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November 3, 2011

Shows
It's not too late to grab tickets to shows in the area this weekend—PHS is doing "The Little Mermaid," and Argos High School is demonstrating "A Blast from the Past" with hit songs from the 1950s to 1980s.
"The Little Mermaid" shows at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $3 for children 12 and younger, and $4 for all others.
"A Blast from the Past" shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and tickets are $5 for all.

Special Events

Resident defends wind turbine photos to Culver council

November 2, 2011

A Culver area resident was on hand at the Oct. 25 meeting of Culver’s town council to defend photos he had made available throughout the community pertinent to the controversial proposed wind farm in Marshall and Fulton Counties, a project the council was once more asked to take a formal postion upon.

Hank Bilsland, noting he had addressed the council a few months prior in hopes it would vote for or against the project, in which some 60 windmills would be placed near Culver and Argos, among other locales. He said he received an email describing comments made at the previous

Traffic lights operating on new Oak Drive

November 2, 2011

PLYMOUTH —Traffic lights at the Walmart/Kmart intersection went into operation Wednesday.
The hope is that the lights will smooth out traffic flow in the especially hectic area. The lights have only traditional red, green, or yellow signals, no green turning arrows—although arrows could be added at a later date if necessary.
Oak Drive construction engineer Gary Fox, of Cripe Architects and Engineers in Indianapolis, said that the rest of the project is “almost complete.”

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Warm Up Marshall County continues through Friday

November 1, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Warm Up Marshall County is a coat drive sponsored by Oliver Ford, the Pilot News, WTCA, and Price's Village Valet Cleaners. Now in the 13th year, the program provides donated outerwear to those in need in Marshall County. The coats collected are cleaned by Price's Village Valet Cleaners and will be distributed Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon and Nov. 13 from noon to 2 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Plymouth. Donations are still being accepted through Friday. All sizes and styles of children's and adults coats are needed, and can be dropped off at any of the sponsoring locations.

Election Day coming up Nov. 8

November 1, 2011

Election Day for municipal candidates is Tuesday, November 8. Candidate bios will run in the Pilot News beginning today.

Trick-or-treat times, parties for today

October 31, 2011

• Trick-or-treating in Plymouth will be from 5 to 7 p.m.
• Etna Green trick-or-treat hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m.
• Tippecanoe trick-or-treat will be from 5 to 7 p.m.
• Trunk or Treat in Nappanee will be from 5 to 6:45 p.m. at American Legion Post 154, 201 W. Lincoln St. Legion family members will park their cars and trucks in the Legion’s parking lot and fill their trunks with treats for the trick or treaters who are in costume. If you would like to participate by handing out treats, please sign up at the Post before Oct. 28. Questions, call the Post at 574-773-7686.

PHS senior gets a jump on future career with ND internship

October 29, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Katlyn Hersick spent her summer in research labs at Notre Dame and Saint Mary's. The PHS senior has been interested in pharmacy since she was in second grade.
"It's my passion," she said. "I love being in the lab."
On a whim, Hersick decided to contact the head of the chemistry department at Notre Dame and asked if they accepted interns. To her surprise, she was asked to come in for an interview.
"I didn't really have much chemistry experience, but she said my passion for chemistry was there," said Hersick.

Halloween events galore this weekend

October 28, 2011

ARGOS
• Residential trick-or-treat in Argos will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
BOURBON
• Residential trick-or-treat in Bourbon will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.
• Bourbon American Legion Post 424 will host a children's halloween party Saturday, Oct. 29 from 12 to 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best costume. Lots of games will be played and prizes handed out. Food and fountain drinks will be provided. The event is open to the public, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Outdoor concert scheduled for tonight

October 28, 2011

PLYMOUTH — There will be a free outdoor concert featuring Attaboy, a national touring pop/rock band from Huntington, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 425 S. Michigan St., Plymouth at 6 p.m. Contact Nate Crawford at 574-936-2519 or youthdirector@trinityumcplymouth.com for more information.

Take the 'Walk of Nightmares' tonight and Saturday

October 28, 2011

WALKERTON — If their website is any indication, the proprietors of The Walk of Nightmares trail in Walkerton have more than a few scary moments planned for this Halloween weekend. And the best part? It's free.
"There's not a lot of free attractions in the area," said Jessica Beam, part of the Walk of Nightmares team. "(The staff) are all dedicated. Their sole purpose is to try to scare somebody, and you can guarantee that will happen. There's going to be something in there that will scare almost anybody."

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