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October 8th, 2014

Longevity pay case heard in federal court

October 8, 2014

CHICAGO/PLYMOUTH — On Thursday, City of Plymouth Attorney Sean Surrisi presented oral arguments in federal court in Chicago, citing the City’s position on a case involving Police officer Robert DeLee.

The case, which was decided in the city’s favor earlier this year, was appealed by DeLee and found its way to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. This is the federal appeals court for cases that originate in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Freedom Park playground project to change locations

October 8, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The playground designed for children of all abilities is changing locations, but staying within the Centennial Park area.

Michael Reese made a short presentation to the board concerning the change in plans for the Freedom Park Project.

Originally planned to be placed by the Hoosier Old Wheels pavilion, the Freedom Park Committee had changed their mind to move the all accessibility park to Packard Woods.

Right to Life takes a stand

October 8, 2014

PLYMOUTH — A small but determined group of people lined both sides of Michigan Street Sunday afternoon to advocate on behalf of the unborn. It was part of the nation-wide Chain of Life events, organized by the Marshall County Right to Life organization.

The “Chain of Life” advocacy event drew several dozen people, including families and individuals. Those taking part were given signs and instructed to hold their signs and offer prayer to end legalized abortion.

This was the 20th annual Marshall County event and the 27th year for the National Life Chain.

Weather radio give-away in process

October 8, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — The Emergency Management Agency received 181 emergency weather radios to pass out to county residents for those who could not afford the small devices.

“We received a supply of emergency alert radios from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security,” said EMA Director Clyde Avery.

Absentee voting opens; three dozen ballots processed

October 8, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — Voting for the 2014 election opened yesterday with 36 people submitting absentees ballots in the first day of the absentee/early voting process.

Absentee voting continues through Saturday, Nov. 1 in the Marshall County Clerk’s office in the courthouse. Voting is available 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday leading up to the week before the Nov. 4 general election. Saturday hours are offered on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Jail bond refinancing Ok'd

October 8, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — The refinancing of the 2006 Marshall County jail bonds is underway and expected to save more than a half-million in tax payer money.

The discussion began in June of what options the county had to refinance the bonds. Then in August the commissioners agreed to proceed with refinancing if there would be a minimum savings of $350,000 for the life of the bonds.

Argos advances past Glenn at LaVille Sectional

October 8, 2014

LAKEVILLE — Argos defeated Glenn 4-0 in the opening game of the girls soccer sectional at Newton Park. Courtney Dunlap scored on a pass from Megan Ditmire in the seventh minute for the eventual game-winner. The Dragons possessed the ball for the majority of the half, getting eight shots on goal to one for the Falcons, but Argos couldn’t find the finish and the game remained a tight 1-0 at the break.

October 7th

Jefferson Street bridge ordered closed

October 7, 2014

Staff Writer

PLYMOUTH — The traffic through the downtown area of Plymouth is going to be rerouted due to the closing of a busy intersection.
“I would like to motion we declare an emergency on the Jefferson Street bridge and we allow USI to get their company Beer and Slabaugh in to get started on this thing as soon as possible that the road would be closed Thursday morning as early as 6 a.m.” said Commissioner Roose.

Martha Lucille Thacker–Milner

October 7, 2014

Martha Lucille Thacker–Milner
Nov. 12, 1909 – Oct. 6, 2014

SOUTH BEND — Martha Lucille Thacker-Milner, 104, of South Bend, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at the South Bend Hospice House.
She was born on Nov. 12, 1909 in Etna Green to the late Otis W. Thacker and Carrie May (Shumaker) Thacker.
She grew up on the family farm between Bourbon and Argos. Martha attended ninth grade in Fort Wayne.

Death Notices 10/7/14

October 7, 2014

Jarrod A. Ball
Oct. 3, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jarrod A. Ball, 38, formerly of Rochester, died in Greensboro, N.C. on Friday, Oct. 3.
Service arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be under the direction of the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Wilfred A. ‘Art’ Brock
Oct. 5, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Wilfred A. ‘Art’ Brock, 87, of Denton, Texas, formerly of Plymouth, died at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 5, 2014 at Vintage Healthcare Ct.
Services are pending at Van Gilder Funeral Home.

Rebecca Rodriguez
Oct. 5, 2014

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