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July 5th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â Mary Beth Listenberger remembers participating in the Kiddieâs Day parade when she was young with her cousins. Now she is helping to organize the event as part of Plymouthâs second Friday festivities downtown.
âItâs just clean and simple fun without it being a big expense to families,â said Listenberger.
PLYMOUTH âÂ A multi-county, multi-police department car chase Sunday afternoon left a Plymouth Police Department squad car totaled and the subject of the pursuit behind bars.
The chase, which started near Martin's Super Market in Plymouth in response to a shoplifter, ended when suspect William Thomas Parks, 49, unknown address, rammed a PPD squad car driven by Cpl. Ray West. West received only minor injuries.
PLYMOUTH â For several months now, residents of Marshall County have been aware that beginning July 1, insured individuals (including children) will no longer be vaccinated by their local health department. This guideline was to bring local health departments into compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements. On June 30, the day before the change was to go into effect, the Marshall County Health Department received notification that the changes would be postponed until January 2012.
There are few entities so quintisentially "Culver" -- and so cherished by generations -- as that small root beer stand near the beach, known since 2003 as The Original Root Beer Stand.
This summer marks the 55th anniversary of the business operating in Culver, at 824 Lake Shore Drive. Prior to that, then-owner Donald "Casey" Jones had operated it in Plymouth, but moved the building, foundation, and equipment by truck from Plymouth to Culver! At the time, it was an A&W root beer stand, as it would stay for some time.
ARGOS âÂ As July rolls in, there is one thing you can count on in Indiana (besides more rain) â county fairs.
Marshall County is no different, offering fair goers an opportunity to overeat, attend livestock shows, view all of Marshall County 4-H membersâ spectacular projects, and much more. Though the fair schedules are available for pick-up in the Extension Office, around Marshall County businesses, and online at www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/marshall, we thought we would give you a sneak peak on the fun that will be happening July 10 to 16 at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Argos.
PLYMOUTH â New flood plain maps for Plymouth are scheduled to go into effect November 16, according to Keith Hammond, building commissioner, at the city council meeting Monday. The current maps have been in use since 1977. According to city attorney Nelson Chipman, the ordinance to accept the new maps must be passed in order for Plymouth to receive national flood insurance.
âWe are going to have more areas that are considered flood plains than before,â said Hammond later, adding that building on these areas comes with special regulations.
While many in Culver may have noticed extensive remodeling to the faĂ§ade of the new 115 Grill on east Jefferson Street downtown, thereâs been a not-so-noticeable change in the business and its sister restaurant, the nearby Yacht Club, which recently opened on the second floor of the Culver Cove resort.
According to John Zehner, developer of both projects over the past several months, the Yacht Club will depart from the Cove and join its operation with 115 Grill (which is located, appropriately enough, at 115 East Jefferson Street), with both entities combining under the Yacht Club banner.
PLYMOUTH â The Bremen Firemenâs Festival has been a traditional event in the area since its inception in 1950 that is anticipated by people of all ages.
Firefighters and other volunteers from the community work to ensure that the thousands of annual attendees have much to choose from: Food, music, games, rides, a parade, a waterball competition, fireworks, and more.
PLYMOUTH â As the nation prepares to celebrate another fourth of July Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter wants citizenâs of Plymouth to remember the cityâs fireworks ordinance and be mindful of safety.
âGenerally speaking we donât have a problem with people violating the ordinance,â said Senter. âWe just feel itâs good from time to time to remind everyone of the stipulations.â
The cityâs ordinance regarding fireworks states that:
-Consumer fireworks shall not be purchased by persons less than 18 years of age.
BOURBON â On the morning of April 25, 2011, a man who identified himself as Mike Johnson walked into First Step daycare in Bourbon and began questioning director Becky Wampler, who was taking care of her invalid father, about the facility.
The man said that he had a 2-year-old daughter and he was looking for a daycare for her. Wampler said that although he claimed to have a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, he appeared to be too old to have children that age. After looking into all the rooms, the man sat down on the couch.
âHe said, âIs this all the children you have?ââ said Wampler.