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July 3rd, 2014

City zoning board approves reduced parking, fewer trees for tennis courts

July 3, 2014

PLYMOUTH — the board of Zoning Appeals approved three variance related to the planned construction of new tennis courts in Centennial Park.

The variances reduces the size of parking spots allocated at the site, eliminates the parking lot islands and gets rid of the requirement to plant trees in the parking area.

The board also approved two other applications from a property owner and business in their Tuesday night meeting.

For more on this story, read the article in today's Pilot News.

National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes in Marshall County

July 3, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — Late Wednesday afternoon the National Weather Service (NWS) completed their survey of the early morning storms. The report confirmed two tornado in Marshall County.

The first tornado registered as an EF-0 with wind peaks of 80 mph. Its path covered a track of 1.3 miles and was approximately 50 yards across. The touch down occurred at 12:40 a.m. just south of the Lear Corporation two miles west/northwest of Plymouth.

July 2nd

Francis T. Kennedy

July 2, 2014

Francis T. Kennedy
July 4, 1937 – June 30, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Francis T. “Frank” Kennedy, 76, and a Plymouth resident for over 20 years, passed away at 1:30 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus.
Born in Chicago, Ill. on July 4, 1937. After graduation from high school, Frank enlisted into the U.S. Air Force. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 16, 1962.
Frank married Arlene I. Streb in Midlothian, Ill. on March 8, 1985. After the couple moved to Plymouth, Frank continued as a self-employed handyman, serving in the local areas.

Teresa ‘Terri’ Mattke

July 2, 2014

Teresa ‘Terri’ Mattke
May 19, 1954 - June 27, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Teresa (Terri) L. Mattke, 60, of Plymouth, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at 4:25 p.m., at her home, with her family by her side.
Terri was born on May 19, 1954, in Plymouth, to Marion and Fern (Keyser) Carter. Teresa and Craig J. Mattke were married on Sept. 27, 1970, by James Yeazel. They had their vows blessed on their fifth anniversary at Saint Michael Catholic Church. Terri worked in the retail business for 20 years, then at BCI, as a Quality Control Inspector, for 14 years.

Kimberlee Macy

July 2, 2014

Kimberlee Macy
June 16, 1966 - June 28, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Kimberlee “Kim” R. Macy, 48, of Plymouth, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, at 7 p.m., at her home.
Kimberlee was born on June 16, 1966, in Plymouth, to Raymond and JoAnn (Webb) Macy. Kimberlee graduated from Plymouth High School in 1984 and then attended Ball State University for two years. She worked at Bomarko for the past 10 years and had been in production, during that time. She enjoyed her friends and being with her family. Kimberlee attended all of the games and activities that involved her two nieces.

Death notices 7-2-14

July 2, 2014

Norma J. Starr
July 1, 2014
ROCHESTER — Norma J. Starr, 88, of Rochester died at 12:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 1 at Life Care Center of Rochester. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.
Evan Oliver Manges
June 29, 2014
BREMEN — Evan Oliver Manges, 77, of Bremen died Sunday, June 29, 2014. Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen is assisting the family with arrangements.

Robert W. Schultz
June 30, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Robert W. Schultz, 87, of Plymouth died at 8:20 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014 in South Bend.
Services are pending at Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.

DNR seeks qualified candidates for Conservation Officers

July 2, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — The Department of Natural Resources is seeking qualified applicants to become Indiana Conservation Officers.

Indiana Conservation Officers work in the DNR’s Law Enforcement division. Founded in 1911, it is Indiana’s 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.

NIPSCO estimates all power restored by Thursday afternoon

July 2, 2014

REGION – 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 boy is 'smoke detective'

July 2, 2014

BOURBON — 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.

Stone Creek Homes CEO, CFO indicted

July 2, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — 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.

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