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Young Hosts Panel Discussion to Mark National Retirement Security Week

October 22, 2018
Young Hosts Panel Discussion to Mark National Retirement Security Week

To kick off National Retirement Security Week, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Monday hosted a panel discussion in Indianapolis on the importance of retirement security. The panel was moderated by Barbara Quandt Underwood, NFIB’s Indiana State Director, and panelists included Senator Young, Indiana Secretary of State...
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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 22, 2018
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

With Americans utilizing the internet and technology at an ever increasing rate, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – observed every October – serves as an important reminder to protect personal information and review ways to stay safe and secure online. Indiana Senator Randy Head said, “Cybercrimes can come in many forms like identity theft, financial fraud and...
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6TH Annual Best Scarecrow Contest Sponsored by WTCA & Pilot News

October 22, 2018
6TH Annual Best Scarecrow Contest Sponsored by WTCA & Pilot News

The 6th Annual Best Scarecrow Contest sponsored by The Pilot News and WTCA AM 1050 & FM 106.1 is well underway.  This contest is just a fun way for your two Plymouth media to bring a little more excitement to fall to the community. Those businesses participating have a chance at winning advertising packages...
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City Meetings Monday, Council Considers Voluntary Annexation of 2 Properties

October 21, 2018
City Meetings Monday, Council Considers Voluntary Annexation of 2 Properties

The City of Plymouth will conduct their regular meetings in the conference room of the Plymouth Fire Department Monday evening beginning at 6 p.m. The Board of Public Works and Safety has a number of items on the agenda including reports from various city department heads, a change order for the Spring 2017 Street...
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Culver to Flush Hydrants this Week

October 21, 2018
Culver to Flush Hydrants this Week

Beginning today, Monday, October 22, the Town of Culver will be flushing hydrants.  Culver typically does this twice a year to remove rust from the town’s water distribution system. As the crew moves through the Town of Culver, you may notice a rusty color to the water coming from the faucet. The water is...
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M.C. Prosecutor Speaks to Legislators on Legalized Medical Marijuana in IN

October 21, 2018
M.C. Prosecutor Speaks to Legislators on Legalized Medical Marijuana in IN

Legislators halted any progress of legalizing medical marijuana in Indiana on Thursday after a study committee failed to agree on how to move the issue forward. The Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services heard several hours of testimony from medical professionals, legislators and citizens on both sides. But by...
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County Police Arrest South Bend Man for DWS

October 21, 2018
County Police Arrest South Bend Man for DWS

On Thursday, October 18th, at 7:12 PM, Marshall County Officer Wozniak initiated a traffic stop on a gold 1999 Toyota passenger car in the area of US 31 and Veteran`s Parkway for exceeding the posted speed limit.  The driver, Dempsey K. Jones JR. of South Bend was found to be operating a vehicle with...
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REAL Services Elves for Elders 2018 Program Launches Today; Recruiting Elves to Bring Joy to Seniors This Holiday Season

October 21, 2018
REAL Services Elves for Elders 2018 Program Launches Today; Recruiting Elves to Bring Joy to Seniors This Holiday Season

REAL Services announced the launch of their very popular program, Elves for Elders today. Volunteer Elves adopt an area senior (s), purchase much-needed gifts from a wish list, and then share the joy of the season as they deliver the presents and watch the sheer joy on the faces of these wonderful women and men who sometimes are neglected...
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Young Visits IU’s Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Tours Breast Cancer Research Laboratory

October 21, 2018
Young Visits IU’s Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Tours Breast Cancer Research Laboratory

Saturday, coinciding with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) visited Indiana University’s (IU) Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center and toured one of their breast cancer research laboratories. Senator Young met with IU Simon Cancer Center Director Dr. Patrick J. Loehrer Sr. and other IU School of Medicine and Simon Cancer Center...
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Donnelly Introduces Bill to Fix Tax Issue Harming RV Industry

October 21, 2018

U.S. Senator Donnelly, co-chair of the Senate Recreational Vehicle (RV) Caucus, recently introduced legislation to fix a last minute mistake in the 2017 McConnell-Ryan tax bill that significantly reduced a tax deduction used by RV trailer and camper dealers. As a result of the mistake, Hoosier RV dealers have faced higher inventory financing costs...
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From the Ground Up: Carbon Neutral Agriculture

October 21, 2018
From the Ground Up:  Carbon Neutral Agriculture

If the phrase carbon neutral agriculture seems like an oxymoron to you, you are not alone.  Agriculture is second only to the energy sector in emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  Key tools for a farmer like fuel, fertilizer, manure and other inputs used to grow crops also release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse...
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Society of Broken Souls to Bring Their Unique Music To Wild Rose Moon Oct. 26th & 27th

October 21, 2018
Society of Broken Souls to Bring Their Unique Music To Wild Rose Moon Oct. 26th & 27th

Like alchemists of old, Lauryn Shapter and Dennis James of Society of Broken Souls will work to invite you into their noir-toned and mood-driven musical compositions as they make landfall in Plymouth, Indiana, Friday, October 26th, at 8 p.m., for a concert at Wild Rose Moon.  With original songs consisting of ideas from country rock, musical theater,...
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Rockies fall short to NorthWood

October 20, 2018
Rockies fall short to NorthWood

It was a drastically different start but a similar ending as Plymouth fell to top ranked NorthWood in round one of IHSAA sectional action at Andrews Field by a final of 40-7. It was certain to be a different outcome as Plymouth took the opening possession straight into the end zone when Joe Barron...
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Indiana Department of Insurance Approves Decrease in Workers’ Compensation Rates

October 19, 2018
Indiana Department of Insurance Approves Decrease in Workers’ Compensation Rates

Indiana Department of Insurance Commissioner Stephen W. Robertson recently approved an average 7.6 percent reduction for Workers’ Compensation rates, effective January 1, 2019. The approved rate decrease will result in savings of approximately $62.7 million dollars for Indiana businesses. “The significant savings will help support Indiana businesses as they grow their companies,” said Indiana...
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Commissioners Consider Upgrade fro Audio Visual Equipment in Meeting Room

October 18, 2018
Commissioners Consider Upgrade fro Audio Visual Equipment in Meeting Room

Michael Morin from Business Information Systems presented the Marshall County Commissioners with a proposal to overhaul the audio and video system in the second floor meeting room of the County Building. The proposal would include 12 news Boundary microphones with mute buttons and 6 desk-top monitors for board members.  The proposal also changes the...
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County Drainage Board Approves Maintenance Bids

October 18, 2018
County Drainage Board Approves Maintenance Bids

Members of the Marshall County Drainage Board award maintenance bids for four projects during their meeting on Monday. LDP Excavating was awarded the bid for the Noah Berger Ditch in Walnut Township.  The project begins at 15th Road and continues to 14th Road and will clean the ditch to the original bottom for 6,200...
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Commissioners Approve LED Lighting Project with Telamon

October 18, 2018
Commissioners Approve LED Lighting Project with Telamon

This week the Marshall County Commissioners approved the LED lighting project with Telamon Corporation. Commissioners Mike Delp is the lead on this project and said, “As I added it up there are 2911 bulbs that have to potential to be changed in the County Building and Court House.”  He said Councilman Jon Van Vactor...
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City Helps Phi Delts Find Water Leak Causing High Water Bills

October 18, 2018
City Helps Phi Delts Find Water Leak Causing High Water Bills

Plymouth’s Utility Superintendent, Donnie Davidson told the Board of Public Works and Safety they were able to assist the Phi Delta Fraternity on West Harrison Street with an extremely large water bill.   In February the club received a $750 water bill. City employees went to the building and suspected a toilet was running.  While...
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Jim Masterson to be County Council Representative on Regional Sewer District Task Force

October 18, 2018
Jim Masterson to be County Council Representative on Regional Sewer District Task Force

Last week the Marshall County Council gave their support to the request of County Health Administrator Christine Stinson and County Plan Director Ty Adley to create a task force to look at the issues with failing septic system and no place for a new onsite system. The task force would spend 12 to 18...
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Volunteers Surprise Miller’s Residents With Party

October 18, 2018
Volunteers Surprise Miller’s Residents With Party

Cassandra Hardesty and her daughters, seven year old Calista and six year old Cadence wanted to do something fun during Plymouth School’s fall break so they decided to plan a party for the residents at Miller’s Assisted Living.  They chose as their theme a Neverland Fairy Party. The Hardesty’s, volunteers and Activity Director Cindy...
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