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June 16th

Canoe-kayak ‘poker run’ to debut at Culver Lake Fest

June 16, 2012

Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council executive director Kathy Clark had an idea running through her mind for several years. While she enjoyed all the great events of Lake Fest weekend, something directly involving the lake seemed to be missing.

This year, with the help of environmental council members and Lake Maxinkuckee Association executive director Jane Grund, that idea has morphed into the first ever Canoe, Kayak & SUP Poker Run on Lake Maxinkuckee, to be held Friday, July 20 from 5 pm to 8 p.m.

June 15th

Culver author celebrates kids & summer fun with ‘Ice Cream Hotel

June 15, 2012

For Jack Johnston, the idea was so simple it should have already been taken: kids love ice cream and they love to stay in hotels. So the Culver resident’s new children’s book, “Ice Cream Hotel,” created a match made in kid heaven.

Actually, the idea itself started with a kid: Johnston’s Culver Elementary School niece, Sarah Luttrell, had created an “ice cream hotel” drawing for art class, and Johnston was immediately struck by the idea. So, though he’d never had aspirations to pen a picture book, he went home and in two hours had the story on paper.

Woman shoots self in Martin's parking lot

June 15, 2012

PLYMOUTH — An unidentified woman shot herself this morning in the parking lot of the Plymouth Martin's Supermarket.
Mike Smith was leaving the store around 9:30 a.m. when he noticed what looked like a woman sleeping in her car. He then noticed that she had a gun propped between her legs pointing at herself. Smith approached another shopper in the parking lot, Jamie Paxton, and asked him to call 911 because he believed the woman had shot herself.

Enter the Pilot News "Big Catch" photo contest

June 15, 2012

Mark Stevens caught this catfish in a gravel pit in Marshall County. 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.

Sample of county golf courses supports United Way

June 15, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — Need a Father’s Day or employee appreciation gift? United Way of Marshall County may have just the thing to cover the occasion while supporting local non-profit agencies at the same time. United Way is currently selling golf cards for $50. The card holder receives one round at each of the six golf courses in Marshall County: Mystic Hills, Plymouth Country Club, Plymouth Rock, Spring O’ Mint, Swan Lake, and Tri-Way.

Two LaVille seniors earn rare honors

June 15, 2012

LAKEVILLE — Kameron Flynn and Anthony Singleton, both 2012 graduates of LaVille Jr./Sr. High School, have done something that only three students at the school have done before. The two graduated with both academic and technical honors on their diploma.

June 14th

Holderman convicted

June 14, 2012

MARSHALL CO. —A Marshall County jury deliberated almost four hours Wednesday, after which it found Taran James Holderman of Warsaw guilty of Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Possession of Precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. After hearing a day and a half of testimony, the jury returned its verdict to presiding Judge Robert O. Bowen of Marshall Superior Court No. 1.

Weekend events in Marshall County

June 14, 2012

This week is Father’s Day weekend at the Farmers Market. Entertainment by MC Church Orchestra begins at 9 a.m. Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center will have free health screenings from at 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. There will be strawberry shortcake tasting free at the information booth. The Farmers Market is held from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in River Park Square at Garro and River Streets east of Michigan.
Other weekend events include:

Enter the Pilot News "Big Catch" photo contest

June 14, 2012

Justin Clark caught this 20-incher at Gilbert Lake, Donaldson. 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.

1 arrested for shoplifting, other charges

June 14, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Dollar General Wednesday and followed a suspect, Nicholas Hundt, 33, of Plymouth, in his black Jeep to the area of the Webster Center. Hundt was apprehended and police discovered that he had a suspended driver's license and packaging from the stolen item in his possession. An active meth lab was also located in the back seat of the vehicle. Indiana State Police meth team was contacted for processing and clean up. Hundt was incarcerated for manufacturing meth, theft, and driving while suspended.

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