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April 17th

Inmates sue jail over correspondence

April 17, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Two inmates of the Marshall County Jail have filed suit against the jail over what they claim is a violation of their civil rights.
A new “postcard policy” began at the jail April 1, prohibiting inmates from receiving letters in envelopes from their friends and family. Instead, those incarcerated must be satisfied with postcards. The reason for the change, according to Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin, is that several letters have been sent to the jail containing dangerous or illegal contraband.

April 16th

Rash wins Ms. America pageant

April 16, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Nicole Rash from St. Louis, Missouri was crowned Ms. America 2012 at the national pageant held Sunday in California.
Rash, a Saint Louis, Missouri transplant, is originally from the small town of Plymouth, Indiana. She was Miss Indiana 2007, and received first runner-up in the Miss America Pageant in 2008.

For more, see Tuesday's Pilot News.

Gas leak contained, residents allowed to return home

April 16, 2012

PLYMOUTH — According to a report from the Marshall County Emergency Management agency, the gas leak near Liberty Street Depot on Pennsylvania Avenue has been contained, and residents are being allowed to return home.
A five block radius north and east of the leak was evacuated this morning by the Plymouth Police Department. Lincoln Jr. High School was put on standby but students were never evacuated.
LJH principal Dan Funston said that if the school was evacuated, students would be transported by bus to Riverside Intermediate School, where they could be collected by their parents.

Large heroin bust takes bite out of drug market

April 16, 2012

St. Joseph & Marion Counties – On the evening of April 10, 2012, officers with the Indiana State Police and the South Bend Police Department Special Operation Section worked in concert to remove more than 10 pounds of powder heroin from the streets. The multi-jurisdictional investigation that led officers to the estimated $400,000 in heroin stemmed from an investigation that started in Indianapolis during the summer of 2011.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Penn. Ave. area being evacuated

April 16, 2012

There's a natural gas leak and Plymouth Police and Fire are on the scene as well as NIPSCO. Officers are currently evacuating the immediate residential area. Lincoln Junior High is currently on hold awaiting information from authorities whether to evacuate or not.

The American Red Cross, Marshall County is responding and opening a shelter at the First United Church of Christ (321 N. Center St) for those residents affected by the gas leak.

Check back for more details as this develops.

Posted Monday, 11:11 a.m.

April 15th

Culver’s Titanic connection -- 100 years later

April 15, 2012

Of the approximately 700 survivors of the April 12, 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic ship, only one would eventually settle in Indiana, and August Wennerström made Culver his home -- a home he loved so much he named one of his children Culver. Further, evidence of the Titanic connection to Culver still exists in the form of three maple trees planted in memory of the children of the widower of one soul lost in the sinking.

April 14th

Debate over outdoor Culver dining ends in temporary agreement

April 14, 2012

After much discussion, Culver's town council gave a tentative green light to Cafe Max owner Susie Mahler to install a railing on the sidewalk outside her establishment at 113 South Main Street in downtown Culver, with the intention of full-fledged outdoor dining this summer.

April 13th

New educator for health dept.

April 13, 2012

PLYMOUTH — “Nothing ventured, nothing gained,” goes the old saying — and an exciting new venture is in the works at the Marshall County Health Department.
For the first time, the agency is staffing a part-time Health Educator, a position larger county health departments regularly employ.

April 12th

YLMC car wash/bake sale is Saturday

April 12, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Youth Leadership Marshall County students will be holding a car wash/bake sale fundraiser at Oliver Ford in Plymouth Saturday. The students will wash cars for $5 and sell baked goods for $5 each. Pulled pork from Log House Restaurant and Zentis Jam will also be on sale. All proceeds will go toward the Marshall County Humane Society and the Heminger House. The fundraiser is the YLMC's community service project.

Driver under influence causes damage to residence, injures 2

April 12, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth police units were dispatched to Plum and Harrison Streets Wednesday just after 5 p.m. Cory T. Berger, of Merrillville, failed to yield to Carolina Mendez, of Plymouth, who had the right of way traveling east on Harrison Street. Berger hit Mendez, causing Mendez to hit a residence. Two passengers in Mendez's vehicle were injured, and one was transported by medflight to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Berger was given a chemical test at St.

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