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December 21st

Pierce St. Bridge essentially complete

December 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Residents should be able to travel the new Pierce Street Bridge by the end of the week or sooner.
Mark Hollingsworth - construction engineer on the project - told the Marshall County Commissioners that the original opening slated for last week had been pushed back due to rains and flooding. He told the board that final railings and attenuators would hopefully be in place by Tuesday afternoon and that as soon as they were, the bridge would be opened.

December 20th

Starke County robbers flee to Marshall County

December 21, 2011

At approximately 9:15 p.m., Knox City Police were called to CVS Pharmacy on U.S. 35 after two men robbed the Knox store.
The suspects fled the scene, leading police on a chase that ended just north of S.R. 8 on Upas Road, where the robbers ditched their vehicle. The vehicle was located in a driveway at a residence near the Marshall/Starke County line.
More information is expected to be released later today.
Police arrested one of the suspects in Marshall County.

Photo of the Week features John Glenn basketball players

December 20, 2011

To view the photo of the week, go to the Entertainment section. Don't forget you can upload your own photos!

This week's video features Washington Elementary and Plymouth PD

December 20, 2011

To view this week's video, go to the video feeds section on the bottom of the home page. You can also see the video on our Facebook page by searching for "Pilot News."

Applications soon for School of Inquiry

December 20, 2011

PLYMOUTH — With the application date for applying for inclusion in the School of Inquiry at Plymouth High School only weeks away, Director Ken Olson is busy getting the word out.
Officially, the first day for submitting an application for incoming freshman for the 2012-13 school year is Jan. 3. Applications are expected to be considered until Jan. 15-16.
“The first 50 students to enroll will be guaranteed a spot,” Olson said. “If there are more than 100, a lottery system will determine those that will be accepted in the maximum of 100 students.”

Players take a day to help others

December 20, 2011

PLYMOUTH — This Christmas marks the second year that John Glenn basketball players have teamed up with younger students for a little holiday shopping.
“It’s hard to explain the smile on these kid’s faces,” said assistant basketball coach Ryan Reese. “They are so excited. (The players) are role models to them and they look up to them.”

December 19th

Watch this week's video

December 19, 2011

In this week's video, Boy Scout Troop 257 helps pack boxes at Oliver Ford for the company and the Plymouth Elks. See more photos on our Facebook page!

Local club tackles fundraising project for Riley's

December 19, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Eagles Lodge 1900 is hard at work contributing to the year’s state project — raising enough money to buy an ambulance for Riley Hospital for Children.
Since the club’s fiscal year began in June, it has raised $1,800, which is more than half its goal contribution of $3,000. All of the Eagles clubs in Indiana will raise money for a $250,000 ambulance. It’s worth the high price tag, however, according to Plymouth Eagles secretary and president of District 4, Brandon VanVactor, who says the ambulance is equipped for surgery mid-transport.

Good deeds bring Fortin good luck

December 19, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Buying a CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan for one of her granddaughters isn’t Marilyn Fortin’s only good deed.
Purchasing the certificate of deposit for a granddaughter’s college education automatically entered her into a contest for two free tickets to Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts game against the Tennessee Titans. When CollegeChoice CD called the Plymouth resident to tell her she’d won tickets, they learned she had knitted or crocheted 11 scarves for the Super Bowl XLVI Super Scarves Project.

December 18th

Comm. Foundation-funded sign helps Culver Lions' endeavors, care of historic station

December 18, 2011

For the few in Culver who haven't yet noticed, the Lions Club's community sign -- on Lake Shore Drive adjacent to the depot-train station the club calls home -- has had a major renovation, and is now completely electrical, with "rotating" messages, the date and time, and a much easier method of text-changing for Mike Overmyer, who operates the new technology.

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