Authorities in Marshall County are investigating after a woman’s body was found in a rural area near Bremen. Continue reading
The director of the Marshall County Solid Waste District has resigned.
Michael T. Good tendered his resignation effective immediately. The Marshall County Solid Waste District met Thursday and accepted his resignation.
Good was indicted by a Marshall County grand jury this week on counts of theft as a Class D felony and official misconduct as a Class D felony.
Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin recognized several officers for going above and beyond the call of duty in their line of work.
Rick Prater, Ryan Hollopeter, Matt Brown, Brandon Cooper, Jonathan Bryant and Travis ONeal were recognized for their life-saving efforts in separate calls.
Officers Matt Brown and Brandon Cooper tended to a victim in June of 2013 who was not breathing and was turning blue. The officers initiated chest compressions and shocks from an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) until paramedics could arrive at the scene. The victim in this case survived due to the efforts of the officers and EMS.
A Marshall County grand jury has returned counts of theft as a Class D felony and official misconduct as a Class D felony against Michael T. Good.
The two-count indictment alleges Good exerted unauthorized control over property of the Marshall County Solid Waste Management District totaling $9,017.12. He allegedly sold scrap in 2012, 2013 and 2014, according to a Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office press release. Good is currently the director of the Marshall County Solid Waste Management District.
The Marshall County Commissioners will be moving forward with a tax certificate sale.
Joe Edwards from SRI, Inc. said there were about 30 properties that were not sold in the property tax sale. Those particular properties have not been sold in several years. The redemption period is a little quicker so the properties can be included in the tax rolls in 120 days.
Marshall County Attorney Jim Clevenger and Marshall County Recorder Marlene Mahler discussed with the commissioners this week the theft of 2,700 documents totaling 39,000 pages out of the county’s computer system.
Clevenger noted that several other counties are facing the same issue with the same company and have been asked to join a multi-county action against the company. Representatives of LPS Real Estate Data Solutions reportedly went in and took data out of the recorder’s office without going through the proper channels to pay for the data wanted. A civil action will be filed against LPS to recover damages for the stolen data and punitive damages.
Starke County Coroner-elect Adam Gray intends to maintain a separation between his full-time job and his elected office.
“When I am working at the sheriff’s department, I am working at the sheriff’s department. I am not working at the coroner’s office. I will have deputy coroners covering call when I am on duty for the sheriff’s department,” Gray told the Starke County Council Monday night.
Gray added he’s made arrangements to ensure calls are covered. Continue reading
The Culver Community School Board learned this week that the corporation recently received the School Performance Award from the state that is just over $35,000. This money will go to effective and highly effective teachers that have been with the corporation for the 2013-2014 school year and are currently still there. Continue reading
A service is planned tomorrow for the 24-year-old Culver woman who died in a house fire there last week. Anjelica C. Bush suffered smoke inhalation. She was the lone occupant of a home at 504 Mill Street that caught fire around 1:30 Thursday morning. Continue reading
The Culver Community School Board unanimously approved the new contract last night for Superintendent Dr. Vicki McGuire. Continue reading
The Marshall County Community Foundation is accepting applications for the first of two Community Fund grant rounds in 2015. This endowment fund award allows grants twice a year to nonprofit organizations for support in the arts, education, health and human services, recreation and the environment throughout Marshall County.
The emergency plan formatted by the Local Emergency Planning Committee, or LEPC, was presented to the Marshall County Commissioners for approval Monday morning.
LEPC President Gene Gray told the commissioners that the plan is in line with the county emergency plan so it will not confuse emergency responders. There are maps and site plans within the emergency plan for 85 county facilities.
A passenger in a pickup truck that rolled over in a Marshall County field Saturday evening was airlifted from Plymouth Saturday night. The wreck happened just after 6 p.m. on State Road 10 west of 17 C Road. Continue reading
The Marshall County Police Department is investigating a Friday hit-and-run crash. It happened on 4th Road between the King Road intersections and was reported just after 10 p.m. that night. Continue reading
The first winter semester course offering at Ancilla College begins today. The four-week introduction to psychology course is offered entirely online and is available to students at any college or university. Ancilla President Dr. Ken Zirkle says the credits are fully transferable to other colleges or universities. He adds taking a course during what is traditionally an off time academically can help students retain their athletic eligibility and meet the minimum standards for financial aid offerings. Continue reading
The Culver Community School Board will vote tonight on a new contract for Superintendent Dr. Vicki McGuire. It carries a base salary of $95,000 plus benefits, which include insurance for the superintendent and family members. Continue reading
The Marshall County Commissioners will meet this morning with several business items up for discussion.
Joe Edwards with SRI, Inc. will appear to explain the process of a certificate sale. Treasurer Deb Vandemark told the commissioners previously that several properties have not sold in the county’s tax sale that have been up for sale for many years. The certificate sale would be a way to get the properties back on the tax rolls.
Speech teams from across northern Indiana will compete in the John Oliver Invitational Tournament at Plymouth High School today. More than 500 students from 26 schools will take part in various individual and group competitions. Members of the public are welcome to attend as well. Continue reading
Culver’s annual Relay for Life Kickoff fundraiser for the American Cancer Society gets under way this evening at 7 p.m. EST at the Steinbrenner Recreation Center at Culver Military Academy. Debbie Foersch is in charge of the fundraising.
The Culver Town Council and Lions Club recently signed a long-term lease for use of the train depot in the town park. The 25-year contract with the club for meeting space takes effect in January. It’s 10 years longer than past agreements between the town and club.