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July 17th

State to close SR 17 in Culver for two days

July 17, 2013

CULVER – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced it will close SR 17 in the Culver area tomorrow and Friday.

SR 17 will be closed between SR 10 and SR 8. Crews will be rehabbing the road.

The official detour is SR 10 to SR 23 to SR 8, and vice versa for the other direction.

This project is dependent on dry weather, so it could be delayed if conditions aren't ideal, according to IDOT.

Brown bag it to the museum Thursday

July 17, 2013

By Lois Tomaszewski
Staff Writer

PLYMOUTH — Several everyday things that we take for granted today had their beginnings at the Columbian Exposition in 1893. And Argos first-grade teacher Jenny Harness is ready to share her expertise about this important event at a lunchtime brown bag presentation tomorrow at the Marshall County History Museum.

Drowning cited as cause of death

July 17, 2013

CULVER — Marshall County Deputy Coroners Ann Leed and Brigette Hite confirmed Tuesday afternoon that preliminary autopsy results on 22-year -old Valentine Sirghi of Plymouth died as a result of asphyxiation due to drowning.

Sirghi drowned Sunday evening abouut 7:30 p.m. while swimming in Lake Maxinkuckee at Culver Town Park. He was under water for about 30 minutes, before his body was recovered and transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased that same evening.

Fire destroys house; firefighters treated at scene

July 17, 2013

POLK - Several local agencies battled a blaze Tuesday morning on Redwood Road.

At around 9:30 a.m. Polk Township Fire Department responded to a fire at 2923 Redwood Road that started in a garage and spread to the attached home.

Polk Township arrived on the scene and began to fight the blaze. Conditions at their arrival were heavy black smoke and flames coming from the two story home, according to reports. The fire had started in the garage, according to the emergency dispatch, but had spread to the home by the time crews arrived on the scene.

Pilot News Recipe of the Day: Loaded Baked Potato Salad

July 17, 2013

Try this alternative to conventional potato salads for a different taste on a summer food classic.


5 -6 red potatoes, unpeeled
salt & pepper, to taste
1 pint sour cream
1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
2 green onions, sliced
1/2 bag of recipe ready bacon bits


1. Cut potatoes into bite sized pieces.
2. Boil for about 12 minutes or until fork tender.
3. Drain potatoes and allow to cool completely.
4. Add remaining ingredients; all of which can be adjusted to your liking.

July 16th

State Roads 10, 17 closed in coming days

July 16, 2013

MARSHALL COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced road work will begin July 17 in the morning on State Road 10 between State Road 117 and US 31. Road crews are expected to work through completion of the chipping process. Sweeping of the road way will be accomplished over night to prepare for the sealing process to begin on Thursday, July 18.

Death notices 7-16-13

July 16, 2013

Helen Overmyer
July 3, 2013
CULVER — Helen L. Overmyer, 95, of Culver, died at 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, assisted living facility, in Plymouth.
There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, 412 N. Center St., Plymouth.
Van Gilder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be made at

Patricia F. Padgett
July 13, 2013
WALKERTON — Patricia Fay Padgett, 75, died Saturday, July 13, 2013 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

Firefighters respond to garage fire

July 16, 2013

LAPAZ - Reports of a garage fire in the 2900 block of Redwood Road prompted call outs at about 9:45 a.m. Tuesday for several fire departments, including Bremen and Plymouth.

According to reports, the garage is attached to the house and contains two vehicles.

Heat wave for the rest of the week

July 16, 2013

MARSHALL COUNTY — With a heatwave kicking off on Monday, Plymouth and the surrounding areas are feeling the heat. It is anticipated that high temperatures and high humidity will reach heat indices in the 100 degrees.

The Marshall County Emergency Management (OEM) released a heat and humidity advisory for the week. According to OEM heat is one of the leading weather-related killer’s in the U.S. making it extremely important to be prepared.

Sheriff using Facebook to search for 'most wanted'

July 16, 2013

PLYMOUTH - The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is using all the tools at their disposal to do their job more efficiently.

The Department is now using their Facebook page to post a periodic “most wanted list” for those that have warrants for their arrest. Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin is hoping that having an “extra set of eyes” in the community will lead to tips for officers on patrol.

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