April 20th, 2012
DONALDSON â€”Â Dylan Martin had just returned to his apartment from school when he and some of his fellow Ancilla College baseball teammates heard reports of bad storms heading for Indiana.
Martin, who grew up in Borden near Henryville in southern Indiana, called home to check on his family. No one answered, so he called his grandmother, who informed him that they were in the midst of the severe weather. As the reports of the devastation reached him, Martin felt helpless when he learned that several of his friends and neighbors had lost their homes.
PLYMOUTH â€” Rookie of the Year Cody Coughlin, defending USAC Mopar D1 Midget Series champion 16-year-old Taylor Ferns and her Lorz Motorsports teammate, Nate Caruth will compete against defending 2011 JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour champion Erik Jones and 30 other drivers at the â€śEric Saunders, I Can, I Will 100â€ť this weekend when the series kicks off at the Plymouth Speedway Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
PLYMOUTH â€” Several large indoor garage sales are happening this weekend in Marshall County:
â€˘ Grace Baptist Christian School multifamily garage sale will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Midwest building on Michigan Street by the Plymouth Airport. Everything from kids to adult clothing, furniture, books, toys, glassware and other great bargains will be available. Funds raised will help GBCS's missions trip to Grenada.
PLYMOUTH â€” Three individuals were arrested Thursday night on U.S. 31 near 9A Road when Plymouth Police Department's K9 unit discovered two active meth labs in their vehicle.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Grants Committee of the Marshall County Community Foundation awarded the first round of General Endowment Fund and Ralph C. Vonnegut Jr. Grants for 2012 during a press conference held Tuesday, April 10, in Plymouth.
General Endowment Fund grants
MARSHALL CO. â€” Itâ€™s time to start thinking about paying property taxes for 2012, and Marshall County treasurer Debbie VanDeMark wants to make sure county residents know she and her staff is available to help if needed.
â€śOne frequently asked question is people wondering why their tax bill went up,â€ť said VanDeMark. â€śWe can explain what area caused the (increase).â€ť
She added that a higher bill usually results from a change in the property assessment, a change in the tax rate, or a change in deductions.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth baseball team lost its second straight game last night, but it wasnâ€™t because the effort wasnâ€™t there.
After getting down six runs in the first two innings the Pilgrims started to chip away at the Logansport lead but just couldnâ€™t get that one timely hit that could turn the tables in their favor, ultimately losing 8-6.
PLYMOUTH â€” With so much on the line, it was an emotional win, and one the Lady Pilgrims needed badly.
As Plymouth and NorthWood players surrounded the No. 1 singles court, Kelly Hoeffler clinched her third set over Kennedy Walter, and with it the Pilgrims claimed a narrow 3-2 win over visiting Northern Lakes Conference foe NorthWood at Centennial Park Thursday.
Plymouth competes at Goshen 3-way
Plymouthâ€™s boys track team fell to a dominant Northridge squad and host Goshen in a three-way Northern Lakes Conference meet on the road Thursday.
Dan Samuelson won the discus throw and finished second in the shot put, while Adam Lacefield was second in the discus, Michael Hartman finished second in the 200-meter dash, Mason Reed was third in the 400, and Matt Lee was third in the 800 for the Pilgrims.
â€˘ NORTHRIDGE 97, PLYMOUTH 35; GOSHEN 109, PLYMOUTH 23; GOSHEN 85, NORTHRIDGE 47
PLYMOUTH â€”Â An unknown person broke into a trailer at Jellystone Park Tuesday evening around 9 p.m. Marshall County Sheriff's Department officer Nicholas Laffoon arrived at the scene and found that a side window of the trailer had been forced open, but nothing was found missing. Anyone with information about the incident should contact the sheriff's department at 574-936-3187.