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November 12th

Third graders collect blankets for families in need

November 12, 2012

PLYMOUTH — For Kendalle Hunter Verkler, the project to collect blankets for local families started simply.
“When I was getting ready for bed one night, I had to go get a blanket because my mom always turns on the fan,” remembered Verkler. “I just thought about collecting blankets and giving them to people who need warmth for the winter.”
Verkler, a third grader at Washington Discovery Academy, decided to get her school involved in the project. She asked principal Andrew Hartley for permission to have a “pajama day” at school, where students and teachers brought in blankets to donate.

November 9th

Underage pregnancy leads to arrest

November 9, 2012

On Oct. 18, the Plymouth police Department received a report from the Dept. of Child Services regarding a 15 year old female that had a 14 month old child. This 15 year old female was located and it was determined that she had become pregnant when she was 13 years old.
After further investigation by Detective Leo Mangus a warrant was issued for Adam Macias in reference to the charge of Child Molesting as a class A Felony Nov. 8.
Adam Macias,24, North Walnut Street, Plymouth, was located and arrested on Friday morning by Mangus. Bond has been set at $10,000 cash.

Sahlhoff reflects on surgery, journey

November 9, 2012

BREMEN — In the past three months, 26-year-old Bremen resident Jake Sahlhoff has been through a lot.
He was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer in August and learned shortly afterwards that his health insurance plan wouldn’t cover the treatment he needed. Just last week, Jake finally went through surgery to remove his eye — and the tumor inside it.

Plymouth spellers to square off with state’s best Saturday

November 9, 2012

PLYMOUTH - Xanthophyll. Abyssinia. Mussorgsky.
Ok, now cover up the top of this story and spell those words. Or simply call one of the members of the state bound Plymouth High School Spell Bowl team and get a little help. Those three words are among the 3,500 on the list that each team member must learn and be ready to spell at a moments notice.
“The words aren’t easy,” admitted team coach and Plymouth High School Journalism teacher Amy Schmeltz. “But our kids are dedicated and they always talk about how the words they see in competition are words that they see on things like the SAT.”

November 8th

UPDATE: Town of Culver water restored, boil order in effect

November 8, 2012

Late Thursday night, water was restored to the town of Culver following a water main leak in the downtown area, according to town manager Dave Schoeff.

However, now that water is back on, residents should boil their water before drinking (see details below) until further notice from the Town of Culver.

From the boil water advisory:

Weidners pledge $100K for School of Inquiry

November 8, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth High’s School of Inquiry was officially renamed during the meeting of the School Board Tuesday.
The “school within a school” will now be known as the Weidner School of Inquiry. Daniel and Julie Weidner have pledged a $100,000 donation to be used for the program.

$8.5M expansion adds 20 jobs at Hoosier Tire

November 8, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The new rubber mixing plant that opened Wednesday at Hoosier Tire in Plymouth will benefit the company in several ways.
John DeSalle, vice president of Hoosier, said that the plant allows Hoosier to make rubber for their tires in-house rather than outsourcing.
“We now have the capacity to make 20 million pounds (of rubber) a year,” said DeSalle, “But we will not use all of the capacity right away. Long-term, we knew it was best for us to do all that manufacturing in-house.”

November 6th

2012 Marshall County Election Results

November 6, 2012

The following are election results from Marshall County ONLY.
They will be updated until we have final results
UPDATE: With 8 of 30 precincts reported.
7:28 p.m.
Barack Obama (D) 2940 36.62%

Mitt Romney (R)4920 61.29%

U.S. Senator
Joe Donnelly (D) 3658 46.02%

Richard Mourdock (R)3954 49.74%

John Gregg (D)3314 41.80%

Mike Pence (R)4382 55.27%

2nd District U.S. Rep
Brendan Mullen (D)3432 43.11%

Jackie Walorski (R)4265 53.57%

Superintendent of Schools
Tony Bennett (R)4195 54.33%

Glenda Ritz (D)3526 45.67%

Election Day

November 6, 2012

The line was steady and even out the door at times this morning at the Knights of Columbus in Plymouth. Voting started today at 6 a.m. though some were lined up as early as 5:45 a.m.
Other polling places reported brisk voting first thing this morning.
While Mitt Romney is almost assuredly going to carry Indiana in the Presidential race, competitive races for Governor, Senator, Representative and Superintendent of Schools was expected to account for good turnout.
In Marshall County, early voting was up from 2008.
The Pilot News will have full results in Wednesday edition.

November 5th

Tracking cold medicine sales not helping in meth arrests

November 5, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — A regulation intended to help law enforcement catch methamphetamine cooks is actually making arrests more difficult, according to Indiana State Police First Sergeant Niki Crawford.
Since the first of this year, retailers selling pseudoephedrine — the decongestant used in over-the-counter medicine like Sudafed — have “tracked” purchases of the drug through a computer system. This was mandated by Indiana state government along with limiting purchasers to 3.6 grams of the drug per day.
Pseudoephedrine is a key ingredient in homemade meth.

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