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Children’s Author to Sign New Book at City Center

September 15, 2010
Children’s Author to Sign New Book at City Center

This Saturday the popular children’s author, Cheri Hallwood, will be signing copies of her new illustrated book, ‘One Wish for Winifred Witch’ from 3-5 p.m. at City Center News and Books, 114 N. Michigan.   She has been in Plymouth previously to sign ‘Winter’s First Snowflake’, winner of The Mom’s Choice Award 2007 for Most...
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Fundraiser Underway for County’s Barn Quilt Trail

September 15, 2010
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The Marshall County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau will be giving away a 4 x 4 Barn Quilt.  By purchasing a candy bar for $5.00 you will receive an entry for the drawing.  The barn quilt is called “Hands all Around.”  We invite visitors to stop by and see the quilt block and learn more...
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Indiana Senate Republicans Seek College Interns

September 15, 2010
Indiana Senate Republicans Seek College Interns

Indiana Senate Republicans are seeking college interns for the 2011 legislative session – a learning experience State Senatpr Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) says offers a “unique behind-the-scene view of democracy in action.” Charbonneau said applications for the four-month, Indianapolis-based paid internships are available online at www.senaterepublicans.in.gov/internship.htm and due by Oct. 31. “Graduate and undergraduate students...
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DRY CONDITIONS AGGRAVATE FIRE RISK FROM DAILY ACTIVITIES

September 15, 2010
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 Indiana state officials are warning that during dry conditions, seemingly harmless actions such as driving over or parking on dry grass, or dropping a lit cigarette on the ground could cause a sizeable fire.   The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) warn Hoosiers that open burning...
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Plymouth Community Youth Orchestra Fundraiser

September 14, 2010
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Two local businesses are teaming up to help with the funding for field trips and operating costs for the Plymouth Community Youth Orchestra.   Brian VanDuyne said he heard of the need when he attended a meeting of the organization that his son Chase has joined. VanDuyne said he and Jim Vinall of  Opie’s,...
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County Council Cuts 2011 Budget to $10,594,073

September 14, 2010
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After nearly five hours of review the Marshall County Council approved the budget for 2011. The original requests for the 2011 General Fund budget was $10,933,446.  The County Auditor recommended cutting the amount to $10,550,000.  By the end of the day $339,373 was cut from the County’s General Fund bringing the balance to $10,594,073. ...
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City Engineer Discusses Projects

September 14, 2010
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City Engineer Rick Gaul was notified Monday afternoon that the intersection of Oak and Hoham Drives will be closed beginning Wednesday morning, September 15th. NIPSCO will be working in the intersection to lower the gas main approximately 8 to 10 feet under the pavement.  The project is expected to take several days and is...
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Plymouth Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

September 14, 2010
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On Friday, September 10th at 4:20 PM Sergeant Bruce Carter with the Marshall County Police Department responded to an accident at 9C and Tulip Roads. Upon arriving on the scene Officer Carter located two vehicles, a motorcycle and a pick-up truck.  The driver of the Chevy Pickup Truck was Shay Lloyd of Francisville.  She...
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Plymouth Man Arrested for Aggrevated Battery with Knife

September 13, 2010
Plymouth Man Arrested for Aggrevated Battery with Knife

On Saturday, September 11th the Plymouth Police Department received a report regarding an assault that had taken place outside the Dandelion Bar on West LaPorte Street in Plymouth.  The report was received at 2:13 a.m. When police arrived on the scene they found the suspect being restrained.  Officers were informed that and the stabbing...
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U.S. 30 Lane Restrictions for Marshall County Resurface Project

September 13, 2010
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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces lane restrictions on U.S. 30 between State Road 17 (S.R. 17) and State Road 19 (S.R. 19) beginning Tuesday evening, September 14. Crews will resurface the highway between 5 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily; however, the work schedule is subject to change in the event of inclement...
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September is National Preparedness Month

September 13, 2010
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Marshall County EMA Director, Clyde Avery is promoting National Preparedness Month.  He said, “Disasters can occur at anytime, anywhere, with no or very little warning. That’s why preparedness is so important.”  As a part of FEMA’s Ready Campaign, the entire month of September has been designated as National Preparedness Month throughout the country.  This...
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HEALTH OFFICIALS REPORT DANGER OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN MARSHALL COUNTY

September 13, 2010
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Marshall County Health Officials announced that mosquitoes captured in Marshall County have tested positive for West Nile Virus.  West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in 32 counties across the state.    “As people are out enjoying the warm weather, I want them to be aware of this risk for infection with West...
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County Council Meeting and 2011 Budget Adoption Scheduled for Monday

September 13, 2010
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Monday morning the Marshall County Council will begin the process of making the necessary reductions to the 2011 budget.  The Council did not make any reductions at the budget hearings in August, so the reductions will be made at Monday’s meeting.  It was estimated that $387,000 needs to be cut from the $10.3 million...
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Plymouth School Board To Consider 2011 Budgets

September 13, 2010
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A meeting of the Plymouth School Board has been set for September 16 at the Administration Board Room on Berkley Street. Agenda items include the appointments of a number of paid and volunteer sports coaches and the Plymouth High School junior class sponsor. Business transactions include: The consideration of the 2011 budget, 2011 Capital...
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Benches at Amphitheater to be Relocated

September 13, 2010
Benches at Amphitheater to be Relocated

This month members of the Plymouth Park Board discussed the permanent benches at the Amphitheater. The facilities committee has been approached by several people to have the wooden benches at the front of the stage removed.  Several of the performers have said they felt like the benches are a barrier between them and the...
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Women Advisory Group Holds Networking Event

September 13, 2010
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The newly formed Women Advisory Group held a networking event on Saturday night with a wine and cheese reception. The event was held at the Midas Center at 100 W. Garro Street in Plymouth. The group was created by four professional women in the area to encourage women entrepreneurs in their careers through sharing,...
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City Meetings are Scheduled for Monday Evening

September 13, 2010
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Members of the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety and City Council will meet Monday evening in separate meetings. The Board of Public Works and Safety meeting begins at 6 p.m. with reports from various department heads.  Police Chief Jim Cox will seek approval to begin the hiring process for a new officer...
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SJRMC/Plymouth Spicing Up Food Services with Unique Initiatives

September 13, 2010
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It’s been four weeks since Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center/Plymouth introduced “At Your Request,” (AYR) room service dining and patients have been enjoying the enhanced care and convenience. “We’ve been planning for this for about a year and this is one of the smoother launches I’ve been involved with,” said Michael Fredericks, SJRMC/Plymouth’s Director...
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County Officer Investigates Crash at US 30 & Beech Road

September 13, 2010
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Friday morning Officer Rick Kanarr with the Sheriff’s Department investigated a three vehicle crash on US 30 at Beech Road.  A 9-1-1 call at 11:05 a.m. send emergency crews to the intersection where 27 year old Andrew J. Cook of Etna Green had attempted to cross south bound over US 30 in a 2000...
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Sandi Allen of Fitness Forum Earns USA Triathlon Coach Certification

September 13, 2010
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Fitness Forum Sports and Wellness at the LifePlex is proud to announce that one of their very own is a Certified USA Triathlon Coach! Joining a handful of certified trainers in the Midwest is Sandi Allen! Sandi has been with Fitness Forum Sports and Wellness at LifePLex since before the new facility was opened. Sandi, currently the Aquatics Director, has...
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