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First church in Plymouth celebrates 175 years

February 1, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Although area residents pass by the Plymouth First United Methodist Church on Michigan Street in Plymouth day after day, they may not be aware of the rich history that goes with the building and congregations past and present.
The church will observe its 175th anniversary this year.  After serving as a mission station with a circuit-riding pastor, William Farns-worth for five years, the church was formally organized in 1836 as the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Musicians return home for weekend of shows

February 1, 2011

NASHVILLE — Some old friends will be coming to the area for a musical reunion of sorts next weekend as the band Winchester Fletcher will play a Friday night show, Feb. 11 at the Bear’s Den in Argos and then hit the stage at the Dandelion in Plymouth the next night, Saturday, Feb. 12.
The band features two familiar names to the area in Justin Hall and Bill Rice, who have been making a name for themselves with the band in Nashville. Hall decided it was time to come home for a visit.

Culver Clem's Groundhog Day declaration

February 1, 2011

CULVER -- Due to the sad demise of Culver Chuck, whose career was calamitously concluded last year, Punxsutawney Phil, plenipotentiary of prognostication for predicting winter's end, has pronounced that Culver Clem will serve on a probationary period for our area.
Culver Clem has candidly cautioned that his career curve doesn't coincide with Chuck's but will call with caution his conclusions for this year.
Explaining that Daylight Savings Time has drastically dulled and disrupted his disposition, he duly noted that he would retreat to his den for six more weeks.

Delays, closings and postponements

February 1, 2011

• Triton schools are closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 1 due to weather.
• Evening activities Feb. 1 have been postponed for Argos, Bremen, Oregon-Davis, Knox and John Glenn as well as for Ancilla College. The Plymouth Schools canceled evening events and rescheduled its school board meeting on Thursday night.

• The annual Rebuilding Together open house for Wed. Feb. 2 has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Life Enrichment Ct., 1305 W. Harrison St.

Updates will be provided as received regarding extra-curricular activities this evening.

'A carnival of lids' to help provide Riverside benches

January 31, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Calvary Lutheran’s pre-school program is hoping to put Riverside Intermediate School on the bench — literally.
Riverside’s ecology program is currently collecting plastic lids — for example those on beverage bottles, spray cans and margarine tubs — for a special recycling project.
According to Jill Montgomery, an ecology sponsor at Riverside, the recycled tops will be sent to a company in Terre Haute to be converted into benches for the school.

Culver chili supper will benefit food pantry

January 31, 2011

The Culver Community Council of Churches, together with the Culver Lions Club, is sponsoring the annual “Chili Supper” from which all proceeds go to the Culver Food Pantry.
The event will be held Friday, February 5 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Railroad Station in Culver. Freewill donations will be accepted at the door. All are welcome to this community event.

Heartland Camera Club calendar set

January 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Heartland Camera Club has set its 2011 calendar for the year and invites the public, from beginners to advanced amateurs, to attend the monthly meetings. Held at the Life Enrichment Center, 1305 W. Harrison St., Plymouth, attendees with digital or film cameras can learn more about how to take better photographs every second Thursday of the month. Meeting dates include: Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, and Dec. 8.

Farm Outlook meeting Feb. 4

January 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Purdue Extension Marshall County Office and Farm Bureau Insurance are holding Purdue Farm Outlook meeting Friday, Feb. 4 at the Marshall County Extension office in room 304 of the Marshall County Building, 112 W. Jefferson St., Plymouth. It will start at noon with lunch provided and being subway sandwiches, chips, and drinks. At 12:30 p.m., Dean Payne, Farm Bureau Insurance Ag Specialist, will provide an update on crop insurance. At 1 p.m. Chris Hurt, Purdue Agriculture Economist, will provide the current snapshot of the farm economy for 2011 and address questions.

Bremen Public Library offers computer classes

January 30, 2011

BREMEN — The Bremen Public Library will begin a four-week series of introductory computer classes beginning Thursday, Feb. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. These classes are designed for beginning computer users with limited or no previous computer experience. Each class session will be two hours and build upon the skills presented in the previous class. All sessions will include “hands-on” work on the library’s laptop computers. Registration for the classes is required and begins Jan. 27. There is no charge for residents of German Township.

“Fight like a girl, Christina!” Community rallies around O-D student during cancer battle

January 29, 2011

HAMLET — “Fight like a girl, Christina!” has become the rallying cry for the Oregon-Davis Bobcats in support of their team manager, Christina Rotering. Rotering is battling lymphoblastic lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgskin’s Lymphoma that usually occurs in children. She was diagnosed with this cancer in May 2007, but, to everyone’s relief, went into remission three months later. The cancer became active again in her spine in August 2008, but she entered a second remission.

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