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MCCF announces Lilly Scholarship recipient is Jordan

April 3, 2012

BREMEN — One Marshall County student has been named recipient of a four-year, full tuition scholarship as the Marshall County Community Foundation 2012 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.
Jack Jordan will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.
Jack is the son of Jack and Hope Jordan of Bremen. He attends Bremen High School. Jack is planning to attend Purdue University and will major in Engineering and minor in Business.

Knox teacher arrested for child seduction

April 1, 2012

Robert "Ryan" Corbin was arrested Sunday, April 1 and is being held at the Starke County Jail on preliminary charges of child seduction.
Corbin, 27, was arrested following an investigation that began last Wednesday, when the parent of a Knox High School student lodged a complaint regarding improper Internet contact between a student and teacher.
Corbin teaches physical education at Knox High School.
He is also the varsity girls and boys swim coach.
Knox City Police are still investigating the matter and no more information will be released until the investigation is completed.

17-year-old suffers gunshot wound to the neck

March 30, 2012

CULVER — 17-year-old Andrea Bottomley was injured just past 5 p.m. Thursday when a fire near her residence caused a live round of ammunition to create what appeared to be a gunshot wound in her neck. There was no firearm involved in the incident. Bottomley was conscious and breathing, but feeling numbness. She was treated on the scene and later transported by MedFlight to Memorial Hospital in South Bend. She was discharged later that night.
The Marshall County Sheriff's Department and Plymouth Fire and EMS responded to the 911 call. The incident is still under investigation.

Weekend events

March 30, 2012

SATURDAY
• Argos American Legion is hosting a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for ages 5 to 12, and ages 4 and younger eat for free. Each ticket is eligible for a barbecue grill drawing. Tickets will be sold at the door. Carry-outs are available. Please call 574-892-6509 for more information.

Park Dept. egg hunt coming up April 7

March 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Park Department will again host a free Easter egg hunt for area children April 7 beginning at 12:15 p.m. The hunt will take place near the wooden play equipment at Centennial Park, and there will be three different age-appropriate sections where children can look for the eggs.
“We have one area for walking to 4 years old, one area for 5 to 7 years, and one for ages 8 to 11,” said recreation director Scott Michel. “There will be a special prize for each age group.”

Plymouth named in major lawsuit

March 30, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth is one of about 50 municipalities recently named in a major lawsuit, according to City Attorney Sean Surrisi. Kevin D. Miller was searched by a Plymouth Police Department K9 unit in 2009 following a traffic stop by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. Miller has since claimed that Plymouth’s K9 — and all other dogs trained at Vohne-Liche Kennels in Peru — are unreliable. Miller claims that the dog falsely detected drugs in his vehicle and that the search was traumatizing to himself and his wife. Miller was not arrested or charged.

Science teacher's inventions help students learn in hands-on way

March 29, 2012

BREMEN — When George Cox, of Bremen, was teaching science to junior and senior high school students, he often felt frustrated that he couldn’t find ways to illustrate concepts to his students. To teach Newton’s first and second laws of motion, Cox used to drop an eight pound shot put and a softball out of an upstairs window at Bremen High School. The idea was to prove that the objects would hit the ground at the same time, even though they were different weights.
“I had to stop doing that, because I was creating (marks) in the lawn,” said Cox. “The school custodian made me stop.”

Edgewater closes after 15 years

March 29, 2012

CULVER — Sunday evening, the first restaurant to establish Culver as a great dining destination was darkened.
The Edgewater Grille, at 620 E. Lake Shore Drive, posted the announcement to its Facebook page Friday morning, acknowledging rumors of the impending closing of the popular restaurant — which had been operating without its liquor license for some weeks — were at least partially true.

Plymouth man charged with neglect

March 28, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Darrel M. Scheuer, 61, of Plymouth, was arrested Wednesday after it was discovered that he had neglected a dependent woman in his care.

Next step for Park Jefferson

March 28, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Pending a meeting with the owner Friday, city officials plan to board up Park Jefferson Apartments on West Jefferson Street in Plymouth.
Building commissioner Keith Hammonds came before the Board of Public Works and Safety Monday to ask permission to take the next step with the property. Last month, the location was deemed “unfit for human habitation” by the Marshall County Health Department and all residents were vacated.
City attorney Sean Surrisi said that he had been in contact with the owner of the property and “he indicated that he is embarrassed by its condition.”

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