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April 24th, 2012

CES students 'wild' about visiting author

April 24, 2012

Popular children's author Buck Wilder (aka Tim Smith) paid Culver Elementary School a visit recently to read from his books, which include "Buck Wilder's Small Fry Fishing Guide" among others, and discuss the importance of spending time outdoors being active and enjoying nature.

Pictured with him in the school's media center are, (front row, left to right): students Linda Thamm, Addison Pohl, Lily Gregorash, Noah Parsons; back row, Landon Stevens, Wilder, Jake Rodgers. More information on Wilder and his books is available at

'My favorite school memory' in the paper today

April 24, 2012

Marshall County fourth graders shared their favorite school memories with the Pilot News and their responses, along with class photos, can be found in today's paper.

City water rates to go up

April 24, 2012

PLYMOUTH — City water consumers will see a slight increase in their water bills beginning this summer.
Monday night members of the Plymouth Common Council approved on second and third readings an ordinance amending water rates for the City of Plymouth.
Speaking on behalf of the increase was the city’s financial consultant John Julian from Umbaugh.  About a month to six weeks ago Umbaugh evaluated the annual financial report of the water utility and recommended a gradual increase which Julian said, “the result will keep the City in strong financial shape.”

PHS 'Drive' event will raise $ for New Tech school

April 24, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth residents may be familiar with Oliver Ford’s “Drive One 4 YOUR School” fundraising events, but this Saturday’s proceedings will be a little different.
“Drive Smart for Your School” will feature Lincoln cars, with money from test drives going toward the Plymouth School of Inquiry, Plymouth High School’s New Tech school opening this fall. For each person that test drives one of the cars, $20 will be donated to the school by Lincoln. Oliver Ford plans to match this, making a total donation of $40 per test drive.

Rescheduled rain-outs

April 24, 2012

Plymouth's Northern Lakes Conference baseball game with Warsaw, which was rained out Friday, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 8.

The Bremen-Triton Northern State Conference baseball and softball games were also rained out Friday and have been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 8, while the JV softball game has been rescheduled for May 3.

Pilgrims clinch narrow win vs Goshen

April 24, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Jacob Seagraves picked a good time to break out of a hitting slump.
With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning the Plymouth senior came through with a walk-off single to right-center, scoring Chase Peters from first base to give the Pilgrims the 5-4 victory over the visiting Goshen Redskins.

Results 4-24

April 24, 2012

Herbster powers LaVille past Triton
LaVille jumped out to a 4-0 lead then rallied back from a 6-4 deficit with three runs in the fifth and sixth innings in a 10-7 defeat of visiting Triton Monday.
Quentin Herbster went 4-for-4 with two RBI and scored three runs, and Justin Baker and Trenton Priser both doubled for LaVille, which moved to 2-2 in the Northern State Conference and 5-6 overall.
Zak Shively took the loss on the mound relieving Bryson Mosier in the fifth of the error-filled contest, which featured a combined 10 miscues by both teams.

April 23rd

Culver Garden Court hosts ribbon cutting, open house

April 23, 2012

Culver's Garden Court senior living facility held its much-anticipated open house and ribbon cutting last Tuesday, the culmination of some 15 years of searching for land, said Dr. Ronald Liechty, Garden Court board president, and over two years of work to prepare and build the facility.

A number of people gathered at the 801 S. Main Street Garden Court, where rooms were available for tours and refreshments offered.

Check out the Photo of the Week

April 23, 2012

A new Photo of the Week and Pet of the Week are uploaded to our website each week. To see them, go to the Entertainment tab and click on Photo of the Week. Don't forget, you can share your own photos! Click "Submit photo."
Note: all photos must be approved by Pilot News before being posted to the site.

Western Ave. closed this week

April 23, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Pending the Board of Public Works and Safety approval of the Delmonte request to work in the right of way today, Western Avenue, Plymouth will be closed Tuesday April 24 through Sunday, April 29. The closure is needed to repair the two Western Avenue railroad crossings just north of North Street. The industrial park will be serviced by traveling on Western Avenue north of the closure area. Delmonte will be the only company serviced by traveling on Western Avenue south of the closure area. Updates will be provided if there are any changes in the work schedule.

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