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May 21st, 2014

Bids opened for Dogwood Road drainage project

May 21, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — Sealed bids were open at the regular Marshall County Drainage Board meeting Monday morning. The bids were for the construction of the Dogwood Road Drain, a stormwater system, located south of U.S. Highway 6 and north of the CSX Railroad.

Bids submitted by four companies ranged from $63,000 to $75,000. The bids are under review and will be announced at a future meeting.

More on this story and other decisions of the Marshall County Drainage Board are available on Page 3 of today's Pilot News.

Auto theft charges filed in three counties

May 21, 2014

HAMLET — A South Bend man has been charged with stealing cars in St. Joseph, Marshall and Starke counties last week.

In the early morning hours of May 12, Hamlet Police were dispatched to the 500 block of North Starke Street in reference to a stolen vehicle, a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix. When an officer arrived, he noticed another vehicle in the area not belonging to the homeowners. Upon further investigation, it was identified as a stolen vehicle from Marshall County that the suspect left behind.

Animal bites costly and a health concern

May 21, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 18 -24. The goal is to bring awareness of the importance of pet owner responsibility as well as the how to properly interact with any dog. It is critically important, when it comes to reducing dog bit incidents, to be educated about canine behavior.

John Glenn names new athletic director

May 21, 2014

WALKERTON — John Glenn High School Principal William Morton opened Tuesdays’s school board meeting by presenting the new Athletic Director of John Glenn High School, Chris Manering of La Porte.

An open house for staff and faculty of John Glenn to meet Manering and get to know him is planned for Friday.

For more on this story, read today's issues of the Pilot News.

May 19th

Cemetery tour planned for tomorrow

May 19, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — A tour of six Michigan Road cemeteries is planned by the Marshall County Genealogical Society with an open invitation to the public.

The event will last from about 5:30-9 p.m. with a progressive picnic in the cemeteries on Marshall County’s section of the Michigan Road: Argos Town Park (Greenslope), Taber, Taylor, Oakhill, Fairmount, and County Line (Mt. Zion).

Drinks (water) and a light five course picnic (finger food) will be served in the various locations.

Storm season upon us

May 19, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — Rain is essential to the growth of spring flowers and green grass. Thunder and lightning are also common sounds and sights during the spring season. Sometimes the storms become severe and lead to threatening high winds and tornadoes. During those dangerous weather times it is important for everyone to be prepared.

The Marshall County Emergency Management Agency, law enforcement agencies and Skywarn Storm Spotters work together with the National Weather Service (NWS) to deliver accurate updated information to citizens.

Blueberry sculptures unveiled

May 19, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The first of the Blueberry Sculptures commissioned by local businesses and organizations were unveiled Saturday at the Plymouth Farmers' Market. The artist-created designs are part of an effort to promote art in the streets. Each blueberry will have a unique design, courtesy of a local artist.

For more on this story, check out today's edition of the Pilot News.

Bremen man dies in motorcycle accident

May 19, 2014

BREMEN - A 39-year-old man died early Sunday morning in a motorcycle accident on SR 331 just east of downtown. The accident occurred at about 4:30 a.m..According tot he Marshall County coroner's office, the motorcycle is believed to have hit several mailboxes in the 2100 block of the roadway.

Read more about the accident in today's edition of the Pilot News.

May 16th

From the Mayor's Office

May 16, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Mayor Mark Senter declares week of May 18-24 as Emergency Medical Services Week

MAY 16, 2014

WHEREAS, emergency medical services is a vital public service; and
WHEREAS, the members of emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and
WHEREAS, access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and

Montgomery Gentry headlining Blueberry Festival

May 16, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Blueberry Festival is getting into full musical swing with its lineup of acts for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

For their second year with a large concert, opening will be country singer Frankie Ballard, out of Battlecreek Mich. The grand event performance will be by country duo Montgomery Gentry, formerly out of Kentucky.

Tickets went on sale online May 3 for the Aug. 29 concert.

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