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Young wrestlers combines talent, faith to overcome challenges

April 24, 2013

PLYMOUTH — Graham Calhoun isn't quite like other boys his age.
For starters, the Riverside Elementary fifth-grader has been ranked the No. 1 wrestler in the country in his division on TheMat.com's Future Olympian rankings.

But Graham was also born a little different.

He was born with only one kidney, a fact that the Calhoun family only discovered a little over three years ago in November of 2009.

During wrestling practice one day, Graham noticed blood in his urine. When he went to the hospital to get checked out, the doctor gave him his life-changing diagnosis.

Woman dies from self-inflicted gunshot

April 24, 2013

CULVER — A 56-year-old woman from Claypool, Ind. killed herself Tuesday afternoon at a church cemetery outside of Culver, according to a press release issued by the Marshall County Coroner.

The woman called the 911 Dispatch Center and told the dispatcher of her intentions. When the woman could not be reached, officers were sent to the scene. Her body was discovered in the cemetery behind Poplar Grove Church.

No foul play is suspected. A note with contact information was found in the woman's car.

Weather radios programmed for free

April 24, 2013

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County Emergency Management, Walgreen's and the Marshall County Amateur Radio Club will program NOAA weather radios from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday at the Michigan Street Walgreen's.

“ We don’t have the ability to put warning sirens in every location in Marshall County, Clyde Avery, Emergency Management director, said. “The down side to sirens is that they warn people who are outside to seek shelter, but don’t give them specifics about the kind of emergency.”

Economic Development director introduced

April 24, 2013

The Marshall County Economic Development Corporation’s new executive director Jay Bahr shakes hands with Coca Cola executive Frances Ellert at a meet and greet open house at the EDC office. Bahr was hired earlier this month and came on board on April 15. He has more than 20 years experience in public sector management, including from a regional perspective with work force and economic development initiatives.

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