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Keisters retired from Riverside, Webster

July 8, 2011

PLYMOUTH — After spending more than 30 years teaching, Jim and Linda Keister of Plymouth find that they have a busy social season.
“We get invited to a lot of open houses,” said Jim, smiling.
The couple met when they were both teaching at Webster Elementary School in Plymouth, where Linda spent 22 years, and Jim 28 years before moving on to Riverside Elementary.
A twist in Linda’s career came in 1987, when she prepared to return to teaching after a six-year break to have children. While she was gone, computers had been put into the school.

Drill team honors Armed Forces Sunday

July 8, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County 4-H Drill Team will be honoring the men and women of the Armed Forces Sunday, July 10 at 7 p.m.
The team lead by Harry Eskridge has been using the opportunity to open the county fair with their patriotic ceremony since 2002.
In addition to the Drill Team equestrian performance, the ceremony will include an honor guard from Grissom Air Force Base, a flyover escorted by Tom Flynn, the North Judson American Legion, the Plymouth National Guard, and the Culver Pipe and Drums.

Police K-9 demonstration a favorite at fair

July 8, 2011

ARGOS — Plymouth policeman John Wier and his K-9, Rex, have been working together for 4 1/2 years.
“I love watching him work — it’s fun watching him find drugs or find the bad guy,” said Wier.
Wier and Rex will be at the Marshall County 4-H fair Tuesday, along with Indiana State patrolman Ryan Lebow and his K-9, Bosco. Together, the dogs will demonstrate how K-9s can sniff out drugs in a car, chase down criminals, or aid in extracting unwilling people from a vehicle. According to Wier, it’s all fun and games to the dogs.

New addition to Culver's downtown offers 'younger, fashionable clothes'

July 7, 2011

They say when one door closes, another opens. In downtown Culver this week, it’s more a case of when one store closes, another opens.
As reported in a recent edition of this newspaper, The Collectors antique store and The Bear End teddy bear shop may be winding down their many years as fixtures in Culver’s downtown, but a new offering for Culver area shoppers has debuted in the form of Civvies, located at 114 South Main Street (the former site of The Bear End).

Battle of the Townships debuts at 4-H fair

July 7, 2011

ARGOS — 4-H members will have a chance to defend their township in a contest Thursday on the Marshall County 4-H fairgrounds. Battle of the Townships, a new event at the fair, begins immediately following the pig scramble at 8 p.m. in the show arena.
“I think it will be interesting, I think it will be a lot of fun,” said Geri Newman, who suggested the event after seeing at similar game at the Pulaski County fair.

Local board denies permit

July 7, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A request by Family Express to the Alcohol Beverage Board of Marshall County was rejected on a vote of three against and one in favor July 5.
According to Board President Vida Creed, all three of the local members (Creed, Maria Keller and Katie May) cast no votes and Indiana State Excise Officer Michelle Traughber cast the lone yes vote.
At this point, the matter will be referred to the state board where the local opinion could be upheld or overturned.

Culver council tackles curbing controversy, business signs

July 6, 2011

Culver Town Council president Ginny Munroe, along with street department supervisor Bob Porter, will reexamine an Ohio Street property in hopes of resolving recent contentious disagreements between some property owners on the street, and the town, over placement of curbs, part of a sweeping project to replace curbs and gutters, repave, and add or replace sidewalks on several blocks of the street.

Marshall County records go online: new system allows viewing and printing records from home

July 6, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Residents of Marshall County will no longer need to pay a visit to the county recorder’s office to search for a specific record in the near future. Instead, individuals will be able to search the records from their home computer for $5.95 per search—and print the desired document for $1 each.

Plymouth's Kiddie's Day parade brings back rich history; adds to 2nd Friday

July 5, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Mary Beth Listenberger remembers participating in the Kiddie’s Day parade when she was young with her cousins. Now she is helping to organize the event as part of Plymouth’s second Friday festivities downtown.
“It’s just clean and simple fun without it being a big expense to families,” said Listenberger.

Pursuit ends with crashed squad car

July 5, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A multi-county, multi-police department car chase Sunday afternoon left a Plymouth Police Department squad car totaled and the subject of the pursuit behind bars.
The chase, which started near Martin's Super Market in Plymouth in response to a shoplifter, ended when suspect William Thomas Parks, 49, unknown address, rammed a PPD squad car driven by Cpl. Ray West. West received only minor injuries.

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