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April 24th

CES students 'wild' about visiting author

April 24, 2012

Popular children's author Buck Wilder (aka Tim Smith) paid Culver Elementary School a visit recently to read from his books, which include "Buck Wilder's Small Fry Fishing Guide" among others, and discuss the importance of spending time outdoors being active and enjoying nature.

Pictured with him in the school's media center are, (front row, left to right): students Linda Thamm, Addison Pohl, Lily Gregorash, Noah Parsons; back row, Landon Stevens, Wilder, Jake Rodgers. More information on Wilder and his books is available at

'My favorite school memory' in the paper today

April 24, 2012

Marshall County fourth graders shared their favorite school memories with the Pilot News and their responses, along with class photos, can be found in today's paper.

City water rates to go up

April 24, 2012

PLYMOUTH — City water consumers will see a slight increase in their water bills beginning this summer.
Monday night members of the Plymouth Common Council approved on second and third readings an ordinance amending water rates for the City of Plymouth.
Speaking on behalf of the increase was the city’s financial consultant John Julian from Umbaugh.  About a month to six weeks ago Umbaugh evaluated the annual financial report of the water utility and recommended a gradual increase which Julian said, “the result will keep the City in strong financial shape.”

PHS 'Drive' event will raise $ for New Tech school

April 24, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth residents may be familiar with Oliver Ford’s “Drive One 4 YOUR School” fundraising events, but this Saturday’s proceedings will be a little different.
“Drive Smart for Your School” will feature Lincoln cars, with money from test drives going toward the Plymouth School of Inquiry, Plymouth High School’s New Tech school opening this fall. For each person that test drives one of the cars, $20 will be donated to the school by Lincoln. Oliver Ford plans to match this, making a total donation of $40 per test drive.

April 23rd

Culver Garden Court hosts ribbon cutting, open house

April 23, 2012

Culver's Garden Court senior living facility held its much-anticipated open house and ribbon cutting last Tuesday, the culmination of some 15 years of searching for land, said Dr. Ronald Liechty, Garden Court board president, and over two years of work to prepare and build the facility.

A number of people gathered at the 801 S. Main Street Garden Court, where rooms were available for tours and refreshments offered.

Check out the Photo of the Week

April 23, 2012

A new Photo of the Week and Pet of the Week are uploaded to our website each week. To see them, go to the Entertainment tab and click on Photo of the Week. Don't forget, you can share your own photos! Click "Submit photo."
Note: all photos must be approved by Pilot News before being posted to the site.

Western Ave. closed this week

April 23, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Pending the Board of Public Works and Safety approval of the Delmonte request to work in the right of way today, Western Avenue, Plymouth will be closed Tuesday April 24 through Sunday, April 29. The closure is needed to repair the two Western Avenue railroad crossings just north of North Street. The industrial park will be serviced by traveling on Western Avenue north of the closure area. Delmonte will be the only company serviced by traveling on Western Avenue south of the closure area. Updates will be provided if there are any changes in the work schedule.

Ten years after closing, Pinder’s still one of Culver’s most beloved eateries

April 23, 2012

It seem hard to believe, but it's been 10 years (or will be, this fall) since Ed and Lora Pinder and family closed the doors for the last time on one of the most beloved local eateries in most residents' memories. Ed told the Citizen at the time it had "even older men my age" crying. "There were lots of tears," he said.

Treat on Gala: 'What a place, what a thing'

April 23, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Longtime Marshall County businessman Budd Treat and his wife Ajean were the recipients of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center’s annual “Catch the Spirit” award, presented Friday at a gala at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth.
The award is presented each year by SJRMC to Marshall County residents who exemplify the spirit of the organization—identified as passionate giving, enthusiastic service, and tenacious vision.

Online bullying at school: What is being done?

April 23, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Now that many Marshall County students have school-issued laptop computers, school officials are looking seriously into how to deal with bullying that occurs online.
“We are investigating programs that will detect threats made on social media at school,” said Plymouth Community School Corporation superintendent Daniel Tyree. “We want to use the one that we think will be the most effective.”
Tyree said that Plymouth principals are becoming more aware of the need to regularly check student’s computers to ensure threats are not being made.

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