Archive - Sep 2012 - Latest News
MARSHALL CO. â€” According to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), toxins produced by blue-green algae are not a problem in Marshall County lakes.
However, some citizens feel differently.
One of them, Joe Toth of Bremen, visited the Marshall County commissioners meeting Tuesday to ask commissioners to fund further testing of county lakes.
â€śIâ€™m here to address some concernsâ€¦and to show you that there are problems in our lakes,â€ť said Toth Tuesday.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth police are investigating an alleged rape that took place in the city Monday night. According to PPD, a woman reported being raped in Plymouth then taken into Starke County where she was dumped on the side of the road. She was flown to Memorial Hospital in South Bend where she was treated. More information to come.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Plymouth School Board heard a proposal on Tuesday night that could lead to the formation of a New Tech Middle School academy for the 2012-2013 school year.
Speaking to the Board was Amy Gerard, K-8 Project Based Learning (PBL) coordinator, for the Plymouth Schools.
Gerard said, â€śNew Tech matches the strategic plan from 2009 for PCSC is committed to expand instrumental strategies and curriculum to include PBL and School within a School.â€ť
LAPAZ â€” Cargill, Inc., in LaPaz, recently met with some opposition when they requested a zoning change to their property.
County plan commissioner Ralph Booker first brought up the issue during the Aug. 20 Marshall County Commissioner meeting, noting that Cargill would like a portion of their property re-zoned from residential to industrial so they can expand their facility. A public hearing was also held Aug. 20, and several residents near the plant expressed displeasure at the change, saying that dust from the plant blows on their homes and vehicles and causes a major cleaning problem.
ARGOS â€” A pile of trash caught on fire at County Line Landfill Tuesday around 6 p.m., but was put out quickly according to Ryan Murphy, assistant fire chief at the Rochester Fire Department.
"Some trash on the hill caught on fire," said Murphy Wednesday, adding, "The cause of fire was never really determined â€” it could have been a hot load of ash or a cigarette."
Employees of the landfill noticed the fire, and called 911. Murphy said that firefighters were only on the scene for about 40 minutes.
KNOX â€” Todd Boldry, 39, of Knox, entered a plea of not guilty in Starke County Circuit Court Friday during his initial hearing on the charges of Child Seduction and Official Misconduct.
Plymouth man denies sexual misconduct with teen
PLYMOUTH â€” A nearly two-month investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Plymouth man on charges of having sex with a minor.
Brock Biddle, 26, Plymouth, told police he never had sex with an underage girl and believed that she was 18.
The girl alleges that shortly after her 15th birthday in March the two become involved.
Biddle was booked in the Marshall County Jail Sunday and held on a $10,000 bond with a charge of sexual misconduct, a class B felony.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the first of a three-part series on strength-based learning. Thursdayâ€™s installment explores the concept in action.
CULVER â€“ You may remember when â€śpositive thinkingâ€ť was the byword of the day. Advocates such as Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking, recommended surrounding yourself with positive affirmations to counteract the negative influences of life. This reporter was not above looking in the bathroom mirror and repeating the mantra â€śI am the best I can be. Today will be the best day of my life.â€ť
Hollywood film director and producer J.B. Rogers shared a recurring piece of advice for aspiring filmÂmakers Aug. 26: film school? Maybe, but the real ticket "in" is getting coffee for the important folks.
Rogers, an Indianapolis native and Park Tudor grad who spent childhood sumÂmers on Lake MaxinkuckÂee, had that to say and much more, to members of the Culver Club of Culver SatÂurday evening at the Dave and Ginny Gibson cottage on East Shore Drive.
When a vehicle with the words "Bomb Squad" affixed visibly rolls into Culver, it gets everyone talking.