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June 11th

Car show draws many

June 11, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The third annual P-Town Cruz’n car show was a huge success Saturday, as 143 total cars were entered into the non-competitive event. And if the amount of pizza consumed is an indication of attendance, it was a successful draw as well.
Many attendees walked away with door prizes, including two 32-inch TVs. Car owners were automatically entered into a drawing to win one of the TVs, and spectators entered to win by visiting area businesses. The more businesses they visited, the more chances they had of winning.

Team competition rodeo planned at Saylor's

June 11, 2012

GROVERTOWN — Just two weeks remain until Saylor’s End of the Trail summer rodeo event June 23. For a $10 admission fee, attendees can spend the evening admiring tricks and stunts such as bronco riding, cattle working events, barrel racing, and bull riding.
“We have two rodeos a year,” explained co-owner Laura Saylor. “This one is a rodeo with a twist, we call it. (Contestants) have to put a team together and there are six different events that they have to compete in. There has to be at least one girl on each team, and there can be no more than 10 teams.”

Gas line hit on Garro Street

June 11, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The city utilities department hit an unmarked gas line on Garro Street Monday around 11 a.m. while they were putting in a new sewer line in front of Hoffman's and the Plymouth Farmers Market area.
The Plymouth Fire Department responded to the scene, evacuating six nearby residents and standing by until NIPSCO was able to stabilize the situation. Plymouth Fire chief Rod Miller said that the gas line was accidentally hit while city personnel were digging a trench.

June 10th

Culver Boys & Girls Club auction June 15 offers host of items, entertainment

June 10, 2012

Have you ever wanted to go to the Kentucky Derby or receive flight instruction? How about staying in a house in Vermont or a condo in Colorado? For those wanting to stay close to home, Culver merchants have graciously donated use of their services and facilities.

These are among the items up for bid at the Culver Boys & Girls Club annual fundraiser, “Building Brighter Futures,” Friday, June 15 at the Lay Dining Facility on the Culver Academies campus from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
The evening includes a silent auction with over 175 items, a delicious buffet dinner, and a premier live auction.

June 8th

Kids bowl free

June 8, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Since 2010, Quick’s Lanes in Plymouth has offered free bowling for children every day during the summer months. John Reed of Quick’s Lanes said that 698 children have already signed up for this year.
“Some families may not be able to afford to take all the kids bowling, and it’s a fun, safe thing to do,” explained Reed. “This is our way of giving back to the community for the 30-plus years they’ve supported us.”

Argos stops adding fluoride to town water

June 8, 2012

ARGOS — Argos joined the ranks of other local communities Bourbon, North Liberty, and Walkerton Wednesday night when town council members voted to stop adding fluoride to the town’s water supply.
“The council had been given information, both pro and con (on adding fluoride to public water) about a week before (the meeting),” said Nick Wood, Argos water superintendent Thursday. “Last night I officially took that to the board, to discontinue fluoridation of our town water here.”

June 7th

Enter the Pilot News "Big Catch" photo contest

June 7, 2012

Mike Bonner took this photo of Mike Hawes at Berrien Springs dam, and the slabber crappie he caught on Lake Chapin Friday, June 1. The fish measured 15 inches. 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.

Enter to win Silver Hawks tickets

June 7, 2012

Enter to win South Bend Silver Hawks tickets from the Pilot News. Click on the link on New winners will be drawn weekly.

Law requires distribution of concussion information

June 7, 2012

PLYMOUTH — A new Indiana law now requires schools to distribute information on and evaluate student athletes on the risk of concussions when engaged in sports.
The law (IC 20-34-14-7) is entitled “Concussion and Head Injuries.” Included in the law is the requirement that before beginning practices or an interscholastic or intramural sport, both the student a parent must sign a statement saying they have been informed of risks. Any student receiving a suspected concussion during either practices or games must be removed at the time of the injury.

June 6th

Enter the Pilot News "Big Catch" photo contest

June 6, 2012

Robert Grigsby caught 52 pounds of catfish in the Tippecanoe River. 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.

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