Archive - 2013 - News Article
PLYMOUTH - Marshall County will enter into the federal grant waters for a second time this year.
Last year the county along with the city of Plymouth and town of Bourbon sought a federal â€śBrownfields Grantâ€ť through the Environmental Protection Agency. A brownfield site - or simply a brownfield - is land previously used for industrial purposes or some commercial uses. The land may be contaminated by low concentrations of hazardous waste or pollution, and has the potential to be reused once it is cleaned up.
The city of Plymouth will act as the lead in the grant application process.
MARSHALL COUNTY- Along with building, now tearing down will require a permit in Marshall County.
Unincorporated areas of Marshall County will join several towns in requiring a demolition permit to tear down structures after the Marshall County Commissioners approved an ordinance creating the new permit. There is no charge for the permit.
Currently structures in the county can be demolished with no restriction on who performs the work or really how it is done. There are several public health and safety reasons that some county officials are behind the idea.
St. Joseph County â€“ Around 6:15 p.m. this evening the Indiana State Police and rescue personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on SR 331 south of Wyatt in southern St. Joseph County.
Police and first responders arrived on scene to find a semi-tractor trailer had collided head-on with a tree. Purportedly the driver of the semi, Andrew Ginther, 30, Bremen was south bound on SR 331 when, for reasons unknown, he drove his truck off the west side of the road into a tree. Ginther died at the scene.
â€˘Chad Michael Isom, 35 of Plymouth was arrested by Indiana State Police at 9:15 a.m. on Oct. 14 for possession of chemical reagents for methamphetamine with intent to manufacture, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana.
â€˘Shannon Renee Dixon, 24 of Argos was arrested by Indiana State Police at 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 14 for possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia.
â€˘Mark Edward Matyas, 33 of South Bend was arrested by Plymouth Police at 4:05 p.m. on Oct. 14 for theft, false informing.
PLYMOUTH - Federal regulations have created a new policy for Marshall County.
An ordinance enacted by the Marshall County Council and Marshall County Commissioners has finalized a new policy regarding grants. The goal is better tracking of all grant dollars that come into the county.
PLYMOUTH - While the jail population continues to grow law enforcement agencies and the Marshall County Council continue to deal with the price tag.
Warned several months ago by Marshall County Superior Court I Judge Robert Bowen that increased cases meant increased need for public defenders, the Council got the bill for that need on Monday. Bowen told the Council during budget hearings in August that he would be seeking around $37,000 extra in his 2014 budget and that he would likely need additional money to cover the cost for this year.
INDIANAPOLIS - Plymouth's Clerk-Treasurer Toni Hutchings has been honored by her peers around the state.
Hutchings received the Indiana Association of Cities and Townsâ€™ Financial Management Award at the organizationâ€™s annual conference and exhibition in Indianapolis on Monday.
"It was a complete surprise to me," said Hutchings of the honor. "When they announced my name I was really in total shock. You have to be nominated by someone from your city and Mayor (Mark) Senter nominated me but I had no idea that he had. I am very proud and very honored."
LAKEVILLE - Superintendent of Union-North School Corporation Mitchell Mawhorter presented the school board with the General Obligation Bond Resolution.
All board members except Dan Zeiger were present with the presence of Philip J. Faccenda Jr. Managing Partner of Barnes & Thornburg in South Bend.
Mawhorter discussed the estimated roofing, lighting, heating, flooring, and technology needs including maintenance equipment, discretionary costs and the unknown cost needs.
â€˘Alexander Lee Pranger, 41 of Plymouth was arrested by Plymouth Police at 10:10 a.m. on Oct. 11 for delivering, manufacturing, dealing methamphetamine within 100 feet of a school or park, possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia, possession of a schedule V controlled substance, possession of 2 or more chemical reagents or precursors with a firearm.
â€˘Christopher James Blakley, 21 of Bremen was arrested by Bremen Police at 9:10 p.m. on Oct. 11 for civil contempt.
PLYMOUTH - An undercover investigation has led to a prison term for a local woman on drug charges.
Lacey Nicole Holzwart, 24, of rural Argos was handed a 16 year prison sentence to the Indiana Department of Corrections for selling LSD to a confidential informant in a controlled buy arrangement. Senior Judge Walter Palmer in Marshall Superior Court I approved a previously filed agreement between Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Nelson Chipman and defense attorney Edward Ruiz. Two years of the sentence was suspended.