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8-year-old wrestler won't let muscular dystrophy slow him down

March 26, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Zacharhyia Masterson, 8, of Plymouth won a wrestling match at a national competition this year, although he was in so much pain he had to be carried to the mat.
Zach was diagnosed with a form of muscular dystrophy when he was 13 months old, according to his mother Chasity Masterson. But since he turned 4, he’s been wrestling and participating in other sports like bowling, football, and baseball — despite what Masterson describes as “constant muscle pain.”

City dog park could open in May

March 26, 2012

PLYMOUTH — A dream for many Plymouth dog owners could come true as early as May, according to information from “Bow-Wow Friends” group member Gwen Calvert. The group’s plan is to build a public dog park near the tennis courts at Centennial Park.
“We are currently in the fundraising stage, looking to raise the money to get the fence up,” said Calvert.
The cost for the fence is $18,000, but the money is well on the way to being raised thanks to an anonymous donor who offered to match donations dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000. Calvert said that about $12,000 had been raised so far.

Downtown Culver revitalization meeting includes heated parking debate

March 23, 2012

Many merchants and other occupying entities of Culver's downtown area seemed generally pleased with a special recent meeting to discuss a major revitalization project there, but the March 8 meeting was not without controversy.

Business students qualify for national competition

March 23, 2012

PLYMOUTH — A group of Plymouth High School students returned from the Business Professionals of America (BPA) state competition in Indianapolis Tuesday, and three have qualified for the national competition in April, held in Chicago.
Faculty sponsor Jennifer Felke said that Kelly Bryant, Logan May, and Jessica Cleveland have the opportunity to move on to the national competition in Chicago. Bryant qualified in fundamental word processing, May in computer security, and Cleveland in desktop publishing.

Is the band Anodyne your antidote?

March 23, 2012

At the end of a busy week, when you find yourself in search of a bit of cheering and require something to relax your spirit, Anodyne may be your antidote.
The four-piece local band, Anodyne, which is literally defined as relaxing or a source of soothing comfort, will delight your senses and recharge your soul with their outstanding covers of popular music from the 1970s through current-day releases.

Coroner releases details of inmate's death

March 22, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger released information obtained from the final autopsy report issued regarding the death of Georgina M. Onofre, a 35-year-old inmate of the Marshall County Jail, on the morning of Sept. 19, 2011.
Onofre was being held as an inmate at the time of her death and died shortly after transfer to the Emergency Department of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center/Plymouth.

City making progress on dilapidated properties

March 22, 2012

PLYMOUTH — It's apparent the city of Plymouth means business.
Just months into the Operation Bright Spot campaign significant progress towards pushing properties in the city towards their full potential is evident. Mayor Mark Senter's administration targeted certain properties around the city that had become problems and while more remains to be done, there is movement.

PHS Winter Performance Ensemble advances to state finals

March 22, 2012

PLYMOUTH — In a season that has already seen much success, the Plymouth High School Winter Performance Ensemble (drumline and color guard) advanced to the Indiana Percussion Association’s indoor drumline state finals Saturday. After recently being promoted from Class 2A to Class A by the IPA Board of Directors, the Plymouth band students again set new records for the group by placing near the top of the field of nearly thirty schools competing for a chance to perform at the state finals.

'Annie Get Your Gun' is this weekend at BHS

March 21, 2012

BREMEN — After performing "Grease" as last year's musical, Bremen High School students experienced a challenge this year with "Annie Get Your Gun," a lesser-known show. However, choir director Kathy Overmyer was confident that her students could pull off the colorful performance.
"We have a lot of really strong seniors this year, and this show lends itself to strong, funny characters," said Overmyer. "I felt that we had the cast to make it work this year."

State-wide tornado drills today

March 21, 2012

The Marshall County Emergency Management Agency wishes to remind citizens that a state wide tornado drill will be conducted today. The warning sirens in several areas may be activated as part of the drill. Two drills will be conducted, one at approximately 10:15 am and the second at approximately 7:35 pm.

The purpose of the event is to make sure that warning systems are functioning properly, and to give families, schools, businesses and other organizations an opportunity to test their emergency plans.
For more information, contact EMA director Clyde Avery, 574-936-3740.

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