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Commissioner Klotz Questioned on “Better Roads Ahead”

January 19, 2021
Commissioner Klotz Questioned on “Better Roads Ahead”

Marshall County Commissioner Mike Burroughs questioned Commissioner Stan Klotz on his “Better Roads Ahead” program during their meeting Monday morning. Burroughs said, “Jason’s (Peters) done a great job and we reviewed here a couple weeks ago the money that he’s spent and the roads that they have done and we all agreed that the...
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Patricia Ann Feece Ernsberger, age 74, formerly of Plymouth

January 19, 2021
Patricia Ann Feece Ernsberger, age 74, formerly of Plymouth

Click the Deaton Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home at right for complete details.
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Jack Wilhelm Drive Dedication Ceremony

January 19, 2021
Jack Wilhelm Drive Dedication Ceremony

Members of the Plymouth Park Board, Park Department and City Administration attended the Jack Wilhelm Drive dedication ceremony Tuesday evening at 4:45 in the Mayor Charles O Glaub Addition of Centennial Park. Jack Wilhem’s son and daughter and family members attended the ceremony that was hosted by Park Board President Dave Morrow at the...
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Special School Board Meeting Wednesday

January 19, 2021
Special School Board Meeting Wednesday

The Plymouth School board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00 P.M.   The first item on the agenda will be to appoint a new school board representative from West Township. The current board held seven interviews on January 13 and 14 for those applying for the seat.  Applicants included: Chasity...
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Gov. Holcomb’s 5th State of the State invests in education, economic growth

January 19, 2021
Gov. Holcomb’s 5th State of the State invests in education, economic growth

Governor Eric J. Holcomb addressed the Indiana General Assembly on Tuesday as he virtually delivered his 2021 State of the State. The Governor focused on how to seize the challenges presented by the pandemic and turn them into opportunities. Full text of Gov. Holcomb’s 2021 State of the State address can be read by clicking...
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Marshall County Under Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration for 14th Week

January 19, 2021
Marshall County Under Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration for 14th Week

During their meeting on Tuesday, the Marshall County Commissioners extended the Public Health Disaster Emergency Declaration for another week. While the commissioners are hoping state legislators will amend the Indiana Code that requires the emergency declaration to be enacted every 7 days to a longer time period, they took official action to extend the...
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City of South Bend and South Bend Cubs extend stadium agreement to 2041

January 19, 2021
City of South Bend and South Bend Cubs extend stadium agreement to 2041

Tonight, the South Bend Park Board unanimously approved an extension to the existing Use Operations and Management Agreement with the South Bend Cubs. The agreement amends and restates the previous agreement signed in 2011. This extension will preserve the 33-year arrangement between the City of South Bend and the South Bend Cubs until the year...
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Yearbooks for Sale at Museum

January 19, 2021
Yearbooks for Sale at Museum

Over the years, the Marshall County Museum has accumulated several high school yearbooks through donations.  They are always glad to get them, since they strive to build and maintain two full sets for every high school, past and present, in Marshall County. Yearbook donations have been so generous that the Museum now has more...
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Culver Academies’ Mounted Units to Appear in 18th Presidential Inaugural Parade

January 18, 2021
Culver Academies’ Mounted Units to Appear in 18th Presidential Inaugural Parade

Culver Academies’ Black Horse Troop and Equestriennes will be participating in the Presidential Inaugural Parade Wednesday, Jan. 20, for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The parade will mark the 18th time the Black Horse Troop has participated – albeit, virtually this year – since its first appearance in 1913. Culver submitted a...
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County Board of Zoning Approves Variance Requests

January 18, 2021
County Board of Zoning Approves Variance Requests

Members of the Marshall County Board of Zoning Appeals met last week to consider three requests for variances. Stephanie and Eric Barnes at 15941 14th Road requested a Variance of Use to allow a temporary second residence to care for elderly parents.  During the meeting, the Barnes said they moved to the remote location...
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County Drainage Board & Commissioners to Meet Tuesday Morning

January 18, 2021
County Drainage Board & Commissioners to Meet Tuesday Morning

The Marshall County Drainage Board and Commissioner will be on Tuesday, January 19th due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The drainage board meeting begins at 8:30 with the election of officers and appointments to various boards. Board members will consider a variance for Jordan Shupp of J&J Quality Meats on the Lemler-Berger...
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MARSHALL COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1

January 18, 2021
MARSHALL COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1

The Marshall County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the first of two 2021 Community Funds grant rounds and the Ralph C. Vonnegut Jr. Fund. Applications for the Spring 2021 grant round are due on Monday, February 1, by 5:00 p.m., and the applications may be found on the MCCF website. Due to COVID-19,...
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Culver Union Township Public Library Winter Reading Challenge

January 18, 2021
Culver Union Township Public Library Winter Reading Challenge

Take the Winter Reading Challenge for adults at the Culver-Union Township Public Library (CUTPL). From Monday, January 4 through Friday, February 12, select at least 5 of the 15 fun challenges to complete for prize eligibly. Challenges include reading or listening to a book that was recommended to you, or one that is less...
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Presidential Inaugural Committee Announces Participants for the “Parade Across America”

January 18, 2021
Presidential Inaugural Committee Announces Participants for the “Parade Across America”

Monday, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced participants in a virtual “Parade Across America” on January 20 at 3:15 PM ET that will feature diverse, dynamic performances in communities in all 56 states and territories, celebrate America’s heroes, and highlight the diversity, heritage, and resilience of the country. Additionally, the PIC announced that the University of Delaware...
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56TH ANNUAL TCU BI-COUNTY TOURNAMENT TIPS OFF

January 18, 2021
56TH ANNUAL TCU BI-COUNTY TOURNAMENT TIPS OFF

One of Indiana high school basketball’s great traditions for more than half a century, the TCU Bi-County Basketball Tournament opens Monday, Jan. 18, featuring eight teams on both the boys and girls sides. The champions will be crowned Saturday, Jan. 23 at LaVille Junior-Senior High School. The 56th annual TCU Bi-County Tournament will conclude with...
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Sheriff Seeking Donations for K9 Program and Second Dog

January 17, 2021
Sheriff Seeking Donations for K9 Program and Second Dog

In a letter to county residents and businesses, Marshall County Sheriff Matt Hassel says the department has been “blessed with years of support from people, businesses and communities that have made this country so special.” He goes on to talk about the importance of working together as a community to improve the lives of...
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Indiana High School Graduation Rates Increase in 2020

January 17, 2021
Indiana High School Graduation Rates Increase in 2020

Friday, the Indiana Department of Education released the 2020 state graduation rate, which increased from 87.29 percent in 2019 to 87.69 percent. “This modest improvement in Indiana’s 2020 graduation rate is encouraging, especially as Hoosier students and educators have tackled unprecedented challenges throughout the pandemic,” said Dr. Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education. “As...
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Annual Activity Report for the Plymouth Police Department

January 17, 2021
Annual Activity Report for the Plymouth Police Department

David Bacon, Plymouth Police Chief presented his annual department activity report to the Board of Public Works and Safety during their meeting last week.  The report details the types and number of calls the police department handles in 2020. Officers responded to 8,978 calls for service, complaints and information last year.  City police conducted...
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County Council Approves Additional Requests for Sheriff & Community Corrections

January 17, 2021
County Council Approves Additional Requests for Sheriff & Community Corrections

Last week the Marshall County Council approved the requests for additional appropriations for County Sheriff Matt Hassel in the Jail and Community Corrections. Sheriff Matt Hassel presented several requests for additional appropriations at the County Council meeting. Hassel told members that during the budget hearing process last year the council reduced the Jail Fund...
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City’s Annual Code Enforcement Report

January 17, 2021
City’s Annual Code Enforcement Report

The Plymouth Police Department handles Code Enforcement for the city and Assistant Police Chief Mark Owen is the one who handles code enforcement issues. Code Enforcement handles tall grass, abandoned or junk vehicles, debris and junk on property, fowl and livestock issues and signs in the right-of-way. In 2020 there were a total of...
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