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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.

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 jmholiday@embarqmail.com.
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.

Culver Dairy Queen closes doors Sunday

July 30, 2011

After 28 years, Culver's Dairy Queen restaurant, on State Road 10, sees its last day of business July 31. A sign posted on the facility's doors said owner Barbara Justice is choosing to focus her energy on her remaining stores in LaPorte following the unexpected death of her husband, Douglas, last year.

The sign also noted Justice "did not resign the lease on the building as it would require too many upgrades to maintain the DQ image."

Man jailed: Police investigating possible child molestation, rape

July 30, 2011

KNOX - Brett Kersey, 22, of Kewanna, is being held in the Starke County Jail, where he is facing possible charges of child molestation, rape and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The Starke County Sheriff's Department (SCSD) received a call at about 4 p.m. Thursday, July 28 from IU Starke Hospital informing them that a victim of sexual assault had been brought in.
SCSD officers began an investigation into the alleged assault and collected enough information to be granted a search warrant for a residence located at 0440 N. 700 E. in Knox.

Marshall County AARP members enjoy annual picnic

July 29, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Only a few prizes were left on the table, but the players still in the running for a Bingo were not about to give up.
In an impressive display of intense concentration, Jean Rechtenbaugh secured the last win of the round for her friend, Margaret Jurkiewicz.
Now that the game was over, the group of Marshall County AARP members was ready to enjoy their annual picnic. The event was held Thursday at the Marshall County Council on Aging Life Enrichment Center, on Harrison Street.

Old Timers out to prove they still have it

July 29, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Celebrating the Plymouth community and the Plymouth schools will take an athletic turn during Alumni Week July 31 through Aug. 5.
Plymouth grads will lace it up again in several alumni games during the week, showing off the skills they learned as part of the Plymouth Athletics Department.

Zimmerman marks 6 decades delighting Council Fire audiences

July 29, 2011

Dick Zimmerman's Culver career could almost be fodder
for those ancient-sounding recordings which underscore
Council Fire programs at Culver's Woodcraft Camp
each summer Saturday night.
"60 summers ago," the nostalgia-inducing voice might intone, "as the sun rose high in the Maxinkuckee sky, Chief Zimmerman made his first foray into Culver."

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