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Holiday Cooking Increases House Fires

December 19, 2011
Holiday Cooking Increases House Fires

12/20/11 Cold weather and family gatherings for the holidays are prime triggers for home fires.  According to the U.S. fire Administration (USFA) an estimated 108,400 home fires occur in the U.S. each winter.  Approximately one-third of home fires and home fire deaths occur during December, January, and February.  A twenty-one percent increase in cooking...
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STATEHOUSE REPORT FROM REP. NANCY DEMBOWSKI

December 19, 2011

12/20/11 You may have heard the news that the governor’s people “found” $320 million of your tax dollars the other day.             You also may have noticed that the governor greeted this news with little more than a shrug of his shoulders, an “Oops,” and a promise to do better next time. One wonders...
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Drainage Board & Commissioner Meetings

December 18, 2011
Drainage Board & Commissioner Meetings

12/19/11  The Marshall County Drainage Board and Commissioner will meet Monday morning beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Drainage Board will open maintenance bids on the Deep Creek Outlet Arm and the Stock Heston Ditch.  The advertised meeting on the Crowel Hearing was postponed and will be scheduled at a later date. The Commissioners meeting...
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4 Arrested on 14 Related Burglaries and Thefts

December 18, 2011
4 Arrested on 14 Related Burglaries and Thefts

  12/19/11 During an investigation which has lasted several months, Detective Sergeant Neal Wallace with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department solved 14 related burglary and or theft cases in Marshall County.  Twelve of the cases occurred in Polk Township, one in North Township and one in West Township.  They happened between September 23, 2010...
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United Way Invites Not-for-Profit Organizations Serving Marshall County to Submit Requests for Funding

December 18, 2011
United Way Invites Not-for-Profit Organizations Serving Marshall County to Submit Requests for Funding

12/19/11 The United Way of Marshall County will consider funding requests for the 2012 calendar year from not-for-profit organizations providing human services to residents of Marshall County. Interested organizations are invited to review the eligibility guidelines and current funding priorities located on the United Way of Marshall County website at www.marshallcountyuw.org. If the program...
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Election Board Continues Work on 2012 Polling Sites & Workers

December 18, 2011
Election Board Continues Work on 2012 Polling Sites & Workers

12/19/11 Polling sites and determining the number of poll workers that will be necessary for the 2012 elections continues to be the major concerns of the Marshall County Election Board. On December 16, the Board met to begin the process of writing their proposal on the matter. The final proposal will be submitted to...
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Christmas Coalition Still Needing Assistance

December 16, 2011
Christmas Coalition Still Needing Assistance

12/19/11 The Community Christmas Coalition is hoping that still others will step up to help fill the applications of needy families during the holiday season. So far, the Coalition has been able to serve over 200 families, but there are still many, many more to fill. The Coalition was formed by several local organizations...
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Senator Head Introduces Legislation to Close Loopholes in Human Trafficking

December 16, 2011
Senator Head Introduces Legislation  to Close Loopholes in Human Trafficking

12/19/11 State Senator Randy Head (R-Logansport) introduced legislation Friday morning during a news conference at the Statehouse that would amend current Indiana laws to more effectively prosecute human traffickers. “Some Hoosiers may think trafficking is only an international problem we hear about on the news,” Head said. “But we have to face reality and...
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Alli Dennie Crowned Jr. Miss Twirler of Indiana

December 16, 2011
Alli Dennie Crowned Jr. Miss Twirler of Indiana

12/19/11 Recently two local girls, Alli Dennie and Jillian Smith, competed in the Miss Twirler of Indiana Pageant in Lebanon, Indiana. The Jr. Miss division of this event has girls in ages ranging from 12-14.  Both girls did a wonderful job.  Jillian was awarded first place in the modeling portion and Alli won the...
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Brett Eastburn Book Signing at Plymouth Library

December 16, 2011
Brett Eastburn Book Signing at Plymouth Library

12/19/11 Every now and then, a publisher discovers a manuscript and author of such power that the decision to publish is quick and certain.  “I’m Not Missing Anything” by Brett Eastburn is that compelling. Brett was born prematurely and with only stubs for arms and legs. But he was born to parents who loved...
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