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Burn ban lifted

July 19, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Board of Commissioners has determined that with the recent rainfall we have received the last two days, conditions have improved enough to lift the Disaster Declaration that has been in place. The Disaster Declaration prohibiting open burning will no longer be in effect beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 19 today.
However, the Commissioners will be monitoring weather and drought conditions and if it becomes apparent that the dry conditions are increasing the risk of fire danger, the Disaster Declaration will be reinstated.

2012 Summer Olympics - question of the week

July 19, 2012

The Pilot News Group will be out on the street keeping up with the Olympics and asking your thoughts on several sports and happenings. You can answer by commenting on this story or on our Facebook page. We start off with this question, and July 27, will have daily questions for you to answer.

Here's this week's question:
Did you know, these are all 2012 Summer Olympic sports Friday, July 27 to Sunday, August 12? What surprises you on this list, and why?

Archery
Athletics
Badminton
Basketball
Beach Volleyball
Boxing
Canoe Slalom
Canoe Sprint
Cycling - BMX

Rescue tube donated to FD

July 19, 2012

ARGOS — Culver Young Farmers recently donated a Liberty Rescue Tube to the Argos Fire Department, after firefighters and some of the Young Farmers took a class on grain rescue sponsored by Purdue University in February.
The tube comes apart in four pieces, and can be wrapped around a person trapped in grain.
“A lot of us are farmers, and we need (the tube) in our community in case someone gets trapped,” said Culver Young Farmers advisor Mike Jones. “We decided Argos would be a central location for Marshall County.”

Heat affects attendance, sales at fair

July 19, 2012

ARGOS — If it seems like there’s been less traffic at the Marshall County 4-H Fair this year, blame the heat, said fair board president Dick Markley Wednesday.
“The weather is affecting the fair,” said Markley. “I’m not seeing as many people out, and some food vendors I’ve talked to have said they have had lower sales (than in past years).”
Betty Berkeypile, of Plymouth, co-owner of the Taco Garden truck at the fair, said that her sales have not necessarily gone done, but she has noticed that people are shying away from ordering hot food.

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