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May 22nd

Culver man arrested in $1.39 million drug bust

May 22, 2012

CULVER – A Culver man was taken to the Fulton County jail after a Monday morning drug bust of nearly $1.4 million in marijuana.

55-year-old Kevin Back was charged with dealing, possessing, and growing marijuana, and maintaining a common nuisance, after what Fulton County police describe as a three-month investigation.

Back was allegedly growing 1,139 marijuana plants at a home on North State Road 17 in Culver. Officers, bearing a search warrant, found the plants as well as indoor growing equipment at the residence during an 8:15 a.m. raid.

Backpack program feeds kids over weekend

May 22, 2012

PLYMOUTH — 25 students at Menominee Elementary School have been eating a little more over the weekends since November, thanks to a national non-profit program called “Blessings in a Backpack.”
Chris Garner and Ellen Stillson, two local moms, decided to begin the Blessings program at Menominee this year, with principal Michael Dunn’s approval. Each Friday, Garner and Stillson fill 25 backpacks with two breakfast items, two juice pouches, two lunches, and two snacks, and deliver the backpacks to the kids.

County to reinstate K-9 for Sheriff's Dept.

May 22, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin told county commissioners Monday that he is looking into reinstating a K-9 unit for the Sheriff’s Department.
“We’ve had an absence of a dog since 2010 when our former dog retired,” said Chamberlin.
He added that job duties for the officer paired with a dog had been posted at the Sheriff’s Department, and he had three candidates as of Friday.
“We are not hiring anybody, I want to make that clear,” said Chamberlin. “This is going to be a lateral move within the department.”

Bremen beats LaVille at Westview

May 22, 2012

TOPEKA — Even after its last conference win over LaVille, Bremen wasn’t getting ahead of itself in its sectional opener.
The Lady Lions’ plan was simply to get on top and stay there, and they executed that game plan to perfection Monday.
Bremen battled back from an early 1-0 deficit with two runs in the bottom of the first, then tacked on another two in the third for a 4-1 cushion en route to a 7-2 tournament-opening victory at the Class 2A Westview Sectional.

Pilgrims pass pre-sectional check-up with 10-0 win vs Knox

May 22, 2012

By Ryan Carroll
Correspondent

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth baseball team had its final check-up of the regular season before starting sectionals on Thursday.
Everything checked out okay.
The Pilgrims cranked out 10 runs on 12 hits and had an errorless game behind a solid pitching performance by Jordan Scheetz in a 10-0, five-inning victory over the Knox Redskins.

Knox’s Gierlowski chooses Ancilla

May 22, 2012

KNOX — Kerstin Gierlowski has accomplished a first for Knox softball.
The Lady Redskins senior recently signed her Letter of Intent to play softball for Ancilla College in the 2012-2013 season, becoming the first player from the program to play at the collegiate level.
Knox head coach Ron Kukula was excited for his left fielder.
“This is our first softball player to go on to play in college,” he said. “I know Kerstin will do her best to help Ancilla.”

May 21st

3 juveniles detained after stealing 4 vehicles

May 21, 2012

BREMEN — Three juveniles are being held pending Delinquency Petitions following a report last week that a car had been stolen.
At about 5:25 a.m. Thursday, May 17, the Bremen Police Department received a report that a car had just been stolen in the area of Mill and Marshall streets. When Bremen P.D.’s  Sgt. Brad Kile arrived at 5:29 a.m. he located and stopped the stolen vehicle and detained the occupant. A second call of a stolen vehicle came in the department at 5:34 a.m. That vehicle had been stolen and had wreaked into a fence in the area of Mill and Whitlock streets.

'Farm Chicks' want other women to start similar group

May 21, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Since February, a small group of six women has been meeting regularly to share their ideas on sustainable living. They call themselves the “Farm Chicks” although not every member lives on a farm. Group leader Phyllis Horvath pointed out that “Being a farm girl isn’t about where you live, but how you live.”

Walmart shoplifter tazed

May 21, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Seth Enders, of Plymouth, was tazed by Plymouth police Friday as officers attempted to arrest him for shoplifting.
Plymouth police officer Bridget Hite responded to a complaint of a male shoplifter at Walmart who had left the store running. She located Enders, who was running across the parking lot of Sherwood Tire. Hite shouted for Enders to stop, but he kept running.

P-Town Cruz’n group gears up for annual show

May 21, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Next month will mark the third year for a successful downtown event — the P’Town Cruz’n car show, planned for June 9. This year’s show will be larger than ever with the Auto Park co-sponsoring the event and chances to win TVs for both car owners and spectators.
Organizer Charlie Campiti said that City Center will again be the headquarters for the one-day event.
“Jim Vinall has graciously offered us the use of his building for the third year in a row,” said Campiti Monday afternoon.
He explained that the car show is open to everyone interested in cars.

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