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Make Regular Blood Donation a New Year’s Resolution

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December 23, 2013
Make Regular Blood Donation a New Year’s Resolution

    12/24/13 With the beginning of a new year comes a fresh start. New Year’s resolutions are often made to form good habits and reach new goals. This New Year’s, the American Red Cross encourages people to resolve to help patients in need through regular blood donations. As the winter season continues, blood...
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Celebrate the New Year with a First Day Hike on Jan. 1

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December 23, 2013
Celebrate the New Year with a First Day Hike on Jan. 1

  12/24/13 Usher in the New Year with other outdoor lovers at one of the many First Day Hikes, and one First Day Horse Ride, offered Jan. 1 at Indiana’s state parks and reservoirs. First Day Hikes are a healthy way to start 2014 and a chance to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and...
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November Unemployment Rates

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December 22, 2013
November Unemployment Rates

  12/23/13 Indiana gained 25,500 private sector jobs in November, the largest one-month increase in The Hoosier State on record.   All employment sectors saw significant growth, with the exception of the leisure and hospitality sector, which was unchanged for the month.  Employment sectors experiencing the largest increases in hiring over the month were Trade,...
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2013 School Accountability Grades Released

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December 22, 2013
2013 School Accountability Grades Released

  12/23/13 Schools across the state have finally been given accountability grades for the 2012-2013 school year that they can share with the public. School corporations were given preliminary grades and given an opportunity to appeal a few weeks ago; however, the final release of grades to the public had to wait until the...
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Yellow River is on the Rise

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December 22, 2013
Yellow River is on the Rise

  12/23/13 The weather outside is certainly frightful and the National Weather Service has had a flood watch in affect for much of Marshall County over the weekend. Rain all day Saturday and melting snow  combined with rain snow during the day on Sunday for a wintry mix that made drivers wary of slippery...
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Governor Pence Authorizes One-time Bonuses

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December 22, 2013
Governor Pence Authorizes One-time Bonuses

  12/23/13 Friday, Governor Mike Pence sent a letter to State employees authorizing one-time bonuses for State employees once performance evaluations are completed in January. Employees who meet expectations will receive a $500 bonus, those who exceed expectations will receive $750, and those rated outstanding will receive $1,000. Since the bonuses will be funded by...
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Union North Jr. High Raises Accountability Grade from F to C

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December 22, 2013
Union North Jr. High Raises Accountability Grade from F to C

12/23/13 Mitch Mawhorter, Union-North United superintendent, credits much of their success to the efforts of the entire staff and their willingness to keep current in the best teaching methods. Four mornings a week, teachers and administrators meet at 7:20 A.M. for professional development sessions before students arrive. Additionally, administrators hold meetings to plan what...
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Ancilla College announces major gift commitment and matching opportunity

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December 22, 2013
Ancilla College announces major gift commitment and matching opportunity

  12/23/13 In the same month that Ancilla College received a $1 million grant from the Lilly Foundation for developing new programs, the college received a major gift commitment from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The $875,000 gift will be split, with $612,500 being placed in the Ancilla Fund for operations and...
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Christmas in the Park

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December 22, 2013
Christmas in the Park

  12/23/13 The Plymouth Park Department hosted their annual Christmas in the Park event at the Conservation Clubhouse in Plymouth. Area residents enjoyed a carriage ride around the park sponsored by Centier Bank and provided by Saylor’s Under the Trail. The Lincoln Legends provided musical entertainment and the kids were able to get last...
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Jefferson Elementary Improves from D to A School

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December 22, 2013
Jefferson Elementary Improves from D to A School

  12/23/13 Jefferson Elementary School in Plymouth started several new programs to help all of their students achieve on a higher level. Principal Angie Mills said, “We started an after school tutoring program and knew right away that it was going to help.” The new programs took the school‘s grade from a “D” in...
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