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PLYMOUTH â€” Many chalk it up as a sign of the times, but whatever it is, itâ€™s costing a lot of money.
While the economy mends itself slowly, business is booming in Marshall County courts and the Marshall County Council is dealing with ways to pay for it.
The situation is that as there is less money in the economy, there are more court cases. Many are seeking to recover money in small claims court and other venues. Criminal cases â€” especially those involving alcohol and drugs â€” are also on the increase.
Joshua Markin, 25, of South Bend's black Durango became submerged at the Lawrence Lake access site on Olive Trail Friday morning. Markin said he was planning on fowl hunting at the lake and was parked on the ramp access. He said he returned to the truck and it began to move forward. He told officers he couldnâ€™t remember if the truck was in reverse, drive, neutral or park. As the truck neared the water, Markin escaped through the sunroof. When the vehicle was pulled from the lake, it was in park.
HAMLET â€” A Christmastime atmosphere will fill the air at the Statehouse Rotunda as a magnificent Concolor Fir is moved into the building, bringing with it the citrusy aroma of the holidays.
This glorious tree, which stands roughly 25 feet tall, is a testament to the skill and care of the growers at Hensler Nursery, Inc. in Hamlet.
In addition to providing the tree for the Statehouse, they will also be presenting Lt. Governor Becky Skill-man with an 8-foot Fraser Fir.
PLYMOUTH â€” This week, the newest campaign to market our community was unveiled. The Wheel of Progress campaign is now beginning to take off after several local stakeholders decided to join together to formulate a brand for the city.
They have decided that â€śJoin Us in the Journeyâ€ť will be the cityâ€™s slogan, after a community-wide survey that was distributed to the public for 10 days in November.
Maddie Steinke tells Santa and Mrs. Claus what her Christmas wishes are.
Photo by Lynn Gildner
PLYMOUTH â€” To hire or not to hire.
The Marshall County Commissioners continue to debate the replacement of employees in various departments of county government in an effort to meet what continue to be challenging times for the bottom line in the county budget.
PLYMOUTH â€” If response is a measure, the level of interest in the Plymouth Park Department is very high.
Superintendent Mike Hite is in the process of the departmentâ€™s new five year plan and part of that plan involves a community survey about the park, its programs and suggestions for the department. Hite distributed the survey in city water bills, the departmentâ€™s data base and online to all city of Plymouth taxpayers to get their input on the direction the park is heading.
The sledding hill at Centennial Park has been full of children and adults alike, taking advantage of the recent snowfall.
According to the National Weather Service, with a couple days of sunshine and rain ending the week Saturday.
Photo by Lynn Gildner
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Fire and EMS Department has announced promotional changes within the department.
FF/Paramedic Deanna Cleveland has been named as the Assistant Chief - EMS for the Plymouth Fire Department.
She is a five-year veteran of the Plymouth Fire Department as a career and volunteered with the service prior to that.
PLYMOUTH â€” Marshall County residents will have a chance to talk to their government as the Marshall County Commissioners will host a question and answer session with all of the area's General Assembly members.