Archive - Feb 2012 - News Article
Many in Culver will remember Christian Snyderâ€™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."
PLYMOUTH â€” Jimmy Johnâ€™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.
BURKET â€” 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.
PLYMOUTH â€” 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 â€śeyesoresâ€ť in the community that he hopes to see improved.
Senter recently published the list as a part of his â€śOperation Bright Spotâ€ť project and, as anticipated, has now been getting responses from owners.
BOURBON â€” 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.
PLYMOUTH â€” Lorraine Hoke of Plymouth, was uninjured when the car she was driving was involved in a crash with Phillip Boyd, of Marion, Tuesday around 11:15 a.m. at Oak Road and Jefferson Street in Plymouth.
Reports Plymouth Police Officer Mark Owen, Boyd had three passengers that were injured, but none appeared to be life-threatening.
See the video clip of today's wreckage below in the videos section of our website, and a longer version on our Facebook page. Search Pilot News, like the page today.
A pick-up truck with Michigan plates carrying several cattle crashed into a semi at the U.S. 6 and 31 intersection in LaPaz just before noon today.
The semi driver was uninjured and the pick-up driver was flown from the scene via Medflight for his injuries. LaPaz-North Township fire captain Matt Haskins said the driver of the pick-up was conscious and talking, but had injuries to his extremities. Find detailed information in tomorrow's Pilot News.
By Maggie Nixon
PLYMOUTH â€” Austin Schoff, 18, remains in critical but stable condition today.
The teen was flown to South Bend after being hit by a car in the 10000 block of Michigan Road around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Marshall County Sheriff's Department reported Lauren Tanner, 17, was driving north on Michigan Road near 11th Road in a 2009 Suburban, when she suddenly saw Schoff â€” who she said was wearing dark clothing â€” walking near the edge of the road and hit him.
Area residents were asked what they would do if they were President. Here are their responses:
Sarah Morrison, Culver fifth grader: â€śIf I were President, I would make those who litter go to jail!â€ť