Thomas Chamberlin Memorial Bridge Unveiled Friday Afternoon

The sun was shining down on Michigan Street in Plymouth Friday as Marshall County residents gathered together to celebrate the memory of former sheriff Tom Chamberlin with a bridge dedication in his honor.

Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter started out by giving personal thanks to the Chamberlin family for sharing Sheriff Tom with the community for as long as they did. Tom’s wife of 37 years Lea Ann was there with their three children, Rachel, Meredith and Tom Jr. Continue reading

Marshall County Council Discusses Health Educator Position

The Marshall County Council discussed adding full-time position for a health educator/emergency preparedness coordinator when they met this week.

Health Administrator Christine Stinson explained that the person in the department would assist in her department and with Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery. She said a local health maintenance fund grant along with the emergency preparedness grant will help fund this position with the rest coming from the health department’s budget.

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Rees Theater Project Gaining Ground

Exterior work on the Rees Theater has started, but more funding is needed before immediate repairs can be done before the winter season.

Brent Martin from the Wythougan Valley Preservation Council and architecture firm SRKM said the roof is bulging from the south side of the building. Immediate repair is also needed indoors as a portion of the ceiling collapsed on the auditorium floor. The repair is expected to cost around $120,000. While grant money won’t be available in time for this work to be complete before November, donations are being sought of any denomination. An account has been set up at gofundme.com/reestheatre for donations as a crowdfunding effort. When you make a donation, that notification can be shared on social media to alert other community members about the opportunity to give to a community landmark event. Continue reading

Bremen Businesses Apply for Façade Grants

Four businesses in downtown Bremen are actively seeking to apply for the town’s matching façade grant program.

Bremen Director of Operations Trend Weldy said the matching grants are $5,000. The business owners are getting contractors lined up for the proposed projects this fall. Weldy said 10 companies originally wanted to sign up for the program, but only four are actively going through all of the process to complete projects.

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Woman Arrested, After Marshall County Police Reportedly Find Meth in Culver-Area Home

A Marshall County narcotics investigation led to the arrest of a Culver woman Tuesday night. Officers with the Marshall County Police Department and the Marshall County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant around 11:40 p.m., at a home in the 16,000 block of 15B Road. Police say they found methamphetamine and paraphernalia in the home.

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Seven Arrested on Drug Charges

Seven people were arrested on Wednesday night after officers executed a search warrant at a home in the 100 block of Green Street in Plymouth.

As a result of a search of the home, Marshall County Drug Task Force officers along with officers from the Plymouth Police Department and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department filed charges of dealing marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance, and visiting a common nuisance.

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