July 24th, 2014
PLYMOUTH - Erik Bendl has the world on a string, literally, as he walks across the country with his dog Nice, bringing awareness about diabetes to the people that he meets. Bendl rolls a giant 80 loaned inflatable ball painted like the world across the United States in the name of his cause.
He was interviewed for a profile piece about his mother, a Kentucky state representative, who died of diabetes. The inspiration for his walk for awareness was sparked by the journalist that interviewed him.
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PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Families are welcomed for some clean fun for the Plymouth parks department‚Äôs annual Coca-Cola Family Day, Saturday July 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Young Amphitheater. The details are in today's Pilot News.
MARSHALL COUNTY ‚ÄĒ The county Building Inspector, Chuck Dewitt, has been keeping busy as building permits rise around the county. Dewitt reported the numbers to the Marshall County Commissioners Monday morning. Dewitt also notified the commissioners of some changes regarding state design release process. Those changes could make more work for Dewitt. Read all the details in today's Pilot News.
Donna Lee Kamp
April 11, 1933 - July 19, 2014
ARGOS ‚ÄĒ Donna Lee (Ryan) Everdon Kamp, of Argos, age 81, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday evening, July 19, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, with her family by her side.
Diane Marie Emerick
Jan. 23, 1956 - July 21, 2014
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Diane Marie Emerick, 58, of Plymouth passed away at 1:35 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at I.U. Health, Goshen, surrounded by her loving family. Diane was born on Jan. 23, 1956 in Chicago, Ill. to the late Jack and Darlene (Brant) Davies. On June 29, 1974 in Chicago, Ill. she was united in marriage to the love of her life, William G. Emerick.
INDIANA ‚Äď Parents should be concerned but not worried about a recent slew of shigella cases reported by the Marion County Health Department.
As of March 3, 2014,more than 300 ill individuals have been identified and roughly 260 of that number tested positive for Shigella sonnei. No cases have been reported so far in Marshall County or Saint Joseph County; however, there have been cases found in Hendricks County and in parts of Michigan.
Shegellosis is a highly contagious batercial diarrheal sickness transmitted through the fecal matter into the digestive system.
PLYMOUTH - With the advent of fall comes the smell of wax crayons and freshly sharpened pencils, but not all families can afford new school supplies. According to the Institute of Education Sciences, in fall 2013, about 50.1 million students were predicted to attend public elementary and secondary schools. Of these, 35.3 million were in prekindergarten through 8th grade.
The Plymouth Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 195 is gearing up their annual Pack a Backpack program to help Marshall County families with the costs of new school supplies by requesting donations from County residents.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Water main flushing will continue this week for residents within the city limits. The Plymouth Water Department is working hard to complete the annual flushing as quickly as possible.
The water mains are flushed once per year over a period of about four weeks. This is done to clear sediment from the lines to keep water flowing smoothly for all.
‚ÄúThe yearly flushing of the lines helps maintain the distribution system,‚ÄĚ said Ryan Lunetta of the Water Department. ‚ÄúThe proper maintaining of the lines also helps reduce the chances of having a water main break.‚ÄĚ
ARGOS/PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Argos Interim superintendent Russ Mikel told school board members that he had been approached by a Blueberry Festival Board member about the possibility of allowing Argos students out of school on Friday if the Festival is moved to that area in the future.
This information may be linked to Plymouth's decision to build new tennis courts which could reduce available space for a number of Blueberry Festival activities.
For more on this story, read today's Pilot News.