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Culver pantry has banner season -- thanks to local kids, volunteers

January 23, 2011

If Culver area youth were to hold drives for the Culver Council of Churches food pantry year-round, says pantry Director Leroy Bean, the shelves would likely always be stocked and the coffers full of funds. Bean knows whereof he speaks: between November 15 and December 20, the pantry took in 4,258 pounds of donated items, and a good share of it came through the efforts of local young folks.

Trone, one architect of Culver planning, part of long legacy of Culver service

January 21, 2011

Culver's Pete Trone began his service on Culver's planning and zoning boards for which he was recognized by both the Culver Board of Zoning Appeals (in late November), and the Town Council (in December) 34 years ago.
Trone's father, Donaldson, arrived at Lake Maxinkuckee around 1904 when Donaldson's parents rented the old Norris farm on the east shore of the lake. That first summer, the family came by train and rented a horse and wagon, says Pete. Don Trone was 11 or 12.

Life Enrichment Center hosts 'Health Week' activities

January 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH —  The Marshall County Council in Aging will offer several activities to the public during "Health Week" at the Life Enrichment Center, 1305 W. Harrison St., Plymouth.
Tuesday, Feb. 8 Dr. Carrie Cadwell will be on hand from noon to 2 p.m. to speak on "Understanding Anxiety and Depression in Older Adulthood." 
Wednesday, Feb. 9 Dr. Randazzo will speak at 8:30 a.m., Angie Stopzcynski with the South Bend Medical Foundation will be on hand from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and Ancilla College will offer a blood pressure/glucose reading clinic from 1 to 2 p.m. 

National anthem and halftime singers, performers sought

January 21, 2011

The Ancilla College athletic department is looking for individuals or groups to sing the National Anthem at the beginning of the women’s basketball games.

Ancilla is also looking for individuals or groups to perform during half-time.

If you, someone you know or a group would like to perform please contact Dianna Cooper ASAP at 574-936-8898 ext. 384.

The following dates are available to perform the National Anthem:
Wednesday, January 26th 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 9th 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 19th 1:00 p.m.

Book club meets Saturday

January 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The City Center News and Books is sponsoring an in-store book club. 
Its first meeting will be a “meet-and-greet” tomorrow, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m., at the bookstore. The first book choice, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will be presented to participants.
All book lovers are invited to join this group.

Police incidents 1-21-11

January 21, 2011

Icy road to blame for accident
PLYMOUTH — Icy road conditions were blamed for an accident that happened Tuesday morning at 9B Road east of Fir Road in Plymouth. Crystal Overmyer, 18, Plymouth, had been driving a 2003 Chevy Cavalier east on 9B at 7:55 a.m. when it began to slide. She lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road and into a utility pole. Overmyer complained of pain from the accident but refused treatment at the scene.

Man’s death being investigated

Young Author's Conference is Feb. 24

January 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Reading Council is hosting its annual Young Author’s Conference Feb. 24 at Lincoln Jr. High at 6 p.m.
The guest author being featured this year is Helen Frost. Frost is the author of Monarch and Milkweed and six novels-in-poems for readers in elementary, middle school and high school.

Senter makes it official, he's running for a second term

January 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Current Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter made it official Thursday morning, speaking to the monthly Republican breakfast when he announced that he will seek a second term as Mayor of the city.
Saying he loves his job, Senter went on to thank his wife Leanne; City Attorney Nelson Chipman; Clerk-Treasurer Toni Hutchings; the Plymouth Common Council; department heads and employees of the city for their help and patience during his first term. He also called his recently deceased father, Wayne, his inspiration.

Prank causes concern over social networking

January 20, 2011

PLYMOUTH — What started as a prank by two former students has pushed the Plymouth School Corporation into high gear to develop a policy on social networking outside of the classroom.
Two former band students sculpted a 7-foot high snow creation in the front yard of Plymouth band director Bryan Ames’ Knox home. The risque statue depicted a part of the male anatomy.

Bridge work continues around Marshall County

January 20, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Projects at two county bridges continue to proceed as planned.
Jeff Million of DLZ — construction manager for the reconstruction of the 13th Road bridge — reported to the Marshall County Commissioner that the project was finally making headway after some initial difficulties. Pile driving for the piers had been a problem for crews.

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