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April 11th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” When Billy and Kathy Schoff first heard that their 18-year-old son, Austin, had been hit by a car while walking on Michigan Road in February, they never dreamed that he would be walking again and talking just two months later.
â€śFrom day one on the rehab floor, the doctors had a progress plan,â€ť said Billy. â€śThey had to keep scrapping it because Austin was progressing so rapidly.â€ť
The English composer, of the early 1900s, Frederick Delius declared, â€śMusic is an outburst of the soulâ€ť and for local talent Soulfyre this pronouncement is spot-on. The band proclaims their souls are on fire for music.
Warsawâ€™s famed rock-metal band Soulfyre is back in town this Easter weekend, Saturday, April 7 at the Dandelion bar, and ready to regale and delight their fans with the most popular, crowd-pleasing cover tunes in an unparalleled live performance.
The Marshall County Humane Society's annual spring fundraiser, Catsino Night, is coming up April 21.
Tickets are available for $20 and include an all-you-can-eat buffet. The shelter also accepts donations including money, name brand dog and cat food, stamps, clay cat litter, newspaper, paper towels, bleach, old blankets, and laundry detergent.
For more information on Catsino Night, or to purchase tickets, call the shelter at 574-936-8300.
ATWOOD â€” An Etna Green woman is in serious condition Tuesday morning after crashing into a tractor-trailer on U.S. 30 Monday evening.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â As part of an effort to make sure their six-county area is covered, staff of the Food Bank of Northern Indiana recently began offering a mobile food pantry â€” bringing food to those that need it, right where they are.
â€śThis is a new program for us in 2012,â€ť said Amanda Peterson, resource opportunity developer for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. â€śWe are trying to reach out to each county first, then individual cities. We are planning to do a mobile pantry in Marshall County once a month.â€ť
Listeners can enjoy music from Chad Van Herk Saturday, May 5 from 2-4 p.m. at the Young Amphitheater in Plymouthâ€™s Centennial Park, cattycorner from the High School. Chad has organized this live performance to raise monies for the Ingram family whose youngest son Trek Atlas has been diagnosed with Niemann Pick Type A, a frustratingly rare, incurable genetic disease which claims the life of those who are so-diagnosed by the age of three.
PLYMOUTH â€” Thanks to an alleged â€śprogramming errorâ€ť at the Indiana Department of Revenue, Marshall County is being reimbursed today for money it should have received over the last two years, in the tune of $1.4 million. Although the amount is not as dramatic as other Indiana counties â€” Marion County, for example, will be reimbursed $33 million â€”Â itâ€™s all relative when the county population is taken into consideration, said Marshall County auditor Penny Lukenbill.
â€śThe $1.4 million to us means as much as the $33 million does for Marion County,â€ť said Lukenbill.
BREMEN â€“ Birds and Birdies abound at Sprig Oâ€™ Mint Golf Course in Bremen. Well, birds anyway. Birdiesâ€”1 shot under parâ€”depend upon the golfer.
The birds, however, have been a winter ecological project of Brian Feldman, Golf Course Superintendent. In addition to his maintenance and planning duties during the off season, Feldman has busied himself building wooden birdhousesâ€”16 bluebird houses and four duck houses, to be exact. He then erected the houses along the fairways of the golf course.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â If you hear gunshots this weekend, donâ€™t be alarmed: itâ€™s just the Civil War encampment downtown. And if youâ€™ve ever wanted to learn how to throw a tomahawk, you might want to mosey on down and check out the â€śliving historyâ€ť event sponsored by a partnership between the Marshall County Historical Museum, Encore Performing Arts, and area libraries.
â€śWe are trying to give everyone a sense of the life of the soldier,â€ť said Anna Liechty, one of the organizers of the event.
PLYMOUTH â€” You may vote by absentee ballot if you are a registered voter of the precinct where you reside. There are three methods of absentee voting.
Absentee Voting in person begins today, April 9, in the Marshall County Clerkâ€™s Office, 211 W. Madison St., Plymouth, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. for the upcoming primary election May 8. The office will also be open Saturday, April 28 and Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Absentee Voting by mail can be done if you meet the qualifications listed below: