July 2nd, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS â The Department of Natural Resources is seeking qualified applicants to become Indiana Conservation Officers.
Indiana Conservation Officers work in the DNRâs Law Enforcement division. Founded in 1911, it is Indianaâs oldest state law enforcement agency. Conservation Officers enforce all state laws but concentrate their efforts on laws affecting natural resources, state properties, and recreational activities such as boating, snowmobiles, and all-terrain vehicles.
REGION â In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, NIPSCO estimated that 95 percent of the power outages from the pre-dawn storm that moved through the region had been restored, including parts of Marshall County.
Remaining outages in Culver,Knox and Plymouth were expected to be completed by 10 p.m. tonight (for 95 percent of customers), with 100 percent completion expected by 5 p.m. Thursday.
Within the first 36 hours following the severe line of storms, NIPSCO crews worked around-the-clock to restore service to 96,000 of the 128,000 total customers affected.
BOURBON â A house fire on Elm Street in Bourbon could have been worse if 6-year-old Jayden Overmyer hadn't discovered smoke coming out of the crawl space of his house.
He told his mother, 911 was called and the fire extinguished.
The fire was electrical in nature, according to Bourbon Fire Chief Brandon Chapman.
Jayden's story is featured in today's Pilot News.
MARSHALL COUNTY â The former head and the chief finance officer for the defunct Stone Creek Homes have been indicted by the Marshall County Grand Jury with several felony counts, including theft and receiving stolen property and charges that fall within the Indiana Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute.
Jeanette âJeanâ R. Wells
Oct. 12, 1928 - June 29, 2014
BOURBON â Jeanette âJeanâ R. Wells, 85, a resident of Bourbon passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 10:15 p.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
Francis T. Kennedy
June 30, 2014Â
PLYMOUTH â Francis T. âFrankâ Kennedy, 76, of Plymouth, died at 1:30 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus.
Arrangements are pending with the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.
Don K. Gordy
June 28, 2014
BREMEN â Don K. Gordy, 44, of Bremen died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at home.Â
MishlerÂ Funeral Home in Bremen is assisting the family with arrangements.
From Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center:
Due to power outages from this morning's storms, the following Saint Joseph Physician Network offices will be closed until Noon:
University Park Family Medicine
Bremen Family Medicine
Patients who had appointments will be called to reschedule.
MARSHALL COUNTY â Four of Indianaâs largest utilities reported nearly 149,000 homes and businesses without power as of daybreak Tuesday as storms were still pushing their way across the region. The storms seemed to have been the strongest through the northern part of the county in Lapaz. Last night NIPSCO reported as many as 86,000 customers in Indiana without power as a result of the storm. An automated message at Marshall County REMC alerted callers to the widespread outages in their system as well.
More information available in today's Pilot News!
ARGOS â Excitement was in the air at Argos High School Saturday evening as 13 young women competed for the Marshall County Blueberry Festival Miss Blueberry crown. This year's theme was "Red, White and Blue-berries." In the end it was a Bourbon native that took the crown from reigning Queen Alexandra Zechiel. Miss Breanna Sue Lemler walked away the 2014 Miss Blueberry Queen.
Pick up today's Pilot News for the complete story and details including 1st and 2nd runner up.
Chad A. Gottschalk
April 26, 1968 - June 27, 2014
WARSAW â Chad A. Gottschalk of Warsaw passed away at 5:17 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne at the age of 46.
He was a 1986 graduate of Bloomington High School South, and attended Warsaw Community Church. Chad was the owner of Warsaw Sport & Import Car Dealership in Warsaw for many years, and because of health issues had to give it up.Â He enjoyed fishing, animals, skiing, his dog and most of all he loved his family.