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March 29th

Candlelight vigil for child abuse awareness planned

March 29, 2013

MARSHALL CO. — 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.
“The 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,” said Carroll.

MBH looked at by Indiana Civil Rights Commission, Department of Child Services

March 29, 2013

PLYMOUTH — 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.

March 28th

Ancilla Domini Chapel Good Friday Services

March 28, 2013

DONALDSON — 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 “The Passion according to St. John by William Byrd.” 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.

March 25th

Shop plans expansion

March 25, 2013

PLYMOUTH — 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.
“We still have people coming in for the first time,” said Manning, who co-owns the shop with her daughter Kati Manning.

Work on U.S. 6 this week could cause delays

March 25, 2013

MARSHALL CO. — 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.

March 22nd

Local meteorologist says this year one of top 5 coldest 'first days of spring'

March 22, 2013

If you think this winter has been dragging on and on, you’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.

Police locate suspect in January bomb threat

March 22, 2013

PLYMOUTH — 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.

March 20th

Bremen's musical kicks off this weekend

March 20, 2013

BREMEN — 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."

Hacienda announces date of Plymouth opening

March 20, 2013

PLYMOUTH — 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
"Interviews will begin April 8," said Leslie.

March 19th

Windy forecast for Marshall County for at least another month

March 19, 2013

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 County’s zoning ordinance regarding wind energy “farms” 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.

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