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Pioneer Drive closure extended

May 6, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Residents will have to deal with the extension of the closure of Pioneer Drive starting next Wednesday.
Ron Wireman of DLZ, construction engineer on the project, said that Pioneer would be closed up to Miller Road Wednesday May 11.
“This means as of next Wednesday morning, Pioneer Drive will be closed from Lincoln Hwy. (Old 30) to Miller Road,” said Wireman in a press release Thursday. “This means that we will also be closing Jim Neu drive. Jim Neu Drive will be closed from Pioneer Drive 600 feet to the east.”

Market opens Saturday

May 6, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The seventh year of the Plymouth Farmers’ Market (PFM) opens tomorrow, May 7, traditionally the day before Mother’s Day.
As in past years, Jim Vinall will furnish music and Art Heminger of Balloon Art will be on hand to twist and tweak balloon creations for young and old. Youngsters can plant flowers in shoes for their special mom thanks to Sr. Sue Rogers of Earthworks and Mike Woolfington. Master Gardeners will feature a display on invasive pests of Marshall County.

The circus will never be the same

May 5, 2011

PLYMOUTH — There are several things that herald the coming of spring in the city of Plymouth - the first robin, leaves budding on the trees and the Plymouth High School Variety Show.
This year’s show is affectionately entitled “Circus Bezerkus” and will run Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the PHS Auditorium. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for festival seating. Tickets are available at the door. All tickets are $7.

Hollywood star Jackie Cooper, dead at 88, brought Culver to the silver screen

May 4, 2011

When the news hit the wires May 3 that lifelong Hollywood star Jackie Cooper had died, many remembered him as one of the most popular child stars of the 1930s (though he’s also remembered for his more recent role as newspaperman Perry White in the 1970s and `80s "Superman" movies).
While still a teenager, however, Cooper's star shone over Culver when he was cast in the lead role (as "Tom Allen") in the 1939 Universal Studios production, "The Spirit of Culver."

Plymouth unveils Discovery Academy

May 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Parents heard from Plymouth School Corporation Superintendent Dan Tyree — as well as Washington Elementary School Principal Michele Riise and her staff — about the corporation’s latest effort to bring Plymouth students the best education possible.

Vinall wins Demo bid for fall election

May 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County 2011 primary election has now come and gone.
Polls were open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; however, all eight precincts reported that voting was very slow all throughout the day.
Of the 8,353 registered voters in the county, only 871 citizens actually voted. Of that number, 734 were machine ballots and 137 were absentee ballots. There were no provisional ballots cast.

Overturned kayak causes search

May 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Emergency responders were dispatched to the back of River Park just off Baker Street Tuesday morning when a concerned citizen located an overturned kayak in the Yellow River.
Plymouth Police and Fire & EMS located the kayak partially submerged in the river, several feet from the shoreline.
Several options were tried in an effort to pull the get the boat out of the water, and eventually emergency responders from the fire department lassoed the kayak and drug it to shore. There was no one in the boat and it appeared to responders that no one was around it.

Dispatcher teams with dad for an eventful birth

May 3, 2011

PLYMOUTH — There is one more happy ending in Marshall County thanks to the quick actions of a Marshall County 9-1-1 Dispatcher and a very scared but level-headed new dad.
Two weeks ago at 5:19 a.m. John Rowe called 9-1-1 from his truck saying that he was on the way to the hospital for the birth of his son. He didn’t think mom Alicia was going to wait for the delivery room. Dispatcher Jill Middaugh — a 16 year veteran of Marshall County 9-1-1 — was able to convince John to pull off to the side of the road and deliver the baby himself.

Culvert collapse closes Olive Trail

May 3, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The collapse of a culvert has caused the closing of Olive Trail
Monday afternoon the Marshall County Commissioners issued an emergency declaration closing Olive Trail one half mile south of Overmyer Drive. Olive Trail collapsed around the Dixon Lake outlet pipe running underneath the road, and the road is impassable.
The area of the collapse had been a problem area for county repair crews.

Rowe aces ultimate spelling test

May 3, 2011

ARGOS — After an hour and a half and 17 words spelled correctly, Holly Rowe was named the champion speller at the 29th Annual Marshall County Spelling Bee.
The event was held in Argos High School Monday night. This was the fourth year that Rowe had qualified for the county event, but her first championship.
Coming in second was eighth grader Lucy Battersby of St. Michael School in Plymouth. Battersby made her third appearance after winning in her home school. She was also the second place winner in last year’s event.

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