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Lions Clubs spread holiday cheer

December 23, 2011

LAKEVILLE — Once again, a steady stream of children filed past toy-covered tables during the Lakeville Lions-LaPaz Lions Toys for Tots distribution day.
Unlike the last several years, though, those youngsters, their parents, and volunteers from both Lions Clubs enjoyed plenty of room to maneuver, thanks to a new location – Newton Center in Lakeville.
After eight years at the Union-North Ambulance Service building the ever-expanding campaign charged into its new home Saturday to rave reviews.

Pilgrims celebrate Thanksgiving during Christmas

December 23, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Game day started a little early for Plymouth’s Pilgrims.
Meeting Whitko on the floor at PHS Wednesday evening, Coach Ryan Bales’ team met some real VIPs earlier in the day. The team “adopted” several families in Plymouth to help brighten their Christmas holiday with gifts and food.

Culver’s DeWitt returns to Pearl Harbor for 70th anniversary of bombing

December 22, 2011

Culver’s Jim DeWitt hadn’t seen Pearl Harbor in 70 years, but over the week of Dec. 7, he and a number of others present on that fateful day, were given a hero’s welcome at the area many -- like DeWitt -- last saw when the wounds of the victims of Japanese bombers were still fresh, families of the dead still in shock.

Election ongoing hot topic at Culver council mtg

December 22, 2011

Two town council members last week added their comments to existing voices concerning the controversy over accusations made leading up to last month’s hotly-contested Culver town clerk race.

During the Dec. 13 regular meeting, Council member Lynn Overmyer defended outgoing clerk Casey Howard, who was defeated by Karen Heim, describing the “mess of paperwork” and “disarray” Howard was faced with when she first took over the clerk’s position, noting Howard straightened out the situation “professionally and promptly.”

View the Pet of the Week

December 22, 2011

To see the Pet of the Week, go to Photo of the Week under the Entertainment section.

Concept presented for downtown enhancement

December 22, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Redevelopment Commission voted in favor of accepting a final master plan for the proposed downtown park Wednesday. Presenting the concept drawing to the members was Michael Reese of the Troyer Group.
Reese said Concept I out of a number of different drawings that seemed to be the one most people who had attended public meetings, stakeholder meetings and also the Park Board favored.

Holiday lights, movies, and more: weekend events in Marshall County

December 21, 2011

FRIDAY
Plymouth Church of the Heartland, 705 E. Jefferson St., will hold its Christmas service at 6:30 p.m. The title of the service is "A Not So Silent Night — finding the Prince of Peace in the midst of your chaos." The service will feature christmas hymns, a children's concert, live drama, relevant teaching, fellowship and finger foods. For more information, visit www.churchoftheheartland.com.
SATURDAY

Dinner, a bet, and friendship influence fitness

December 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Rachelle Yung — and her workout partners Amanda Rogge and Melissa Bachtel — share their stories about their weight loss journeys. Getting a jump start on January’s Best Loser 2012 competition at the Fitness Forum at the LifePlex, the three will also be entering the competition, which is Jan. 16 to March 21. Registration deadline is Jan. 9, and teams will consist of just two players instead of the traditional four-person teams. Cost is $40 per team, and couples will still be competing for that $1,000 cash prize.

Pierce St. Bridge essentially complete

December 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Residents should be able to travel the new Pierce Street Bridge by the end of the week or sooner.
Mark Hollingsworth - construction engineer on the project - told the Marshall County Commissioners that the original opening slated for last week had been pushed back due to rains and flooding. He told the board that final railings and attenuators would hopefully be in place by Tuesday afternoon and that as soon as they were, the bridge would be opened.

Starke County robbers flee to Marshall County

December 21, 2011

At approximately 9:15 p.m., Knox City Police were called to CVS Pharmacy on U.S. 35 after two men robbed the Knox store.
The suspects fled the scene, leading police on a chase that ended just north of S.R. 8 on Upas Road, where the robbers ditched their vehicle. The vehicle was located in a driveway at a residence near the Marshall/Starke County line.
More information is expected to be released later today.
Police arrested one of the suspects in Marshall County.

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