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September 11th, 2014
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STARKE/PULASKI COUNTY â€“ The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the closure of U.S. 421 between the west junctions of State Road 10 and State Road 14 beginning Thursday, Sept 11 through the end of the day Friday, Sept 12, weather permitting. This stretch will close again to finish the project during the day Monday, Sept 15. Crews will perform a chip seal and fog seal operation to preserve the road surface. Crews will do their best to escort local traffic through the worksite, but drivers are encouraged to find another route due to loose stone which will be present.
UPDATE: The NOAA Weather Service Transmitter, WXJ-57, in South Bend is back in service.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” From the Marshall County Emergency Management office:
The NOAA Weather Radio station in South Bend, WXJ-57 at 162.400 MHz is currently off the air. That means that the NOAA All Hazard Alert Radios will NOT activate if a watch or warning is put out.
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MARSHALL COUNTY â€” The Marshall County Council had to make budget cuts to the various department's proposed budgets in order to keep the budgets in line with the anticipated revenue for the year. In addition to making the appropriate cuts the council members decided to offset the expected increase in employee insurance (20-25 percent) by mandating employees contribute five percent of the premium. Full time County employees will also receive a slight raise in 2015.
In today's Pilot News you can read about the various cuts and the details about the budget adoption meeting held Monday morning.
PLYMOUTH â€” Parking in front of Lincoln Junior High could soon be limited to 2 hours. Plymouth Board of Public Works member Shawn Grobe informed the board that he had been informed by Plymouth Superintendent Dan Tyree that parking is an issue. Visitor to the school have difficulty finding parking spots as they are filled all day long. The council agreed to look into the matter and further discuss it at their next meeting.
Read about the Board of Public Works meeting in detail including the monthly fire department report and an update to the Metronet project in today's Pilot News.
PLYMOUTH â€” Earthworks second annual Farm to Fork dinner was a night of raising funds for a good cause, to help fund primarily the summer camp program at Earthworks at the Aker Farm Sept. 6.
Working with Sr. Sue Rogers, Spire restaurant owner and chef Brad Hindsley prepared a menu utilizing food from farms located within 250 miles of the area. The menu offered a filed green salad with Earthworks vegetables, Ancilla beef that had been braised for 12 hours with potatoes and swiss chard, and finished with an apple spice cake with stout caramel, apple compote, and apple sorbet.
PLYMOUTH â€” Saturday Sept. 6 was a somber morning as national guardsmen, local officials, and the family of SPEC Arronn Fields gathered to remember the young man who died two years ago in Afghanistan from injuries sustained by an RPG that struck his vehicle.
BREMEN â€” A family is without a home after fire ripped through their house on Perry Avenue in the pre-dawn hours Saturday.
According to news reports, the father woke up to give his son medicine, and smelled smoke. His wife, two other children and the family dog were home at the time and managed to get out safely.
Multiple agencies responded to the fire, which happened about 3:30 a.m.
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
ELECTION BOARD MEETING
WILL BE HELD
In the Marshall County
211 West Madison Street
Plymouth, Indiana on the following dates at 9:00 A.M.
Friday, September 12 followed by ballot review
Friday, September 19 followed by public test of voting machines)
Friday, September 26
Friday, October 3
Friday, October 10
Friday October 17
Friday, October 24
Tuesday, October 28
Friday, November 14