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‘Best Loser 2011’ $1,000 team challenge registration deadline Jan. 15

December 14, 2010

PLYMOUTH – Area residents, regardless of age, are being encouraged to take part in a unique, three-month team contest, “Best Loser 2011: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.”
The annual weight loss contest has become a popular challenge, with up to 400 people participating yearly. The reward: a healthier body, renewed lifestyle, higher self-esteem — and $1,000 cash to the winning team.
This is the fifth Marshall County Best Loser challenge.

Contention over Lake of the Woods sewer seat appointment

December 14, 2010

BREMEN — Battles continue around the Lake of the Woods area, this time extending to the lake’s sewer board.
The Lake of the Woods sewer board consists of seven members – four elected and three appointed members. One of those appointments comes from the Marshall County Council and the question of who should be given that appointment became a point of contention during the meeting of the Council on Monday.

Court business is booming in Marshall County

December 14, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Many chalk it up as a sign of the times, but whatever it is, it’s costing a lot of money.
While the economy mends itself slowly, business is booming in Marshall County courts and the Marshall County Council is dealing with ways to pay for it.
The situation is that as there is less money in the economy, there are more court cases. Many are seeking to recover money in small claims court and other venues. Criminal cases — especially those involving alcohol and drugs — are also on the increase.

No injuries as truck sinks

December 12, 2010

Joshua Markin, 25, of South Bend's black Durango became submerged at the Lawrence Lake access site on Olive Trail Friday morning. Markin said he was planning on fowl hunting at the lake and was parked on the ramp access. He said he returned to the truck and it began to move forward. He told officers he couldn’t remember if the truck was in reverse, drive, neutral or park. As the truck neared the water, Markin escaped through the sunroof. When the vehicle was pulled from the lake, it was in park.

Hensler’s cuts annual Statehouse tree

December 12, 2010

HAMLET — A Christmastime atmosphere will fill the air at the Statehouse Rotunda as a magnificent Concolor Fir is moved into the building, bringing with it the citrusy aroma of the holidays.
This glorious tree, which stands roughly 25 feet tall, is a testament to the skill and care of the growers at Hensler Nursery, Inc. in Hamlet.
In addition to providing the tree for the Statehouse, they will also be presenting Lt. Governor Becky Skill-man with an 8-foot Fraser Fir.

Joining Plymouth for the journey

December 12, 2010

PLYMOUTH — This week, the newest campaign to market our community was unveiled. The Wheel of Progress campaign is now beginning to take off after several local stakeholders decided to join together to formulate a brand for the city.
They have decided that “Join Us in the Journey” will be the city’s slogan, after a community-wide survey that was distributed to the public for 10 days in November.

Community party

December 10, 2010

Maddie Steinke tells Santa and Mrs. Claus what her Christmas wishes are.
Photo by Lynn Gildner

Does the county need a full time sign worker? That’s the question before Council, Commissioners

December 10, 2010

PLYMOUTH — To hire or not to hire.
The Marshall County Commissioners continue to debate the replacement of employees in various departments of county government in an effort to meet what continue to be challenging times for the bottom line in the county budget.

Big response to Park Department survey

December 10, 2010

PLYMOUTH — If response is a measure, the level of interest in the Plymouth Park Department is very high.
Superintendent Mike Hite is in the process of the department’s new five year plan and part of that plan involves a community survey about the park, its programs and suggestions for the department. Hite distributed the survey in city water bills, the department’s data base and online to all city of Plymouth taxpayers to get their input on the direction the park is heading.

Signs of the season

December 9, 2010

The sledding hill at Centennial Park has been full of children and adults alike, taking advantage of the recent snowfall.
According to the National Weather Service, with a couple days of sunshine and rain ending the week Saturday.
Photo by Lynn Gildner

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