July 20th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Plymouth Eagles Ladies Auxiliary plans a benefit annually, usually to help out an individual. But this year, theyâ€™ve decided to do something a little bit different. The club will host a â€śBattle of the Benefitsâ€ť where attendees can vote, using quarters, for one of three charities. The charity with the most votes at the end of the night will get 50 percent of the eventâ€™s proceeds, and the other two will receive lesser amounts.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Marshall County Board of Commissioners has determined that with the recent rainfall we have received the last two days, conditions have improved enough to lift the Disaster Declaration that has been in place. The Disaster Declaration prohibiting open burning will no longer be in effect beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 19 today.
However, the Commissioners will be monitoring weather and drought conditions and if it becomes apparent that the dry conditions are increasing the risk of fire danger, the Disaster Declaration will be reinstated.
The Pilot News Group will be out on the street keeping up with the Olympics and asking your thoughts on several sports and happenings. You can answer by commenting on this story or on our Facebook page. We start off with this question, and July 27, will have daily questions for you to answer.
Here's this week's question:
Did you know, these are all 2012 Summer Olympic sports Friday, July 27 to Sunday, August 12? What surprises you on this list, and why?
Cycling - BMX
ARGOS â€” Culver Young Farmers recently donated a Liberty Rescue Tube to the Argos Fire Department, after firefighters and some of the Young Farmers took a class on grain rescue sponsored by Purdue University in February.
The tube comes apart in four pieces, and can be wrapped around a person trapped in grain.
â€śA lot of us are farmers, and we need (the tube) in our community in case someone gets trapped,â€ť said Culver Young Farmers advisor Mike Jones. â€śWe decided Argos would be a central location for Marshall County.â€ť
ARGOS â€”Â If it seems like thereâ€™s been less traffic at the Marshall County 4-H Fair this year, blame the heat, said fair board president Dick Markley Wednesday.
â€śThe weather is affecting the fair,â€ť said Markley. â€śIâ€™m not seeing as many people out, and some food vendors Iâ€™ve talked to have said they have had lower sales (than in past years).â€ť
Betty Berkeypile, of Plymouth, co-owner of the Taco Garden truck at the fair, said that her sales have not necessarily gone done, but she has noticed that people are shying away from ordering hot food.
BOURBON â€”Â Cooling off at the splash pad in Bourbon is now only an option during certain times of day, due to a town-wide water shortage warning.
The town is currently under a warning issued by the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Homeland Security because of the drought conditions. The goal of the warning is to avoid or reduce water shortage, relieve stressed sources of water, and to anticipate the need for mandatory water use restrictions.
ARGOS â€“ Use duct tape on a wound? Improvise with whatever is in your truck? Yes, according to the Farm Safety Seminar at the Marshall County 4-H Fair Sunday night. Presenter Benni Weldy, a full-time paramedic and firefighter with the Zionsville Fire Department, is also the public education officer. The seminar was sponsored by the Culver Young Farmers and was well attended.
ARGOS â€”Â Carly McCay, a 2012 Argos High School graduate, has signed to play soccer at Hanover College.
McCay, daughter of Mike and Rhonda McCay, was a four-year letter winner for Argos. A center midfielder and captain, she led the Dragons to the semistate and Northern Indiana Soccer Conference title this past season. She was a first team all-conference selection twice for the Dragons, won the varsity mental attitude award and was named honorable mention for the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Academic All-State team.
8U Denver Tourney Champions
The 8U travel baseball team, sponsored by U.S. Granules, played at the Town and Country State tournament Districts hosted in Plymouth, last weekend and finished fourth which allowed them to transfer to semi-state, hosted in Denver. The team is also transferred out of semi-state as a #4 seed to the state finals this weekend. The team plays its first game Friday at 6 p.m. in Sweetser.
Robert Henry Langdon
Aug. 22, 1920-July 14, 2012
TERRE HAUTE â€”Â Robert Henry Langdon, 91, of Terre Haute passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Union Hospital. He was born Aug. 22, 1920 in Plymouth to James H. Langdon and Edna Freyman Langdon. Robert was a leading sales representative for DX and DA Lubricant companies from 1948-1983. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Alice Klein Langdon.