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July 24th, 2014

Death notices 7-24-14

July 24, 2014

Darek A. Long
July 22, 2014 
PLYMOUTH — Darek A. Long, 31, formerly of Plymouth, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Arrangements are incomplete at this time with Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Mary Batcho
July 22, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Mary Batcho, 90, of Plymouth, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Services are pending at the Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Cleo L. Brown
July 23, 2014
NAPPANEE — Cleo L. Brown, 97, of Nappanee, died at 7:24 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at her residence in Nappanee.

Ice Cream Crank Off finale to 4-H Fair

July 24, 2014

ARGOS - Sugar, milk, eggs, cream, brown sugar, maple syrup, and nuts were some of the ingredients that made up the four competing recipes for this year's Ice Cream Crank Off.
Held at the Marshall County Fair since 1992, the competition has seen many variations on cherry, peach, rocky road, mint, and this year's flavor, maple nut.
With 60 minutes to freeze and serve up their cold treats, the makers got churning.
"Everybody has to make the same thing," said Don Morrison. He and his wife Eileen used toasted nuts to add an extra dimension to their concoction.

Navigating the globe for a cause

July 24, 2014

PLYMOUTH - Erik Bendl has the world on a string, literally, as he walks across the country with his dog Nice, bringing awareness about diabetes to the people that he meets. Bendl rolls a giant 80 loaned inflatable ball painted like the world across the United States in the name of his cause.
He was interviewed for a profile piece about his mother, a Kentucky state representative, who died of diabetes. The inspiration for his walk for awareness was sparked by the journalist that interviewed him.

VIDEO: Weird Al Is Wowed by Album's Success

July 24, 2014

VIDEO: Weird Al Is Wowed by Album's Success

Free food and fun on Saturday

July 24, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Families are welcomed for some clean fun for the Plymouth parks department’s annual Coca-Cola Family Day, Saturday July 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Young Amphitheater. The details are in today's Pilot News.

Building permits on the rise for Marshall County

July 24, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — The county Building Inspector, Chuck Dewitt, has been keeping busy as building permits rise around the county. Dewitt reported the numbers to the Marshall County Commissioners Monday morning. Dewitt also notified the commissioners of some changes regarding state design release process. Those changes could make more work for Dewitt. Read all the details in today's Pilot News.

July 23rd

Donna Lee Kamp

July 23, 2014

Donna Lee Kamp
April 11, 1933 - July 19, 2014
ARGOS — Donna Lee (Ryan) Everdon Kamp, of Argos, age 81, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday evening, July 19, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, with her family by her side.

Diane Marie Emerick

July 23, 2014

Diane Marie Emerick
Jan. 23, 1956 - July 21, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Diane Marie Emerick, 58, of Plymouth passed away at 1:35 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at I.U. Health, Goshen, surrounded by her loving family. Diane was born on Jan. 23, 1956 in Chicago, Ill. to the late Jack and Darlene (Brant) Davies. On June 29, 1974 in Chicago, Ill. she was united in marriage to the love of her life, William G. Emerick.

State health officials warning about bacterial infection reports

July 23, 2014

INDIANA – Parents should be concerned but not worried about a recent slew of shigella cases reported by the Marion County Health Department.
As of March 3, 2014,more than 300 ill individuals have been identified and roughly 260 of that number tested positive for Shigella sonnei. No cases have been reported so far in Marshall County or Saint Joseph County; however, there have been cases found in Hendricks County and in parts of Michigan.
Shegellosis is a highly contagious batercial diarrheal sickness transmitted through the fecal matter into the digestive system.

Community’s help sought for ‘Pack A Back Pack’

July 23, 2014

PLYMOUTH - With the advent of fall comes the smell of wax crayons and freshly sharpened pencils, but not all families can afford new school supplies. According to the Institute of Education Sciences, in fall 2013, about 50.1 million students were predicted to attend public elementary and secondary schools. Of these, 35.3 million were in prekindergarten through 8th grade.
The Plymouth Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 195 is gearing up their annual Pack a Backpack program to help Marshall County families with the costs of new school supplies by requesting donations from County residents.

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