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October 7th, 2014

Jefferson Street bridge ordered closed

October 7, 2014

Staff Writer

PLYMOUTH — The traffic through the downtown area of Plymouth is going to be rerouted due to the closing of a busy intersection.
“I would like to motion we declare an emergency on the Jefferson Street bridge and we allow USI to get their company Beer and Slabaugh in to get started on this thing as soon as possible that the road would be closed Thursday morning as early as 6 a.m.” said Commissioner Roose.

Martha Lucille Thacker–Milner

October 7, 2014

Martha Lucille Thacker–Milner
Nov. 12, 1909 – Oct. 6, 2014

SOUTH BEND — Martha Lucille Thacker-Milner, 104, of South Bend, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at the South Bend Hospice House.
She was born on Nov. 12, 1909 in Etna Green to the late Otis W. Thacker and Carrie May (Shumaker) Thacker.
She grew up on the family farm between Bourbon and Argos. Martha attended ninth grade in Fort Wayne.

Death Notices 10/7/14

October 7, 2014

Jarrod A. Ball
Oct. 3, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jarrod A. Ball, 38, formerly of Rochester, died in Greensboro, N.C. on Friday, Oct. 3.
Service arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be under the direction of the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Wilfred A. ‘Art’ Brock
Oct. 5, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Wilfred A. ‘Art’ Brock, 87, of Denton, Texas, formerly of Plymouth, died at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 5, 2014 at Vintage Healthcare Ct.
Services are pending at Van Gilder Funeral Home.

Rebecca Rodriguez
Oct. 5, 2014

Lakeville and the Indiana Main Street Initiative

October 7, 2014

LAKEVILLE — Shirley Rynearson presented some good news to the Lakeville Town Council during their regular meeting Monday evening. The council learned about a grant opportunity through Indiana Main Street Communities. There are some requirements that will need to be met. The board will design a five-year plan and go from there.
In other news the council was updated on the fire department's fundraiser, purchase of additional water meters was approved and Orchard Apartment renovation progress was discussed. For the full details see today's Pilot News.

Park Board meeting

October 7, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Park Board met for their regular meeting Monday evening.
Topics for the night included the lights at Bill Nixon Field. Bids for the project were reviewed and Mike Hite, park superintendent, recommended accepting the bid from Michiana Contracting for $196,835.
Freedom Park was another hot topic. The park department received funds through an insurance settlement from storm damage. Those funds will be used to help build Freedom Park, an all inclusive playground, at Packard Woods park with the board's approval.

Jackknifed semi closes road

October 7, 2014

PLYMOUTH — A jackknifed truck leaking fuel caused a portion of US 30 and King Road to be blocked to traffic for several hours Monday.

According to the report from Marshall County Police, driver Edward Tripp was westbound on US Highway 30 about 1:16 p.m. and attempted to turn onto King Road when he lost control of the truck, causing it to jackknife. Fuel spilled from the damaged fuel tank and leaked onto the road surface.

Tripp was treated at the scene by Plymouth EMS and transported to the hospital for examination, according to the police report.

Dragons down Cavs at Argos Sectional

October 7, 2014

ARGOS — It wasn’t quite as fast a start to the tournament as the Argos’ boys soccer team hoped to get off to, but it was more than good enough.
The Dragons picked it up in the second half en route to a convincing 11-1 defeat of Culver Community in the opening round of the Argos Sectional Monday.

October 6th

Herbert M. Heckaman

October 6, 2014

Herbert M. Heckaman
Nov. 2, 1917 - Oct. 4, 2014
LAKEVILLE — Herbert M. Heckaman, 96 years old, a lifelong resident of Lakeville-LaPaz area, passed away at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at his home. Mr. Heckaman was born on Nov. 2, 1917 in LaPaz to the late Oliver E. and Chloe B. (Jones) Heckaman. On June 8, 1947 in Lakeville, Herb married Betty J. Geyer who preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2000.

Dorothy A. Johnson

October 6, 2014

Dorothy A. Johnson
Dec. 25, 1927 – Oct. 4, 2014
PORT HURON, Mich. — Dorothy A. (Mrs. Glen) Johnson, 86, now residing in Michigan, passed away on Saturday morning near Port Huron.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
A complete story will be printed in the Pilot News in the near future.

Emergency road closure

October 6, 2014

PLYMOUTH — This morning at the Marshall County Commissioner meeting the decision was made that the Jefferson Street bridge at the corner of Michigan and Jefferson will be shut down to all traffic beginning first thing Thursday morning.
There are major repairs that must be done to keep the bridge way safe for travel. The full article will be in tomorrow's Pilot News with all the details.

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