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Richard Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series Seeks Republican Women Participants

Richard Lugar picThe deadline to apply for this year’s Richard Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series is Friday, August 1st. The program was started in the year 1990 with the mission to increase the number and influence of Republican women in elected and appointed government positions at local, state, and federal levels. Continue reading

Ride for a Reason: Kersting’s Annual Ride for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

!123The weather is just right for riding motorcycles. If you’re riding anyways, why not do so for a good cause? Chapter 1326 of the Kankakee Valley Harley Owners Group is teaming up with Kersting’s Cycle Center to host their annual ride for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Saturday, July 12th. Continue reading

Fourth of July Fireworks Safety

!!2014Fourth of July weekend is always full of fun with friends, family and fireworks. There are certain precautions to take to assure a safe time for everyone. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security offers a few tips to take into consideration whenever using fireworks.
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Summer Safety: Water Tips

swimsafelyThere’s no time like the summertime! It’s finally warm enough to go swimming. As you’re breaking out your bikini or swim trunks, take some time to remember certain safety measures to practice when it comes to water. The Red Cross has a number of helpful tips for disaster prevention.

Never leave a child unattended! Even if lifeguards are present, there should be a designated familiar adult easily accessible to the child. Have young or inexperienced swimmers wear a life jacket or some kind of flotation device. Teach children to always ask permission before going near water. Practice the “buddy system” when swimming, even if at a public pool or beach.

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Protect Your Pets

 With Fourth of July weekend coming up, it’s important to keep safety in mind. If you’re a pet owner who will be shooting fireworks yourself for the holiday, there are a few tips to keep in mind in order to assure your pet is safe. Continue reading

Join WKVI at Swan Lake’s First Ever Fireworks Display!

!!2014The Saturday after Independence Day, July 5th, WKVI is doing a live remote from Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth where they are putting on their first ever fireworks display. The owner of Swan Lake, Kevin Smith, says he hopes the show will be a success and will continue in years to come. Continue reading

Ancilla College President Reflects on Tenure

Dr. Ron May

Dr. Ron May

Ancilla College will soon have a new president. This is Dr. Ron May’s last day. He’s retiring after eight years at the private, two-year school. He says Ancilla fills an important niche for students by giving them the foundation to either continue their education at a four-year institution like IU or Purdue or succeed in the workforce after they graduate.  Continue reading

Summer Safety: Don’t Leave Children Unattended in a Vehicle

Baby on Board

Summer temperatures continue to soar, and although it may seem like common sense to never keep your child in a parked car, over the past 16 years more than 600 children have died of heatstroke due to being left unattended in a vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on a 60 degree day, temperatures inside a car can reach well above 110 degrees quickly.
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Two Sentenced in Marshall County Superior Court on Methamphetamine Charges

Jeremy Hill

Jeremy Hill

Andrew Franz

Andrew Franz

Two people were sentenced in Marshall County Superior Court 1 on Wednesday on methamphetamine related charges.

Jeremy Hill, 32, of Argos will spend ten years in the Indiana Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in a plea agreement with the state to a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine. As per the plea agreement, Hill was ordered to undergo intensive drug rehabilitation through the purposeful incarceration program.

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Argos Man Sentenced on Meth Charge

John Bobby

John Bobby

An Argos man’s criminal case wrapped up in Marshall County Superior Court 1 after he was sentenced Thursday morning.

John Bobby, 49, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the State to a charge of possession of methamphetamine within a public housing complex. The terms of the agreement called for a ten year sentence in the Indiana Department of Corrections on the charge which Judge Robert O. Bowen accepted. Bobby was sentenced to that term with no part of the sentence suspended and he will be able to participate in purposeful incarceration while imprisoned.

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Teens Urged to Be Mindful of Curfew Laws

Summertime is right around the corner and that means longer days and shorter nights. No matter how short the nights may be, minors still have to obey curfew ordinances. State law mandates that all individuals between the ages of 15 through 17 cannot be in public unaccompanied Monday through Friday between the hours of 11 p.m and 5 a.m. On Saturdays and Sundays the curfew is set from 1 a.m. until 5 a.m. Children under the age of 15 are prohibited from being unaccompanied in public between the hours of 11 p.m until 5 a.m. any day of the week.

Some local towns have implemented their own policies expanding on the state’s curfew ordinances. Continue reading

SCILL Center Students Graduate

20140529_182649“The choices you make today will follow you tomorrow” was the message that guest speaker Janice Hernandez wanted the students to take away from the SCILL graduation ceremony Thursday evening.

Hernandez is in charge over at Integrity Trade Services and advised the students gradating from the program to include their work with the SCILL Center on their resumes.

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Plymouth Woman Sentenced to 10 years on Meth Charge

Crystal Bloomfield

Crystal Bloomfield

A Plymouth woman was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in a plea agreement with the State to charge of Manufacturing Methamphetamine.

Crystal Bloomfield, 38, admitted in Marshall County Superior Court 1 that she assisted Travis Howell in the manufacturing methamphetamine at his residence on Kenilworth Road near Argos.

Four years of Bloomfield’s sentence was suspended. Bloomfield will be able to participate in intensive drug rehabilitation through the purposeful incarceration program.

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Area Principal to Head Vocational Cooperative

An area high school will soon be looking for a new principal.

“The Culver Citizen” reports Culver Community High School Principal Albert Hanselman is leaving at the end of the school year. He’s not going far, though. Hanselman will take over as director of the North Central Area Vocational Cooperative on July 1st. Jerry Hollenbaugh is retiring from that position.

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Marshall County Economic Development Commission Chairman Gives Positive Report to Commissioners

The Marshall County Commissioners heard a report from Marshall County Economic Development Corporation Board Chairman Bill Davis.

Davis explained that 2013 was one of the best years in Marshall County. Over $25 million in investments and businesses came into the county last year. The county has also seen a drop in unemployment and an increase in personal income.

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Marshall County Patrolmen Receive Sergeant Stripes

Marshall County Sergeants

Sgt. Nick Laffoon, Sheriff Tom Chamberlin and Sgt. Phil Beam

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department has two new patrol sergeants. Patrolmen Phil Beam and Nick Laffoon were selected through a numerical scoring system by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Merit Board. Beam is a 27-year veteran of the department and lives in the Argos area. Laffoon lives near Plymouth and has been with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department for nine years.

One Arrested after Gun Accidentally Fires in McDonald’s Restaurant in Argos

A Hope, Indiana man was arrested in Argos on Sunday, March 30 on a charge of Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon and Creating a Substantial Risk of Bodily Injury.

Officers from the Argos Police Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police were called to the McDonald’s restaurant in Argos in reference to gunfire. Police learned that 21-year-old David J. Boston was in the men’s bathroom when a handgun reportedly accidentally discharged. The bullet from the gun went through the wall of the men’s bathroom and through the wall of the women’s bathroom. The bullet lodged in a beam in the common area of the BP gas station and the restaurant.

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Theft Report Leads Police to Active Meth Lab

Meth BustA Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy investigating the theft of copper wire from an Argos business Thursday evening reportedly found an active meth lab in a motel room. An employee of Quality Setters Inc. in Argos called the sheriff’s department to report seeing employee Thomas Howell taking quite a bit of copper wire from several buildings on the property. Howell was reportedly staying in room 126 of the Red Rock Inn. Continue reading

Marshall County Commissioners Approve Consolidated Polling Sites

The Marshall County Commissioners approved the consolidation of several polling sites within the county during their meeting Monday morning.

Clerk Julie Fox and a representative from the Marshall County Election Board appeared before the commissioners with the consolidation proposal. All locations are ADA compliant. Plymouth went though redistricting which warranted change and it was the decision of the board to consolidate Center 1 and 2, Center 3 and 4, Center 5 and 6, and Center 7 and 8 into four separate voting locations. Also, Bourbon, German, North, Polk, Union, Walnut and West Township Precinct were all consolidated.

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