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Local soldier wins regional competition, heading to state at end of month

March 8, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Staff sergeant Jerry Nenycz, of Plymouth, recently won the preliminary 2012 Indiana Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year Competition, and will head to the state competition at the end of this month/
Qualifying soldiers will compete against each other for the title of "Soldier of the Year" for Indiana.

To see a video from the regional competition, follow the link below: http://link.backlight.tv/innguard/videos/nco-and-soldier-qualifications-...

Gun fired during dispute

March 8, 2012

PLYMOUTH — A gun was fired into the air during a dispute between two South Bend men at an apartment on Broadway and Harrison streets Wednesday evening. Plymouth police officers investigated the incident and Armando Wagers, 32, of South Bend, and Andrew Groves Jr., 26, of South Bend were arrested. Wagers was charged with criminal recklessness with a firearm and possession of a firearm, and Groves was charged with false informing during investigation.

Wagoner's wolf-hybrid put down, per order from health department

March 7, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Shyrtke, Todd Wagoner's wolf-hybrid was reportedly euthanized today, per order of health department regulations. The animal has been in the care of the Marshall County Humane Society since his owner, Wagoner, was placed in jail for a warrant through Marshall County stemming from a dog bite Feb. 27. Wagoner was booked for harboring a non-immunized dog and cruelty to an animal with a prior charge. Wagoner’s bond was set at $2,000 and he was scheduled to appear in Marshall Superior Court II yesterday. There is no word on that court hearing as of yet.

Down power line causes grass fire near subdivision

March 7, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Fire Department responded to the scene of a grass fire Wednesday afternoon near Ivory Court, a subdivision off of Michigan Street. High gusts of wind felled a large tree near the railroad tracks, causing the tree to pull down a power line.

2002 CMA grad fatally shoots head of Fla. school, himself

March 7, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — One local community is still reeling with the news that one of their own was involved in the latest school shooting to hit national headlines.
Shane Schumerth, 28, was a Spanish teacher at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville, Fla. Tuesday, Schumerth was fired from his Spanish teaching position, and police say he returned to the campus where he fatally shot the head of the school, Dale Regan, in her office before shooting himself.

High wind advisory in effect until 8 p.m.

March 7, 2012

MARSHALL COUNTY — The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Marshall County, effective until 8 p.m. Sustained winds of 25-35 miles per hour with gusts of 45 mph are expected, with the highest wind gusts likely in the afternoon.
Loose objects such as trash cans should be secured or brought indoors. Large tree limbs and utility lines may break, and small trees could be uprooted. RVs, campers, and semi trailers may be difficult to drive.

Unknown woman wanders into LaPaz home

March 7, 2012

LAPAZ — Residents in LaPaz had an unwelcome houseguest Friday around 2 a.m., when a 22-year-old woman wandered into their home and into their master bedroom.
Marshall County police officers as well as LaPaz fire and EMS personnel were dispatched to the home and found the woman conscious, but incoherent in the bedroom. The residents of the home told law enforcement that they had no idea who the woman was, and thought that she might be under the influence of drugs.

Couponing class part of BPL series

March 7, 2012

BOURBON — Extreme couponing. The concept popularized by the TV show of the same name made clipping coupons a nationwide craze in 2010. Bourbon resident and avid couponer Valerie Manns has never seen the show, but that fact didn't prevent her from teaching a class at the Bourbon Public Library Saturday about how to get started couponing.

Bremen Post to conduct sobriety checkpoint

March 6, 2012

MARSHALL COUNTY — Sergeant Chad Larsh from the Bremen State Police Post has announced that a sobriety checkpoint will be held in Marshall County. The checkpoint will start during the evening hours of Friday, March 9.
Motorists are asked to have their driver’s license and vehicle registrations available when entering the checkpoint. This will help minimize the amount of time spent at the checkpoint. Motorists can expect short delays of only two to three minutes.

Argos kindergarten roundup is today

March 6, 2012

ARGOS — Kindergarten Roundup for Argos Elementary School will be in the elementary gym between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The school will again be offering full-day kindergarten for the 2012-13 school year. For a child to be eligible for kindergarten he/she must be 5 years of age on or before Aug. 1, 2012.

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