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June 28th

Bremen will go ahead with fireworks despite county ban

June 28, 2012

BREMEN — The town of Bremen is going ahead with a public fireworks display on July 4 as a part of their annual Bremen Firemen’s Festival. Rich Martin, Bremen director of operations, indicated that they have a number of safety measures planned including watering down the field in Sunnyside Park two hours before the 10:30 p.m. fireworks display. Martin said the town has 13 pieces of fire apparatus that will be on hand and they expect most, if not all, of the 28 volunteers and 10 substitute firefighters to be at the event.
He said, “The wooded area nearby is green and cooled.”

Home named on 'Historic Places' list

June 28, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Andrew Sporner, a Plymouth native, grew up passing by the Hoham-Klinghammer-Weckerle house at 1715 Lake Avenue often, and he always dreamed of buying it someday.
“I fell in love with it when I was five years old,” said Sporner, who did purchase the home in 2010. “Something about the way it looked kind of grabbed me.”

June 27th

Excessive heat warning for Thursday

June 27, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning which will be in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday. Air temperatures and heat index values will range from 103 to 107 degrees. This type of excessive heat will pose a risk for heat stress for those with outdoor activities.
Clyde Avery, director of the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency would like to remind everyone to be prepared for the higher temperatures.
He released the following tips for staying safe in the heat:

Area's dry conditions halt 4th fireworks

June 27, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — The dangerous dry conditions that prompted the initial implementation of a county wide burn ban June 13 and a renewal on June 20 continue to intensify, according to Marshall County Emergency Management Agency director Clyde Avery. According to the National Weather Service in Northern Indiana, no measurable precipitation is expected through the 4th of July holiday making it improbable that the hazardous conditions will improve in time for 4th of July celebration activities.

Team volunteers to fix up playground

June 27, 2012

LAKEVILLE — The LaVille boys basketball team and members of County Line Brethren Church recently partnered to fix up the playground at
Gatewood Estate Mobile Home Park. Park owner Ralph Costello said that the idea came from when coach Michael Edison and assistant Jack Edison took the basketball team to the Dominican Republic.

Meeting upcoming to answer smoking ban questions

June 27, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — Starting Sunday, Hoosiers will be following the new law prohibiting smoking in public places and places of employment. Smoking will continue to be allowed in the following establishments:
A horse-racing facility, a riverboat, a facility with a gambling game license, a satellite-gaming facility, cigar bars, hookah bars, certain fraternal clubs, a retail-tobacco store, a bar or tavern meeting certain requirements, a cigar-manufacturing facility, a cigar-specialty store, and a business in a private residence.

Teen caught in same crime twice

June 27, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Andrew Benson, 19, of Plymouth was arrested Monday by Plymouth police for stealing electronics and credit cards from a vehicle parked in the Plymouth High School parking lot.
Benson was one of two teens arrested for a similar crime in February — he and the other suspect, a juvenile, had broken into vehicles at Triton High School and Bremen High School, taking items such as change, cell phones, stereo faceplates, and GPS systems.

June 26th

Enlarged Culver ropes course helps teach new ways of acting, learning, being

June 27, 2012

If you’ve ventured into the Culver Academies’ Bird Sanctuary this spring, you may have noticed that the high ropes course has undergone quite a transformation over the winter. The new course, constructed over 240 hours by Woodcraft and Ropes Course Director Sonny Adkins, is about six times bigger than the previous one— with two levels and 18 elements, including two zipline exits.

4 myths of education

June 26, 2012

There are four huge barriers to getting a college education—but they are not real barriers at all.
There are quite a few reasons for getting a college education and they are the obvious reasons you have already thought about. Your education is your planned effort to learn and build learning skills. A degree can help open doors to better jobs and build skills you need to create your own opportunities in business and life. A college degree is a useful signal to others that you can learn, and stay engaged in learning.

Enter the Pilot News "Big Catch" photo contest

June 26, 2012

Vince Poczik caught this 14 pound King Salmon out of Michigan City May 20.
Submit your “Big Catch” photos throughout June and July; photo contest winners will be notified Aug. 1. Email cstockton@thepilotnews.com or news@thepilotnews.com; or drop off your photos at 214 N. Michigan St., Plymouth; or mail to P.O. Box 220, Plymouth, IN 46563.

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