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North Judson-San Pierre School Board Meets Tonight

Michael Shireman, Jim Menis, Larry Lambert Marsha Reimbold and Patricia Goin

Michael Shireman, Jim Menis, Larry Lambert
Marsha Reimbold and Patricia Goin

The North Judson-San Pierre School Board will vote on bids for the approval of tax anticipation warrants tonight. This is done every year to get the school through the end of December in terms of finances. Continue reading

Marshall County Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

Marshall County Community FoundationThe 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.

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LEPC Presents Emergency Plan to Marshall County Commissioners

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.

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LaPorte Police Issue Citations in Thanksgiving Blitz

The LaPorte City Police Department recently completed a high-visibility impaired driving and seat belt blitz. The goal was to reduce the number of motorists killed or injured on roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday.

The blitz was conducted from Nov. 14 to Nov. 30 where 179 citations were issued in LaPorte. Police issued 91 seat belt citations, 23 speeding citations, two child restraint citations and two texting while driving citations. Five DUI felony arrests were made during the enforcement effort along with two felony and eight misdemeanor criminal arrests. In addition, 202 warnings were issued within the extra patrols.

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Starke County Commissioners to Consider Highway Superintendent Contract

Starke County Highway Superintendent Stephen "Rik" Ritzler

Starke County Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler

The Starke County Commissioners could vote tonight to offer highway superintendent Rik Ritzler a long-term contract. President of the Commissioners Jennifer Davis is spearheading the effort to ensure the long-term road repair and bridge maintenance plans for the county are carried out. However, she does not plan to vote on the measure since she is stepping down as commissioner to take a seat on the county council. Continue reading

Starke County Council to Discuss Funds for Body Storage

starke-county-courthouseStarke County Coroner-Elect Adam Gray will talk to the Starke County Council about funds for body storage when they meet this evening. Gray is the first non-funeral director to be elected coroner in several years. In the past, the funeral directors have used their facilities to store bodies until they are claimed. Continue reading

Ancilla College Offers Winter Term Course

Ancilla College NEWThe 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

Marshall County Commissioners to Meet Today

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.

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Road Closed for Bridge Sealing

A three-quarter stretch of Starke County Road 800 East will be closed today. Highway Superintendent Rik Ritzler tells WKVI News crews will be sealing the deck of the new bridge over Eagle Creek. As a result, 800 East will be closed between 50 South and 25 North. The road will reopen Sunday morning.

Plymouth High School Hosts John Oliver Speech Invitational Tournament

plymouth schools logoSpeech 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

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