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The Town of Culver's annual fall town-wide yard sale will take place this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maps will be available beginning Thursday, September 27 at Town Hall, Culver Express and Osbornâs Mini-Mart.
Among simultaneous events scheduled is the Friends of the Culver-Union Township Public LiÂbrary's book sale Friday and Saturday, in the lower level of the library. The sale is from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Book donations are always welcome at the circulation desk in the library.
PLYMOUTH- Saturday is St. Michael Sesquicentennial Feast Day celebrating 150 years of St. Michael Catholic Church.
Jorge Mendoza, a parishioner of Mexican heritage, had a dream where both Anglo and Hispanic church members could celebrate with a huge religious event open to the whole community.
âThe spark gathered momentum when both Father William Kummer and Father Eloy Jimenez supported the idea of creating an outdoor event in honor of the occasion, âsaid Mendoza.
He called it â St. Michael Street Fair.â
Jorgeâs plan grew. Many individuals volunteered their time, ideas and donations.
LAPAZ â Cindy Wingett turned 105 on Thursday. The lifelong resident of LaPaz may have some memory loss, but she clearly remembers an event that happened when she was just 18.
Thatâs how old she was when she met her husband, Donald.
Although Donald passed away more than 40 years ago, Cindy lights up when she tells the story of how they met.
âI was with my friend, and she said, hey look thereâs two guys, I know them,â remembered Cindy. âThey pulled right up to the curb and talked to us, and we told them we were going to the show. They took us to the show that day, andâŠwell, that was it.â
WALKERTON - Thereâs a crisp bite in the air and that means the onset of fall in the area and with that John Glenn High Schoolâs Falloween Festival.
âOne of our objectives is to raise money for scholarships,â said William Morton, Principal at Glenn High School. âIt also allows many of our school organizations to raise money for their activities. Those organizations also donate a portion of what they make to the scholarship fund. I think in the past two years weâve been able to give away around $50,000 in scholarships.â
There is also another purpose to the celebration.
An Argos man who was jailed Monday and accused of having more than 80 âone potâ meth labs was released the same night due to what the Marshall County Prosecutorâs office called a miscommunication on paperwork.
Robert Swan Bowen, 32, of 116 Broadway St., Argos, was arrested along with David William Boone Cottrell, 24, Muckshaw Road, Plymouth Monday night.
Bowen was charged with dealing/delivering/manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia.
However, because the paperwork wasnât in order, no bond was set and Bowen was allowed to leave.
Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman visited the J.W. Hicks facilities in Knox Tuesday as part of her Hoosier Crossroads Tour. Skillman, who is nearing the end of her second term as Indianaâs lieutenant governor, has been very active in her support of economic development and the growth of Indiana businesses.
The Hoosier Crossroads Tour, which started in July 2011, will take her to all 92 counties in Indiana visiting local businesses and meeting with local officials. Before coming to Knox, she traveled to Pulaski County to tour Fratco, a plastic drainage pipe manufacturer in Francesville.
ROCHESTER â Roy Bell, of Rochester, will be in Fulton Superior Court Tuesday for his alleged role in the Nov. 22 shooting death of Wilma Upsall, 81, a former Knox resident, during a robbery that Bell and two other men, William Scroggs, of Delong, and Jason Miller of Plymouth, allegedly committed.
Bell is looking at a possible death sentence if convicted of shooting Upsall last November at her daughterâs home near Leiterâs Ford.
HAMLET â A family and the Hamlet Police Department are at odds over the circumstances of the death of the familyâs dog.
PLYMOUTH â Think you need a tan? Thereâs a new way to get some rays.
Malibu Tanning opened Thursday in the Kroger shopping plaza in Plymouth.
Owner Scott Strefling said that this his ninth salon â the others are in South Bend, Osceola, Elkhart, Granger, and Goshen.
âWe are trying to expand, and we thought this would be the perfect location for us,â said Strefling.
The salon is offering free tanning for their first three weeks of being open.
âThereâs no strings attached,â said Strefling. âYou can come in every day if you want to.â
PLYMOUTH â Itâs been 27 years since Pauline Pierson, of Plymouth, first heard about volunteering for the Center for Hospice Care.
She knew right away that Hospice would be a good fit for her.
âA friend of mine was telling me that Hospice would be coming to South Bend,â said Pierson, adding that she lived in South Bend at the time. âI asked her, âWhat is Hospice?â She told me, and I knew that was something I might be interested in doing.â