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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.”

August 30th

Culver EMS director resigns, council considers conflicts of interest

August 30, 2012

Culver EMS director Chuck Dilts handed the town council a letter of resignation last Tuesday, and discussion ensued as to some specifics of the leadership stepping into his stead.

After updating the council at its August 28 meeting on the status of several new members of the department, who recently completed final exams with good scores, Dilts said his departure as head of the service -- a post he's held for several varying years -- is "hard for me.

Heavy rainfall expected this weekend

August 30, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — The National Weather Service has issued a weather statement for Marshall County warning of the potential for heavy rainfall this weekend from the remnants of Isaac. Rainfall amounts exceeding 4 inches or more are possible. The heavy rainfall will likely lead to localized flooding especially in low lying areas and ponding on road surfaces.

Stay safe during flood conditions by remembering these safety tips:
1. Monitor the weather conditions and listen for potential warnings.
2. If flooding occurs, get to higher ground.

L’Max Film Fest - ‘Gift of Warmth’ slated for this wkd

August 30, 2012

The fifth annual Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festi­val, “A Gift of Warmth,” will feature two nights of films and fun, beginning with a Friday night recep­tion for sponsors of the event. Included will be live music, dinner under the stars, and a film com­petition featuring Purdue and Notre Dame student film-makers, who will in­troduce their creations.

Giving hope for Hope

August 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Giving blood is always a good idea. But for Plymouth High School students, teachers, and staff, the blood drive held Wednesday at the school was also a chance to support one of their own.
“The varsity club sponsors the fall blood drive each year,” said PHS teacher Laura Kruyer, who organized the drive. “This year, we decided to have it in honor of Hope (Banghart, a PHS sophomore recently diagnosed with leukemia).”
Donors signed a large banner that reads, “Get Well Soon, Hope! Your Family at PHS.”

Vendors, Crews Prep For Blueberry Festival

August 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH ­— Centennial Park was a buzz Wednesday in anticipation of this weekend’s Blueberry Festival.
Tents were going up, vendors were bringing their wares in and parks department employees were hard at work.
Larry Faulstich, vice president of the festival’s board, anticipated crowds of around 300,000 people to file in and out of the park over the four-day event.
“We have something for everyone,” said Faulstich.
From softball and volleyball tournaments to BMX shows and even arm wrestling, Faulstich feels like the festival lives up to its goal.

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