Archive - Aug 2011 - Latest News
PLYMOUTH â The Marshall County Coronerâs Office has released the names of the two victims of Tuesday morningâs double-fatality accident at 5A and Michigan Roads north of Plymouth.
Wesley F. Collins, 21, of Plymouth and Conner A. McGee, 18, of Muncie were both killed instantly in a three-vehicle crash. Identification of both victims was withheld during the day pending notification of family members.
According to the Marshall County Sheriffâs Department, officers responded to the scene at approximately 5:37 a.m. and determined that two separate accidents had occurred.
LAPORTE/STARKE COUNTY â The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will close U.S. 35 between U.S. 6 and U.S. 30 beginning Tuesday, Aug. 9. Crews will be demolishing the old bridge over the Kankakee River and changing the alignment of the highway to carry traffic over a new bridge.
During the work, traffic will be directed on a 20-mile, marked detour. Northbound traffic will be directed west on U.S. 30, north on Ind. 39 and east on U.S. 6. Southbound traffic will be directed west on U.S. 6, south on Ind. 39 and east on U.S. 30.
A âtown hallâ style meeting has been announced by a group called Concerned Property Owners of Southern Marshall County, scheduled for Saturday, August 13, starting at 10 a.m. at the Uptown Cinema on Lake Shore Drive in Culver.
If you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference between an ATV, RTV, UTV, and MTV -- and whether any of them constitute a golf cart, or are allowed on Culver's streets under state statute -- you're in good company.
Culver's town council last week sought to untangle the meanings behind those acronyms (hint: All Terrain Vehicle, Rough Terrain Vehicle, Utility Terrain Vehicle, and Marginal Terrain Vehicle are at least some of the options) and their legality.
PLYMOUTH â Itâs back to the drawing board for the Plymouth Aviation Board if it wants BZA (Board of Zoning Appeals) approval for signs at the airport.
Airport Manager Dave Lattimer and Aviation Board President Tom Flynn appeared before the BZA Tuesday night seeking a variance from the development standard to increase the sign area from 32 square feet to 119 square feet for a monument sign. The sign â designed by Vanadco Signs of Argos â would measure 17 feet high.
The BZA Board considered the matter and then voted unanimously to deny the application.
LAKEVILLE â Racing around the track isnât anything out of the ordinary for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. But Tuesday at Newton Park, Stewart was behind the wheel of a quarter-scale radio controlled car instead of his #14 Office Depot Sprint Cup car.
The 44th annual Culver Invitational Tennis Tournament will take place this Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, at the Culver Academies tennis facilities off State Road 10. Cost is $20 per player, payable at the courts; ages 15 and up.
A crash has claimed the life of at least two in Marshall County this morning.
Around 6:30 a.m., emergency crews were called to the scene, where a mulitple-vehicle collision occurred. A car crossed the center line near the intersection of 5A and Michigan Roads, north of Plymouth. The car hit a pickup truck head-on, spun around and was hit by another car. Two others were airlifted for their injuries. A fifth person was treated at the scene.
Michigan Road between 4th and 6th was closed for a short time this morning following the crash.
More information will be available later today.
PLYMOUTH â âTis the season for pens, notebooks, and glueâand not a small amount of stress for parents who need to provide new school supplies for their children.
âIâm not a good plannerâI usually buy what I can the last couple of weeks before school starts, even if it breaks the budget,â said Hesper Manns, Knox mom of Layne, 14, and Brenna, 10.
Manns is not aloneâthe list of needed supplies, especially for parents of multiple children, can seem overwhelming. To combat budget worries, Plymouth mom Amy Schuler plans on buying school supplies gradually instead of all at once.
PLYMOUTH â Even a 15-day strike hasn't slowed the project on Pioneer Drive.
Reporting to the Marshall County Commissioners DLZ project engineer Ron Wireman said that even dealing with a strike that shut down work for more than two weeks likely won't push the completion date for the road back any further than the second week of September. The contractors on the project will be allowed a 15-day extension for the days lost to the work stoppage which sets the official required completion date back to Oct. 17.