August 13th, 2014
MARSHALL COUNTY â In a workshop following the County Council meeting on Monday, county auditor Penny Lukenbill explained how the calendar contributed to an unusual budget crunch for Marshall County's multimillion dollar budget.
Instead of raises, the employees will take home a 27th paycheck. this is the equivalent to a 4 percent wage increase, Lukenbill told the council.
âThe way I calculated that extra pay was keeping the same rate as this year, everybody their hourly or bi-weekly rate stays the same,â said Lukenbill.
MARSHALL COUNTY â The Marshall County Board of Zoning Appeals approved the request of the local ABATE motorcycle club to hold its' end of summer fundraising bash on private property at 10B and Upus roads.
The issue came up before the board last month, but was tabled until additional information and concerns could be addressed. Security, traffic control and sanitary concerns were discussed and documentation submitted by the organizers.
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Nancy L. âGiGiâ (Hammond) Blackburn
Aug. 15, 1942 - June 28, 2014
PLYMOUTH â On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, June 28, 2014, at her home in Plymouth, the Angels came for Nancy to take her to her Eternal Rest. She was surrounded by her loving family, and a close friend, as she silently and peacefully slipped away with the Angels.
Nicole R. Beguin
Oct. 5, 1990 â Aug. 9, 2014
PLYMOUTH â Nicole Renee Beguin, 23, passed away at Memorial Hospital of South Bend from injuries due to a motorcycle accident on Saturday morning, Aug. 9, 2014.
Born in Plymouth on Oct. 5, 1990, Nicole was the daughter of Dwight J. and Julie A. (Durham) Beguin.
Lenore P. Munroe
March 22, 1951 â Aug. 10, 2014
PLYMOUTH â Lenore Patricia Munroe, 63, of Plymouth, passed away Sunday in Loyola University Medical Center â Maywood, Ill. from complications of a July 14th heart attack.
Le was a former resident of Leominster, Mass. and moved to Plymouth in 2004. She was known to many as a cheerfully helpful small claims deputy in the Marshall County Clerkâs office over the past eight years.
Born in Cambridge, Mass. on March 22, 1951, Le is one of Charles L. and Alice B. (Mulqueeny) Munroeâs six children.
Gerald A. Cox Sr.
June 29, 1942 - Aug. 8, 2014
CULVER â Gerald âJerryâ Arthur Cox Sr. of Culver, formerly from Tinley Park, Ill., passed away peacefully at 3:55 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2014 in the home he loved so much in the loving arms of his caring wife, Monica Cox. Jerry wed his sweetheart Monica McCawley on Sept. 4, 1965. His wake and a celebration of his life will be held in his home at 19716 S.R. 117, Culver.
Aug. 9, 2014
CULVER â Helen Matiya, 77, of Culver, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.
Braman & Son Memorial Chapel, Knox is in charge of arrangements.
Doris R. Conley
Aug. 10, 2014
CULVER â Doris R. Conley, 84, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 in Millerâs Merry Manor, Culver.
Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel is handling arrangements.
MARSHALL COUNTY â The Heminger House started in 1999 by Dean Byers and Laura Mann as a women's and children's shelter. The shelter has been able to assist nearly 1,000 individuals with temporary housing and now needs help with funding.
âWe have always been fully funded through grants, donations, the Community Foundation, United Way and things like that. We have found ourselves, in the last year, in a huge predicament because we have lost about $65,000 worth of grant funding, by no fault of our own, purely by budget cuts at the state and federal level,â said Mann.
PLYMOUTH â Kevin Bachman working on his Boy Scout Eagle Scout project by creating awareness about the effects of dumping materials into the city's storm drains. Bachman is planning to spend Aug. 23 installing drain medallions and hanging posters to increase public knowledge. Anyone interested in helping should bring a sack lunch and meet at 900 Oakhill Ave. at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 23. Bachman will be supplying water but suggests wearing work clothes and bringing gloves. For questions call 574-936-6504.
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