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July 24th

Plymouth 12U finishes at state

July 24, 2012

Dylan Powell makes a snag over Jeremy Drudge in Flora, Ind. as the Ypder's 12U team was defeated in the final game of the Town & Country State final by host Flora.

Fundraiser for new community pool planned

July 24, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth swim team is in need of a new pool since Plymouth High School's pool was closed earlier this year due to age and disrepair. Leanne Senter, PHS swim coach, is working with the Plymouth Aquatics Club to organize fundraisers for a new community pool. The first of these fundraisers, a "Splash Bash," will be held August 4 at the Plymouth Public Pool and the Young Amphitheater in Centennial Park. The day-long event kicks off at 9 a.m. with a kid's swim meet, open to any interested child.

Free family day at the park Saturday

July 24, 2012

PLYMOUTH — When it comes to fun with kids, "free" is a word that every parent can appreciate. This Saturday, the Plymouth Park Department and Coca-Cola are putting on a free family fun day at Young Amphitheater in Centennial Park. The day begins at 10 a.m. with balloon artist Art Heminger, a bounce house, face painting, cornhole, and more.
"It's a good, inexpensive way to spend time with family and have some fun," said Plymouth Park Department recreation director Scott Michel.

July 23rd

Death notices 7-23-12

July 23, 2012

Jessie Snyder
July 20, 2012
BREMEN — Jessie I. Snyder, 99, of Bremen, died Friday, July 20, 2012, at 12:08 p.m., at her home.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Lee of Argos; her two sons, Stephen (Margie) Snyder of South Bend and Stewart (Rosemary) Snyder of Plymouth; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 25, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth.

Legion team wins sectional

July 23, 2012

By Ryan Carroll

PLYMOUTH —It took two games on Sunday but the Plymouth Post 27 Diamond Spyders were able to come away with an American Legion Sectional title with an 8-0 victory over Kokomo Post 6.
Kokomo came through the losers’ bracket of the tournament and needed to get two victories over Post 27 on the day to take away the Sectional title but playing five games in three days looked like it took its toll on Post 6.

Enter the Pilot News "Big Catch" photo contest

July 23, 2012

Jarrod Ellis,16, of Plymouth caught a very large and scary looking shark in Florida on Spring Break 2012. Submit your “Big Catch” photos throughout June and July; photo contest winners will be notified Aug. 1. Email or; or drop off your photos at 214 N. Michigan St., Plymouth; or mail to P.O. Box 220, Plymouth, IN 46563.

Suspect shoots at officers

July 23, 2012

ROSEDALE — Sunday afternoon at 4:11, a Rosedale Deputy Town Marshal and an Indiana State Police trooper responded to a domestic situation with battery at 74 South Main Street in Rosedale. As the officers arrived, two individuals were fleeing the residence and informed the officers the suspect was armed. Suddenly, the officers heard glass breaking from a north side bathroom window and then noticed the suspect was holding what appeared to be a rifle.

Miss Maxinkuckee winners

July 23, 2012

Winners in the Miss Maxinkuckee pageant are (from left): Miss Max Donna Zehner, Junior Miss Jordan Schrimsher, Little Miss Kaylee Hamilton, and Princess Miss Riley Prosser. Final winners are (and pictured on page 3):
Princess Miss - Princess Miss Riley Prosser, Miss Congeniality; Chloe Salyer, Best Theme; first runner up, Madlin Hamilton; Tyra King, Top Sponsor; second runner up, Breana Hamilton.
Little Miss Max - Little Miss Max Kaylee Hamilton, Best Theme; first runner up,, Savannah Hissong, Miss Congeniality; second runner up, Paige Lancaster; Haley Wieringa, Top Sponsor.

Pig kissing contest

July 23, 2012

For more photos, search for Alan Hall at Hall Pictures on Facebook.

Dealing with drought

July 23, 2012

ARGOS — To most of us, the summer’s above-average heat and dryness is an annoyance. To local farmers, however, the weather represents a serious threat to their livelihood.
Dan Voreis, of Argos, has farmed for 40 years and said he’s never experienced a drought like this.
“It started in May and hasn’t let up,” said Voreis earlier this week.

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