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August 3rd, 2011

Airport sign denied by Plymouth BZA

August 3, 2011

PLYMOUTH — It’s back to the drawing board for the Plymouth Aviation Board if it wants BZA (Board of Zoning Appeals) approval for signs at the airport.
Airport Manager Dave Lattimer and Aviation Board President Tom Flynn appeared before the BZA Tuesday night seeking a variance from the development standard to increase the sign area from 32 square feet to 119 square feet for a monument sign. The sign — designed by Vanadco Signs of Argos — would measure 17 feet high.
The BZA Board considered the matter and then voted unanimously to deny the application.

Stewart entertains fans on and off track Tuesday

August 3, 2011

LAKEVILLE – Racing around the track isn’t anything out of the ordinary for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. But Tuesday at Newton Park, Stewart was behind the wheel of a quarter-scale radio controlled car instead of his #14 Office Depot Sprint Cup car.

August 2nd

44th annual Culver tennis tournament this weekend

August 2, 2011

The 44th annual Culver Invitational Tennis Tournament will take place this Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, at the Culver Academies tennis facilities off State Road 10. Cost is $20 per player, payable at the courts; ages 15 and up.

Crash kills 2 on Michigan Road

August 2, 2011

A crash has claimed the life of at least two in Marshall County this morning.
Around 6:30 a.m., emergency crews were called to the scene, where a mulitple-vehicle collision occurred. A car crossed the center line near the intersection of 5A and Michigan Roads, north of Plymouth. The car hit a pickup truck head-on, spun around and was hit by another car. Two others were airlifted for their injuries. A fifth person was treated at the scene.
Michigan Road between 4th and 6th was closed for a short time this morning following the crash.
More information will be available later today.

Back-to-school shopping: Local moms share their tips for stocking up on supplies

August 2, 2011

PLYMOUTH — ‘Tis the season for pens, notebooks, and glue—and not a small amount of stress for parents who need to provide new school supplies for their children.
“I’m not a good planner—I usually buy what I can the last couple of weeks before school starts, even if it breaks the budget,” said Hesper Manns, Knox mom of Layne, 14, and Brenna, 10.
Manns is not alone—the list of needed supplies, especially for parents of multiple children, can seem overwhelming. To combat budget worries, Plymouth mom Amy Schuler plans on buying school supplies gradually instead of all at once.

Pioneer Drive could start carrying traffic in September

August 2, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Even a 15-day strike hasn't slowed the project on Pioneer Drive.
Reporting to the Marshall County Commissioners DLZ project engineer Ron Wireman said that even dealing with a strike that shut down work for more than two weeks likely won't push the completion date for the road back any further than the second week of September. The contractors on the project will be allowed a 15-day extension for the days lost to the work stoppage which sets the official required completion date back to Oct. 17.

August 1st

Fire near Casey's in Argos

August 1, 2011

A car fire gave customers and residents a scare in Argos Sunday evening. The car, parked near the front door of the building, was completely engulfed in flames. Firemen checked the insulation in the store to be sure there was no lingering heat and damage inside.

PHS alumni volleyball

August 1, 2011

Wednesday is a night-long celebration of volleyball for Plymouth alumni. Anyone who has played volleyball for Plymouth schools is invited to come and participate. Beginning at 6 p.m. at Lincoln Jr. High, a battle of the ‘80s stars versus the ‘90s is shaping up.
If you want to play, contact Janis Holiday at 574-936-1858, 574-780-2725 or email jmholiday@embarqmail.com.
Later Wednesday night, make sure to stick around for community night volleyball in the sand at Centennial Park sponsored by the Plymouth Alumni Association and the Plymouth Park Department.

U.S. 35 South of Knox to close for chip seal and fog seal  

August 1, 2011

KNOX – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will close U.S. 35 between Ind. 8 south of Knox and Ind. 10 south of Bass Lake Tuesday, Aug. 2 and Wednesday, Aug. 3 so crews can perform a chip-seal and fog seal operation to repair the road surface.

July 30th

Culver Dairy Queen closes doors Sunday

July 30, 2011

After 28 years, Culver's Dairy Queen restaurant, on State Road 10, sees its last day of business July 31. A sign posted on the facility's doors said owner Barbara Justice is choosing to focus her energy on her remaining stores in LaPorte following the unexpected death of her husband, Douglas, last year.

The sign also noted Justice "did not resign the lease on the building as it would require too many upgrades to maintain the DQ image."

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