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Local alcohol board approves renewals

August 6, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — A half-dozen automatic renewals were approved at the monthly meeting of the county's alcohol beverages commission meeting.

One additional application is pending the outcome of a violation in which alcohol was sold on Christmas. The business representative said the equipment failed to lock out the purchase as it was supposed to do, allowing the clerk to proceed with the transaction.

City zoning board OKs odor control station; sign requests

August 6, 2014

PLYMOUTH — In response to complaints about odors from a Michigan Street sewer, the City will set up an odor control station after the Board of Zoning Appeal approved the request Tuesday evening.

Also approved were various sign requests, including 14 at the Applebee's restaurant. These include new awnings which feature the restaurant chain's new branding.

A complete report on the zoning variances granted is in today's Pilot News.

Pink bench honors memory of mother

August 6, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth High School graduate John Stillson's essay in a scholarship contest sponsored by Ounce of Prevention, stirred the emotions. So much so, that the local breast cancer awareness organization decided to recognize him in a special and heart-felt way.

John Glenn HIgh student handbook will address e-cigarettes

August 6, 2014

WALKERTON — The John Glenn School board approved changes to the high school student's handbook yesterday, including adding a policy statement regarding electronic cigarettes and video-taping of students.

These were some of the changes that school officials say is necessary to stay current with technology while protecting concerns such as student privacy.

In other action the board approved the purchase of $90,000 worth of chromebooks; heard an update on the tennis court project on campus; and were given an overview of the proposed $16 million budget for next year.

VIDEO: ND Football camps start

August 5, 2014

VIDEO: ND Football Camp Starts

VIDEO: What should Pacers do next?

August 4, 2014

VIDEO: What should Pacers do next?
Sports Illustrated's Matt Dollinger explains what the Indiana Pacers should do next in wake of Paul George's unfortunate leg injury.

One step closer with each cup of lemonade

August 4, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Organizers of Alex's Lemonade Stand at Jellystone Campground were hoping this Saturday's event would top last year's fundraiser to fight children's cancer, as lemonade, golf cart washes and raffles combined to raise money in honor of two area children who died this year from cancer.

The event is organized by residents and guests at the campground. This year's goal was $6,000.

The story of Ryan Beining, an eight-year-old boy from Plymouth who died in March is featured in today's Pilot News.

Agreement reached between FEMA and ham radio

August 4, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — An agreement between FEMA and ham radio operators means that an alternative method of communication is available in the case of local disasters. That method is ham radio operations.

Marshall County already has five radios available for use.

For more on this story, read today's Pilot News.

Giving every child an education with special needs is challenging and necessary

August 1, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — Last year the state of Indiana estimated there were 1.03 million students for the 2013-2014 school year. Of those, 170,014 were special education students and preschoolers with disabilities between the ages of five and 22.
“Not getting help can affect a child mentally and emotionally. It even turns a kid off sometimes to school and they don’t want to learn anymore, and it then turns out that maybe they become a behavioral problem and the issue is that they’re really struggling with a subject like math,” said Director of Special Education for Plymouth Schools Michele Riise.

Argos Town officials confirm visit from Blueberry Festival board

August 1, 2014

ARGOS/PLYMOUTH — Although negotiations for space the 2015 Marshall County Blueberry Festival won’t even begin until after this year’s festival has come and gone, steps towards long-planning continue. The 2014 festival will mark 48 years of holding the Labor Day weekend festival in Plymouth.
Representatives from the Blueberry Festival Board have reportedly looked at several alternative sites throughout the county as a “what-if” back up in the event that the festival would move from Centennial Park in Plymouth.

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