Archive - Nov 2012 - News Article
The line was steady and even out the door at times this morning at the Knights of Columbus in Plymouth. Voting started today at 6 a.m. though some were lined up as early as 5:45 a.m.
Other polling places reported brisk voting first thing this morning.
While Mitt Romney is almost assuredly going to carry Indiana in the Presidential race, competitive races for Governor, Senator, Representative and Superintendent of Schools was expected to account for good turnout.
In Marshall County, early voting was up from 2008.
The Pilot News will have full results in Wednesday edition.
MARSHALL CO. â€” A regulation intended to help law enforcement catch methamphetamine cooks is actually making arrests more difficult, according to Indiana State Police First Sergeant Niki Crawford.
Since the first of this year, retailers selling pseudoephedrine â€” the decongestant used in over-the-counter medicine like Sudafed â€” have â€śtrackedâ€ť purchases of the drug through a computer system. This was mandated by Indiana state government along with limiting purchasers to 3.6 grams of the drug per day.
Pseudoephedrine is a key ingredient in homemade meth.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Riley Childrenâ€™s Foundation welcomed its new class of Riley Champions Presented by Kroger with an unforgettable weekend.
Eight courageous children from across the state were honored on the court before the Indiana Pacers game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
They also served as Riley Coin Toss Kids at the Indianapolis Colts game on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Man arrested after allegedly impregnating juvenile
The death of a stillborn child by a juvenile led to the arrest of a Marshall County man.
On Oct. 4, the Marshall County Sheriff's Department was contacted by the Porter County Sheriff's Department about a juvenile female that had given birth to a stillborn child.
The juvenile gave birth at a hospital in Porter County.
During an investigation, the juvenile admitted to having a sexual relationship with Charles E. Barber, 55, that resulted in her pregnancy.
Barber was charged with sexual misconduct with a minor and hled on $50,000 bond.
PLYMOUTH - If you could talk with the animals youâ€™d be in good company at Plymouth High School this weekend as the Plymouth High School Theatre Department presents the musical Dr. Doolittle at the PHS Auditorium with a 6:30 p.m. showtime tonight and Saturday nights and matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â Though Marshall County hasnâ€™t been significantly impacted by mega-storm â€śSandy,â€ť there are ways that local residents can help victims suffering on the east coast.
Rebecca DeLine of the northern Indiana American Red Cross chapter said that extra training sessions for volunteers have been organized. One of those sessions is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Joseph County Red Cross office in South Bend.
â€śWe are setting up training for those interested in getting engaged right away,â€ť said DeLine Thursday. â€śAs of today, weâ€™ve deployed about 24 volunteers from the area.â€ť
Most Culver residents are aware that work resumed two weeks ago on Culver's downtown revitalization project. At the Oct. 23 meeting of Culver's town council, some insight was given as to how that action came about, following the ceasing of work from Oct. 9 to 16.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â 2nd District Congressional Candidate Brendan Mullen (D-Granger) stopped by Opieâ€™s Deli Wednesday afternoon fresh off his debate with opponent Republican Jackie Walorski.
Mullen took Walorski to task several times for seemingly avoiding direct answers to questions during the debate aired on WSBT2 Tuesday night.
During the debate, Mullen painted Walorski as a career politician while citing his own small business and military experience.
PLYMOUTH â€” After a week where his name was all over the national news for his comments on abortion and rape, Republican Seante candidate Richard Mourdock was at The Brass Rail Wednesday afternoon as his campaign charged toward the finish.
And Mourdock brought with him some good news for the supporters on hand.
He told the group that internal polling suggested Mourdock had gone from being in a tie with opponent Democrat Joe Donnelly to leading by a little less than two points.
Mourdockâ€™s campaign took a hit from comments he made at an Oct. 23 debate.