Inmates Assist with Sandbag Needs in Marshall County

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.

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Culver Community Schools to Implement E-Learning Days in 2018-2019 School Year

Culver Community School students will be participating in e-Learning in next school year.

Superintendent Karen Shuman said that when school board members met on Monday, they approved the calendar for the 2018-2019 school year.

Shuman explained that the calendar has three E-Learning days built in, to allow students and teachers to get familiarized with the system. Continue reading

Culver Park Department to Adjust Hours of Operation

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.

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Flood Warning, Travel Advisory Issued in Marshall County

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.

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Commission, Council Presidents Urge Resolution to Empty Highway Positions

Marshall County Commissioners (L to R) Mike Delp, Kevin Overmyer, Kurt Garner

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.

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Culver Town Council to Research Use of Bank Building

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.

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Bourbon Town Council Approves Bid for Community Crossings Projects

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

Plymouth Man Arrested after Speeding from Police

Kyle Wickens

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.

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Triton School Board Discusses Technology Updates

Various technology updates were discussed during the Triton School Board meeting last week.

Members considered a quote for anti-virus software for the school corporation when they met on Monday. They unanimously approved a $28,000 quote from the company Barkly.

Technology Director Ted Fisher also informed the board that sixth grade students will soon be receiving new Google Chrome Books. Continue reading

Plymouth Street Department to Update Lighting

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.

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