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INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASES REPORT ON SCORING OF 2015 ISTEP+ BY CTB MCGRAW HILL

December 23, 2015
INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASES REPORT ON SCORING OF 2015 ISTEP+ BY CTB MCGRAW HILL

INDIANAPOLIS – Wednesday, the Indiana Department of Education closed its investigation into an anonymous allegation regarding the scoring processes of CTB McGraw-Hill.  In closing the report, the Department also released the analysis of independent assessment experts regarding the scoring process used by CTB McGraw-Hill during the 2015 ISTEP+ scoring window.  The analysis was conducted...
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Velma Butler – 88 – formerly of Plymouth

December 23, 2015
Velma Butler – 88 –  formerly of Plymouth

Click the Johnson Danielson Funeral Home at right for complete details.
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STATEWIDE Silver Alert for Knox Man – Cancelled

December 23, 2015
STATEWIDE Silver Alert for Knox Man – Cancelled

The Starke County Sheriff Department is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Knox. Knox, Edward C. Zehner is an 85 year old white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 155 lbs., with short grey hair and brown eyes. Zehner was last seen on December 23, at 3:00 am, EST in Knox.  He is...
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Krysti LaVanway Sentenced to 35 year for Neglect of Dependent Resulting in Death of Serenity Wilson

December 23, 2015
Krysti LaVanway Sentenced to 35 year for Neglect of Dependent Resulting in Death of Serenity Wilson

Marshall Superior Court Judge Robert Bowen sentenced Kristy LaVanway to 35 year in prison for her guilty plea to a charge of neglect of a dependent resulting in death. Judge Bowne said the aggravated factors out weighted the mitigating factors which allowed him to enhance the sentence. During the sentencing hearing on Wednesday the...
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Gov. Pence Authorizes Pay-for-performance Raises in 2016

December 23, 2015
Gov. Pence Authorizes Pay-for-performance Raises in 2016

Indianapolis – Tuesday, Governor Mike Pence sent a letter to state employees authorizing pay-for-performance raises for state employees once performance evaluations are completed in January. Employees who meet expectations will receive a 3 percent raise, those who exceed expectations will receive a 4 percent raise, and those rated outstanding will receive a 6 percent...
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Drainage Board Awards Maintenance Projects and Construction Job

December 22, 2015
Drainage Board Awards Maintenance Projects and Construction Job

Maintenance bids were opened during Monday’s Drainage Board meeting on four different drains in Marshall County. J.D. Excavating had the low bids on three of the four drains; the Burel Ballinger, Leo Berger and Milner-Seltenright.  Beaver Excavating was the low bidder on the Albert Zeiger maintenance project. The maintenance project on the Burl Ballinger...
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Area Schools Finish School Penny Wars for United Way of Marshall County

December 22, 2015
Area Schools Finish School Penny Wars for United Way of Marshall County

The chink of pennies could be heard throughout Plymouth Schools this December. Students have been holding fundraisers to help support the United Way of Marshall County (UWMC) 2015 Campaign. Classes of students have been competing in Penny Wars within their schools to see who can bring in the most “pennies” for United Way while...
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Commissioners Move Forward with 5-year Long-Term Financial Plan

December 22, 2015
Commissioners Move Forward with 5-year Long-Term Financial Plan

The Marshall County Commissioners have seen the advantage of creating a 5-year long-term financial plan with the assistance of Todd Samuelson from Umbaugh.  On Monday the commissioners discussed the proposal that will help with long term planning for maintenance, purchases and projects. Samuelson discussed the reduction in revenues caused by the circuit breaker, interest...
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Accepting Applications for Operation Round Up® Grant

December 22, 2015
Accepting Applications for Operation Round Up® Grant

The Operation Round Up® board of directors will be accepting grant applications until January, 1 2016.  Those eligible to apply for funds include groups, or organizations located within the Marshall County REMC service territory. Grants are available for local volunteer fire departments, youth programs, 4-H, senior citizen programs and other community service projects. The...
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Chad Smith Arrested for Intimidation

December 22, 2015
Chad Smith Arrested for Intimidation

A Plymouth man was arrested Tuesday morning by city police for a charge of Intimidation. Officer Gary Cleveland was dispatched to 2401 North Michigan Street, lot 25 after 40 year old Toni Lehman reported that she had been threatened by 41 year old Chad Smith. When police arrived on the scene Smith had fled...
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