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August 29th, 2012

Plymouth, Culver firemen respond to Culver house fire

August 29, 2012

Culver and Plymouth fire departments responded to a house fire at 18036 16th Road in Culver Weds. afternoon which left little for homeowner Mike Fitterling to reclaim.

Culver trucks left shortly after noon in response to a 911 call. According to a neighbor, a motor home situated in a car port several feet from the back of the house had ignited, and flames quickly spread to the house's wood shingles and made their way up the structure. The Plymouth department arrived shortly to assist, bringing a tanker to relieve Culver's depleted water supply.

Fire department well staffed for Blueberry Festival

August 29, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Fire Department is ready for the Blueberry Festival.
Fire chief Rod Miller said Monday that for the first time, the city has approved extra personnel to be on staff during festival weekend.
“The city has allowed us to run a staff of 10 people through the weekend,” said Miller, adding that on a usual weekend four employees are on staff.
“Preparedness is our best defense, just simply because of the number of people that come to this town,” said Miller. “The more we can do, the better it is for the citizens of Plymouth, and guests to the town.”

Decisions still remain on final county budget

August 29, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Day two of budget hearings for the Marshall County Council mirrored day one with most county department heads keeping their requests in order with Council wishes Tuesday.
Prosecutor Dave Holmes presented a budget to the Council asking for reclassification of several secretarial positions to “Caseworker”. Holmes explained to the council that the duties of the employees involved specific training and took them outside of the normal functions of secretaries.

BOW vote clears way for local business expansion

August 29, 2012

PLYMOUTH — A local businesses’ growth will mean another tenant for Plymouth’s TechFarm on the city’s west side.
During the meeting of Plymouth’s Board of Public Works and Safety, an agreement to waive proceeds of land sales was approved.
Dave Miller from VanVactor Farms, the owner of the land that makes up TechFarm, and Jennifer Laurent, executive director of the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation gave a presentation to the board.

Rockies looking to grab first home, NLC win vs Tigers

August 29, 2012

PLYMOUTH — A wise man once said “A win is a win is a win,” and Plymouth’s Rockies are in agreement with that sentiment.
“It’s been a tough time for a lot of us...(Principal) Jim Condon and (Athletic Director) Roy Benge and lots of other people that have supported our program and the things we do,” said Plymouth Head Coach John Barron. “Winning does help a lot of things — the biggest of which we had a great summer, we’ve told our kids that their hard work will pay off and this helps them believe what we were saying. As a coach you really want to see your kids rewarded for hard work.”

Lions hand Rockies 2-0 shutout at Kindt Field

August 29, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth narrowly escaped Bremen’s offensive pressure in the first half to enter the break with a 0-0 stalemate.
After some halftime adjustments, the Rockies finally ran out of room when the Lions found the back of the net in the 50th minute, eventually handing their hosts a 2-0 defeat on the road at Kindt Field Tuesday.

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August 29, 2012

Boys tennis
Plymouth blanks Rochester
Plymouth handed visiting Rochester a 5-0 defeat Tuesday at Centennial Park.
The Pilgrims surrendered just three games while winning straight sets at 1 and 3 singles and on both doubles courts. Tom Felke rallied back from a loss in the opening set to finish off Brandt Eyteheson in a close match at 2 singles, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Plymouth improves to 4-1 and travels to Triton Wednesday.
At Plymouth

August 28th

Monterey Days festival takes place this wkd

August 28, 2012

The 15th annual Monterey Days festival will take place Labor Day weekend (Friday through Monday).
This year's grand marshals are 50, 60, and 70 year active member firemen Karl Master Sr, Jim Zehner, and Don Keller.

Friday, August 31
6:00 p.m. Craft & Food Booths Open
6:00 p.m. Pageant for Mister & Miss Monterey Days
8:00 p. m. Jhonny and Sallie Show

Saturday, September 1
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Knights of Columbus Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - ? Town-wide Yard Sales
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Twist & Smiles Balloons
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Craft & Food Booths Open

Death notices 8-28-12

August 28, 2012

Josephine Skala
Aug. 24, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Josephine Skala, 97, of Plymouth, died at 3:28 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at her home. 
She is survived by her daughter, Joann Stratton of Plymouth; her son, George Skala, Jr. of Lincoln, Ala.; five grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister.
There will be a private memorial service will be held at a later date. 
Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Friends are invited to sign the guest book at

Dr. Susan A. Bardwell

August 28, 2012

Dr. Susan A. Bardwell
Aug. 2, 1964 – Aug. 25, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Dr. Susan Alice Bardwell, 48, beloved mother, wife and pediatrician passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 25, 2012. Susan was born Aug. 2, 1964, in Hillsdale, Mich., to Larry Allen Hoedema and Barbara Joan Hoedema. She is survived by both parents, her husband, Michael Keith Bardwell, and children Ian Edward Allen Bardwell and Hayden Michael Lawrence Bardwell. She is also survived by a sister, Lisa Ann Freigang, and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

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