Stellar Community Letter of Intent Due Friday with Changes

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.

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Two ISP Bremen Post Troopers Receive Awards

Trooper Kyle Glaze
Trooper Jonathan Price

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.

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Mishawaka Man Arrested for Reckless Homicide

Justin Green

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.

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Plymouth Police Warn of Phone Scam

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.

Plymouth City Council Approves Ordinances

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.”

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Culver Town Council to Hold Work Session, Regular Meeting

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.

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Informational Meeting on Immigration Set for Wednesday

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.”

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Two Arrested after Pursuit in Marshall County

Philip Shriver
Tori Drubert

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.

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Hundreds Visit Rees Theater

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.

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Argos Town Council Approves Bid for Library Building Demolition

The Argos Town Council awarded a bid to Jackson Services out of Rochester for $35,000 to tear down the structure that served the community for several uses.

The building at 119 W. Walnut once housed generators used for electric services and it also served as the clerk-treasurer’s office. The most recent use of the structure was for the town’s library.

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John Glenn School Buses Pass Inspection

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.”

Indiana State Police Troopers Urge Drivers to Buckle up

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.

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