Archive - Feb 2012 - Latest News
One man is dead after a truck overturned in a water-filled ditch on Beech Road north of U.S. 30 just before 6 a.m. Thursday. The driver of a green pickup truck reportedly drove over the embankment and landed in a drainage ditch upside down.
The victim is a male likely in his 70's but police are still working to ID him and notify his family members before releasing further information.
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PLYMOUTH â€” On Sunday, Feb. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m., an open house at the new Community Resource Center at Adams and First Streets in Plymouth planned for the community.
This new building will house many social service agencies in a convenient location. Members of the T-Squared Committee are asking the community to come view its progress as the structure is nearing completion. Tours will be available and everyone interested in seeing the building is welcome.
BOURBON â€”Â Water/wastewater department head Mike Shoda came before the Bourbon Town Council Tuesday with the idea to stop adding fluoride to the townâ€™s public water supply. According to Shoda, fluoride in water may not be actually necessary and taking it out could save the town about $2,000 per year. Shoda also mentioned that he had spoken with the water department head in Walkerton â€” a town which has already ceased the addition of fluoride to their water â€” about the issue.
â€śThereâ€™s no law that says we need fluoride in the water,â€ť said Shoda.
Caleb and Angi Polando, of Plymouth, married 10 years
PLYMOUTH â€” Before dating websites like Match.com and Eharmony became popular, meeting people online was free â€” and that's how Caleb and Angi Polando met.
"It started with me and my friends trying to see how many girls we could meet (online)," said Caleb. "Angi was the one I talked to most."
To read the rest of Caleb and Angi's story, see the Feb. 14 edition of the Pilot News.
Bob and Shelley Heiden, of Plymouth, married 35 years
PLYMOUTH â€” Fernbaugh's Diamonds and Fine Jewelry, in Plymouth, held a "Cutest Couple" contest for Valentine's Day this year. Couples were given the opportunity to post their photos on Fernbaugh's Facebook page and try to get the most "likes" from their friends and family members.
Culver Elementary School's Soup for the Soul will return for a fourth helping March 14, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the school cafeteria, which is good news not only for hungry diners in the community and the students who will serve them, but the charities benefiting from the popular event as well.
PLYMOUTH â€” Andrew McNeal, 29, of Plymouth was crossing the median of U.S. 31 at the intersection of 2C Road around 1 p.m. Monday when he pulled into the path of a semi truck heading south on 31. The driver of the semi, Bozo Tazan, 51, of South Bend, was unable to stop and struck McNeal's minivan, causing the van to spin off the road. McNeal did not have a seatbelt on, and he was thrown from the vehicle. McNeal's passenger, 6-month-old Reese McNeal, was transported by ambulance to Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth. Injuries to the infant are unknown.
PLYMOUTH â€” A collision between a semi truck and a van Monday afternoon left highway 31 southbound significantly backed up for several hours. EMS and fire personnel were called to the scene of an accident at about 1 p.m. near the U.S. 31 and U.S. 6 intersection. One individual was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend.
The Plymouth Public Library is hosting "Dogs at the Library" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Marshall County 4-H Dog Club students and their gentle, well trained dogs will be in the Childrenâ€™s Room to allow children the opportunity to read to dogs. No sign-up required. For more information call the Plymouth Public Library at 574-936-2324 and press 2 for the Childrenâ€™s Room.