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IDEM issues Air Quality Action Day Monday for two Indiana regions 

June 26, 2016
IDEM issues Air Quality Action Day Monday for two Indiana regions 

  The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has issued an Air Quality Action Day and is forecasting high ozone levels for Monday, June 27, 2016 in Northwest Indiana including Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties along with St. Joseph and Elkhart counties in North Central Indiana. IDEM encourages everyone to help reduce ozone by making simple changes to their...
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Senator Head Discusses Tax Reform for Hoosiers

June 25, 2016
Senator Head Discusses Tax Reform for Hoosiers

This year, the General Assembly took steps to reduce taxes for families, provide property-tax relief for farmers and simplify the process of donating to the Military Family Relief Fund (MFRF) so Hoosier can help assist veterans in need. Senator Head said, “Senate Enrolled Act 309 provides a $1,500 state tax exemption for legal guardians...
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Fort Wayne Man Arrested for Driving on Expired Learners Permit

June 25, 2016
Fort Wayne Man Arrested for Driving on Expired Learners Permit

The driver, 35 year old Jeremiah Hobbs of Fort Wayne was found to be operating a vehicle on an expired learners permit which was also suspended-prior. Hobbs was booked in to the Marshall County Jail for Operating a Vehicle Without ever receiving a License and Driving While Suspended with a prior charge and held...
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Marshall County one of Eleven Counties to be Recognized for Efforts to Improve Student Success in College and Careers

June 25, 2016
Marshall County one of Eleven Counties to be Recognized for Efforts to Improve Student Success in College and Careers

On Tuesday, June 28 at the Indiana Statehouse, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers will honor eleven Hoosier counties for establishing College Success Coalitions—groups of local education, workforce and community leaders who work together to help more students earn college degrees or other training beyond high school. Representatives from Marshall County along with Brown, Dearborn,...
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DNR Sprays for Gypsie Moth, Aircraft at Plymouth Airport

June 25, 2016
DNR Sprays for Gypsie Moth, Aircraft at Plymouth Airport

The aerial mating disruption treatment conducted by the DNR in Marshall County is complete. On Thursday afternoon five Air Tractors were at the Plymouth Municipal Airport working with the DNR to slow the population growth of Gypsie Moths. The air tractors sprayed female Gypsie Moth pheromones which won’t kill the males but will confuse...
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McQueen’s Addition Resident Questions Drainage Board on Stormwater

June 24, 2016
McQueen’s Addition Resident Questions Drainage Board on Stormwater

A resident living in McQueen’s Addition on Plymouth’s east side appeared before the Marshall County Drainage Board this week seeking some kind of solution to an ongoing drainage issue. Seana Badalich said, “We have serious drainage problem in McQueen Addition. There is literally no infrastructure whatsoever.” She says that when we experience bigger rains...
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Harman presents Sagamore of the Wabash to Plymouth native

June 24, 2016
Harman presents Sagamore of the Wabash to Plymouth native

State Representative Tim Harman (R-Bremen), on behalf of Governor Mike Pence, recently presented Plymouth native Michael Scobey the Sagamore of the Wabash for his distinguished 30-year career in the United States Airforce. Scobey, who is now retired from the military, rose to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant and earned a Bronze Star for...
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State Sen. Ryan Mishler to Continue Serving on the State Budget Committee 

June 24, 2016
State Sen. Ryan Mishler to Continue Serving on the State Budget Committee 

State Senator Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen) will continue to serve on the State Budget Committee as the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2017 session of the General Assembly. “With 2017 being a budget year, it’s important to prepare in the off...
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Teens Arrested for Underage Drinking, Adult Arrested for Contributing

June 24, 2016
Teens Arrested for Underage Drinking, Adult Arrested for Contributing

A complaint of people being loud at the East Short public access site for Lake Maxinkuckee ended with four people being arrested for alcohol violations. At 12:17 Friday morning Marshall County Police were dispatched to the public access site. They located several intoxicated subjects. There were arrested for Illegal Consumption of Alcohol by a...
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Marshall County Organization Receives $30,000 Heritage Support Grant from IHS

June 24, 2016
Marshall County Organization Receives $30,000 Heritage Support Grant from IHS

This Bicentennial year, the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is recognizing a Marshall County organization for its role in upholding the state’s heritage. This week, IHS named its first-ever Heritage Support Grant recipients. The Marshall County Historical Society received a grant of $30,000 to renovate its current Sports Room. The organization says the funding will...
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