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School Representative Share Ideas in Marshall County Safety Meeting

The Marshall County Safety Committee met this week to go over protocols to make sure all are on the same page when dealing with severe weather, school incidents and roads.

School representatives from Plymouth, Argos, Bremen, Culver, Triton, John Glenn and Culver Military Academy all spoke, commenting on current procedures and things they’d like to focus on in a possible work session.

Plymouth School Superintendent Dan Tyree explained that he will bring a proposal to the school board in October to add a three hour delay to the start of school as an option during severe weather in the winter months.

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Marshall County Commissioners Approve Bond Refinancing Ordinance

The Marshall County Commissioners approved a request by the Culver Military Academy to move forward with selling its economic development bonds to Northern Trust Company.

The request was made to the council last week and the commissioners in turn learned of CMA’s interest to move the bonds to the company to avoid re-marketing. Continue reading

Marshall County Council Approves New Holder for CMA Bonds

The Marshall County Council members approved an ordinance in order for Culver Military Academy to sell bonds to a trust company.

An attorney representing CMA appeared before the council and explained that in 2000, CMA took out economic development bonds in the amount of $25 million to construct a math/science building, a dormitory and library on the campus.

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Marshall County Council to Meet Today

The Marshall County Council will meet today at 9 a.m. ET in the second floor meeting room in the Marshall County building.

Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery will discuss two grant applications, Sheriff Tom Chamberlin will seek approval to find a merit officer replacement, and County Attorney Jim Clevenger will discuss the Culver Military Academy Development Bonds.

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Concert Scheduled to Share Drew Shearin’s Music

A Knox resident is spearheading a movement to bring the late Drew Shearin’s music to life in a unique concert at the Culver Academies.

Kemble Manning, a senior at Culver Military Academy, and his classmate Denver Blackson from Washington, have presented the music to the Culver Academies Theater and Music Departments to prepare a concert featuring Shearin’s music.

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Lincoln History Traveling Exhibit To Visit CMA

A traveling exhibit entitled “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” will start its five-week stay at Culver Military Academies on Oct. 14. The grand opening will be held on Oct. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. ET. The exhibit will run through Nov. 16 with hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays, noon to 7 p.m. There is no admission charge for the exhibit.

The exhibit will be at Huffington Library. Culver Military Academy students will be there in civil war dress to guide guests through the exhibit. The students will also give guests interesting details about all of Lincoln’s constitutional changes, civil war, and Lincoln’s presidency.

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Culver Academies Present Plena Libre In Concert Aug. 27

The Culver Academies are proud to present Plena Libri in concert at the Eppley Auditorium of the academies.

The four-time Grammy Award-winning group brings to life the music of Puerto Rico with a swinging rhythm section, horns, vocals, and dance. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at 1300 Academy Road, with tickets available for $20. For ticket information, call (574) 842-7058.

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Police Investigating Break-In At Culver Military Academy

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a break-in at Culver Military Academy.

When police arrived in the area of Sycamore Road and 17th Road, which is on the property of Culver Military Academy, it was learned that several buildings were broken into in the late afternoon on July 6 into the early morning hours on Saturday, July 7. Items were taken from those buildings including Echo and Stihl power tools. Several of the buildings were forced open to gain entry and items were damaged inside one of the structures.

If you have any information about this incident, call the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department at (574) 936-3187.