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May 4th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â Emergency responders were dispatched to the back of River Park just off Baker Street Tuesday morning when a concerned citizen located an overturned kayak in the Yellow River.
Plymouth Police and Fire & EMS located the kayak partially submerged in the river, several feet from the shoreline.
Several options were tried in an effort to pull the get the boat out of the water, and eventually emergency responders from the fire department lassoed the kayak and drug it to shore. There was no one in the boat and it appeared to responders that no one was around it.
PLYMOUTH â There is one more happy ending in Marshall County thanks to the quick actions of a Marshall County 9-1-1 Dispatcher and a very scared but level-headed new dad.
Two weeks ago at 5:19 a.m. John Rowe called 9-1-1 from his truck saying that he was on the way to the hospital for the birth of his son. He didnât think mom Alicia was going to wait for the delivery room. Dispatcher Jill Middaugh â a 16 year veteran of Marshall County 9-1-1 â was able to convince John to pull off to the side of the road and deliver the baby himself.
PLYMOUTH â The collapse of a culvert has caused the closing of Olive Trail
Monday afternoon the Marshall County Commissioners issued an emergency declaration closing Olive Trail one half mile south of Overmyer Drive. Olive Trail collapsed around the Dixon Lake outlet pipe running underneath the road, and the road is impassable.
The area of the collapse had been a problem area for county repair crews.
ARGOS â After an hour and a half and 17 words spelled correctly, Holly Rowe was named the champion speller at the 29th Annual Marshall County Spelling Bee.
The event was held in Argos High School Monday night. This was the fourth year that Rowe had qualified for the county event, but her first championship.
Coming in second was eighth grader Lucy Battersby of St. Michael School in Plymouth. Battersby made her third appearance after winning in her home school. She was also the second place winner in last yearâs event.
A little over three years ago, Lee Willhite and family opened Gladieâs Deli in downtown Culver. Now the restaurant is moving closer to home for Willhite, but also hopefully closer to where traffic from Culverites and visitors flows: 415 Lake Shore Drive, just a block west of the town park and public beach (on the east end of the building perhaps best known as the former home of City Tavern/Diner), and literally right across the street from the Willhite familyâs home.
PLYMOUTH â Athletes were preparing Saturday at Lincoln Junior High School for a very special competition that will take place Saturday, May 7 at Culver Military Academyâs track field. Adults from the Marshall-Starke Special Olympics team were practicing their individual sport and setting their best times for the upcoming competition.
Each will compete in several events ranging from running long jump, relays, javelin throw, shot put, softball throw, and 400-meter walk, to name a few. Those 30 and older will also compete in Bocce.
PLYMOUTH âÂ Rebuilding Together of Marshall County and Loweâs teamed up to make needed repairs on homes for local residents Saturday. They joined with groups all over the country where some 3,500 homes were slated for work.
Loweâs Charitable and Educational Foundation donated a $5,000 grant to help fund the projects. This year, volunteers were from First United Methodist Church, Blueberry Festival board, Trinity United Methodist Church, CentryLink employees, Plymouth Church of the Brethren and Evangelical Covenant Church.
INDIANAPOLIS â A local student will be helping other local students make a difference in another country in the coming month.
Cafe Max owner Susie Mahler wants to assure customers the recent addition of a bar at the longstanding Culver institution is no cause for alarm.
âNo, itâs not getting changed into a âhoochie bar,ââ she says with a smile. âThere will be no pole dancers, male or female!â
She points out Cafe Max has served beer for about 10 years and had a three-way liquor license for a year and a half. She says the bar, which was installed over two days last week during which the restaurant was closed, is largely about increasing night dining to the establishment.
PLYMOUTH â The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce is bringing back an old city favorite to the downtown.
Once again downtown merchants will be hosting the âPlymouth Rock of Gold.â The promotion that was a downtown favorite in the â60s, â70s and â80s, returns with more deals and prizes just like the first go around.
âLots of people who grew up in Plymouth remember the Rock of Gold,â said Chamber of Commerce Board member Anna Corbett. âWe have a whole new generation now that will get to know it.â