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September 30th

Education issues a major portion of senator's discussion in Culver

September 30, 2012

State Senator Randy Head (R-Logansport) paid a visit to Culver recently, updating members and guests of the Culver Kiwanis Club on the latest in the state legislature.

September 28th

Oldham remains critical but stable after blaze

September 28, 2012

The Thursday morning fire that left Jason Oldham of Tippecanoe critically injured was caused by a malfunction in the home, according to Tippecanoe fire captain Mike Walters.
“We did determine the cause, the source of the fire was from the utility room,” said Walters Friday. “It wasn’t criminal at all. It was a malfunction of something in the home.”
Walters, who lives nearby the Oldham’s former home, said that he had heard from family members that Oldham was still in serious condition.

Future of Culver’s town hall: renovate or move?

September 28, 2012

To stay or not to stay was the question of the hour at a Culver town council work session centering on the condi­tion and fate of the town hall, among other topics.

"This building is falling apart," said town manager Dave Schoeff at the early September meeting. "I think we all know that. I wanted to hear from the council about how they feel and what direction we should go."

Weekend happenings in Marshall County

September 28, 2012

Friday night:
• Elks Lodge, Plymouth will be serving dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Special is baby back ribs. Regular menu always available as well as specialty all-you-can-eat fish. Guests welcome. For further information, please call 574-936-3424.
• Spinning in the Spirit with artist Peggy Coffey will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the weaving studio of MoonTree Gallery, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson. For information on any MoonTree Event, visit or phone 574-935-1712.

'Father of Hoosier Tire' dies at 85

September 28, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Robert “Bob” Newton, 85, co- founder of Hoosier Racing Tire, died Wednesday afternoon, after a year of dealing with the effects of a stroke.
While it’s well known that Newton is the visionary behind the largest manufacturer of racing tires in the world, what most will remember about Newton is the heart he had for his local community.
“He and (his wife) Joyce were, and are, phenomenal people,” Hoosier Tire employee Irish Saunders said Thursday. “They did so much for people behind the scenes and never wanted their name out in public.”

September 27th

One dead, one injured after U.S. 30 crash

September 27, 2012

GROVERTOWN — A Pierceton man is dead following an early morning collision Wednesday morning in Grovertown.
Steve Mort, Pierceton, died Wednesday after the vehicle he was in struck a semi carrying a wind turbine propeller.
Starke County dispatch received a call about the collision around 6:11 a.m. CST.
When first responders arrived, they found that a semi hauling a wind turbine propeller was exiting the Grovertown Truck Stop, headed east on U.S. 30.
According to police, the semi’s load stretched across the westbound lanes of U.S. 30 and part of the eastbound lanes.

Annual 'Bark in the Park' event benefits Humane Society

September 27, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — Dog owners will have the chance to show off their animals Oct. 7, during the Marshall County Humane Society’s annual “Bark in the Park.”
Bark in the Park is a fundraiser for the shelter. A minimum pledge of $25 is required to enter, but participants can collect additional pledges. There is a prize for the person who collects the most money for the shelter.
There are also several contests that dog owners can enter. New this year is the “Cutest Puppy” award.

September 25th

Biomet's Miller to speak Wednesday at United Way kickoff

September 25, 2012

PLYMOUTH – Warsaw’s Maverick CEO, Dr. Dane H. Miller, is the featured speaker for the United Way of Marshall County Kick Off event in Plymouth Wednesday.
Dr. Dane H. Miller, co-founder and former CEO, President and Director of Biomet in Warsaw will address the Marshall County audience at 11:30 a.m. at Christos’ Banquet Center, 830 Lincolnway East, Plymouth.
Dr. Miller was CEO of Biomet for almost 29 years and grew the company from $17,000 to $2.2 billion in sales during that time period.

Houin set to take to air for charity

September 25, 2012

PLYMOUTH — There is no doubt about the passion Plymouth’s Jan Houin has for the Operation Quiet Comfort project.
And the public is invited first-hand as Houin jumps out of an airplane for the cause Sunday.
Houin began volunteering with Operation Quiet Comfort in early 2007.
Operation Quiet Comfort was formed in July 2004 with the express mission of honoring and comforting injured servicemen and women.
Soldiers are given things like “Go Bags” that contain a CD player, CDs, puzzle books, reading materials and cards and letters from across the United States.

Plymouth man sentenced in federal drug case

September 25, 2012

SOUTH BEND — A second Plymouth resident was sentenced in a federal drug case.
Andy Mitchell, 32, Plymouth was sentenced by Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to 77 months in prison and four years of supervised release after pleading guilty to manufacturing controlled substances including a mixture or substance that contained methamphetamine over 50 grams, a schedule II controlled substance.
The case, U.S. v. Lamarco Beard, is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Last month, Shayla Montague, 20, of Plymouth was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

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