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County EDC unveils website

October 8, 2014

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PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Economic Development Corporation launched a new website Friday with improved messaging and a new design to market and promote the county as a prime location for business expansion and new investment.

Longevity pay case heard in federal court

October 8, 2014

CHICAGO/PLYMOUTH — On Thursday, City of Plymouth Attorney Sean Surrisi presented oral arguments in federal court in Chicago, citing the City’s position on a case involving Police officer Robert DeLee.

The case, which was decided in the city’s favor earlier this year, was appealed by DeLee and found its way to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. This is the federal appeals court for cases that originate in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Freedom Park playground project to change locations

October 8, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The playground designed for children of all abilities is changing locations, but staying within the Centennial Park area.

Michael Reese made a short presentation to the board concerning the change in plans for the Freedom Park Project.

Originally planned to be placed by the Hoosier Old Wheels pavilion, the Freedom Park Committee had changed their mind to move the all accessibility park to Packard Woods.

Right to Life takes a stand

October 8, 2014

PLYMOUTH — A small but determined group of people lined both sides of Michigan Street Sunday afternoon to advocate on behalf of the unborn. It was part of the nation-wide Chain of Life events, organized by the Marshall County Right to Life organization.

The “Chain of Life” advocacy event drew several dozen people, including families and individuals. Those taking part were given signs and instructed to hold their signs and offer prayer to end legalized abortion.

This was the 20th annual Marshall County event and the 27th year for the National Life Chain.

Weather radio give-away in process

October 8, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — The Emergency Management Agency received 181 emergency weather radios to pass out to county residents for those who could not afford the small devices.

“We received a supply of emergency alert radios from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security,” said EMA Director Clyde Avery.

Absentee voting opens; three dozen ballots processed

October 8, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — Voting for the 2014 election opened yesterday with 36 people submitting absentees ballots in the first day of the absentee/early voting process.

Absentee voting continues through Saturday, Nov. 1 in the Marshall County Clerk’s office in the courthouse. Voting is available 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday leading up to the week before the Nov. 4 general election. Saturday hours are offered on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Jail bond refinancing Ok'd

October 8, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — The refinancing of the 2006 Marshall County jail bonds is underway and expected to save more than a half-million in tax payer money.

The discussion began in June of what options the county had to refinance the bonds. Then in August the commissioners agreed to proceed with refinancing if there would be a minimum savings of $350,000 for the life of the bonds.

Jefferson Street bridge ordered closed

October 7, 2014

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PLYMOUTH — The traffic through the downtown area of Plymouth is going to be rerouted due to the closing of a busy intersection.
“I would like to motion we declare an emergency on the Jefferson Street bridge and we allow USI to get their company Beer and Slabaugh in to get started on this thing as soon as possible that the road would be closed Thursday morning as early as 6 a.m.” said Commissioner Roose.

Lakeville and the Indiana Main Street Initiative

October 7, 2014

LAKEVILLE — Shirley Rynearson presented some good news to the Lakeville Town Council during their regular meeting Monday evening. The council learned about a grant opportunity through Indiana Main Street Communities. There are some requirements that will need to be met. The board will design a five-year plan and go from there.
In other news the council was updated on the fire department's fundraiser, purchase of additional water meters was approved and Orchard Apartment renovation progress was discussed. For the full details see today's Pilot News.

Park Board meeting

October 7, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Park Board met for their regular meeting Monday evening.
Topics for the night included the lights at Bill Nixon Field. Bids for the project were reviewed and Mike Hite, park superintendent, recommended accepting the bid from Michiana Contracting for $196,835.
Freedom Park was another hot topic. The park department received funds through an insurance settlement from storm damage. Those funds will be used to help build Freedom Park, an all inclusive playground, at Packard Woods park with the board's approval.

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