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Over Half-A-Million Dollars of Damages to County Bridges from Flood Water

July 17, 2018
Over Half-A-Million Dollars of Damages to County Bridges from Flood Water

Marshall County is looking at over a half-a-million dollars in damage to bridges from the February flooding. During Monday’s County Commissioner’s meeting, Jason Peters the Supervisor of Highways presented a quote from Rieth Riley Construction in South Bend. There are a total of 18 bridges that need to be repaired. The quote from Rieth...
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FIND TIPS FOR THRIFTY FASHION AT THE FAIR

July 17, 2018
FIND TIPS FOR THRIFTY FASHION AT THE FAIR

Come to the Marshall County Fair this Friday night for tips on thrifty clothes shopping and building a capsule wardrobe. The Purdue Extension Homemakers Club is hosting their annual Consumer Clothing Thrifty Fashion Show Friday night, July 20, in the Open Class building at the Marshall County fairgrounds. The event starts at 6:30 p.m....
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Bourbon Fill the Boot Concert on 7/29 for Summer Fest Fireworks

July 17, 2018
Bourbon Fill the Boot Concert on 7/29 for Summer Fest Fireworks

The Bourbon Fire Department will host a Fill The Boot Concert in the Gazebo Park in downtown on Sunday, July 29th. Entertainment for the evening will include Quentin Flagg sponsored by Ball Auction, Spacial Slurr sponsored by Bourbon Street Pizza and Subway, and out of retirement…gospel singers The Kings Way. The evening will include...
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MARSHALL COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE AUGUST 1

July 17, 2018
MARSHALL COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION  GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE AUGUST 1

The Marshall County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 Community Funds grant rounds. The Foundation is encouraging directly-flood-related Community Fund grant applications in this current grant round. Applications for the grant round are due on Wednesday, August 1, and the application may be found on the MCCF website. The MCCF...
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INDIANA COLLEGE GRADUATION RATES REACH ALL-TIME HIGH

July 17, 2018
INDIANA COLLEGE GRADUATION RATES REACH ALL-TIME HIGH

According the 2018 College Completion Report released by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, more Hoosier students are graduating college than ever. In addition, on-time college completion rates are improving across all four and two-year public campuses statewide, and extended graduation rates are increasing at most Indiana public campuses. “It is encouraging to see Indiana’s...
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AG Curtis Hill: Beware ads suggesting you’ve won a prize

July 17, 2018
AG Curtis Hill: Beware ads suggesting you’ve won a prize

Attorney General Curtis Hill is warning Hoosiers to beware of advertising pitches that mislead consumers into thinking they have won prizes. This tactic is often employed to lure people to locations where they are subjected to used-car sales pitches. Last month, the Office of the Attorney General won a judgment in Marion County Superior Court...
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Five NEW Attractions Coming to the 2018 Indiana State Fair

July 17, 2018
Five NEW Attractions Coming to the 2018 Indiana State Fair

The Indiana State Fair is full of traditions and memories for Hoosiers statewide, and this year Fair organizers are adding additional exciting features to enjoy. With a new interactive animal exhibit, a new roller coaster and popular Big Top Circus entertainers, you won’t want to miss this year’s Fair! Fairgoers will get the chance...
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County Highway Road Program Update

July 17, 2018
County Highway Road Program Update

Monday morning County Highway Supervisor Jason Peters presented the Commissioners with an update on the progress of the 2018 Road Program. As of July 16th, county employees have completed 3.5 miles of paving, 23.5 miles of double chip and seal and 17.2 miles of single chip and seal. 44.4 miles have been completed this...
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HEMINGER HOUSE RESTARTING OPERATIONS

July 16, 2018
HEMINGER HOUSE RESTARTING OPERATIONS

On June 29, 2018 The Heminger House, the only emergency domestic violence shelter for Marshall, Starke, and Fulton Counties was forced to shut its doors due to funding restraints. Over the next few weeks, Executive Director Diane Fisher, House Manager Nicole Hicks, and the rest of the staff worked tirelessly to not only get...
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County Drainage Board Approves Pedestrian Bridge Over Lemler Powell Ditch

July 16, 2018
County Drainage Board Approves Pedestrian Bridge Over Lemler Powell Ditch

The Marshall County Drainage Board had a full agenda for their meeting Monday morning. Last month the Drainage Board denied the variance request of James and Stacey Heying at 5099 Sage Road to install two walking bridges over the Lemert Powell Ditch. With several concerns presented by Surveyor Craig Cultice, and the Heyings not...
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