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The Kline family of Culver were among Hoosier families honored via the State of Indiana's Hoosier Homestead Award Program, which recognizes families with farms that have been owned by the same family for 100 years or more. Indiana family farms may qualify for the Centennial Award (100 years of ownership), Sesquicentennial Award (150 years of ownership), or Bicentennial Award (200 years of ownership).
PLYMOUTH â€“ â€śHow did it all start?â€ť
You might well ask yourself this question as the Marshall County Blueberry Festival gears up for its 45th Anniversary and its 46th season this Labor Day weekend. It all harks back to a historical phenomenon in Marshall County: blueberries, blueberries, blueberries!
MARSHALL CO. â€” Due to a mistake back in 2000, Starke County has owed Marshall and Pulaski counties a yearâ€™s worth of collections for a drain shared by the three counties since that year.
Kevin Overmyer, Marshall County commissioner, Kathy Norem, Starke County commissioner, and Mike Tiede, Pulaski County commissioner called a joint drainage board meeting Wednesday to officially resolve the matter.
â€śBasically, according to all the records, we missed the first year of collections (for the drain), in the year of 2000,â€ť said Dennis Estok, Starke County surveyor.
Culver's town council last week exercised its right to waive standard rules and adopt a new agriculturÂal-based zoning designaÂtion for Culver, in an effort to resolve a recent controÂversy.
PLYMOUTH â€” Running for political office can be a long lonely road but Senate hopeful Joe Donnelly has found a traveling friend for the past few days in former Indiana Senator and Governor Evan Bayh.
Friends for the past 26 years - the two have embarked on a two day, five community trip down main street Indiana. The tour began with stops in Indianapolis, Speedway and Terre Haute yesterday and between trips to Fort Wayne and East Chicago the pair stopped for lunch in Plymouth at Opie's Deli.
PLYMOUTH â€” More than 500 local children are ready for unlimited fun Labor Day weekend, as they have in their possession the much-desired Mega Pass.
This pass, sold by the Marshall County Blueberry Festival office, is an all-you-can-ride ticket to every attraction offered by All Star Amusement, the festivalâ€™s contracted carnival. Although sales of the pass generally increase around this time of year due to a reduced early bird price, festival board member Larry Faulstich reported at a board meeting Monday that the office has sold 100 fewer passes than the same time last year.
PLYMOUTH â€” For the fifth year, motorcycle riders from several Indiana counties will be riding together to raise funds for the many programs of the Plymouth FOP Lodge 195. Despite a downpour of rain last year, 63 undaunted riders raised some $6,000-$7,000.
PLYMOUTH â€” With Blueberry Festival time fast approaching Plymouth's Baker Street will become one of the busiest city streets around.
With safety in mind the Marshall County Highway Department has completed some maintenance to the Baker Street Bridge.
"We took some boards off the sidewalk portion and replaced them with new boards and new nuts and bolts," said Marshall County Highway Superintendent Neal Haeck. "We replaced them with better quality wood so hopefully these will last a little longer."
MARSHALL CO. â€” Chris Eberly, president of the United Way of Marshall County board, resigned Monday effective immediately.
Eberly came on as president in January 2011, replacing former president Rick Kreps, who also resigned.
â€śDuring my termâ€¦we have encountered a degree of changes, that I truly believe are all for the better,â€ť said Eberly in his letter of resignation to the board Monday.
Eberly said that his position at Teacherâ€™s Credit Union is expanding and he will be moving to St. Joseph County in the near future.
WARSAW â€” The Kosciusko County Sheriffâ€™s Department is investigating a missing 18 â€“year-old and asking for the communityâ€™s help.
Kosciusko County Sheriffâ€™s Deputies responded Sunday, August 19 to the Suburban Acres Mobile Home Park in reference to a missing female adult. Officers spoke with family members who stated that Aurora Shoemaker, 18, 3699 N. County Road 175 East, Warsaw, had left the residence on Thursday, August 16 to go for a walk and never returned home.