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Minor injury sustained in rollover

March 7, 2011

Sunday, at 6:39 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. 30 and Rose Road, Marshall County police and Plymouth fire/paramedics responded to a rollover crash.
Michael Landau, 62, of Canby, Oregon, was later treated for leg and back/neck pain after the single-vehicle crash.
Landau was traveling east on U.S. 30 when he lost control on the ice-covered road surface. He slid off the highway on the south side, going down a small embankment and rolling over several times before coming to rest on the driver’s side.

Student successfully using iPod to communicate

March 7, 2011

PLYMOUTH — It’s not surprising to hear that many 12-year-olds love using their hand-held electronic devises for playing games and chatting with friends, but the one that Travis Louckes uses is far from just a way to pass the time.
Travis, who has been diagnosed with autism complicated with a communication disorder, is non-verbal. Up until about a year ago when he received to his first iPod, his family and teachers would have to guess at what he needed or wanted. Now, he simply shows those around him what he needs by tapping on an icon or typing out a word.

Music you can bank on

March 7, 2011

Chad Van Herk, familiar to many in Culver as the manager of the local First Farmers Bank, charmed his audience at Culver’s REAL Meals last week with a mixture of original and familiar songs, which he sang to his own guitar playing. The audience was singing along with his last two numbers, “What a Wonderful World” (popularized by Louis Armstrong) and the Guy Lombardo classic, “Enjoy Yourself.” Van Herk said he’s been playing for more than 14 years and even has cut a CD a few years ago, which is available online.

Census’ Culver numbers could hurt, says Council

March 4, 2011

Recently-released census figures have come in indicating Culver’s population is down by about 200 persons, a matter which will impact the town of Culver’s funding in coming years.
This was part of the discussion at last week’s regular meeting of the Culver Town Council, during which Town Clerk Casey Howard ran some of the numbers.
The year 2000 census indicated Culver had a population of 1,539, said Howard, while the 2010 poll shows 1,353. Council member Ed Pinder asked Howard if she had any theories as to the change.

Plymouth senior shows power of Poetry Out Loud

March 4, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — It is said that poetry is a universal language and Plymouth High School senior Christina Green has brought that language to life.
Christina finished second recently in the Indiana Arts Commission’s Poetry Out Loud state competition in Indianapolis. The competition involves choosing, memorizing and reciting three works of poetry to be judged by a panel. Winners of the single school competitions then proceeded to Indianapolis for the state championship.

Culver teachers at the statehouse: local faculty discuss controversial legislation, perception of their profession

March 3, 2011

Last week was a memorable one for Indiana politics, and that may go double for six Culver Community Schools teachers, who (using personal days on their own time) spent the day at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis last Tuesday, in the midst of heated protests and attention surrounding two controversial pieces of legislation.

National Register to consider Bremen landmarks

March 3, 2011

BREMEN — Within the next year, two local landmarks could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Working with Bremen historian RT Henke, Plymouth architect and preservationist Kurt Garner hopes to secure the designation for the Bremen Depot and the town's water storage standpipe.

The honor comes with potential financial benefits.

"Being on the registry helps you in getting grants and so forth for future projects," Henke said. "In a lot of cases it gives you points, because it is an important consideration. This really is a good thing to do."

21 arrested in roundup

March 2, 2011

Early Monday morning, dozens of officers from area police agencies in Marshall County worked in collaboration to round up 21 individuals who were wanted on drug-related arrest warrants.
The Indiana State Police, in cooperation with the Plymouth Police Department, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the Bremen Police Department, spent the better part of the early morning hours going door to door in search of the wanted individuals.

Mayor gives State of City

March 2, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Things are going well, even in difficult economic times.
That was the message in Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter’s “State of the City” address to the Common Council in its session last night.
Senter began his message praising the patience of Plymouth residents and the work of city employees.
In particular, Senter praised Plymouth Clerk-Treasurer Toni Hutchings for providing the city with a third straight balanced budget.

Snoccer brings challenges all its own

March 2, 2011

LAKEVILLE — The first time for an event can be the toughest, but the elements may have provided an even tougher obstacle to Newton Park’s Snoccer event this weekend.
“We had people asking us if we knew how tough it was to kick a ball in the snow — especially when it just stopped right where you kicked it,” said Irish Saunders of Hoosier Tire, one of the event’s organizers. “We ended up cutting down the time for a half to 15 minutes because it was so tough, but everybody had a great time and it was a great event.”

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