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May 8th, 2013
ARGOS â€“ It is garden time again in Argos. For the second year, the town will sponsor a community vegetable garden, thanks to the Town Council and clerk-treasurer Patty Jones, who spearheads the project.
Last year marked the inauguration of the local fresh produce source for town residents. â€śThe farmersâ€™ markets in Culver and Plymouth are too far away for some residents to take advantage of,â€ť said Jones. â€śOthers might not have the money to spend on fresh vegetables,â€ť she added. Thus was born the Argos Community Garden.
Finding a location was a hurdle at first. Finally, the water department Chief Operator Nick Wood said: â€śWhy donâ€™t you use the yard right outside the water department fence? Itâ€™s not being used for anything, and we can provide a convenient source of water. As a result, the garden plot of roughly ÂĽ acre is located behind the municipal building and between the water tower and the water department (see photo). The water department also installed a faucet at the edge of the plot for convenient watering.
The next hurdle was soil. The soil of the garden was hard and difficult to till, much less plant. A friendly volunteer bulldozed the soil and gravel off to the side, and loads of good topsoil were donated and spread.
Then, there was the purchase of the plants, fertilizer, tools, and other necessities. Last year, these were provided ad hoc by interested individuals. The garden project was begun, although not easily.
This year, things are much improved, according to Jones. She insists that the project is not hers alone, but is a joint effort of the town. The plot is already prepared for a garden. She is asking for donations of plants (not seeds). She plans to grow potatoes in an innovative container method which will save garden space for other vegetables. She will grow several different types of plants, and asks that you call her at the Clerkâ€™s office to see what plants she needs. She is requesting no money donations to avoid having to account for money spent. The Town Council, however, voted to give her $200 from the promotional fund, which benefits the entire town.
Unlike some community gardens in which residents are assigned a small space and must then tend their own little garden, the Argos garden is communal. That is, vegetables will be grown en masse, and will be free to anyone who needs them. Jones and other volunteers will maintain and water the garden, and those harvesting vegetables are asked to deal with weeds as they see them.
(Published in the May 7, 2013 edition of the Pilot News.)
The Marshall County Coronerâ€™s Office and Marshall County Sherriffâ€™s Department are investigating the death of a Plymouth woman that occurred as a result of a traffic accident Tuesday afternoon before 4 p.m.
In a press release sent late Tuesday, by Marshall County Deputy Coroner Lisa Richards, Amber Gayheart, 23, of Plymouth, was pronounced dead at the scene of the single vehicle accident near the 11000 block of Lincolnway.
Gayheart was the only occupant of the car.
Richards and Deputy Coroner John Grolich are conducting the death investigation.
ARGOS â€“ Brave special education students from Marshall County entered the Dragonsâ€™ lair Friday as Argos High School hosted the first annual Dragon Olympics.
For five hours the eager athletes threw, kicked, ran, balanced, and pulled trying to win glory for their school. The real glory came, however, as they tested their mental and physical skills and stretched their capabilities to the fullest, spurred on by the cheers of their peers.
PLYMOUTH - The project to extend 7th Road in Marshall County continues.
In current plans 7th Road will become the major interchange for the city of Plymouth with the new U.S. 31 currently under construction.
That plan includes the linking of 7th Road eventually with Pine Road on the city's west side to create a single connection between new U.S. 31 and U.S. 30 just north of Plymouth.
PLYMOUTH - While it may not have been the complete ban that some were hoping for, on Monday the Marshall County Commissioners ruled on a revised ordinance regarding wind farms that had been tabled at a previous meeting.
BREMEN â€” Longtime Bremen resident and former Indiana Gov. Otis 'Doc' Bowen has died.
Bowen was pronounced dead at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Catherine Kasper Life Center in Donaldson. He was 95.
Funeral arrangements are pending through Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen.
"Governor Otis R. Bowen's contributions to the life of this state and nation are incalculable," Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement issued earlier today, "and I mark his passing with a sense of personal loss. His story is as inspiring as it is uniquely Hoosier."
PLYMOUTH - The methamphetamine problem in Marshall County reaches into more areas than just those involved with the manufacture and use of the drug.
Police have conducted two raids on properties on West Washington Street in Plymouth in the past few months, the most recent netted two arrests and an intricate methamphetamine lab on Monday. The county GIS system lists the owners of the property as Jim and Sharon Carnes.
Being listed as the owners of the property has caused both Jim and his wife to feel their reputation has been damaged in the community.
ARGOS - A pair of Argos High School students hope that something good may come of tragedy.
Richii Zieber and Mat Milliser are friends of Courtney DeMont, the Argos student who remains in critical care after and accident on April 18. The incident struck both deeply.
â€śIt really got me when I heard and I went for a walk,â€ť said Richii remembering that night. â€śI went to Matâ€™s house and talked to him because I wanted to do something to help the family and talked about maybe covering a song for her. On the way home I decided I was going to write a song for her.â€ť
ARGOS â€“ Now that the purchase of 75 acres of land has been finalized, the town faces one more hurdle - annexation.
In order to do that, the town council voted to petition as a landowner to the governing body, itself. This fulfills statutory requirements for annexation where the landowner is freely requesting the action, Argos town attorney Derek Jones said.
LAPAZ â€“ Fingernails on the chalkboard are a thing of the past as LaVille Elementary School prepares to install Promethean Boards in its classrooms before school opens in the Fall. While already fully integrated at Laville Jr./Sr. High School, the elementary school has only a few units in place now as a test. While some other county schools have similar technology, Union North schools will be fully equipped as school begins next year.