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August 2nd, 2011

Back-to-school shopping: Local moms share their tips for stocking up on supplies

August 2, 2011

PLYMOUTH — ‘Tis the season for pens, notebooks, and glue—and not a small amount of stress for parents who need to provide new school supplies for their children.
“I’m not a good planner—I usually buy what I can the last couple of weeks before school starts, even if it breaks the budget,” said Hesper Manns, Knox mom of Layne, 14, and Brenna, 10.
Manns is not alone—the list of needed supplies, especially for parents of multiple children, can seem overwhelming. To combat budget worries, Plymouth mom Amy Schuler plans on buying school supplies gradually instead of all at once.

Pioneer Drive could start carrying traffic in September

August 2, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Even a 15-day strike hasn't slowed the project on Pioneer Drive.
Reporting to the Marshall County Commissioners DLZ project engineer Ron Wireman said that even dealing with a strike that shut down work for more than two weeks likely won't push the completion date for the road back any further than the second week of September. The contractors on the project will be allowed a 15-day extension for the days lost to the work stoppage which sets the official required completion date back to Oct. 17.

Death notices 8-2-11

August 2, 2011

Maria Del Carmen Baca
Aug. 1, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Maria Del Carmen Baca, 40, of Plymouth died Aug. 1, 2011 at her residence of natural causes.
She is survived by her husband, Juan Baca of Plymouth; daughter, Kimberly Baca of Plymouth; sons, Juan Baca Jr., Miguel Baca, and Leonardo Baca all of Plymouth; mother, Maria Consuelo Arvizu; sisters, Maria Dolores Malagon of California, Maria De Los Angeles Martinez of Nevada, Maria Guadalupe Ortega of Nevada, and Maria Consuelo Velasquez of California; and brothers, Miguel Flores and Sergio Flores both of California.

August 1st

Fire near Casey's in Argos

August 1, 2011

A car fire gave customers and residents a scare in Argos Sunday evening. The car, parked near the front door of the building, was completely engulfed in flames. Firemen checked the insulation in the store to be sure there was no lingering heat and damage inside.

PHS alumni volleyball

August 1, 2011

Wednesday is a night-long celebration of volleyball for Plymouth alumni. Anyone who has played volleyball for Plymouth schools is invited to come and participate. Beginning at 6 p.m. at Lincoln Jr. High, a battle of the ‘80s stars versus the ‘90s is shaping up.
If you want to play, contact Janis Holiday at 574-936-1858, 574-780-2725 or email jmholiday@embarqmail.com.
Later Wednesday night, make sure to stick around for community night volleyball in the sand at Centennial Park sponsored by the Plymouth Alumni Association and the Plymouth Park Department.

U.S. 35 South of Knox to close for chip seal and fog seal  

August 1, 2011

KNOX – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will close U.S. 35 between Ind. 8 south of Knox and Ind. 10 south of Bass Lake Tuesday, Aug. 2 and Wednesday, Aug. 3 so crews can perform a chip-seal and fog seal operation to repair the road surface.

Death notices 8-1-11

August 1, 2011

Larry Dwight Birk Jr.
July 28, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Larry Dwight “Light Pole” Birk Jr., 48, of 10682 Hawthorn, Lot 21, died at his residence Thursday, July 28, 2011.

Helen J. Miller

August 1, 2011

Helen J. Miller
Feb. 27, 1917-July 30, 2011
KEWANNA — Helen J. Miller, 94, of Kewanna passed away at 8:10 p.m., Saturday, July 30, 2011 at her residence.
Helen was born Feb. 27, 1917 near Lake Bruce in Pulaski County. Jan. 6, 1936 she married Robert H. Miller and he preceded her in death Aug. 2, 1994.
She was a 1935 Kewanna High School graduate.

July 30th

Culver Dairy Queen closes doors Sunday

July 30, 2011

After 28 years, Culver's Dairy Queen restaurant, on State Road 10, sees its last day of business July 31. A sign posted on the facility's doors said owner Barbara Justice is choosing to focus her energy on her remaining stores in LaPorte following the unexpected death of her husband, Douglas, last year.

The sign also noted Justice "did not resign the lease on the building as it would require too many upgrades to maintain the DQ image."

Man jailed: Police investigating possible child molestation, rape

July 30, 2011

KNOX - Brett Kersey, 22, of Kewanna, is being held in the Starke County Jail, where he is facing possible charges of child molestation, rape and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The Starke County Sheriff's Department (SCSD) received a call at about 4 p.m. Thursday, July 28 from IU Starke Hospital informing them that a victim of sexual assault had been brought in.
SCSD officers began an investigation into the alleged assault and collected enough information to be granted a search warrant for a residence located at 0440 N. 700 E. in Knox.

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