Kindergartners and first-graders got a chance to see what it’s like to go to college, thanks to the Marshall County Promise program. A group of first-graders from Webster Elementary School discussed their recent Walk into My Future trip with the Plymouth School Board last week. Continue reading
Car infotainment systems can distract drivers for potentially dangerous periods of time. That’s according to researchers with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Local elementary school students who need some nutritional assistance get help from Blessings in a Backpack. Now, some Plymouth students will get to be on the other side of the program, according to School Superintendent Andy Hartley. Continue reading
The Plymouth Community School Corporation has tightened its policies on background checks and drug testing for school employees. State law now requires school employees to have a background check every five years, not just when they’re first hired.
The Plymouth School Board formally adopted the corporation’s 2018 budget Tuesday. It calls for a General Fund of just under $26 million and a Capital Projects Fund of over $3 million.
The A through F School Accountability Grades for the 2016-2017 school year were released this week by the Indiana Department of Education. Locally, Triton, as well as some Plymouth Schools showed improvement from the year before.
The Plymouth School Board continues making preparations for the Lincoln Junior High School building project.
Lawyers with cases in Marshall County can now file many court documents electronically. Electronic filing is now an option for over 40 types of civil and criminal cases in Marshall Circuit and Superior Courts. It will become mandatory on Tuesday, November 28.
The Plymouth School Board is expected to act on a few items related to the Lincoln Junior High School building project tonight. They include the purchase of some adjacent land at 900 Lincolnway East, as well as the re-approval of the building corporation that will technically be financing the work.
People convicted of domestic violence offenses in Marshall County will soon be getting a new type of treatment. Domestic Violence-Moral Reconation Therapy is now available as a sentencing option.
Prosecutor Nelson Chipman and Community Corrections Director Ward Byers announced the new approach in a press release Friday. They say it’s “an evidence based cognitive behavioral program designed to enhance awareness of thoughts and belief patterns to change behavior to one of equality and acceptance.”
The hope is that the treatment will do a better job of stopping offenders from committing more acts of domestic violence in the future. Chipman says that in the past, those offenders had to take an anger management course. Continue reading
Plymouth Police say they had to use a taser to get an intoxicated man out of the middle of Michigan Street Wednesday morning. An officer says he was flagged down around 7:45 a.m., due to concerns about an intoxicated male walking in the traffic lanes near Parkside Mini Mart.
Taxpayers who still need to file their 2016 tax returns can still get some help, according to the Internal Revenue Service. October 16 is the filing deadline for many of those granted an extension on their tax returns. The IRS says those individuals can still take advantage of several programs.
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.