Mayor: No need for volunteers on Friday

Sandbags are stacked in front of the Marshall County Republican Party headquarters at the intersection of Garro and Water streets in downtown Plymouth on Thursday afternoon.
Shawn McGrath
Staff Writer

Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter said volunteers won’t be needed to bag sand in Plymouth on Friday.
The mayor issued a call for volunteers on Wednesday – long before the Yellow River was set to crest – to help sandbag both Wednesday and Thursday to save residences and businesses near the river endangered by rising waters.
About 100 responded to the request each day.
But with the Yellow River expected to crest at about 1 a.m. Friday, there’s no longer a need for volunteers, Senter said.
Once the water recedes, he said, he’ll likely again raise a call for volunteers to help with debris cleanup throughout the city, especially its parks.
Read more about this in Friday’s editions of the Pilot News.