Marshall County Commissioners Approve Road List for Community Crossings Grant

The Marshall County Commissioners approved the list of roads to be considered as part of the Community Crossings Grant in 2018. The list will also be given to the county council and MACOG for consideration.

The grant request will include Beech Road from U.S. 6 to 3B Road, 17th Road/Dewey Street between Linden and South Michigan Street, 9th Road from Pioneer Drive to the county line west, Dogwood Road from the county line to State Road 331, old U.S. 31 in LaPaz to Tyler Road, and 13th Road from State Road 17 to Olive Trail.

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Plymouth Community School Corporation Opens Registration

Registration is now open at the Plymouth Community School Corporation.

Returning students and new students may register online at www.plymouth.k12.in.us. An email message for returning students will include a snapcode that will link the student directly to individual information. Instructions will also describe how to access the online registration system. New students must call the administration office to be provided with a registration snapcode identification information.

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Marshall County Commissioners Approve Contribution toward Culver Stellar Project

The Marshall County Commissioners approved an in-kind contribution to assist the Town of Culver in a quest to become a stellar community.

Culver Town Council President Ginny Bess Munroe explained to the commissioners that other Stellar Communities Designation Program Grant candidates have included supporting documentation from partnerships with county and town entities in their applications. Munroe asked the commissioners for support of the bike/pedestrian trail around Lake Maxinkuckee that lies within their plans for the Stellar Communities grant.

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Culver Town Council to Meet for Work Session

The Culver Town Council will meet in a work session this afternoon to discuss the proposed theater project.

The town council previously discussed purchasing the movie theater and renovating the structure. The current owner isn’t confident that the repairs can be made within a specified budget. The council members want to be sure to have architects or local contractors evaluate the renovation needs and offer opinions on needed repairs.

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Taste of Marshall County Planned for Aug. 12

The kick-off event for the 2017 campaign for United Way is set as part of the second annual Taste of Marshall County. The Taste of Marshall County will be Saturday, Aug. 12 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The fundraising event will feature even more selections in the food garden this year and a separate beer and wine garden. Live entertainment will include music from Shots Fired Reloaded and Southern Straightaway.

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Heminger House Staff and Volunteers Recognized

Several staff members and volunteers at the Heminger House in Marshall County gathered for a recognition event in June.

Executive Director Diane Fisher, Case Manager Nicole Hicks, Non-Residential Case Manager Jennifer Kaser, and Crisis Workers Liz Johnson, Josh Zehner, Kelly Long and Andera Alexander were honored for years of dedicated service as staff members at the Heminger House. Volunteers Mary Hudon, Mirna Dault and Nicole Albert were also recognized for their added efforts in keeping the organization working.

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Two Airlifted after High Speed Collision in Marshall County

Two people were airlifted after a two-car accident on U.S. 31 north of 4A Road in Marshall County at the 230 mile marker on Monday morning.

According to officials from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred around 9:40 a.m. when a passenger car driven by Braden Taylor, 20, of Bourbon, rear-ended a Chevy Blazer driven by 55-year-old Kevin Wynn of Monterey.

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Bourbon Woman to Pay $18,000 Restitution, Following Martin’s Supermarket Theft

A Bourbon woman accused of stealing more than $30,000 from a Plymouth grocery store will only have to pay back about $18,000. Halie Zimmerman, 20, allegedly stole the money while she was working at Martin’s Supermarket last year. She’s agreed to pay back just under $18,000 as part of a plea agreement accepted last week in Marshall Superior Court I.

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Lake Maxinkuckee Amphitheater Crowdfunding Effort a Success

The crowdfunding effort for a proposed amphitheater in the Culver Town Park was a success.

A little over $45,000 was gathered in the fundraising campaign. The opportunity was put forward in order to get an Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority matching grant of $30,000 toward the project. The project also has grant support from the Marshall County Community Foundation in the amount of $25,000. The estimated cost of the project is $143,000.

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Bridge, Culvert Work to Cause Traffic Delays in Marshall County

Crews from the Indiana Department of Transportation will be working to rehabilitate the bridge over Lincoln Highway, the Conrail Railroad tracks and 10th Road between 9A Road and 11th Road in Marshall County. That project begins Wednesday, July 5 and will continue through the end of September, assuming the project is kept to schedule.

As a result of this construction work, U.S. 31 in this area will be restricted to one southbound and one northbound lane at the bridge. INDOT crews urge drivers to drive in the area with care, obey posted speed limits and signs, and be alert for construction workers and equipment.

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Marshall County Commissioners to Meet Today

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

The Marshall County Commissioners will hold two public hearings this morning when they meet for their regular meeting today.

The hearings will allow residents to comment on the proposed fee schedule changes in the health department and the changes in the well ordinance. The hearings are set to begin at 9 a.m. as advertised.

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Designate a Sober Driver during Fourth of July Celebrations

Some celebrations have extended from the weekend leading up to the Fourth of July on Tuesday and local law enforcement officers encourage safe driving practices.

Officers will be out in full force through the early morning hours on Wednesday, July 5 targeting impaired drivers. Sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and saturation patrols will be conducted by local law enforcement in order to increase public safety.

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John Glenn School Board Amends Technology Purchase

The John Glenn School Board approved a resolution to rescind a previous technology purchase in the amount of $143,888.25.

The school’s attorney found some items that needed to be amended so the board approved a resolution to revoke the previous decision to move forward with the transaction.

Technology Director Andrew Stegemiller gathered quotes for a fewer number of Chromebooks at a price of $111,690 from Trinity 3 Technology. The purchase price approved by the board this week also includes the warranty on the computers.

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Road Construction Takes a Holiday

Road crews will take a break during the Independence Day holiday.

Officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation say road work will cease until the morning hours of Wednesday, July 5. Road restrictions will be removed in select areas to ease the flow of traffic during the holiday. Some closures and restrictions will remain on larger projects. Contractors will reposition barriers and barricades to accommodate the increase in traffic.

Traffic and road conditions plus construction information on state highways can be accessed online at http://indot.carsprogram.org or call 1-800-261-ROAD (7623).

Local police officers and state police troopers will be out in full force targeting impaired drivers. Sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and saturation patrols are planned.