Archive - 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Earthworks market reopened Tuesday morning after a being closed for two weeks.
The market was closed to allow staff time to do some rearranging, reorganizing and get ready for new product. The market is more self-serve friendly now making it easier for customers to access bulk and/ or refrigerated items. The bulk selection will be expanded to include a larger selection of items.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” Frustrated motorists traveling north and south along US Highway 31 will receive a break in their driving excursions when the new road between South Bend and Plymouth opens in late August.
According to Matt Deitchley, media relations director for the Laporte INDOT district, there is no definitive date for the opening of the new bypass.
â€śThings are moving along. We had a hard winter and the frozen ground changed our schedule,â€ť he explained, stating that while construction was not delayed it was extended.
There are some minor restrictions to be expected.
BOURBON â€“ Triton School Superintendent Donna Burroughs was rewarded with positive comments during a public hearing on her new contract prior to the regular School Board meeting Monday night.
Observations from Board members and administrators present affirmed her work and leadership of the school corporation. The public hearing was preceded by an executive session in which the Board conducted a self-evaluation.
IN other action:
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” An updated emergency plan for Marshall County was submitted to the Commissioners Monday morning. The commissioners did not approve the changes to the plan.
â€śI am here today to talk to you about adopting a new county comprehensive emergency management plan. This is based on recommendations from the EMA advisory council as a result of an after action report and improvement plan from the blizzard and snow events that occurred this past winter,â€ť said Clyde Avery, Marshall County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director.
PLYMOUTH â€“ Plymouth Post 27â€™s appearance in the regional was short-lived.
On Thursday, Bristol bounced the Diamond Spyders from the tournament with a convincing 11-6 victory at Bill Nixon Field.
Post 27 had fits trying to figure out Bristol starting pitcher Jake Tucker.
Tucker allowed just three runs on five hits over eight innings as the Diamond Spyders never had more than one hit when he was on the mound.
â€śI thought we came out kind of flat and they came out and did a nice job hitting the ball,â€ť Post 27 manager Will Hostrawser said.
Margaret Henrietta Petron
May 20, 1917 â€“ July 23, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Margaret Henrietta Petron, 97, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center - Plymouth Campus. Margaret Henrietta (Ostrowski) Petron was born on a farm near Browerville, Minn. on May 20, 1917, the eighth of nine children to Joseph and Hedwiga (Nanik) Ostrowski. She had five sisters; Gertrude Pozorski, Mary Ostrowski, Sophie Kubitza, Pearl Brown, and Eleanor Beckers and three brothers, Andrew Ostrowski, Louis Ostrowski and George Ostrowski.
Barrie A. Hoskins
May 2, 1939 - July 21, 2014
BASS LAKE â€” Barrie Ann Hoskins, 75, of Bass Lake died on Monday, July 21, 2014 in her residence at Bass Lake. Barrie was born on May 2, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Herschel and Marcella Dean.
Darek A. Long
July 22, 2014Â
PLYMOUTH â€” Darek A. Long, 31, formerly of Plymouth, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Â
Arrangements are incomplete at this time with Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.
July 22, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Mary Batcho, 90, of Plymouth, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Services are pending at the Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.
Cleo L. Brown
July 23, 2014
NAPPANEE â€” Cleo L. Brown, 97, of Nappanee, died at 7:24 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at her residence in Nappanee.
ARGOS - Sugar, milk, eggs, cream, brown sugar, maple syrup, and nuts were some of the ingredients that made up the four competing recipes for this year's Ice Cream Crank Off.
Held at the Marshall County Fair since 1992, the competition has seen many variations on cherry, peach, rocky road, mint, and this year's flavor, maple nut.
With 60 minutes to freeze and serve up their cold treats, the makers got churning.
"Everybody has to make the same thing," said Don Morrison. He and his wife Eileen used toasted nuts to add an extra dimension to their concoction.
PLYMOUTH - Erik Bendl has the world on a string, literally, as he walks across the country with his dog Nice, bringing awareness about diabetes to the people that he meets. Bendl rolls a giant 80 loaned inflatable ball painted like the world across the United States in the name of his cause.
He was interviewed for a profile piece about his mother, a Kentucky state representative, who died of diabetes. The inspiration for his walk for awareness was sparked by the journalist that interviewed him.