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October 22nd

Plymouth’s Langdon says thanks to the voters

October 22, 2010

LOS ANGELES — Plymouth’s Tyler Langdon is glad that things are getting back to normal — at least as “normal” as an actor’s life can be.
“It’s been the most stressful two weeks of my life,” he said with a laugh. “Every free moment has been filled with being on Facebook, emailing, reminding people to vote for me. Now I have to catch up with all the things I didn’t do. I’m sure I have about a billion e-mails to catch up on.”
Langdon was one of the finalists for the Hollywood Discovery Award — part of the Hollywood Movie Award portion of the Hollywood Film Festival’s week of activities.

Glenn marches to semi-state

October 22, 2010

WALKERTON — John Glenn’s marching band is no stranger to success.
Trips to the state finals in class D of the ISSMA state tournament in 1999, 2000 and 2006 had set the stage, but after moving up to class C the band had to adjust to the competition with bigger schools. This year’s band has reaped the benefit of that tradition, making it through the regional competition and on to the semi-state at Plainfield.

October 21st

Senior Expo: An Election Day tradition

October 21, 2010

PLYMOUTH — It is now officially an Election Day tradition in Marshall County.
Seniors will not only get to cast their vote, but spend some quality time with friends, get health screenings and find out what kinds of goods and services are available to them as the Marshall County Council on Aging hosts the Senior Expo at the LifePlex on Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Can you spell s-t-a-t-e?

October 21, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Ply-mouth High School Spell Bowl team is heading for competition at the state level Nov. 13.
The team, coached by PHS English teacher Amy Schmeltz, accumulated the third highest score in the state in regional competition for its class.

October 20th

The Pride marches on

October 20, 2010

By Carol Anders
Correspondent

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth High School Band Director Bryan Ames speaks proudly of the accomplishments of this year’s band as it heads into semi-state competition at Plainfield this weekend. The band participated in the ISSMA Regional Marching Festival Oct. 16. “The Pride of Plymouth” as they are known throughout the state ranked near the top of the field of 17 bands at the competition and were able to advance to the next level.
This is only the second time that the Plymouth band has advanced out of the regionals. The first time was in 2008.

Fire, police look for suspect in home fire

October 20, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Fire Department — in conjunction with the Plymouth Police Department — is conducting an investigation into a fire in Plymouth.
The fire happened Monday, Oct. 11 in the early morning in the 400 block of Miner Street, Plymouth.
The homeowner and a small child was home when the fire was set.
The person(s) who started this fire will be arrested and prosecuted for this crime.
Anyone who may have seen someone or something is asked to call the fire department at 574-936-2156 or the police department at 574-936-2126 with any information regarding this case.

Motorists should be aware of new stop

October 20, 2010

PLYMOUTH — While the dry weather has caused a problem with burning around the county, it has also caused a problem with the construction of the new Pioneer Drive – workers are finishing ahead of the asphalt.
Good weather has enabled dirt work and paving contractors to move at a very quick pace. Ron Wireman – DLZ construction engineer on the project – reported that the job was “43.2 percent” done to the Marshall County Commissioners. All work is complete between S.R. 17 and the railroad; from the railroad to Lincoln Highway and the 9th Road connector and the cul-de-sac.

October 19th

Art show winners named

October 19, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Two local art galleries held openings of new exhibits/ shows last weekend.
Inspirative and Heart-land Artists are both located in downtown Plymouth.
Inspirative Gallery presented “Contemporary Still Life” with selections from Dennis Woitkiewicz, Angela Leed, Scott Hatt, Anthony Droege and Glenn Howell.

Public Meeting at Lake of the Woods planned

October 19, 2010

BREMEN — The residents around Lake of the Woods will have a chance to sit down with the Marshall County Commissioners to here the county’s final decision about taxes to be assessed on private lake access areas around the lake.
Complaints about public access and placing of private piers in public right of way began a process by the county of looking into just who had ownership of the many area’s at the end of roadways to access Lake of the Woods.

Penalty for breaking burn ban heating up

October 19, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Commissioners have made an effort to put some “spark” in the countywide burn ban.
Abnormally dry conditions led to the disaster emergency declaration of a county wide ban on any open burning Oct. 6. With no real rain in sight conditions have continued to become more dangerous for the possibility of a disastrous fire caused by blowing of sparks from an open burn.
Three known field fires occurred over the weekend owing to open burning.

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