Over $4,000 Collected for Plymouth Band Boosters at “Driven to Give” Fundraiser

Members of Oliver Ford Team Presenting Check to Plymouth Band Boosters & Staff

Last year, more than $4,000 was raised for the Plymouth Band Boosters through a “Driven to Give” fundraising event sponsored by Oliver Ford Lincoln in Plymouth.

According to a press release, about 200 people turned up on a chilly day in November to test drive vehicles in order to assist the band program. Continue reading

South Bend Man Faces Multiple Charges After Reportedly Stealing Ring and Fleeing From Police

Around 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16th, a diamond ring valued at $4,300 was reportedly stolen from Kings Jewelry at 202 N Michigan St in Plymouth.

The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Daniel Smith, of South Bend, allegedly ran out the door as Plymouth Police Officer John Weir was approaching the building. According to the officer’s narrative, a struggle ensued and Smith broke free, then ran to a car behind Treats. Continue reading

Open Seats in Marshall County for 2018 Elections

Many Marshall County positions will be up for election this year including the Judge for Superior Court 1 as well as the County Prosecutor, Clerk, Auditor, Recorder, Assessor and Sheriff. Wednesday marks the first day that a declaration of candidacy may be filed.

According to Jaley Schinbeckler with the Marshall County Clerk’s Office, elections will also be held for all township trustees and board members and the county commissioner in District 1 as well as county councils in districts 1 through 4. Two seats are open on the Argos and Culver Town Councils and one seat is open for Bourbon Town Council. Continue reading

Marshall County Humane Society is Making Sure Local Pets are Safe this Winter Season

Marshall County has recently been dealing with extremely windy and snowy weather conditions. Around this time of year, pet owners are reminded to bring pets indoors or provide adequate outside shelter in order to keep animals safe this winter season.

Marshall County Humane Society Executive Director Nancy Cox said she and members of her team spend every morning, responding to calls of animals left outdoors without adequate food, water or shelter.

She stated, “People just need to use their common sense. If you’re cold, they’re cold. Like right now, I would feel that being out in this weather without proper shelter is cruelty and neglect.” Continue reading

National Weather Service Issues Urgent Winter Weather Advisory for Marshall County

The National Weather Service has issued an urgent winter weather advisory for Marshall County, including the cities of Plymouth, Bremen and Culver. The advisory will be in effect on Thursday, January 4 from 1 a.m. until 7 p.m. ET.

Lake effect snow will be impacting the area so residents should prepare for reduced visibility at times and difficult travel conditions during morning and evening commutes. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches, with localized amounts of up to 10 inches are expected. Continue reading

Plymouth Clerk-Treasurer Permitted to Carry out Year-End Financial Obligations

Plymouth Clerk-Treasurer Jeanine Xaver sought permission to carry out year-end financial obligations during the city council meeting Wednesday night.

Clerk-Treasurer Xaver asked board members for the go ahead to make year-end transfers and encumbrances as necessary. She added that the figures will be added to the minutes from the meeting. Continue reading

Plymouth City Council Members Approve all Appointments as Presented

Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter and City Council members unanimously approved all appointments as presented during Wednesday night’s city council meeting. The council appointed Billy Ellinger and Mike Miley to the Redevelopment Commission. Each of them will serve a 1-year term, ending December 31st 2018.

The Mayor’s report included appointing Ken Houin and Joe Mersch to the Aviation Commissioners, Robert Listenberger to the Park and Recreation Board and Art Jacobs to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Each of those members will serve 4-year terms, ending December 31st 2021. Continue reading

Culver Community School Board Members Approve Field Trip Requests

The Culver Community School Board members approved a few different field trip requests when they met earlier this week. Superintendent Karen Shuman stated that one of the requested field trips will be funded by the Parent Teacher Organization.

Shuman said, “Our PTO provides behavior incentive trips to multiple students throughout the school year and one that’s coming up at the end of January is a trip to Plymouth for our 6th graders to go bowling as a reward for them doing what they’re supposed to do in school.” Continue reading

Bus-Load of Donations Collected at Plymouth Bus Drivers’ Food Drive

Banner created by PHS students in Faith Hansen’s art class

When Bus Drivers for Plymouth Community Schools held their first-ever “Stuff-a-Bus” Food Drive last Saturday, it garnered great results.

At the end of the three hour food drive, the bus stationed in the parking lot of Wal-Mart had every seat filled with non-perishable goods. Additionally, $200 in cash was donated as well. All the donations were split in half and then delivered to the Bread of Life Food Pantry and the Marshall County Neighborhood Center.

Assistant Director of Transportation Brandon Berger said that Bus Driver Mark Harder proposed the unique food drive idea and served as one of the main organizers. Berger stated that due to this year’s success, they hope to make the Stuff-a-Bus non-perishable food drive an annual event.

Be a Santa to a Senior this Year

This holiday season, Home Instead Senior Care is giving you the unique opportunity to be Santa to elderly individuals who may otherwise go without gifts.

The ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ initiative intends to bring holiday cheer into the lives of local senior citizens who may not have family around this time of the year. If you bring in a donation to the Plymouth or LaPorte locations today around 10 a.m. ET, you will have a chance to enjoy some soup and chili thanks to Home Instead Senior Care staff.

Some gift suggestions include hats, scarves and gloves as well as blankets, robes socks and slippers. Some other potential present ideas are stationery, pens, stamps, puzzles, word searches and playing cards. Monetary donations may also be made to help cover the cost of big ticket items.

The deadline for drop-offs has been extended; donations will now be accepted through December 18th. Continue reading

Parent College Night at Lincoln Junior High School

Lincoln Jr. High School in Plymouth will be hosting its second annual parent college night from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. tonight. All 7th and 8th grade students, as well as their parents are invited to attend this informative program.

The “Launch Your Future Now” event will explore a number of topics related to preparation for college and careers beyond high school. Parents will also be informed about what is being done at Lincoln to help students prepare. Continue reading

City of Plymouth and WorkOne Team Up to Host End-of-Year Job Fair

Marshall County individuals currently seeking employment or hoping to secure a new occupation should attend the local job fair on Thursday, December 7th.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Plymouth Wesleyan Church on Michigan Street.

WorkOne and the City of Plymouth are teaming up to host this end-of-the-year opportunity which will feature a variety of representatives from local businesses. These employers are eager to show citizens what they have to offer to prospective employees. This is also an ideal chance for career seekers to investigate an assortment of potential avenues that may appeal to them. Continue reading

Santa Claus is Coming to Town a Little Sooner than You’d Think

Santa will be visiting Plymouth a whole month early! On Saturday, November 25th Santa will arrive on a fire truck during the Holiday Parade at 6 p.m.

The parade will be on Michigan Street, starting at Adams Street and ending in River Park Square. Santa will make his way to River Park Square for the tree lighting ceremony. The Park Department will perform a light show after the Christmas tree is lit. When the light show is complete, Santa will be at the Marshall County Museum for photos. Model trains will be running at the museum starting at 11 a.m.

Hot chocolate and cookies will be available all evening. Grab the whole family and come out for a night of festivities featuring Old Saint Nick as the guest of honor.

Senator Donnelly to Talk Future Farm Bill at Ancilla Tomorrow

Photo: Lauren Chapman – Indiana Public Media

This Friday, Senator Joe Donnelly will hold a farm bill listening session in Cana Hall on the Ancilla College campus.

Senator Donnelly is a member of the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. The current farm bill is scheduled to expire next year so Donnelly is seeking public input about agricultural matters, specifically farm policy issues that are integral to consider when the new farm bill is being written. Continue reading

Democratic Party to Hold Gala Dinner at Local Establishment this Sunday

Marshall County Democrat Chairman Jim Smart announced that this year’s Democrat Gala Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 12 at Opie’s Deli and Office in downtown Plymouth. Social hour will start at 4 p.m. and the dinner portion will commence at 5:30 p.m.

Smart added that he is pleased to see that three qualified candidates will run in the May primary and the winner will eventually face incumbent Jackie Walorski for the 2nd District Congressional seat in November of 2018. Continue reading

Texas Fugitive Taken into Custody by Detective Sergeant with the Plymouth Police Department

On Monday, October 30 the Plymouth Police Department received information regarding a fugitive from Texas living in Plymouth. According to the police report on Tuesday, October 31 at approximately 1 p.m. the fugitive, 52-year-old Mary Soto, was observed by Detective Sergeant Leo Mangus in the 1200 Block of North Walnut Street. Continue reading

Howl-o-Ween: Trims and Treats Fundraiser to Assist Marshall County Humane Society

Photo Provided from Parrett Veterinary Clinic  Howl-o-Ween Event Page
Parrett Veterinary Clinic in Plymouth is offering a special event this Halloween that will provide a service to pet owners and also raise money for the Marshall County Humane Society.

From 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. today (Tuesday) the clinic is holding their Howl-o-Ween: Trims and Treats event where individuals can have their pet’s nails trimmed for $10. One-hundred percent of the proceeds collected will go to the Marshall County Humane Society. Several students from Plymouth High School have volunteered to help out with the event.

Costumes are optional and walk-ins are welcome. One staff member has made some colorful candy baskets to provide to patrons. All offered treats for people and pets will be peanut-free.

Parrett Veterinary Clinic is located at 750 Columbus Drive in Plymouth. Contact them at 574-936-2353.