According to the American Humane Society July 5th is the busiest day of the year at animal shelters because animals frightened from Fourth of July celebrations flee from their homes in fright and are found miles away, exhausted and disoriented. If your pet is typically upset by loud noises such as vacuums, doors slamming or thunder be sure to take the proper precautions during your Independence Day displays to ensure that your pets stay put and remain as calm as possible. Continue reading
Believe it or not, there is a proper and an improper way to fly the flag. The U.S Flag Code became public law in 1942 and specifies the exact rules for use and display of the American Flag. As Independence Day approaches we’ll find ourselves in a sea of red, white and blue, if you’ll be among the patriots flying the flag this holiday be sure you know what to do. Continue reading
The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this weekend but several local government offices and establishments will observe Friday as a part of the national holiday. This means many places around the area will be closed to the public over the weekend. Continue reading
Authorities believe alcohol may have been a factor in a Sunday afternoon single-vehicle crash on Maple Road north of 4A. Continue reading
A 25-year-old Plymouth man police say was trying to break into a building faces charges after he allegedly tried to run from officers. Continue reading
The Marshall County American Red Cross Chapter hopes to have a new home in Argos within the next few months. Executive Director Sue Guilley tells MAX 98.3 FM News a family-owned business in downtown Argos has offered the nonprofit free commercial space. The agency is working through its national real estate division to finalize details, according to Guilley. She hopes they will be moved into the renovated building by late August. Continue reading
Extension educators from around the state gathered in Indianapolis late last week to learn about the damage recent rains are causing to area fields.
It’s estimated that Indiana’s crops have lost $300-million in value due to the amount of rainfall in certain portions of the state. Northern sections of Indiana have been impacted more heavily than other areas.
Staff members from Riverside Intermediate School in Plymouth recently shared their knowledge of how to create and sustain a successful middle school with peers from across the country. The local school is among those recognized Schools to WatchⓇ through the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-grades Reform. Continue reading
Friday was the final day to submit letters of interest to Bremen Public School Corporation and four individuals applied expressing interest in the open position on the Bremen School Board. The interested individuals include Sheila Kelty, John Bohannon, David Bailey and Charlie Houin. Continue reading
Same-sex couples can now marry nationwide, but marriage license applications in Starke, Pulaski, and Marshall County will remain unchanged.
The Supreme Court declared in a 5-4 decision on Friday that same-sex couples have a right under the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution to wed. According to the syllabus from the majority opinion, same-sex couples must now have their marriages from neighboring state governments recognized by the state in which they currently reside.
Fireworks detonated during holiday celebrations can have an effect on individuals afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, according to one Clinically Licensed Social Worker.
Richard Voorhees is affiliated with Pulaski Memorial Hospital. He says former and active military members who have been in combat situations are particularly susceptible to the noise on Independence Day.
Over the weekend more than 20 local ladies engaged in a friendly competition to see who would walk away with the Miss Blueberry crown. Each contestant had a personal interview with the just the judges followed by an on stage interview in front of an audience at Argos High School later on in the day. Continue reading
According to a survey recently conducted by the American Red Cross, more than 40 percent of regular donors will be traveling during the weeks prior to and following Independence Day. This is an indicator that these people will be less likely to donate. The American Red Cross is urging all eligible individuals to step up and help out to avoid a summer shortage. Continue reading
July 1st can often mark the implementation of new laws in the Hoosier State.
Changes were recently made to “novice driver laws.” According to information from AAA (Triple A), teenagers who complete a driver’s education course can get their probationary license at age “16 and 90 days.”
Independence Day is Saturday, but many Hoosiers are getting an early start on their celebrations. Consumer fireworks can legally be discharged June 29 – July 3 from 9 a.m. until two hours after sunset. That cutoff time is extended to midnight on the 4th. From July 5 – 9 they can again be set off until two hours after sunset. Local ordinances may be more restrictive, so check before lighting the fuse. Continue reading
Local Emergency Management Agencies are giving a few safety reminders prior to the Independence Day Holiday.
Marshall County EMA Director Clyde Avery says he’s working to spread awareness about some of the dangers and laws surrounding the use of fireworks.
For more than three decades the President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) has been recognizing the accomplishments of students nationwide. Argos Elementary School is now among one one of those nationally recognized institutions. Continue reading
The National Weather Service has once again extended the flood warning for the Tippecanoe River near Ora. As of 2 p.m. yesterday the river was at 11.7 feet and steady. Flood stage is 12 feet. Continue reading
A recent three-day saturation patrol on U.S. 31 by six police departments in north central Indiana resulted in 30 criminal arrests on 82 different drug-related charges. Last week’s unannounced patrols were dubbed “Operation Blue Wave.” Officials say the goal was to catch and arrest people who use Indiana’s roadways to transport and distribute illegal narcotics. Continue reading
Farmers are reminded to make sure their hay is adequately dry before putting it into the barn for storage, as wet hay increases the risk of a fire. Purdue Extension forage specialist Keith Johnson says the moisture content of hay for storage should be no higher than 20 percent. That’s because heat-tolerant microorganisms can develop in hay bales and raise their temperature. If it gets higher than 150 degrees, farmers should take apart the bales or stacks and let air circulate. Johnson says fire becomes very likely if the temperature hits 200 degrees. He adds this year’s wet conditions make the risk of fire even greater.