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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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November Indiana Employment Report

December 22, 2015
November Indiana Employment Report

Indiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 4.4 percent in November, continuing the trend of the lowest unemployment levels experienced in the Hoosier State since August of 2001. Indiana’s labor force also maintained the recent trend, gaining more than 7,000 in November. Indiana has now added nearly 100,000 individuals to the labor force since...
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INDOT Districts to Track Santa’s Travels on its Social Media Pages

December 22, 2015
INDOT Districts to Track Santa’s Travels on its Social Media Pages

The Indiana Department of Transportation will promote safe travels this holiday season by tracking the movements of Santa Claus through Indiana on social media.  Saint Nick is predicted to enter the state near Santa Claus, Indiana, at 4 p.m. Eastern on December 24 and visit one of INDOT’s six regional districts per hour. Kris...
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Deleon Arrested for Driving While Suspended

December 22, 2015
Deleon Arrested for Driving While Suspended

On Saturday Plymouth Police Officer Stuart Krynock conducted a traffic stop near Harrison and Broadway Streets for a traffic infraction.  The driver, 40 year old Dawn Deleon of Plymouth was found to be driving with a suspended license with a prior charge. Ms. Deleon was transported to the jail where she was booked in...
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