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AG Curtis Hill: Man Convicted of Killing Jill Behrman Should Stay in Prison

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November 7, 2019
AG Curtis Hill: Man Convicted of Killing Jill Behrman Should Stay in Prison

Attorney General Curtis Hill Wednesday issued the following statement on his decision to appeal a federal court’s order to release the man convicted of the 2000 murder of Indiana University freshman Jill Behrman: “Convicted murderers should stay in prison. “In this case, we’re talking about someone who shot to death a 19-year-old woman, robbing...
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Walorski, Davis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Transformation of Child Welfare Systems

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November 7, 2019
Walorski, Davis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Transformation of Child Welfare Systems

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Jackie Walorski, on Tuesday joined subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) in introducing bipartisan legislation to support the transformation of state child welfare systems across the country. They announced the Family First Transition Act as Walorski hosted...
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Young and Braun Announce $16 Million for I-65 Mobility and Access Project

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November 7, 2019
Young and Braun Announce $16 Million for I-65 Mobility and Access Project

Today, U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) announced that the Indiana Department of Transportation will be awarded a $16 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the I-65 Mobility and Access Project. The project aims to address the rising demand for...
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DNR Offers Free Admission to Veterans, Active-Duty Military, Nov. 11

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November 7, 2019
DNR Offers Free Admission to Veterans, Active-Duty Military, Nov. 11

All veterans and active-duty military personnel, and everyone in their vehicle, will be admitted free to DNR state parks, reservoir properties, state forest recreation areas and state off-road vehicle riding areas on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. This includes admission to Falls of the Ohio State Park’s Interpretive Center. “We appreciate the sacrifices and service...
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Yarn & textile Shop to Open in Plymouth Next May

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November 6, 2019
Yarn & textile Shop to Open in Plymouth Next May

A new yarn and textile shop with a retail gift area will open in May 2020 thanks to the actions of the Plymouth Board of Zoning Appeals. Susan Kessler, a retires school teacher from South Bend was seeking a Variance of Use to open a retail shop at 825 North Center Street.  The variance...
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Plymouth School Board Approves Raises for Teachers, Certified Staff & Administrators

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November 6, 2019
Plymouth School Board Approves Raises for Teachers, Certified Staff & Administrators

Tuesday evening the Plymouth School Board ratified the Master Contract between the school and the teaching staff. The initial base salary for a beginning teacher was set at $37,000 with additional amounts being added for years of experience.   A teacher with up to 18 plus years of experience would make $56,500.  The superintendent does...
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Friday’s Crash at U.S. 30 & Fir Road was Fatal

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November 6, 2019
Friday’s Crash at U.S. 30 & Fir Road was Fatal

A Mishawaka man died in the crash at US 30 and Fir Road Friday morning, November 1st. At approximately 9:30 the Marshall County Sheriff`s Department received several 911 calls in regards to the crash.   A preliminary investigation by Patrolman Matt Brown revealed a southbound Toyota Rav 4 driven by 48 year old Kevin M....
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Marshall County Coroner Releases Autopsy Results on Fire Fatality

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November 6, 2019
Marshall County Coroner Releases Autopsy Results on Fire Fatality

Marshall County Coroner, John Grolich released the results of the autopsy of the Culver man who died last Friday in a fire. Emergency responders were dispatched to 20715 West 19B Road on Friday, November 1st about 3 p.m. after a home health nurse entered the front door and reported that a fire had occurred...
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Work at LJH on Schedule

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November 6, 2019

Construction on the new Lincoln Junior High School building is still on schedule according to Derek Anderson of Skillman Corporation. Tuesday evening Anderson told the Plymouth School Board that they expect to be shifting students desks along with other equipment to the new building by the end of March or early April, 2020. He...
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28% Voter Turn-Out

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November 6, 2019
28% Voter Turn-Out

The municipal elections in Marshall County on Tuesday, November 5th had a 28.51% voter turnout. According to the Election Summary Report a total of 1686 citizens voted on Election Day.  There were a total of 186 paper absentee ballots and 338 walk-in absentee voters.  The total public count was 2,210 voters who took the...
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Donato Receives Senate Committee Assignments

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November 6, 2019
Donato Receives Senate Committee Assignments

State Senator Stacey Donato (R-Logansport) has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) to serve on five committees during the 121st Indiana General Assembly. Donato will serve on the Senate Committees on Commerce and Technology; Education and Career Development; Elections; Family and Child Services; and Utilities. “I look forward to serving...
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Indiana GOP Establishes All-Time Record With 70 Mayoral Wins

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November 6, 2019
Indiana GOP Establishes All-Time Record With 70 Mayoral Wins

The Indiana Republican Party achieved a new record in this year’s municipal elections, ending the 2019 cycle with 70 Republican mayors throughout Indiana. This involved flipping 19 mayoral offices, including those in traditional Democrat strongholds Kokomo, Muncie, Logansport and Michigan City. Republicans now hold 23 more mayoral offices than Democrats, another record. “It was...
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Young Denounces Far Left’s Medicare-For-All and Public Option Healthcare Proposals

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November 6, 2019
Young Denounces Far Left’s Medicare-For-All and Public Option Healthcare Proposals

U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) Tuesday spoke about the far-left’s one-size-fits-all healthcare proposals, including Senator Elizabeth Warren’s $52 trillion Medicare-for-all proposal, which has been dubbed a “fiscal and health-care fantasy.” Senator Young made the following remarks: “Well it’s becoming increasingly known that every major Democratic Presidential candidate – every candidate who is perceived at...
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Line Dance Classes At Miller’s

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November 6, 2019
Line Dance Classes At Miller’s

Bev Carpenter of Rochester began teaching Ultra Beginner Line Dance Classes at Miller’s Assisted Living Facility Monday evening, November 4th.  The classes are labeled “ultra beginner” because they are designed for those who have never line danced before.  The classes will occur every Monday evening from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.   During the first...
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City of Plymouth Election Results

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November 5, 2019
City of Plymouth Election Results

The 2019 Municipal Elections had some close races and there will be some new faces in the City of Plymouth come 2020. The mayor’s race was decided by 85 votes.   Incumbent Mayor, Mark Senter will get his fourth term with 809 votes while his Democratic challenger Josh Walker gathered up 724 votes. Republican incumbent...
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Solid Waste Board of Directors Approve Solar Project

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November 5, 2019
Solid Waste Board of Directors Approve Solar Project

Marshall County Solid Waste is going solar. During Monday’s Board of Directors meeting, Executive Director Marianne Peters presented members with three bids to put solar arrays on the property and use the electricity generated to operate the Recycle Depot and the main office building. Adam Theda a member of the Solid Waste Citizens Advisory...
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Plymouth Teen Arrested In PHS Parking Lot on Multiple Charges

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November 5, 2019
Plymouth Teen Arrested In PHS Parking Lot on Multiple Charges

Plymouth Police arrested an 18 year old Plymouth teen in the Plymouth High School Parking lot Tuesday morning. Corporal Bridget Hite attempted to stop a vehicle that was driving recklessly in the high school parking lot about 7:50 in the morning.  The vehicle refused to stop and a short pursuit took place.  At the...
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Plymouth Plan Commission and BZA Meeting Wednesday Evening

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November 5, 2019
Plymouth Plan Commission and BZA Meeting Wednesday Evening

The Plymouth Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals will meet Wednesday evening in the council chamber of City Hall.  The meeting was moved from Tuesday evening due to the municipal elections. The Plan Commission meets at 7 p.m. and has two cases to hear.  The Plymouth Knights of Columbus Club at 901 Columbus...
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Municipal Election Results for Towns in Marshall County

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November 5, 2019
Municipal Election Results for Towns in Marshall County

Municipal Election result in Marshall County not only included many raced in Plymouth, it also included races in the towns of Bourbon, Culver and LaPaz. In Bourbon the only race was for the Clerk Treasurers position.  Democrat incumbent Kim Berger will serve another term by gathering near 72% of the vote.  Berger received 257...
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LJH Discusses Move to New Building with Plymouth School Board

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November 5, 2019
LJH Discusses Move to New Building with Plymouth School Board

During the November 5th meeting of the Plymouth School Board,  board members viewed a video presentation featuring students, teachers and administrators from Lincoln Junior High. The video showed plans for moving from the current building into the new building being constructed. On hand at the meeting to answer questions were teachers Rachel Anders and...
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