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Minor Injuries in Semi Crash at US 30 & Queen Road

December 16, 2015
Minor Injuries in Semi Crash at US 30 & Queen Road

A crash between two semis Tuesday afternoon could have been tragic but fortunately only minor injuries were received by one driver and his passenger. About 1:20 Michael Mulligan of Tennessee was east bound in a 2106 Freightliner.  He was approaching the light at Queen Road and observed another semi stopped at the light.  As...
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Lavanway Sentencing for Guilty Plea of Neglect of a Dependent Scheduled for Dec. 23

December 16, 2015
Lavanway Sentencing for Guilty Plea of Neglect of a Dependent Scheduled for Dec. 23

On October 29th the mother of 2 year old Serenity Wilson, Krysti Lavanway, pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent resulting in a death.  Sentencing for her guilty plea is scheduled December 23rd in Marshall Superior Court I. A few hours after pleading guilty, Marshall County Prosecutor Nelson Chipman charged Lavanway and her 23...
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Donnelly Welcomes Inclusion of Two-Year Suspension of Medical Device Tax in Proposed Bipartisan Tax Relief Package

December 16, 2015
Donnelly Welcomes Inclusion of Two-Year Suspension of Medical Device Tax in Proposed Bipartisan Tax Relief Package

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly welcomed the inclusion of a two-year suspension of the medical device tax in the proposed bipartisan tax relief agreement, which was released last night. Congress is expected to begin considering the tax relief package later this week. Donnelly said, “I am pleased there is bipartisan consensus to suspend...
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Cooke Charge with Murder in Starke County for Wireman’s Death

December 16, 2015
Cooke Charge with Murder in Starke County for Wireman’s Death

The Plymouth man accused of beating a Knox man to death in October is now facing murder charges. 36 year old Jason Cooke of Plymouth, is accused of assaulting Sescoe Wireman of Knox at a home in the 100 block of East 500 South on October 7th.   He was initially charged with robbery resulting...
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CARBON MONOXIDE POSES SERIOUS HEALTH RISKS

December 16, 2015
CARBON MONOXIDE POSES SERIOUS HEALTH RISKS

Staying warm in cold weather can be a challenge, especially if ice or snow storms cut power to homes. If it becomes necessary to use alternate heat sources, Hoosiers need to know how to protect themselves from carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide, sometimes referred to as CO, is an odorless, colorless gas that can...
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PLYMOUTH LIONS CLUB HEARS FROM MARSHALL COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

December 16, 2015
PLYMOUTH LIONS CLUB HEARS FROM MARSHALL COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Debbie Palmer, assistant administrator for the Marshall County Soil and Water Conservation District along with Matthew Linn, Senior Staff Scientist were on hand to explain the many aspects of the district as well as the Headwaters Yellow River Watershed.  Marshall County formed their district in 1955 to identify soil and water problems and find...
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Nick Babcock from Lafayette, formerly of Plymouth

December 16, 2015
Nick Babcock from Lafayette, formerly of Plymouth

Click the Van Gilder Funeral Home at right for complete details.
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Council Approves new Fund for Community Corrections Program and Fund Name Change

December 16, 2015
Council Approves new Fund for Community Corrections Program and Fund Name Change

As a bit of “housekeeping”, Ward Byers, Director of the new Community Corrections Program in Marshall County appeared before the County Council Monday. To stay in compliance with the agreement with the Indiana Department of Corrections Byers said the current Court Services Fund simply needs a name change to the Community Correction Project Income...
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Updated: Indiana’s Tax Amnesty 2015 Collections Now Total More Than $137 Million in Cash Payments

December 15, 2015
Updated: Indiana’s Tax Amnesty 2015 Collections Now Total More Than  $137 Million in Cash Payments

As of December 14, the Indiana Department of Revenue’s Tax Amnesty 2015 program has collected $137.6 million in cash payments. Taxpayers have agreed to pay an additional $21.6 million via payment plans. The department expects to add to these amounts as payments and amended forms continue to be processed. “Nearly 65,000 taxpayers already have...
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Senators Head and Merritt Announce Legislation to Curb Meth Production

December 15, 2015
Senators Head and Merritt Announce Legislation to Curb Meth Production

State Senators Randy Head a Republican from Logansport and Jim Merritt a Republican from Indianapolis Monday announced a plan to help curb meth production by changing the way pseudoephedrine products are sold without requiring a prescription. Senate Bill 80, authored by Head and co-authored by Merritt, would keep pseudoephedrine products, which are the key...
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