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 →
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.
This Monday, for the first time since 1979, certain parts of the continental U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse and even though only a partial eclipse will be visible from Indiana, it is important to stay safe if you’re driving while the phenomenon occurs. AAA provides the following safety tips for people who may be operating a vehicle during the eclipse. Continue reading →
Marshall County Police are investigating an apparent burglary near Plymouth this week. Officers say it happened at Wheels Showcase and International RV on Lincoln Highway sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.
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 →
Today at 2 p.m. ET Mayor Mark Senter is set to recognize Thomas Chamberlin’s life long dedication to law enforcement and the community by renaming the Plymouth Michigan Street Bridge in his honor. Continue reading →
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.
Bremen Schools are talking of reinstating a program from the past that would benefit the community. During their meeting earlier this week, the Bremen School Board discussed the possibility of opening the building for community use on Sunday afternoons this coming winter. Continue reading →
The John Glenn Building Trades class is ready to take on another project this school year.
John Glenn School Board member Dennis Holland reported to the members Tuesday night that cement is being poured for a full basement at the site on Walnut Crossing just north of Walkerton. Students will be building a spec home.
Two requests to waive probationary pay for employees were discussed by the Marshall County Council this week.
Community Corrections Director Ward Byers requested waiver for a new case manager who comes to the department with a wealth of experience from Ohio. In addition, the case manager’s pay is based on a federal grant.
If you’re looking for something fun and family friendly to do this weekend, look no further than you local library. Community members are invited to attend Plymouth Public Library’s Creative Canvas event this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Eastern. Continue reading →
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.
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.