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July 23rd, 2014

Water main flushing continues

July 23, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Water main flushing will continue this week for residents within the city limits. The Plymouth Water Department is working hard to complete the annual flushing as quickly as possible.
The water mains are flushed once per year over a period of about four weeks. This is done to clear sediment from the lines to keep water flowing smoothly for all.
“The yearly flushing of the lines helps maintain the distribution system,” said Ryan Lunetta of the Water Department. “The proper maintaining of the lines also helps reduce the chances of having a water main break.”

Moving Blueberry Festival may be a possibility

July 23, 2014

ARGOS/PLYMOUTH — Argos Interim superintendent Russ Mikel told school board members that he had been approached by a Blueberry Festival Board member about the possibility of allowing Argos students out of school on Friday if the Festival is moved to that area in the future.

This information may be linked to Plymouth's decision to build new tennis courts which could reduce available space for a number of Blueberry Festival activities.

For more on this story, read today's Pilot News.

Post 27 falls in regional opener

July 23, 2014

PLYMOUTH — It’s a theme that’s become all too familiar for Plymouth Post 27.
The Diamond Spyders’ inability to close out innings came back to haunt them in their regional opener Tuesday night, as Mishawaka Post 161 plated all 11 of its runs with two outs to hand Post 27 an 11-9 setback.
The Spyders thus slip into the loser’s bracket and will play the loser of today’s game between Highland Post 180 and Bristol Post 143 Thursday night at 4 p.m.

July 22nd

Karen Anderson

July 22, 2014

Karen Anderson
Jan. 8, 1943 – July 20, 2014
KNOX — Karen K. (Kring) Anderson, 71, formerly of Culver, passed away due to complications from a recent major stroke at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Golden Living Center, Knox.
Born in Plymouth on Jan. 8, 1943, Karen was the daughter of Arthur and Marciel P. (Trump) Miller.
Karen worked as a nurse’s aide until the late 1980s. During this time she also worked in the woodworking shop at the Marshall County Development Center. After her nursing career, she enjoyed staying at home and watching her children grow.

Carolyn S. Pletcher

July 22, 2014

Carolyn S. Pletcher
Dec. 3, 1940 – July 19, 2014
SOUTH BEND — Carolyn S. Pletcher, 73, residing in South Bend, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Golden Living Center, Mishawaka. She was born Dec. 3, 1940 in South Bend, the first child of Russell J. and Vera B. (Sullivan) Pletcher, and has remained a lifelong resident of this area.

Elizabeth R. Helphrey

July 22, 2014

Elizabeth R. Helphrey
March 6, 1918 – July 17, 2014
FRANKFORT — Elizabeth R Helphrey, 96, of Frankfort, formerly of Culver, passed away at 6:25 p.m. on July 17, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
Elizabeth was born to William F. and Freida A. (Witt) Walkup on March 6, 1918 in Indianapolis. On May 13, 1939 she married Edward W. Helphrey. Together they raised four children. Edward preceded her in death on June 25, 2000. 

Death notice 7-22-14

July 22, 2014

Donna Lee Kamp
July 19, 2014
ARGOS — Donna Lee Kamp, 81, of Argos, died July 19, 2014 at 9:20 p.m. at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Arrangements are pending with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.

Copper wire theft is hazardous

July 22, 2014

By Diona Eskew
Staff Writer

MARSHALL COUNTY — A recent theft of copper wire from a Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) substation has sprouted an investigation.
“Several hundred feet of copper wire and copper lugs were stolen from the Burr Oak substation,” said NIPSCO Director of External Communications Nick Meyer. “Unfortunately, with serving 32 counties, we see these kind of incidents sometimes.”
Thieves target copper wire to sell it to scrap dealers. The theft isn’t just a criminal matter. It could be a matter of life and death.

Getting to the root of who's responsible for the trees

July 22, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — There are many trees that line the banks of the Yellow River. Property owners Penny and Alice Cleveland expressed concern with getting to the bottom of who is responsible to care for those trees. According to Penny Cleveland the trees do not fall on her property line although there is a tree that is unsafe and could damage her property if it falls. Alice has a similar problem.

New leadership for Highway Department

July 22, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — The Marshall County Commissioners named two new leaders for the Highway Department. The commissioners recently added two positions; Administrative Manager and Supervisor of County Highways. The pair will work directly under the commissioner. The position of Highway Superintendent will go unfilled but will remain as a position description in the event the department needs the position in the future. Get the details in today's Pilot News paper.

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