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Busy Agenda for Commissioners Meeting

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August 2, 2020
Busy Agenda for Commissioners Meeting

The Marshall County Commissioners will meet Monday morning at 8:30 in their second floor meeting room of the County Building.  Face masks are required. Agenda for the meeting includes an update from Jason Peters Superintendent of the Highway Department, Phil Beer from USI on the Veterans Parkway extension and the quarterly report from EMA...
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HEALTH DEPARTMENT UPDATES STATEWIDE COVID-19 CASE COUNTS

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August 2, 2020
HEALTH DEPARTMENT UPDATES STATEWIDE COVID-19 CASE COUNTS

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Sunday announced that 784 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 67,857 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous...
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DOR Working to Get “Back on Track”

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August 2, 2020
DOR Working to Get “Back on Track”

The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) is restarting several previously delayed programs and initiatives that were temporarily modified due to COVID-19. In late March 2020, DOR announced its “Helping Hoosiers” initiative which provided taxpayer relief during the COVID-19 pandemic by extending selected deadlines, adjusting payment plans and modifying due dates. The DOR team also...
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Walorski Calls for Hearing on China’s Efforts to Hack Coronavirus Vaccine Researchers

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August 2, 2020
Walorski Calls for Hearing on China’s Efforts to Hack Coronavirus Vaccine Researchers

U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) Friday called for the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis to hold a hearing on China’s efforts to hack companies researching and developing a coronavirus vaccine. The U.S. Department of Justice last week announced the indictment of two hackers working with the Chinese government to target intellectual property and confidential...
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Senator Donato: Report Unsolicited Seeds in the Mail

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August 2, 2020
Senator Donato: Report Unsolicited Seeds in the Mail

Packets of unsolicited seeds which seem to have been sent from China have recently been appearing in mailboxes across the nation, including Indiana. Senator Stacey Donato said, “The Indiana State Department of Agriculture has received contact from several unsolicited seed recipients and warns residents to refrain from planting the unidentified seeds.” The Office of Indiana State Chemist notes...
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AG Curtis Hill IOT Permitted To license Horse-Racing App To Other States

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August 2, 2020
AG Curtis Hill IOT Permitted To license Horse-Racing App To Other States

Attorney General Curtis Hill said in an advisory opinion this week that Indiana law permits the Indiana Office of Technology (IOT) to license its internally created horse-racing application to other states. IOT’s Application Development Team was recently commissioned to create an app for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. The app, which is used by...
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Walorski Announces 2020 Congressional App Challenge

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August 2, 2020
Walorski Announces 2020 Congressional App Challenge

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) announced the 2020 Congressional App Challenge and invited middle and high school students throughout Indiana’s 2nd District to submit their original app by Monday, October 19th. Details for interested students can be found below. “Our nation’s future will be driven by a creative and innovative workforce, and I know...
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30 Year Sentence for Causing Death by Meth tainted Breast Milk

August 2, 2020
30 Year Sentence for Causing Death by Meth tainted Breast Milk

      Ashlee Rans, 36 of Plymouth, Indiana, was sentenced today in Marshall Superior Court 1 by Judge Robert Bowen. Rans was accused of ingesting methamphetamine and subsequently breastfeeding her two-month-old child, resulting in the child’s death. After previously pleading guilty, the terms of the sentence were left to the discretion of Judge Bowen.  Rans...
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Vandals Strike Railroad Museum in North Judson

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August 2, 2020
Vandals Strike Railroad Museum in North Judson

Vandals struck the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson this week. More than 30 windows in historic buildings, cabooses, passenger cars, and locomotives were damaged. The museum is still waiting for an official estimate, but the damage could easily be thousands of dollars. Many of the glass panels that were damaged is FRA-approved...
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E&B Pony champs

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August 2, 2020
E&B Pony champs

A few raindrops did not dampen the celebration of the E&B Paving baseball team after winning the Plymouth Pony League championship. Pictured are (front row, left to right): Tyler Palmer, Aiden Ruiz, Colton Sellers, Bennett Christy, Noah Sullivan, Ryan Tremaine (Back row): Coach Sullivan, Brady Master, Andy Young, Jaiden Klingerman, Jack Yadon, Dominic Smith,...
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Shirley Thomas, 76, of Bourbon

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August 1, 2020
Shirley Thomas, 76, of Bourbon

Shirley Thomas age 76, of Bourbon, passed in her home on Friday, July 30th. Friends may gather at the Bourbon United Pentecostal Church on Sunday from 4 – 6 PM with a service following. Burial will be in Parks cemetery. In keeping with current Covid19 regulations masks will be required as well as social...
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Update: Statewide Silver Alert for 15 year old Starke County Boy Canceled

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August 1, 2020
Update:  Statewide Silver Alert for 15 year old Starke County Boy Canceled

The Starke County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the disappearance of Cameron Ludwig, a 15 year old white male, 5 feet 11 inches, 120 pounds, red hair with blue eyes and was last seen wearing a gray shirt with black lettering, blue jeans, and work boots. Cameron is missing from Walkerton and was last seen...
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