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Too Rare To Cover?

August 31, 2012

BREMEN — Jake Sahlhoff, 26, of Bremen, is currently undergoing treatment for a rare and aggressive form of eye cancer at the Bascom-Palmer Eye Insititute at the University of Miami, Fla.
Besides the stress that comes with being sick and far from home, Sahlhoff is also concerned with one important thing — how to pay for his treatment.
Sahlhoff’s health insurance plan, through his job at Gurley Leep, is not covering the procedure.

Fried fruit debuts at festival

August 31, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Everyone knows that fairs and festivals have no shortage of fried food. This weekend, you can at least claim to be meeting your daily produce requirements by picking up some fried blueberries from Argos resident Bryan McGowen's new stand, located near the tennis courts in Centennial Park.
McGowen has owned Bryan's Concessions for 10 years, and has been trying to "break into" the Blueberry Festival for just as long.

PHS grad Flynn gets his wings

August 31, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Thomas A. Flynn, son of Tom and Kelsey Flynn, received his Wings of Gold in a pinning ceremony at the Naval Air Station in Kingsville, Tex., Aug. 23.
Tom, 25, graduated from Plymouth High School in 2006, and ventured off to Annapolis, Md., to attend the United States Naval Academy.

Local biz donates rehabbed city sign

August 31, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Visitors to Plymouth this weekend might notice the bright blue and silver sign at the Plymouth-Goshen Trail entrance to Centennial Park, commemorating the city’s 125th anniversary in 1998.
The sign was donated by Titus, Inc., a Plymouth-based business, in 1998 and recently refurbished for free by the same company.
“I noticed that the sign had started chipping and peeling and it just looked terrible,” said Tom Read, president and CEO of Titus. “I contacted Mike (Hite, park superintendent) and said, ‘We have to fix this before the Blueberry Festival.’”

Time zone group won’t have booth at Blueberry Festival

August 31, 2012

By Daniel Riordan
Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH ­— A single-issue coalition contends that it was banned from having a booth at the Blueberry Festival by outside influences.
The president of the Blueberry Festival board said it was simply that the booth wouldn’t fit in with what the festival is going for theme-wise.
Sue Dillon, president of the Central Time Coalition, sent a Letter to the Editor that appeared in Thursday’s Pilot News.
Dillon wrote “We are left to wonder whether pressure was brought upon the Festival Committee to revoke our permit.”

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