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Benefit Banks open at Plymouth food pantry; Heart and Hands

July 20, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Rebecca Griffy, director of Heart and Hands in Plymouth, told a tragic story involving a homeless family she and other staff were trying to help receive federal assistance for medical care.
Because of a mistake in filling out paperwork, a woman in the family passed away before she could receive care. Hard to understand forms and the move of information to the Internet, said Griffy, is taking a toll on people who desperately need help.

Commissioners support central dispatch study

July 20, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Centralizing the dispatch of emergency personnel around Marshall County will be the focus of a study by an ad hoc committee in the coming months.
Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter came before the Marshall County Council a week ago, urging such a move and he — along with County Councilman Ward Byers — came before the Marshall County Commissioners to gain their support for the study.

At 76 years young, Culver resident readies for national skating competition

July 19, 2011

The fact that Herb Kilber of Culver is participating in the USA Roller Sports National Indoor Speed Championships in Fort Wayne later this month is noteworthy. The fact that he’s 76 years old is all the more unusual.

LaVille parking lot should be done on time

July 19, 2011

LAKEVILLE — With an Aug. 2 school registration date for LaVille Elementary School, the expanded parking lot project and restoration of the current parking lot already in progress must continue to move forward.
According to Principal John Farthing, Phend & Brown contractors have assured him that the paving, striping and drying process will be completed by the registration deadline.

County bridge project 'under the gun'

July 19, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Delays in the 13th Road bridge project have begun to draw fire from county officials as the project officially passed its first extended completion deadline Monday.
Jeff Million of DLZ, the supervising engineer for the county on the troubled project, told the Marshall County Commissioners the contractor, Isom Construction, was aware that they were “…under the gun,” drawing the comment from President of the Commissioners Kevin Overmyer that “…They were under the gun the day they moved in here and it’s all because of things they’ve done.”

Oliver's 2nd annual Car Show BBQ a success

July 18, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The sweltering sun didn’t seem to deter either car buffs or barbecue fans Saturday as a crowd gathered behind Oliver Ford.
Attendees were there to play in cornhole tournaments, check out the endless rows of impressively polished cars, and enjoy some summer barbecue. Proceeds from the day’s event went to benefit St. Michael’s school.
“We give to all of the schools in our community, and this event is for St. Michael’s,” said Jennifer Houin.

Marshall County schools assess ISTEP results

July 18, 2011

LAKEVILLE — Despite the fact that the ISTEP (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress) 2011 scores for the Union-North United School Corporation went up, administrators are not satisfied with the results. Corporation–wide, the scores from testing of grades 3-8 went from 70.8 percent passing to 72.4 percent in the combined English and math data.
A long-range plan to raise student achievement that has been in the works for several weeks was presented to the school board as a first draft at the last board meeting.

East shore of Maxinkuckee featured on July 23 historical bike tour

July 17, 2011

The Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver is once again partnering with the Bike Barn, 103 E. Lake Shore Drive, this time to present a tour-by-bicycle of the east shore of Lake Maxinkuckee, on Saturday, July 23, at 9:30 a.m.

Local monument turns 75 on Marshall County's, Culver’s anniversary

July 17, 2011

DESCENDANTS OF ORIGINAL PIONEER FAMILIES SOUGHT

One of Culver's least -known historical monuments will celebrate its anniversary later this month as plans begin to bring it more recognition.
Located on state-owned property at the southeast corner of State Road 10 and Queen Road, the hand-carved stone commemorates the arrival of Marshall County's first party of European settlers 175 years ago, on the afternoon of July 26, 1836.

Faulkners’ return to area brings medical expertise, community appreciation

July 14, 2011

A recently-returned couple whose presence here has enhanced Marshall County’s medical offerings spent some time last Thursday discussing their journey with Culver’s Kiwanis Club at the Yacht Club restaurant on Jefferson Street.

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