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September 15th

No bids for airport project

September 15, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Aviation Board was prepared to open bids Tuesday night for a crack seal repair project for the Plymouth Airport. The only glitch, however, was that there were no bids for the project.
Chris Snyder of Woolpert, Inc., consultants for the board, said, “I reached out to all potential bidders.” He called the lack of bids “unprecedented.”
Referring to the changes in temperature as fall approaches, Snyder said, “We are running up a very delicate window.”
Board President Tom Flynn agreed: “We really have to do it before winter.”

Young Eagle Scout getting early start

September 15, 2010

PLYMOUTH — One local Boy Scout fully represents the term go-getter.
The highest honor for a Scout is to be named an Eagle Scout. It is an honor that remains on resumes throughout careers. The project for the honor of Eagle Scout must be completed by the time the Scout is 18 years old. Tylor Borggren asked himself, “Why wait?”
The 14-year-old will complete his project later this month and it will be dedicated on Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Chief Menominee Statue site.

Health officials report danger of West Nile Virus

September 15, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County Health Officials announced that mosquitoes captured in Marshall County have tested positive for West Nile Virus.  West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in 32 counties across the state. 
"As people are out enjoying the warm weather, I want them to be aware of this risk for infection with West Nile virus from mosquitoes, and I strongly recommend they take the simple precautions necessary to protect themselves,” said Dr. Byron Holm, Marshall County Health Officer.

September 14th

Young runner hasn’t lost sight of her dreams

September 14, 2010

BOURBON — Kyra Hackworth is one of those people who can’t take no for an answer.
The young student at Triton hasn’t allowed a car accident that took use of her legs away from her to stop her from doing things she wants to do. With the encouragement of her physical therapist at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center/Plymouth, Eric Holsopple, Kyra participated in this year’s Bluebarry Stomp for the first time.

Finding funds for Pioneer Drive

September 14, 2010

PLYMOUTH — While budget adoption lay in wait, the Marshall County Council had regular business to conduct and part of that was finding money to pay for the new Pioneer Drive.
The project is being built with a 80/20 match from federal funds administered by the Indiana Department of Transportation. Marshall County Highway Superintendent Neal Haeck came before the Council with several transfers of funds from his department to pay the bills. In the arrangement, the county pays for bills up front with reimbursement coming from INDOT.

County finalizes budget for 2011

September 14, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Members of the Marshall County Council had their pencils sharpened but they didn’t have to dig too deep to find the cuts necessary to meet budget goals for the coming year.
The projected final budget for Marshall County will be $10,594,073. The Marshall County Commissioners had requested that the Council not cut the budget below $10.3 million so as not to affect the tax rate for the county.

September 13th

UW celebrates its past, looks forward to its future

September 13, 2010

PLYMOUTH — It was an evening that brought 50 years of Marshall County history and caring into the same room for a celebration, but while the evening may have finally come to an end, the caring — and the task ahead for United Way of Marshall County — has not.
“I have the distinction to provide closing remarks for this celebration,” said Unit-ed Way Board President Rick Kreps, summing up Saturday evening’s festivities. “It’s an honor to do so and a very simple task. That’s because there is no closing.”
He explained the need for the United Way is a continuous one.

September 10th

Goldmine Pickers to perform downtown tonight

September 10, 2010

The Goldmine Pickers are making a special appearance for the Second Friday Downtown events tonight.
This unique folk group that nods to classic American genres while crossing traditional borders to create a fresh new sound is noted for its ability to shift from high energy barn-burners to laid back ballads.
Also on tap will be demonstrations by Senter Stage Dancing, Daphne’s Dolls, and Jana’s Gymnastics and Mr. Art (Heminger) the balloon man.
The fabulous, never equaled, and always a blast Fernbaugh's Jewelry Bounce House will be on Garro Street for everyone young at heart

Advance copy of "United Way News"

September 10, 2010

Members of the United Way 50th anniversary committee — meet for lunch and browse through an advance copy of the “United Way News” — a special publication dedicated to the 50 years of United Way in Marshall County. The publication will be presented during the anniversary party Saturday night and also inserted in the Pilot News, Bremen Enquirer, Bourbon News-Mirror and The Culver Citizen next Thursday.

Lake Placid not a normal pleasure trip for these local men

September 10, 2010

PLYMOUTH — A group of local men took a road trip recently. Literally.
By the time Greg Miller of Bremen, Chad Barden, Art Jacobs and Brad Serf of Plymouth were done they could nearly have biked, swam or run back home. The four didn’t take a normal weekend getaway with the boys — they participated in the Lake Placid Iron Man competition — a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and finishing with a Marathon run of 26 miles.

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