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August 13th, 2014
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” In a workshop following the County Council meeting on Monday, county auditor Penny Lukenbill explained how the calendar contributed to an unusual budget crunch for Marshall County's multimillion dollar budget.
Instead of raises, the employees will take home a 27th paycheck. this is the equivalent to a 4 percent wage increase, Lukenbill told the council.
â€śThe way I calculated that extra pay was keeping the same rate as this year, everybody their hourly or bi-weekly rate stays the same,â€ť said Lukenbill.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” The Marshall County Board of Zoning Appeals approved the request of the local ABATE motorcycle club to hold its' end of summer fundraising bash on private property at 10B and Upus roads.
The issue came up before the board last month, but was tabled until additional information and concerns could be addressed. Security, traffic control and sanitary concerns were discussed and documentation submitted by the organizers.
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MARSHALL COUNTY â€” The Heminger House started in 1999 by Dean Byers and Laura Mann as a women's and children's shelter. The shelter has been able to assist nearly 1,000 individuals with temporary housing and now needs help with funding.
â€śWe have always been fully funded through grants, donations, the Community Foundation, United Way and things like that. We have found ourselves, in the last year, in a huge predicament because we have lost about $65,000 worth of grant funding, by no fault of our own, purely by budget cuts at the state and federal level,â€ť said Mann.
PLYMOUTH â€” Kevin Bachman working on his Boy Scout Eagle Scout project by creating awareness about the effects of dumping materials into the city's storm drains. Bachman is planning to spend Aug. 23 installing drain medallions and hanging posters to increase public knowledge. Anyone interested in helping should bring a sack lunch and meet at 900 Oakhill Ave. at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 23. Bachman will be supplying water but suggests wearing work clothes and bringing gloves. For questions call 574-936-6504.
The complete story can be found in today's Pilot News.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Common Council made a final decision in regards to ordinance 2014-2079R. The ordinance contains the amendment specifying keeping livestock within city limits as unlawful. The council voted to establish what the violations will be for those that do not adhere to the ordinance. More details available in today's Pilot News.
Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died Monday at 63 of an apparent suicide, the Marin County Sheriff's Office confirmed. This special report aired on KTLA 5 News on Aug. 11, 2014.
LAKEVILLE/PLYMOUTH â€” Tony Stewart's two scheduled area appearances this week have been canceled.
Stewartâ€™s scheduled appearance at a meet and greet event at the Newton Center on Thursday, Aug. 14 has been canceled after a tragedy that occurred over the weekend at a New York dirt track race.
Stewart was involved in an accident that resulted in the death of fellow racer Kevin Ward Jr. on Saturday.
Anyone who has already purchased tickets for the Newton Center event will receive a refund. Please contact the Newton Center at 574-784-2749 for details.
The Union-North United School Corporation will hold their regular school board meeting on August 14, 2014 in the library of the Jr.-Sr. High School at 7 p.m. Below is posted the proposed agenda for the meeting.
UNION-NORTH UNITED SCHOOL CORPORATION
BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES MEETING
August 14, 2014
The meeting will be held in the LaVille Jr.-Sr. High School, Media Center 69969 US 31 South, Lakeville, IN 46536
ORDER OF BUSINESS:
Meeting Called to Order: ____________
A. Pledge of Allegiance:
B. Roll Call:
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” Two juveniles who escaped from a southern Indiana detention center, were taken into custody in Kosciusko County Saturday without incident.
Kody Whiteman and Adam Waggoner both have ties to Plymouth and were believed to be in the area last week. They escaped on Aug. 3.