Archive - Apr 2012 - Latest News
BOURBON â€”Â Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger released the name of the driver killed Sunday afternoon in a car/semi accident at US 30 and Cedar Road in Bourbon.
82-year-old Donald E. Ferguson, of Plymouth, was killed instantly late Sunday afternoon after his car was struck from behind by a semi trailer tanker truck on US 30 as Ferguson was making a right hand turn on to Cedar Road.
Cleavenger said that Ferguson's vehicle came to rest in a field on the south east corner of the intersection. Mr. Ferguson died at the scene from blunt force trauma.
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â The Marshall County Sheriff's Department received a call shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday from a 21-year-old female who was on foot in the area of Rose Road and Mill Pond Trail.
Officers spoke with the woman and determined that non-consensual sex had occurred between her and Wayne M. Davis, 25, who lived nearby.
The investigation is still ongoing.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth High School French teacher Monty Peden is going out with a bang as he and his students plan the last major event before his retirement â€” and before the end of French being offered at the school. Next year, Chinese will be a foreign language option for students in the place of French.
Pedenâ€™s students, as well as many other teachers and parent volunteers, are collaborating to hold â€śPHS French Olympicsâ€ť May 6.
â€śWe are modeling, as much as can at the high school level, the real Olympics,â€ť said Peden.
LAKEVILLE â€”Â The Union-North School Board voted to establish a new position of Director of Operations over custodial staffs, transportation, grounds and maintenance for the 2012-2013 school year. During a meeting on April 26, the vote on the matter was 3-2 with members Dave Grenert, Dennis Graf, and Mike Berger voting in favor and Rob Swathwood and Mark Dickson voting in opposition. The newly created position will consolidate the Director of Maintenance and Director of Transportation duties into one.
Six years after Culverâ€™s first-ever museum opened its doors, the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver is concerned those doors may close, which AHS leaders say would be a great loss not just to local history buffs, but to virtually all facets of the community and even beyond.
As many in the area are aware, the Center for Culver History, presently located in the lower level of the Culver-Union Twp. Public Library, will be forced to depart that space in approximately 18 months, following a decision by the libraryâ€™s board of directors in October, 2010.
Culver's EMS service is looking for a few community-minded individuals to fill much-needed gaps in the program's volunteer staff, a staff which has recently become markedly depleted.
The service can have up to 30 EMTs, says director Chuck Dilts, and 16 drivers. And while Culver's service has rarely quite attained those levels, right now numbers are low enough to prove challenging, at times, for those who are involved, not to mention expensive to taxpayers over the course of time, since hours must be covered, even if it means bringing in paid staff.
The following is the complete list of results of feature racees in Fridayâ€™s opening night at Plymouth Speedway (Listed in order of place, #Car, Name):
OUTLAW LATE MODEL
#2B, Rich Boal
#95, Steve Stacy
#6X, Mike Shewchuk
#29, Roger Northrup
#11R, J.R. Roahrig
#42, Brian Ross
#28, Shawn Amor
#14BU, Bobby Stremme
#14, Michael Thayer
#4, Adam Terry
#3, Mike Horvath
#67T, Zach Tanner
#1, Scott Ross
#28, Shawn Amor
#12G, Kevin Gunkel
#14, Rich Boal
#49, Craig Bontrager
#31, John Marshall
#84, Tom Hellinga
#54, David Long
#2, PeeWee Warren
PLYMOUTH â€” Providing a support base for the Plymouth Community Schools far into the future will be the task of a newly-forming group.
The Plymouth Education Foundation will be a not-for-profit fundraising organization committed to support the programs of the Plymouth Community School Corporation in order to provide opportunities that enhance student learning and achievement, promote social and emotional development ofÂ students, and contribute to a strong community through a belief that education is a key.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Cook building on Michigan Street will be removed over the next several weeks, as part of the River Park Square downtown renovation project. One of the first steps was allowing Habitat for Humanity ReStore workers to go through the sizable empty building, removing anything of value. They did so Friday, and found more than they expected.
"I'd never been in here before, and when I came in my eyes just lit up," said ReStore store manager Stephen Guriel, as he and other volunteers removed boards from the walls.
PLYMOUTH â€” Sean McNab was arrested Thursday for theft, following a report that some coins and other currency had been taken from the residence of Howard Schillaci on Olive Road in Plymouth.