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Major Steven Towne Retires after 30-years of Volunteer Service

December 17, 2015

Thursday evening Major Steven Town retired from the Civil Air Patrol after joining the South Bend Squadron 30-years ago in 1985. As his career in CAP advanced, Towne was awarded the Commander’s Accommodation Award in 1994 for his service in the South Bend Squadron and in 1995 became Commander of the squadron; a position...
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Application Process for Paramedic Extended

December 17, 2015
Application Process for Paramedic Extended

Quotes were opened for new carpeting in the Chapel at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Three quotes were received: $2,828.22 from Sherwin Williams, $2,198.99 from Pratt’s Floor Covering and $2,035.22 from Lowry’s Carpet Service. Mike Collins from the cemetery was granted permission to award the project to the lowest and most responsive quote after reviewing them....
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Council Approves Sheriff’s Contract and 2016 Salary Ordinance

December 17, 2015
Council Approves Sheriff’s Contract and 2016 Salary Ordinance

This week the Marshall County Council put their stamp of approval on the 2016 contract with Sheriff Matt Hassel.  Previously approved by the sheriff and commissions, Sheriff Hassel’s salary will be $83,015.40 next year. In other business the County Council approved the 2016 salary ordinance for employees, department heads and elected officials.  All full...
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Barlow Signs With Holy Cross College

December 17, 2015
Barlow Signs With Holy Cross College

ARGOS-Argos High School’s Kaeyln Barlow has signed a letter to play basketball for Holy Cross College.   Barlow, a 6′ 2″ senior is averaging about nine points and eight rebounds per game for the Dragons. Argos is 10-0 and ranked #3 in Class 1A. Holy Cross is a four-year college located near the University of...
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Kayak Launch Discussed for River Park Square

December 17, 2015
Kayak Launch Discussed for River Park Square

The suggestion of adding a kayak launch to River Park Square was presented Tuesday evening at the Plymouth Redevelopment Commission.  Brent Martin and George Schricker both spoke in favor of creating a launch in the new park. This fall both floated down the Yellow River and were thrilled with the trip and the sites...
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WSOI Secret Santa Gifts Benefit Neighborhood Center

December 17, 2015
WSOI Secret Santa Gifts Benefit Neighborhood Center

The staff of the Weidner School Of Inquiry inside Plymouth High School enjoyed a Christmas luncheon along with a Secret Santa gift exchange this week. Staff members made a group decision to buy their Secret Santa gifts that were their favorite childhood toy and then donate the toys collected to the Weidner School Of...
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Senator Head Seeking Applicants for Page Program

December 17, 2015
Senator Head Seeking Applicants for Page Program

Indiana Senator Randy Head is accepting applications for the page program at the state house. Do you know a student who would be interested in a firsthand experience with the Indiana Senate? Local students are invited to the Statehouse to participate in the Senate page program for a day during the legislative session. Students who...
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NIPSCO Electric Customers Can Now Text to Report Electric Outages

December 17, 2015
NIPSCO Electric Customers Can Now Text to Report Electric Outages

No one likes to be in the dark when it comes to a power outage. And, to better enhance communications with their customers NIPSCO is introducing a new way to report an electric outage. NIPSCO electric customers can now text the word “Out” to 444111 to notify the utility of an outage at their...
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Air Force Secretary Visits Grissom Air Reserve Base with Donnelly

December 17, 2015
Air Force Secretary Visits Grissom Air Reserve Base with Donnelly

Grissom Air Reserve Base – Wednesday, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly and Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited Grissom Air Reserve Base (ARB) to see its infrastructure firsthand and to meet with the men and women of the 434th Air Refueling Wing (ARW). Donnelly, Secretary James, and Grissom officials discussed the strong value of...
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Blueberry Festival Announces Theme for 50th Festival in 2016

December 17, 2015
Blueberry Festival Announces Theme for 50th Festival in 2016

With 2016 fast approaching, the Marshall County Blueberry Festival would like to announce its 50th Annual Festival theme: “Another Picnic in the Park” In 1966 Marshall County celebrated the Sesquicentennial of Indiana with a “Picnic in the Park”. From that picnic, the Marshall County Blueberry Festival was born.  In 1967 the 1st Annual Festival...
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