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September 30th, 2014

Identies released in Saturday's fatal accident near Etna Green.

September 30, 2014

BOURBON/ETNA GREEN AREA — Kosciusko County Coroner's Office has confirmed the identity of the two individuals involved in the motor vehicle fatality crash, Saturday Sept. 27, along U.S. 30 in Kosciusko County.

The driver of the pickup truck hit by a semi-tractor trailer was identified as Jenann Patz, 57, of Crown Point. She was preliminarily identified on the evening of the vehicular crash, but positive visual identification was completed by family members on Monday, Sept. 29.

Early fire Monday destroys home

September 30, 2014

PLYMOUTH — An early morning fire Monday gutted a single family home on Harrison Street, leaving the tenants without a home and claiming the life of the family dog.
According to Plymouth Fire Chief Rod Miller, the cause of the fire will remain undetermined. It originated in the garage, spread up the wall of the One and a half story wooden older home and into the attic.
“When I arrived on scene the garage was fully engulfed and the flames were shooting through the roof,” Miller said.
A neighbor called in the fire at about 3:18 A.M. The tenants were at work.

Jefferson Street bridge in need of repair

September 30, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Late last week work was halted on the Metronet conduit installation project on the west bound lane of East Jefferson Street over the Yellow River after the company noticed one of the approach slabs on the bridge had a massive hole beneath it.
The lane is expected to be closed for approximately four weeks. The details can be found in today's Pilot News.

September 29th

Don't block the view: lakefront property owners request regulations

September 29, 2014

Among the topics discussed at the Thursday night meeting of the Marshall County Plan Commission was that of a new structural ordinance for lakes within the county, specifically, Pretty Lake, which has had issues with structures blocking lakefront views in recent years.

The situation has become such an issue that Pretty Lake resident Dale Gott and President of the Pretty Lake Property Owners Association Brad Serf decided to attend the commissioner’s meeting to discuss making a change countywide.

September 26th

Negotiating for higher pay for some teaching positions

September 26, 2014

LAPAZ/LAKEVILLE — What’s a teacher worth, especially one in an area that is hard to fill? That is the question the LaVille School board struggled with Thursday at their board meeting.

Stemming from the Union North Teacher’s Association contract,
school board member Denis Graf opened the subject by inquiring on one aspect of the UNTA (Union North Teacher’s Association) teacher’s contract that was presented before the board for approval.

September 25th

Etna Green boil advisory lifted

September 25, 2014

ETNA GREEN — A boil water advisory for Etna Green water customers was issued on Monday, Sept. 22.
Since then the water distribution problem has been corrected.
Bacteriological samples have been collected from representative sites of the affected area and tested. The test results were satisfactory and it is no longer necessary to boil the water.
If you have any questions, please contact Barry Baker at Town Hall at 574-858-9321.

South Bend weather alert system operational after delay

September 25, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — On Sept. 18, the South Bend NOAA Weather Radio that broadcasts the signal to NOAA radios across the area went dark when a communications fiber optic cable was cut and six days later problems still persist.

But the loss of signal for six days presents the wider problem of what to do when communications come down, especially when the method used, weather radios, are the primary source for information in an area. This is the second time in September that the NOAA signal has become disconnected.

September 24th

Jefferson Street at Beerenbrook closing tomorrow night

September 24, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Construction crews will close Jefferson Street at Beerenbrook at 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.

The road will reopen by morning.

The crews have to dig under the roadway for the stormwater project underway in that area.

The detour route will be Jefferson Street at Fifth Street to Harrison Street to 8th Street and back to Jefferson.

Making meth in a shed?

September 24, 2014

PLYMOUTH — A 26-year-old Plymouth man was arrested Friday and charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine after Plymouth Police officers searched a utility shed behind his residence.

According to the press release issued Monday, Adam Lolmaugh, who lives in the 1600 block of Michigan Street, was observed entering a shed behind his residence and placing a plastic bag in a cooler.

The suspect engaged officers in conversation. When officers secured permission to search the shed, they allegedly discovered a meth lab.

Child drowns in farm pond

September 24, 2014

BREMEN — An 11-year-old boy died in a farm pond on his family property Friday evening, according to information from the Indiana Conservation officers who were investigating the incident.

Jerry Hoerdt, public information officer with the Department of Natural Resources Investigative Bureau confirmed the details of the incident. To respect the family’s wishes and religious beliefs, the child and family are not being identified and a formal police report is not being issued, Hoerdt said.

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