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Plymouth board holds public hearing on project

November 19, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth School Board held a public hearing last night concerning a proposed Capital Improvements and a Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB).
Following the public hearing, the board voted 4-0 to move forward with the estimated $4,205,000 project. Board member Melissa Christiansen was absent from the meeting.
The hearing was held per Indiana statute. Projects more than $1 million or more in construction costs require a public hearing.

Shop with a Cop season in full swing

November 18, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The season is upon us — Shop with a Cop season, when FOP Lodge #195 makes it possible for several local children to enjoy a Christmas that they might not otherwise have.

Local businesses are thinking global

November 18, 2010

PLYMOUTH — What action steps should Marshall County take to compete in a global economy?
This was the main question discussed at the Community Conversation on Economic Development held at Swan Lake Wednesday. 

Earthworks whole-house Christmas sale this weekend

November 18, 2010

DONALDSON — It’s that time again... time for the Earthworks Whole House Christmas Sale.
Every holiday-decorated room in the Earthworks House, 9815 Union Road, across the lake from Ancilla College and convent, will be filled with items for sale, most all of them $5 or less.
The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20,
The Sisters and their friends offer rummage sale goodies (recycled, polished, ready for giving), hand-crafted items, many made by local artists and Earthworks homemade breads, oils, and jellies and jams.

Monterey’s Smith rocks Indianapolis

November 17, 2010

Taylor Smith, a seventh-grader from Monterey, performed last month at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Indianapolis at a standing-room-only show her mother — Monterey Elementary School teacher Stephanie Smith — describes as “fabulous.”

Commissioners make purchases, hope to sort another

November 17, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office will have new squad cars — that will be trucks.
The Marshall County Commissioners opened bids for four new vehicles for the department that will be four door, four wheel drive pick up trucks, replacing four sedan cruisers in the fleet. Representatives of the sheriff’s office explained that the vehicles hold their value longer than sedans and have a greater resale at trade-in time. It was also said that several other local sheriffs departments have added pick-up trucks to their fleet and that they would be useful in bad winter weather.

Board discusses work in southern Marshall County

November 17, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Work will begin to start to alleviate some drainage issues around the town of Argos.
The Marshall County Drainage Board accepted bids for work to be done on the Myers Ditch that is on the town’s southwest side near the Madras Packaging facility.
The board received four bids for the work with the low bidder — J.D. Excavating — being awarded the work with a bid of $105,450. The project had an estimated cost of $114,474.

Fire rips through business

November 16, 2010

BREMEN — A quiet Sunday quickly became dangerous as a major fire swept through two buildings at a local business and threatened nearby residences.
The accidental fire at Standard Glass Co., 404 N. Bowen Ave., happened in two wooden shop structures. Bremen Fire Department Chief Jerry Lanning said individuals were working on cars inside one of the buildings and the problem began when a wood stove was ignited.

Glenn continues state spelling dominance

November 16, 2010

WALKERTON — Chemists may want to examine if there is something in the atmosphere near John Glenn High School that somehow makes one an outstanding speller.
Saturday, John Glenn High School’s Spell Bowl team accomplished what is becoming a traditional feat — winning the state championship. For the 15th time in the last 24 years, the JGHS spellers captured the Div. 2 Spell Bowl State Championship with a score of 86 of 90 words spelled correctly at Purdue University.

County continues to debate replacement hiring

November 16, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County continues to work out employment issues in the wake of its tightening budget.
In order to meet constraints earlier in the year the Marshall County Commissioners suggested a policy to the Marshall County Council of a freeze on any new hiring and in order to continue to reduce costs, also suggested that the county adopt a reduction of employees by attrition — by not replacing employees in any department that decided to retire or leave for other employment.

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