Triton School Board Establishes Shooting Club for THS, Appoints Sponsor

During their meeting Monday evening, the Triton School Board established a shooting club for Triton High School and approved a club sponsor. The club sponsor will be Ryan Meister, who has served as a coach for Triton in the past and is the owner of the ‘Back 40 Sporting Clays’ shooting range in Bourbon.

Superintendent Donna Burroughs said a number of students already participate in shooting sports in 4-H so there is an apparent interest in a club of this kind. She explained that target shooting competitions are a growing trend around the country. Continue reading

Plymouth Baptist Church Seeks Donations for Hurricane Victims

Pastor Thomas Keb of the Plymouth Baptist Church is working closely with the Sabine Neches Baptist Area Association to provide assistance to Texans impacted by the recent natural disaster. Keb said a semi-trailer will be parked at Plymouth Baptist Church and he’s looking to fill it with requested items that can help assist victims in regaining some type of normality in these trying times. Continue reading

Bond Project Addressed During Triton School Board Monday Night

A few building projects are in the works at the Triton School Corporation. The heating and cooling system at the elementary school needs replaced and the corporation is looking to build a high school gymnasium and replace the roof at the high school.

In an effort to move forward with those projects, the Triton School Board held a public hearing during the Triton School Board meeting. There were no public comments during the bond project hearing. Continue reading

Own a Piece of The Rees

In an effort to raise funds for the remaining renovations needed at the Rees Theater in downtown Plymouth, theater seats will be on sale at the Plymouth Farmers’ Market from 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. The Rees Theater was originally established in 1940 and doors closed in 2010. After being closed for seven years, the theater was purchased by Wythougan Valley Preservation Council in January of this year Continue reading

Still Time to Register for 9/11 Heroes Run in Culver

The Town of Culver will be honoring the memory of victims of the World Trade Center attacks, fallen heroes and their families with a 9/11 Heroes 5K Run and 1 mile fun run/walk on Saturday, September 16. In the meanwhile, event coordinators and volunteers have been lining the course with American flags.

Walkers and runners of all different ages and abilities are asked to come out to the Culver Academy Naval Building this Saturday to show support for veterans, their families and first responders. There is still time to register online before the race but individuals also have the ability to register on-site for an additional cost. Continue reading

Culver Club Teen Center Opens in October

Officials with the Culver Boys and Girls Club are excitedly preparing the space and organizing the itinerary for opening day of the brand new Culver Club Teen Center. The meet and greet is coming up on October 2nd and will be in room 919 of the new Middle School Culver Club Teen Center from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy free food and drinks as well as video game contests and three-on-three ping pong competitions with door prizes. The first 50 teens to register for membership will be entered in a drawing to win a hover-board! Continue reading

Escape Modern Society at the 7th Annual Rentown Old Fashion Days!

Picture Courtesy of Tammy Venable from The People’s Paper Photo Archives

Does the phrase “family friendly blast from the past” appeal to you? If so, you have to check out the 7th annual Rentown Old Fashion Days. The event will feature 55 to 60 vendors selling various foods, crafts and other items. Proceeds from the event go toward Rolling Meadows, the Amish traditional school in Bremen. Today kicks off at 8 am and things will finish up around 4 p.m. Continue reading

Many Marshall County Services Available to Recovering Addicts

September serves as National Recovery Month, which celebrates the gains made by those fighting addiction. While Marshall County continues to battle an ever-growing opiate problem, there are also many success stories to celebrate.

According to Community Corrections Director Ward Byers, through collaborative efforts with criminal justice partners and local treatment providers many client recoveries have been reported. Marshall County Community Corrections provides assistance with substance abuse recovery by hosting a support group ever Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Life Enrichment Center in Plymouth. The Smart Recovery Substance Abuse support group is a free service open to the public called Discover the Power of Choice. Continue reading

Plymouth High School Student Organizes Second 5K Against Domestic Violence

One Plymouth High School Senior is doing her part to make her community safer by organizing the second Marshall County 5K Against Domestic Violence. Loren Mattern decided to put together this event to honor the memory of Serenity Wilson, a local two-year-old girl who lost her life in September of 2015, after being beaten unconscious by a person who was considered to be a ‘family friend’.

The event will take place on October 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Young Amphitheater located at the corner of Baker St. and Randolph St in Centennial Park. Continue reading

September Marks the Start of Ancilla Community Choir Rehearsals

The Ancilla Domini Community Choir and Orchestra will be performing Handel’s Messiah this November. However, before they can grace the stage with a completed performance, they have to practice first.

Rehearsals are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday in September and October except for the 31st, which will be moved to the November first. The choir will have its final two rehearsals on November 7th and 14th before their performance Saturday November 18th. Continue reading

ISDH Begins Toxicology Pilot Program to Improve Coroner Consistency in the State

The Center for Disease control said that Indiana is one of the three worst states for overdose fatality reports because of inconsistencies in the way coroners test and fill out death certificates. In an effort to improve that reporting, the Indiana State Department of Health’s Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention launched a toxicology pilot program that works with coroners and allows them to order either a basic or more comprehensive panel. Continue reading

Petroleum Analyst Provides Some Perspective on Indiana Gas Prices

Gas prices may be up 24 cents from last year’s average but compared to individuals on the east coast, drivers in Indiana won’t be seeing much of an impact from Hurricane Harvey at the pump. According to GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Daniel McTeague, Indiana’s gas prices are impacted by the Chicago Spot Market, not the New York Market. Continue reading

Come Explore Plymouth Architecture with the Marshall County Museum

If you’re interested in learning more about Plymouth’s history while exploring some of the buildings you may drive by or frequent regularly then join the Marshall County Museum during their architectural tour of five Plymouth churches. The event features tours of the outside and inside of the First Presbyterian Church, St. Michael Church, St. Thomas Episcopal, First United Methodist and First United Church of Christ. Continue reading

Protect Yourself from Scammers Posing as IRS

The Indiana State Police are warning residents to be weary of people calling and posing as the IRS. A number of citizens in the northern Indiana have reported calls from individuals claiming to be an IRS representative, demanding money and threatening legal action. As the police work to stop the perpetration of these false calls, the IRS has provided a few tips to ensure your safety. Continue reading

Bremen Business First to try Ancilla Management & Leadership Training

When Marshall County employers were recently interviewed on workforce development issues, it was discovered that training is one of the biggest needs for workers in the area. To help alleviate this problem, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Ancilla College and the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation are teaming up with local businesses to launch the Ancilla College Management and Leadership Training program. Continue reading