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2013 School Accountability Grades Released

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Plymouth Elementary Students Raise $2,076 with Penny Wars for United Way

December 22, 2013
Plymouth Elementary Students Raise $2,076 with Penny Wars for United Way

12/23/13 Results are in for this year’s Penny Wars at elementary schools in the Plymouth Community School Corporation. Collectively some of the youngest members of this Marshall County community raised $2,076.69 to help 22 agencies supported by United Way of Marshall County (UWMC). Students from Jefferson, Menominee, Washington, and Webster Elementary Schools annually conduct...
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Senter Stage Performs at Miller’s

December 22, 2013
Senter Stage Performs at Miller’s

  12/23/13 Students of Senter Stage Dance studio entertained at Miller’s Senior Living Community last Sunday afternoon.  Under the direction of dance instructor Nikki Koontz, students from the age of three through teens performed a variety of dances to Christmas music.  Styles performed by both boys and girls included ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, tap and...
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Lady Panthers Win Over Lady Pilgrims

December 22, 2013

  12/23/13 Plymouth’s Lady Pilgrims were hoping for an early Christmas gift but Northwood’s Morgan Olson played the Grinch as the Lady Panthers came away with a 54-32 win over Plymouth. “We allowed penetration and we talked about it at halftime having pride in our one on one defense and not having to have...
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