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April 29th

Police standoff ensues during medical call

April 29, 2013

PLYMOUTH - Officers from the Marshall County Sheriff's Department, Argos
Police and Bourbon Police were involved in a standoff on Wednesday night.

At approximately 11:40 p.m. officers responded to a residence on 11A Road in Plymouth. The Officers had been sent there to perform a welfare
check on a possible suicidal male subject. The male subject was reported to have contacted a suicide hotline and expressed a desire to harm himself.

Drivers urged to be cautious on roadways when farmers are present

April 29, 2013

MARSHALL COUNTY - Farmers across the county are anxious to get back in their fields and that means farm equipment traveling county roads to get back to those fields.

The Marshall County Sheriff's Department and the Marshall County Farm Bureau want motorists to remember to be on the lookout for slow moving vehicles, marked with the orange triangular signs. Vehicles marked with an SMV sign are traveling 25 miles per hour or slower.

Jogging for a cause

April 29, 2013

PLYMOUTH - The PTO at Jefferson Elementary in Plymouth has hit on a good way to tackle two problems with one solution.

Raising money for school programs is always important and PTO's have used many different methods over the years to help their particular school. More and more people are becoming aware of childhood obesity in
the United States and the need for young people to exercise regularly.

At Jefferson they tackled both this week as the PTO sponsored their Jog For Jefferson program.

Red Hat ladies celebrate anniversary

April 29, 2013

PLYMOUTH — One gets the feeling that hanging out with the Angels in Red women of the Red Hat Society is always a party. This Thursday, however,
the group of about 30 women had all the more reason to whoop it up.

Thursday was the 15th anniversary of the group’s founding. In honor of that milestone, the local chapter, which is based in Knox, Ind. marked the occasion in a very official way. Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter read a citation and Governor Pence issued a proclamation to commemorate the event.

April 26th

Horse Power

April 26, 2013

PLYMOUTH — John Childs and his wife Susan would be the first to admit that the way they operate their farm is not for everyone. It takes special people to uses horses instead of tractors.

The couple has operated Childs’ Farm in Plymouth since about 2006. They settled on the property not for the house, but for the pasture and barns. Once secured, all the additional land included in the purchase was a perk.

Free programming offered Saturday for weather radios

April 26, 2013

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Emergency Management is teaming up with Walgreen’s and the Marshall County Amateur Radio Club to participate in the NOAA Weather/All Hazards Alert Radio Programming Day this Saturday.

The event is a repeat from past years, in which people who own a weather radio can bring it to the Michigan Street Walgreen’s to have it programmed.

Wind energy topic revisited at County Plan commission

April 26, 2013

PLYMOUTH - The winds continue to swirl around Marshall County government with the issue of wind energy still being debated.

Proponents of wind energy came before the Plan Commission at their meeting Thursday evening to stand against the banning of the wind energy systems. Their point of view is that the issue is a property rights issue.

“It just goes against the grain to be told what you can and can’t do on your own land,” said Jerry Gurtner, a farmer from the Bremen area.

Sentences handed down in meth manufacturing cases

April 26, 2013

PLYMOUTH - Sentences of 10 years each were ordered in superior Court I Wednesday for two non-related cases involving the manufacture of methamphetamine.

In the first case, Joshua B. Baughman, 23, of Angola was sentenced in Marshall Superior Court I. Baughman admitted that on Sept. 17, 2012 he assisted in the manufacture of methamphetamine in a vehicle driving along US 30 in which he was a passenger. Two years of the sentence was suspended.

Plymouth High School, John Glenn named as top schools

April 26, 2013

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth High School has been named one of the top schools in the state of Indiana on the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 list. They ranked PHS number 26 for the state and 1812 nationally.

April 25th

Two arrested in Etna Green; charges relate to alleged meth lab

April 25, 2013

ETNA GREEN — Kosciusko County officers arrested two people Tuesday after discovering an alleged meth lab while attempting to serve a warrant.

According to the press release provide to The Pilot News Wednesday, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrived at a residence in the 9500 block of Old Road 30, Etna Green, at 3:43 p.m.

Deputies were met by one of the residents of the house who directed them to what appeared to be an active one-pot method methamphetamine lab.

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