Archive - Feb 2013 - Latest News
MARSHALL CO. â Inmates at the Marshall County Jail have some mental health problems âmore so now than ever before according to Sheriff Tom Chamberlin.
KOKOMO - The Plymouth High School Band was looking golden at this yearâs Indiana State School Music Associationâs solo and ensemble district competition on Saturday.
Plymouth students took a total of fifty-four solo and ensemble participants to the event. Each event is given a rating of a Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Participation. Fifty of the events from Plymouth High School earned a Gold Award and four of the events earned a Silver Award. None of the events from Plymouth earned a Bronze or Participation Award.
PLYMOUTH â Updated information for both current and prospective city residents can now be found on Plymouthâs new website, www.plymouthin.com.
The site launched Feb. 1, and Mayor Mark Senter said the goal is to promote the city.
âThe website is a big improvement from what the city has had for the last 10 years or so,â said Senter.
He said that the community links page will probably be the most used part of the site.
ARGOS â The Argos Town Council met in regular session Wednesday and heard a report from town attorney Derek Jones that the town had successfully bid on the property at 313 N. Grove Street, and now owns the lot. The property, sold at a foreclosure auction, will protect the townâs interest in back taxes due.
During citizen input, Charlie Howard complimented the town departments for the services they provide. He also lifted up Russell Wagers, a local resident, for voluntary and unheralded work replacing gravel at the cemetery.
On Jan. 29, Detective Sgt. Leo Mangus with the Plymouth Police Department received information regarding possible sexual activity between a 15 year old male and a 29 year old female named Lisa Tincher.
The 15 year old male was located and provided details regarding the sexual activity.
Tincher was located on Tuesday and admitted to sexual activity with the 15 year old that had occurred in October 2012 in Plymouth.
Editorâs note: This is a first-person account by 2012 Argos graduate Ally Rospopo. Rospopoâs senior project while at Argos was to work with Mileigh a puppy raiser before the dog complete leader dog training. Rospopoâs senior project was previously featured in the Pilot News.
When an Argos senior graduates, this is usually the completion of his or her senior project, but for me the journey continued.
The Culver park board's vote as to whether to allow a beer tasting event in the town park came down to an even 50-50 split, but the lack of a majority of favorable votes equaled a "no."
The decision came after lengthy -- and sometimes heated -- discussion between representatives of the proposed event, Evil Czech Brewery owner George Pesek and brewery manager Shawn Erikson, and the park board and audience.
PLYMOUTH - Several businesses received their automatic renewal on liquor licenses from the Marshall County Alcoholic Beverage Commission and one met Health Department requirements in a continued action.
Bertin Torres of Los Hermanos Lounge had come before the board at their previous meeting, seeking a transfer of a license for the bar. Torres had previously completed the purchase of the building for Los Hermanos.
Nothing is set in stone, but a representative from Hacienda confirmed that the Mexican restaurant chain is looking at Plymouth for a new location.
Rumors have surfaced that Hacienda is looking at the former Beef O'Brady's building on Miller Drive.
Beef O'Brady's closed its doors last month.
Jeff Leslie, vice president of sales and marketing for Hacienda, said that he couldn't get into specifics since there is no deal but that the company is looking at its options in Plymouth.
By Rusty Nixon
PLYMOUTH - The Plymouth Park Department has begun exploring the possibility of buying some land.
Property to the east directly adjacent to property the park already owns on the Plymouth/Goshen Trail has come on the market. The Park Board has begun the process of exploring if the cost might be worth the purchase of the 4.8 acres.
âThat would be a natural direction for us to expand if we ever would decide to,â said Park Board President Dave Morrow. âWeâve started to look into whether it would be feasible for us to purchase that property at this time.â