The Marshall County Commissioners have given their endorsement to a grant that could attract more people to the region.
During Monday morning’s Commissioners meeting, the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative was discussed. The program is designed to avoid the risk of losing population by attracting new residents to the area.
The Plymouth School Corporation is preparing to make a few changes to both its finances and curriculum.
During Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting, School Board members will consider adopting curricula recommended for social studies courses. Typically, committees review the available options for some time prior to introducing the curriculum for students.
Approximately 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
An Ohio man whose driving privileges are suspended in North Carolina is jailed in Marshall County after a Saturday afternoon traffic stop on U.S. 30 at Hawthorn Road. Continue reading
An early Friday morning traffic stop on U.S. 30 ended with a trip to jail for a Fort Wayne man. Continue reading
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.
The Marshall County Commissioners will meet this morning and economic development could be considered.
Jerry Chavez with Marshall County Economic Development will be speaking on the Regional Cities Initiative. Many communities have signed onto the initiative as part of a broader effort to grow the state’s population.
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.
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.
Farmland owners will enjoy significant tax relief in 2016 thanks to action by the Indiana General Assembly. Senate Bill 436 freezes the base rate for farm ground at $2,050 per acre. That’s 15-percent less than the rate announced last December by the state Department of Local Government Finance. Continue reading
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 NIPSCO.com/Alerts or call 1-800-4NIPSCO (1-800-464-7726) to sign up. Continue reading
In the time it takes you to brush your teeth, you could learn how to save a life. Preparation is important, especially considering the fact that 70 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests take place at home. June first through the seventh is recognized as National CPR week. Continue reading
The Town of Culver continues the search for a new EMS Director.
Interviews have been conducted with potential candidates for the open position. The Town has been considering making a hire after experiencing problems staffing volunteers.
The final tally is in and students at Riverside Intermediate School in Plymouth have raised hundreds for a charitable cause.
Fifth graders and teachers constructed a doghouse as part of an after-school mentoring program in an effort to raise money for the Marshall County Humane Society.
Friday afternoon the Washington Discovery Academy celebrated the accomplishments of Candy Poor who is set to retire this year after 39 years of teaching. Continue reading
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.
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
Marshall County’s April unemployment rate is well below the state average, which saw a drop in all 92 Indiana counties. The local jobless rate of 3.9 percent is among the best in the area. Continue reading
Marshall County is accepting nominations for an honor that comes around once every 200 years.
A committee has been formed to help organize events surrounding the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay. The event won’t take place until 2016, but volunteers must be found to carry the torch through all 92 counties.
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.