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Covered Bridge Wins License Plate Vote

September 23, 2016
Covered Bridge Wins License Plate Vote

After a month-long vote starting in August and ending in September, Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Commissioner Kent Abernathy announced Indiana residents have chosen a covered bridge design to replace the outgoing Bicentennial license plate. “The first day of fall is a great time to announce the covered bridge license plate is our winner,” said...
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School Administrators Educated on Transgender Accommodations

September 23, 2016
School Administrators Educated on Transgender Accommodations

Area schools continue to ensure that all students are free from bullying and harassment in general. However, protecting transgender students from discrimination and meeting their needs often means creating a dialogue among students, parents/guardians, and school counselors and administrators. Transgender students have a gender identity that is not always consistent with their assigned sex....
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August 2016 Unemployment Rate

September 23, 2016
August 2016 Unemployment Rate

Indiana set all-time highs in total labor force (3,379,290) and total number of employed (3,226,385) as the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 4.5 percent in the month of August. The unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labor...
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City Parking Lot Collapsing from Heavy Rains

September 22, 2016
City Parking Lot Collapsing from Heavy Rains

The public parking lot just to the south of the Plymouth Police Department is collapsing.   During the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting on September 12th Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt told the board with the heavy rains in August they had a second washout in the parking lot and a large portion...
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F.O.P. 195 Honored for helping Seniors through REAL Services

September 22, 2016
F.O.P. 195 Honored for helping Seniors through REAL Services

Each year, REAL Services honors unsung heroes in Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall and St. Joseph counties. These heroes are spouses, sons, daughters, neighbors, organizations and others who give of themselves to care for the elderly and disabled in our communities.   Sarah Thangam, Team leader for Real Services in Marshall County Presented Plymouth F.O.P....
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LaPaz Police Arrest 2

September 22, 2016
LaPaz Police Arrest 2

LaPaz police stopped a south bound vehicle Sunday, September 18th at 8:50 in the evening on U.S. 31 for speeding.  During the stop, it was found that the driver, 20 year old Ja Ron Coleman of Indianapolis, had a suspended operator license.  He was placed under arrest for driving while suspended with a prior...
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VanVynckt Arrested for DWS

September 22, 2016
VanVynckt Arrested for DWS

On Wednesday (9-21-16) night, about 9:25 Patrolman Paul Stamper with the Plymouth Police Department stopped a motorcycle at Jefferson and Center Streets. The driver, 33 year old Benjamin Vanvynckt of South Bend was found to be operating the motorcycle with expired plates and on a suspended driver’s license.  VanVynckt did not have a motorcycle...
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Redevelopment Commission Updated on MCEDC 2015 Annual Report

September 22, 2016
Redevelopment Commission Updated on MCEDC 2015 Annual Report

This week Jerry Chavez, Executive Director of the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation updated members of the Plymouth Redevelopment Commission with copies of the 2015 Annual Report.   MCEDC’s annual report not only addresses several initiatives the group participated in but details significant project undertaken by the County, City of Plymouth and towns in...
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Bourbon Officer Arrests South Bend Man of OWI

September 22, 2016
Bourbon Officer Arrests South Bend Man of OWI

On Wednesday, September 21st, just before 9 p.m. Officer Matt Geiger with the Bourbon Police Department stopped a vehicle on U.S. 30 and Gumwood Road for speeding.  The vehicle was clocked at 91 in a 60 mph zone.   The officer found that the driver, 48 year old Joey A. Peate of South Bend...
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Walorski, Rice, Costello Introduce Bill to Help WWII Veterans Denied Care After Secret Mustard Gas Experiments

September 22, 2016
Walorski, Rice, Costello Introduce Bill to Help WWII Veterans Denied Care After Secret Mustard Gas Experiments

WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (IN-02), Kathleen Rice (NY-04), and Ryan Costello (PA-06), members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today introduced legislation to ensure World War II veterans intentionally exposed to mustard gas receive the care and benefits they have long been denied. “It’s bad enough that American servicemembers were exposed to mustard...
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