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Gov. Holcomb Declares Disaster Emergency for 11 Counties Due to Heavy Rainfall

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February 25, 2018
Gov. Holcomb Declares Disaster Emergency for 11 Counties Due to Heavy Rainfall

Governor Eric J. Holcomb Sunday issued a disaster emergency for 11 Indiana counties in response to widespread flooding and infrastructure damage caused by sustained heavy rainfall. The governor signed an executive order to include Carroll, Dearborn, Elkhart, Fulton, Lake, Marshall, Perry, St. Joseph, Starke, Switzerland and White counties. This disaster emergency declaration may be...
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Red Cross Opens Two New Shelters Due to Flooding

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February 25, 2018
Red Cross Opens Two New Shelters Due to Flooding

The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross opened two new shelters Saturday evening for residents in the city of Plymouth and Knox affected by flood waters of the Yellow River. The shelters are located at Plymouth High School; 1 Big Red Drive and Knox Community Schools; 1 Redskin Trail. Residents have evacuated due...
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Senator Head: The Second Half of Session is Underway

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February 25, 2018
Senator Head: The Second Half of Session is Underway

With the Indiana General Assembly in the final half of the legislative session, State Senator Randy Head said, “My colleagues and I have started considering legislation originally passed by the House of Representatives and vice versa.” Of the 449 bills authored in the Senate chamber, 172 have moved to the House, and of the 451...
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Argos Elementary School Spelling Bee Winners 2018

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February 25, 2018
Argos Elementary School Spelling Bee Winners 2018

Argos Elementary School recently conducted their competition for the Countywide Spelling Bee, sponsored by WTCA AM 1050 & FM 106.1. The 6th grade winner at Argos Elementary is Luke Shafer and the runner-up is Alyssa Detwiler.  The 5th grade winner is Emma Warner and the runner-up is Morgyn Barcus. The winners advance to the...
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Webster Warriors Help Sandbag

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February 25, 2018
Webster Warriors Help Sandbag

On Thursday, several Webster Warriors visited an area in the city of Plymouth off of Water Street where volunteers were filling sandbags. Among the students were Webster second grade student Ava Nelson, her brother Joel Nelson who is in kindergarten and their mother Brittany Nelson, who is a classroom aide at Webster Elementary School....
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2018 Flood Requests for Assistance, Safety Concerns, Plans for Recovery in Marshall County

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February 25, 2018
2018 Flood Requests for Assistance, Safety Concerns, Plans for Recovery in Marshall County

The Yellow River crested at an all-time, historic flood level of 17.61 feet in Plymouth on the evening of February 22. Communities across Marshall County are deeply affected and relief and recovery efforts are underway. Leaders from across the impacted areas are coming together in this time of crisis, organizing efforts and working diligently...
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“Super-Load” Travels Across Marshall County

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February 25, 2018
“Super-Load” Travels Across Marshall County

Thursday afternoon a “super-load” traveled through Marshall County on US 30 on its way to Lima, Ohio. There was a slight detour in Plymouth because the load was too tall to pass under the US 31 overpass.  They actually exited US 30 south bound on the US 31 blocking north and south bound traffic. ...
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Triton 4th Graders Community Service Project for Flood Victims

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February 25, 2018
Triton 4th Graders Community Service Project for Flood Victims

Fourth grade students at Triton Elementary School have undertaken a quick service project to assist those dealing with flooding! They are putting together laundry pods and quarters for families who may be without the ability to wash clothes.  These little baggies will give the families the opportunity to go to a laundry mat and...
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Representative Jackie Walorski Scores 100 Percent on FRC Action’s New Scorecard

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February 25, 2018
Representative Jackie Walorski Scores 100 Percent on FRC Action’s New Scorecard

Family Research Council (FRC) Action recently released its annual scorecard for the First Session of the 115th Congress. U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) is among a new record of 245 Members of Congress who scored a perfect 100 percent for votes cast last year. She was recently presented with FRC Action’s “True Blue” award for...
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FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR THE YELLOW RIVER AT PLYMOUTH

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February 24, 2018
FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR THE YELLOW RIVER AT PLYMOUTH

THE FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR THE YELLOW RIVER AT PLYMOUTH UNTIL WEDNESDAY MORNING…AT 9 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.3 FEET AND STEADY. MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. FORECAST… THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW THE 13.0 FOOT FLOOD STAGE AROUND 9 AM TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27. AT 17.0 FEET… THERE ARE EXTENSIVE FLOODING PROBLEMS...
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