08/03/12 Citizens in Marshall County appear to be coming down with a rare fever. It appears there is an outbreak of Olympic Fever.   This highly contagious fever has some easily recognizable symptoms including the desire to wear red, white and blue, the need to watch hours of the 2012 London Olympics on TV and the yearning to show your support for Marshall County’s very own Olympian Morgan Uceny.

  Thursday morning dozens of Marshall County employees gathered outside of the Court House where a banner was erected. They wore their Morgan Uceny T-shirts, had Run Morgan Run signs and flags supporting her in her attempt to get a medal in the 1500.  She runs Monday in the prelims, Wednesday in the semi-finals and on Friday in the finals.

Olympic fever spread through the downtown area Wednesday morning with approximately 40 young people painting windows.

  Mayor Senter and others contacted all the downtown businesses and asked for permission to paint their windows with words of encouragement, Olympic rings, and gold medals.

  Patty Girtin was the ringleader for the event.  She was upset when she went through town and didn’t see any signs of Plymouth having an athlete in the London Olympics.  She contacted her sister, Dee Brown at Centier Bank downtown and asked her if she could paint the bank’s windows…from there it grew into nearly a three hour event with almost every business being receptive to having their windows decorated by the kids.

  The PHS Cross Country team joined in the fun and worked with the younger kids on creating their masterpieces on the windows.