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August 2nd, 2011

44th annual Culver tennis tournament this weekend

August 2, 2011

The 44th annual Culver Invitational Tennis Tournament will take place this Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, at the Culver Academies tennis facilities off State Road 10. Cost is $20 per player, payable at the courts; ages 15 and up.

Crash kills 2 on Michigan Road

August 2, 2011

A crash has claimed the life of at least two in Marshall County this morning.
Around 6:30 a.m., emergency crews were called to the scene, where a mulitple-vehicle collision occurred. A car crossed the center line near the intersection of 5A and Michigan Roads, north of Plymouth. The car hit a pickup truck head-on, spun around and was hit by another car. Two others were airlifted for their injuries. A fifth person was treated at the scene.
Michigan Road between 4th and 6th was closed for a short time this morning following the crash.
More information will be available later today.

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
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.

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