April 30th, 2012
BOURBON â€”Â Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger released the name of the driver killed Sunday afternoon in a car/semi accident at US 30 and Cedar Road in Bourbon.
82-year-old Donald E. Ferguson, of Plymouth, was killed instantly late Sunday afternoon after his car was struck from behind by a semi trailer tanker truck on US 30 as Ferguson was making a right hand turn on to Cedar Road.
Cleavenger said that Ferguson's vehicle came to rest in a field on the south east corner of the intersection. Mr. Ferguson died at the scene from blunt force trauma.
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â The Marshall County Sheriff's Department received a call shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday from a 21-year-old female who was on foot in the area of Rose Road and Mill Pond Trail.
Officers spoke with the woman and determined that non-consensual sex had occurred between her and Wayne M. Davis, 25, who lived nearby.
The investigation is still ongoing.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth High School French teacher Monty Peden is going out with a bang as he and his students plan the last major event before his retirement â€” and before the end of French being offered at the school. Next year, Chinese will be a foreign language option for students in the place of French.
Pedenâ€™s students, as well as many other teachers and parent volunteers, are collaborating to hold â€śPHS French Olympicsâ€ť May 6.
â€śWe are modeling, as much as can at the high school level, the real Olympics,â€ť said Peden.
LAKEVILLE â€”Â The Union-North School Board voted to establish a new position of Director of Operations over custodial staffs, transportation, grounds and maintenance for the 2012-2013 school year. During a meeting on April 26, the vote on the matter was 3-2 with members Dave Grenert, Dennis Graf, and Mike Berger voting in favor and Rob Swathwood and Mark Dickson voting in opposition. The newly created position will consolidate the Director of Maintenance and Director of Transportation duties into one.
Culver Community sophomore Kayla Shaffer broke her schoolâ€™s 100-meter dash record with an 11.1-second finish during a dual Northern State Conference meet at Triton Thursday.
Triton senior Chandler Slone shot a 78 at Mystic Hills to win the individual championship and lead the Trojans to their fifth straight team championship at the Marshall County Golf Tournament Saturday.
CULVER â€”Â When Triton senior Chandler Slone double bogeyed 17, he could feel the championship slipping away. But he recovered with a 15-foot putt for birdie on the 18th green at Mystic, earning the right to go out on top.
Slone was low medalist with a 78, and the Trojans swept the top three spots to win for the fifth straight time with a dominant 320 at the annual Marshall County Golf Tournament at Mystic Hills Saturday.
Lions win Kouts invite
The Bremen boys track team brought home seven individual firsts and swept all three relays to score a record 184 total points and win the Kouts Invitational Saturday.
Josh Brenneman led the Lions with three individual wins in the long jump and the hurdles races, and he anchored his teamâ€™s winning 1600-meter relay. He broke his own Kouts Invitational records in both hurdles events, which he set last season, clocking a 14.68-second time in the 110 hurdles and a 40.3 in the 300 hurdles.
Six years after Culverâ€™s first-ever museum opened its doors, the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver is concerned those doors may close, which AHS leaders say would be a great loss not just to local history buffs, but to virtually all facets of the community and even beyond.
As many in the area are aware, the Center for Culver History, presently located in the lower level of the Culver-Union Twp. Public Library, will be forced to depart that space in approximately 18 months, following a decision by the libraryâ€™s board of directors in October, 2010.
Culver's EMS service is looking for a few community-minded individuals to fill much-needed gaps in the program's volunteer staff, a staff which has recently become markedly depleted.
The service can have up to 30 EMTs, says director Chuck Dilts, and 16 drivers. And while Culver's service has rarely quite attained those levels, right now numbers are low enough to prove challenging, at times, for those who are involved, not to mention expensive to taxpayers over the course of time, since hours must be covered, even if it means bringing in paid staff.