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Board hears budget estimates

September 19, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Ply-mouth School Board adopted the 2011 budget, the capital projects plan and the bus replacement plan during its meeting this week.
The board held a workshop Aug. 19 on the matter and then advertised the budget and plans both Aug. 20 and Aug. 27. A public hearing was held at the last school board meeting Sept. 2.
The budget was set at $33,370,294. Assistant Sup-erintendent Rodger Smith said, “This goes to the Department of Govern-ment Financing and we anticipate cuts.”
The capital projects plan was submitted for $4,391,410.

Tayler-made camo

September 17, 2010

Tayler May, a PHS senior, shows her camouflage colors during Spirit Week for Homecoming. Tonight’s Home-coming will see the Rockies face Elkhart Memorial at 7:30 p.m.

Sale items and specials

September 17, 2010

Budd Treat (right) adjusts hangers as Dr. Rod Kubley browses the selection at Treat’s Squire Shop during the Old Fashioned Sidewalk Sale Days that continues through Saturday in downtown Plymouth.

Shoved student gets minor injuries at PHS

September 17, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Police were called to Plymouth High School earlier this week after an incident involving two female students.
According to information received from the Plymouth Police Department, one student was shoved by the other making her fall into a glass display case.
The glass broke and one of the students did receive minor cuts, according to the report.
Plymouth Schools Superintendent Dan Tyree said, “I’m 100 percent supportive of the principal’s handling of the situation. Fortunately it was minor, but it could have resulted in a major injury.”

Show your support for the Pride of Plymouth

September 16, 2010

PLYMOUTH – For band members around Northern Indiana its Plymouth High School’s Pride of Plymouth Marching Band Harvest Festival time and some parents and boosters are hoping to give the program a financial boost.
Jeff and Lenore Jones of Anco Office Products in Plymouth are teaming up with the band to publish a program for the event and they are looking for businesses and individuals who support the program to show their backing by purchasing an ad for their business, or for their favorite band member.

Columbus Day a victim of the economy for city employees

September 16, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth’s Common Council has made it official: There is one less paid holiday on the calendar for city employees and Plymouth firefighters will have the equivalent of two less.
Mayor Mark Senter’s administration presented a paid holiday calendar with the normal 13 paid holidays that had always been presented over the years, and that schedule came into question by the Council. Consensus of the Council members was that the city needed to adopt a calendar more in keeping with the private sector, which in many cases, offers as few as eight days a year.

Annual show will help Shop with a Cop

September 16, 2010

PLYMOUTH – It’s the first sign of Christmas – this Saturday’s annual Shop with a Cop Car Show at Centennial Park in Plymouth.
The seventh annual event will have some of the hottest cars around and helps to raise money for the annual Plymouth FOP #195 Shop with a Cop program that takes area kids in need on a shopping trip at Christmas time.
“Normally we have about 125 to 150 cars to benefit Shop with a Cop,” said Bill Andrews the events organizer. “Breakfast and lunch will be served, we have top 50 awards and drive by judging, and of course lots of door prizes and giveaways.”

Homecoming candidates get a lift

September 16, 2010

This year's PHS homecoming court is (from left): Erin Kinney, Matt Scheetz, Megan Schenk, Mitch Good, Lindsay Renz, Sam Compton, Haley Smart, Josh Phillips, Meagan Barron and Sean Smith. Homecoming is Friday night when the Rockies will take on Elkhart Memorial. Pilot photo/Rusty Nixon

Public, downtown merchants hear about Main Street

September 16, 2010

PLYMOUTH — A committee — formed by Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter several months ago to pursue ideas that could revitalize the downtown area — met last night.
The seven committee members invited interested community members and downtown merchants to attend the meeting as well.
The committee has members from the Plymouth Redevelop-ment Commission, PIDCO and the Plymouth Park Board.
Guest speaker was Shae Kmici-kewycz of the Indiana Main Street Program.

Academies students part of opening ceremonies of World Equestrian Games

September 16, 2010

Members of the Black Horse Troop and Equestriennes practice for the opening ceremonies of the World Equestrian Games. The students will perform before 25,000 people at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Saturday evening, Sept. 25. This is the first time the World Equestrian Games have been held in the United States and segments will be broadcast nationally on NBC, starting Sunday, Sept. 26. This is the first time that members of the Troop and Equestriennes have performed as one unit. The Lancer Band will perform with the riders during an exhibition on Sunday, Sept. 26.

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