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April 4th, 2013
MARSHALL CO. â€” Marshall County commissioners may have put the kibosh on a commercial wind farm in the area.
Monday, commissioners decided they will have County Attorney Jim Clevenger draft a resolution to ban commercial wind farms in the county. Once the resolution is prepared, it will go to the Plan Commission for a vote, then several public hearings will be held before the ban can be made official.
"We haven't had one person give us positive feedback (on the wind farm proposal)," noted Commissioner Jack Roose in Monday's commissioner meeting.
PLYMOUTH â€” Two people were jailed early Tuesday morning when Plymouth Police and Indiana State Police raided a meth house directly across from Webster Elementary School.
The Culver park will welcome WNDU meteorologist Cindi Clawson Wednesday, April 17. Clawson will give a presentation on tornado and severe weather preparation and safety at the beach lodge at 7 p.m.
The beach lodge will also host, on April 1, an informational meeting for the new "A Million Steps to Success" walking club, at 6 p.m.
The "Beach House Scrappers" scrapbooking club will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6, and game days on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. are ongoing. Everyone is welcome!
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â Department of Child Services offices statewide will be holding candlelight vigils to raise awareness for child abuse April 16.
Local DCS director Michael Carroll said that the public can expect to see more of these types of events, as his office seeks to increase community participation in the fight against abuse.
â€śThe whole purpose (of the April 16 candlelight event) is to engage local leaders and stakeholders, to recognize those affected by child abuse, and to generate positive local media coverage for DCS,â€ť said Carroll.
PLYMOUTH â€” A local mental health facility is under the microscope following a string of protests from past employees.
March 14, a group of former employees picketed near Michiana Behavioral Health located on Oak Road in Plymouth. These individuals held signs claiming that the facility is understaffed, causing an unsafe work environment.
DONALDSON â€” Good Friday Service will be held March 29 at 3 p.m. in the Ancilla Domini Chapel at The Center at Donaldson also known as the PHJC Ministry Center.
The Ancilla Domini Community Choir will sing â€śThe Passion according to St. John by William Byrd.â€ť Patrick Miller will sing the part of the Evangelist; Charles Weaver, Jesus; and Dana Hanefeld, Synagoga. Instrumentalist is Kelly Filson, flute. Mary Lou McCarthy-Artz is director/organist. Rev. John Zemelko is the celebrant.
All are welcome to attend.
PLYMOUTH â€” L&K Serendipity Shoppe in downtown Plymouth will soon be expanding into 1,000 square feet next door.
Shop owner Lori Manning said she plans to start selling larger items such as furniture and antiques. To do that, she needs the space that formerly housed Ely Lane next door to her shop.
â€śWe still have people coming in for the first time,â€ť said Manning, who co-owns the shop with her daughter Kati Manning.
MARSHALL CO. â€” If your work commute takes you down U.S. 6, you might be caught in some traffic this week.
The Indiana Department of Transportation advised that work crews will be welding sections of the bridge for the new U.S. 31 over U.S. 6 between U.S. 31 and Lilac Road. This work will start Tuesday and continue through April 12.
If you think this winter has been dragging on and on, youâ€™re not wrong.
Nick Greenawalt, meteorologist at the Northern Indiana National Weather Service office said that this March has been on average 20 degrees colder than the same time last year. Wednesday was the official first day of spring according to the calendar, but temperatures stayed in the 20s for most of the day.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Police have a suspect in the January bomb threat at Plymouth High School.
Plymouth Police Detective Sgt. Jim Cox told the media that a student at the high school had come forward Monday admitting to writing the threat that was found on a bathroom wall at the school.
Cox stated in his release to media outlets Wednesday that the student said he had no intention of harming other students or the facility.