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October 28th, 2013
PLYMOUTH - Marshall County continues the effort to make government "interactive" and Wednesday county officials are inviting the public to find out about the latest online services available to all county residents.
Marshall County is hosting "Beacon Day" on Wednesday with public presentations open to all at 11 a.m. and again at 4 p.m. in room 203 of the Marshall County Building.
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INDIANAPOLIS - What's better than setting a record and making history? Doing it twice.
On Saturday, the Plymouth High School Marching Band headed South to Pike High School in Indianapolis to compete in the Indiana State School Music Association's Semi-State competition. The Pride of Plymouth will move on qualifying for the state finals for the first time in their current Open Class B classification.
PLYMOUTH â€” The annual trick or treat event with a costume parade was successful again, with lines of children dressed in Halloween costumes filling their bags with candy handed out by the businesses in downtown Plymouth.
The event started off with the costume parade, followed by two solid hours of serious trick or treating. Despite the cold and windy conditions, good spirits prevailed and the event wrapped up at 3 p.m. with no problems.
PLYMOUTH - A house and church will be divided.
The Marshall County Plan Commission heard a request from Olan Howard the pastor of the church on 12th Road just south of Plymouth to replat the property the church and parsonage sit on. Howard would like the plat divided in two, 1.56 acres to the west side of the lot for the church property and .63 acres on the east where the parsonage currently sits.
The Plymouth Build-A-Pool Committee is meeting at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Lincoln Junior High School.
Dale Neuburger of TSE Consulting will be on hand to answer questions.
The public is invited to obtain information and feedback regarding a potential indoor aquatics center for Plymouth.
The City of Plymouth board of public works and safety will meet at 6 p.m. today in council chambers, 124 N. Michigan St., Plymouth (Garro Street entrance).
The Common council will meet at 6:30 p.m. or immediately following the board of public works and safety.
PLYMOUTH - Pilot News and WTCA The Chief are sponsoring â€śThe Best Scarecrow Contestâ€ť awarding the top three vote winners with free advertising.
With scarecrows sprinkled around town, residents are encouraged to visit participating area businesses and vote by using an entry blank in the newspaper or at the radio station. Just write down the top three favorite scarecrows and turn them in.
Votes can also be submitted by email with the top three picks sent to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAN ANTONIO, TX - One of Plymouth and Marshall Countyâ€™s most distinguished natives has died at age 79.
Major General Larry N. Tibbetts - a 1952 graduate of Plymouth High School and honored as the schoolâ€™s first member in the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame - died in San Antonio, TX on Oct. 14 after a battle with lung cancer.
General Tibbetts was born in Trenton, Mo. in 1934 and spent his school years in Plymouth. He was a three sport athlete at Plymouth High School, participating in baseball, basketball and football.
For more on Tibbetts' career, read today's edition of the Pilot News.
ARGOS â€” The following are some of the highlights from the Argos School Board meeting:
â€˘ Fourteen students won the Superintendentâ€™s Art Contest and will have their art framed and hung in the Central Office. They range from grade three to high school seniors.
â€˘ The Eco Clubâ€™s field trip to Mammoth Cave was approved, as was the Leo Clubâ€™s participation in the annual Argos Lions Fruit Sale. $500 was given to the BPA Club by Michael and Judy Delp.
â€˘ Fourteen men and women were hired for 16 extra-curricular athletic positions, and 10 volunteers to the athletic program were appointed.
BMARSHALL COUNTY - A local resident is under water on taxes - literally.
Jean Klinedinst - a resident of Kreighbaum Lake is hoping to get some relief on her property taxes from Marshall County. Klinedinst bought property on the lake three years ago and exploring the high rate of taxes discovered an interesting fact - the four parcels of land she owns also include the surrounding lake bed.
She and her husband own 23 acres of land on the lake and 18 acres of that is actually in the lake.