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May 3rd, 2011
PLYMOUTH â The collapse of a culvert has caused the closing of Olive Trail
Monday afternoon the Marshall County Commissioners issued an emergency declaration closing Olive Trail one half mile south of Overmyer Drive. Olive Trail collapsed around the Dixon Lake outlet pipe running underneath the road, and the road is impassable.
The area of the collapse had been a problem area for county repair crews.
ARGOS â After an hour and a half and 17 words spelled correctly, Holly Rowe was named the champion speller at the 29th Annual Marshall County Spelling Bee.
The event was held in Argos High School Monday night. This was the fourth year that Rowe had qualified for the county event, but her first championship.
Coming in second was eighth grader Lucy Battersby of St. Michael School in Plymouth. Battersby made her third appearance after winning in her home school. She was also the second place winner in last yearâs event.
A little over three years ago, Lee Willhite and family opened Gladieâs Deli in downtown Culver. Now the restaurant is moving closer to home for Willhite, but also hopefully closer to where traffic from Culverites and visitors flows: 415 Lake Shore Drive, just a block west of the town park and public beach (on the east end of the building perhaps best known as the former home of City Tavern/Diner), and literally right across the street from the Willhite familyâs home.
PLYMOUTH â Athletes were preparing Saturday at Lincoln Junior High School for a very special competition that will take place Saturday, May 7 at Culver Military Academyâs track field. Adults from the Marshall-Starke Special Olympics team were practicing their individual sport and setting their best times for the upcoming competition.
Each will compete in several events ranging from running long jump, relays, javelin throw, shot put, softball throw, and 400-meter walk, to name a few. Those 30 and older will also compete in Bocce.
PLYMOUTH âÂ Rebuilding Together of Marshall County and Loweâs teamed up to make needed repairs on homes for local residents Saturday. They joined with groups all over the country where some 3,500 homes were slated for work.
Loweâs Charitable and Educational Foundation donated a $5,000 grant to help fund the projects. This year, volunteers were from First United Methodist Church, Blueberry Festival board, Trinity United Methodist Church, CentryLink employees, Plymouth Church of the Brethren and Evangelical Covenant Church.
INDIANAPOLIS â A local student will be helping other local students make a difference in another country in the coming month.
Cafe Max owner Susie Mahler wants to assure customers the recent addition of a bar at the longstanding Culver institution is no cause for alarm.
âNo, itâs not getting changed into a âhoochie bar,ââ she says with a smile. âThere will be no pole dancers, male or female!â
She points out Cafe Max has served beer for about 10 years and had a three-way liquor license for a year and a half. She says the bar, which was installed over two days last week during which the restaurant was closed, is largely about increasing night dining to the establishment.
PLYMOUTH â The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce is bringing back an old city favorite to the downtown.
Once again downtown merchants will be hosting the âPlymouth Rock of Gold.â The promotion that was a downtown favorite in the â60s, â70s and â80s, returns with more deals and prizes just like the first go around.
âLots of people who grew up in Plymouth remember the Rock of Gold,â said Chamber of Commerce Board member Anna Corbett. âWe have a whole new generation now that will get to know it.â
PLYMOUTH â Plymouth Mayor incumbent Mark Senter (R) will run unopposed until the November election, when the winner of Tony Gamble and Jim Vinall will run for the office.
Vinall feels that infrastructure, housing, and planning for the future are things that Vinall says would be keys in his administration.
PLYMOUTH â Three men will vie for the chance to run to be the Mayor of Plymouth in the coming local election. Incumbent Republican Mark Senter will face the winner of Tony Gamble and Jim Vinall, who will square off for the Democratic Party spot for the office.
Gamble has run in what he calls an âauthentic manner.â
âI feel it is important that they (Plymouth citizens) know and understand me for the person that I am,â he said. âI will not campaign with a big budget, but rather with hard work, and a big heart.â