Archive - Apr 2012 - News Article
For the fifth year in a row and from across economic, geographic, and age-related boundaries, hundreds gathered at Culver Academies' multi-purpose building Friday night to fight cancer and help bolster a fund-raising marvel for a small, Midwestern community.
PLYMOUTH â€” Several large indoor garage sales are happening this weekend in Marshall County:
â€˘ Grace Baptist Christian School multifamily garage sale will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Midwest building on Michigan Street by the Plymouth Airport. Everything from kids to adult clothing, furniture, books, toys, glassware and other great bargains will be available. Funds raised will help GBCS's missions trip to Grenada.
PLYMOUTH â€” Three individuals were arrested Thursday night on U.S. 31 near 9A Road when Plymouth Police Department's K9 unit discovered two active meth labs in their vehicle.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Grants Committee of the Marshall County Community Foundation awarded the first round of General Endowment Fund and Ralph C. Vonnegut Jr. Grants for 2012 during a press conference held Tuesday, April 10, in Plymouth.
General Endowment Fund grants
MARSHALL CO. â€” Itâ€™s time to start thinking about paying property taxes for 2012, and Marshall County treasurer Debbie VanDeMark wants to make sure county residents know she and her staff is available to help if needed.
â€śOne frequently asked question is people wondering why their tax bill went up,â€ť said VanDeMark. â€śWe can explain what area caused the (increase).â€ť
She added that a higher bill usually results from a change in the property assessment, a change in the tax rate, or a change in deductions.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â An unknown person broke into a trailer at Jellystone Park Tuesday evening around 9 p.m. Marshall County Sheriff's Department officer Nicholas Laffoon arrived at the scene and found that a side window of the trailer had been forced open, but nothing was found missing. Anyone with information about the incident should contact the sheriff's department at 574-936-3187.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Although Billie Carothers is now 18, headed to college in the fall, and thinking about a future in teaching, executive director of the Marshall County Boys and Girls Club Billie Treber still recalls the day that she met her namesake.
â€śI remember when she walked into the club for the first time,â€ť said Treber. â€śShe was a little 8-year-old with blond pigtails.â€ť
Treber and Carothers formed a close bond over Carothersâ€™ 10 years as a club member, and Treber will be accompanying Carothers this weekend to compete in a state-wide â€śYouth of the Yearâ€ť contest in Indianapolis.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger would like to be able to text on the job. Far from being a distraction, however, Cleavenger told county commissioners Monday that texting capabilities on his and his deputiesâ€™ county-issued cell phones would make their jobs easier and more efficient.
â€śBetter than 99.5 percent of calls in the last three years have come through the countyâ€™s 911 center, and they use computer aided dispatch (CAD),â€ť said Cleavenger.
CULVER, Ind. â€“ More than 50 teams and 400 participants will be involved Friday, April 20, in the fifth annual Relay For Life of Culver. The overnight event begins at 7 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building on the campus of Culver Academies.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â A fundraising dinner and auction is planned for Thursday evening to benefit Operation Quiet Comfort, a non-profit organization dedicated to sending care packages to injured soldiers overseas.
"We hear about (soldiers) who are killed, but we don't hear about the ones who are injured every day," said organizer Jan Houin. "OQC strives to send an extra measure of comfort to injured soldiers."