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2004 Plymouth graduate travels to Ghana

August 22, 2011

PLYMOUTH —Jim Kubley, 26, son of Dr. Rod and Sue Kubley and a 2004 graduate of Plymouth High School, is home for a short visit following a 27 month stint with the Peace Corps.

Jim graduated from Bethel College in 2008 having majored in Economics and Business Administration.
He took some time off, volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club before receiving his nomination and invitation to join the Peace Corps.

Academies students, faculty take local-penned play to international festival in Scotland

August 22, 2011

A group of Culver Academies students and faculty will spend 10 days in Edinburgh, Scotland this month as part of a prestigious invitation from the American High School Theatre Festival to The Fringe, the world’s largest performing arts festival.
According to Culver’s theatre director, Richard Coven, Culver will be one of just 15 high schools representing North America (including two Canadian and one Mexican school) at the festival, which will host some 2,500 different shows over three weeks in August. The trip will be Culver’s second invitation to the event, the first being in 2005.

PHS grad receives clergy grant; makes plans to visit his hometown on sabbatical

August 19, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Next May, Pastor Brett Crump will be taking four months off from his duties as senior pastor at New Palestine Bible Church.
Crump is one of only 19 ministers in Indiana to receive the 2011 Lilly Endowment clergy renewal grant. The grant awards up to $50,000 to ministers to enable them to take time off, travel, and rest.
Crump said that applying for the grant was a pretty involved process.

PHS students on one-to-one ratio with laptops

August 19, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The first day of school on Aug. 17 may have seemed like Christmas to many of the Plymouth High School students. Every student was given a MacBook laptop computer to use at school and at home for the entire 2011-12 school year.
All in all, some 1,300 computers were passed out to students and staff. Faculty members had received theirs prior to the opening day of school and had received specific training on the many ways they can be used to enhance learning.

LaPaz law enforcement to be provided by Marshall Co.

August 19, 2011

LaPaz — LaPaz has been without their own law enforcement since January. Although the town has pursued finding a part-time officer, LaPaz council member Roger Ecker reported to the county commissioners Monday that all of the applicants were unworthy of the position.

Reed seeking funds for stone

August 19, 2011

PLYMOUTH — By Aug. 11, a fundraising effort for a monument reached a milestone: One-third of the way to goal.
John Reed, a local photographer (More Than a Click Photography), manager at Quick’s Lanes, correspondent with this newspaper, and also a brand new father, started a group on Facebook called “Help purchase a grave marker for Margaret and Anna Rash (aka The Apple Twins).”
Within two days, the group has more than 50 members and has raised nearly $300 of the $1,000 needed for a headstone.

Wind turbine meeting draws hundreds

August 18, 2011

Between 300 and 400 people filled the Culver Elementary School gymnasium Saturday morning for what was billed as an informational meeting sponsored by Concerned Property Owners of Southern Marshall County, Indiana. The topic of the day has become a hot one in recent weeks and months in the area: the proposed placement of more than 60 400-plus foot wind turbines across several thousand acres in parts of Marshall and Fulton Counties by Florida based energy company Nextera.

Olp fights disabled discrimation

August 18, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Dennis Olp has overcome many obstacles in his life; beginning with one that changed his life forever in 1983. Heading back to Ft. Bragg as a member of the United States Army, Olp was in a motorcycle crash. Two days later, he was paralyzed during surgery.
He has made it one of his life goals to help coach and educate — not only on the softball field where he currently is coach for the Plymouth Stealth girls fast-pitch team, but also to others he comes in contact with: Parents, fellow coaches, umpires and more.

Police reports: Man dies; squad car crashes; car in house; and more

August 18, 2011

Man crushed by car at salvage yard
PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Coroner’s Office investigated a fatal accident this afternoon at an auto salvage yard in Plymouth.
Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger said 46-year-old Brian K. Lehiy, of Plymouth, died at 2:34 p.m. when a car he was working underneath fell and crushed him.
He was an employee of Hundt’s Auto Salvage on 5C Road in Plymouth.
Cleavenger says the incident remains under investigation and an autopsy will be preformed Thursday.

Culver schools prepare for iPads in every student’s hands

August 17, 2011

By the time most readers hold this, the August 18 edition of this newspaper in their hands, most all of Culver Community’s middle and high school students will have held their brand new iPad personal digital devices in their hands, something about which school officials held a series of meetings about with parents and students the previous week.

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