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March 30th

17-year-old suffers gunshot wound to the neck

March 30, 2012

CULVER — 17-year-old Andrea Bottomley was injured just past 5 p.m. Thursday when a fire near her residence caused a live round of ammunition to create what appeared to be a gunshot wound in her neck. There was no firearm involved in the incident. Bottomley was conscious and breathing, but feeling numbness. She was treated on the scene and later transported by MedFlight to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. She was discharged later that night.
The Marshall County Sheriff's Department and Plymouth Fire and EMS responded to the 911 call. The incident is still under investigation.

Weekend events

March 30, 2012

SATURDAY
• Argos American Legion is hosting a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for ages 5 to 12, and ages 4 and younger eat for free. Each ticket is eligible for a barbecue grill drawing. Tickets will be sold at the door. Carry-outs are available. Please call 574-892-6509 for more information.

Park Dept. egg hunt coming up April 7

March 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Park Department will again host a free Easter egg hunt for area children April 7 beginning at 12:15 p.m. The hunt will take place near the wooden play equipment at Centennial Park, and there will be three different age-appropriate sections where children can look for the eggs.
“We have one area for walking to 4 years old, one area for 5 to 7 years, and one for ages 8 to 11,” said recreation director Scott Michel. “There will be a special prize for each age group.”

Plymouth named in major lawsuit

March 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth is one of about 50 municipalities recently named in a major lawsuit, according to City Attorney Sean Surrisi. Kevin D. Miller was searched by a Plymouth Police Department K9 unit in 2009 following a traffic stop by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. Miller has since claimed that Plymouth’s K9 — and all other dogs trained at Vohne-Liche Kennels in Peru — are unreliable. Miller claims that the dog falsely detected drugs in his vehicle and that the search was traumatizing to himself and his wife. Miller was not arrested or charged.

March 29th

Science teacher's inventions help students learn in hands-on way

March 29, 2012

BREMEN — When George Cox, of Bremen, was teaching science to junior and senior high school students, he often felt frustrated that he couldn’t find ways to illustrate concepts to his students. To teach Newton’s first and second laws of motion, Cox used to drop an eight pound shot put and a softball out of an upstairs window at Bremen High School. The idea was to prove that the objects would hit the ground at the same time, even though they were different weights.
“I had to stop doing that, because I was creating (marks) in the lawn,” said Cox. “The school custodian made me stop.”

Edgewater closes after 15 years

March 29, 2012

CULVER — Sunday evening, the first restaurant to establish Culver as a great dining destination was darkened.
The Edgewater Grille, at 620 E. Lake Shore Drive, posted the announcement to its Facebook page Friday morning, acknowledging rumors of the impending closing of the popular restaurant — which had been operating without its liquor license for some weeks — were at least partially true.

March 28th

Plymouth man charged with neglect

March 28, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Darrel M. Scheuer, 61, of Plymouth, was arrested Wednesday after it was discovered that he had neglected a dependent woman in his care.

Next step for Park Jefferson

March 28, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Pending a meeting with the owner Friday, city officials plan to board up Park Jefferson Apartments on West Jefferson Street in Plymouth.
Building commissioner Keith Hammonds came before the Board of Public Works and Safety Monday to ask permission to take the next step with the property. Last month, the location was deemed “unfit for human habitation” by the Marshall County Health Department and all residents were vacated.
City attorney Sean Surrisi said that he had been in contact with the owner of the property and “he indicated that he is embarrassed by its condition.”

Nenycz could be Indiana's 'Soldier of the Year'

March 28, 2012

PLYMOUTH — After winning the preliminary 2012 Indiana Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year competition at the end of February, staff sergeant Jerry Nenycz, of Plymouth, is spending most of his time getting ready for the state-level contest March 30.
If he wins — and Nenycz is confident that he has a great chance — he will be named the Indiana 2012 non-commissioned officer of the year, out of thousands of soldiers in the state. The three-day long competition will test nearly every aspect of being a soldier, according to Nenycz.

March 27th

Culver firefighters assist in southern Ind.

March 27, 2012

CULVER — Six Culver men — five volunteer firefighters and one local resident — spent the March 10 weekend in southern Indiana assisting communities there with cleanup after tornados devastated the area March 2. They returned with sober thoughts on weather phenomenon and how the Culver community would handle such a disaster.

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