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National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes in Marshall County

July 3, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — Late Wednesday afternoon the National Weather Service (NWS) completed their survey of the early morning storms. The report confirmed two tornado in Marshall County.

The first tornado registered as an EF-0 with wind peaks of 80 mph. Its path covered a track of 1.3 miles and was approximately 50 yards across. The touch down occurred at 12:40 a.m. just south of the Lear Corporation two miles west/northwest of Plymouth.

DNR seeks qualified candidates for Conservation Officers

July 2, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — The Department of Natural Resources is seeking qualified applicants to become Indiana Conservation Officers.

Indiana Conservation Officers work in the DNR’s Law Enforcement division. Founded in 1911, it is Indiana’s oldest state law enforcement agency. Conservation Officers enforce all state laws but concentrate their efforts on laws affecting natural resources, state properties, and recreational activities such as boating, snowmobiles, and all-terrain vehicles.

NIPSCO estimates all power restored by Thursday afternoon

July 2, 2014

REGION – In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, NIPSCO estimated that 95 percent of the power outages from the pre-dawn storm that moved through the region had been restored, including parts of Marshall County.

Remaining outages in Culver,Knox and Plymouth were expected to be completed by 10 p.m. tonight (for 95 percent of customers), with 100 percent completion expected by 5 p.m. Thursday.

Within the first 36 hours following the severe line of storms, NIPSCO crews worked around-the-clock to restore service to 96,000 of the 128,000 total customers affected.

Bourbon boy is 'smoke detective'

July 2, 2014

BOURBON — A house fire on Elm Street in Bourbon could have been worse if 6-year-old Jayden Overmyer hadn't discovered smoke coming out of the crawl space of his house.

He told his mother, 911 was called and the fire extinguished.

The fire was electrical in nature, according to Bourbon Fire Chief Brandon Chapman.

Jayden's story is featured in today's Pilot News.

Stone Creek Homes CEO, CFO indicted

July 2, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — The former head and the chief finance officer for the defunct Stone Creek Homes have been indicted by the Marshall County Grand Jury with several felony counts, including theft and receiving stolen property and charges that fall within the Indiana Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute.

Storm related closings from SJRMC

July 1, 2014

From Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center:
Due to power outages from this morning's storms, the following Saint Joseph Physician Network offices will be closed until Noon:
University Park Family Medicine
Bremen Family Medicine
Patients who had appointments will be called to reschedule.

Storms barrel through Marshall county overnight

July 1, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — Four of Indiana’s largest utilities reported nearly 149,000 homes and businesses without power as of daybreak Tuesday as storms were still pushing their way across the region. The storms seemed to have been the strongest through the northern part of the county in Lapaz. Last night NIPSCO reported as many as 86,000 customers in Indiana without power as a result of the storm. An automated message at Marshall County REMC alerted callers to the widespread outages in their system as well.
More information available in today's Pilot News!

2014 Blueberry Queen

July 1, 2014

ARGOS — Excitement was in the air at Argos High School Saturday evening as 13 young women competed for the Marshall County Blueberry Festival Miss Blueberry crown. This year's theme was "Red, White and Blue-berries." In the end it was a Bourbon native that took the crown from reigning Queen Alexandra Zechiel. Miss Breanna Sue Lemler walked away the 2014 Miss Blueberry Queen.
Pick up today's Pilot News for the complete story and details including 1st and 2nd runner up.

Attorney General requests stay of gay marriage court decision

June 27, 2014

The following is a press release issued Friday by the Indiana Attorney General's office.

INDIANAPOLIS – As the State’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling against Indiana’s marriage law continues, the Indiana Attorney General’s Office has asked a federal appeals court to weigh in and decide whether the lower court’s order will be stayed or not during the appeal.

Parking changes at Plymouth hospital announced

June 27, 2014

The following press release was provided by St.Joseph Regional Medical Center concerning parking at the Plymouth hospital:

Due to the Emergency Department expansion construction, visitors to Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth are asked to enter in the following locations:

· Visitors coming to the Hospital or Emergency Room, use the North entrance
· Visitors coming to Medical Office Building 1, 2 and 3, use the West entrance

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