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Arson cause of Depot fire; reward offered

March 16, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Liberty Street Depot fire has been determined arson, and there is a $5,000 reward for information leading to arrest of the suspect(s) involved in the half-million dollar loss.
The Plymouth Fire Department, Chief Investigator John Pasley, along with the combined efforts of the Plymouth Police Department and the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office, is continuing a fire investigation into the cause of the fire, located at 301 S. Liberty, Plymouth, at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10.

National Players’ ‘Of Mice and Men’ onstage in Culver Thursday

March 14, 2012

This Thursday, March 15, Culver Academies’ Eppley Auditorium will host the National Players’ stage rendition of the John Steinbeck classic, “Of Mice and Men,” starting at 7:30 p.m.

“Now celebrating its 63rd anniversary season,” notes the Players’ website (www.nationalplayers.org), “National Players has earned a distinctive place in American theatre by...(introducing) audiences to great works of dramatic literature that are rich in exciting stories and characters, and profound in language and themes.

Event planned for School of Inquiry students, parents

March 14, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The School of Inquiry will host a welcome ice cream social for all students who have enrolled in the school and their parents Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The ice cream social will be held in the Plymouth High School cafeteria. In addition to having ice cream and having time to meet and socialize with other students and their parents, the event will give parents an opportunity to meet the staff for next year, see a model of the future school space, and hear about how parents can partner with the school.

Public information meeting scheduled at OD

March 14, 2012

HAMLET — OD-EDPAC (Oregon-Davis Educational Political Action Committee) will be holding a public information meeting at OD High School gymnasium March 20 at 6 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to explain the tax levy that was recently proposed to Starke County Commissioners.
The funding problem for OD began with the recent changes at the state level on how school funding is calculated.
Oregon-Davis School Corporation Superintendent Steven Disney explained their current financial situation to the county commissioners at their recent meeting.

Spots still open for 5K race Saturday

March 14, 2012

PLYMOUTH — There are still spots available for the St. Paddy’s DAY Dash Saturday, a 5K race intended to raise money for Plymouth High School graduate Eric Day’s medical expenses. Day, who will be a sophomore at Butler University this fall, recently finished undergoing treatment for a brain tumor.
Kelsey Flynn, an organizer of the event and a friend of the Day family, said that she and others were looking for a way to help the family when they thought of doing a St. Patrick’s day race.

8 departments assist in multiple-county vehicle chase

March 13, 2012

CULVER — Marshall County Police department officers and Culver Police department officers were led on a chase Saturday night around 10 p.m. when a driver in Culver failed to yield on a traffic stop.

1M gallons of city water used during fire

March 13, 2012

PLYMOUTH — During Monday evening’s board of public works and safety meeting, Plymouth utility superintendent Donnie Davidson informed the board that about one million gallons of water were used extinguishing the flames at Liberty Depot Saturday.
“That’s 3,000 gallons per minute, which is full capacity for both our plants,” said Davidson. “We didn’t have any more water to get them even if we wanted to.” Davidson added that he appreciated the work of the fire department as not only a department head, but also as a citizen.

Mayor declares today 'Girl Scout Day' in Plymouth in honor of anniversary

March 12, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Mayor Mark Senter has issued a proclamation officially designating Monday, March 12, 2012 as "Girl Scout Day" in Plymouth.
The declaration is to honor the organization's 100th anniversary this year.

Biggest fire in city's history

March 12, 2012

PLYMOUTH — To say that Plymouth’s new Fire Chief Rod Miller hit the ground running in his second full week as fire chief is an understatement. The Chief was in command at the largest fire in the city’s history, one lasting more than 24 hours.
Around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, firemen were called to the Liberty Street Depot building at the corner of Liberty and Pennsylvania Streets in Plymouth.
“By the time we got here, we’d seen the billows of smoke coming down the street,” said Miller, who also said the building, which was built in the 1870s and is about 80,000 square feet.

Fire rips through Liberty St. Depot

March 10, 2012

Fire ripped through the Liberty Street Depot Saturday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. Crews from all over Marshall County responded, battling the blaze at the building at the corner of Liberty and Pennsylvania Streets in Plymouth. More on how the fire started and estimated loss is expected later. Crews are still on the scene.

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