Changes to high school graduation requirements are being discussed during today’s State Board of Education meeting. Among the local school administrators following the issue is Plymouth Schools Superintendent Andy Hartley. “There are concerns with respect to the access to earning a high school diploma for all students,” he told the Plymouth School Board Tuesday. “Those were and have been voiced by me and several others, and so we’ll see where things land.”
The Plymouth School Board will get a closer look at Plymouth High School’s accountability grade when it meets tonight. The report is expected to look at various factors, including ISTEP scores, graduation rate, and college and career readiness.
A man wanted for auto theft may now face some additional charges, following a traffic stop Sunday night near Bourbon. Marshall County Police say it happened shortly after 9:00 Sunday night in the area of U.S. 30 and State Road 331.
Two people were arrested early Sunday morning, after police say they found about 200 grams of marijuana during a traffic stop near Bourbon. Marshall County Police say they pulled over a 1996 Ford Explorer for speeding, in the area of U.S. 30 and Beech Road.
Editor’s Note: The original news release from the Marshall County Police Department included a mugshot of a different Richard Hensley, not the individual mentioned in the arrest report. The original release also gave the incorrect age for the Hensley suspect. A previous version of this story on this website contained the incorrect mugshot and age. The Marshall County Police Department has since sent an updated press release with the correct photo. Department officials also said in an email, “We would like to personally apologize for any inconvenience we have caused with the elder 66 Richard Hensley.” This story has since been updated to reflect the corrections.
A Thursday morning traffic stop led to the arrest of two Tippecanoe men. Marshall County Police say it happened around 12:45 a.m. near the intersection of Center Street and State Road 331.
Two people were injured Saturday night in a crash at U.S. 6 and Beech Road. Officers with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department say a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta was heading north on Beech Road.
Gas prices have recently been dropping across Indiana, but don’t expect that trend to continue. GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan says many of the issues that led to a spike in gas prices in early November have since been resolved. “Due to the factors we had previously talked about, a pipeline leak that has been fixed, refinery maintenance season, which is now done, gas prices have been in free fall across much of Indiana for the last two weeks.”
If an active shooter were to attack one of Marshall County’s government buildings, the Emergency Management Agency is making sure county employees know how to respond.
As you go about your Christmas shopping, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security has a few tips to keep you safe from criminals.
This week’s Giving Tuesday initiative proved to be a success for local community foundations. The Marshall County Community Foundation chose to focus its efforts on the Marshall County Promise program, according to Executive Director Linda Yoder. Continue reading
Three Plymouth residents are accused of theft and forgery at a local business. The owner of Plymouth Pallet Company reported the theft and forgery of several business checks between October 20 and November 9.
An alleged battery on a police officer led to the arrest of a Plymouth man Monday afternoon. Justin Kale Montez, 27, reportedly refused to leave the BP gas station at 423 North Michigan Street.
An Ancilla College student is the recipient a $2,500 scholarship from the Independent Colleges of Indiana. Casey Head was awarded a “Realizing the Dream” scholarship. It’s given to first-generation college students for outstanding achievement during their freshman year, with funding from the Lilly Endowment.
Marshall County’s unemployment rate continues to drop, but the actual number of people working is also declining. The county posted an unemployment rate of 2.9 percent for the month of October, according to the latest report from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
A semi versus passenger truck crash near Bourbon ended with the arrest of one of the drivers. Bourbon Police say they were called to the 14600 block of State Road 331 around 6:00 p.m. Friday for an accident with unknown injuries.
Computer programming students at Plymouth High School recently had some success in a statewide competition. A group of eight students under the supervision of Math Teacher Lindsay Moore took part in the IUPUI Mobile App Challenge on November 4. Continue reading
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.”