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3.8 Earthquake shakes Indiana

January 2, 2011

GREENTOWN — At 7:55 Thursday morning many Hoosiers — including a few Plymouth residents — felt the earth move.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, an earthquake initially estimated at a magnitude of 4.2 struck north-central Indiana. USGS later revised its estimate to 3.8. The quake struck just before 8 a.m. and was 3 miles deep, according to the USGS.
The epicenter was located about near Greentown, 15 miles east-southeast of Kokomo, 15 miles west-southwest from Marion and 50 miles north of Indianapolis.

Trains celebrated at museum

January 2, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A special running of the 8-by-40 model train set housed at the Marshall County Museum Wednesday attracted more than 200 visitors, according to Museum Director Linda Rippy.
Within the first 15 minutes the display was opened, there had already been 50 visitors.
Rippy said the display can only be opened when there are enough volunteers.

Day prepares to make second trip to Honduras

December 30, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth High School graduate Katie Day will be embarking on her second mission trip to Honduras next summer.
Day was one of 13 Butler University students to be involved in the week long trip her freshman year and now, as she finishes her junior year at Butler, has taken on an internship this semester that includes the planning and recruiting of volunteers for the project scheduled for May 2011.

Glenn proud but not resting on accomplishment

December 30, 2010

WALKERTON — Things are moving right up for John Glenn High School.
In recent numbers released by the Indiana Department of Education the school earned a passing grade from the federal government in their AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) ratings, a commendable progress ranking from the state of Indiana for Public Law 221 accountability, and the school’s 2010 graduation rate was up almost a full percentage point from a year ago at 92.6 percent.

Plymouth swim alums have a reunion with a cause

December 29, 2010

PLYMOUTH — While many drank hot chocolate by a roaring fire during the holidays, some of Plymouth High School’s hardiest athletes were in the water.
Granted it was the PHS pool — indoors — that hosted what’s become the Christmas holiday tradition of the Plymouth Alumni Swim meet, but those in attendance were there for a good cause: Honoring a long-time swim team supporter and raising some money for charity.

City waits for EDA grant money

December 28, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The city of Plymouth moved to put the final touches on the books for 2010 giving Plymouth Clerk-Treasurer Toni Hutchings the permission to make transfers necessary to finalize budget items for the year.
The Council also passed a more formal resolution Monday allowing the city to transfer funds temporarily from the City Development Fund to the EDA (United States Economic Development Administration) Tech-Farm Fund for cash flow purposes.

One new ordinance for the city; others must wait

December 28, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The city of Plymouth has a new ordinance for its sewer system, but two other ordinances will have to wait.
An ordinance for the city’s pretreatment sewer program was enacted after passing second and third reading by the Plymouth Common Council Monday. The ordinance brings the city in line with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Indiana Department of Environmental Management standards for cities with pretreatment programs.

Christmas by candlelight

December 27, 2010

PLYMOUTH — T’was the night before Christmas and all through the burb all the neighbors were hustling to light up their curb..
Christmas Eve is a flurry of activity at the Nutmeg Ridge subdivision in Plymouth. The residents take special delight in decorating their homes for Christmas each year, but they do not stop at just decorating their homes; each year on Christmas Eve, weather permitting, several residents get together and light up the streets of the entire subdivision with luminaries.

Sharing the holiday spirit

December 27, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The staff at Country Auto in Ply-mouth knows that hard economic times and the holidays in full swing make it difficult for many to get the needed preventative care for their cars and trucks.
Co-owner Jennifer Martin decided to make it a little easier by offering an oil change discount coupon called “Don’t Be a Turkey” in The Shopper and then, just for fun, held a drawing for a turkey dinner.
Tuesday, Martin drew the name of Maria McCloud-Wallace and presented her with the coupon from Martin’s Super Market entitling her to a 12-14 pound precooked turkey with all the trimmings.

CROP walk not a handout, it’s a helping hand

December 27, 2010

PLYMOUTH — People around the world have been touched by Marshall County residents for the past 27 years and this year was no exception.
The recently completed Church World Service CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk was able to raise a large amount of money once again this year to combat hunger all over the world. The original walk in Marshall County nearly three decades ago was organized by the Plymouth Church of the Brethren and they continue to be the central sponsor but there has been lots of help from other organizations over the years.

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