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June 7th, 2014

Starke County murder suspect identified

June 7, 2014

STARKE Co. — Gary W. Chavez, 57, of Knox, has been identified as the man who allegedly murdered a woman in his Knox home, carjacked three vehicles, threatening the drivers at gunpoint, and allegedly took one of the vehicle owners hostage for a brief time, while leading multiple police agencies on a high speed chase across four counties.

June 6th

One woman dead, man in critical condition following high-speed chase

June 6, 2014

STARKE Co. — One woman is dead and a 57-year-old man has been
hospitalized from a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the face that occurred when police disabled the vehicle he was traveling in after a high speed chase that began in Starke County, involving three carjackings and a hostage situation ended in Lake County.
Indiana State Police Detective Chris Campione revealed that the suspect had allegedly been involved in an earlier homicide in Starke County.

Plymouth schools commit $250,000 to City's new tennis courts

June 6, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Money from the Plymouth Community Schools Corp capital projects fund will be used to help build a new tennis complex in Centennial Park. The school uses the courts for physical education and for competition.

The schools have had long-standing practice of leasing facilities within the park. It was noted in the resolution that the tennis facilities provide recreational offerings to students, staff, and alumni outside of the regular school hours as it is for public use.

Marshall County on display in Indy

June 6, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Friday, May 30, Corine Humes, the Executive Director for Marshall County Tourism, and Linda Rippy, Director of the Marshall County Museum, traveled to Indianapolis to Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann’s office to install a small display in her office.

The display included mementos, company products and images and other information about Marshall County.

For details on what is being showcased, read the June 6 edition of the Pilot News.

EPA awards $600,000 grant to Plymouth

June 6, 2014

PLYMOUTH — A $600,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will be used to mitigate a brownfield site in Bourbon and will enable Bourbon, Plymouth and Marshall County to create an inventory of similar sites.

Story in today's Pilot News.

June 5th

A Long Thin Line Of Personal Anguish (70th anniversary of D-Day)

June 5, 2014

NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 17, 1944 – In the preceding column we told about the D-day wreckage among our machines of war that were expended in taking one of the Normandy beaches.
But there is another and more human litter. It extends in a thin little line, just like a high-water mark, for miles along the beach. This is the strewn personal gear, gear that will never be needed again, of those who fought and died to give us our entrance into Europe.

A Pure Miracle (70th anniversary of D-Day)

June 5, 2014

NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 – Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didn’t arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore.
By the time we got here the beaches had been taken and the fighting had moved a couple of miles inland. All that remained on the beach was some sniping and artillery fire, and the occasional startling blast of a mine geysering brown sand into the air. That plus a gigantic and pitiful litter of wreckage along miles of shoreline.

Cause of Bremen plant fire determined

June 5, 2014

BREMEN — The Indiana State Fire Marshall has determined that the fire which destroyed a warehouse at Charleston Corp in Bremen Tuesday afternoon was accidental.

The incident is being looked at by the Department of Labor and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Company officials have been proactive, according to both state officials and Bremen Fire Chief Matt Neher.

Additional details on this developing story are provided in today's Pilot News.

Former Knox resident missing in Lake Michigan

June 5, 2014

PORTAGE — The search for Ron Wood Jr., 29, a Chicago, Ill. resident, and former Knox High School student is still underway. Wood went missing in the waters of Lake Michigan at around 6 p.m. Saturday, May 31.

The USCG, along with assistance from the Portgage Fire Department and two boat teams from the Indiana Conservation office, initiated a search, which continued into the night. Wood was not located by the time the search teams ended their search.

June 4th

Updated: State Road 23 in Starke County reopens after sinkhole is repaired

June 4, 2014

KNOX — Indiana Department of Transportation officials have reopened State Road 23 near Toto Road/County Road 300 after closing it Wednesday afternoon because of a sink hole.

The sink hole has been repaired and the road has been reopened.

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