The first day of candidate filing ended with a few contested races in Marshall County. The county recorder’s race already has two candidates: Republicans Janet Howard and Anna “Buffy” Breeding. Meanwhile, current recorder Marlene Mahler is running against Bruce Snyder for Union Township trustee.
Efforts to digitize documents going back to 1836 are continuing in Marshall County. Recorder Marlene Mahler asked the County Commissioners Monday to approve a contract with Fidlar Technologies to scan the deed books dating back as far as the county’s founding in 1836 up through 1960, as well as the deed index books through 1957. Continue reading
Officials in the Marshall County Recorder’s office will be scanning mortgage books that date back to the 1800s.
Recorder Marlene Mahler told the commissioners this week that 95 books need to be scanned and digitally archived.
Mahler said she found some mortgage books the basement of the courthouse. She counted them and learned that some books were missing. She contacted Marshall County Museum Director Linda Rippy, who found the books containing records from the early 1800s at the museum. Those books have never been archived, and it will cost $10,000 to scan all of the documents. Mahler said the money will come out of the perpetuation fund.