Township Consolidation Bill Advanced by House Committee, Local Officials Express Concerns

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.

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Plymouth Man Among Four Arrested After Police Reportedly Find Meth, Guns in Mishawaka Home

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.

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Several Township Officials File to Run for Reelection

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.

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Indiana Department of Education Launches Teacher Recruitment Websites

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.

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