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October 21st

U.S. 30, King Road fatality

October 21, 2011

Marshall County Coroner William Cleavenger announced late last night that 72-year-old Frances M. Long, of Bourbon, died at 5:48 p.m. at the emergency room of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth of injuries suffered in a late afternoon accident at U.S. 30 & King Road in Plymouth.

She died of blunt force injuries sustained when her car was struck broadside by a truck. According to police, Long's vehicle was north on King Road when it pulled into the path of a U.S. 30 eastbound semi. The semi driver was uninjured.

Fire dept. seeks funds for training equipement

October 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Volunteer Firefighters are grateful for the support from the community as they continue to raise the needed funds for a training tower.
The department will be using the donations received from a mailing to local residents a few weeks ago to purchase the first two parts of a training facility that comes at a cost of $20,000.
The parts are built from shipping crates that have been galvanized and modified with such accessories as doors, windows, stairs, and movable partitions.

October 20th

Outlet delays raise Culver council ire

October 20, 2011

Virtually unanimous frustration at last week’s meeting of Culver’s town council reflected the prevailing attitude in the Culver community at large, regarding several weeks’ delay in movement on a project originally slated to take three or four days.

Replacement of a culvert at Lake Maxinkuckee’s west shore outlet began in September, and was still underway as of the October 15 weekend, due to delays in replacing a gas line running through the area.
Audience member Mike Stallings blamed NIPSCO, whose presence was required at the site to reroute the gas line.

LMC visits area farms; learns about 4-H

October 20, 2011

ARGOS — One of the main goals of Leadership Marshall County (LMC), sponsored by the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF), is for members to learn a few things that they didn’t know about the county.
That definitely happened Wednesday as the class visited two area farms, Argos Holsteins dairy farm and Vories grain farm, and heard from young 4-H members.

Plymouth native continues to 'spread the wave'

October 20, 2011

ERIE, Pa. — While the world mourned the passing of Apple creator and visionary Steve Jobs to cancer, his death had an added significance to Plymouth’s Mark Neidig.
“I was at a fundraising event when I heard the news,” he said. “I couldn’t help but think if we had worked a little harder, if we were further along in the research we might have been able to save him.”

October 19th

Culver resident credits granddaughter with saving life

October 19, 2011

CULVER — Mandy Morrison, 13, doesn’t usually spend the night at her grandma’s house on a school night. But last Monday, she did—and ended up saving her life.
Eileen Wright, a diabetic, woke up in the middle of the night coated with sweat. Her alarm bracelet was going off, signaling that her blood sugar might be dangerously low.
“Normally, I would just drink some orange juice and go back to bed,” said Wright. “But this time I was so out of it.”

Halloween parties, trick-or-treating times set for county

October 19, 2011

Area trick-or-treat and Halloween parties have been scheduled throughout the county.
Here’s a listing — please send all additions via email to
• Residential trick-or-treat is 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
• There will be a soup social and children’s costume party Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bass Lake Property Owners Building on S.R. 10. Cost is $6 for adults; children and seniors, $5. Kids 12 and under with a costume are free. All proceeds to benefit the Bass Lake Festival.

October 18th

Drunk driver hits house

October 18, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Charles Surber, his wife, and their two adult children were sleeping peacefully in their home at 16211 Pretty Lake Road early Sunday morning when they received a rude awakening.
A white Chevrolet pickup truck left the road, crossed their yard, and slammed into the side of their house, driving through part of a sitting room and a bedroom where Surber’s daughter was asleep.

Acclaimed photographer has Bourbon roots

October 18, 2011

BOURBON — Before he became a respected photojournalist at the Gloucester-Matthews Gazette-Journal in Virginia, Walter Becknell was just like any other teenage boy growing up in Bourbon. He took the first step toward what would become a life-defining hobby one day in 1938 when his father told the family about a hawk’s nest he had found in a field. Becknell’s interest in birds began that day, and he started his nature photography a short time later—taking his first photo with a Brownie box camera in 1939. He was 14 years old.

October 17th

Meeting addresses military side of wind energy debate

October 17, 2011

ARGOS — The cars filled the small parking lot of the Argos Municipal Building, overflowing onto the grass and gravel lots surrounding the area. It was 11 a.m. Saturday morning, and residents of Marshall and Fulton counties packed into a small room for an energy security forum presented by Operation Free—a coalition of veterans and national security organizations promoting clean energy.

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