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Governor Holcomb Announces Results Of Increased School Bus Safety Patrols

February 19, 2021
Governor Holcomb Announces Results Of Increased School Bus Safety Patrols

Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced Thursday the results of the increased school bus safety patrols that were conducted last fall by Indiana law enforcement agencies. During the two-month mobilization, officers issued a total of 1,553 warnings and 1,701 citations. Of those, 201 were for stop-arm violations. The extra patrols were funded by the National...
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Indiana Venture Capital Deals Soar Despite Pandemic

February 19, 2021
Indiana Venture Capital Deals Soar Despite Pandemic

Venture capital deals in Indiana increased 19% in 2020 despite challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the 2020 Indiana Venture Report released today by Elevate Ventures. Indiana generated 160 deals in 2020 compared to 134 in 2019. Most were in the pre-seed category of $500,000 or less, more than doubling to 100 from...
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Walorski Renews Concerns Over IRS Backlog

February 19, 2021
Walorski Renews Concerns Over IRS Backlog

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) renewed concerns over the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) backlog of 11 million unprocessed tax returns and 1.3 million pieces of unopened mail as the new filing season begins. Congresswoman Walorski joined Republican members of the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee in sending a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig...
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City Council to Conduct Public Hearings for Additional Appropriations for Aquatic Center and Foot Bridge

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February 18, 2021
City Council to Conduct Public Hearings for Additional Appropriations for Aquatic Center and Foot Bridge

The Plymouth City Council will conduct a public hearing for two additional appropriation requests during their meeting on Monday, February 22nd.  The meeting will be held in the second floor Council Chambers of City Hall at 6:30 P.M.  Those attending should enter through the Garro Street door and go to the second floor.  Masks...
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Redevelopment Commission Updated on TIF Projects

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February 18, 2021
Redevelopment Commission Updated on TIF Projects

Members of the Plymouth Redevelopment Commission met Tuesday evening in a zoom meeting format.  The first order of business was swearing all members into office.  Members only serve 1-year terms and include Craig Hopple, Nancy Felde, Billy Ellinger, Mike Miley and Tom Pedavoli.  Melissa Christiansen is the non-voting school board member of the commission....
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Yellow River Commissioner to Present Erosion Plan

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February 18, 2021
Yellow River Commissioner to Present Erosion Plan

The Kankakee River Basin and Yellow River Basin Development Commission soon intends to present to the Marshall County Drainage Board its plans to reconstruct severely eroding Yellow Riverbanks.  Since portions of the work is intended to take place on the Commissioner’s easement on citizens property, Scott Pelath, Executive Director of the Basin Commission is...
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United Way ALICE Survey for Struggling Families

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February 18, 2021
United Way ALICE Survey for Struggling Families

United Way of Marshall County is joining United Ways across Indiana to conduct a survey to help better identify local needs and provide community resources to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a short survey that residents can fill-out by the March 5th deadline.  Linda Yoder, Executive Director of United Way of Marshall County...
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Approval Of Extended Hours For Tax Collection

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February 18, 2021
Approval Of Extended Hours For Tax Collection

The Marshall County Treasurer’s Office received approval from the County Commissioners Monday to extend office hours during spring and fall tax collection. During spring collection, due May 10th the hours will be extended on Friday, May 7th from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., Saturday, May 8th from 9:00 A.M. till noon and Monday, May...
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Mayor Encourages Residence To Shovel Sidewalks

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February 18, 2021
Mayor Encourages Residence To Shovel Sidewalks

Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter is urging citizens and businesses to be mindful of the city ordinance about keeping the sidewalk cleared of snow. The city’s ordinance states, “It shall be the duty of every owner, lessee or occupant of any premises abutting or bordering upon any street in the city to remove, all snow...
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Thursday:Indiana Department Of Health Update

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February 18, 2021
Thursday:Indiana  Department Of Health Update

The Indiana Department of Health announced Thursday that 786 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 652,210 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard. The Indiana Department of Health shows Marshall...
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Holcomb Signs Legislation Providing COVID Liability Protections

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February 18, 2021
Holcomb Signs Legislation Providing COVID Liability Protections

Governor Eric J. Holcomb offered the following statement after signing Senate Enrolled Act 1, which provides businesses and schools with COVID liability protections. “The pandemic has affected Hoosier businesses, schools and others in ways no one could have foreseen just one year ago. To aid in the state’s recovery, I made providing assurances that...
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Housing Coalition: General Assembly Leadership Must Bring Solution To Fix Newly-Enacted SEA 148

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February 18, 2021
Housing Coalition: General Assembly Leadership Must Bring Solution To Fix Newly-Enacted SEA 148

The Hoosier Housing Needs Coalition is disappointed that the General Assembly has completed the override of Governor Holcomb’s veto of SEA 148 without input from stakeholders who advocate on behalf of the 30% of Hoosiers who rent their homes and without a plan to mitigate the immediate and long-term damage it will create. The...
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State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell Promotes Virtual Event To Support Local Governments

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February 18, 2021
State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell Promotes Virtual Event To Support Local Governments

State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell is pleased to announce the Indiana Bond Bank will be hosting the third annual Flipping Finance Challenge event, offered virtually on Friday, February 26-27. Flipping Finance Challenge: The Board Game brings together coders, designers, marketers, entrepreneurs, students, and civically engaged individuals to participate in developing solutions to select local challenges....
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ARGOS FIRE TERRITORY MEETING #2

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February 18, 2021
ARGOS FIRE TERRITORY MEETING #2

The second meeting concerning the formation of the Argos Fire Territory is scheduled for 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 18, 2021. The meeting can be attended virtually by visiting the following link: https://bakertilly.zoom.us/j/97910091168?pwd=UzFQSEJML3B2NmV4Y0diSC9wSzNKQT09
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Plymouth Police Seeking Public’s Help In Missing Juvenile Alayna Stamper

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February 18, 2021
Plymouth Police Seeking Public’s Help In Missing Juvenile Alayna Stamper

The Plymouth Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating missing/runaway juvenile, 16 year old Alayna Stamper. Alayna was last seen on Wednesday, February 3rd at approximately 1:00 A.M. Alayna is 5’2 and 115 lbs with shoulder length black hair, hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a black hoodie, jeans, and brown...
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Commissioners Asked to Designate County as Second Amendment Sanctuary

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February 17, 2021
Commissioners Asked to Designate County as Second Amendment Sanctuary

Don Nunemaker Jr. of Plymouth addressed the Marshall County Commissioners during the public commend portion of their meeting on Monday with what he called a “touchy subject”.  He asked the commissioners to consider designating the county as a Second Amendment sanctuary. A Second Amendment sanctuary, also known as a gun sanctuary, is a state, county...
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House of Representatives Approve Bill for Marshall County Jail

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February 17, 2021
House of Representatives Approve Bill for Marshall County Jail

Indiana House Bill 1271 titled Department of Local Government Finance passed the Indiana House of Representatives Tuesday evening by a vote of 86 to 11.  It now moves over to the Senate for consideration. This bill was originally authored by Representative Daniel Leonard and is where the bill authored by Representative Jack Jordan for...
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Commissioners Approve Additional HVAC Unit for Court Hallway

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February 17, 2021
Commissioners Approve Additional HVAC Unit for Court Hallway

Doug Masterson, Head of the County’s Building and Grounds Department presented the Commissioners with an additional quote from Dynamic Mechanical Services to take care of the heating and cooling issues for the fourth court. During their first meeting in February Masterson presented a quote of $31,336 to replace a 1988 air handler on the...
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City Dog Tag Deadline March 1st

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February 17, 2021
City Dog Tag Deadline March 1st

Citizens who live inside the Plymouth city limits and own a dog will be in violation if they don’t purchase a dog tag from the city office by March 1st. Each year between January 1st and March 1st dog owners within the city limits of Plymouth are required to register their dog and receive...
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Young: East Chicago Lead Issue Must Never Happen Again

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February 17, 2021
Young: East Chicago Lead Issue Must Never Happen Again

Following a Washington Post report today regarding the West Calumet Housing Complex, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) condemned the decades of failure in East Chicago and reissued a charge for the federal government step up in fighting lead contamination. The Washington Post cites an inspector general report that says the U.S. Department of Housing...
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