Indiana high school students are getting some extra encouragement today to apply for college. As part of National College Application Day, 13 Indiana colleges are waiving their application fees, according to Learn More Indiana. On top of that, more than 50 events are taking place around the state.
Local communities are learning how much money they’ll get for street projects, as part of the second round of Community Crossings grants.
Indiana State Police will be making sure drivers of commercial vehicles are properly wearing seatbelts. Commercial motor vehicle officers and motor carriers inspectors will take part in a statewide commercial vehicle enforcement blitz next week.
Marshall County’s unemployment rate is up from the previous month, but still slightly better than the same period a year ago. According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the county’s August unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, an increase of 0.7 percent from July.
A Carmel man was arrested Thursday, after he allegedly led police on a chase through three counties on U.S. 30. Police say it began around 1:45 p.m. in Marshall County, when a patrolman tried to pull over a car near Tulip Road.
A Bremen man faces a drunk driving charge, following a rollover crash Friday morning near Lakeville. Marshall County Police were called to the area of 1st Road and Oak Road shortly after 4:30. They say they found a black 1994 Toyota SUV in the middle of the road.
A single-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Triton High School student. Cameron Scarberry, 16, of Etna Green, was killed in a crash near Atwood Sunday. School officials say he died instantly. The fatality was confirmed Monday by Kosciusko County Coroner Tony Ciriello.
Four people were arrested Monday, after police reportedly found 53 grams of crystal methamphetamine at a Plymouth home. Shortly after 7:00 p.m., officers with the Marshall County Drug Task Force, Indiana State Police, Plymouth Police Department, and Marshall County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at a home in the 7700 block of Rose Road.
Culver Community Middle/High School is collecting items for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Throughout the month of September, students and staff are gathering non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, bathroom items, baby supplies, and pet supplies.
Indiana’s lieutenant governor is calling on Hoosiers to donate blood, to help communities impacted by hurricanes. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch says Hurricane Irma is expected to have a widespread impact like Hurricane Harvey, and blood supplies are already low.
The Plymouth School Board got an update Tuesday on first graders’ reading progress. Students from Menominee Elementary School demonstrated what they’ve learned during the first month of the school. Principal Steven Boyer explained that first grade is when students make the most progress, when it comes to reading foundation.
Plymouth High School Band students may be going to Hawaii in 2019. The school board Tuesday approved a field trip request from Band Director Bryan Ames.
Volunteers with Trinity United Methodist Church in Plymouth are giving of their time to help mentor local elementary school children. The Kids Hope USA program pairs churches with local schools with the goal of meeting the emotional, social, and academic needs of children.
Protecting Hoosiers from investment fraud is the goal of a video produced in partnership with the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office. “$cammed: Investment Fraud Revealed” aims to show that investment schemes don’t just target large-scale investors on Wall Street, but also regular people here in Indiana.
The Lincoln Junior High School building project has the Plymouth Community School Corporation borrowing money from its Rainy Day Fund. Superintendent Andy Hartley told the school board Tuesday that some architect’s bills will soon be due to Barton-Coe-Vilamaa, but the bonds to pay for the project won’t be sold for another couple months.
The Plymouth School Board got an update on the alternative high school program Tuesday. Teacher Katie Duran reported that the program’s graduation rate dropped to 80 percent during the 2016-2017 school year, compared to 92 percent the previous year.
Nearly one in three Hoosiers are now considered obese, giving the state the 10th highest adult obesity rate in the country. That’s according to the most recent State of Obesity report, issued this week by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The Marshall County Blueberry Festival officially gets underway for its 51st year this evening. Festivities kick off at 5:00 p.m. with an opening ceremony. The Little Miss & Mister Blueberry Contest will take place at 5:30.
Two local waterways will be getting some upgrades, thanks to grant funding from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. The latest round of Lake and River Enhancement program grants includes funds for projects benefiting Lake Maxinkuckee and the Tippecanoe River.
A Culver woman wanted on active arrest warrants was taken into custody Tuesday, but not before police reportedly found suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a handgun, and a sawed off shotgun in the car she was riding in.