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PLYMOUTH â€” Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes today.
People are exposed to identity theft almost daily and are often unaware of their risk. Even in Marshall County, false IDs and stolen Social Security numbers are bought and sold.
Sometimes even with preventative measures in place, a person can still become a victim, and may not discover it until much damage has been done. If someone discovers that you are a victim, what should you do?
PLYMOUTH â€” Marshall County will begin the search for a new Human Resource Deputy position in the Marshall County Auditorâ€™s Office.
The Marshall County Council voted unanimously to recommend that the position be refilled taking the recommendation of the Marshall County Commissioners and Marshall County Attorney Jim Clevenger, along with Auditor Penny Lukenbill.
PLYMOUTH â€” Marshall County will move forward on the possibility of raising the innkeepers tax for the county.
Mike Woolfington, executive director of the Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau, came before the Marshall County Council to seek an increase in the tax from its current level of 3 percent to 5 percent. The tax has been at 3 percent for nearly 20 years and the money raised from the tax is the money that Woolfington uses to fund his department that seeks to bring tourists, events and the subsequent dollars spent, to the area.
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PLYMOUTH â€” Chances are someone you know has been affected by identity theft.
Your neighbor cannot get a loan because someone else has already taken out loans in his name. You give out your credit card number over the phone and someone else uses it.
Total immunity from identity theft is impossible, but a few practical steps can do much to reduce the risk. The first line of defense is to protect your Social Security number as much as possible through the following:
Brody Conroy, of Argos, hugs his snowman, Mr. Ice-T, after Fridayâ€™s snowstorm covered areas of the county. While Plymouth saw no real accumulation, the southern part of the county had about an inch of snow.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Schools Superintendent Dan Tyree made the announcement last week that the Plymouth School Corporation made AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress).
The State of Indiana designates the AYP status through student performance and participation scores on the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress+ (ISTEP) assessments in English/language arts and mathematics. Additional data involved includes attendance rates for elementary and middle schools and graduation rates for high schools.
PLYMOUTH â€“ Plymouth High Schoolâ€™s theatre department will work their magic once again this weekend with the departmentâ€™s childrenâ€™s show, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of the Black Forest.Â
Show times are Friday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, at 2:00 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2:00 p.m.Â Remember also that this weekend is the time change so keep that in mind for Sundayâ€™s start time.
ARGOS â€“ They say that variety is the spice of life and it very well could be the spice of your entertainment options this weekend as Argos High Schoolâ€™s theatre, band and choir departments offer their Variety Show.
Show time is 7:30 p.m Friday and Saturday nights at the Argos High School Auditorium. The evening is full of song, skits and fun provided by the Argos students with the title â€śMoonlight Montageâ€ť.
The following lists final Marshall County votes, absentee and machine ballots. Provisionals have not be accounted for. The list shows the amount of votes and the percentage as well.
# of Machine Ballots 11292
# of Absentee Ballots 2232
# of Provisional Ballots
13524 votes total
28638 registered voters
VOTES= 13,222 â€” United States Senator
8279 62.62% DAN COATS (R)
4362 32.99% BRAD ELLSWORTH (D)
580 4.39% REBECCA SINK-BURRIS (L)
VOTES= 12,927 â€” Secretary of State
8255 63.86% CHARLIE WHITE (R)
3914 30.28% VOP OSILI (D)
758 5.86% MIKE WHERRY (L)