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Commissioners make purchases, hope to sort another

November 17, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office will have new squad cars — that will be trucks.
The Marshall County Commissioners opened bids for four new vehicles for the department that will be four door, four wheel drive pick up trucks, replacing four sedan cruisers in the fleet. Representatives of the sheriff’s office explained that the vehicles hold their value longer than sedans and have a greater resale at trade-in time. It was also said that several other local sheriffs departments have added pick-up trucks to their fleet and that they would be useful in bad winter weather.

Board discusses work in southern Marshall County

November 17, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Work will begin to start to alleviate some drainage issues around the town of Argos.
The Marshall County Drainage Board accepted bids for work to be done on the Myers Ditch that is on the town’s southwest side near the Madras Packaging facility.
The board received four bids for the work with the low bidder — J.D. Excavating — being awarded the work with a bid of $105,450. The project had an estimated cost of $114,474.

Fire rips through business

November 16, 2010

BREMEN — A quiet Sunday quickly became dangerous as a major fire swept through two buildings at a local business and threatened nearby residences.
The accidental fire at Standard Glass Co., 404 N. Bowen Ave., happened in two wooden shop structures. Bremen Fire Department Chief Jerry Lanning said individuals were working on cars inside one of the buildings and the problem began when a wood stove was ignited.

Glenn continues state spelling dominance

November 16, 2010

WALKERTON — Chemists may want to examine if there is something in the atmosphere near John Glenn High School that somehow makes one an outstanding speller.
Saturday, John Glenn High School’s Spell Bowl team accomplished what is becoming a traditional feat — winning the state championship. For the 15th time in the last 24 years, the JGHS spellers captured the Div. 2 Spell Bowl State Championship with a score of 86 of 90 words spelled correctly at Purdue University.

County continues to debate replacement hiring

November 16, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County continues to work out employment issues in the wake of its tightening budget.
In order to meet constraints earlier in the year the Marshall County Commissioners suggested a policy to the Marshall County Council of a freeze on any new hiring and in order to continue to reduce costs, also suggested that the county adopt a reduction of employees by attrition — by not replacing employees in any department that decided to retire or leave for other employment.

1 killed in 2-car crash

November 15, 2010

PLYMOUTH — A two-vehicle crash Friday night claimed the life of a Plymouth woman, and injured four others.
Doris R. Emmons, 85, died Saturday morning at 1:30 a.m. from injuries she received in a crash at Plymouth Goshen Trail and U.S. 30.
County Police Officer Rick Kanarr investigated the crash Friday night that occurred at 6:11 p.m. His report indicates that Emmons was northbound on Plymouth-Goshen Trail in a 1998 Toyota Aviaon and crossing U.S. 30. Another vehicle in front of Emmons stopped in the median and Emmons stopped in the middle of the highway behind the other vehicle.

The Lions’ roar

November 15, 2010

Bremen Elementary third graders share their cheer with the football team Friday during a pep rally. The Lions lost a Regional football heartbreaker against Renssalear in overtime later that evening.
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Tom Chamberlin says goodbye to one uniform, hello to another

November 15, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The city of Plymouth will be losing a law enforcement officer to retirement but there will be a new sheriff in town.
Long time Plymouth police officer and former Plymouth Police Chief Tom Chamberlin will be stepping down from his position at the PPD in order to take over his new responsibilities as the newly elected Sheriff of Marshall County. While Chamberlin will miss his duties in Plymouth he is looking forward to a new opportunity.

Free Glucose Screening at Argos Community Schools

November 15, 2010

ARGOS — Imagine being 17 and having to take three insulin injections every day just to survive.
Now imagine being in third grade when you were diagnosed as a diabetic. Kala Williams of Argos Community Schools has a very special senior project. The week of Nov. 15-19 will be Diabetes Awareness Week at Argos Community Schools. During this week, the students will be able to get their blood sugar checked so they can be aware of their risks. If the current trend continues, one in three children will develop Diabetes.

Ranger School grad Hunter a member of elite

November 15, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ga. — While many of his fellow Plymouth grads spent time in college classes the past five years, 2004 Plymouth grad Seth Hunter has had a bit different classroom on the way to his bright future.
Enlisting in the Air Force out of school, Hunter’s rise up the ranks has included three combat tours of duty in Iraq, and most recently graduation from the United States Army’s prestigious Ranger School. A Staff Sergeant in the Air Force, Hunter is one of less than 200 Airmen in the history of the Air Force to successfully complete the course.

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