Two Arrested after Traffic Stop

Crystal Williams
Joseph Bihlmayer

Two Knox residents were arrested overnight Friday after a traffic stop in the area of Rose Road and Lincoln Highway in Marshall County.

Marshall County Police say a K9 searched the 2006 Kia passenger vehicle and indicated the presence of narcotics. Officers reportedly found two used syringes under the passenger seat, plus 3.5 grams of heroin hidden underneath the floor carpeting on the driver’s side. Other items of drug paraphernalia were also allegedly collected.

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Culver Man Arrested on Suspicion of Auto Theft

Ronald Bryan Finchum

A Culver man was arrested Wednesday after Marshall County police received a call about an apparent car theft from a residence in the 7,000 block of 11A Road.

An officer with the Bourbon Police Department conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle reportedly matching the description of the stolen vehicle. During the course of the investigation, police reportedly found 58-year-old Ronald Bryan Finchum in possession of methamphetamine.

Finchum was booked into the Marshall County Jail on preliminary felony charges of auto theft and possession of methamphetamine.

Plymouth Man Dies in Marshall County Accident

The driver of a moped died after colliding with a pick-up in a Thursday afternoon accident in Marshall County.

Marshall County police say Danial Osborn, of Plymouth, was traveling north on State Road 17 on his moped and negotiating the curve at Sycamore Road at 2:51 p.m. when Dale Leiter, of Plymouth, was attempting to turn onto Sycamore Road in a Ford Ranger in front of Osborn and the pair collided.

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Shady Rest Committee to Meet Tuesday

Shady Rest Home

Marshall County Commissioner Kurt Garner reminded fellow Commissioners Kevin Overmyer and Mike Delp this week that the Shady Rest Committee will be meeting again on Tuesday to discuss a proposal for use of the county home on Lincoln Highway in Plymouth.

On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the committee heard a proposal from Ted Hayden and Gregg Erickson who have teamed up to provide information on a proposed addiction recovery service at the Shady Rest Home. The Shady Rest Committee felt their offer of these services would greatly impact the community in the most effective way. Continue reading

Bremen Oktoberfest Begins Today

The three-day event that attracts people from all over to the Town of Bremen begins today.

Oktoberfest starts at 5 p.m. this evening with a choice of shopping at different vendor booths or feasting at over a dozen food vendors available during this event that continues Saturday and Sunday. Many craft ales will be available for tasting. Unique contests await Oktoberfest attendees including the longboard race Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m .and the soap box derby race at 4 p.m. The bed race gets underway Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Oktoberfest concludes Sunday at 5 p.m. in downtown Bremen.

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Culver Fall Fest Begins Today

Fall is here and the Town of Culver is ready to celebrate the changing of the season and all of the fun this time of the year has to offer.

The Culver Fall Fest begins today with a special concert by the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tribute band at the corner of Main and Jefferson Streets in the evening. This is the first time the group has played in the area and the first concert since the passing of Tom Petty. Hear these hits as you’ve never have heard them before beginning at 8 p.m. ET tonight.

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Stellar Site Visit Today in Culver

The Town of Culver will welcome officials from the Stellar Communities Designation Program today for the official site visit. The town is a finalist in Division 2 in the Stellar Communities Designation Program.

Town Manager Jonathan Leist said today’s event will take several hours.

“We get about three hours to present information to the state review team that includes representatives from 14 different state agencies,” said Leist. “It’s our chance to bring the plan that we presented to them back in August to life. We’ll show them some of the sites where the projects would take place and sell them on Culver while they’re here.”

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John Glenn School Board Hold Public Hearing on Budget

The John Glenn School Board members held a public hearing on the 2018 budget on Tuesday night.

The 2018 budget estimate for all funds totals $17,730,462. The General Fund is just over $12,740,000 while the Capital Project Fund is estimated at $1,344,165. Officials told MAX 98.3 FM News that no major projects are anticipated in 2018, just maintenance on equipment, buildings and grounds. The Bus Replacement Plan is estimated at $300,000.

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Marshall County Auction Date Set

Marshall County Highway Administrator Laurie Baker informed the county commissioners this week about the county auction.

Baker said the auction will be Friday, Oct. 27 at 12:30 p.m. and will be handled by Ball Auction Service.

“We will need a commissioner representative there because we do have reserves on some of our equipment,” explained Baker. “We’ll need someone to yay or nay that day.” Continue reading

Apple Road Bridge Project Complete

The Marshall County Commissioners and highway department personnel did a final walk through of the Apple Road bridge project Tuesday afternoon. Highway Administrator Laurie Baker told the commissioners Monday that this will close out the project.

“Once all of the bills are in on that I can do my closeout on last year’s Community Crossings,” said Baker. “A rough estimate – I think we’re going to be over about $212,000. I don’t have my final bills so don’t hold me to that. It looks like we’ll be returning a little bit over $100,000 back to INDOT. We’ll still have $100,000 to work with for next year’s match.”

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Town of Argos to Move Forward with Economic Development

In the most recent edition of the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation Perspective newsletter, construction will begin soon on a manufacturing center in Argos.

According to officials, the Argos Manufacturing Center will be a customizable spec building in the town’s newly certified shovel-ready industrial park. Construction plans went before the Technical Review Committee on Sept. 13 and now a groundbreaking will be scheduled some time this month.

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John Glenn School Corporation Receives Lilly Grant

John Glenn School Board

The John Glenn School Corporation was recently awarded a $188,500 Lilly Endowment grant.

Superintendent Richard Reese explained to the school board Tuesday night that the grant will help with counseling services.

“This basically has to with us hiring another counselor, particularly K-8, to assist in career to work stuff,” said Reese. “This will give kids more of a feeling for what’s necessary to be successful in the workplace.”

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John Glenn School Board to Meet Tonight

John Glenn School Board

The John Glenn School Board will hold a public hearing on the 2018 budget when they meet tonight. The board members then plan to adopt the budget including the Capital Projects Plan and Bus Replacement Plan.

Reports from all of the building principals will be given along with information from Superintendent Richard Reese.

The John Glenn School Board will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the meeting room in the administration building.