Archive - 2012 - News Article
PLYMOUTH âÂ Local pet owners interested in spoiling their furry friend now have expanded options. Unique Pet Boutique and Grooming Salon opened in the Kroger shopping plaza last week, and owners Mike and Mary Flores, of Plymouth, canât wait for the word to get out about their new shop.
âWe carry a lot of pet clothing, specialty foods, and products that you canât find at Wal-Mart,â said Mary.
The national traveling exhibit âLincoln: The ConstituÂtion and the Civil Warâ will begin a five-week stay at the Culver Academiesâ Huffington Library with a grand openÂing on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m.
At the opening, visitors will step back in time as AcadÂemiesâ students in Civil War dress guide them through the exhibition and the displays highlighting events from the era. Period music will be provided by an Academies enÂsemble, and refreshments will be served.
A throng of hundreds braved chilly winds off Lake MaxÂinkuckee Friday, Oct. 5 for the official dedication of Culver Academies' majestic new White Devries Rowing Center, which not only replaces the longtime "crew shed" at the eastern end of the campus, but places in Culver a rowing facility to compare with the finest in the world.
Drug pipe found after traffic stop in Tippecanoe
TIPPECANOE â On Oct. 6, Marshall County Sheriffâs Department officer Les McFarland conducted a traffic stop on a 1998 Plymouth Van for a traffic offense at the intersection of West and Center streets in Tippecanoe. The driver was identified as Dustin T. Ford, 21. During the traffic stop, it was discovered that Ford was allegedly violating his learnerâs permit. It was also discovered that Ford had two active arrest warrants, through Marshall County for illegal consumption of alcohol along with possession of marijuana.
MARSHALL CO. â A high jail population is costing more taxpayer dollars.
As a result, Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin requested one additional appropriation and two transfers in the total amount of $36,215 at Monday nightâs Marshall County Council meeting.
The extra funds are needed for prisoner meals ($17,000), fuel costs and vehicle maintenance for the sheriffâs department ($15,715), and prisoner supplies ($3,500).
âWe have 155 inmates currently in the jail,â said Chamberlin.
According to Chamberlin, thatâs about 40 percent higher than the beginning of 2012.
MARSHALL CO. âÂ Seven Marshall County men died in the Vietnam War, and Greenfield resident David Hine wants to make sure they will not be forgotten.
Hine, who is retired from the Air Force, spends between 40 and 50 hours each week trying to locate photos of fallen Vietnam veterans from Indiana.
âThis project was started in 2009 by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund,â explained Hine, âIn Indiana, there are still more than 800 men that donât have photos.â
BOURBON - The fall chill made itâs way into Triton High School on Monday morning forcing school officials to postpone classes for the day.
âThere was no heat at the high school and room temperatures were around 55 degrees,â said Triton Superintendent Donna Burroughs. âI donât think that would have made for a very good learning environment so we decided to cancel classes for the day.â
PLYMOUTH âÂ As swim season quickly approaches, a local committee is still hard at work trying to raise money for a new pool.
The pool at Plymouth High School was closed earlier this year due to age and disrepair, and the high school swim team is currently practicing at nearby Oregon-Davis High School. Leanne Senter, PHS swim coach, is part of the committee seeking to build a new pool. The goal is to fundraise for the entire cost.
âWe have decided to have a feasibility study professionally done, to give us some credibility,â said Senter.
PLYMOUTH â Those wishing to support the local breast cancer awareness group Ounce of Prevention need to make plans to be at Plymouth High Schoolâs varsity gym Tuesday night.
Not only will the Plymouth varsity volleyball team be donning all pink to show their support, but they are also playing some really good volleyball right now.
The match with Northern Lakes Conference foe Concord starts at 5:30 p.m. and the cost of admission for adults is $5.
When Fred Schmidt entered the West Lafayette, Indiana dental office Kingdon âKibâ Brady three years ago, it took three people to help him walk in the door. Afflicted by severe tremors in his arms, legs, and other muscles, Schmidt, retired from Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, had deteriorated steadily over the 14 years since heâd been diagnosed with Parkinsonâs.