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Argos home burns

January 27, 2011

ARGOS — A fire ripped through a residence on Michigan Street in Argos Tuesday night.
Neighbors of Cynthia Salyers alerted her and her family to the fire in their home before Argos firemen were called to the scene about 8:16 p.m.
“The family was watching TV, and the neighbors alerted them to the fire,” said Argos Fire Chief Mark Dean. “It was in the attic and they had about 12 inches of insulation in there. They had no idea there was a fire.”
Dean said that the fire was mostly confined to the ceiling and the attic of the home.

Season of entertainment set for Encore

January 27, 2011

PLYMOUTH — It’s a new year and that means a new lineup of entertainment from Encore Performing Arts.
It promises to be an exciting and groundbreaking year for Encore as they expand the successful “Dinner and Music” series to include two shows this year and also work in conjunction with two other local agencies to bring acts in for the first time as well as unveiling a new website for the organization.

Fees for plastic bags may become law

January 27, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Indiana could be joining other areas around the United States and the world if proposed legislation concerning charging for plastic bags in retail stores makes its way through the Indiana legislative process.
Representative Shelli VanDen Burgh of Crown Point (D-District 19) authored House Bill 1521 that was read on Jan. 20, and then referred to the Committee on Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development.
The summary of the bill reads as follows:

Governor Daniels visits area; big night for Elliotts

January 27, 2011

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels made a stop in Culver Wednesday evening, sampling the fare at the Corndance Cafe, and meeting and greeting people at the Culver-Oregon Davis basketball game (which Culver won 89 to 45). Besides Daniels' presence, it was a big night in Culver for the Elliott family. Young Trent, a player on the team, scored 33 points during the game, which dad Kyle Elliott coached. Across town at the same time, meanwhile, Kyle's father John Elliott was awarded Citizen of the Year by Culver's Lions Club for his generosity and caring in the community.

Library program focuses on youngest readers

January 25, 2011

BOURBON — The Bourbon Public Library began a new program geared to promote reading at the earliest age. “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” is for children birth through preschool and anyone can read to the child, any book (even the same book repeatedly) or attend Story Time at the library Thursdays from 2 to 2:45 p.m.

Magic of Culver’s ‘dance age’ showcased in Feb. program, exhibit

January 25, 2011

"Dancing" today may evoke images ranging from celebrities on television competitions to little more than flapping arms and legs in place, but time was when dances at Culver were affaris to be remembered, and social events to which young ladies from Indianapolis to South Bend dreamed of being invited.

Culver firemen test hovercraft on Maxinkuckee ice

January 24, 2011

Members of Culver's volunteer fire department braved the frigid temperatures Saturday morning as they test-drove a hovercraft privately owned by Dave Rayburn of Goshen. The craft, which would be custom-made for the department according to rescue and safety standards, would be used primarily for ice rescues if purchased. Funding for the purchase would come from both the department's town-based budget and the Union Township budget. Township Trustee Jerry Greason -- as well as Township board member Bill Githens -- was on hand to observe.

Bremen teachers' contract shelved for now

January 24, 2011

BREMEN — Teachers at the Bremen School Board meeting last Tuesday hoped to have approved a tentative contract they had reviewed with the school superintendent. What they found instead was a decision to table the agreement between the Bremen Educators Association (BEA) and the Bremen Public Schools for “further study” by the board.

Bill may require school to start after Labor Day

January 23, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Indiana public schools could be updating calendars for the 2013-14 school year if a bill introduced into the Indiana State Senate Jan. 5 continues to be met with approval.
Senate Bill 0171, concerning restricting start and end dates for school calendars, was introduced on first reading Jan. 5, 2011 and was then referred to the Committee on Education and Career Development.
Originally authoring the bill were Dennis Kruse, District 16; Mike Delph, District 29, and Scott Schneider, District 30.
On Jan. 13, Frank Mrvan, District 1, signed on as co-author.

Boys & Girls Club ‘jazzing it up’ for fundraiser

January 23, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Boys & Girls Club of Marshall County will celebrate another successful year while raising money to continue their programs at this year’s February fundraising dinner with the theme “All That Jazz.”
“Last year the theme was ‘Fire and Ice’ and it was a theme I’d always wanted to do,” said the club’s director, Billie Treber. “This year Mary Beth Listenberger said we’d do ‘All That Jazz’ since it’s something that she’s always wanted to do.”

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