A bill that aims to reduce the number of townships in the state will soon be considered by the full Indiana House of Representatives. Under House Bill 1005, townships with a population of less than 1,200 would be required to merge with other townships by 2023. That would impact townships in Marshall, Starke, and Pulaski counties.
Those planning to vote in the May primary must register to vote, if they haven’t already. If you’re not sure if you’re registered, check before registering again. That’s the advice of Pulaski County Election Board Chair Jon Frain.
NIPSCO gas bills would still go up but not by quite as much, under an updated request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. The company says residential gas customers now paying $50 per month could expect to see their monthly bill increase to $58.10, rather than $59.80, as originally proposed.
A Plymouth man was among four people arrested yesterday, after Indiana State Police served a search warrant yesterday at a home in Mishawaka. Officers say they found 18 grams of crystal meth, 15 firearms, and four stolen motorcycles. They also reportedly found a 1986 Corvette, a stolen motorcycle frame, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.
Candidate filings continue in Marshall County. Several township trustees have filed to run for reelection. They include Center Township Trustee Amy Knapp, German Township Trustee Ben Baker, Green Township Trustee Marie Fishburn, North Township Trustee Chelsea Smith, Polk Township Trustee Jerry Lamb, Tippecanoe Township Trustee Matthew Pitney, Walnut Township Trustee Stephen Wilhelm, and West Township Trustee Terry Lee Borggren.
Those thinking about becoming a teacher are now getting some extra encouragement from the Indiana Department of Education. This week, the department announced the launch of a teacher recruitment and retention campaign. At the heart of that are two new websites designed “to promote positive educational resources and interactions,” according to department officials.
Free tax help is available to some low-income taxpayers. People making $54,000 or less, as well as those with disabilities, the elderly, and those speaking limited amounts of English, are eligible for free help through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
The number of contested races is starting to add up, heading into the May primary. District 1 Marshall County Commissioner Kurt Garner has two challengers so far: David W. Hostetler and Stan Klotz. Three candidates are also looking to become the next Marshall County Recorder: Anna “Buffy” Breeding, William Cleavenger, and Janet Howard.
Marshall County Prosecutor Nelson Chipman has announced four more arrests as part of a warrant sweep Thursday on 18B Road in Tippecanoe.
Two men have been sentenced on drug charges in Marshall County. Marshall County Prosecutor Nelson Chipman says the charges stem from a March 5 traffic stop, when Bremen Police reportedly found more than 90 grams of methamphetamine and 2.8 grams of cocaine inside a Taco Bell bag.
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.