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May 4th

Brian M. Shutske

May 4, 2011

Brian M. Shutske
Aug. 2, 1964 — May 1, 2011
KOUTS — Brian M. Shutske, 46, of Kouts, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011 at home. He was born Aug. 2, 1964 in Valparaiso to Gerald M. and Doris Mary (Siddall) Shutske.
Brian graduated from Kouts High School, attended Purdue University and graduated from the Automotive Mechanic program at Ivy Tech. He owned and operated Shutske’s Service Station in Kouts for seven years and had worked the last 17 years as a machine operator at Merit Steel.

Dalton A. Fehrer

May 4, 2011

Dalton A. Fehrer
May 7, 1930 — May 2, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Dalton A. “Dalt” Fehrer, 80, passed away in the company of his family at 12:40 p.m. in the Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa, Ind. after a long battle with duodenal cancer. Dalt has been a resident of Lawrence Lake, Plymouth for the past 44 years.
Born in Beaver Dam, Wis. May 7, 1930, he was the son of Alfred L. and Lilly M. (Raasch) Fehrer. There he received his education and then studied at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Plymouth unveils Discovery Academy

May 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Parents heard from Plymouth School Corporation Superintendent Dan Tyree — as well as Washington Elementary School Principal Michele Riise and her staff — about the corporation’s latest effort to bring Plymouth students the best education possible.

Vinall wins Demo bid for fall election

May 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County 2011 primary election has now come and gone.
Polls were open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; however, all eight precincts reported that voting was very slow all throughout the day.
Of the 8,353 registered voters in the county, only 871 citizens actually voted. Of that number, 734 were machine ballots and 137 were absentee ballots. There were no provisional ballots cast.

Overturned kayak causes search

May 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Emergency responders were dispatched to the back of River Park just off Baker Street Tuesday morning when a concerned citizen located an overturned kayak in the Yellow River.
Plymouth Police and Fire & EMS located the kayak partially submerged in the river, several feet from the shoreline.
Several options were tried in an effort to pull the get the boat out of the water, and eventually emergency responders from the fire department lassoed the kayak and drug it to shore. There was no one in the boat and it appeared to responders that no one was around it.

Plymouth dimes inexperienced Argos team in five

May 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Pilgrims took a break from a busy Northern Lakes Conference stretch Tuesday, diming an inexperienced Argos team 13-2 in five innings in a make-up game at Bill Nixon Field.
Phil Iwinski pitched a shutout through four innings and the Pilgrims racked up nine hits, including six during a 12-run fourth as Plymouth gave some of its starters a break in a rescheduled rain-out sandwiched between a win over Northridge Monday and a home game against Elkhart Memorial today during a busy NLC stretch.

Plymouth names new volleyball coach

May 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth High School Athletic Department announced Doug West as the new Head Volleyball Coach of the Lady Pilgrims Tuesday.
West, who makes the move from Whitko High School, is a former Indiana University head coach and played for Ball State, where he graduated in 1982.
West served as head coach at Warsaw High School from 2001-07 before taking the helm at Whitko. He was also an assistant coach at Illinois State University and at Muncie Burris High School. He was a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Nebraska from 1992-1996.

May 3rd

Dispatcher teams with dad for an eventful birth

May 3, 2011

PLYMOUTH — There is one more happy ending in Marshall County thanks to the quick actions of a Marshall County 9-1-1 Dispatcher and a very scared but level-headed new dad.
Two weeks ago at 5:19 a.m. John Rowe called 9-1-1 from his truck saying that he was on the way to the hospital for the birth of his son. He didn’t think mom Alicia was going to wait for the delivery room. Dispatcher Jill Middaugh — a 16 year veteran of Marshall County 9-1-1 — was able to convince John to pull off to the side of the road and deliver the baby himself.

Culvert collapse closes Olive Trail

May 3, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The collapse of a culvert has caused the closing of Olive Trail
Monday afternoon the Marshall County Commissioners issued an emergency declaration closing Olive Trail one half mile south of Overmyer Drive. Olive Trail collapsed around the Dixon Lake outlet pipe running underneath the road, and the road is impassable.
The area of the collapse had been a problem area for county repair crews.

Rowe aces ultimate spelling test

May 3, 2011

ARGOS — After an hour and a half and 17 words spelled correctly, Holly Rowe was named the champion speller at the 29th Annual Marshall County Spelling Bee.
The event was held in Argos High School Monday night. This was the fourth year that Rowe had qualified for the county event, but her first championship.
Coming in second was eighth grader Lucy Battersby of St. Michael School in Plymouth. Battersby made her third appearance after winning in her home school. She was also the second place winner in last year’s event.

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