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February 17th, 2012
LAPAZ â€” Thursday, troopers with the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section (MSS), the Emergency Response Section (ERS) and the Plymouth Police Department, served a search warrant on a suspected meth house in LaPaz.
The two month investigation was worked in collaboration with the Marshall County Sheriffâ€™s Department. Officers raided the home at 213 Vandalia St. in LaPaz around 8 a.m. No one was at home at the time of the raid.
BOURBON â€” In a group of more than 40 teenagers, it's rare to not see a single cell phone. But that's exactly what happened during Triton High School's recent trip to the Indianapolis VA Medical Center.
"We did not see one cell phone out while we were in the hospital," said Geri Newman, Triton High School nurse and chaperone for the trip.
"Some of our kids never stop talking, and the ones that never stop talking here were at a loss for words there," added Mason McIntire, athletic director.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth School administrators are wasting no time in making sure their students are meeting or exceeding the state standards set by the Indiana Department of Education and other states. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core States Standards
One man is dead after a truck overturned in a water-filled ditch on Beech Road north of U.S. 30 just before 6 a.m. Thursday. The driver of a green pickup truck reportedly drove over the embankment and landed in a drainage ditch upside down.
The victim is a male likely in his 70's but police are still working to ID him and notify his family members before releasing further information.
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PLYMOUTH â€” On Sunday, Feb. 19 from 2 to 4 p.m., an open house at the new Community Resource Center at Adams and First Streets in Plymouth planned for the community.
This new building will house many social service agencies in a convenient location. Members of the T-Squared Committee are asking the community to come view its progress as the structure is nearing completion. Tours will be available and everyone interested in seeing the building is welcome.
BOURBON â€”Â Water/wastewater department head Mike Shoda came before the Bourbon Town Council Tuesday with the idea to stop adding fluoride to the townâ€™s public water supply. According to Shoda, fluoride in water may not be actually necessary and taking it out could save the town about $2,000 per year. Shoda also mentioned that he had spoken with the water department head in Walkerton â€” a town which has already ceased the addition of fluoride to their water â€” about the issue.
â€śThereâ€™s no law that says we need fluoride in the water,â€ť said Shoda.
Caleb and Angi Polando, of Plymouth, married 10 years
PLYMOUTH â€” Before dating websites like Match.com and Eharmony became popular, meeting people online was free â€” and that's how Caleb and Angi Polando met.
"It started with me and my friends trying to see how many girls we could meet (online)," said Caleb. "Angi was the one I talked to most."
To read the rest of Caleb and Angi's story, see the Feb. 14 edition of the Pilot News.
Bob and Shelley Heiden, of Plymouth, married 35 years
PLYMOUTH â€” Fernbaugh's Diamonds and Fine Jewelry, in Plymouth, held a "Cutest Couple" contest for Valentine's Day this year. Couples were given the opportunity to post their photos on Fernbaugh's Facebook page and try to get the most "likes" from their friends and family members.
Culver Elementary School's Soup for the Soul will return for a fourth helping March 14, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the school cafeteria, which is good news not only for hungry diners in the community and the students who will serve them, but the charities benefiting from the popular event as well.