April 17th, 2012
Jeannie Gottschalk Nelinson
Aug. 2, 1946-April 1, 2012
FLOWER MOUND, Texas â€”Â After a courageous battle against cancer, Jean Ann â€śJeannieâ€ť Gottschalk Nelinson, passed away at home surrounded by her beloved family Sunday, April 1, 2012.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â A fundraising dinner and auction is planned for Thursday evening to benefit Operation Quiet Comfort, a non-profit organization dedicated to sending care packages to injured soldiers overseas.
"We hear about (soldiers) who are killed, but we don't hear about the ones who are injured every day," said organizer Jan Houin. "OQC strives to send an extra measure of comfort to injured soldiers."
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Two inmates of the Marshall County Jail have filed suit against the jail over what they claim is a violation of their civil rights.
A new â€śpostcard policyâ€ť began at the jail April 1, prohibiting inmates from receiving letters in envelopes from their friends and family. Instead, those incarcerated must be satisfied with postcards. The reason for the change, according to Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin, is that several letters have been sent to the jail containing dangerous or illegal contraband.
BOURBON â€” With a young lineup and a roster full of injuries, Triton has sometimes had trouble fielding the ball this season.
Luckily for the Lady Trojans, theyâ€™ve been able to make up for it at the plate.
Tritonâ€™s batting order produced 13 hits â€” including six during a six-run fourth inning â€” to help offset five errors, and the Trojans rallied past visiting Knox Monday in the two teamsâ€™ Northern State Conference opener in Bourbon, 11-10.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth softball team didnâ€™t have any problems hitting the ball in the conference opener last night; it was when the hits came that caused the problems.
The Lady Pilgrim offense couldnâ€™t find a timely hit as it left eight runners on base â€” five in scoring position â€” in a 7-2 loss to visiting Elkhart Memorial.
Plymouth wins NLC opener
Plymouth jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first three and a half innings, and the Pilgrims won their Northern Lakes Conference opener 15-6 on the road at Elkhart Memorial Monday.
Plymouth tallied 17 hits in the win, including five doubles and three triples.
Chase Peters tapped out two doubles and a triple to finish with four RBI, while Connor Flynn and Ike Kastner each both tripled on their way to four RBI apiece.
PLYMOUTH â€” Nicole Rash from St. Louis, Missouri was crowned Ms. America 2012 at the national pageant held Sunday in California.
Rash, a Saint Louis, Missouri transplant, is originally from the small town of Plymouth, Indiana. She was Miss Indiana 2007, and received first runner-up in the Miss America Pageant in 2008.
For more, see Tuesday's Pilot News.
PLYMOUTH â€” According to a report from the Marshall County Emergency Management agency, the gas leak near Liberty Street Depot on Pennsylvania Avenue has been contained, and residents are being allowed to return home.
A five block radius north and east of the leak was evacuated this morning by the Plymouth Police Department. Lincoln Jr. High School was put on standby but students were never evacuated.
LJH principal Dan Funston said that if the school was evacuated, students would be transported by bus to Riverside Intermediate School, where they could be collected by their parents.
St. Joseph & Marion Counties â€“ On the evening of April 10, 2012, officers with the Indiana State Police and the South Bend Police Department Special Operation Section worked in concert to remove more than 10 pounds of powder heroin from the streets. The multi-jurisdictional investigation that led officers to the estimated $400,000 in heroin stemmed from an investigation that started in Indianapolis during the summer of 2011.
There's a natural gas leak and Plymouth Police and Fire are on the scene as well as NIPSCO. Officers are currently evacuating the immediate residential area. Lincoln Junior High is currently on hold awaiting information from authorities whether to evacuate or not.
The American Red Cross, Marshall County is responding and opening a shelter at the First United Church of Christ (321 N. Center St) for those residents affected by the gas leak.
Check back for more details as this develops.
Posted Monday, 11:11 a.m.