J-turn intersections will not be coming to U.S. 31 in the near future. The Indiana Department of Transportation has decided not to install J-turns at State Roads 10 and 110 in Marshall County, as well as four other intersections in Cass and Miami counties. State Representative Bill Friend and State Senator Randy Head made the announcement in a statement Tuesday.
Getting Plymouth Schools’ technology back up and running after an emergency is the goal of a policy approved by the school board last week.
If an emergency forces the evacuation of a Plymouth retirement community, plans are in place to house residents at a couple local schools.
A Bremen man who was reportedly found hiding under a farm tractor last week was taken to jail for possession of methamphetamine. On the morning of Sunday, November 5, a Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy says he saw a black Chevy pickup truck parked along U.S. 30, west of Iris Road at around 3:15 a.m. The officer says it was foggy, and the truck didn’t have any lights on, so he stopped to check on it. He says he didn’t find anyone inside, but he did notice “items within the vehicle associated with criminal activity.”
A report of shoplifting allegedly led to the discovery of methamphetamine in Plymouth Friday night. Plymouth Police were called to the Walmart parking lot shortly after 7:30, after store employees accused two men of shoplifting.
Plymouth High School was recently recognized for the success of its dual credit courses. It was one of 130 schools honored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick last Monday, during a Dual Credit Ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse.
Some Plymouth High School students got to experience World War II history firsthand this past summer. The Plymouth School Board had the chance to hear about their trip during Tuesday’s meeting.
A group of 13 students spent roughly two weeks visiting Europe in July, according to teacher Ryan Wolfe. “This trip was focused on World War II and the Western Front,” he explained. “So everything that we did was really focused on World War II, which curriculum-wise, really hits both World History and U.S., but it was probably more focused on U.S. History, which students take as a junior. Most of our kids had had either World or U.S. prior to going.”
The trip took the students to England, France, Belgium, Germany, and Austria. Six of the students were at Tuesday’s meeting to highlight some of the places that stood out to them. Some focused on the beaches of Normandy, and U.S. and German cemeteries, while others reflected on visits to a Nazi concentration camp and a Holocaust memorial. Continue reading
A vehicle pursuit in Plymouth Thursday night reportedly ended with the arrest of a South Bend man on meth-related charges. Around 10:43 p.m., Plymouth Police say they tried to pull over a red passenger for an equipment violation. But instead of stopping, the driver allegedly sped away, leading police on a pursuit toward the south side of Plymouth.
The Plymouth School Board has approved the corporation’s master teacher contract for the current school year.
The Lincoln Junior High School building project is now entering the design and development phase. Continue reading
Organizations working to improve local waterways can apply for up to $50,000 in federal matching grants. The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program gives local governments, schools, and non-profit organizations money to improve water quality and enhance the habitat for local wildlife. Additionally, projects must engage the public, have measurable results, involve at least five partner organizations, and include a plan to sustain the project beyond the grant period.
The Plymouth School Board will hear comments from the public tonight on the lease finance process for the Lincoln Junior High School building project. The corporation plans to replace much of the school with a new building, while the original 1926 structure will be left in place and renovated for other uses. On top of that, renovations are also planned at Plymouth High School, Riverside Intermediate School, and Washington Discovery Academy.
Gas prices are starting to head back down after a large spike last week, but they’re expected to stay above last year’s levels as the Thanksgiving travel season approaches. That’s according to GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. Continue reading
Some local school corporations saw their letter grades improve slightly, while others remained flat. On Wednesday, the Indiana State Board of Education finalized the A-to-F grades for each of the state’s school corporations for the 2016-2017 school year.
Drivers are dealing with a sharp spike in gas prices.
A man wanted for dealing and possession of methamphetamine in Kosciusko County was reportedly taken into custody in Plymouth Thursday afternoon.
A Marshall County drug investigation led to the arrests of two Argos residents in Plymouth Wednesday. Jacob Urednick, 27, and Tory Good, 41, were taken into custody around 2:45 p.m. in the 300 block of Michigan Street, according to Plymouth Police.
More than 1,300 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs were collected by the Indiana State Police, during Saturday’s Take Back initiative. Locally, 41 pounds of medications were turned in at the Bremen Post, while the Lowell Post collected 25 pounds. Several local law enforcement agencies also took part.
With the gardening season coming to an end, now’s the time to start getting ready for winter, according to Purdue Extension Agricultural Educator Phil Woolery. Continue reading