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August 7th, 2014

Book It: Newest Bremen store welcomed downtown

August 7, 2014

BREMEN – In 1912, J Huff erected a building which still bears his name way atop the frontpiece facing Bremen's main street.
The building has obviously served the town well, most recently as the headquarters of the venerable Quinn realty operation.
But even Mr. Huff could not have imagined, more than 100 years after he opened for business, a new bookstore would occupy his building, a few doors down from the famous Wooden Peel.
Yet it has.
Michella Smith owns and operates “Inspired.”
To simply call it a bookstore is an insult.

Marshall County Council August 11 agenda

August 7, 2014

This is the proposed agenda for the Marshall County Council meeting to be held on August 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at the Marshall County building.

Marshall County Council
August 11, 2014
Proposed Agenda

9:00 am Public Input

9:00 am Judge Dean Colvin, Superior 2
Waiver of probationary period

9:10 am Employee replacement requests
Sheriff Tom Chamberlin
Mary Jane Walsworth, Probation Department

9:20 am Laura Mann
Heminger House

9:30 am Additional Appropriations
Cum Bridge – 7th Road Construction - $252,000
WIC – Office Supplies - $2,015; Phone -$50

Park department updates board on playground repairs

August 7, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The play structure damaged by tornadoes July 1 will either be replaced or repaired, superintendent Mike Hite told the Park Board Monday.

The structure was just one of the items on the storm damage report that Hite shared with the board. A number of trees were also felled by the storm. Staff from both the park department and recreation department lent a hand to clean things up.

August 6th

Tennis Courts on hold

August 6, 2014

PLYMOUTH — A press release from City Attorney Sean Surrisi on behalf of Plymouth Tennis Club Project committee Chair, Sarah Smith announced the new tennis facility in Centennial Park would be put on hold.
"This pause will allow the organizations to better address the remaining questions before moving forward."
Read the press release below.

July storm causes server damage at Union North School Corporation

August 6, 2014

Union North School Board Corporation has had a hiccup in their ability to serve their students better. After the July 1 electrical storm that ran through the northern Indiana area, the school discovered that five of their servers had been damaged in the storm. The corporation has spent $140,000 to replace the five servers and $1,300 for the Apple computer that updates student iPads.
"It's going to be a slow and bumpy process, but our tech group has done an outstanding job to ensure what we do have," Superintendent Mitchell Mawhorter explained.

VIDEO: ND football practice with Nick Martin and Christian Lombard

August 6, 2014

VIDEO: ND football practice with Nick Martin and Christian Lombard

Local alcohol board approves renewals

August 6, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — A half-dozen automatic renewals were approved at the monthly meeting of the county's alcohol beverages commission meeting.

One additional application is pending the outcome of a violation in which alcohol was sold on Christmas. The business representative said the equipment failed to lock out the purchase as it was supposed to do, allowing the clerk to proceed with the transaction.

City zoning board OKs odor control station; sign requests

August 6, 2014

PLYMOUTH — In response to complaints about odors from a Michigan Street sewer, the City will set up an odor control station after the Board of Zoning Appeal approved the request Tuesday evening.

Also approved were various sign requests, including 14 at the Applebee's restaurant. These include new awnings which feature the restaurant chain's new branding.

A complete report on the zoning variances granted is in today's Pilot News.

Pink bench honors memory of mother

August 6, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth High School graduate John Stillson's essay in a scholarship contest sponsored by Ounce of Prevention, stirred the emotions. So much so, that the local breast cancer awareness organization decided to recognize him in a special and heart-felt way.

John Glenn HIgh student handbook will address e-cigarettes

August 6, 2014

WALKERTON — The John Glenn School board approved changes to the high school student's handbook yesterday, including adding a policy statement regarding electronic cigarettes and video-taping of students.

These were some of the changes that school officials say is necessary to stay current with technology while protecting concerns such as student privacy.

In other action the board approved the purchase of $90,000 worth of chromebooks; heard an update on the tennis court project on campus; and were given an overview of the proposed $16 million budget for next year.

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