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July 24th, 2014
MARSHALL COUNTY ‚ÄĒ The county Building Inspector, Chuck Dewitt, has been keeping busy as building permits rise around the county. Dewitt reported the numbers to the Marshall County Commissioners Monday morning. Dewitt also notified the commissioners of some changes regarding state design release process. Those changes could make more work for Dewitt. Read all the details in today's Pilot News.
INDIANA ‚Äď Parents should be concerned but not worried about a recent slew of shigella cases reported by the Marion County Health Department.
As of March 3, 2014,more than 300 ill individuals have been identified and roughly 260 of that number tested positive for Shigella sonnei. No cases have been reported so far in Marshall County or Saint Joseph County; however, there have been cases found in Hendricks County and in parts of Michigan.
Shegellosis is a highly contagious batercial diarrheal sickness transmitted through the fecal matter into the digestive system.
PLYMOUTH - With the advent of fall comes the smell of wax crayons and freshly sharpened pencils, but not all families can afford new school supplies. According to the Institute of Education Sciences, in fall 2013, about 50.1 million students were predicted to attend public elementary and secondary schools. Of these, 35.3 million were in prekindergarten through 8th grade.
The Plymouth Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 195 is gearing up their annual Pack a Backpack program to help Marshall County families with the costs of new school supplies by requesting donations from County residents.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Water main flushing will continue this week for residents within the city limits. The Plymouth Water Department is working hard to complete the annual flushing as quickly as possible.
The water mains are flushed once per year over a period of about four weeks. This is done to clear sediment from the lines to keep water flowing smoothly for all.
‚ÄúThe yearly flushing of the lines helps maintain the distribution system,‚ÄĚ said Ryan Lunetta of the Water Department. ‚ÄúThe proper maintaining of the lines also helps reduce the chances of having a water main break.‚ÄĚ
ARGOS/PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Argos Interim superintendent Russ Mikel told school board members that he had been approached by a Blueberry Festival Board member about the possibility of allowing Argos students out of school on Friday if the Festival is moved to that area in the future.
This information may be linked to Plymouth's decision to build new tennis courts which could reduce available space for a number of Blueberry Festival activities.
For more on this story, read today's Pilot News.
By Diona Eskew
MARSHALL COUNTY ‚ÄĒ A recent theft of copper wire from a Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) substation has sprouted an investigation.
‚ÄúSeveral hundred feet of copper wire and copper lugs were stolen from the Burr Oak substation,‚ÄĚ said NIPSCO Director of External Communications Nick Meyer. ‚ÄúUnfortunately, with serving 32 counties, we see these kind of incidents sometimes.‚ÄĚ
Thieves target copper wire to sell it to scrap dealers. The theft isn‚Äôt just a criminal matter. It could be a matter of life and death.
MARSHALL COUNTY ‚ÄĒ There are many trees that line the banks of the Yellow River. Property owners Penny and Alice Cleveland expressed concern with getting to the bottom of who is responsible to care for those trees. According to Penny Cleveland the trees do not fall on her property line although there is a tree that is unsafe and could damage her property if it falls. Alice has a similar problem.
MARSHALL COUNTY ‚ÄĒ The Marshall County Commissioners named two new leaders for the Highway Department. The commissioners recently added two positions; Administrative Manager and Supervisor of County Highways. The pair will work directly under the commissioner. The position of Highway Superintendent will go unfilled but will remain as a position description in the event the department needs the position in the future. Get the details in today's Pilot News paper.
LAPAZ ‚ÄĒ Marshall County Police arrested two people after a traffic stop at 1 a.m today.
In a press release from the Marshall County Police, at approximately 1 a.m. an officer with the Marshall County Police Dept. initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on US 31 at the intersection of US 6. During the stop, County Police Canine Arras walked around the vehicle and indicated the presence of narcotics, according to police
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