American Red Cross Giving Day 2015

#AllIn1DayApproximately 200 times a day the American Red Cross helps a family affected by disaster. Finally, you have a chance to help the ultimate helpers. Today is the first ever ‘Giving Day’, launched by the Red Cross to encourage people across the country to donate to ensure help is available wherever and whenever tragedy may strike. The theme of this 24-hour national fund-raising campaign is “All In One Day” because the Red Cross is “all in” every day, helping people to get back on their feet. Continue reading

South Bend Man Arrested After Traffic Stop

A South Bend man’s heavy foot landed him in jail after a traffic stop in Marshall County last Thursday. A county police officer pulled over a car driven by Isaac A. Fisch, 20, on U.S. 31 north of 11th Road for driving 75 in a 60 mile-per-hour zone. The arrest report indicates Fisch was found to be in possession of drugs.

Culver Finalizing Goals for Coming Years

The Town of Culver is finalizing its five-year action plan.

The document will be included in the Town’s Comprehensive plan and specifies major projects the Town would like to undertake over the next few years. A joint group, consisting of the Town Council, Plan Commission, and Redevelopment Commission has been meeting on a regular basis to develop the goals.
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Historians Discuss Plans for Lincoln Highway Byway

Representatives of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association met with local historians last week in LaPorte to develop a coordinated plan for the development of a Lincoln Highway “byway.” The “byway” is the route U.S. 30 took when it was first developed in 1913 and then rerouted in 1928. The 1928 update of the highway (old U.S. 30) brought it through Hamlet and Grovertown in northern Starke County.

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NIPSCO Introduces Power Outage Alerts for Customers

NIPSCO customers can get information about power outages in the palms of their hands by signing up for NIPSCO Alerts. Information about estimated restoration time will be sent via text, email or automated telephone message. The utility does not charge for the service, but individual wireless carriers may charge for text and data usage. Customers with an online account can visit or call 1-800-4NIPSCO (1-800-464-7726) to sign up. Continue reading

Trail Events Statewide During National Trails Day

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is encouraging hiking, riding, and other activities next weekend.

Saturday June 6th is National Trails Day and the DNR is celebrating by offering clean-ups, hikes, and other events at several state parks. The state is largely using the event to open several trails at a park in Indianapolis, but events are still being offered around Indiana.

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Motorist and Motorcycle Rider Injured in U.S. 31 Crash

A Rochester woman and an Argos man were injured in a three-vehicle Friday morning crash on U.S. 31 at Michigan Road. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office was notified around 11:45 a.m., according to a news release. A PT Cruiser driven by Sierra Winters, 26, of Argos, was northbound in the right lane of U.S. 31 near 12B Road and crossed over the left passing lane in front of a motorcycle driven by Brody Townsend, 21, of Rochester. Townsend’s Harley-Davidson struck the back of Winters’ car. The crash report indicates he was thrown from the bike and came to rest just north of the intersection. Continue reading

Town Prepares for Taste of Culver

Culver is preparing for an annual festival that brings food and music to the downtown.

Organizers of “Taste of Culver” – sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce in Culver – requested approval of several items by the Town Council on Tuesday night. The event closes Jefferson Street one day each June to allow vendors to set-up tents.
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