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Bremen Man Dies in LaPorte County Crash Friday Afternoon

November 23, 2020
Bremen Man Dies in LaPorte County Crash Friday Afternoon

A Bremen man died following a crash Friday, November 20th in LaPorte County. Emergency responders were dispatched about 4:30 to US 20 and County Road 200 East for a three vehicle crash. According to LaPorte County Police, a vehicle driving by Debra Birkholtz, 69, was stopped to make a left hand turn when it...
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Marshall County Health Board: Mask Up To Protect One Another

November 23, 2020
Marshall County Health Board: Mask Up To Protect One Another

The Marshall County Board of Health unanimously supports Dr. Byron Holm’s business mask ordinance, and strongly encourages all Marshall County residents to protect one another through proper mask wearing.  Science clearly demonstrates that proper mask wearing significantly reduces transmission of the COVID-19 virus.  This is evident in Asian countries where proper mask use in...
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Commissioners Approved Sick Bank Board Recommendation

November 22, 2020
Commissioners Approved Sick Bank Board Recommendation

The Marshall County Sick Bank Board recently made a recommendation to the County Commissioners for 2021. Board members are Sharon Dotta, Rhonda Ferguson and Matt Hassel.  The Sick Bank offers county employees who are facing long term illnesses the ability to use other county employees sick days so they can still receive a paycheck....
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2020 LINK TO HOPE Thanksgiving Day Run \ Walk is CANCELED

November 22, 2020
2020 LINK TO HOPE Thanksgiving Day Run \ Walk is CANCELED

The 2020 Link to Hope Thanksgiving Day Run \ Walk is CANCELED. The first priority of the Link to Hope Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk is to be good stewards of our community.   When they planned the event they thought an outdoor activity with social distancing could provide an opportunity for the community to connect and...
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City Meetings Monday Evening

November 22, 2020
City Meetings Monday Evening

The City of Plymouth will conduct their regular meetings on Monday, November 23rd beginning at 6 p.m. with the Board of Public Works and Safety. Board members will hear department reports and the city attorney will conduct a discussion of the COVID Response Plans.  Board members will approve the claims and accept various communications....
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SUNDAY UPDATE: HEALTH DEPARTMENT UPDATES STATEWIDE COVID-19 CASE COUNTS

November 22, 2020
SUNDAY UPDATE: HEALTH DEPARTMENT UPDATES STATEWIDE COVID-19 CASE COUNTS

The Indiana Department of Health Sunday announced that 6,255 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at the state and private laboratories. That brings to 295,357 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard. In Marshall County Sunday’s report shows 40...
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Margaret Joy Jurkiewicz, age 100, of Plymouth

November 22, 2020

Click the Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home at right for complete details.
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Governor Holcomb, First Lady Test Negative For COVID-19

November 20, 2020
Governor Holcomb, First Lady Test Negative For COVID-19

Governor Eric J. Holcomb and First Lady Janet Holcomb have tested negative for COVID-19. The Governor and First Lady began quarantining Tuesday after several members of their security detail tested positive for COVID-19 and they were determined to be close contacts of the infected individuals. The Governor and First Lady received both an Abbott...
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County Building & Grounds Looks at Property on North Plum Street

November 20, 2020

Marshall County Building and Grounds Supervisor, Doug Masterson told the Commissioners he is interested in obtaining a double city lot that has a garage on it. Masterson said there is a property at 716 North Plum Street that is listed for sale at $38,000. He told the commissioners he’s been renting a small garage...
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Marshall County Commissioners Enact Mandatory Mask Ordinance

November 20, 2020
Marshall County Commissioners Enact Mandatory Mask Ordinance

Marshall County now has a mask ordinance in place that requires everyone ages 6 and above to wear a mask when entering any business enterprise such as healthcare operations, grocery stores, retail businesses, restaurants and other businesses for profit and not-for-profit.  The mask must be worn property, covering the nose and mouth at all...
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Gov. Holcomb Announces Appointment of Secretary of Education

November 20, 2020
Gov. Holcomb Announces Appointment of Secretary of Education

Governor Eric J. Holcomb Thursday announced Dr. Katie Jenner will serve as Indiana’s first secretary of education. “This is an incredibly important time for education in Indiana. Dr. Katie Jenner has focused her entire career on investing in students, teachers and staff, and she will continue to build the relationships needed to move our...
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Outdoor Furniture Manufacturer Expanding, Adding New Production Facility

November 20, 2020
Outdoor Furniture Manufacturer Expanding, Adding New Production Facility

POLYWOOD, a manufacturer of outdoor furniture produced with recycled plastics, announced plans today to expand its Indiana operations in Kosciusko County. The company, which has already significantly ramped up its hiring this year with 157 new team members added in 2020, plans to build a new production facility at its Syracuse campus and create...
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Gubernatorial Inauguration Events Postponed

November 20, 2020
Gubernatorial Inauguration Events Postponed

Kyle Hupfer, chairman of the Indiana Republican Party and campaign manager for the historic reelection effort of Governor Eric Holcomb, announced today 11-20-20  that traditional celebratory events related to the swearing in of the governor will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Information regarding the legal swearing in of Governor Holcomb into his...
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Enrolling in Marketplace Coverage for 2021

November 20, 2020

The open enrollment period for 2021 health insurance coverage through marketplaces and other individual plans is here and runs through Dec. 15, 2020. The Indiana Department of Insurance offers tips to help guide you through the enrollment process.  Consumers in Indiana who currently have marketplace coverage, or will need it in 2021, should make...
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Commissioners Sign Lease for Space in Community Resource Center

November 19, 2020
Commissioners Sign Lease for Space in Community Resource Center

On Monday, the Marshall County Commissioners signed the lease agreement between the Community Resource Center and Marshall County for space for Community Corrections.  They county entered into a 5-year lease with the monthly payments being $1,619.20 for the first three years and $1,692.80 for years four and five.  The lease payments begin in January...
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County to Purchase Hite Law Offices

November 19, 2020
County to Purchase Hite Law Offices

With the addition of a fourth court to be known as Superior Court III in Marshall County the commissioners are moving forward with the purchase of the Doug Hite Law Office at 211 West Jefferson Street. During Monday’s commissioner meeting County Attorney Jim Clevenger said closing is scheduled for December 18th with possession of...
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Plymouth Community Schools Move to eLearning on Friday

November 18, 2020
Plymouth Community Schools Move to eLearning on Friday

Wednesday evening the Plymouth Community School Corporation announced a switch to eLearning for a short period. Superintendent Andy Hartley said, “I am sure everyone is aware of the recent increase in the number of positive cases in Marshall County.  While we have experienced some positive cases, our local health officials continue to conclude that...
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Bremen Man Sentenced To 300 Years For Child Molestation Charges

November 18, 2020
Bremen Man Sentenced To 300 Years For Child Molestation Charges

An investigation launched in 2019 due to reports of a Bremen man molesting his girlfriend’s niece and his girlfriend’s daughter ended on November 5, 2020. The investigation culminated in a Marshall County jury finding Ricardo Hernando Vasquez guilty of ten counts of child molesting and admitted to being a Repeat Sex Offender following a...
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Plymouth Park Department’s Virtual Visit with Santa Cancelled

November 18, 2020
Plymouth Park Department’s Virtual Visit with Santa Cancelled

On Saturday, December 5th the Plymouth Park Department had planned a virtual visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause from the North Pole.  The event was going to the held at the Webster Center with participants scheduling times to come and visit with the Claus’. Due to the increased number of positive COVID-19 cases in...
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Mayor Senter’s Blood Drive Saves Lives

November 18, 2020
Mayor Senter’s Blood Drive Saves Lives

Saturday, November 14th the volunteer blood donors that came to donate blood at the Mayor of Plymouth’s blood drive graciously gave an invaluable resource in order to support many patients in need throughout Indiana and Southern Michigan.   The South Bend Medical Foundation would like to sincerely thank all of the donors for sharing their...
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