May 22nd, 2012
CULVER â€“ A Culver man was taken to the Fulton County jail after a Monday morning drug bust of nearly $1.4 million in marijuana.
55-year-old Kevin Back was charged with dealing, possessing, and growing marijuana, and maintaining a common nuisance, after what Fulton County police describe as a three-month investigation.
Back was allegedly growing 1,139 marijuana plants at a home on North State Road 17 in Culver. Officers, bearing a search warrant, found the plants as well as indoor growing equipment at the residence during an 8:15 a.m. raid.
PLYMOUTH â€” 25 students at Menominee Elementary School have been eating a little more over the weekends since November, thanks to a national non-profit program called â€śBlessings in a Backpack.â€ť
Chris Garner and Ellen Stillson, two local moms, decided to begin the Blessings program at Menominee this year, with principal Michael Dunnâ€™s approval. Each Friday, Garner and Stillson fill 25 backpacks with two breakfast items, two juice pouches, two lunches, and two snacks, and deliver the backpacks to the kids.
PLYMOUTH â€” Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin told county commissioners Monday that he is looking into reinstating a K-9 unit for the Sheriffâ€™s Department.
â€śWeâ€™ve had an absence of a dog since 2010 when our former dog retired,â€ť said Chamberlin.
He added that job duties for the officer paired with a dog had been posted at the Sheriffâ€™s Department, and he had three candidates as of Friday.
â€śWe are not hiring anybody, I want to make that clear,â€ť said Chamberlin. â€śThis is going to be a lateral move within the department.â€ť
TOPEKA â€” Even after its last conference win over LaVille, Bremen wasnâ€™t getting ahead of itself in its sectional opener.
The Lady Lionsâ€™ plan was simply to get on top and stay there, and they executed that game plan to perfection Monday.
Bremen battled back from an early 1-0 deficit with two runs in the bottom of the first, then tacked on another two in the third for a 4-1 cushion en route to a 7-2 tournament-opening victory at the Class 2A Westview Sectional.
By Ryan Carroll
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth baseball team had its final check-up of the regular season before starting sectionals on Thursday.
Everything checked out okay.
The Pilgrims cranked out 10 runs on 12 hits and had an errorless game behind a solid pitching performance by Jordan Scheetz in a 10-0, five-inning victory over the Knox Redskins.
KNOX â€” Kerstin Gierlowski has accomplished a first for Knox softball.
The Lady Redskins senior recently signed her Letter of Intent to play softball for Ancilla College in the 2012-2013 season, becoming the first player from the program to play at the collegiate level.
Knox head coach Ron Kukula was excited for his left fielder.
â€śThis is our first softball player to go on to play in college,â€ť he said. â€śI know Kerstin will do her best to help Ancilla.â€ť
BREMEN â€” Three juveniles are being held pending Delinquency Petitions following a report last week that a car had been stolen.
At about 5:25 a.m. Thursday, May 17, the Bremen Police Department received a report that a car had just been stolen in the area of Mill and Marshall streets. When Bremen P.D.â€™sÂ Sgt. Brad Kile arrived at 5:29 a.m. he located and stopped theÂ stolen vehicle and detained the occupant. A second call of a stolen vehicle came in the department at 5:34 a.m. That vehicle had been stolen and had wreaked into a fence in the area of Mill and Whitlock streets.
PLYMOUTH â€” Since February, a small group of six women has been meeting regularly to share their ideas on sustainable living. They call themselves the â€śFarm Chicksâ€ť although not every member lives on a farm. Group leader Phyllis Horvath pointed out that â€śBeing a farm girl isnâ€™t about where you live, but how you live.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Seth Enders, of Plymouth, was tazed by Plymouth police Friday as officers attempted to arrest him for shoplifting.
Plymouth police officer Bridget Hite responded to a complaint of a male shoplifter at Walmart who had left the store running. She located Enders, who was running across the parking lot of Sherwood Tire. Hite shouted for Enders to stop, but he kept running.
PLYMOUTH â€” Next month will mark the third year for a successful downtown event â€” the Pâ€™Town Cruzâ€™n car show, planned for June 9. This yearâ€™s show will be larger than ever with the Auto Park co-sponsoring the event and chances to win TVs for both car owners and spectators.
Organizer Charlie Campiti said that City Center will again be the headquarters for the one-day event.
â€śJim Vinall has graciously offered us the use of his building for the third year in a row,â€ť said Campiti Monday afternoon.
He explained that the car show is open to everyone interested in cars.