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Archive for May, 2019

Governor Eric Holcomb Directs Flags To Be Flown at Half-Staff

May 24, 2019
Governor Eric Holcomb Directs Flags To Be Flown at Half-Staff

Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags across the state to be flown at half-staff for Memorial Day. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to noon on Monday, May 27. Governor Holcomb also asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff on Monday.
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DNR Finds Oak Threat in Store Rhododendrons

May 24, 2019
DNR Finds Oak Threat in Store Rhododendrons

The Indiana DNR confirmed that it has intercepted plants containing a fungal pathogen that kills oak trees, sudden oak death (SOD), for the first time in about 10 years. Inspectors from the DNR Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology detected SOD (Phytophthora ramorum) in several varieties of rhododendrons being sold in Columbus, Noblesville, South...
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Young Announces Family Leave Working Group

May 24, 2019
Young Announces Family Leave Working Group

U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Thursday announced he will serve on a bipartisan Finance Committee working group that will consider the issue of federal family leave policy. “Hoosiers agree that after 25 years it’s time to update our federal family leave policy. I look forward to working...
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Risk of Severe Thunderstorms Tonight and Again Saturday Afternoon/Evening

May 24, 2019
Risk of Severe Thunderstorms Tonight and Again Saturday Afternoon/Evening

The National Weather Service has placed the majority of Marshall County under the “Slight” risk category for the chance of isolated severe thunderstorms beginning tonight and again during the afternoon and evening hours on Saturday. Primary threats include damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain.  Strong winds could cause damage to trees or tree...
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Memorial Day Service

May 23, 2019
Memorial Day Service

A Memorial Day Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 27th in Plymouth. The first ceremony will take place at the Marshall County Court House beginning at 10:30.  From there they will stop on South Michigan Street at the bridge over the Yellow River for a brief ceremony that includes placing a wreath in...
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Crowdfunding campaign launched for “Lakeville Community Center and Wetland Barn” Project

May 23, 2019
Crowdfunding campaign launched for “Lakeville Community Center and Wetland Barn” Project

Lakeville residents will soon be able to enjoy year-round events in the new community center and eco-education facility if a crowdfunding campaign reaches its fundraising goal of $15,000 by June 23rd. The CreatINg Places’ campaign for the project is led by the Town of Lakeville and sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA). If the campaign reaches...
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2019 Plymouth High School Senior Awards Friday Morning

May 23, 2019
2019 Plymouth High School Senior Awards Friday Morning

Plymouth High School invites the community to the annual end of the year Senior Awards Assembly, which will take place Friday, May 24, starting at 8:15 a.m. Millions of dollars in grants and scholarships will be awarded to the 2019 senior graduating class.  The particulars of which students are receiving specific grants and/or scholarships...
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Kiefer Arrested on 2 Failure to Appear Warrants

May 23, 2019
Kiefer Arrested on 2 Failure to Appear Warrants

Officer Paul Stamper with the Plymouth Police Department arrested a Plymouth man Tuesday, May 21st on a couple of warrants. About 10 p.m. the officer located 54 year old Kenneth Kiefer at Krogers.  He was taken into custody for two outstanding warrants through Marshall County for Failure to Appear. Kiefer was taken to the...
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IN Secretary of State Mailing Post Card for 2019 Voter List Maintenance

May 23, 2019
IN Secretary of State Mailing Post Card for 2019 Voter List Maintenance

The Indiana Secretary of State’s office is mailing postcards to Indiana voters as part of its ongoing efforts to identify outdated or inaccurate voter registrations. The postcards from the office’s Election Division remind voters that November 5 is Election Day, but they’re also being used to revise Indiana’s statewide voter list. Postcards returned to...
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Corey Scott of Walkerton Arrested by City Police for Possession

May 23, 2019
Corey Scott of Walkerton Arrested by City Police for Possession

A traffic stop Monday, May 20th at 9:04 PM was conducted at the intersection of Michigan Street and Hillside Drive by Officer Enyart of the Plymouth Police Department.  The traffic stop was for a vehicle with an infraction. During the investigation marijuana and paraphernalia were located inside the vehicle. 24 year old Corey Scott...
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Attorney General Hill Leads 18-state Effort to Resist Public-Nuisance Lawsuits Based on Global Climate Change

May 23, 2019
Attorney General Hill Leads 18-state Effort to Resist Public-Nuisance Lawsuits Based on Global Climate Change

Indiana Attorney General, Curtis Hill argued in a brief filed this month that the cities of San Francisco and Oakland should not be able to use the common law of “public nuisance” to force five fossil fuel companies to pay for the harms the cities say the companies created by contributing to global climate change....
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Walorski, Boyle Introduce Bill to Retire Animals from Government Labs

May 23, 2019
Walorski, Boyle Introduce Bill to Retire Animals from Government Labs

U.S. Representatives Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) Wednesday introduced the bipartisan Animal Freedom from Testing, Experimentation and Research (AFTER) Act. The bill would direct all federal agencies to develop and maintain a policy allowing for the adoption or other non-laboratory placement of dogs, cats, primates, rabbits, and other regulated animals no longer needed...
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Young, Casey, Cassidy, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Remove Unnecessary Barriers for Students with Disabilities

May 23, 2019
Young, Casey, Cassidy, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Remove Unnecessary Barriers for Students with Disabilities

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced the Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower (RISE) Act to help ease the burden of transitioning to college for students with disabilities. The legislation would amend the Higher Education Act (HEA) and clarify that students with previous documentation of a disability would...
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Tech Talk 5-21-19

May 23, 2019


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Raymond Bope Jr., 77, of Plymouth

May 23, 2019
Raymond Bope Jr., 77, of Plymouth

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Evalena Barcus, 97, of Plymouth

May 23, 2019
Evalena Barcus, 97, of Plymouth

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County Highway Dept. Working to Clear Roads from Storm Debris

May 23, 2019
County Highway Dept. Working to Clear Roads from Storm Debris

With the storm that passed through early Thursday morning, utility crews and the Marshall County Highway Department staff have been working diligently to get roads cleared off and reopen. Jason Peters, Highway Superintendent said the county highway will focus on getting roads open and cleaned off Thursday and start the cleanup process Friday. With...
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Commissioners Approve Inmate Outside Workers Policy

May 22, 2019
Commissioners Approve Inmate Outside Workers Policy

Monday morning the Marshall County Commissioners approved the Inmate Workers Outside Jail Policy. Sheriff Matt Hassel presented the policy guidelines for the program.  Inmates must qualify to participate in the all volunteer program.  They must be approved for the program by either the Sheriff, Captain, Chief Jailer or Jail Records Administrator. There are a...
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James Hagood Arrested for Intimidation with Deadly Weapon After Threatening Kids with a Knife

May 22, 2019
James Hagood Arrested for Intimidation with Deadly Weapon After Threatening Kids with a Knife

Plymouth Police were dispatched to the County Place Apartment at 1326 West Madison Street on Tuesday, May 21st at 4 p.m.  The call was in reference to a male subject threatening kids with a knife. Officer Chad Beatty began an investigation and officers ended up taking 47 year old James Hagood of the Madison...
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VanDeMark Elected to AIC District Office

May 22, 2019
VanDeMark Elected to AIC District Office

Marshall County Clerk of Circuit Court, Debbie VanDeMark was elected president of the Association of Indiana Counties’ (AIC) Northwest District during the district meeting in Marshall County this month. “I am grateful the elected officials in the 16 counties of Northwest Indiana have re-elected me as AIC President of the district,” VanDeMark said. “It...
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