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July 14th, 2014

LaVille Schools purchasing used school buses

July 14, 2014

LAPAZ/LAKEVILLE — The Union-North United School Corporation approved to purchase two used school buses, a 2006 model at $25,000 and a 1997 bus at $4,000 that will be used as extra buses according to the needs of the corporation.

The Board approved $8,040 for personnel ECA positions for the 2014 to 2015 school year, as well as terminating the employment of Ginger Holbert and Elizabeth Horvath as part-time Title I Aides. The termination will result in the school corporation’s ability to consolidate two part-time positions into one full time position.

4-H 10-year members honored at Fair's opening ceremony

July 14, 2014

ARGOS — 52 members of 4-H who have invested 10 years were recognized as part of the annual Marshall County 4-H Fair's opening ceremonies.

The Fair opened yesterday and will continue through July 19

Photos of each 10-year members, the fair schedule for today and tomorrow and additional photos from opening day are printed in Monday's edition of the Pilot News.

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center celebrates with annual 'Gala'

July 14, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The annual "Catch the Spirit" gala was well attended by about 260 people, all of whom were involved in some way with St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

The gala was both a celebration and a kick off for a fundraising campaign. Honored at the event were the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ who received the Community Spirit Award.

July 11th

Chickens ruffling feathers in City

July 11, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The language of Plymouth's ordinance concerning livestock in the city limits is causing confusion, as reports of animals, especially chickens has increased since a board of zoning appeals meeting last week.

The ordinance can be interpreted two ways, making enforcement difficult, the City code enforcement officer said.

The Snyders in concert tonight at Centennial Park

July 11, 2014

PLYMOUTH — This Friday, tonight, Encore Performing Arts’ Music in the Park features the return of Southside Denny & the Snyders, blues artists extraordinaire. There’ve been some changes since their last appearance two years ago.

Though locals still remember them as ‘Southside’ referring to South Bend, Snyder moved his family north to Montreal, Canada in 2007. And the rest of the band, his offspring, have sprouted.

His daughter Lorrie, now 18, does vocals and bass and son Philip, 14, still plays the drums. And Denny cut his hair. The ponytail is gone.

July 10th

Open class exhibits accepted July 12

July 10, 2014

ARGOS — Open Class exhibits will be accepted from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, July 12 in the Open Class Building at the Marshall County fairgrounds. Exhibit guides are available at the Marshall County Extension Office at 112 W. Jefferson in Plymouth or online at www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/marshall, then click on Family on the brown bar.
Please call 574-936-5418 for more information.

Trial phase begins for Ferguson, Donohue

July 10, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Former Marshall County businessmen David Ferguson and Alan Donohue have been arraigned in court on charges levied last week that include theft and violations of the state’s Racketeering law.

Donohue and Ferguson surrendered to authorities on Monday afternoon. Bond was set at $15,000 each, which was posted quickly.

On Tuesday, the defendants appeared in court with Amy Griner, their attorney from Mishawaka.

Continued revitalization of downtown discussed

July 10, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The Downtown Revitalization council discussed ways to continue to improve the downtown area of Plymouth.

Coming off the successful ribbon cutting ceremony at River Park Square last month, suggestions include expanding the Greenway Trail through the park, acquiring additional houses or businesses to turn into greenspace and pitching empty lots to developers for possible housing.

While no decision on any of these was made, there are plans to acquire additional structures located in flood plain areas in 2016.

July 8th

The sirens remained silent through the storm

July 8, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Questions about the county’s weather warning sirens were raised at the county commissioners’ meeting Monday morning,
“I have heard some rumblings out in the community about the weather sirens not being activated,” said Commissioner Kevin Overmyer. “Have we found out why or do we know what has happened?”
Clyde Avery, of the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency, explained what he knew about the sirens to the commissions as well as concerns over the county's emergency plan not being utilized.
The complete story is in today's Pilot News.

Splash pad automation

July 8, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Mike Hite, parks department superintendent, reported that the establishment of the new River Park Square is going well, although the program is complicated and is still being worked out. One change to initial plans is to install a start button at the splash pad.
Other topics focusing on the parks of Plymouth were discussed at Monday evenings meeting including storm damage and refunds. For complete details pick up a copy of today's Pilot News.

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