Plymouth Redevelopment Commission to Meet Tonight

Plymouth City Building

The Plymouth Redevelopment Commission members are expected to open bids for the city building renovation project when they meet tonight.

The project includes construction of improvements and expansion of the city office at 124 N. Michigan Street including the clerk-treasurer’s office, mayor’s office, city attorney’s office and the council chambers.

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John Glenn School Board to Meet Tonight

John Glenn School Board

The John Glenn School Board will meet tonight.

The school board members will be approving staff for the second session of summer school which began last week and approving textbook fees for all schools for the upcoming school year.

The board will also discuss a stipend for Interim Band Director Cathy Austin-Burnett and appoint a temporary maintenance director.

The John Glenn School Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the meeting room in the John Glenn Administration Building.

Child, Dog Owner Bitten in Dog Attack

A Knox boy was injured Thursday evening after being attacked by a dog at the Jellystone Campground in Plymouth.

After an investigation, Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies say the boy went to a neighbor’s lot when the dog bit him. The 10-year-old was transported to the hospital for the injuries he sustained in the incident. The owner of dog was also bitten when he attempted to assist in the attack, according to police. The owner refused medical assistance.

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Two Pedestrians Stuck by Vehicle

Two people were injured after being struck by a passenger vehicle on North Michigan Street in front of McDonald’s just after midnight on Saturday.

Plymouth police say 21-year-old Virginia Owens and 24-year-old Akashdeep Singh of Plymouth were walking across Michigan Street headed west and were struck by a southbound vehicle driven by Franxesca Dilone, 42, of Plymouth.

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Indiana Conservation Officers Investigate Accidental Drownings

Two boys lost their lives in an accidental drowning in Redinger Ditch in Argos on Sunday afternoon.

Indiana Conservation Officers were called to investigate the incident in the area of 20th Road and Gumwood Road around 2:30 p.m. Officers say several juveniles were playing in or around the ditch when one fell into the body of water and began to struggle. The other juveniles attempted to save the boy by linking together to form a human chain, but another boy fell into the water. Both boys, Mahlon Z. Martin, 13, and Kenneth Z. Martin, 12, drowned in the incident.

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Culver Redevelopment Commission to Consider Movie Theater Proposals

The Culver Redevelopment Commission’s meeting this evening will include discussions surrounding the possible purchase of the movie theater.

The town council last week voted to present the redevelopment commission members proposals for the theater from the Troyer Group and SRKM that include plans for a public meeting to gather comments on the uses for the theater, a preliminary project budget for outlaying the capital costs for repairs on the building, a structural engineering assessment of the building, and a basic outline for a business plan with annual expenses versus revenue expenses for whatever concept may occupy the building.

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Lake Maxinkuckee Amphitheater Plans Moving Forward

Now that most of the funds for the Lake Maxinkuckee Amphitheater have been gathered, officials can move forward with making the plan a reality.

Culver Town Manager Jonathan Leist told the town council last week that the plans for the construction phase of the project will be presented this week. Construction may begin in October of this year and be complete in April of 2018.

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Marshall County 4-H Fair Opens in Argos

The Marshall County 4-H Fair Association is ready to welcome you to this year’s county fair in Argos.

Livestock judging, horse and pony classes, 4-H Exhibit Building displays, Open Class Building displays, commercial exhibits, family activity area events, entertainment, the carnival, and food are some of the daily activities that await fairgoers.

The exhibit buildings are open from noon to 9 p.m. each day of the fair while the commercial building will be open from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for River Gate South Apartment Project

Officials will break ground on a new housing development that will include one, two and three bedroom units and nine condos in downtown Plymouth.

The River Gate South apartment project will be located along with historic Yellow River. It was proposed as a workforce housing need to help increase economic health and stability. Funding for the project was made available through the Regional Cities Initiative while the City of Plymouth committed funds seeing this as an opportunity to help advance the community.

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Marshall County Commissioners to Meet Today

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

The Marshall County Commissioners plan to approve two ordinances presented by Health Department Administrator Christine Stinson when they meet for their regular meeting this morning.

A public hearing was held on July 3 concerning the ordinance that outlines the change in the fee schedule for the health department. Another ordinance pertaining to well installation, maintenance and operations is also on the agenda. The well ordinance was approved on first reading at the last meeting as some questions about well caps need to be addressed before the ordinance can be formally approved. Those issues should be discussed today.

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State Road 23 Scheduled for Road Construction, Closure Planned

Crews from the Indiana Department of Transportation will perform chip seal work and fog seal operations on State Road 23 between Industrial Parkway in North Liberty and Tyler Road in Walkerton. That portion of the highway will be closed to through traffic on Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18. The work is dependent on the weather and it may be delayed if conditions aren’t conducive for construction work.

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Culver Community School Corporation Releases Registration Information

The administration and staff members at the Culver Community School Corporation are ready to welcome students for the 2017-2018 school year.

Registration for students in kindergarten through 12th grade is Tuesday, July 18 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET at the Middle/High School Media Center. Parents may pre-register online now by using the Harmony account. An application for free and reduced-price lunches may be completed during online registration, although paper applications will be available during registration. Income verification is required. For more information, call the corporation at (574) 842-3364.

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Dine Around and Concert in Plymouth Today

Discover Plymouth is inviting residents to “discover” a new type of fundraiser. Tonight is the Dine Around and Concert event in Plymouth from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The unique event gives you a choice of two dinner packages. Appetizers are from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at Reese’s Ribs (served at 101 S. Michigan Street) or Yolanda’s, entrees are from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at The Brass Rail or The Office, and desserts are offered 7:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. by Granny’s, La D’Zert Café, and French Press served at the Marshall County Historical Museum.

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Juvenile Arrested after Stabbing Incident

A juvenile was seriously injured in a stabbing incident in Plymouth Tuesday night.

Plymouth police say that a juvenile was cut by another juvenile while in the area of the Webster Center. The suspect was later found and taken into custody, but not before resisting officers in the process, according to a press release.

The victim was transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and later airlifted to a trauma center. The juvenile’s condition is unknown.

The suspect was placed in a juvenile detention facility. Police are seeking charges of battery with a deadly weapon and resisting law enforcement.

Marshall County Council Supports CASA Grant

The Executive Director of the Court Appointed Special Advocates organization, Chastity Keller, asked the Marshall County Council to approve a grant application.

She said the county matches the $9,868.80 grant with an in-kind match of 15 percent in the amount of $1,480.32 and a cash contribution worth $8,388.48. The county has already received information about the matches in the budget. Since the county has already appropriated the money, Keller just appeared before the council as a formality.

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Plymouth City Council Discusses Wetland Mitigation Easement

The Plymouth City Council received paperwork concerning Marshall County’s wetland mitigation project and easement. The plan has also been presented to the Plymouth Park Board for approval.

The wetlands area is located at the end of Plum Street and Walnut by the river. The area is part of the county’s Hickory Road bridge project.

Steve Knies from DLZ said the plan includes the planting of trees along with shrubs native to that area. The plan includes a list of over 1,000 native grasses and other vegetation that is included there.

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Bourbon Town Council Discusses Infrastructure Extension for New Development

The Bourbon Town Council received a request to extend utilities to a new Dollar General store on State Road 331 south of U.S. 30.

In order to install the infrastructure required to satisfy the needs of the facility, the town would need to get underneath State Road 331. The council agreed to investigate costs and discuss the issue further at a future meeting.

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