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UPDATE: Coroner says man drowned after truck slid into water-filled ditch last week

February 22, 2012

BOURBON — Marshall County coroner Bill Clevenger said Wednesday that alcohol and drugs were not a factor in last Thursday's early morning crash that killed Louis J. Cady, 75, of Nappanee. Preliminary autopsy reports indicate that Cady drowned when his truck landed upside down in a water-filled ditch on Beech Road.
When found, Cady was wearing his seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Clevenger.

3 injured in crash at Oak, Jefferson

February 21, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Lorraine Hoke of Plymouth, was uninjured when the car she was driving was involved in a crash with Phillip Boyd, of Marion, Tuesday around 11:15 a.m. at Oak Road and Jefferson Street in Plymouth.
Reports Plymouth Police Officer Mark Owen, Boyd had three passengers that were injured, but none appeared to be life-threatening.

Video clip of wreckage

February 21, 2012

See the video clip of today's wreckage below in the videos section of our website, and a longer version on our Facebook page. Search Pilot News, like the page today.

Pick-up hauling cattle crashes under semi

February 21, 2012

A pick-up truck with Michigan plates carrying several cattle crashed into a semi at the U.S. 6 and 31 intersection in LaPaz just before noon today.
The semi driver was uninjured and the pick-up driver was flown from the scene via Medflight for his injuries. LaPaz-North Township fire captain Matt Haskins said the driver of the pick-up was conscious and talking, but had injuries to his extremities. Find detailed information in tomorrow's Pilot News.

Teen remains in critical but stable condition

February 21, 2012

By Maggie Nixon
Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH — Austin Schoff, 18, remains in critical but stable condition today.
The teen was flown to South Bend after being hit by a car in the 10000 block of Michigan Road around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Marshall County Sheriff's Department reported Lauren Tanner, 17, was driving north on Michigan Road near 11th Road in a 2009 Suburban, when she suddenly saw Schoff — who she said was wearing dark clothing — walking near the edge of the road and hit him.

If I were President...

February 21, 2012

Area residents were asked what they would do if they were President. Here are their responses:

Sarah Morrison, Culver fifth grader: “If I were President, I would make those who litter go to jail!”

Local author Gleason to read from new Vietnam book March 9

February 21, 2012

Local author Ray Gleason will read from his new book, "The Violent Season," about the generation of young Americans who experienced the Vietnam war, Friday, March 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Culver Coffee Company in Culver.

President's Day responses sought

February 20, 2012

Parents of school-age children or students...

We're doing a little President's Day special in tomorrow's paper.
Ask your child (or yourself, student), "If I were President, what would I do?"

I'd also like to run an adult survey: "Who was your favorite President; why?"

Answers will be published in the Pilot News Tuesday!

Email answers to Lydia Beers at lbeers@thepilotnews.com
or Maggie Nixon at mnixon@thepilotnews.com

Please attach a photo of the respondent, as well.

Farewell party honors Metsker

February 20, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The last day on the job for Plymouth Fire Chief Andy Metsker was marked with a gathering of city and county officials, fellow EMS and firefighters, city and county police officers, retired firefighters, family and community members — all of whom he calls friends.
Metsker is leaving the fire department where he started full-time in 2002 when Larry Starr retired. He became chief nearly four years ago when George Cook stepped down.

Chargers for Change, OOP bring community together for a cure

February 20, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The LifePlex was in the “pink” once again Saturday afternoon as the Ancilla College Charger basketball teams and the Ounce of Prevention Foundation teamed up to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer in their annual “Charger’s for Change” event.
The combination has been a successful one for both parties and Saturday’s event was no exception as fans filled the gym to join in the festivities led by Ounce of Prevention with music provided by the LaVille High School pep band.

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