Archive - 2011 - News Article
PLYMOUTH â€” Each year the Marshall County Sheriff issues his â€śCommissary Reportâ€ť to the County Commissioners and County Council to show the intake and disbursement of funds from the Sheriffâ€™s Commissary Fund.
The Commissary is a place where prisoners can purchase personal items as well as things such as candy bars. Below is a summary of outgoing Sheriff Jon VanVactorâ€™s report for July to December of 2010.
The fund showed a balance of $23,686 on June 30 of this year.
BREMEN â€” For some aging members of the Bremen community, the Bremen Senior Center has become an affordable and comfortable housing option.
The property, on the northwest corner of Plymouth and Market streets, has had numerous faces over the years. Once a bank, it later became a hotel, which deteriorated into one of the more notorious locations in the area.
In a county like Marshall County even snow removal can be a little bit different.
While county road crews deal with their own problems like blowing and drifting, city crews have another problem entirely. Where do you put all this stuff?
â€śIt's really tough especially at intersections,â€ť said Plymouth Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt. â€śYou pile it up as best you can but when it gets too high you have to load it up and take it someplace else.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” A slippery road at the intersection of Olive Trail and Overmyer Drive in Plymouth were to blame for a one-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon. At 12:45 p.m. Howard Holland, Plymouth, 85, was driving a red 2002 Dodge Caravan south on Overmyer Drive and attempted to turn right onto Olive Trail but his van kept on turning. The van went off the right side of the road and struck a guide for a utility pole and the cable got wedged behind the left rear tire. Holland was not injured in the accident but the van received some minor damage and a flat tire.
If a Plymouth High School girl attends every available formal dance, it could mean purchasing six formal gowns before she graduates.
Not only is this cost out of reach for many, it is also impractical for a young woman to own and store so many dresses she will likely wear just once.
Plymouthâ€™s Beta Delta chapter of the local womenâ€™s philanthropic organization, Tri Kappa, has a solution: The second annual Promen-ade To Prom â€” a chance to recycle or buy a gently used dress for just $10.
Each year, the Marshall County Sheriff issues a yearly jail report to the County Commissioners and County Council.
The numbers compiled can be revealing.
Below are highlights from outgoing Sheriff Jon VanVactorâ€™s jail report for 2010.
During the year of 2010 there were a total of 2,070 inmates processed into the jail. The average daily book in for the jail was 5.7 prisoners. The average daily inmate population was 100 persons.
The following is a list of the top 10 identified type of offenses of persons lodged in the Marshall County Jail during 2010:
BREMEN â€” Many who are active in Boy Scouts for years donâ€™t finish up requirements for the Eagle Scout award. Jason Ringer, who recently received his Eagle, said he could understand why.
â€śThe hardest part is sticking with it for all of the years even as friends backed out,â€ť said Ringer, a senior at Bremen High School. â€śI almost stopped when I fell behind on the project.â€ť
Reaching the Eagle level is demanding.
INDIANAPOLIS â€“ Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter has been honored by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.
Senter was awarded Bronze and Silver Certificates in Advanced City Leadership. The program is co-sponsored by the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Mayors Institute. It involves attending courses over the past two years designed to highlight topics of importance to Indiana's municipal CEO's.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Marshall County BZA (Board of Zoning Appeals) held a reorganization meeting to open 2011 last night.
By unanimous vote, the board approved retaining the same officers as in 2010. Don Ecker will continue as president; Robert Flora, vice-president, and Deb Griewank, secretary. Other board members include Foster Davenport and Stan Klotz.
PLYMOUTH â€” Marshall County has officially entered the deep freeze as plenty of snow blanketed the area over the weekend and more is forecast for the coming days.
Marshall County Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery issued a statement Monday afternoon from the National Weather Service stating that a large area of system snow is expected to begin at daybreak Tuesday and continue into early Wednesday morning before giving way to intense lake effect snow showers over our area.