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The trial of Dale Hite, of Plymouth, began yesterday in Starke County Circuit Court, with Judge Kim Hall presiding.
Hite is on trial for an incident that happened Oct. 16, 2009, when the car he was allegedly driving crashed into some trees traveling 124 mph.
According to court documents, police were at a Grovertown residence investigating the possibility of someone manufacturing methamphetamine. While looking for evidence, a car approached the home and then sped away.
The driver of the vehicle shut the lights off when law enforcement officials began to follow the car.
Concerned residents not only filled the meeting room at Culverâ€™s town hall last Tuesday, but spilled into the hallways and office space as well, as Culverâ€™s town council heard details on possible rezoning from Ralph Booker of the Marshall County Plan Commission.
The controversy grew from what had originally been a county-wide effort to identify parcels of land in which part of the land was legally located in Marshall County and the other part outside town limits, in the county.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Several Plymouth High School Speech and Debate Team members traveled over the Memorial Day holiday weekend to compete in the NCFL (National Catholic Forensic League) tournament in Baltimore, Md. The contest, which attracted students from 775 high schools all across the country making up 2,705 competitors, is a difficult tournament that challenges all competitors through four preliminary rounds. There were 2,114 entries with over 250 per event.
LAKEVILLE â€” Current NASCAR Cup series champ Tony Stewart once again met with his fans to raise funds for Newton Park. All proceeds from the meet-and-greet and question-and-answer session Wednesday night with the NASCAR star will go to the park, and for the Little Hoosier 100, which will be held August 10 and 11 at Newton Park in Lakeville.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Some former Stone Creek Homes employees in Plymouth and Central City, Nebraska were grateful to find that at least one week of the back pay they were due was deposited into their banking accounts Tuesday; but with no job to go back to, the future looks bleak.
At least four former employees were on salary and have not received any back pay.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â About five years ago, it used to be Angieâ€™s Junk Garden. Now, the antique shop at 1431 W. Jefferson St., just east of Dairy Queen and across from Family Express, is owned and operated solely by one man â€” Jonathan Stigler. The shop has no discernible name or hours of operation, but what is does have is an incredible collection of uncommon and distinctive antiques. Those lucky enough to stop by while Stigler is refinishing furniture, unloading new finds, or arranging haphazard displays usually find what they are looking for, said Stigler.
PLYMOUTH â€” Running nearly 3,000 miles is a feat for any athlete, but 18-year-old Rae Heim is taking it to the next level by hitting the road barefoot.
Heim, of Las Vegas, Nev., stopped in Plymouth this week for a quick break on her coast-to-coast run across America. She is staying with friends â€” and friends of friends of friends â€” along her journey in order to keep costs down. This week, she stayed with the Shidler family in Plymouth.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â A juvenile and her parents visited the Plymouth Police Department Sunday to report that the child had been inappropriately touched. An investigation was done, which led to the arrest of Roberto Rosas, 38, of Plymouth. Rosas was charged with child molesting, a Class C felony, and given an initial court date of June 5.
Young Alina Pizur used to sit and cry, says her mother Barb, when working on her school reading assignments.
"She would know her sight words," recalls Barb, "but couldn't grasp a new word."
Alina's 2nd grade teacher, Tina Bailey, contacted Barb and discussed the specifics of Alina's struggles, eventually beginning to tutor the Culver Elementary youngster after hours, starting last December.
Barb has noticed a significant difference in her daughter's scholastic performance.
2012 Yellow River Festival Entertainment & Education ScheduleÂ
10:00 a.m. Welcome - Teressa Welborn; Invocation - Rev. Dr. Ron Liechty; Mayoral Proclamation - Mayor Mark Senter
10:15 a.m. Mark & Liza Woolever. This folk music set will include "The Yellow River Song" featuring the song's writer, George Schricker.
11:00 a.m. Johnny Appleseed (as performed by Steve McPhail)Â - sponsored by Del Monte Foods
11:20 a.m. Yesterday's News (folk music by Brent Martin)
11:40 a.m. Dr. Tom Buchanan (Professor of History at Ancilla College discussing 1800s medicine.