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Culver rolls out red carpet for injured veterans

September 1, 2011

Culver rolled out the red carpet and opened its heart recently for the families of several wounded U.S. veterans, something organizers hope will become an annual affair.
What began as an almost chance conversation between Culver Academies' International Director Tony Giraldi (also a 1975 graduate of the school) and a few members of the school's board of trustees, became a collaboration between a number of national, international, and local organizations to make some very positive things happen for veterans' families.

Nursing home gets 'report card from state'

September 1, 2011

PLYMOUTH — When a loved one moves into a nursing home, friends and family want to know that they will be safe and well cared for. One of the ways families can find a good nursing home is by looking at the number of deficiencies the establishment has received in its yearly state inspection. A deficiency could be as big as a health code violation or as small as a single insect.
Pilgrim Manor in Plymouth has been deficiency-free for the past two years, a fact that they are very proud of. Dawn Fogle, activities director, attributes their success to teamwork.

Maxinkuckee Environmental Council, Fund announce opposition to wind farm project

August 31, 2011

The Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council (LMEC) and the Lake Maxinkuckee Enironmental Fund (LMEF) released a statement last week formally announcing they do not endorse a wind farm project proposed by Florida energy company NextEra. The statement notes the organizations “would like to clarify and comment upon statements made in NextEra Energy Resource’s paid advertisement in the Culver Citizen on August 11.”

Pro wind forces set up Internet site

August 31, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A local group has decided to step into the battle over the wind in Marshall County.
NextEra Corporation’s proposed “wind farm” project in Marshall and Fulton Counties has brought a storm of controversy from property owners opposed to wind turbines in the county, especially around Lake Maxinkuckee. While the opposition to the wind projects have made their position clear another group of residents has their own take on the controversy.

Mayor meets with Consul General of Mexico; discusses goals for city's Hispanic population

August 31, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The new Consul General of Mexico in Chicago, Eduardo Arnal, visited Plymouth Tuesday afternoon.
Arnal met with Mayor Mark Senter as part of his Indiana tour to discuss some of his goals for the Hispanic population under his jurisdiction (Illinois, Wisconsin, and the northern part of Indiana).
Arnal mentioned immigration issues, saying that a common question he gets is why Mexicans do not enter the U.S. legally.
“The answer is easy,” said Arnal. “Because it’s impossible. Not difficult—impossible.”

AYP grades in for Plymouth

August 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — As a corporation, the Plymouth Schools have achieved an “A” rating by the Indiana Department of Education for 2011.

Ratings for the individual schools in the corporation ranged from “A” in all four elementary buildings to a “D” at LJH. Riverside Intermediate is ranked as a “B” school and Plymouth High School as a “C” school.

Bremen schools get 'A' from DoE

August 30, 2011

BREMEN — “We have worked long and hard to earn that,” said Bremen school superintendent Russ Mikel Monday, of the school’s exemplary rating from the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE).

This is the first year that Bremen schools have received an A.

The state’s rating system is based on Public Law 221, an accountability system for grades K-12.
Schools are placed in one of five categories: A (exemplary progress), B (commendable progress), C (academic progress), D (academic watch), or F (academic probation).

Teens work on career goals at Club

August 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Cheyenne McIntire and Dakota Nussel know what they want to be when they grow up.

Both freshman in high school, the two students are not letting their youth get in the way of accomplishing their career goals. In addition to taking special classes at Plymouth High School, McIntire and Nussel are both participating in the Boys and Girls Club program called Career Launch.

The once-a-week class is taught by program director Andrea Schoof, who hopes to add job shadowing to the program for the first time this year.

UPDATE: Semi driver had a medical condition

August 29, 2011

The Marshall County Coroner’s Office investigated a fatal truck accident Friday on U.S. 31 south of Argos, where 61-year-old Jerome D. Seward of South Bend was pronounced dead.

L’Max film fest fourth outing is new and improved

August 27, 2011

The fourth annual Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival, “A Gift of Warmth,” will feature a grand assortment of “fabulous ‘50s” films, kicking off with a gala sponsors’ evening Friday, September 2. As mentioned in last week’s edition of this newspaper, this year’s sponsor’s evening will have a “twist”: six film shorts created and produced by students in Purdue University’s Film and Video Studies department. Each short, says festival committee chairman Gary Shaffer, is five to eight minutes long, and students act in, direct, and produced the films.

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