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Applications Being Accepted For The Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance

March 30, 2021
Applications Being Accepted For The Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance

The state’s Rental Assistance Portal is now accepting applications for the the Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) program. The IERA program can provide eligible renters with up to twelve (12) months of rental assistance. Qualifying applicants may also receive utility and/or home energy assistance for past due utilities (electric, gas, water, sewer, and trash)...
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Young, Durbin, Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill Addressing Shortage Of Doctors, Nurses

March 30, 2021
Young, Durbin, Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill Addressing Shortage Of Doctors, Nurses

Last week, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), along with Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine), introduced bipartisan legislation to provide a temporary stopgap to quickly address our nation’s shortage of doctors and nurses. The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act would recapture 25,000 unused...
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What’s Your Opinion 3-30-21 (Jim Master co-host/Greg Compton)

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March 30, 2021


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February 2021 Unemployment Rate

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March 29, 2021
February 2021 Unemployment Rate

Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 4.0 percent for February, and the national rate is 6.2 percent. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force. Indiana’s labor force had a net...
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Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety Approves 2021 Sidewalk Plan

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March 29, 2021
Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety Approves 2021 Sidewalk Plan

Plymouth Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt presented the 2021 Sidewalk project list for the city’s ADA Transitional Plan.  This year’s plan has an estimated price tag of $33,000. Working on the city’s ADA Transition Plan, Marquardt is working on priority level 3D and 3E projects this year.  The list includes: 216, 217, 222, 223, 306,...
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New Website for Marshall County Health Department

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March 29, 2021
New Website for Marshall County Health Department

Lisa Letsinger, Marshall County Health Nurse announced Monday the Health Department now has a stand-alone website. This new website will provide citizens with up-to-date information on COVID-19 including test sites and vaccine information.   The site will have details on where the mobile medical unit will be in the county and will provide information on...
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MCEDC Laura Walls Appointed As Board Member For Regional Partnership

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March 29, 2021
MCEDC Laura Walls Appointed As Board Member For Regional Partnership

The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership (Regional Partnership) recently appointed the following individuals as members of its Board of Directors. Shannon Cullinan, Executive Vice President, University of Notre Dame Jon Hunsberger, Executive Director, Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau Phil Smoker, Vice President of Sales, Smoker Craft Inc. Laura Walls, President and CEO,...
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Traffic Stop Results In Plymouth Mans Arrest

March 29, 2021
Traffic Stop Results In Plymouth Mans Arrest

On Sunday, March 28th at 2:08 A.M. Marshall County Officer Wozniak initiated a traffic stop on a red 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck in the area of 9A Road and Richter Road in Plymouth. During the traffic stop the driver identified as 43 year old Brian A. Wright of Plymouth was found to be under...
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BMV Closed In Observance Of Good Friday

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March 29, 2021
BMV Closed In Observance Of Good Friday

All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) branches will be closed Friday, April 2 in observance of the Good Friday holiday. Branches will resume regularly scheduled business hours on Saturday, April 3. For a complete list of branch locations and hours, to complete an online transaction, or to find a 24-hour BMV Connect kiosk...
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Hoosiers Age 30 And Over Eligible For Covid-19 Vaccine

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March 29, 2021
Hoosiers Age 30 And Over Eligible For Covid-19 Vaccine

Hoosiers ages 30 and older are now eligible to sign up for a free COVID-19 vaccine, the Indiana Department of Health announced today. This expansion of eligibility makes the vaccine available to more than 840,000 additional Hoosiers. Beginning Wednesday, Hoosiers age 16 and older also will be able to schedule a vaccine. Vaccine appointments...
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Monday: Indiana Department Of Health Update

March 29, 2021
Monday: Indiana Department Of Health Update

The Indiana Department of Health announced Monday that 730 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 684,733 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard. The Indiana Covid-19 Dashboard & Map shows...
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U.S. 31 Reduced To Two Lanes South Of U.S. 20

March 29, 2021
U.S. 31 Reduced To Two Lanes South Of U.S. 20

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane closures for U.S. 31 between Roosevelt Rd and U.S. 20 beginning Monday, April 5. U.S. 31 will be restricted to one lane in each direction for a bridge maintenance project. The northbound and southbound left passing lanes and shoulders will be closed through late-June, 2021. INDOT urges...
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Notification To Unemployment Insurance Claimants Regarding American Rescue Plan Act

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March 29, 2021
Notification To Unemployment Insurance Claimants Regarding American Rescue Plan Act

Hoosiers receiving unemployment insurance benefits can visit the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s (DWD) website to find information about how the American Relief Plan Act (ARPA) might affect their benefits. The information includes changes to program dates and benefit levels for the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Federal Pandemic Unemployment...
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Lt. Governor Crouch: Every Month Is AG Month In Indiana

March 29, 2021
Lt. Governor Crouch: Every Month Is AG Month In Indiana

Lt. Governor Crouch stated as a lifelong Hoosier I have always had a deep appreciation for all the work our state’s 94,000 farmers do to ensure we have a safe and abundant food supply, but since I began my role as Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Agriculture, my appreciation has only grown stronger. Agriculture...
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What’s Your Opinion 3-26-21 (Fred Webster co-host/Abby Collins Plymouth Park Department)

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March 29, 2021


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City Council Approves 1st Agreement to Fund Aquatic Center

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March 28, 2021
City Council Approves 1st Agreement to Fund Aquatic Center

On Monday, March 22 the Plymouth Common Council Considered an agreement between the City of Plymouth and Marshall County Health and Wellness, a non-profit corporation. The agreement states, “Pursuant to Indiana Code and all other applicable law, the City desires to provide aid to support MCHW’s operation of the Dr. Susan Bardwell Aquatics Center,...
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LaPorte Man Taken Into Custody After Giving False Information

March 28, 2021
LaPorte Man Taken Into Custody After Giving False Information

On Thursday, March 25th at 8:15 P.M. Officer Arnold with the Plymouth Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on West Gate Avenue. During the traffic stop the driver gave false information when identifying himself. The driver was eventually identified as 57 year old Phillip A. Dalton of LaPorte. Mr. Dalton was...
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Board of Public Works Approved Open Burn for M.C. Solid Waste Project

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March 28, 2021
Board of Public Works Approved Open Burn for M.C. Solid Waste Project

Marianne Peters, Executive Director of Marshall County Solid Waste District Management made a request to the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety last week concerning an open burn. Peters explained the project. The plan is to burn off the area at the front of the property on Walter Glaub Drive where there is...
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Donato: Balancing The Powers Of Indiana Government

March 28, 2021
Donato: Balancing The Powers Of Indiana Government

State Senator Stacey Donato announced one of the main lessons we’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is that, under a statewide emergency, it makes sense for Hoosiers to have all branches of their state government involved in making decisions that affect them. House Bill 1123 would allow the General Assembly to play a more...
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Brown Bag Lunch Event Featuring Kurt Garner

March 28, 2021
Brown Bag Lunch Event Featuring Kurt Garner

Kurt Garner explores this question and many more in his upcoming Brown Bag talk “The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same”. On Tuesday, April 9th at noon, join the Marshall County Historical Society Museum for an hour long discussion on how we relate to buildings, the emotions stirred by the places...
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