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Ad Hock Committee Looks at County’s Unsafe Building Ordinance

February 11, 2015
Ad Hock Committee Looks at County’s Unsafe Building Ordinance

An ad hock county committee met Wednesday morning to discuss issues with unsafe buildings. Commissioner Deb Griewank, Councilwoman Judy Stone, Building Inspector Chuck DeWitt, Plan Director Ralph Booker, Health Board member Michele Livinghouse and Wes Burden from the Health Department discussed issues with homes that are uninhabitable, unsightly or unsafe. Currently the county operates...
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Annual Report on County Building Permits

February 11, 2015
Annual Report on County Building Permits

Ralph Booker recently presented the 2014 annual report to the County Plan Commission and BZA. Permit activity was up in 2014 with 520 permits issued including 117 electrical permits.  This was a significant increase from 2013 with 440.  The value of the permits increased from $13,448,000 in 2013 up to $37,331,000 last year.  Building...
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College Goal Sunday February 22nd

February 11, 2015
College Goal Sunday February 22nd

Financial aid professionals from Ancilla College will be volunteering at Plymouth High School to help college-bound seniors and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday, set for 2 p.m. February 22. The free program is designed to assist Indiana students seeking undergraduate admission to a college or technical school in 2015 in filing the...
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Tri-Star Basketball Contest Next Sunday

February 11, 2015
Tri-Star Basketball Contest Next Sunday

The Plymouth Optimist Club will be hosting their annual Tri-Star Basketball Contest Sunday, February 22nd in the gym at Lincoln Junior High in Plymouth.  Originally scheduled for February 1st, the winter storm postponed the vent. Tri-Star use to be call the dribble, pass and shoot contest and is an Optimist International sponsored event.  The competition will...
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Triton Elementary Science Fair Winners

February 11, 2015
Triton Elementary Science Fair Winners

Triton Elementary School held its annual Science Fair on February 6th. Students were judged by a Bethel College professor and Bethel education students. Triton Elementary Science Fair is for students in grades 4, 5 and 6. Science fair projects were required to be grounded in scientific thought and be creative. There were 15 medals...
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Another Winter Weather Advisory for Tonight and Thursday

February 11, 2015
Another Winter Weather Advisory for Tonight and Thursday

Marshall County Emergency Management Director, Clyde Avery passed along another weather warning from the National Weather Service Wednesday morning. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for LaPorte, St. Joseph, Marshall, and Starke counties in Indiana for tonight and Thursday. Accumulations are expected to be 3 to 7 inches in this area with the heaviest...
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County Election Board Reviews Municipal Primary Candidates

February 11, 2015
County Election Board Reviews Municipal Primary Candidates

Marshall County Clerk Deb VanDeMark and Voter Registration Deputy Donna Pontius presented the 2015 municipal primary candidates report to members of the County Election Board Tuesday morning. Both parties, the republicans and democrats will have primaries this May in Plymouth. The democrats have two candidates for mayor, Rex Crump and Anthony “Tony” Gamble while...
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Historic Preservation Commission Recommends Ordinance Approval

February 11, 2015
Historic Preservation Commission Recommends Ordinance Approval

Mike Delp, Duane Culp and Mike Miley were appointed by Mayor Mark Senter to the new Historic Preservation Commission during the Plymouth Common Council meeting this week.  The commission then reviewed an ordinance to establish the Beyler-Volpert Historic District. The building currently owned by Jim Vinall and Brian VanDyne was the former site of...
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2014 County Food Sanitation Report

February 11, 2015
2014 County Food Sanitation Report

The 2014 Annual Report for the Marshall County Health Department was presented to board members this week. Dean Schmidlapp, the county’s only full time environmentalist reported on the Food Sanitation Program and funding for this position is supplemented by the State of Indiana through Local Health Maintenance. There are approximately 230 retail food establishments...
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January Monthly Report for Plymouth Police

February 11, 2015
January Monthly Report for Plymouth Police

Plymouth Police Chief Dave Bacon presented his monthly report to the Board of Public Works and Safety Monday evening.  The report details the activities during January. There were at total of 619 calls for information 249 complaints, 144 9-1-1 calls and 230 residential security checks.  Plymouth officers responded to 42 alarms last month, checked...
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