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ARGOS â€” Although the Marshall County Fair week (July 15-21) is just around the corner, the superintendents of the Open Class displays are still welcoming entries of craft, foods, and sewing projects. According to Jane Yochum, co-superintendent for the Open Class, they usually average 400-500 exhibits from 125-150 exhibitors. Yochum has been overseeing the exhibits for the past 8 years. Helping her is Co-superintendent Karen McCartney.
BREMEN â€”Â A Bremen man was arrested after he led officers on a chase around town.
Wednesday, July 4 at about 11 p.m. Officer Siple of the Bremen Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of North Center Street in Bremen. When the officer approached the vehicle to talk to the driver the driver accelerated at a high rate of speed. Officer Siple then pursued the suspect through the streets in the northeast side of Bremen where at Mill and Center streets the suspect struck a trailer.Â
Due to unusually low water levels in Lake Maxinkuckee so far this season, as well as the heat index Friday night, Culver's annual Moonlight Serenade has been shifted from its planned performances Friday and Sunday, to only Saturday night this weekend.
PLYMOUTH â€” Encore Performing Arts will be hosting Alligator Blackbird for their second Music in the Park concert on Friday, July 6. The group combines rock, reggae, folk and pop influences to create a sound with something for everyone.
The group uses acoustic guitars, bass, ukulele, Cajun (box drum) and other percussion, along with vocal harmonies and the dynamic/soulful voice of front man Fabian Guzman, a Plymouth High School grad. This three-piece band can cover enough musical ground to satisfy just about any crowd.
PLYMOUTH â€” In deference to the extreme heat, the Plymouth Farmersâ€™ Market will forgo any activities other than a taste of blueberry shortcake.
The Plymouth Farmersâ€™ Market is held Saturdays from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the G & G parking lot at Garro and River, east of Michigan. Each weekend features entertainment and exhibits. The last day for the Market is Oct. 8, the second Saturday of the month.
MARSHALL CO. â€” The Marshall County Humane Society board met last week to discuss plans for the animal shelterâ€™s 30-year anniversary celebration, coming up July 21.
This is the first anniversary event of any kind that the shelter has had, according to board president Vickie Talcott.
â€śA lot of organizations donâ€™t last that long, and I think we are doing well,â€ť said Talcott. â€śI was here before there was an animal shelter, and it was not a good situation. (Animals) had almost no chance of survival.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” It was standing room only Monday evening at Plymouth Wesleyan Church, where it was estimated that well over a thousand people showed up to honor the memory of Cody Poczik and Hunter Brandt, two 16-year-olds who passed away June 28 in a tragic car accident. People filled the main sanctuary, lined the halls outside, and filled another separate room where there was a video feed of the service.
The Culver Academies Museum & Gift Shop, at 102 S. Main Street in downtown Culver, has recently become home to a unique and fascinating historical mystery.
The museum was contacted earlier this year by John Carr Pierce, who described -- and offered to send to the museum -- a Culver Black Horse Troop ring found on the beaches of Normandy on June 7, 1944, the day after the D-Day invasion.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€”Â An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect for all of Marshall County through Saturday. Temperatures are expected to exceed 100 degrees today and may exceed 105 degrees in some locations Friday. A combination of heat and humidity will push afternoon heat index values into the 105 to 115 degree range.
Indian lore and two local authors will take center stage at the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver's annual meeting Saturday, July 7, starting at 10 a.m., in the large meeting room of the Culver Public Library.