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Jennifer Laurent Named Interim Ex. Director of MCEDC

June 9, 2010

06/09/10 Marshall County Economic Development Corporation has announced that Jennifer Laurent has been named Interim Executive Director of the organization. Tom Turner, Executive Director of Marshall County Economic Development Corporation, stepped down from the position Friday, June 4th.   “The Board appreciates Tom’s efforts in getting the organization off the ground.  He brought a lot...
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Police Search Area behind Kroger’s for Suspect

June 9, 2010
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06/09/10  County Police, City Police and the City’s K9 searched the wooded area behind the Kroger’s Store on North Michigan Street Tuesday afternoon.  Officer Ted Brown was on routine patrol when he recognized a male walking down the street that had an active warrant out for his arrest.  A tip throught he police department...
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Young Man from North Liberty Air-Lifted Following Crash

June 9, 2010

06/09/10 Monday evening about 8:30 Marshall County Police Officer Rob Hafke investigated a single vehicle accident on Sycamore Road north of 3B Road. A 2010 Honda was south bound on Sycamore Road north of 3B when the driver lost control for unknown circumstances.  The vehicle crossed the north bound side of Sycamore Road and...
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Blueberry Board Gets Fire Extinguisher Training

June 9, 2010
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06/09/10 Monday evening volunteer firefighter Wayne Smith conducted fire extinguisher education and training for members of the Blueberry Festival Board.  Smith explained the various types of fire extinguishers.  He said the new cooking oils used by the vendors can only be handled with a class-K extinguisher.  Smith said state law requires all vendors using...
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CONGRESSMEN DONNELLY AND BURTON MARK OPENING OF PERU VETERANS’ CLINIC

June 9, 2010

06/09/10 Tuesday, Congressmen Joe Donnelly and Dan Burton marked the opening of the Peru/Miami County Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) for area veterans.  The new clinic will provide primary care and mental health services to area veterans starting immediately.  “I’m pleased that veterans from Miami County and the surrounding counties of Fulton, Cass, and Howard...
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Park Board Recommends Removal of Bollards

June 9, 2010
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06/09/10  The bollards at the intersection of Baker and Randolph Streets in Plymouth may be on the move. This week the Plymouth Park Board gave Park Superintendent Mike Hite the approval to remove the bollards from the intersection.  The board authorized removal pending confirmation from the city attorney that they are not required by...
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Potawatomi Wildlife Park Offers Canoe Trip on Tippecanoe River

June 9, 2010

06/09/10 Potawatomi Wildlife  Park’s fourth annual canoe trip down the Tippecanoe River on Saturday, June 19th.  This trip takes you through the seldom seen upper reaches of what the Nature Conservancy terms “one of the ten most important rivers in the country to preserve.” Two lengths of trip are available, both ending at the...
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CENTIER TOPS THE LIST OF “BEST PLACES TO WORK IN INDIANA”

June 9, 2010
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06/09/10 Centier Bank tops the list of 2010’s “Best Places to Work in Indiana” by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.  This is the fourth year in a row that Centier has been listed among the top 10 employers in the state and the first time that it has topped the list.  Centier was ranked...
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May Activity Report from the Sheriff’s Department

June 9, 2010

06/09/10  Marshall County Sheriff Jon VanVactor released his department’s May Activity report on Tuesday.  Accident Reports:  Property Damage Reports  42 Personal Injury Reports 15 Fatal Injury Reports 0 Total number of Accident Reports  57 . Case Reports: Battery  8 Burglary 9 Child Abuse/Molesting 0 Criminal Mischief 15 Domestic Battery 1 Driving While Suspended 3...
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Representative Friend’s Statement on new V.A. Clinic in Peru

June 9, 2010
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06/09/10 On Monday Representative Bill Friend remarked about the new V.A. Clinic in Peru. “This is a very important facility. Veterans now will have access to health care closer to home. Servicemen, servicewomen and retirees won’t have to make the long trip to Fort Wayne, Marion or Indianapolis to receive great health care. “Not...
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Miller’s to Host Tribute to Jeannette MacDonald

June 9, 2010

06/09/10 Diane Devereaux of Chicago will perform at Miller’s Senior Living Community on Wednesday, June 16 at 2:30 p.m.  Devereaux will present her “Tribute To Jeanette MacDonald”.  Songs made famous by MacDonald and performed by Devereaux will include “Indian Love Call”, “Ah, Sweet mystery of Life”, “Will You Remember”, and “Italian Street Song”.  The...
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Commissioners Pass Wind Energy Amendment on First Reading

June 8, 2010
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06/08/10 The Marshall County Commissioners had a lively discussion on the amendment to the Wind Energy Zoning Ordinance during their meeting Monday morning. County Plan Director Ralph Booker reviewed the amendments to the current ordinance and explained that at their last meeting the Commissioners asked for changes in three categories; private airports, the measurement...
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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HOSTING A SPAGHETTI DINNER

June 8, 2010
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06/8/10 The Plymouth Knights of Columbus Council 1975 will be hosting an all you can eat spaghetti dinner on Friday, June 18th. .   Dinner includes spaghetti with a red meat or meatless sauce, salad, breadsticks and dessert with your choice of beverage. The Knights will also be serving the white sauce which was so...
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Cast Selected for Missoula and Location for Production Changed

June 8, 2010
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06/08/10 Parts for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “Treasure Island” were cast Monday morning at Menominee Elementary School by Tour Actor/Directors Dan Davidson, Cincinnati, OH, and Katie Murk, Missoula, MT.  Jim Hawkins:  Phillip McFarland Pirates:  Cap’n Patches, Emily Merritt; Davey the Letterman, Calvin Petrucelli; Sing Sing Sam, Grant Ringenberg; Goldie the Hun, Sophia Smith;...
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City Officers Make Friday Arrests

June 8, 2010
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06/08/10 About 12:30 Friday afternoon Officer Derek Workman served a warrant on 22 year old Alex Quintana while he was at work on Western Avenue.  The warrant was for fines and cost for failure to appear.  The cash bond was only $39. His bond was posted at 1:30 Friday afternoon and he was released....
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STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN LAWN MOWERS CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR CHILDREN

June 8, 2010
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06/08/10 Mowing the lawn around children at play could present a danger and the potential for serious injury, especially when working with a power lawn mower.  State health officials warn that children can be severely injured from contact with the high-speed rotating blades of a lawn mower. “When children are present, mowing the lawn...
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Bremen Man Arrested after Leaving Scene of Accident

June 8, 2010
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06/08/10 This past Saturday at approximately 8 p.m. the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department received a 9-1-1 call in reference to an automobile accident in the area of 3B and Beech Roads.  Bremen Police, Tri-County EMS and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene.  They found a Chevy pickup truck that had gone...
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Ronald Mc Donald to Kick Off Summer Reading Program at Library

June 8, 2010
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06/08/10 The Summer Reading program is underway and children are encouraged to sign up and “Make a Splash at Your Library” this summer.  Children from pre-school up through 12th grade are eligible to participate in the two programs.  Children sign up, read books and record their progress through the library. In the lower levels...
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Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita demonstrates how Vote Centers could have saved 3rd Congressional District counties over $300,000 in special election

June 7, 2010
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06/08/10  Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita announced today the results of an examination of potential cost savings associated with using Vote Centers to conduct a special election in Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District compared to using traditional precinct-based polling places. Using data from the study Vote Centers and Elections Costs: A study on the...
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Severe Weather Prompts Reminder to Purchase All-Hazard-Radios

June 7, 2010
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06/08/10 With recent severe weather that swept across several states, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging the purchase of all hazard radios. “All hazard radios can save lives,” said IDHS Executive Director Joe Wainscott. “They are a crucial tool for every individual and family, and are a reliable avenue for receiving timely...
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