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Part 1 of 5: Administrators talk about the 'Internet Generation' and the one to one computer initiative

September 13, 2011

Gone are the days of toting heavy textbooks. Instead, some area junior and senior high school students have lightened their load to about 5 pounds — the weight of an Apple MacBook computer.
This school year is the first that many area schools have embraced the one to one computer initiative, providing each student with a computer of their own for use in class and at home.
Most schools doing one to one are using MacBooks, with the exception of Culver Community — they decided to go with iPads for every student.

Easy budget hearings lead to hard choices

September 13, 2011

PLYMOUTH — After a relatively quick and painless hearing process on the 2012 budget, the Marshall County Council found itself in a unique position for budget adoption — room to maneuver.
And while the hearing process may have been relatively painless, the confirmation was not.
“I thought this was going to be an easy year,” said Councilperson Judy Stone. “It turned out to be one of the toughest.”

Academies building projects bring major changes, top-notch facilities

September 12, 2011

It's been hard for Culverites to miss signs of some of the major construction projects underway at Culver Academies lately, many of which represent significant changes and enhancements not only to the campus, but in a broader sense, to the entire community.

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.

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