Flood warnings continue throughout the local area, and some rivers could reach record levels in the coming days. In Plymouth, the Yellow River is already above major flood stage, according to the National Weather Service. It’s expected to rise to 18 feet on Thursday, surpassing a record set in 1954.
According to Marshall County Emergency Management representatives, a Warning Level Travel advisory has been implemented for the entire county due to roads that have been washed out by the heavy rain and flooding.
As a result, the Marshall County Courthouse and County Building are closed today. Continue reading →
Inmates at the Marshall County Jail assisted community members in need of sandbags on Tuesday.
Marshall County Sheriff Matt Hassel and officers transported inmates to the Marshall County Highway Department where the trustees worked to fill hundreds of sandbags for area residents to deter the threat of flooding. The inmates were under the supervision of Marshall County Community Corrections Field Officers.
The Indiana Department of Transportation awarded the City of Plymouth with funds to restore the historic LaPorte Street Footbridge.
According to city officials, the downtown landmark will be reconstructed with a new bridge deck and railing, repair of the superstructure and substructure, full cleaning and painting of all components, and new ADA accessible approaches.
Hours of operation at the Culver Beach will change this summer.
Park Superintendent Anna Campbell Nowalk told the Culver Town Council last week that people want to get out on Lake Maxinkuckee in the morning when the water is calm. The extra activities with additional rentals plus activity with the sailing group left the staff struggling to keep up with visitors first thing in the morning.
Marshall County is under a flood warning and a watch level travel advisory.
Marshall County EMA Director Clyde Avery says the Yellow River and Tippecanoe River are expected to crest later this week well above Major Flood Stage. The Yellow River is expected to crest at 16.4 feet by 7 a.m. on Thursday and the Tippecanoe River is expected to crest at 14 feet by 7 a.m. on Saturday. Avery says residents can expect flooding of urban areas and small streams, ditches and creeks.
Marshall County Commissioner Kevin Overmyer would like to see a resolution to the unfilled positions at the highway department.
He explained to fellow Commissioners Mike Delp and Kurt Garner Monday morning that the assistant clerk position needs to be filled as well as the county engineer position. He stated that the person who is currently doing the work of two clerks is up to 75 hours of comp time since Jan. 1. He mentioned that Highway Supervisor Jason Peters is at 80 hours of overtime.
A task force will come together to research the possibility of utilizing space inside the First Farmers Bank and Trust building on Main Street in Culver.
The Culver Town Council members, along with officials from the Culver Redevelopment Commission, Marshall County Economic Development Corporation and Utility Superintendent Bob Porter previously toured the building and thought there may be a benefit to using the space.
The certified bid tabulation for Bourbon’s Community Crossings Grant was presented at last Tuesday’s town council meeting.
Joshua Padgett from the architecture and engineering firm Jones, Petrie, Rafinksi presented four bids to council members. The bids came from the companies Phend & Brown Inc, E&B Paving, Rieth-Riley Construction and Niblock Excavating. Continue reading →
A Plymouth man was arrested early Saturday morning after speeding on U.S. 30 in Marshall County.
Marshall County police say 29-year-old Kyle Wickens was traveling at 97 mph near Gumwood Road when an officer initiated a traffic stop. The officer was trying to catch up to Wickens’ vehicle but Wickens reportedly increased his speed. According to the report, the officer traveled in excess of 125 mph close to King Road.
The Plymouth Street Department’s main building and cold storage will get a lighting upgrade.
Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt told the Plymouth City Council members last week that they are no longer able to find the fluorescent bulbs for the building at a reasonable rate. A light survey was done by the members of the company who completed other lighting projects for other city buildings. It was determined that the fixtures to accommodate LED lighting would cost nearly $30,000. The street department crew will install the fixtures.