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Giving every child an education with special needs is challenging and necessary

August 1, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — Last year the state of Indiana estimated there were 1.03 million students for the 2013-2014 school year. Of those, 170,014 were special education students and preschoolers with disabilities between the ages of five and 22.
“Not getting help can affect a child mentally and emotionally. It even turns a kid off sometimes to school and they don’t want to learn anymore, and it then turns out that maybe they become a behavioral problem and the issue is that they’re really struggling with a subject like math,” said Director of Special Education for Plymouth Schools Michele Riise.

Argos Town officials confirm visit from Blueberry Festival board

August 1, 2014

ARGOS/PLYMOUTH — Although negotiations for space the 2015 Marshall County Blueberry Festival won’t even begin until after this year’s festival has come and gone, steps towards long-planning continue. The 2014 festival will mark 48 years of holding the Labor Day weekend festival in Plymouth.
Representatives from the Blueberry Festival Board have reportedly looked at several alternative sites throughout the county as a “what-if” back up in the event that the festival would move from Centennial Park in Plymouth.

Mooney’s Ice Cream Parlor is bringing 36 flavors of ice cream to Plymouth

August 1, 2014

PLYMOUTH — For the love of ice cream and ice cream lovers there’s going to be a new location to get hand dipped cones in Plymouth. Mooney’s Ice Cream Parlor’s grand opening will be Aug. 8.
“There’s three principals that I plan to follow to maintain a successful business here,” said Jon Webster, co-owner of Mooney’s. “You have to give a good product, a good portion at a good price and maintain a clean inviting family friendly atmosphere. I am going to do all three and more.”

Blueberry Festival carries high price tag

August 1, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Blueberry Festival is gearing up for its annual celebration of the small purple fruit. But for the show to go on, the festival has to have the funds to stage the show.
As a 501(c)3, the Blueberry Festival has to reinvest much of the funds that it raises to go back into equipment and other costs.
“A lot of it is from sponsors,” said Festival Board President David Caldwell. “We get sponsorship from different people.”
Two sponsors include Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center and Gillsingers, who gives over $1 million in equipment to the fair to use.

Police arrest man for child molesting

August 1, 2014

PLYMOUTH — A 67-year-old man from Texas who has been staying with family in Plymouth was arrested Friday and accused of sexually assaulting a female child under the age of 14 who was known to him.
Jonas Salazar Olvera was taken into custody at 8 p.m. Friday by Plymouth Police at his residence. He is charged with a felony, child molesting, and he is being held on a $115,010 bond.

Gas leak has been contained; repairs continue

August 1, 2014

PLYMOUTH — A gas line broken early today has been contained, according to local officials.

The leak was caused during construction near the intersection of Oak Road and Harrison Street. Oak Road was closed from Jefferson Street to Pidco Drive. Harrison street is closed from Eighth Street to Oak Road.

Drivers should avoid the area by finding alternate routes for travel as repairs are continuing on the line.

Bremen Public Schools provides school supply list

August 1, 2014

BREMEN: The attached file lists is recommended supplies for first through eighth grade. The list for kindergarten was not available at this time.

Triton Elementary provides list of needed school supplies

August 1, 2014

BOURBON — Triton Elementary students are expected to have the following supplies when school begins on Aug. 13.

KINDERGARTEN
Gym Shoes-Velcro & Socks
Backpack-LARGE size without wheels
Please do not label the following supplies with your child’s name:
Glue sticks 6-Elmer’s Brand
Watercolors-1 eight-color plastic case
Erasers-1 pink Pearl Brand
Tissues-2 boxes of 250 count
Pocket folders-4 (no plastic) *Sturdy type/picture folders (no prongs)
1 small bottle of Hand Sanitizer
3x5 Index cards-100 white lined-Oxford Brand
Scissors-Fiskars-blunt end

John Glenn Schools provides supply list

August 1, 2014

WALKERTON — The following is a list of supplies by grade level by school.

North Liberty Elementary School
The following items are needed by all students:
• Two boxes sharpened pencils #2 yellow only
• Two regular boxes facial tissue
• One container of disinfecting wipes
• One bottle of hand sanitizer
• Gym shoes – non marking soles with name written inside
• One ream of white copy paper is requested for each child

KINDERGARTEN
• One 3-hole zipper pouch
• One plastic pencil box
• One pair of Fiskers brand safety scissors
• Four boxes of 24 count crayons

Argos Community Schools provides school supply list

August 1, 2014

ARGOS — The attached file is the supply list for elementary and Jr. High school grades.

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