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Attempted burglary at campground

April 19, 2012

PLYMOUTH — An unknown person broke into a trailer at Jellystone Park Tuesday evening around 9 p.m. Marshall County Sheriff's Department officer Nicholas Laffoon arrived at the scene and found that a side window of the trailer had been forced open, but nothing was found missing. Anyone with information about the incident should contact the sheriff's department at 574-936-3187.

Carothers is Youth of Year

April 19, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Although Billie Carothers is now 18, headed to college in the fall, and thinking about a future in teaching, executive director of the Marshall County Boys and Girls Club Billie Treber still recalls the day that she met her namesake.
“I remember when she walked into the club for the first time,” said Treber. “She was a little 8-year-old with blond pigtails.”
Treber and Carothers formed a close bond over Carothers’ 10 years as a club member, and Treber will be accompanying Carothers this weekend to compete in a state-wide “Youth of the Year” contest in Indianapolis.

Coroner requests texting for county-issued phones

April 18, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger would like to be able to text on the job. Far from being a distraction, however, Cleavenger told county commissioners Monday that texting capabilities on his and his deputies’ county-issued cell phones would make their jobs easier and more efficient.
“Better than 99.5 percent of calls in the last three years have come through the county’s 911 center, and they use computer aided dispatch (CAD),” said Cleavenger.

5th annual Relay For Life of Culver this Friday

April 17, 2012

CULVER, Ind. – More than 50 teams and 400 participants will be involved Friday, April 20, in the fifth annual Relay For Life of Culver. The overnight event begins at 7 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building on the campus of Culver Academies.

Fundraising event Thursday will raise money for military care packages

April 17, 2012

PLYMOUTH — A fundraising dinner and auction is planned for Thursday evening to benefit Operation Quiet Comfort, a non-profit organization dedicated to sending care packages to injured soldiers overseas.
"We hear about (soldiers) who are killed, but we don't hear about the ones who are injured every day," said organizer Jan Houin. "OQC strives to send an extra measure of comfort to injured soldiers."

Inmates sue jail over correspondence

April 17, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Two inmates of the Marshall County Jail have filed suit against the jail over what they claim is a violation of their civil rights.
A new “postcard policy” began at the jail April 1, prohibiting inmates from receiving letters in envelopes from their friends and family. Instead, those incarcerated must be satisfied with postcards. The reason for the change, according to Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin, is that several letters have been sent to the jail containing dangerous or illegal contraband.

Rash wins Ms. America pageant

April 16, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Nicole Rash from St. Louis, Missouri was crowned Ms. America 2012 at the national pageant held Sunday in California.
Rash, a Saint Louis, Missouri transplant, is originally from the small town of Plymouth, Indiana. She was Miss Indiana 2007, and received first runner-up in the Miss America Pageant in 2008.

For more, see Tuesday's Pilot News.

Gas leak contained, residents allowed to return home

April 16, 2012

PLYMOUTH — According to a report from the Marshall County Emergency Management agency, the gas leak near Liberty Street Depot on Pennsylvania Avenue has been contained, and residents are being allowed to return home.
A five block radius north and east of the leak was evacuated this morning by the Plymouth Police Department. Lincoln Jr. High School was put on standby but students were never evacuated.
LJH principal Dan Funston said that if the school was evacuated, students would be transported by bus to Riverside Intermediate School, where they could be collected by their parents.

Large heroin bust takes bite out of drug market

April 16, 2012

St. Joseph & Marion Counties – On the evening of April 10, 2012, officers with the Indiana State Police and the South Bend Police Department Special Operation Section worked in concert to remove more than 10 pounds of powder heroin from the streets. The multi-jurisdictional investigation that led officers to the estimated $400,000 in heroin stemmed from an investigation that started in Indianapolis during the summer of 2011.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Penn. Ave. area being evacuated

April 16, 2012

There's a natural gas leak and Plymouth Police and Fire are on the scene as well as NIPSCO. Officers are currently evacuating the immediate residential area. Lincoln Junior High is currently on hold awaiting information from authorities whether to evacuate or not.

The American Red Cross, Marshall County is responding and opening a shelter at the First United Church of Christ (321 N. Center St) for those residents affected by the gas leak.

Check back for more details as this develops.

Posted Monday, 11:11 a.m.

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