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Golf carts may soon be allowed on county roads

June 5, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Golf cart owners interested in cruising on county roads may soon be allowed to, according to Marshall County commissioners Monday morning.
County attorney Jim Clevenger advised commissioners Monday that he is revising a golf cart ordinance that would permit golf carts on certain county roads, mostly near area bodies of water.
“For the most part, (these roads), are around the lakes in Marshall County,” said Clevenger, adding, “At this point, I’m just looking for any input you might have.”

Public gives input on extension of park services

June 5, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The public had an opportunity to speak on the subject of the Plymouth Park and Recreation Department extending park services to Center and West Townships Monday evening in the park board’s regularly scheduled meeting. The potential change was initially prompted by a survey the park department did of people using the park last year, according to board president Dave Morrow. The survey found that a large number of people using park services resided outside the city’s limits.

Four arrested in Culver on meth-related charges

June 4, 2012

CULVER - On Thursday, May 31, the Culver Police Department, acting on information received through the Starke County Sheriffs office, served a search warrant at 515 W. Jefferson St. in Culver.

Hite found guilty of all charges in Starke Court

June 4, 2012

KNOX — Dale Hite, of Plymouth, was convicted of eight counts of criminal behavior Friday afternoon in Starke County Circuit Court. After three days of testimony, the jury brought back a guilty verdict on all eight charges: Two counts of resisting law enforcement resulting in death, Class B Felonies; two counts reckless homicide, Class C felonies; resisting law enforcement, Class D Felony; possession of methamphetamine, Class D Felony; failure to stop at a stop sign. Class C Infraction; failure to use headlights from sunset to sunrise, Class C Infraction.

WorkOne will hold event Monday for displaced Stone Creek workers

June 1, 2012

PLYMOUTH — WorkOne of Northern Indiana announced Thursday that they will hold Rapid Response sessions for displaced former Stone Creek Homes employees Monday. Two sessions will be held in the Plymouth WorkOne office, located at 316 Kingston Road: one from 9 to 11 a.m. and the other from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
"Each individual displaced from employment by closure of Stone Creek Homes should attend one session only," stated a press release from WorkOne Thursday.

Weekend events

June 1, 2012

FRIDAY, JUNE 1
• The Walnut Church of the Brethren, 5975 19th Road, Argos is hosting a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will be used to buy material used in making blankets for the neonatal unit of Memorial Hospital.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2
• The First United Methodist Church will be serving apple dumplings with caramel sauce at a booth at the Yellow River Festival. Proceeds will go toward the Mission Projects that the church sponsors.

Enter the Pilot News "Big Catch" photo contest

June 1, 2012

Justin Clark caught this 20-incher at Gilbert Lake, Donaldson. Submit your "Big Catch" photos throughout June and July; photo contest winners will be notified Aug. 1. Email cstockton@thepilotnews.com or news@thepilotnews.com; or drop off your photos at 214 N. Michigan St., Plymouth; or mail to P.O. Box 220, Plymouth, IN 46563.

Elementary teacher publishes book on bullying

June 1, 2012

PLYMOUTH — LaVille Elementary School music teacher Lisa Head recently published her first children’s book, Calbert: The Third-Grade Cowboy. The book is a fictional story about bullying written at a second and third grade reading level.
“I have a son who is at that level and I told myself as I started writing that (the story) fit best at that age level,” said Head, continuing, “I’ve been a foster parent for many years and a teacher for many years. I’ve had children from both sides in my home…both those that are bullies and those that have been bullied.”

Meth trash is growing problem is area waterways

June 1, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Last week members of the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section (MSS) and the Underwater Search Rescue/Recovery Team (USRT), joined forces to clear meth trash from the Yellow River in Marshall County.
The state police recently became aware of the problem after a local fisherman reported seeing several suspicious items floating in the Yellow River near Peach Road and 14th Road that he believed could be meth trash.

Second day of Hite trial concludes

May 31, 2012

The trial of Dale Hite, of Plymouth, began yesterday in Starke County Circuit Court, with Judge Kim Hall presiding.
Hite is on trial for an incident that happened Oct. 16, 2009, when the car he was allegedly driving crashed into some trees traveling 124 mph.
According to court documents, police were at a Grovertown residence investigating the possibility of someone manufacturing methamphetamine. While looking for evidence, a car approached the home and then sped away.
The driver of the vehicle shut the lights off when law enforcement officials began to follow the car.

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