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County Council Approved on 1st Reading Ordinances for Bonding on Jail Project

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December 12, 2019
County Council Approved on 1st Reading Ordinances for Bonding on Jail Project

Monday morning the Marshall County Council heard first reading of an ordinance to issue a General Obligation Bond for the Jail expansion project and an Additional Appropriation Ordinance that goes along with the jail project.  This oridnance would appropriate the Phil Faccenda, Jr. from Barnes and Thornburg explained the financing parameters to the council. ...
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Triton School Board Meeting Wrap-Up

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December 12, 2019
Triton School Board Meeting Wrap-Up

Triton Schools Superintendent Jeremy Riffle informed the school board of a number of future goals and shared his appreciation for those working on making the Triton system stronger. His comments came during the December 10 of the school board. Riffle Said, ““We continue to prioritize becoming more ADA compliant while also making sure we...
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City Council to Consider Tax Abatement for Bomarko’s New Building

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December 12, 2019

Members of the Plymouth City Council heard from Jerry Chavez, President and CEO of the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation on Monday evening as he presented a request for tax abatement at 2400 Walter Glaub Drive. Jennifer Hewitt, acting CFO of Bomarko, Inc. told the council they had initially planned to build a new...
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Triton Rising Stars

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December 12, 2019
Triton Rising Stars

Annually members of the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) are asked to nominate up to four high school juniors as a means to recognize student academic and leadership skills exemplified during the first three years of their high school education. Triton High School Principal Bob Ross announced that Class of 2021 members Madeline...
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ABATE of Marshall County Donates to Plymouth Wesleyan Church Program to Assist Neighborhood Center Families for Christmas

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December 12, 2019
ABATE of Marshall County Donates to Plymouth Wesleyan Church Program to Assist Neighborhood Center Families for Christmas

ABATE of Marshall County rang bells at Walmart a few weeks ago and held a fundraiser for their Treasures for Kid’s program at Journey’s End. In total they were able to collect over $500 of food and items and $3,382.22 in cash to assure children in Marshall County will have a Merry Christmas. This...
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Bourbon Town Board Approves Request to use Matchette Center

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December 12, 2019
Bourbon Town Board Approves Request to use Matchette Center

Emily Stichter representing NG3 (Next Generation 3) requested the use of the Matchette Center on January 12 for their Winter Kickoff meeting during the Bourbon Town Council meeting Tuesday night. NG3 serves to facilitate character development and small group mentoring in local schools. The “3” represents Character development, Community service, and Positive Change. Special...
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Mishler: Applications available for Indiana Senate Page Program

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December 12, 2019
Mishler: Applications available for Indiana Senate Page Program

 The Indiana Senate is now accepting applications for the 2020 Senate Page Program, said State Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen). Through the full-day program, students in grades six through 12 can tour Indiana’s Statehouse, listen to debates and help staff with age-appropriate tasks. Students also have the opportunity to meet with their state senator. “Each session,...
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Bourbon’s Christmas Decorating Contest is Dec. 19th

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December 12, 2019
Bourbon’s Christmas Decorating Contest is Dec. 19th

Bourbon Town Clerk Kim Berger told members of the Town Council the annual Christmas decorating contest will be judged on December 19 at 7:00 P.M. In years past, those wanting to be judged would register on their own to be included. According to Berger, those wanting to be included can still register themselves and,...
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Grant Continues Ride with TOPP Motorsports for 2020

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December 12, 2019
Grant Continues Ride with TOPP Motorsports for 2020

TOPP Motorsports is proud to announce that Justin Grant will be returning to the #4 sprint car for the 2020 season. The duo will continue their chase for the United States Auto Club (USAC) AMSOIL National Sprint Car Championship, racing the full sprint car schedule for next year. “Having Justin on our team has...
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Plymouth’s Calhoun commits to University of Wisconsin

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December 12, 2019
Plymouth’s Calhoun commits to University of Wisconsin

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth wrestler Graham Calhoun has made it official that he will be continuing his education at the University of Wisconsin as part of their wrestling team. During his first three years of wrestling for the Rockies, Graham has a career record of 129-9. He is 9-0 so far this year. He has qualified...
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AG Curtis Hill: Fentanyl Should Remain a Schedule I Drug

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December 12, 2019
AG Curtis Hill: Fentanyl Should Remain a Schedule I Drug

Attorney General Curtis Hill today called for Congress to permanently classify fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I drugs, which are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. “We need to continue to do our part to assist law enforcement when it comes to the war on drugs,”...
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State Accepting Nominations for Governor’s Century, Half Century Business Awards

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December 12, 2019
State Accepting Nominations for Governor’s Century, Half Century Business Awards

The state of Indiana is currently accepting nominations for the Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards, which honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for at least 100 or 50 years, respectively, and have demonstrated a commitment to serving the community. Award winners will be recognized at a ceremony at the Indiana...
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Jana’s Gymnastics Brings Home Trophies from State Competition

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December 12, 2019
Jana’s Gymnastics Brings Home Trophies from State Competition

Jana’s Gymnastics competed in the annual Indiana Judges Cup in Indianapolis on December 7th and 8th. Jana’s Bronze and Silver teams each came home in 2nd Place. Jana’s Gold team earned 4th place and Jana’s Platinum Team placed 8th out of over 25 teams with a total of 1100 gymnasts competing in the competition....
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Huppert named Academic All American

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December 12, 2019

Huppert named Academic All American ADA — Ohio Northern senior middle hitter Chelsea Huppert (Bremen) was named First Team Academic All-America in volleyball for 2019 in voting conducted by the College Sports Information Directors of America. She becomes only the second player in ONU history to be named First Team Academic All-America and the first since...
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Another heartbreaking loss in 2OT for Plymouth

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December 11, 2019
Another heartbreaking loss in 2OT for Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — It was the second double overtime in the last three games for Plymouth’s Lady Pilgrims with the same outcome as they fell at home to Chesterton by a 58-51 final. Fighting back from a 16 point deficit the Lady Pilgrims had possession with time running out in regulation when Claire Tanner caught a...
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Distracted Driver, Marion Otto Hits Amish Buggy, Kills Driver

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December 11, 2019
Distracted Driver, Marion Otto Hits Amish Buggy, Kills Driver

Distracted Driving appears to be the cause of a fatal crash on 3B Road near Bremen Tuesday afternoon. Just after 4 the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call regarding a crash with a pick-up truck and a horse and buggy. Officer Matt Brown investigated the crash and says both vehicles were traveling...
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Construction of New Lincoln Junior High On Schedule and Budget

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December 11, 2019
Construction of New Lincoln Junior High On Schedule and Budget

The Lincoln Junior High construction project continues to be on schedule and on budget.  Project manager Derek Anderson of Skillman was unable to attend the monthly school board meeting in December; however, Superintendent Andy Hartley reported that a progress meeting was held on December 3. Hartley said all of the walls are done in...
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M.C. Community Corrections Director Elected President of IACCAC

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December 11, 2019
M.C. Community Corrections Director Elected President of IACCAC

Marshall County Community Corrections Director Ward Byers was elected President of the Indiana Association of Community Corrections Act Counties (IACCAC) during the Annual Fall Conference in November. Byers has recently served as President-Elect and has served on the Associations Legislative Committee where he testified numerous time during the 2019 Legislative Session on matters pertaining...
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Scavenger Hunt Winners Announced

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December 11, 2019
Scavenger Hunt Winners Announced

Discover Plymouth announced the winners of the “Christmas on the Silver Screen” scavenger Hunt that was held in downtown on Friday, November 29th and Saturday, November 30th. The 1st place winner was Amanda Sauer.  She won $250 in Downtown Dollars. 2nd place went to Barbara Tomblin.  She won $100 in Downtown Dollars. 3rd place,...
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Actions from Tuesday Night’s Bourbon Town Council Meeting

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December 11, 2019
Actions from Tuesday Night’s Bourbon Town Council Meeting

Bill Keyser, head of the Bourbon Zoning Department was named the town’s agent for the advertising to sell two parcels of property at 806 North Main Street. The house that had been on the property has been demolished. Kim Berger was reappointed as the Bourbon representative to the Tourism Board. She has served in...
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