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Contract Addendum Approved for Additional Electronic Monitoring

Published: July 25th, 2014

Court Services Director Ward Byers appeared before the Marshall County Commissioners this week to discuss a contract addendum with 3M for electronic monitoring services.

The county signed a contract with 3M in 2011 that does the very basic in electronic monitoring services. If an offender commits a violation, a message is sent via text message or email to officials on mobile devices or to a desktop computer. Byers said this addendum will offer more to the county.

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Argos Woman Faces Criminal Charge for Abandoning Dog

Published: July 24th, 2014

Marshall County Humane SocietyAn Argos woman authorities in Marshall County say dumped a terrier mix dog in front of a house on 19th Road last week faces an animal cruelty charge. Police say Kim Paul brought the female dog to the Marshall County Humane Society on Wednesday, July 16 and said she no longer wanted the animal. Employees there told her the shelter was full. Read the rest of this entry »

Traffic Stop Lands Argos Man in Jail

Published: July 24th, 2014
Victor Rundberg

Victor Rundberg

An Argos man faces drunk driving and drug possession charges after an early morning traffic stop in Lapaz. A Marshall County Police Officer pulled a vehicle driven by Victor Rundberg, 51, over at on Michigan Street near Vandalia Street around 1:20 a.m. A police department news release indicates he failed a certified test and was in possession of a substance believed to be cocaine. Rundberg was booked into the Marshall County Jail on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, operating a vehicle while intoxicated controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

Marshall County Commissioners Table Approval of Updated Emergency Plan

Published: July 24th, 2014

The Marshall County Commissioners received an amended county emergency plan from EMA Director Clyde Avery for approval.

Avery said the changes came from events during winter season when an emergency declaration was activated during blizzards.

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Marshall County Commissioners Approve Ordinance Amendments

Published: July 23rd, 2014

A public hearing concerning amendments to an ordinance regarding electronic message signs was conducted on Monday morning.

Marshall County Plan Director Ralph Booker presented the changes which include operational limitations, minimum display time, message change sequence, light intensity change, sign design and requirements for static message signs, motion message signs and video message signs. Setback requirements were also included.

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Marshall County Commissioners Name Highway Department Appointments

Published: July 22nd, 2014

The Marshall County Commissioners approved new hires for two new positions at the highway department.

On Monday morning, Commissioner Deb Griewank presented the recommendations of Laurie Baker as the administration manager at the highway department and Jason Peters as the supervisor of county highways. Baker is currently working in Judge Dean Colvin’s office in superior court while Peters is serving in the capacity of interim highway superintendent.

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Goshen Resident Arrested After Friday Night Traffic Stop

Published: July 21st, 2014

A Goshen resident faces numerous charges in Marshall County after a traffic stop and subsequent arrest late Friday night. An officer from the Marshall County Police Department tried to stop a car at the intersection of Michigan and 4A Roads, according to a police department news release. Read the rest of this entry »

Marshall County Commissioners to Meet Today

Published: July 21st, 2014

The Marshall County commissioners will meet this morning at 9:30 a.m. ET where a packed agenda will meet the commission members.

The commissioners plan to make highway appointments and to hear updates from the CASA director, health department, building department and County Attorney James Clevenger.

A public hearing is set for 10 a.m. ET on a zoning ordinance amendment that pertains to sign standards. Anyone wishing to comment on the ordinance may appear at this time.

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Back to School Immunization Requirements

Published: July 21st, 2014

aAre your children up to date on their immunizations? Before school starts, you must be sure they are. Read the rest of this entry »

Unemployment Rate Improving

Published: July 21st, 2014

The unemployment rate for Starke County stands at 6.6 percent which ranks the county 27th in the state.

Pulaski County rose .3 percent in June to 5.0, Marshall County was up .2 percent to 5.7 percent with LaPorte County up to 7.5 percent with a .1 percent increase.

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INDOT to Close SR 23 for Chip Sealing

Published: July 21st, 2014

Motorists who take State Road 23 through Walkerton will need to find a new route for the next few days. INDOT is closing the road between U.S. 30 and U.S. 6 to perform chip and fog sealing. The process preserves the road surface. INDOT officials stress the work is dependent on dry weather and may be delayed if conditions are not ideal. Southbound motorists can take U.S. 6 south to U.S. 35 and east to U.S. 30 to get around the closure. Northbound motorists can use the opposite route. Read the rest of this entry »

Two Day Closure of U.S. 6 Near Bremen

Published: July 19th, 2014

roadworkMarshall County motorists should practice caution when traveling on U.S. 6 in the coming days. Beginning Monday, July 21 through the end of the day on Tuesday, July 22 crews will perform chip and fog seal operations to preserve the road surface between the east junction and west junction of State Road 106 near Bremen. Drivers wishing to travel either eastbound or westbound on U.S. 6 should take State Road 106 until it meets back with U.S. 6.
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Police Dog Finds Drugs During Early Morning Traffic Stop

Published: July 18th, 2014
Kasey Correll

Kasey Correll

JPG Cory Scheibelhut

Cory Scheibelhut

An early morning traffic stop on U.S. 31 at the intersection of U.S. 6 in Marshall County lands two men in jail after a police dog reportedly indicated the presence of drugs in the car. Marshall County Police found nearly 150 grams of marijuana and several items of contraband in the car, according to a department news release. The driver, Cory Schieblhut, 25, of Mishawaka, and passenger, Kasey Correll, 25, were both arrested. Schieblhut is charged with possession of marijuana with a prior charge and possession of hash. Correll faces charges of dealing in marijuana, possession of marijuana with a prior charge and possession of a controlled substance.

Kersting’s Cycle Center Can Help You Learn to Ride

Published: July 18th, 2014

kerstingsAre you ready to ride? Kersting’s Cycle Center offers a four hour, Saturday class which goes over the basics of motorcycle riding that can help you get ready. ‘Learn to Ride” is a pre-training program for people to get acquainted with motorcycle riding before heading out on the road. Read the rest of this entry »

Plymouth School Registration Information Released

Published: July 18th, 2014

 Plymouth Community School officials have announced the registration schedule for the 2014-2015 school year.

All schools will register at Plymouth High School on July 30 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., from noon to 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. On July 31, registration is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET. School officials recommend that you park in the north lot and enter through door 5.

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Local Music Group Receives Grant

Published: July 18th, 2014
REMC Representative:Amanda Steeb, Director:Susie Szynalski, Treasurer: Joan Stepien and President: Pat Vanek

REMC Representative Amanda Steeb presenting  Director Susie Szynalski, Treasurer Joan Stepien and President Pat Vanek of the Choralaires with the grant

If you hear music in the air, it could be coming from the Choralaires. The Starke County Choralaires are a chorus group that is a part of Melody Makers of Indiana. The Melody Makers of Indiana is the only chorus of it’s kind in the United States.
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County Budget Hearings to Begin Soon

Published: July 17th, 2014

 Local governments are preparing for the budget preparation season. Marshall County Auditor Penny Lukenbill warned the council members that with a 25 percent proposed increase in insurance in 2015, money could get a little tight. The budget meetings for the council members and department heads will begin Aug. 19.

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Operation Quiet Comfort Quilt to be Presented Today

Published: July 17th, 2014

Representatives of the Operation Quiet Comfort organization in Marshall County are headed to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where a Four Freedoms Gratitude Quilt will be presented to officials.

Peggy Reynolds said a block from all of the 50 states are represented. A message from all of the Operation Quiet Comfort organizations around the United States are on a denim block. Those blocks were sewn and quilted by a woman from Marshall County.

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School Registration Beginning Soon at John Glenn Schools

Published: July 17th, 2014

school-kidsIn one month, students will be back in the classrooms.

The John Glenn School Corporation will open doors on Tuesday, Aug. 12 for students. The elementary schools will begin with instruction at 7:53 a.m. and dismiss school at 2:45 p.m. ET. Students in the middle school will start the school day at 7:55 a.m. and with a 2:50 p.m. dismissal and high school students will begin at 8 a.m. and dismiss at 3 p.m.

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Marshall County Council Approves New Employee Descriptions at Highway Department

Published: July 16th, 2014

Commissioner Deb Griewank presented the Marshall County Council members with a request to add two job descriptions to the highway department as approved by the personnel committee.

She explained that the two positions are the result of a different direction in which the committee has envisioned.

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