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June 21st

State-wide bike trip is a journey for equality

June 21, 2012

PLYMOUTH — When Philip Cooper, 61, of Bloomington, decided to take a trip across Indiana for a cause this summer, he chose an unusual method of transportation for a reason.
“This is neither more comfortable nor more effective than a bicycle,” said Cooper, standing next to his bright neon green elliptical-style bike. “It’s meant for cross training for runners, but for my purposes — to get attention — it’s ideal.”

June 20th

Nude man propositions woman pumping gas

June 20, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth police were called to the area of Family Express Monday around 9:30 p.m. by a woman who reported that she had been propositioned by a nude man while she was pumping gas.

Enter the Pilot News "Big Catch" photo contest

June 20, 2012

John Allyn caught this 20 1/2 inch largemouth from Gilbert Lake. Submit your “Big Catch” photos throughout June and July; photo contest winners will be notified Aug. 1. Email or; or drop off your photos at 214 N. Michigan St., Plymouth; or mail to P.O. Box 220, Plymouth, IN 46563.

2 conditional hires for city

June 20, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Fire Department has issued two conditional offers of employment, as announced in the city council meeting Monday.
These offers will stand provided all application and testing requirements are met. The two conditional new employees are Zach Marquardt and Nick Allen.
Also, the City Engineer presented three requests from United Telephone to install communication infrastructure on Harrison Street, Jim Neu Drive, and Pioneer Drive for LifePlex. The requests were approved by the board.

Commissioners to seek input on golf cart ordinance

June 20, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County residents will have a chance to make their opinion known on the Commissioners proposed ordinance to allow golf carts on county roads.
The measure was brought before the Commissioners in early June. At that time the ordinance allowed golf cart traffic only on roads with reduced speed limits or in neighborhoods surrounding area lakes and golf courses.

June 19th

CBGC auction shines for youths' brighter future

June 20, 2012

The committee behind the Culver Boys & Girls Club's annual auction and dinner event is recuperating after another evening of sparkling and convivial success -- to the tune of some $44,000 and counting raised for the club, according to committee chair Ginny Munroe.

Held Friday evening at the Culver Academies' Lay Dining Center, festively decorated for the occasion, and catered by the dining hall itself -- under the direction of Lee Wilhite and head chef Larry Surrisi -- the event was attended by some 200 area residents under the theme of "Building Brighter Futures."

Burn ban remains in place for county; GIS requirements for salary match discussed

June 19, 2012

PLYMOUTH — For years Marshall County has taken advantage of a state program that allows the county to receive a 50 percent match for Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery’s salary.
As long as the county met a certain point total on the state’s preparedness guidelines and Avery has continued to meet the standards set for his profession by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) — which the county and Avery have exceeded — then the state would pay half of Avery’s salary.

LDA shows variety through decades

June 19, 2012

BREMEN — Variety was the spice of everyone’s life Saturday night as the LifePlex Dance Academy presented its annual recital “Dancing through the Decades.”
Held in the Bowen auditorium at Bremen High School, the program involved child, youth, and adult dancers as well as professional dance teachers, highlighting the wide variety of dance instruction offered by the school.

June 18th

Artists to be celebrated June 30

June 18, 2012

LAPAZ — The Briar Patch in LaPaz will hold its fourth annual folk art show and sale Saturday, June 30. About 15 vendors will have their work displayed, and items include vintage, handcrafted, and antique items.
"For the last four years we have held this show in an attempt to showcase local artisans and encourage folks to visit Marshall County", said Phyllis Horvath owner of The Briar Patch. "I believe that small hometown festivals are making a comeback, folks crave the Mayberry days of wandering around the 'county fair' and seeing what their neighbors have to offer."

Plymouth alums celebrate at annual banquet

June 18, 2012

PLYMOUTH - Literally hundreds of Plymouth Alumni began the reunion season with the largest celebration of Plymouth grads of the year at the annual Plymouth Alumni Association Alumni Banquet.
As one of the highlights of the evening the Association welcomed Suellen Glaub Long and Dr. Robert O. Vore and posthumously Dr. Arthur Becknell Jr., into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame and celebrated the PHS class of 1962 as part of their 50th class reunion. As part of the celebration Pat Felke spoke on behalf of Plymouth’s latest graduating class of 2012.

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