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INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosier Lottery Powerball tickets should be checked carefully as one entry matched four-out-of-five numbers and the Powerball in Wednesday night’s estimated $300 million jackpot drawing.  

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As Hoosiers are plagued with high inflation, local food pantries are requesting help to feed those in need during Hunger Action Month. 

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Local performer Joey Garcia wants to give back to “Create Change”. Garcia, along with several other bands, will perform at a concert on Saturday, September 24 to benefit Oliver “Ollie” Gauthier, a young boy who has successfully fought and beat an aggressive form of brain cancer.

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Serena Dove-Case and Sue Johnson of Courtside Ministries offer prayer for individuals exiting the Marshall County Courthouse on the first and third Wednesday of every month to offer the ministry of presence. 

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The Town of LaPaz is a small town with big potential on the Rt. 31 corridor. Its halfway placement between South Bend and Plymouth means it could be a strategic place for businesses and home buyers alike. The LaPaz council and other influencers have been working hard to maximize the town’s p…

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Over 200 volunteers dress up every year to “scare because they care” at the Niles Scream Park. The park opens Friday, September 9. Hours of operation for this season are Friday and Saturday through Saturday, September 24th from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 t…

BREMEN—Laura Walls, the President of the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC), reported to the Bremen Town Council about the advancements that have been made in the county through the corporation’s efforts, after which the council posed some questions and requests for the MCEDC.

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Councilman Greg Compton has filed a Candidates Exploratory Committee form with the Marshall County Clerk’s office. He is currently an At-Large elected official of the Plymouth Common Council.  A committee has been formed to explore the possibility of Greg running for Mayor of Plymouth in the…

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LAPAZ—In preparation of signing over ownership of park grounds to the town of LaPaz, the council will be getting the land surveyed. Since they only received one bid for $6,900, they voted to accept it at their meeting last week. 

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Emma Heller, pictured here, took home the $1,000 during the Bremen High School’s Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) Showcase. First runner up was Selena Martinez and second runner-up was Bella Smith. “Thank you to everyone who sponsored, donated, and/or attended the DYW Showcase!” Principal Bru…

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PLYMOUTH—Yoder Log and Timber Pros began carefully disassembling the Trustee Cabin on Aug. 16. It is presently in its original location on SR 17 and will be moved approximately 4.5 miles south to Memorial Forest where it will remain on permanent display. The Trustee Cabin is one of the oldes…

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During the Bremen Town Council meeting, Ken Jones of JPR Engineering presented three ordinances, through which the town adopted Title II of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). The resolutions specifically adopted the ‘Notice under the ADA,’ the ‘ADA Grievances Procedure under the Ameri…

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The Plymouth Common Council appointed Brandon Richie to replace Keith Wickens on the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) during the regular meeting Monday. Richie is the Communications Specialist at the Plymouth Public Library.

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A concerned citizen commented at the Bremen Town Council meeting last Monday about the Jackson St. Project and how it will remove some of the parking spots for firefighters only. The project includes building a gazebo that will be smaller but similar in design to the Nappanee downtown pavilion.

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Bremen Public Schools held new certified staff orientation on Aug. 4-5. Pictured here, front row, left to right: Laura Andujar, Madison Smith, Jessi Proud, Cait Stout, Seth Hartshorne, and Amber Williams. Back Row: Allison Meister, Lexy Figg, Mitchell Calderone, Mandi Creighton, Dylan Shumak…

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PLYMOUTH—After struggling to obtain a quorum at meetings, the Plymouth Park Board voted to allow board members who are not present to attend meetings virtually. This was decided by unanimous vote at the August meeting. Town Attorney Sean Surrisi will be forming a resolution that will explain…

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MARSHALL COUNTY—The Marshall County Park and Recreation Board (MCPRB) voted to reimburse the volunteer who mows at both county parks for his gas upon receiving an itemized list from the volunteer outlining his contribution. He spends approximately three hours a week mowing the trails and oth…

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On behalf of the Distinguished Alumni Committee, Jack Davis announced the 2022 Lincoln - Plymouth High School (PHS) Alumnus of the Year for 2022 - The Rees Theatre during the Mayor’s Month of Music - PHS Alumni in the Park last Friday. 

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AREA—Several customers, including municipalities, in Marshall County have been complaining about inadequate trash pick-up and many have either called or had in-person meetings with Republic Trash Service. After much discussion, Republic began assuring local municipalities that they have impl…

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Legislature became the first in the nation Friday to pass new legislation restricting access to abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

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The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office has obtained updated information into the vehicle crash that occurred on August 3, 2022.  The information from the preliminary investigation at the scene, as to the direction of travel of the vehicles, was not correct. The continuing investigation has loca…

The City of Plymouth as well as its citizens are greatly saddened by the death of our beloved Second District Congresswoman Jackie Walorski.  Jackie was a fighter who didn’t just walk into a room…she kicked the door open with fervent energy and enthusiasm. She came to Plymouth many times esp…

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On August 3, 2022 at approximately 12:32 PM the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle crash on SR 19 south of SR 119. A northbound passenger car traveled left of center and collided head on with a southbound sports utility vehicle. 

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Five white crosses embellish a utility pole on State Road 17 where five brave men lost their lives on their way to respond to a call reporting a house fire on Lake Latonka on Saturday, July 31, 1982, 40 years ago this weekend. The accident occurred close to 12 p.m. (noon). It was the first t…

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On July 31, 1982, Plymouth Fire Department was responding to a house fire at Lake Latonka on State Road 17. When they rounded the curve at West School and came upon a car attempting to make a left-handed turn, it is believed that the driver swerved to avoid a collision and veered off the roa…

Ambassador for Care-for-Rare America Jorg Richter spent three days in Marshall County this week as part of his cycling tour across the United States raising money and awareness for kids with rare diseases. Richter is originally from Cologne, Germany. He moved to Bavaria at the age of 28.He h…