Archive - May 17, 2012 - Latest News
MARSHALL COUNTY â€”Â Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts â€”Â beware. Marshall County police agencies announced this week that Indiana's 2012 Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement begins Friday, May 18.
This national mobilization will take place over the Memorial Day holiday period and is supported by thousands of law enforcement agencies and traffic safety advocates across the country. In Indiana, more than 250 law enforcement agencies will conduct special patrols â€”Â day and night, to identify and ticket unrestrained motorists. The effort will conclude June 3.
MARSHALL CO. â€” Last year's string of daytime home burglaries in northern Marshall County ended Wednesday with the sentencing of Justin Whitt, of North Liberty, to the maximum prison term allowed under his agreement with the Marshall County Prosecutor's Office.
Whitt was arrested for seven counts of burglary and six counts of theft last June. He was 22 years old at the time of his arrest.
LAKEVILLE â€” The Union-North United School Board has appointed Chuck Phillips to Director of Operations for the 2012-13 school year.
Currently, Phillips is the principal of LaVille Jr.-Sr. High School. He will remain in that position until the end of the school year while, at the same time, transition into the Director of Operations.
The newly-created position consolidates the former director of maintenance and director of transportation duties into one.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Board of Public Works and Safety heard an interesting proposal Monday from DC Tech owner Dan Sammartano. DC Tech is a small Internet company based in Plymouth that currently provides a limited amount of free Wi-Fi to the downtown area, in exchange for attaching DC Tech equipment to city water towers. Sammartano requested to put additional equipment on the cityâ€™s west water tower in order for the company to service Yogi Bear Jellystone Park.
â€śThey need a large amount of bandwidth (to cover the area),â€ť said Sammartano to board members.