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April 23rd, 2013
ARGOS/PLYMOUTH â€“ Writing is like showing beef steers? Really?
Yes, said author Michelle Houts, as she spoke to students at Argos Elementary and Washington Discovery Elementary in Plymouth Friday. She was in Marshall County to headline the Young Authorâ€™s Conference in Bremen the same evening.
Her childrenâ€™s book â€śThe Beef Princess of Practical Countyâ€ť was not unknown to the students at either school. They had clearly been reading (or hearing, in the case of younger students) the book prior to the authorâ€™s appearance.
WAKARUSA â€” Casey Weston, a former contestant on NBC's popular singing competition "The Voice," will headline at this year's annual Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival.
The free concert is 4 p.m. Saturday.
In addition to performing, Weston will also be a judge in "Wakarusa's Got Talent," a singing contest open to all communities. The competition is also Saturday, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
And Weston had some tips for potential entertainers.
PLYMOUTH â€” As the spring rains continue local crews are watching to see what areas may flood.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Marshall County and the NWS advanced hydrologic prediction service has the Yellow River crest at around 14 feet late Saturday night into Sunday morning.
"That's still about a foot below what we had when Mayor Senter first took office," said Plymouth Street Department Superintendent Jim Marquardt. "Having taken a lot of the houses down in flood area will minimize any impact that a flood has now but it will sure play havoc with traffic."
WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) â€” Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw explosive devices at police during their getaway attempt in a long night of violence that left one of them dead and another still at large Friday, authorities said as the manhunt intensified for a young man described as a dangerous terrorist.
WEST, Texas (AP) â€” Rescue workers searched rubble that witnesses compared to a war zone early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Redevelopment Commission has a contractor to start work on the city's new River Park Square.
At their meeting on Tuesday night the Commission awarded the contract to Michiana Contracting - who had the low bid - but was also able to incorporate the city's "wish list" for the project.
Michiana had a base bid of slightly over $1.3 million for the project. Adding all of the alternates for the project would push it to just slightly over the budget price at a little over $1.6 million.
(More in Thursday's edition of The Pilot News.)
LAPAZ â€” Gary L. Richard, 54, of LaPaz died Wednesday afternoon from injuries sustained in a head-on collision.
His car was struck by another car on North Michigan Road near Fifth Road late Wednesday afternoon.
(For more on this story, check out today's print edition of The Pilot News.)
BOSTON, MA - The tragedy of the bombings in Boston had a local link that thankfully had a happier ending for two Plymouth residents.
Paul Patrick and Jamie Holm were both runners in the Boston Marathon on Monday where bombs marred the ending of the annual event with three deaths and more than 100 hurt. Fortunately for them they had both finished the race well before the bombs exploded.
â€śThe clock in the news reports read a race time of four hours ten minutes but that was actually the third wave of runners,â€ť said Patrick.
PLYMOUTH â€” Members of the community gathered at the Marshall County Department of Child Services office in Plymouth Tuesday night to participate in a candlelight vigil to raise awareness for child abuse and neglect.
The event was hosted by DCS and Marshall County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate).
During the vigil in which attendees held candles or pinwheels, the focus was on raising awareness of this issue. April is child Abuse Awareness Month and similar events are held in communities.
BOSTON (AP) â€” Police and reporters converged on the federal courthouse in Boston on Wednesday amid conflicting reports of whether a suspect was in custody in the marathon bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 170.
Several media outlets reported earlier in the day that a suspect had been identified from surveillance video taken at a Lord & Taylor store between the sites of the two bomb blasts.