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VIDEO: Notre Dame names team captains

August 28, 2014

VIDEO: ND Football Captains Named

Lakeville farmer okay after lightning strike

August 28, 2014

LAKEVILLE — A Lakeville resident was given a fright when lightning struck near him while he was working on his farm on Aug. 26.

Phil Shafer, 51, was working on a Bobcat skid loader when at 10:54 a.m., lightning struck near the implement.

“We took out a first responder unit, an EMT ambulance, and paramedic ambulance that went. We had a whole team of people there in case you need them,” said Mike Hargreaves, a firefighter and EMT with the Lakeville Volunteer Fire Department.

Hargreaves reported that Shafer awake and talking before he was taken to the hospital.

US HIghway 31 named in memory of late state legislator

August 28, 2014

LAKEVILLE — A former State Representative’s memory was recognized at the ribbon cutting for the new US 31 highway that stretches from the 20 bypass in South Bend and goes to US 30 near Plymouth.

The new piece of highway is estimated to save Hoosiers 30 minutes driving time when US 31 is fully completed in 2015.
Among the VIPS were Governor Mike Pence and U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski, as well as the late Representative’s widow and other sons and daughters. The lawmaker’s name now graces a portion of US 31 as the Richard W. Mangus Memorial Highway,

Blueberry Festival parking fee increasing

August 28, 2014

PLYMOUTH — An increase in the price of parking at the Plymouth High School during the Blueberry Festival could bring in as much $15,000-$20,000 over last year’s total of $40,364. Those parking at Plymouth High School this year will pay $8, up from $5. This is the first price increase since 1993.

The parking lots and grassy areas at PHS have been used since the 1980’s as the official parking for the festival. However, it wasn’t until 1992 that the organizers began keeping data. In the past 21 years, the official parking during the festival has brought in $525,000.

DuPont Pioneer celebrates 25 years

August 27, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Wednesday DuPont Pioneer in Plymouth celebrated their 25th anniversary in Plymouth.
Special guest speakers included the Director of Indiana State Department of Agriculture Ted McKinney and Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

“Plymouth has a very unique growing area,” said Mark Letsinger, production location manager of the Plymouth Pioneer facility. “The great lakes provide a tempered climate which is very beneficial to growing seed corn as well as other specialty crops.”

Union North School Board Agenda, August 28

August 27, 2014

The Union-North United School Corporation will hold their regular meeting on August 28 in the media center at LaVille High School on US 31 South.
Below is posted their proposed agenda for the evening.

UNION-NORTH UNITED SCHOOL CORPORATION
Lakeville, Indiana
BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES MEETING
August 28, 2014
Immediately Following the Board of Directors of the Building Corporation Meeting
The meeting will be held in the LaVille Jr.-Sr. High School, Media Center 69969 US 31 South, Lakeville, IN 46536
REGULAR SESSION
ORDER OF BUSINESS:
Meeting Called to Order: ____________

WWII veterans document their stories

August 26, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Sophomore students from Weidner School of Inquiry teamed up with the Marshall County Historical Society to work on a project documenting the stories of the WWII Veterans and the women that were left behind.
This video clip shows just a small fraction of the information the students were able to collect from the interviews. The complete article will be in tomorrow's Pilot News.

Click the attachment link below to watch the video.

Severe weather storm warning issued

August 26, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — A severe storm warning has been issued for Marshall County.

A storm with winds of 60 miles per hour is likely, with damage to roofs and trees possible.

The warning is in effect until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

VIDEO: The focus on ND defense

August 26, 2014

Putting the emphasis on defense.

Two industries seeking Plymouth tax abatement

August 26, 2014

PLYMOUTH — AK Industries, Inc. and Composite Technology Assemblies, LLC were approved for tax abatement by the Plymouth council Monday.

Jerry Chavez, the executive director for the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation, said: “On behalf of the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation board of directors who ask your support for this resolution before you which is valuable that we recognize businesses in the area continually that make capital investments, create jobs, and it’s a tool that you will consider, tax abatement, that allows them to move forward,” said Chavez.

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