it was a big win, but the challenge only gets greater now,â€ť said Plymouth head coach John Barron. â€śYou have more and more people from the outside telling you how good you are. If we start believing that weâ€™re in trouble. We are a good football team â€” donâ€™t get me wrong â€” but weâ€™ve gotten there by working at it.â€ť
PLYMOUTH -- The Republican part of Marshall County will hold a caucus on Sept. 25 at the Marshall County Republican Headquarters to fill a vacancy in the office of the Plymouth City Clerk-Treasurer.
Toni Hutchings, the current clerk-treasurer, will be stepping down at the end of September to retire.
Currently, Jeanine Xaver, an employee of the clerk-treasurer since 1987, has cast her hat into the ring to be nominated for the position Hutchings is retiring from.
PLYMOUTH -- The meeting of the Marshall County Board of Health met Tuesday to discuss the future of health educator position in Marshall County. The position has not been filled since September 2013, when Sally Read last held it.
PLYMOUTH â€” A Marshall County Grand Jury returned an indictment on Sept. 16 against former county highway superintendent, Neal Haeck.
Haeck, who worked for the county for 33 years before retiring on May 2, is accused of theft of county property valued at about $12,000. This theft concerned scrap metal and is believed to have occurred sometime between 2012-2013, according to a press release from the prosecutor's office.
Betty Jean Dilts
July 7, 1931 â€“ Sept. 14, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Betty Jean Dilts, 83, passed away Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2014 at her residence after an illness.