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June 5th, 2014

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.

Arts Camp planned for next week

June 4, 2014

PLYMOUTH – ArtSparks leaders are in the final throes of preparing for the new Creative Arts Camp next week.

Sponsored by Encore Performing Arts and the Plymouth Parks Department with funding from the Marshall County Community Foundation, the day camp runs Monday through Friday from 9-4 and Saturday from 9-1 with a public performance and cookout at 11:00 on Saturday. The camp will be held in and around the amphitheatre at Centennial Park in Plymouth. It represents an artistic experience not previously available in the Marshall County area.

Plymouth Police Chief: Shooting of dog considered justified

June 4, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Police Patrolman who fired three shots at a dog acted in accordance with policy, Police Chief David Bacon told the Pilot News Tuesday.

Department police provides for the use of force when an animal is endangering the officer or others. The same dog was the subject of four other complaints to the department.

Want to know more about this policy? Read the story in the June 4 edition of the Pilot News.

New principal named for Menominee Slementary School

June 4, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Community Schools Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Steven Boyer, formerly the assistant principal at Lincoln Junior High School, as the new principal at Menominee Elementary School.

Boyer replaces Amy Gerard, who was named interim principal after Michael Dunn resigned unexpectedly in March.

Read more about this new administrator in today's Pilot News.

Work to resume today at fire-damaged Bremen plant

June 4, 2014

BREMEN — The president and CEO of Charleston Corp in Bremen told reporters that the plant is expected to reopen today after a fire destroyed one of the six building in the complex and sent three employees to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

Multiple fire departments responded to a request for mutual aid after an explosion and fire rocked a warehouse at about 1:30 p.m. yesterday. Using fire department tanker trucks, the crews battled the fire for several hours.

June 3rd

Severe weather possible tomorrow; nastiest weather likely to stay to the south

June 3, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — A Hazardous Weather outlook posted by the National Weather Service is alerting residents to the potential for severe weather beginning tomorrow afternoon and continuing into Wednesday.

These storm have the potential of producing damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes,mainly in the afternoon and evening. Heavy rainfall of 1-2 inches per hour is also expected.

Indications are that the storm is likely to stay south of the Marshall County area, according to Emergency Management Director Clyde Avery.

Building fire ongoing in Bremen

June 3, 2014

BREMEN — At about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday (today), Bremen Fire Department called for help from multiple departments in fighting a fire at the Charleston Corp. on Dogwood Road. The fire is in one of the warehouses and may involve fiberglass products, according to dispatch.

Details and additional photos expected in the Wednesday edition of the Pilot News.

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