The Culver Town Council and the Stellar Communities Committee have made some focus changes to the plans for this year’s application.
Town Manager Jonathan Leist told the council members Tuesday night that the committee revisited the proposed lighter, quicker and cheaper project. The committee has decided to go with five or six-foot letters that spell C-U-L-V-E-R rather than the historic story walk as that particular project. Utility Superintendent Bob Porter is researching the cost for this project, but Leist believes it will fall within the $5,000 requirement for that part of the application.
Two Indiana State Police Troopers were honored during the spring awards ceremony in Indianapolis on Friday.
Trooper Jonathan Price was the recipient of the Trooper of The District award for the Bremen Post for the second year in a row. In 2016, Price made 421 criminal arrests, 134 felony arrests, and worked on 116 incident reports. He also issued 1,242 traffic tickets and made 28 operating a vehicle while intoxicated arrests. In addition to these honors, Trooper Price was recently given the OWI award for the Elkhart County Drug-Free Partnership for the third consecutive year.
A Mishawaka man was arrested in Marshall County on Saturday night after a death investigation.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a deceased man inside a home on Del-lo-me Lane in Plymouth. Jonathon McNeely of Indianapolis was identified as the man found dead and police say he died from a drug overdose.
A Kokomo man was arrested following a struggle with Plymouth police officers.
The officers were called to the area of North Michigan Street and Plymouth-Goshen Trail shortly after 3 a.m. on Tuesday after receiving information that a woman was screaming for help and being held against her will.
Officers from the Plymouth Police Department are warning residents of a phone scam involving satellite service.
On Friday, a caller informed police that a scam artist is telling victims that a software upgrade is available for purchase for current programming. When the victim attempted to call the number given by the “company”, it was discovered that the number is not affiliated with any type of satellite service.
Plymouth police officers urge residents to direct any questions about current, active satellite service to their service provider.
The Plymouth City Council approved two ordinances on second and third reading on Monday night.
City Attorney Sean Surrisi explained that one ordinance pertains to wages and disbursement of those wages to the fire department.
“This is to accomplish the changes for the increase in the payment for the volunteer fire department raising the amount from $12 to $15 per call,” commented Surrisi. “Recently, there’s been a change in the city’s policy of making one lump payment for all of the volunteers had been in December to making those payments monthly. This reflects that change as well.”
The Culver Town Council will hold a work session tonight to discuss the housing project for the Stellar Communities grant. It is just one of many aspects the council is looking at to include in the letter of intent which is due on Friday, April 28.
Several lighter, quicker and cheaper projects will also be included. A story walk and the installation of recycled benches along a proposed bike trail will be listed within the town’s goals for the application.
An informational meeting to help educate the public on immigration in support of the Latino population is set for this week.
According to Jim Smart, who is helping to organize this event, the hope is to help bridge the gap to help those in the community.
“We’re trying to open it up the community so they have a better understanding of what immigration is,” said Smart. “Further on down the line maybe we can provide services such as English as a second language, tutoring and citizenship for those who are in need.”
Two people were arrested in the early morning hours on Sunday after a vehicle pursuit.
The pursuit began when a Bourbon police officer found a vehicle traveling 70 mph in a 55 mph zone at Lincoln Highway and Gumwood Roads. The pursuit continued for several miles through Marshall County at speeds well over 100 mph, according to the incident report. Officers from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and Plymouth Police Department joined the chase. According to police, the pursuit ended when the suspect’s vehicle ran off the road and collided with a tree on Queen Road near U.S. 30 in Plymouth. The suspects were taken into custody.
The Plymouth Police Department arrested a man on Friday afternoon on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a minor.
Police were called to a residence on Baker Street in Plymouth after receiving a call about a domestic disturbance. Officers say further investigation found that Brandon Goodman, 20, had committed a sexual offense with a minor.
Firefighters from the Bremen Fire Department were called to a fire at the Charleston Corporation early this morning.
Fire Chief Matt Neher told MAX 98.3 FM News that emergency crews were notified of the fire after the supervisor arrived at the manufacturing facility at 3:30 a.m. today. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire within an hour.
Water and sewer rates will increase for the next five years in the Town of Argos.
The Argos Town Council gathered information in a recent water study and sewer study conducted by Umbaugh and Associates. Figures were given on how much the town should be charging for each utility opposed to what they are currently charging.
An additional appropriation worth $36,907 was discussed by the John Glenn School Board last week.
Business Manager Tom Bendy told the board that this was a loan taken out a year ago. The budget was prepared in October and all of the items were purchased by November and a final payment reimbursement was sent.
The Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety will open bids for two separate projects when they meet tonight. Bids will be opened for the 2017 microsurface spring projects and for the 2017 street and sidewalk spring projects.
The board will also award a quote for the 2017 Ledyard plant filter building roof replacement project.
The popcorn was hot and the memories were flowing at the Rees Theater this weekend. The Wythougan Preservation Council opened the doors to the iconic downtown fixture in Plymouth so residents could see the “scene”ery before renovations are complete.
Curiosity seekers both young and old enjoyed touring the facility. Lifelong Plymouth resident Wilson Gerrard knew the Rees Theater before it was the Rees Theater. He said it was Dan Manns’ Print Shop with a grocery store next door along with an Optometrist in the back of the building. He said when the theater opened it was the place to be.
Memory tours will be offered this weekend at the Rees Theater in downtown Plymouth.
This will be the only opportunity to tour the inside the structure before renovations begin. The theater was opened by the Stewart Rees family in 1940. The theater has been an icon of the Plymouth downtown area since that time.
All but one of the school buses within the John Glenn School Corporation passed inspection during a two-day process last week.
Superintendent Richard Reese said overall it was a good report.
“All of our buses, but one, passed and that one was taken out of service just because the parts didn’t come in on time,” said Reese. “The 35 buses we have all passed except one. Hamilton Service Center, they were here along with bus drivers were driving through. If there is something minor wrong with a light out or something like that they fix it on the spot and run it back through. There was one that had brake issues.”
With the investigation of two separate vehicle accidents that ejected multiple people out of vehicles, Indiana State Police troopers urge drivers and passengers to use seat belts.
Indiana law requires all passengers to be restrained while in a moving vehicle. Children and adults need to be properly restrained while the vehicle is in operation. If anyone is observed not wearing a seat belt, law enforcement can write a ticket for the law violation.