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July 20th

'Battle of the Benefits' planned

July 20, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Eagles Ladies Auxiliary plans a benefit annually, usually to help out an individual. But this year, they’ve decided to do something a little bit different. The club will host a “Battle of the Benefits” where attendees can vote, using quarters, for one of three charities. The charity with the most votes at the end of the night will get 50 percent of the event’s proceeds, and the other two will receive lesser amounts.

July 19th

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.

July 18th

Water use now limited in Bourbon

July 18, 2012

BOURBON — Cooling off at the splash pad in Bourbon is now only an option during certain times of day, due to a town-wide water shortage warning.
The town is currently under a warning issued by the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Homeland Security because of the drought conditions. The goal of the warning is to avoid or reduce water shortage, relieve stressed sources of water, and to anticipate the need for mandatory water use restrictions.

Farm safety stressed at fair

July 18, 2012

ARGOS – Use duct tape on a wound? Improvise with whatever is in your truck? Yes, according to the Farm Safety Seminar at the Marshall County 4-H Fair Sunday night. Presenter Benni Weldy, a full-time paramedic and firefighter with the Zionsville Fire Department, is also the public education officer. The seminar was sponsored by the Culver Young Farmers and was well attended.

Culver Lake Fest fireworks likely postponed

July 18, 2012

The Lake Fest committee has announced, with regrets, that unless a substantial amount of rain fally by Saturday, the Culver Lake Fest fireworks may be postponed to a later date due to the drought. The decision is a precautionary one made by the Culver fire chief and department, according to Jean E. Overmyer of the festival committee, who notes that a rain date will be scheduled based on the weather conditions. “It will still be a great Lake Fest!” she adds.

July 17th

Culver offers cooling stations

July 17, 2012

According to town manager David Schoeff, the Town of Culver is offering the following locations as cooling stations for the local community from Tuesday July 17 through Thursday July 19, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Town Hall, 200 E. Washington St. and the Beach Lodge on Lake Shore Dr.
Those with questions please contact Town Hall at 574-842-3140.

2 arrested for meth, child neglect

July 17, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Jason Wolff, 29, and Jessica Goad, 24, both of Plymouth, were arrested Friday at Carriage Green Apartments after Plymouth police officer John Weir arrived at the apartments to investigate a report of a strange odor. Weir, Corporal Ray West and officer Christopher Miller attempted to make contact with the occupants of the apartment and noticed a male subject climbing out of the balcony. Police eventually kicked in the door to the apartment. An active meth lab was found inside, along with a 2-year-old child. The child was taken into protective custody and transported to the hospital.

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