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Gov. Pence Directs Flags to be Flown at Half-staff in Indiana

March 3, 2015
Gov. Pence Directs Flags to be Flown at Half-staff in Indiana

Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities statewide to be flown at half-staff in honor of Father Theodore Hesburgh, whose leadership, wisdom and vision on matters of human and civil rights, education, and diplomacy helped to better this nation and our world. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day...
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Marshall County Lowers Travel Advisory

March 3, 2015
Marshall County Lowers Travel Advisory

The Marshall County Commissioners have lowered the travel advisory.  The “Watch” level travel advisory has been lowered back to an “Advisory” level although icy patches may still cause problems. Temperatures have warmed, but some secondary roads may still be slick in spots. Be mindful of potential icy patches, reduce your speed, and leave plenty...
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Widespread Freezing Rain and Sleet, Expect Slick Conditions

March 3, 2015
Widespread Freezing Rain and Sleet, Expect Slick Conditions

Drivers across INDOT’s entire Northwest and North-central District should expect to encounter slick conditions on the roads all morning and through the afternoon today. Widespread freezing rain, sleet, and snow have blanketed all 13 counties in our district since early this morning. INDOT has 120+ plow/salt crews on the roads right now, but these...
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Updated School delays and closing for Tuesday

March 3, 2015
Updated School delays and closing for Tuesday

Argos Community Schools CLOSED Faith Baptist Academy  2-hour DELAY Plymouth Community School & St. Michael CLOSED Marshall Starke Development Center 1-hour transportation delay except local Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. CLOSED Johns Glenn School Corp. CLOSED Culver Community Schools CLOSED E-learning Day implemented Grace Baptist Christian School CLOSED Union North United Schools 2-hour DELAY Leapin...
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Beer Tasting Approved for Blazin’ BBQ & Bluegrass

March 3, 2015
Beer Tasting Approved for Blazin’ BBQ & Bluegrass

This year’s Blazin’ BBQ and Bluegrass Cook-Off in Centennial Park is planned for September 18th and 19th.  This is the third year for the Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned cook off contest that has been proclaimed by the governor as an Indiana State Championship contest.   Winning teams from the competition are eligible to compete...
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4th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Dash March 14th

March 3, 2015
4th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Dash March 14th

The 4th annual St. Paddy’s DAY Dash a 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, March 14 at Plymouth High School. This year, race coordinator’s are seeking to raise funds to advance access to compassionate care for cancer patients throughout Marshall County. Aimee Portteus, Director of Guidance at PHS and a current breast cancer...
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Judge Colvin Presents $150,000 Video Conferencing Upgrade

March 3, 2015
Judge Colvin Presents $150,000 Video Conferencing Upgrade

Marshall Superior Court Judge Dean Colvin approached the County Commissioners this week with a project to upgrade and refresh communication equipment for Superior Court I and II and the County Jail for the video conferencing equipment used between the Court House and the Jail. For several years video conferencing has been used to alleviate...
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Plymouth Schools Discuss Graduation Rates

March 2, 2015
Plymouth Schools Discuss Graduation Rates

Area educators understand the need for students to have a high school diploma and have a number of ongoing programs to keep students on the right path to graduation. The IDOE (Indiana Department of Education) released the graduation rates for the 2013-2014 school year last week. Overall, Indiana’s graduation rose from 88.6 to 89.9...
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What Area Schools are Accrediting Increased Graduation Rates To

March 2, 2015
What Area Schools are Accrediting Increased Graduation Rates To

Brett Berndt, principal at Culver High School, listed his three major reasons for the school’s high graduation rate including credit recovery, dual credit, and vocational classes.  All of the Marshall County schools use credit recovery that uses online course work where students can get the needed credits to graduate. Berndt said, “Credit Recovery allows...
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Advisory: “Watch” level travel Advisory Implemented in Anticipation of the Mixed Precipitation

March 2, 2015
Advisory:  “Watch” level travel Advisory Implemented in Anticipation of the Mixed Precipitation

In anticipation of the mixed snow, sleet, and freezing rain, forecast by the National Weather Service for early tomorrow morning, Marshall County will be upgrading from the current “Advisory” level travel advisory status to a “Watch” level travel advisory. A “Watch” level travel advisory indicates that conditions are threatening to the safety of the...
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