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February 23rd, 2012

1 dead after high speed chase, firing on police

February 24, 2012

WALKERTON -- One Marshall County man is dead after leading police on a high speed chase throughout the county Thursday night.
The pursuit began in Argos with an attempted traffic stop on a suspected drunk driver. At about 8 p.m. the suspect began traveling on Michigan Road and then north on US 31. At one point his vehicle was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of US 30. The red pick-up truck took the North Michigan Road exit and traveled north on Michigan Road to Higbee Corner heading westbound. At times his speed was in excess of 100 miles per hour.

Former Culverite’s battle for life reignited, 25 years later

February 23, 2012

Many in Culver will remember Christian Snyder’s battle with cancer as a teen. Many likely are not aware, however, that the raditation treatment which saved his life then is now threatening his life. At just 13, Chris was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

"We were told to be happy for every day he was with us," recalls mom Darlene. "Churches all over the U.S. and the Plymouth area were praying for him."

Store takes proactive approach, pulls sprouts

February 23, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Jimmy John’s in Plymouth took a precautionary step by pulling spouts from its sandwich offerings many months ago. Reports of outbreaks of salmonella and E.coli in 2010-11 in other areas lead to the action.

3 charged with arson in Kosciusko County

February 23, 2012

BURKET — Two 17-year-olds and Jon Rightsell, 23, of Mentone, were arrested Wednesday night and charged with arson after a fire broke out at Burket Alternative School in Burket. Burket fire personnel quickly extinguished the fire and called the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department to investigate what appeared to be suspicious individuals near the scene.

Comfort Inn work to end by festival

February 23, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Construction could begin once more on the Comfort Inn on Michigan Street in Plymouth. For more than two years, a sign in front of the structure said the hotel would be opened in 2010. However, since 2010 has come and gone, Mayor Mark Senter added the project to his list of what he terms “eyesores” in the community that he hopes to see improved.
Senter recently published the list as a part of his “Operation Bright Spot” project and, as anticipated, has now been getting responses from owners.

Lady Pilgrims coach Cox retires

February 23, 2012

PLYMOUTH — After more than 20 years and a dozen championships, Plymouth High School girls basketball coach Dave Cox is retiring, the school announced Wednesday.
Cox leaves the program as the school’s all-time winningest hoops coach with 308 victories to his credit.

McNeil, Mercer are All-NLC for Plymouth

February 23, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth senior guard Ryan McNeil and sophomore center Mack Mercer have been named to the 2011-12 All-Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball team, while senior forward John Ruff was given All-NLC Honorable Mention.

February 22nd

UPDATE: Coroner says man drowned after truck slid into water-filled ditch last week

February 22, 2012

BOURBON — Marshall County coroner Bill Clevenger said Wednesday that alcohol and drugs were not a factor in last Thursday's early morning crash that killed Louis J. Cady, 75, of Nappanee. Preliminary autopsy reports indicate that Cady drowned when his truck landed upside down in a water-filled ditch on Beech Road.
When found, Cady was wearing his seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Clevenger.

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Anne Castleman

February 22, 2012

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Anne Castleman
Aug. 3, 1930-Feb. 19, 2012
ARGOS — Elizabeth “Betty” Anne Castleman, 81, of 17068 Oak Road, Argos, died Feb. 19, 2012 at 3:05 a.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor – Culver following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 3, 1930 in Argos to Frank Orange Cowen and Hallie Belle Lowry. She lived all of her life in the Argos community.
Aug. 28, 1949 she married Rex P. Castleman at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, Culver.
She worked as a switchboard operator for the Argos Telephone Company, then went to work at the State Exchange Bank in Culver for 21 years.

Jean L. Langdon

February 22, 2012

Jean L. Langdon          
Feb. 3, 1931-Feb. 17, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Jean L. Langdon, 81, a lifetime Plymouth resident, passed away Friday evening, Feb. 17, 2012 in the Greencroft Healthcare facility in Goshen.
Born in Plymouth Feb. 3, 1931, Jean was the daughter of Clarence and Ruth (Beyler) Beals.
Jean will be remembered by her smile and unwavering love for her family.
She had a long, wonderful life, well-lived. She knew, and her family knows, that she is whole again and with Jesus in paradise.

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