Archive - Aug 2012 - Latest News
PLYMOUTH â€” A major drain project that will cost some Plymouth residents more than $800 caused the Marshall County Drainage Board meeting to be well attended Monday.
Larry Fisher, county surveyor, explained that reconstruction of the Logan Drain â€” a drain that affects mostly subdivided lands both inside and outside of the Plymouth corporate limits â€” is necessary to provide a water outlet for Fairfield Farms subdivision and allow provision for future developments in that area.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Marshall County will soon be helping out the town of Argos when it comes to building permits.
Argos town clerk Patty Jones and town council member Mark VanDerWeele visited the Marshall County commissioners meeting Monday to discuss the countyâ€™s possible assistance.
â€śWe are looking for a consistency in our building permits,â€ť said Jones, adding that their town officials do not have the opportunity to stay up to date on building regulations as county officials do.
The town of Argos only issues between 25 and 50 building permits each year.
BREMEN â€” When Heart and Hands closed this past June, there was no local agency ready to fill the gap of helping people learn the English language.
However, the opportunity to learn English will continue to be available in Bremen.
English classes will be offered, beginning in September, at Horizon Ministries, which is located across the street from the Bremen Post Office.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â This year during the Marshall County Blueberry Festival attendees can expect the fun and excitement to be notched up a bit as special guests will literally be falling from the heavens. Troy Church and Steve Verner, of Plymouth Sky Sports, have big plans to parachute into Centennial Park from the skies above, heightening the bustle and energy of the festival.
BOURBON â€” Energy-efficient home kits will soon provide Triton School Corporation with way to bring in some funds.
Superintendent Donna Burroughs reported in the August school board meeting that utility companies in Indiana such as NIPSCO are now distributing such kits to willing homeowners. For each kit distributed, the school corporation will receive $25.
â€śAnybody living in Indiana can participate (and have the money go to Triton),â€ť said Burroughs. â€śAll the utility companies in the state are participating.â€ť
CULVER - A successful partnership between Marshall County and the Lake Maxincuckee Association has resulted in a safer community.
Thanks to an agreement between the Marshall County Commissioners, the Lake Maxincuckee Association and Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin boats for the Maxincuckee Lake Patrol have been manned by Marshall County Sheriff's Deputies - law enforcement academy trained and deputized by Sheriff Chamberlin - for the better part of the past two years.
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â The Marshall County Sheriffâ€™s Department had a total of 202 jail bookings in the month of July. In Argos, three males were jailed. In Bourbon, two males and one female was jailed. In Bremen, nine males were jailed. In Culver, one male and one female was jailed. The Indiana State Police was responsible for three additional jail bookings, two male and one female. In Plymouth, 16 males and four females were jailed.
PLYMOUTH â€” If you have ever wanted to get on the little tractor and see how far you can pedal a load at a fair or festival, now is your chance. New this year, the Blueberry Festival Committee has scheduled an adult tractor pull to complement the kidsâ€™ version.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Although the Plymouth School of Inquiry (SOI) has been commonly referred to as the New Tech school, Director Ken Olson said technology isnâ€™t actually what makes the new school â€” which launched this week with a little more than 100 freshmen â€” different from the rest of Plymouth High School.
PLYMOUTH â€” Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a tree stand accident that occurred at 10099 7th Rd near Plymouth Indiana Wednesday.