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August 3rd

Confusion complicates legality of off-road type vehicles in Culver

August 3, 2011

If you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference between an ATV, RTV, UTV, and MTV -- and whether any of them constitute a golf cart, or are allowed on Culver's streets under state statute -- you're in good company.
Culver's town council last week sought to untangle the meanings behind those acronyms (hint: All Terrain Vehicle, Rough Terrain Vehicle, Utility Terrain Vehicle, and Marginal Terrain Vehicle are at least some of the options) and their legality.

Airport sign denied by Plymouth BZA

August 3, 2011

PLYMOUTH — It’s back to the drawing board for the Plymouth Aviation Board if it wants BZA (Board of Zoning Appeals) approval for signs at the airport.
Airport Manager Dave Lattimer and Aviation Board President Tom Flynn appeared before the BZA Tuesday night seeking a variance from the development standard to increase the sign area from 32 square feet to 119 square feet for a monument sign. The sign — designed by Vanadco Signs of Argos — would measure 17 feet high.
The BZA Board considered the matter and then voted unanimously to deny the application.

Stewart entertains fans on and off track Tuesday

August 3, 2011

LAKEVILLE – Racing around the track isn’t anything out of the ordinary for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. But Tuesday at Newton Park, Stewart was behind the wheel of a quarter-scale radio controlled car instead of his #14 Office Depot Sprint Cup car.

Culver Military product Suter to enter Hockey Hall of Fame

August 3, 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Gary Suter, a 1982 graduate of Culver Military Academy, will be enshrined as a member of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2011.
He will be joined by Chicago Blackhawks teammate Chris Chelios, Mike Emrick, Ed Snider, and Keith Tkachuk, it was announced Monday by USA Hockey. The five-member class will be formally installed into the Hall in Chicago this fall, with a date to be announced in the near future.

August 2nd

44th annual Culver tennis tournament this weekend

August 2, 2011

The 44th annual Culver Invitational Tennis Tournament will take place this Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, at the Culver Academies tennis facilities off State Road 10. Cost is $20 per player, payable at the courts; ages 15 and up.

Crash kills 2 on Michigan Road

August 2, 2011

A crash has claimed the life of at least two in Marshall County this morning.
Around 6:30 a.m., emergency crews were called to the scene, where a mulitple-vehicle collision occurred. A car crossed the center line near the intersection of 5A and Michigan Roads, north of Plymouth. The car hit a pickup truck head-on, spun around and was hit by another car. Two others were airlifted for their injuries. A fifth person was treated at the scene.
Michigan Road between 4th and 6th was closed for a short time this morning following the crash.
More information will be available later today.

Back-to-school shopping: Local moms share their tips for stocking up on supplies

August 2, 2011

PLYMOUTH — ‘Tis the season for pens, notebooks, and glue—and not a small amount of stress for parents who need to provide new school supplies for their children.
“I’m not a good planner—I usually buy what I can the last couple of weeks before school starts, even if it breaks the budget,” said Hesper Manns, Knox mom of Layne, 14, and Brenna, 10.
Manns is not alone—the list of needed supplies, especially for parents of multiple children, can seem overwhelming. To combat budget worries, Plymouth mom Amy Schuler plans on buying school supplies gradually instead of all at once.

Pioneer Drive could start carrying traffic in September

August 2, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Even a 15-day strike hasn't slowed the project on Pioneer Drive.
Reporting to the Marshall County Commissioners DLZ project engineer Ron Wireman said that even dealing with a strike that shut down work for more than two weeks likely won't push the completion date for the road back any further than the second week of September. The contractors on the project will be allowed a 15-day extension for the days lost to the work stoppage which sets the official required completion date back to Oct. 17.

Death notices 8-2-11

August 2, 2011

Maria Del Carmen Baca
Aug. 1, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Maria Del Carmen Baca, 40, of Plymouth died Aug. 1, 2011 at her residence of natural causes.
She is survived by her husband, Juan Baca of Plymouth; daughter, Kimberly Baca of Plymouth; sons, Juan Baca Jr., Miguel Baca, and Leonardo Baca all of Plymouth; mother, Maria Consuelo Arvizu; sisters, Maria Dolores Malagon of California, Maria De Los Angeles Martinez of Nevada, Maria Guadalupe Ortega of Nevada, and Maria Consuelo Velasquez of California; and brothers, Miguel Flores and Sergio Flores both of California.

August 1st

Fire near Casey's in Argos

August 1, 2011

A car fire gave customers and residents a scare in Argos Sunday evening. The car, parked near the front door of the building, was completely engulfed in flames. Firemen checked the insulation in the store to be sure there was no lingering heat and damage inside.

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