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September 2nd, 2014

Little Miss and Mister Blueberry

September 2, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Jake and Taylor Rodriguez were crowned as the official Little Mister King and Little Miss Queen at the 26th annual Little Mister and Miss pageant Friday evening. The pair is the first brother and sister combination to win simultaneously during a blueberry pageant.
The boys winners were fifth place Cruz Rosas, fourth place Dolan Berkeypile, third place Ryen Hundt, second place Brylen Vanvactor, and first place Jake Rodriguez.
Runners up for the girls were Ava Vanderwheel, Emersyn Adkins, Allysianna Hughes, Elenor Densmore, and Kaeli Reed.

Balanced Calendar for Marshall County Schools

September 2, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — Several Marshall County Schools have been considering moving to a balanced calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. Of those that are considering a move, Argos schools, Culver schools, Bremen schools, and Union North have chosen not to set gears in motion for a shift.
The Pilot News asked local superintendents to identify some of the common questions they are receiving about the proposed shift to a balanced calendar.

August 29th

Bond process cleared for LaVille schools

August 29, 2014

LAPAZ/LAKEVILLE — The Union North United School Corporation board of trustees approved the resolution confirming the amendment to lease and approving the first mortgage bonds for the 2014-2015 year.

The money is to be used for necessary construction projects at the schools. Among the projects is the plan to redo the parking lot in the jr.-sr. high school area, beautification of the buildings, and the finishing of the roofing project.

Process of establishing a conservancy district outlined at county lakes council

August 29, 2014

DONALDSON — Thursday’s meeting of the Marshall County Lakes & Waters Council was all about establishing conservancy districts.

Since conservancy districts are entities that can employ taxes or user fees, many people were hesitant or wary of the idea; however, guest speaker attorney Ethan Lowe made it clear that conservancy districts are created with a purpose in mind and adhere to strict rules.

August 28th

County police investigating report of police impersonator

August 28, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — The sheriff's office is investigating a report of a possible police impersonator, based on a report from Aug. 16.

In the press release, police said the incident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 on Plymouth-Goshen Trail south of US 30 just outside of PLymouth.

The Marshall County Police received a report of a possible Police Impersonator. There has been only one incident reported which occurred on Saturday, August 16th, 2014, around 5:30pm on Plymouth-Goshen trail south of US30 just outside of Plymouth.

Agenda for Marshall County Commissioners, September 2

August 28, 2014

The Marshall County Commissioners will hold their regular meeting on September 2.
Below is their proposed agenda.

Marshall County Commissioners
September 2, 2014
Proposed Agenda

8:30 am Ralph Booker – Plan Director
• Brownfield Assessment grant agreement

8:45 am Bart Trester-USI
• 7th Road update
• Metronet update

9:00 am Mary Jan Hedman – Metronet
• Change order

9:15 am Highway Report
• Truck bids

9:30 am County Attorney Report –Jim Clevenger

9:45 am County Auditor Report
• Minutes
• August 4, 2014

VIDEO: Notre Dame names team captains

August 28, 2014

VIDEO: ND Football Captains Named

Lakeville farmer okay after lightning strike

August 28, 2014

LAKEVILLE — A Lakeville resident was given a fright when lightning struck near him while he was working on his farm on Aug. 26.

Phil Shafer, 51, was working on a Bobcat skid loader when at 10:54 a.m., lightning struck near the implement.

“We took out a first responder unit, an EMT ambulance, and paramedic ambulance that went. We had a whole team of people there in case you need them,” said Mike Hargreaves, a firefighter and EMT with the Lakeville Volunteer Fire Department.

Hargreaves reported that Shafer awake and talking before he was taken to the hospital.

US HIghway 31 named in memory of late state legislator

August 28, 2014

LAKEVILLE — A former State Representative’s memory was recognized at the ribbon cutting for the new US 31 highway that stretches from the 20 bypass in South Bend and goes to US 30 near Plymouth.

The new piece of highway is estimated to save Hoosiers 30 minutes driving time when US 31 is fully completed in 2015.
Among the VIPS were Governor Mike Pence and U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski, as well as the late Representative’s widow and other sons and daughters. The lawmaker’s name now graces a portion of US 31 as the Richard W. Mangus Memorial Highway,

Blueberry Festival parking fee increasing

August 28, 2014

PLYMOUTH — An increase in the price of parking at the Plymouth High School during the Blueberry Festival could bring in as much $15,000-$20,000 over last year’s total of $40,364. Those parking at Plymouth High School this year will pay $8, up from $5. This is the first price increase since 1993.

The parking lots and grassy areas at PHS have been used since the 1980’s as the official parking for the festival. However, it wasn’t until 1992 that the organizers began keeping data. In the past 21 years, the official parking during the festival has brought in $525,000.

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