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December 28th

In the wake of a tragedy...Sales at local gun store up 500 percent since Newtown shooting

December 28, 2012

Ross Divine, owner of Gun Town in Grovertown, said he’s been selling more guns since the day of the Newtown, Conn. tragedy.
“Sales are up about 500 percent,” said Divine Thursday, less than three weeks after the Newtown shooting. “The day of the shooting, that Friday, sales went up. It’s connected with the publicity surrounding gun control, not so much the shooting at the school.”
Divine said that customers are purchasing guns in fear that they will be banned by the government.

December 27th

Newman arrested in Argos

December 27, 2012

Police arrested William Newman at a home in Argos Wednesday night.
Newman, 42, led police on a chase in Marshall County Dec. 11.
Newman eventually fled into a field near Tyner.
Police searched for him but were unable to track him down.
Marshall County Sheriff's Department officials contacted the Argos Police Department and informed them they believed Newman to be at a home on the 100 block of North Michigan Street in Argos.
Newman answered the door when police arrived. He then quickly slammed it and attempted to flee.
Police surrounded Newman and he quickly gave up.

December 26th

Police Beat 12-26-12

December 26, 2012

Man brings drugs to meeting with probation officer
PLYMOUTH — A Nappanee man was jailed Dec. 21 after he allegedly brought synthetic marijuana and paraphernalia to a meeting with his probation officer.
The Marshall County Probation office called in a report at 2:50 p.m. that David Skaggs, 28, Nappanne had come to meet with his probation officer and he had paraphernalia.
They also found what they believed to be synthetic marijuana.
Skaggs was placed under arrest and transported to Marshall County Jail.

Natural causes ruled cause of death for trucker

December 24th

Christmas Eve services at Ancilla

December 24, 2012

DONALDSON — A service of Lessons and Carols with the choir of Ancilla Domini will begin at 10:00 p.m. EST, Christmas Eve in the Ancilla Domini Chapel, PHJC Ministry Center. The Mass of the Nativity of the Lord will start at 10:30 p.m. Rev. James Zemelko will be the celebrant.
Narrators for the Lessons and Carols will be Sr. Judith Diltz and Rev. David Hogsett.

December 21st

Family thankful as dog survives coyote attack

December 21, 2012

PLYMOUTH - A local family will have a beloved member home for the holidays after a frightening encounter.
It was a normal morning for Jessica Groves and her husband up at 3 a.m. for work and as they do every day they let the family dog Maggie - a miniature schnauzer - outside. While Maggie normally comes back inside just a few minutes later, this particular morning it was nearly 4 a.m. and when she returned she was terribly injured and bleeding.

Parents of special needs student slapped by teacher looking for $700K in lawsuit

December 21, 2012

LAKEVILLE — The parents of a 12-year-old LaVille Junior/Senior High School student reportedly spanked and slapped by a special education teacher has notified the Union North United School Corporation that they intend to proceed with legal action.
Parents Tracy Martin and Michael Cuthbert have secured legal counsel through the Frazier Law Firm in Indianapolis. The tort put forth shows that the parents are seeking a maximum of $700,000 per incident.

December 19th

Plan director positions combined

December 19, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — Ralph Booker, county plan director, is now also plan director for the city of Plymouth. Commissioners voted for this change Monday, after much discussion in previous meetings.
“I’m very much in support of this agreement, I think it’s an opportunity for the city and the county to enhance our teamwork,” said Commissioner Greg Compton.
An agreement between the city and the county has been forged, detailing the terms of Booker’s new joint position.

How to save a life

December 19, 2012

Local schools review safety in wake of Sandy Hook
PLYMOUTH - In the wake of last week’s tragedy in Connecticut, the spotlight once again falls on violence perpetrated against schools, and the efforts of school administrations to insure the safety of staff and students.

December 18th

Bell ringers still needed for Salvation Army

December 18, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — The local Salvation Army group is still working toward its goal of raising $12,000 in its holiday kettle drive.
Local Salvation Army representative Jim Irwin said he was inspired by the tale of LaPorte County pastor Billy Nickrand, who recently rang a Salvation Army bell at a store for 60 hours straight.
“I said to somebody, I’d just like to get volunteers to ring 60 hours for us, not even 60 hours straight,” said Irwin, who is the Salvation Army service extension representative for Marshall County.

Argos man points gun at step-daughter

December 18, 2012

ARGOS — An Argos man was jailed after he allegedly pointed an unloaded gun at his step-daughter and threatened to shoot her.
Marshall County Sheriff’s Department officers responded to a home on the 15000 block of Hickory Road in Argos.
Donald F. Kulcsar, 40, Argos, was allegedly upset over children being noisy in the home.
At that point he pointed the gun.
Officers from Bourbon and Argos were also at the scene.
Kulcsar was booked into Marshall County Jail for neglect of a dependent, a class D felony, and pointing a firearm at a person, a class A misdemeanor.

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