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Sen. Arnold updates Starke County Chamber members at May Breakfast

May 7, 2014

KNOX — Members of the Starke County Chamber of Commerce learned more about recently passed State legislation at their quarterly education breakfast in May.

State Senator Jim Arnold presented information on bills that were approved during the 2014 General Assembly. State representatives Doug Gutwein and Tom Dermody also attended the event.

Of the 860 bills filed, 223, or 25 percent, were sent to the Governor. “There were two main issues,” said Arnold. “The Governor wanted to eliminate the business personal property tax, and a summer study group will be looking at its effects.”

Farmer's Market opens Saturday

May 7, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The popular Saturday Farmer's Market begins Saturday, May 10 at a temporary location in River Park Square. New vendors are on board this year, as the Market promises to provide locally grown produce, baked goods, and much more. It opens at 7:30 a.m. and continues until 11:30 a.m.

To read more of this story, check out the May 7 edition of the Pilot News.

Bock wins Democrat seat to run against Walorski

May 7, 2014

REGION — Joe Bock, director of global health training at Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health defeated fellow Democrats Dan Morrison of Elkhart, political newcomer Douglas Carpenter of South Bend and Bob Kern in Tuesday’s primary.

Tuesday, Bock received 10,120 votes, far ahead of his three other opponents. Morrison received 3,150 votes, Kern got 2,200 and Carpenter received 1,513.

Primary Election Update

May 6, 2014

Primary election results are in with District One candidate Kurt Garner receiving 824 votes, 34.32 percent of the count. Opponent Heath Thornton got 26.28%, with 26.28 percent.

The race for County Council, District 3 has Bill Githens taking 50.6 percent of the vote, with 335 cast in his favor over challenger Joyce Greeson, who received 327 votes and 49.4 percent.

Complete results will be published in tomorrow's Pilot News.

Plymouth School Board to consider new software program

May 5, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The agenda for the May 6 Plymouth School Board meeting was released on Friday.Among other items, the Board will consider entering into a four-year contract for a Learning Management System. Among other things, the program would allow teachers to interact individually with students, build units, and design on-line courses. The combined totals for the four-year contract are set at $133,473.

To get the details on this contract before the Tuesday school board meeting, read today's issue of The Pilot News. Subscriptions to both the print and e-editions are available.

Counting birds

May 5, 2014

TIPPECANOE — A group of students from Triton school organized a series of education classes aimed at kids at Potawatomi Wildlife park as part of the students project for Destination Imagination. Saturday morning was the final class for the students just in time for the park’s May bird count on Saturday, May 10.

To read the rest of this story, see the May 5 edition of The Pilot News. Don't have a subscription? Call 574-936-3101 or subscribe to our e-edition.

Primary voting underway for absentee ballots

May 2, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — More than 350 people have cast their vote in the 2014 primary through the absentee voting process. The county elections office is getting ready for Tuesday when polling locations will be open to voters. Several County and township seats are on this year's ballot, and a much watched race will be the U.S. Congress challenge to Republican incumbent Jackie Walorski by four Democrats.

Plymouth, John Glenn high schools earn top 20 ranking

May 2, 2014

PLYMOUTH/WALKERTON — Out of the 400 schools in Indiana, two high schools in Marshall county have been ranked in the top 20 for their students’ academic success.

US News and World Report released their list of top schools across the United States. Plymouth High School received a ranking of 12th while John Glenn High School received a ranking of 17th for the entire state. This places both schools in the area in the top 5% of schools in Indiana.

Two traffic stops results in three arrests on drug charges

May 2, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — Three people were arrested this week after two separate traffic stops led police allegedly found drugs and paraphernalia in the vehicles. The arrests were assisted by the use of County K-9 Arras.

The details of the arrest are included in today's Pilot News.

Marshall County Sheriff reports phone scam

May 1, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY - The Marshall County Sheriff's Office has received information that local residents have been contacted by an agency claiming to be collecting funds for the Marshall County Sheriff's Office.

"They claim they are raising funds to donate Teddy Bears to local police including the Marshall County Sheriff's Department," according to the news alert issued by police. "We have not authorized anyone to collect money on our behalf.

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