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July 22nd, 2014
By Diona Eskew
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” A recent theft of copper wire from a Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) substation has sprouted an investigation.
â€śSeveral hundred feet of copper wire and copper lugs were stolen from the Burr Oak substation,â€ť said NIPSCO Director of External Communications Nick Meyer. â€śUnfortunately, with serving 32 counties, we see these kind of incidents sometimes.â€ť
Thieves target copper wire to sell it to scrap dealers. The theft isnâ€™t just a criminal matter. It could be a matter of life and death.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” There are many trees that line the banks of the Yellow River. Property owners Penny and Alice Cleveland expressed concern with getting to the bottom of who is responsible to care for those trees. According to Penny Cleveland the trees do not fall on her property line although there is a tree that is unsafe and could damage her property if it falls. Alice has a similar problem.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” The Marshall County Commissioners named two new leaders for the Highway Department. The commissioners recently added two positions; Administrative Manager and Supervisor of County Highways. The pair will work directly under the commissioner. The position of Highway Superintendent will go unfilled but will remain as a position description in the event the department needs the position in the future. Get the details in today's Pilot News paper.
LAPAZ â€” Marshall County Police arrested two people after a traffic stop at 1 a.m today.
In a press release from the Marshall County Police, at approximately 1 a.m. an officer with the Marshall County Police Dept. initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on US 31 at the intersection of US 6. During the stop, County Police Canine Arras walked around the vehicle and indicated the presence of narcotics, according to police
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MARSHALL COUNTY â€” The county has been without a superintendent for the Highway Department for several months. The general foreman and other crew members have stepped up to fill the void while the County Commissioners review potential replacements. Commissioner Deb Griewank asked the County Council to approve a recommendations made by the personnel committee last week.
PLYMOUTH â€” Five bids were submitted for the Beerenbrook and Jefferson Street sewer project during last nights City of Plymouth's Board of Works regular meeting. The bids averaged near a half-million dollars. The five bids will be reviewed before a final decision is made.
The 2014 street and sidewalk project bid was accepted at over $300,000. Street closures were discussed for Pennsylvania Ave and parking resolutions were also made. For complete details see today's Pilot News.
PLYMOUTH â€” Police have reported a gas leak near TCU on Oak Road in the vicinity of Harrison and Jim Neu streets. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.
LAPAZ/LAKEVILLE â€” The Union-North United School Corporation approved to purchase two used school buses, a 2006 model at $25,000 and a 1997 bus at $4,000 that will be used as extra buses according to the needs of the corporation.
The Board approved $8,040 for personnel ECA positions for the 2014 to 2015 school year, as well as terminating the employment of Ginger Holbert and Elizabeth Horvath as part-time Title I Aides. The termination will result in the school corporationâ€™s ability to consolidate two part-time positions into one full time position.
ARGOS â€” 52 members of 4-H who have invested 10 years were recognized as part of the annual Marshall County 4-H Fair's opening ceremonies.
The Fair opened yesterday and will continue through July 19
Photos of each 10-year members, the fair schedule for today and tomorrow and additional photos from opening day are printed in Monday's edition of the Pilot News.