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MARSHALL CO. â€”Â Department of Child Services offices statewide will be holding candlelight vigils to raise awareness for child abuse April 16.
Local DCS director Michael Carroll said that the public can expect to see more of these types of events, as his office seeks to increase community participation in the fight against abuse.
â€śThe whole purpose (of the April 16 candlelight event) is to engage local leaders and stakeholders, to recognize those affected by child abuse, and to generate positive local media coverage for DCS,â€ť said Carroll.
PLYMOUTH â€” A local mental health facility is under the microscope following a string of protests from past employees.
March 14, a group of former employees picketed near Michiana Behavioral Health located on Oak Road in Plymouth. These individuals held signs claiming that the facility is understaffed, causing an unsafe work environment.
DONALDSON â€” Good Friday Service will be held March 29 at 3 p.m. in the Ancilla Domini Chapel at The Center at Donaldson also known as the PHJC Ministry Center.
The Ancilla Domini Community Choir will sing â€śThe Passion according to St. John by William Byrd.â€ť Patrick Miller will sing the part of the Evangelist; Charles Weaver, Jesus; and Dana Hanefeld, Synagoga. Instrumentalist is Kelly Filson, flute. Mary Lou McCarthy-Artz is director/organist. Rev. John Zemelko is the celebrant.
All are welcome to attend.
PLYMOUTH â€” L&K Serendipity Shoppe in downtown Plymouth will soon be expanding into 1,000 square feet next door.
Shop owner Lori Manning said she plans to start selling larger items such as furniture and antiques. To do that, she needs the space that formerly housed Ely Lane next door to her shop.
â€śWe still have people coming in for the first time,â€ť said Manning, who co-owns the shop with her daughter Kati Manning.
MARSHALL CO. â€” If your work commute takes you down U.S. 6, you might be caught in some traffic this week.
The Indiana Department of Transportation advised that work crews will be welding sections of the bridge for the new U.S. 31 over U.S. 6 between U.S. 31 and Lilac Road. This work will start Tuesday and continue through April 12.
If you think this winter has been dragging on and on, youâ€™re not wrong.
Nick Greenawalt, meteorologist at the Northern Indiana National Weather Service office said that this March has been on average 20 degrees colder than the same time last year. Wednesday was the official first day of spring according to the calendar, but temperatures stayed in the 20s for most of the day.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Police have a suspect in the January bomb threat at Plymouth High School.
Plymouth Police Detective Sgt. Jim Cox told the media that a student at the high school had come forward Monday admitting to writing the threat that was found on a bathroom wall at the school.
Cox stated in his release to media outlets Wednesday that the student said he had no intention of harming other students or the facility.
BREMEN â€” Bremen students are bringing the tropics home with "South Pacific," the school's spring musical.
"It's been smooth sailing, no pun intended," said director Kathy Overmyer of the show. "We have a pretty well-balanced group this year, meaning both guys and gals. That lends itself to a strong chorus. I thought this (show) would be something the kids would enjoy."
PLYMOUTH â€” Hacienda Mexican Restaurants will open its 13th location in Plymouth at the end of May.
The restaurant will be housed in the former Beef O'Brady's off of U.S. 30.
"The restaurant will be completely redecorated to create the ambiance Hacienda guests have come to love," said Jeff Leslie, Hacienda's vice president of sales and marketing. "We will seat 135 (people), including an outdoor margarita garden."
Leslie noted that 100 employees will be hired. Applications are now being accepted online at www.haciendafiesta.com.
"Interviews will begin April 8," said Leslie.
PLYMOUTH - The wind blowing across Marshall County will have to wait at least until May to be harnessed as the Marshall County Commissioners tabled action on zoning changes related to wind farms on Monday morning.
Suggestions for amendments to Marshall Countyâ€™s zoning ordinance regarding wind energy â€śfarmsâ€ť have made their way from the Marshall County Plan Commission to the final vote in any change to to county zoning the Marshall County Commissioners. Those proposing change made their case before the Commissioners on Monday.