Shady Rest Committee to Take Public Input Under Advisement Before Making Any Recommendations to Commissioners

Shady Rest Home

Last night’s Shady Rest Committee public hearing was emotionally charged with various members of the community coming out to show support, ask questions and express concerns over Ted Hayden and Gregg Erickson’s proposal to utilize the county building for an addiction recovery facility.

Those speaking in favor of the “David’s Courage” program taking occupancy of the Shady Rest Home included County Health officials, recovered addicts and family members personally impacted by addiction, as well as people who wanted to see the historic structure utilized to help the community. Continue reading

Saturday Morning Collision Resulted in Vehicle Rolling, Injuries Sustained

Marshall County Dispatch received a report of a 2 vehicle collision in the 100-block of Lincoln Highway and Fir Rd in Bourbon around 11 a.m. on Saturday. Initial information included that one vehicle had rolled over and there were injuries at the scene.

According to the police report, at the scene it was found that a 2007 Subaru driven by 19-year-old Dawson Kratzchmar, of Plymouth, was traveling north on Fir Road when at Lincoln Highway he failed to yield the right-of-way at the intersection and was struck by a 1992 Oldsmobile driven by 58-year-old Lorre Osburn, of Bourbon. Osburn was driving west on Lincoln Highway approaching Fir Road. When he struck the passenger side of the 2007 Subaru it caused the vehicle to roll and both vehicles then traveled northwest off the roadway. Continue reading

Present Your Soft Proposals for the Shady Rest Home

The Shady Rest Home Advisory Committee is asking for soft proposals from parties interested in long-term use and occupancy of the Marshall County property formerly known as “Shady Rest”. Soft proposals should not exceed three pages and should indicate use, ownership structure, one’s ability to sustain operations and maintenance, and approximate number of individuals who would benefit from services provided. Include appropriate contact information and name on the proposal. Continue reading

Historians Discuss Plans for Lincoln Highway Byway

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.

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