Town of Bremen Acquires Property

The Town of Bremen is now focusing on work on the property at the corner of State Roads 106 and 331. The corner lot once housed a gas station.

Bremen Director of Operations Trend Weldy said preliminary plans call for the demolition and clean-up of the property.

“We’re getting ready to tear out the pumps, tanks, canopy, and the building to get rid of that eyesore,” said Weldy. “We’re going to have a conversation with the state about widening the corners there on highways 106 and 331 so semis can turn easier. We’re going to approach them if they want to work on that corner.”

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Marshall County Community Foundation Match Day is Today

Today is the day to help many nonprofit organizations with an endowment fund through the Marshall County Community Foundation.

In today’s Marshall County Match Madness event, new and existing endowment funds within the Marshall County Community Foundation are eligible for a 10 percent match with up to $50,000 matching dollars total. Donations of any size will be taken for any endowment fund.

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Culver Town Council Approves Resolutions for Workforce Housing Project

The Culver Town Council opened their public meeting last night to members of the community to discuss opinions on the proposed workforce housing development project on Jefferson Street. The building would include 24 apartments with one, two or three bedrooms. A two-bedroom apartment rent pricing example was estimated at $850 a month. If the town wins the Stellar Communities designation, there would be funding available for Phase 2 which includes a second apartment building for income-based housing.

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Warsaw Detective Looks Toward Closure

Warsaw Police Detective Paul Heaton

While Warsaw Police Detective Paul Heaton was satisfied with the sentence of former Kosciusko County Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine, the scars of the two-year ordeal still remain.

The felony charge to which Rovenstine pleaded guilty, intimidation of a law enforcement officer, was the direct result of a conversation between Rovenstine and Detective Heaton. In Heaton’s testimony given during Rovenstine’s sentencing hearing in Kosciuscko Circuit Court Tuesday morning he said that he was doing due diligence on an investigation on inmate Kevin Bronson and another defendant, Mark Soto. Information during the proceedings revealed that Heaton’s investigation also included the fact that Rovenstine was allowing Bronson special privileges such as unrecorded phone calls and other actions not commonly awarded to other inmates. When that came to the former sheriff’s attention, Rovenstine blocked Heaton’s access to the jail.

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Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety Approve Funding for Bridge

Funding for a footbridge to be built near the South Gateway Project was approved by the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety Monday night.

The $300,000 footbridge will cross the Yellow River on the south portion of the property near S. Michigan Street and Lake Street in Plymouth. The city’s share would be $90,000 which would come out of the city monetary gift fund which yields the proceeds of the sale of TechFarm property. The money is split between Vanco Development and the City of Plymouth.

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Ancilla College Celebrates Nursing Graduates

Six nurses were honored on Sunday during the annual Nursing Professional Pinning Ceremony at Ancilla College.

According to Dr. Ann Fitzgerald, Director of Nursing and Health Sciences at Ancilla College, the pin the nurses receive represents the hard work, dedication, professionalism, and ministry of each graduate who identifies with Ancilla College and the profession of nursing.

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Sentencing Set for Aaron Rovenstine

Kosciusko County Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine will be sentenced today at 9 a.m. in the Justice Building.

Rovenstine pleaded guilty in a plea agreement to a charge of intimidation of a law enforcement officer, a Level 6 felony. The plea was made during his trial in early April. Nine additional charges were dropped as a result of Rovenstine’s plea.

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Culver Town Council to Gather Opinions on Housing Project Tonight

The Culver Town Council will hold a public input session tonight to gather opinions on the proposed Sand Hill Farms workforce housing project. Public comment will be taken at 6:30 p.m. prior to the start of tonight’s regular meeting agenda.

Town Manager Jonathan Leist explained that the project has been in the town’s comprehensive plan since the plan’s adoption in 2014. The lack of housing was identified as one of the main issues in the plan. Leist said a committee was formed to look into the project. It is part of this year’s Stellar Communities grant application. Culver town officials should know Wednesday, May 24 if Culver is a finalist in the application process.

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Co-Alliance to Move into Wickes Lumber Building

The Argos Town Council members approved papers for Co-Alliance to move into the former Wickes Lumber property.

Several commitments will need to be met by the owners of the company to work with the residents in the area. The company will need to maintain the grass and other vegetation on the property as well as the perimeter fence. The company was asked by the town to dim the outdoor lighting around the facility.

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Committee to Look into Courthouse Repairs

Marshall County Commissioner Kurt Garner is looking to form a committee to look into courthouse repairs.

He mentioned to the commissioners this week that work on the courthouse tower and other projects have been on the long range plan for the county. Garner was approached by a representative of Honeywell who would be willing to come in and do calculations on mechanical systems and energy cost savings. Judge Palmer also expressed interest in being on the committee.

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John Glenn School Board Approves Bus Donation Request

A retired bus in the John Glenn Community School Corporation fleet will be donated to the Triton Community School Corporation to assist in a worthy cause.

Transportation Director Cindy King explained to the school board that the area transportation directors would like to host a mock disaster. The school bus would be used for emergency responder training with area fire, police and EMS personnel as well as area drivers and students. The trainees would have a hands-on training experience and be better prepared if an incident with a school bus would happen.

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Culver Community School Board Discusses Summer School Schedule

The Culver Community School Board discussed the summer school schedule to accommodate those students who will be taking courses.

Elementary Principal Erin Proskey explained that sixth graders will participate in summer school from June 5 to June 16 from 8 a.m. to noon each day. One week will be Math remediation and the other half will be for English/Language Arts. IREAD 3 remediation will be from June 5 to June 9 from 8 a.m. to noon with the test on the last day of summer school.

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