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February 13th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Andrew McNeal, 29, of Plymouth was crossing the median of U.S. 31 at the intersection of 2C Road around 1 p.m. Monday when he pulled into the path of a semi truck heading south on 31. The driver of the semi, Bozo Tazan, 51, of South Bend, was unable to stop and struck McNeal's minivan, causing the van to spin off the road. McNeal did not have a seatbelt on, and he was thrown from the vehicle. McNeal's passenger, 6-month-old Reese McNeal, was transported by ambulance to Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth. Injuries to the infant are unknown.
PLYMOUTH â€” A collision between a semi truck and a van Monday afternoon left highway 31 southbound significantly backed up for several hours. EMS and fire personnel were called to the scene of an accident at about 1 p.m. near the U.S. 31 and U.S. 6 intersection. One individual was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in South Bend.
The Plymouth Public Library is hosting "Dogs at the Library" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Marshall County 4-H Dog Club students and their gentle, well trained dogs will be in the Childrenâ€™s Room to allow children the opportunity to read to dogs. No sign-up required. For more information call the Plymouth Public Library at 574-936-2324 and press 2 for the Childrenâ€™s Room.
The Bourbon Public Library Book Club will discuss The Dollmaker by Harriet Simpson Arnow. The book club is open to any adult, and will be held the second Monday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the library. Even if you havenâ€™t read the book, come to be a part of the discussion and help select future books.
On Saturday, February 11, at approximately 8:40 p.m., a male subject was reported as entering the Family Dollar Store located 18701 S.R. 10 in Culver. Once inside the store the male subject approached the cashiers and displayed a weapon and bag then demand money from the cashiers at gunpoint.
Culver has been no stranger to triathlon events in recent years, but organizers of a new such event slated for August 11 feel â€śeverybody winsâ€ť due to a complete overhaul of the endeavor, with a much greater emphasis on the entire community -- and two local service organizations as beneficiaries.
Dana Neer, a lead organizer of the 2012 event and Wellness director at Culver Academies (and monthly Culver Citizen columnist), notes there were â€śsome difficultiesâ€ť surrounding the last two Culver triathlons a few years ago, which were led by outside organizations.
PLYMOUTH â€” Andrew Benson, 19, of Plymouth and a juvenile from Plymouth were apprehended Thursday by Bourbon and Bremen police officers in the Bremen High School parking lot. The two had been breaking into vehicles in the parking lot of area high school for several weeks, taking items such as change, cell phones, stereo faceplates, and GPS systems.
HAMLET â€” James David, a 16-year-old sophomore at Oregon-Davis High School, has missed a lot of school this year. He started feeling intense pain in his leg during the fall semester, and the pain is now so bad that he cannot stand without the help of a brace.
â€śIâ€™m out of school for the rest of this year, weâ€™re pretty sure,â€ť said James grimly.
If the new face around town in recent months has that strangely familiar look, you may be a WSBT-TV viewer, and you may have seen Erik Larson, as likely as not alongside his wife (as of New Years Eve) Savanna, formerly Shepard.
PLYMOUTH â€” Nearly 300 individuals in Marshall County were arrested for operating while intoxicated in 2011, according to a recent report from Sheriff Tom Chamberlin. OWI was the number one reason for arrests last year, followed closely by failure to appear and driving while suspended. Possession of methamphetamine was at the bottom of the top 10, however, which Chamberlin said is an improvement from past years.