Plymouth residents are cleaning up after yesterday’s midday storm downed several trees in Centennial Park and elsewhere in the city. Dave Cooper with the Plymouth Park Department tells our reporting partner WNDU-TV that the nasty weather moved through in about 20 minutes, but that was enough time to rip a 12 foot metal pole from its cement footing at the park’s amphitheater and take down about half a dozen trees and branches. A tree also crashed through the roof of the Trinity United Methodist Church parsonage on South Michigan Street. Rev. Mark Need and members of his family were home at the time, but nobody was injured. Crews from the Marshall County Highway Department were called out to remove 16 trees and branches from the roadways.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.