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City Council Approves $2 Million in Additionals from Rainy Day Fund

September 13, 2016
City Council Approves $2 Million in Additionals from Rainy Day Fund

Before a packed house, with citizens standing in the lobby members of the Plymouth Common Council had several important decisions to make during last night’s meeting.   The council was asked to appropriate $2 million from the Rainy Day Fund, $500,000 for the Boys and Girls Club and $150,000 for the South Gateway housing...
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County Council Cuts Just Over $1.4 from 2017 Budget Requests

September 13, 2016
County Council Cuts Just Over $1.4 from 2017 Budget Requests

It only took the Marshall County Council about two hours to make the 2017 a balanced budget by cutting $1.4 million from the budget requests.   The County Commissioner’s budget took some big hits with reduction in the Health Insurance line item of $225,000 and $130,000 for the Liability Insurance. The council also reduced...
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Homestead Dairy Innovates with Technology-Driven Expansion Marshall County

September 12, 2016
Homestead Dairy Innovates with Technology-Driven Expansion Marshall County

Family owned and operated Homestead Dairy is about to become one of the largest automated robotic dairy farms in the nation. The improved robotic milking system will serve as a model for modern dairy farming innovation across the country. Agribusiness is a vital contributor to Indiana’s economy, and Homestead’s expansion signals the beginning of...
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Plymouth BZA Approves Variances

September 12, 2016
Plymouth BZA Approves Variances

Last week members of the Plymouth Board of Zoning Appeals approved several variances of development standards.   Angie and Lance Kain at 11579 9A Road, who are in the 2-mile jurisdiction were given approval to have a pony and a goat on their property. The pony will be used by a child for therapy...
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Skimmer Device Located on 1st Source ATM on Pilgrim Lane

September 12, 2016
Skimmer Device Located on 1st Source ATM on Pilgrim Lane

Plymouth Police are investigating a skimmer device located in a 1st Source Bank ATM. On Sunday, September 11th city police were contacted in reference to a skimmer device found in the ATM machine located on Pilgrim Lane. ATM Skimming involves the attachment of electronic devices on or around the ATM for the purposes of capturing both the magnetic...
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Walkerton Woman Arrested for OWI Following Crash

September 12, 2016
Walkerton Woman Arrested for OWI Following Crash

Marshall County Police responded to a single vehicle, property damage accident Friday (9/9/16) evening about 6:30 in the area of Thorn and 1st Roads. Officer Les McFarland investigated the accident. The driver, 50 year old Tina Vinson of Walkerton was traveling northbound on Thorn Road when she lost control and went off the roadway...
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Harman recognized for conservative excellence

September 12, 2016
Harman recognized for conservative excellence

State Representative Tim Harman (R-Bremen) received an award for conservative excellence from the American Conservative Union Foundation in its 2016 ratings of the Indiana General Assembly. Harman received one of the highest scores for voting most consistently with the ideals articulated in the U.S. Constitution: limited and transparent government, individual rights and personal responsibility....
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Here/Hear Groups Provide Support for the Mentally Ill

September 12, 2016
Here/Hear Groups Provide Support for the Mentally Ill

According to the latest statistics, roughly 1 in 4 adults in the United States will suffer from a mental illness in a given year. This can include everything from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia to eating disorders to addiction disorders to the depression that comes from losing a loved one. All of these are a...
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Marshall County Master Gardener Intern Class to Start Soon!

September 12, 2016
Marshall County Master Gardener Intern Class to Start Soon!

Marshall County, Pulaski County and Starke County Extension Offices offer an excellent class to help gardeners expand their knowledge and skills through the Master Gardener Intern Class.  This class provides the education class hours needed for an individual to become a certified Purdue University Master Gardener.  The class will start on Tuesday evening, September...
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Basic Handgun Safety Class Offered Saturday

September 12, 2016
Basic Handgun Safety Class Offered Saturday

The Bourbon Police Department will host a Basic Handgun Safety Class this Saturday, September 17th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Area residents that are interested in attending the class should pick up an information packet at the Bourbon Town Clerk’s Office today.   All participants must be at least 18 years old...
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