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July 14th, 2014
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The annual "Catch the Spirit" gala was well attended by about 260 people, all of whom were involved in some way with St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.
The gala was both a celebration and a kick off for a fundraising campaign. Honored at the event were the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ who received the Community Spirit Award.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The language of Plymouth's ordinance concerning livestock in the city limits is causing confusion, as reports of animals, especially chickens has increased since a board of zoning appeals meeting last week.
The ordinance can be interpreted two ways, making enforcement difficult, the City code enforcement officer said.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ This Friday, tonight, Encore Performing Arts‚Äô Music in the Park features the return of Southside Denny & the Snyders, blues artists extraordinaire. There‚Äôve been some changes since their last appearance two years ago.
Though locals still remember them as ‚ÄėSouthside‚Äô referring to South Bend, Snyder moved his family north to Montreal, Canada in 2007. And the rest of the band, his offspring, have sprouted.
His daughter Lorrie, now 18, does vocals and bass and son Philip, 14, still plays the drums. And Denny cut his hair. The ponytail is gone.
ARGOS ‚ÄĒ Open Class exhibits will be accepted from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, July 12 in the Open Class Building at the Marshall County fairgrounds. Exhibit guides are available at the Marshall County Extension Office at 112 W. Jefferson in Plymouth or online at www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/marshall, then click on Family on the brown bar.
Please call 574-936-5418 for more information.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Former Marshall County businessmen David Ferguson and Alan Donohue have been arraigned in court on charges levied last week that include theft and violations of the state‚Äôs Racketeering law.
Donohue and Ferguson surrendered to authorities on Monday afternoon. Bond was set at $15,000 each, which was posted quickly.
On Tuesday, the defendants appeared in court with Amy Griner, their attorney from Mishawaka.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ The Downtown Revitalization council discussed ways to continue to improve the downtown area of Plymouth.
Coming off the successful ribbon cutting ceremony at River Park Square last month, suggestions include expanding the Greenway Trail through the park, acquiring additional houses or businesses to turn into greenspace and pitching empty lots to developers for possible housing.
While no decision on any of these was made, there are plans to acquire additional structures located in flood plain areas in 2016.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Questions about the county‚Äôs weather warning sirens were raised at the county commissioners‚Äô meeting Monday morning,
‚ÄúI have heard some rumblings out in the community about the weather sirens not being activated,‚ÄĚ said Commissioner Kevin Overmyer. ‚ÄúHave we found out why or do we know what has happened?‚ÄĚ
Clyde Avery, of the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency, explained what he knew about the sirens to the commissions as well as concerns over the county's emergency plan not being utilized.
The complete story is in today's Pilot News.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Mike Hite, parks department superintendent, reported that the establishment of the new River Park Square is going well, although the program is complicated and is still being worked out. One change to initial plans is to install a start button at the splash pad.
Other topics focusing on the parks of Plymouth were discussed at Monday evenings meeting including storm damage and refunds. For complete details pick up a copy of today's Pilot News.
CULVER ‚ÄĒ The victim of a 4th of July drowning at the public beach on Lake Maxinkuckee has been identified as Jose Cruz Lizcano, age 27.
Sonar technology was used by Indiana Conservation officers in the search Friday evening, after Lizcano's friends did not notice his absence for around four hours.
The drowning is the second in two years at the town beach in Culver, with last year's drowning of a 22-year old Plymouth man taking place just over a week from one year ago (that incident took place July 13, 2013).
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ the board of Zoning Appeals approved three variance related to the planned construction of new tennis courts in Centennial Park.
The variances reduces the size of parking spots allocated at the site, eliminates the parking lot islands and gets rid of the requirement to plant trees in the parking area.
The board also approved two other applications from a property owner and business in their Tuesday night meeting.
For more on this story, read the article in today's Pilot News.