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Patriot guard honors, remembers

September 12, 2011

PLYMOUTH —On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the September 11 tragedy, members and friends of the Plymouth Phi Delta Kappa joined with the Indiana Patriot Guard Riders to honor and remember those serving in the military now and those that have been lost, along with the EMS, firefighters, and police everywhere. The event began at the Phi Delta Kappa facility on W. Harrison Street with a processional of riders through the city, a solemn ceremony at Oakhill Cemetery and a fundraiser.

10 years later: Former area residents talk about how 9/11 changed their lives

September 12, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Three young boys, full of life, will always remind Katie Benedict Friedman of the events of 9/11.
Katie (Culver Community High School 1991 grad) and her husband, Seth, decided to start a family soon after the World Trade Centers toppled a few short miles from their place of work in downtown New York City.
“I really think that it had to do with the attacks,” said Katie, observing the antics of her three sons, Nathan, 8, Isaac, 6, and Elijah, 4. “Life is short.”

Culver residents, past and present, saw 9-11 attacks firsthand

September 10, 2011

As the entire country prepares to remember the event which arguably defined the lives of a generation -- the attacks on America on September 11, 2001 -- during this, the tenth anniversary of its occurance, we pay a visit to two Culverites (one past and one present)
who were there for the attacks. It happens both men were at the Pentagon that day for work-related reasons, though both have somewhat different perspectives on the attacks.

RANDALL HARPER

Commissioners discuss 2010 treasurer audit

September 10, 2011

KNOX - The results of the audit conducted on the 2010 records for the county treasurer has been returned. The results were discussed at a special meeting Friday evening that was conducted by Starke County Council President Mark Smith, and Starke County Commission Pesident Dan Bridegroom, and Starke County Commissioner Kathy Norem.

Audit report in: Starke Auditor finds error totaling hundreds of thousands of $

September 9, 2011

KNOX — The 2010 Starke County Treasurer's audit has been released by the state. And according to the report, Starke County Auditor Kay Chaffins has been successful in locating hundreds of thousands of dollars that appeared to be missing due to errors in record keeping.
Because of the condition of the treasurer's records, the state had to rely upon the Starke County auditor's funds ledger, unsettled receipts, receipts in transit and an outstanding checklist.

American Oak Preserving Company Inc. announces another Starke County expansion

September 8, 2011

NORTH JUDSON — Charlie Vorm, president and CEO of American Oak Preserving Co, Inc., with international headquarters in North Judson and the Starke County Economic Development Foundation (SCEDF) announced the beginning of construction on a new 6,000 square foot structure by American Oak. The new building will be a refrigerated structure that will be used for the short-term storage and sale of Christmas trees and wreaths coming from a supplier in North Carolina from approximately Nov. 15 through Dec. 15.

Grant covers first 100

September 8, 2011

PLYMOUTH — As the preparation for the New Tech High School within the Plymouth High School building moves forward, funding for the project is also keeping pace.
During a school board meeting this week, Superin-tendent Dan Tyree said they have been able to receive commitments for $311,000 from grants and community members who are sponsoring a room.
Tyree explained that the $311,000 covers memberships and staff development for the New Tech that is scheduled to enroll the first 100 students in the 2012-13 school year.

Revised plan in place in case of nuclear plant leak

September 8, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Donald C. Cook nuclear plant, in Bridgman, Mich. is 45 miles from Plymouth.

“We are within what’s considered the 50 mile ingestion pathway,” said Clyde Avery, Marshall County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director to the county commissioners Tuesday.

Avery said later that the only municipalities not in the ingestion pathway are Culver, Argos, and Bourbon—although they would feel the impact if a release were to occur.

Petitioners hope to remove Monterey from Culver school system

September 8, 2011

Last weekend, a group of eight in the Monterey area gained petition signatures from the crowds attending the town's busy Monterey Days Festival, to add to the more than 300 names it already had gathered in hopes of Monterey’s Tippecanoe Township de-annexing from the Culver
Community School Corporation and instead joining the Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation. If accomplished, the move could eventually signal the loss of hundreds of students from the Culver system.

L’Max Film Fest: both feel-good favorite and tearjerker ending (heating donations still sought)

September 7, 2011

If Friday evening went spectacularly better than hoped for organizers of the 4th annual Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival “Gift of Warmth” event, which raises funds and collects winter wear for area needy children and their families, the weather rained on the proverbial parade of Saturday evening’s offerings to the community.

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