Icy road conditions are being blamed for a rollover crash that left two people injured Friday night. Marshall County Police say it happened at 10:42 p.m. near 4th Road and Plymouth-Goshen Trail.
Two men wanted for dealing methamphetamine were arrested over the weekend. Marshall County Police say they arrested David Taylor at the Northgate trailer park Saturday for an outstanding warrant.
The Plymouth School Board approved several yearly appointments when it met last week. No major changes were made.
The Plymouth School Board approved the 2018 conditions of employment for classified staff.
A Kingsbury man was injured, when he reportedly ramped his car off the back of a wrecker truck on U.S. 31 near Plymouth. Marshall County Police say it happened around 8:00 Friday morning, just south of 9A Road.
A Tippecanoe man faces arson charges, following a December house fire. Caleb Michael Geldner, 37, faces felony charges of arson and criminal mischief causing over $50,000 in damage, according to Marshall County Police.
The Plymouth School Board approved several school policy updates this week. “These policies are surrounding background checks, reporting of child abuse/neglect, suicide prevention – all things that reflect updates to statute from last legislative session,” explained Superintendent Andy Hartley.
The first day of candidate filing ended with a few contested races in Marshall County. The county recorder’s race already has two candidates: Republicans Janet Howard and Anna “Buffy” Breeding. Meanwhile, current recorder Marlene Mahler is running against Bruce Snyder for Union Township trustee.
Declining enrollment at the Plymouth Community School Corporation has led to a slightly lower cash balance in the corporation’s General Fund. During Tuesday’s board of finance meeting, Business Manager Kandi Tinkey said the school corporation ended 2017 with roughly $3.4 million in its General Fund reserves.
Marshall County Police arrested four people on drug-related charges Monday. William Freck, 29, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for dealing in methamphetamine.
Design work continues for a new Lincoln Junior High School. “The site layout, again, looks pretty solid,” Plymouth School Superintendent Andy Hartley told the school board Tuesday. “The major intent with that was to get traffic off the streets with drop-off and pickup. So that will flow through off of the front of the old Lincoln, if you will, and kind of run through a lane and drop off there on the west side, and bus parking will be in the back.”
The Plymouth School Board will consider a few start-of-the-year items when it meets tonight. Board members are scheduled to reorganize, set their pay for the year, and approve their 2018 meeting schedule. Various appointments will be considered, as well as the renewal of the school board’s contract with attorney Jeff Houin.
As cold weather continues, Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson is once again reminding Hoosiers to be careful with alternative heating sources. He notes that house fires occur more often in winter, and much of that is due to alternative heating. If you need to use a space heater, keep it at least three feet away from other objects, especially anything that’s flammable.
The 2018 tax season is about to get underway, and the Indiana Department of Revenue has a few tips to help save you some money. Taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less may file for free, with the INfreefile program. The Department of Revenue expects that almost 2 million Hoosiers will qualify for free filing this year.
State health officials urge residents to check their homes for radon. It’s a tasteless, odorless, radioactive gas that can be deadly over time.
With cold weather continuing, local communities are taking steps to make sure residents have a warm place to stay. In Plymouth, the Webster Center at 110 Webster Avenue is serving as a warming center until Saturday. For access, call the Plymouth Police Department at 574-936-2126 or the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department at 574-936-3187.
As the holiday season continues, Hoosiers are reminded to keep an eye on the live Christmas trees in their homes. The average Christmas tree lasts for about a month after purchase, before it begins to dry out and become a fire hazard, according to the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office. When a tree’s needles drop, it’s time to remove it.
Early childhood education providers can apply for a share of nearly $4 million in state funding to help them boost their offerings. The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning is offering grants to help schools and child care centers serve more children and increase the quality of their services. Specifically, grants can be used for teacher training, classroom materials, or family engagement activities.
Just in time for holiday travel, the Indiana Department of Transportation has launched a new mobile app. It offers statewide, real-time traffic information – like current traffic speeds, road conditions, and travel advisories – for interstates, U.S. highways, and state roads. Users can also get custom alerts on accidents, road closures, and construction, and report hazards to INDOT.