Groundbreaking Scheduled for Manufacturing Center in Argos

A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Tuesday, Nov. 7 for the construction of a 50,000 square foot manufacturing center in Argos.

Marshall County Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Jerry Chavez says the building will be built within Argos’ 75 acre industrial park. The building will be expandable up to 300,000 square feet and will have access to high speed fiber.

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Three Arrested in Walmart Incident

Three people were arrested Friday night after police were called to investigate suspicious activity at Walmart.

Plymouth police officers responded to call of two people nodding off inside of a running vehicle in the parking lot. According to police, 27-year-old Shannyn Fritz, of Kewanna, and 27-year-old Shane Webb, of Rochester, said their friend Jerri Harris was inside shopping. After further investigation, Fritz and Webb were allegedly found to be in possession of a syringe, heroin and methamphetamine. Continue reading

Marshall County Commissioners to Meet Today

Marshall County Commissioners (L to R) Mike Delp, Kevin Overmyer, Kurt Garner

The Marshall County Commissioners will meet this morning with several items for discussion.

The commissioners will open bids for the lease on the farm grounds at the Shady Rest Home site. The building is not for lease, but the land surrounding the parcel is up for lease as it is every few years.

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Potential Renovations to Culver Junior/Senior High School Considered

Culver Community School Principal Brett Berndt brought up a few potential renovations to the Junior/Senior High School building at a board meeting last Monday.

Berndt informed the board members that the flooring in the cafeteria has been the same since 1968. He said that while that does mean it has held up for nearly 5 decades, he believes it is time for an upgrade. Additionally, he said the bathrooms across from the gym are from the same time as well.

Berndt said they’ve been looking into potentially renovating those two areas since the changes could reflect well on the school corporation when individuals come for various events. Continue reading

BMV Closures in November

If you have any business to conduct at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles during the month of November you’ll want to tend to that as soon as possible. BMV locations will be closed intermittently for the remainder of the month.

This Friday and Saturday, all locations will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day. Later in the month, all branches will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November, 23rd and the following day for Lincoln’s birthday. Continue reading

Bremen Police Arrest Three in Separate Incidents

Bremen police officers made several arrests over the weekend on a variety of charges.

A South Bend man was arrested Friday after police say a civil complaint was filed with police just after 10 p.m. on E. Plymouth Street. Joshua D. Gay, 36, was booked into the Marshall County Jail on preliminary charges of battery, disorderly conduct, public intoxication and criminal mischief. Continue reading

Culver Community Schools See Enrollment Growth

Culver Community School Board members received a brief enrollment report from Superintendent Karen Shuman when they met Monday night.

According to the Indiana Department of Education enrollment report, Culver Community Schools had a total enrollment of 840 students in 2016. Shuman shared that after comparing this year’s number to last year’s, she found the school corporation has nine more students in general. Continue reading

USS Indiana Model, Crew to Stop in Plymouth

A model of the USS Indiana SSN 789 Nuclear Submarine will be stopping in Plymouth on Nov. 9 along with a few former crew members.

Members of the Marshall County Blueberry Festival announced this week that in observance of Veteran’s Day the model of the USS Indiana Nuclear Submarine will be available for viewing near the Veteran’s Memorial on the eastside of the Marshall County Courthouse in Plymouth.

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Applications Available for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

As the winter season approaches and temperatures continue to drop, people will begin turning up the heat in their homes. If you and your family are worried that you cannot afford the additional cost this season, there is a chance you could qualify for help through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

LIHEAP is funded through the U.S Department of Health and Human Services to help low income families avoid losing utilities this winter. The program began earlier this month and will officially conclude in May of 2018. Beginning on December 1st, clients with active service who have approved Energy Assistance Program applications are protected from disconnection through March 15th. Continue reading

Information Needed for Plymouth Parking Study

Officials are conducting a parking study in downtown Plymouth and need your help.

Plymouth city officials and members of Discover Plymouth along with the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) are working to understand the current parking capacity, identify areas of deficiencies, ease of parking, and the overall parking needs in downtown Plymouth. Information received in this study will help the city determine better parking options, signage or other parking improvements. Continue reading

Culver Stellarbration Time Moved Back

The time for Culver’s local Stellarbration event has been amended to accommodate a change in Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch’s schedule.

Culver was named the Division II Stellar Community by Lt. Governor Crouch on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The state Stellarbration was held the following week while the Town of Culver scheduled the local event for Nov. 8. The start time for the event has been moved to 4:30 p.m. ET. Continue reading

Indiana State Police Lowell Post Announces AED Fundraiser

The Indiana State Police Lowell Post is hosting a local fundraiser to purchase additional Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) for patrol cars at the Lowell Post. Each post in the state is hosting a fundraiser toward the same goal.

The 5K Family Fun Run is set for Nov. 10 at 8 a.m. CT at the Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore on State Road 49. For more information, call the Lowell Post at 1-800-552-8917. If you do not want to participate in the event, but would like to donate toward the effort, visit this donation link. Continue reading