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October 16th, 2013
St. Joseph County â€“ Around 6:15 p.m. this evening the Indiana State Police and rescue personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on SR 331 south of Wyatt in southern St. Joseph County.
Police and first responders arrived on scene to find a semi-tractor trailer had collided head-on with a tree. Purportedly the driver of the semi, Andrew Ginther, 30, Bremen was south bound on SR 331 when, for reasons unknown, he drove his truck off the west side of the road into a tree. Ginther died at the scene.
â€˘Chad Michael Isom, 35 of Plymouth was arrested by Indiana State Police at 9:15 a.m. on Oct. 14 for possession of chemical reagents for methamphetamine with intent to manufacture, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana.
â€˘Shannon Renee Dixon, 24 of Argos was arrested by Indiana State Police at 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 14 for possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia.
â€˘Mark Edward Matyas, 33 of South Bend was arrested by Plymouth Police at 4:05 p.m. on Oct. 14 for theft, false informing.
PLYMOUTH - Federal regulations have created a new policy for Marshall County.
An ordinance enacted by the Marshall County Council and Marshall County Commissioners has finalized a new policy regarding grants. The goal is better tracking of all grant dollars that come into the county.
PLYMOUTH - While the jail population continues to grow law enforcement agencies and the Marshall County Council continue to deal with the price tag.
Warned several months ago by Marshall County Superior Court I Judge Robert Bowen that increased cases meant increased need for public defenders, the Council got the bill for that need on Monday. Bowen told the Council during budget hearings in August that he would be seeking around $37,000 extra in his 2014 budget and that he would likely need additional money to cover the cost for this year.
INDIANAPOLIS - Plymouth's Clerk-Treasurer Toni Hutchings has been honored by her peers around the state.
Hutchings received the Indiana Association of Cities and Townsâ€™ Financial Management Award at the organizationâ€™s annual conference and exhibition in Indianapolis on Monday.
"It was a complete surprise to me," said Hutchings of the honor. "When they announced my name I was really in total shock. You have to be nominated by someone from your city and Mayor (Mark) Senter nominated me but I had no idea that he had. I am very proud and very honored."
LAKEVILLE - Superintendent of Union-North School Corporation Mitchell Mawhorter presented the school board with the General Obligation Bond Resolution.
All board members except Dan Zeiger were present with the presence of Philip J. Faccenda Jr. Managing Partner of Barnes & Thornburg in South Bend.
Mawhorter discussed the estimated roofing, lighting, heating, flooring, and technology needs including maintenance equipment, discretionary costs and the unknown cost needs.
â€˘Alexander Lee Pranger, 41 of Plymouth was arrested by Plymouth Police at 10:10 a.m. on Oct. 11 for delivering, manufacturing, dealing methamphetamine within 100 feet of a school or park, possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia, possession of a schedule V controlled substance, possession of 2 or more chemical reagents or precursors with a firearm.
â€˘Christopher James Blakley, 21 of Bremen was arrested by Bremen Police at 9:10 p.m. on Oct. 11 for civil contempt.
PLYMOUTH - An undercover investigation has led to a prison term for a local woman on drug charges.
Lacey Nicole Holzwart, 24, of rural Argos was handed a 16 year prison sentence to the Indiana Department of Corrections for selling LSD to a confidential informant in a controlled buy arrangement. Senior Judge Walter Palmer in Marshall Superior Court I approved a previously filed agreement between Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Nelson Chipman and defense attorney Edward Ruiz. Two years of the sentence was suspended.
PLYMOUTH - A former Plymouth resident will do jail time for a drug conviction.
Heather Gutierrez, 34, of Knox, but formerly of Plymouth, was sentenced to 10 years at the Indiana Department of Corrections for conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine. No part of the sentence was suspended.
PLYMOUTH - With cold weather on the way a tradition of giving will also get into high gear.
Kicking off its 15th year, Warm Up Marshall County has begun collecting coats to distribute to those in need around the county. Steve Keiser began the effort all those years ago and has continued to help people stay warm in the long Indiana winters.