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Summit Lake and Mounds state parks to host job fairs, March 5

February 28, 2013
Summit Lake and Mounds state parks to host job fairs, March 5

  03/01/13 Summit Lake State Park in New Castle and Mounds State Park in Anderson will each host a job fair on March 5 for people interested in seasonal employment. Both fairs will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main office at each park. Seasonal positions that may be available in...
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Donnelly Praises $374 Million Chrysler Investment, Creation of 1,250 Jobs

February 28, 2013

03/01/13 Thursday afternoon, Senator Joe Donnelly praised Chrysler Group’s announcement of a $374 million investment in four north central Indiana plants, a move that will ultimately create 1,250 new jobs.  Donnelly was central to the 2008-2009 fight to save Chrysler as the automaker moved through restructuring and narrowly avoided liquidation. “They said this day...
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WORKING SMOKE ALARMS IN YOUR HOME – IT’S THE LAW

February 28, 2013
WORKING SMOKE ALARMS IN YOUR HOME – IT’S THE LAW

  03/01/13 The Indiana State Fire Marshal is reminding Hoosiers that it is not only crucial to have a working smoke alarm in your home, but it is also the law (IC 22-11-18-3.5). Working smoke alarms can double the chances of surviving a residence fire. Indiana had 47 fatalities in 2011 and 2012, due...
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County Plan Commission to Consider Ordinance Amendment on Wind Turbines

February 27, 2013
County Plan Commission to Consider Ordinance Amendment on Wind Turbines

  02/28/13 Members of the Marshall County Plan Commission will resume their consideration of a proposed amendment to the county’s Wind Energy Ordinance.  Last month Stephen Snyder from Snyder Morgan LLP in Syracuse presented an ordinance amendment that would basically make it impossible for a commercial grade wind turbine system to locate within the...
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Speed & Alcohol Maybe Factor in One Vehicle Crash on 13th Road

February 27, 2013
Speed & Alcohol Maybe Factor in One Vehicle Crash on 13th Road

   02/28/13  On Tuesday, February 26th at approximately 6:15 PM, Marshall County Police along with the Plymouth Fire Department and EMS responded to 13th Road west of Olive Trail for a one vehicle accident. Arriving at the scene it was discovered that 27 year old Brandon E. Hensley of Argos had traveled off the...
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Donnelly: Arbitrary Sequester Cuts Put Hoosier Priorities at Risk

February 27, 2013
Donnelly: Arbitrary Sequester Cuts Put Hoosier Priorities at Risk

  02/28/13 Senator Joe Donnelly spoke Wednesday with Indiana media to discuss the impact of the indiscriminate spending cuts known as sequestration on Hoosiers.  Indiana will see deep cuts to military installations, public safety, education, and public health if these cuts are allowed to go into effect as scheduled.  Donnelly’s office released a fact...
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Mayor’s Youth Council Report

February 27, 2013
Mayor’s Youth Council Report

  02/27/13 Several members of the Mayor’s Youth Council attended Monday night’s Common Council meeting.  Youth Council President, Karly Gruett reported to the Council the successes and accomplishments the group has had over the last two years. One of the first issues placed on them by Mayor Senter was determining name options for the...
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Karly Keiper of Walkerton Honored for Student Teaching in Special Education

February 27, 2013
Karly Keiper of Walkerton Honored for Student Teaching in Special Education

  02/28/13 The Indiana Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) named Butler elementary education major Karly Keiper as Outstanding Student Chapter Teacher of the Year Feb. 21. The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is an international professional association dedicated to improving the educational success of children with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. A senior from...
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Sen. Head: Senate Approves Legislation to Promote Student Safety in Schools

February 27, 2013
Sen. Head: Senate Approves Legislation to Promote Student Safety in Schools

  02/28/13 Legislation authored by State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) to protect children and staff members in schools passed the Senate today by a vote of 49-1. As amended, Senate Bill 345 would establish a Commission on Seclusion and Restraint in Schools to develop a model plan for Indiana schools on the proper methods,...
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Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Position on Gun Control

February 27, 2013
Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Position on Gun Control

  02/28/13 Indiana’s Sheriffs join our Nation as we mourn the loss of the precious lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.  In the aftermath of that tragic day, much focus has been directed at issues pertaining to guns and gun control. While the debate stirs strong feelings across our country,...
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