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Plymouth Schools Launch PLTW Program for K-5, Thanks to Matching $270,000 Raised in Community Donations

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July 11, 2014
Plymouth Schools Launch PLTW Program for K-5, Thanks to Matching $270,000 Raised in Community Donations

Plymouth Community School Corporation (PCSC), has been given the green light from Project Lead The Way, Inc. (PLTW), the nation’s top provider of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programming, to become a PLTW “Launch School”. This means starting this 2014-2015 school year, (PLTW) (STEM) curriculum will be taught to elementary school children in...
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Junior Achievement Impacts Close to 1,700 Local Students

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July 10, 2014
Junior Achievement Impacts Close to 1,700 Local Students

Junior Achievement is back in Marshall County. In March 2013, Junior Achievement serving Michiana merged with Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, with the goal of significantly expanding JA programs to impact more students in the 5 Michiana counties, providing them with the skills they need to be successful in the future. For the past...
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Plymouth Park Board Approves Color Run for Freedom Park

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July 10, 2014
Plymouth Park Board Approves Color Run for Freedom Park

With a bit of hesitation the Plymouth Park Board approved the request of Tony Gamble to use the Young Amphitheatre, Centennial Park and Greenway Trail for a color run to benefit Freedom Park, the all-inclusive playground being planned for the area near the Hoosier Old Wheels Pavilion. During the meeting on Monday Gamble explained...
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Bourbon Town Council Hears Proposal to Invoice for Fire Calls

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July 10, 2014
Bourbon Town Council Hears Proposal to Invoice for Fire Calls

Former LaPaz Fire Chief, Chris Oginsky gave a presentation to the Bourbon Town Council on the idea of recouping some of their expense costs during Tuesday’s meeting. Oginsky said the LaPaz Fire Department started working with a company in 2010 and sends invoices for services rendered to the insurance companies of victims of car...
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Music in the Park features Southside Denny & the Snyders

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July 10, 2014
Music in the Park features Southside Denny & the Snyders

This Friday, Encore Performing Arts Music in the Park features the return of Southside Denny & the Snyders, blues artists extraordinaire. There’ve been some changes since their last appearance two years ago. Though locals still remember them as ‘Southside’ referring to South Bend, Snyder moved his family north to Montreal, Canada in 2007. And...
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Zirkle Takes Over as Ancilla College President

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July 10, 2014
Zirkle Takes Over as Ancilla College President

Retirement didn’t last very long for Dr. Kenneth Zirkle. This week he takes over as the interim president of Ancilla College. “I had to break it to my family carefully. My wife and daughters all thought I would take some time off, but the opportunity at Ancilla was one I couldn’t pass up,” Zirkle...
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ROTARY PANCAKE DAYS SCHEDULED Friday & Saturday

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July 10, 2014
ROTARY PANCAKE DAYS SCHEDULED Friday & Saturday

The Plymouth Rotary Club will host its Annual Rotary Pancake Days this Friday and Saturday at the usual location: the tent on Garro Street just west of Michigan Street in the center of downtown Plymouth. Pancake Days, which has been held by the Rotary Club every year since the late 1950’s, features pancakes and...
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Statement: Walorski Supports Job Training Programs for Hoosiers

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July 10, 2014
Statement: Walorski Supports Job Training Programs for Hoosiers

WASHINGTON D.C. – Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-02) made the following statement after passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act today Wednesday in the House of Representatives by a vote of 415-6: “Today is an important day for the hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers looking for work and employers trying to fill jobs. Our...
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MIller’s Residents Lear About Pearl Buttons

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July 10, 2014
MIller’s Residents Lear About Pearl Buttons

The pearl is the oldest known collectable gem in the world. A pearl measuring a quarter inch in diameter, takes up to 25 years to form inside the clamshell. Clams serve two main purposes on earth: they are a source of purification and they are also a food source. These are just a few...
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Indiana Survey on Energy Reveals Hoosiers Want Reliable, Low-cost and Abundant Energy Sources

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July 10, 2014
Indiana Survey on Energy Reveals Hoosiers Want Reliable, Low-cost and Abundant Energy Sources

Findings from a recent random-sample survey conducted in Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, and South Bend revealed some “eye-opening” results about how Hoosiers think about energy. The survey, sponsored by the Indiana Coal Council, asked more than 400 randomly selected Hoosiers some hard-hitting questions about their preference of energy sources, and their perceptions of each. “And...
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