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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.

Culver’s Titanic connection -- 100 years later

April 15, 2012

Of the approximately 700 survivors of the April 12, 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic ship, only one would eventually settle in Indiana, and August Wennerström made Culver his home -- a home he loved so much he named one of his children Culver. Further, evidence of the Titanic connection to Culver still exists in the form of three maple trees planted in memory of the children of the widower of one soul lost in the sinking.

Debate over outdoor Culver dining ends in temporary agreement

April 14, 2012

After much discussion, Culver's town council gave a tentative green light to Cafe Max owner Susie Mahler to install a railing on the sidewalk outside her establishment at 113 South Main Street in downtown Culver, with the intention of full-fledged outdoor dining this summer.

New educator for health dept.

April 13, 2012

PLYMOUTH — “Nothing ventured, nothing gained,” goes the old saying — and an exciting new venture is in the works at the Marshall County Health Department.
For the first time, the agency is staffing a part-time Health Educator, a position larger county health departments regularly employ.

YLMC car wash/bake sale is Saturday

April 12, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Youth Leadership Marshall County students will be holding a car wash/bake sale fundraiser at Oliver Ford in Plymouth Saturday. The students will wash cars for $5 and sell baked goods for $5 each. Pulled pork from Log House Restaurant and Zentis Jam will also be on sale. All proceeds will go toward the Marshall County Humane Society and the Heminger House. The fundraiser is the YLMC's community service project.

Driver under influence causes damage to residence, injures 2

April 12, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth police units were dispatched to Plum and Harrison Streets Wednesday just after 5 p.m. Cory T. Berger, of Merrillville, failed to yield to Carolina Mendez, of Plymouth, who had the right of way traveling east on Harrison Street. Berger hit Mendez, causing Mendez to hit a residence. Two passengers in Mendez's vehicle were injured, and one was transported by medflight to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Berger was given a chemical test at St.

Poker tourney to benefit fundraiser

April 12, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Rick Cooper, Jr., the Plymouth resident who won $2 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket in January, is combining his love of poker and his new-found riches in order to give back to his community.
Cooper is hosting a poker tournament at the Plymouth Eagles Club Saturday, and part of the proceeds will go toward the Eagles’ fund to purchase a critical care transport for Riley Hospital for Children.

Triton announces 2012-13 school calendar

April 11, 2012

BOURBON — The Triton school board announced its 2012-13 school year calendar at its monthly meeting last Monday. According to the calendar, the school year will begin Aug. 14 and conclude May 23.
Early dismissals are planned for every Friday. Elementary dismissal will take place at 2:35 p.m. and high school dismissal at 2:45 p.m.
Winter vacation begins Dec. 24 and classes resume Jan. 7.

Argos spring musical is this weekend

April 11, 2012

The Argos High School choral department will be presenting "Fiddler on the Roof" this Friday and Saturday, April 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Argos High School auditorium. All seats are $5 and available at the door or at the high school office prior to the performance.
Other area weekend events include:
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
• The Arts Council of Marshall County April meeting is at 10 a.m. at Heartland Artists, 103 W. LaPorte St., Plymouth. All interested parties are invited to attend and help plan the council's show at the Yellow River Festival.

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