Archive - Apr 2012 - Latest News
PLYMOUTH â€” Thanks to an alleged â€śprogramming errorâ€ť at the Indiana Department of Revenue, Marshall County is being reimbursed today for money it should have received over the last two years, in the tune of $1.4 million. Although the amount is not as dramatic as other Indiana counties â€” Marion County, for example, will be reimbursed $33 million â€”Â itâ€™s all relative when the county population is taken into consideration, said Marshall County auditor Penny Lukenbill.
â€śThe $1.4 million to us means as much as the $33 million does for Marion County,â€ť said Lukenbill.
BREMEN â€“ Birds and Birdies abound at Sprig Oâ€™ Mint Golf Course in Bremen. Well, birds anyway. Birdiesâ€”1 shot under parâ€”depend upon the golfer.
The birds, however, have been a winter ecological project of Brian Feldman, Golf Course Superintendent. In addition to his maintenance and planning duties during the off season, Feldman has busied himself building wooden birdhousesâ€”16 bluebird houses and four duck houses, to be exact. He then erected the houses along the fairways of the golf course.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â If you hear gunshots this weekend, donâ€™t be alarmed: itâ€™s just the Civil War encampment downtown. And if youâ€™ve ever wanted to learn how to throw a tomahawk, you might want to mosey on down and check out the â€śliving historyâ€ť event sponsored by a partnership between the Marshall County Historical Museum, Encore Performing Arts, and area libraries.
â€śWe are trying to give everyone a sense of the life of the soldier,â€ť said Anna Liechty, one of the organizers of the event.
PLYMOUTH â€” You may vote by absentee ballot if you are a registered voter of the precinct where you reside. There are three methods of absentee voting.
Absentee Voting in person begins today, April 9, in the Marshall County Clerkâ€™s Office, 211 W. Madison St., Plymouth, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. for the upcoming primary election May 8. The office will also be open Saturday, April 28 and Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Absentee Voting by mail can be done if you meet the qualifications listed below:
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Indiana conservation officers are investigating an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident that occurred Saturday near the intersection of 9th and Sycamore Roads, Plymouth. Marshall County central dispatch received a 911 call at 4:09 p.m. advising of an ATV accident with injury.
INDIANAPOLIS â€”Â Veteran Plymouth attorney James N. Clevenger has been appointed chairman of the Indiana State Ethics Commission by Gov. Mitch Daniels.
The appointment was effective Feb. 1, 2012, and Clevenger serves at the governorâ€™s discretion.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Community School Corporation announced Thursday that the remnants of two meth labs found in the woods near Washington Elementary School last week have been completely cleaned up. All waste was hauled off site by ENVIROCORP, a certified environmental management firm hired by the school corporation, and disposed of in an approved landfill.
ENVIROCORP is also inspecting the soil and taking soil samples in the area.
FRIDAY, APRIL 6
â€˘ Plymouth Moose is hosting a buffet dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The menu is fish dinner. For more information please contact Tom Williams at 574-936-3530.
â€˘Â The Lakeville Lions Club is hosting a fish fry at Newton Center, Lakeville from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 adults, 6 to 12 years $4, and 5 and under free. Carry-outs are available. Fish, potato, slaw, dessert, bread, and drink included. Proceeds support community projects, needy families, Boy and Cub Scouts, FFA, and 4-H projects.
Dr. Carrie Cadwell, Cadwell Psychological Services, will be speaking on the topic of autism on April 6. The presentation will be held at Menominee Elementary School tonight at 6 p.m. The program is open to the public and free of charge.
April has been designated worldwide as Autism Awareness Month. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), one in every 88 children in the United States falls under the autism spectrum.
Cadwell said, â€śTheir findings also show that one in 54 boys fall into the spectrum.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Last weekend, Staff Sergeant Jerry Nenycz, of Plymouth, fought against eight other competitors in a contest to determine the best soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer in Indiana.
Nenycz, an NCO, eventually took home the title, after placing first or second in nearly every event in the three-day physical and mental contest.
â€śAt the end of each day we got a running total (score) so we knew where we were,â€ť explained Nenycz. â€śIt felt good to be in the lead, but at no point did I feel like I had a breather, or like I was safe.â€ť