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Mayoral candidates release platforms

September 27, 2011

Senter names top priorities for reelection

PLYMOUTH — Incumbent mayoral candidate Mark Senter released the following main topics for reelection.

Culver school board updated on iPads, budget

September 27, 2011

Members of Culver Community Schools’ board of trustees received an update on the iPad program for Middle and High School students at their Monday night meeting. In May, the trustees approved a contract with Apple for $150,000 to supply each student grades 7 through 12 with an iPad for use as a supplemental teaching tool. Albert Hanselman, administrator, introduced Cameron Turney to give the board members her unbiased opinion of the iPad.

Dems attend annual Jefferson Jackson dinner

September 26, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The annual Jefferson Jackson Democratic Dinner held Sunday night featured three speakers.
Speaking at the event were Brendan Mullen, 2nd Congressional District Democratic Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives; Nancy Dembowski, currently serving in the Indiana State House of Representatives; and Pete Buttigieg, Democratic candidate for Mayor of South Bend.
Mullen said, “What is needed is family, fellowship, hard work and service.”

Rainy ride raises funds for program

September 26, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Chilly weather complete with a downpour of rain on Saturday didn’t keep 60 motorcycle riders from participating in the 4th Annual Ride for “Shop with a Cop-Christmas for Kids.”
The ride started at Young Amphitheatre in Plymouth and took riders to Rochester, Bass Lake and then back to the American Legion hall in Plymouth. Following the ride, a meal and auction were held as well.
One of the organizers, Jeff Stewart said, “We can’t thank the community enough for their support in monetary and gift donations.”

Triplet saw nearly 5 decades of change in Culver's pharmacies

September 26, 2011

Culver resident Jean Triplet may represent the last local link to the bygone days of small-town pharmacies, so well remembered by many here. After 49 years in the business, Triplet has retired from CVS Pharmacy in Culver, though her earliest years behind the drug-store counter were at beloved local pharmacy Mr. T's.

Culver council won’t weigh in on wind farm controversy

September 23, 2011

Culver's town council has dropped any plans to hear from the Florida-based energy company propsing a wind farm in the Fulton and Marshall County area, after members cited too many differences of opinion to hope to reach a resolution on the matter.
Discussing a suggestion made by some audience members the council's previous meeting, that the council should take a position on the controversial project, council member Ed Pinder said members discussed the matter.

Pink fundraising a success

September 23, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The baked goods were already selling out.
Pink cupcakes, cookies, rice crispies, and other sugary treats covered a table near the entrance of the Plymouth soccerplex Thursday night. Stacy Scheetz, faculty organizer for Plymouth High School’s Operation Leadership group, cautioned spectators entering the stadium to buy before there was nothing left.
The bake sale was part of Operation Leadership’s weeklong efforts to raise money for the Nancy Jaynes memorial scholarship. Jaynes was a teacher at PHS for 30 years before passing away due to breast cancer in 2008.

Lauck interim for LaVille

September 23, 2011

LAKEVILLE — The Union-North United School Board unanimously approved the appointment of Julie Lauck as interim Superintendent.
Lauck will officially begin with the corporation Oct. 3 to coincide with the departure of current Superintendent Dr. Terry Barker.
Barker was recently named as Superintendent of School City of Mishawaka.
Lauck, who resides in New Carlisle, will be working with the Union-North Corporation three days per week, but will also be available for any pressing matters that should arise.

Female inmate dies at Marshall County Jail

September 22, 2011

Georgina Orofre, an inmate at the Marshall County Jail, died Monday unexpectedly. An autopsy performed Wednesday indicated that Orofre had died of natural causes. Marshall County coroner Bill Cleavenger attended the autopsy along with an Indiana State Police investigator. Cleavenger said that there was no evidence to indicate that Orofre's death had any connection to her incarceration for approximately two weeks prior to her death. Orofre received immediate medical care by the jail staff prior to the arrival of Plymouth paramedics.

Falloween Fest this weekend in Walkerton

September 22, 2011

WALKERTON — Fun, food and fundraising come together at John Glenn High School again this weekend for the third Falloween Fest Sept. 23 - 25.
“It’s business as usual here at the school as everything sets up,” said Glenn Principal William Morton. “Then for three days the festival takes over and it’s back to business as usual.”
The unique fundraiser brings in money for scholarships for Glenn students and has raised over $32,000 for the cause. It is also a unique way for the school to interact with the community.

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