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July 25th, 2014
MARSHALL COUNTY â Frustrated motorists traveling north and south along US Highway 31 will receive a break in their driving excursions when the new road between South Bend and Plymouth opens in late August.
According to Matt Deitchley, media relations director for the Laporte INDOT district, there is no definitive date for the opening of the new bypass.
âThings are moving along. We had a hard winter and the frozen ground changed our schedule,â he explained, stating that while construction was not delayed it was extended.
There are some minor restrictions to be expected.
BOURBON â Triton School Superintendent Donna Burroughs was rewarded with positive comments during a public hearing on her new contract prior to the regular School Board meeting Monday night.
Observations from Board members and administrators present affirmed her work and leadership of the school corporation. The public hearing was preceded by an executive session in which the Board conducted a self-evaluation.
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MARSHALL COUNTY â An updated emergency plan for Marshall County was submitted to the Commissioners Monday morning. The commissioners did not approve the changes to the plan.
âI am here today to talk to you about adopting a new county comprehensive emergency management plan. This is based on recommendations from the EMA advisory council as a result of an after action report and improvement plan from the blizzard and snow events that occurred this past winter,â said Clyde Avery, Marshall County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director.
ARGOS - Sugar, milk, eggs, cream, brown sugar, maple syrup, and nuts were some of the ingredients that made up the four competing recipes for this year's Ice Cream Crank Off.
Held at the Marshall County Fair since 1992, the competition has seen many variations on cherry, peach, rocky road, mint, and this year's flavor, maple nut.
With 60 minutes to freeze and serve up their cold treats, the makers got churning.
"Everybody has to make the same thing," said Don Morrison. He and his wife Eileen used toasted nuts to add an extra dimension to their concoction.
PLYMOUTH - Erik Bendl has the world on a string, literally, as he walks across the country with his dog Nice, bringing awareness about diabetes to the people that he meets. Bendl rolls a giant 80 loaned inflatable ball painted like the world across the United States in the name of his cause.
He was interviewed for a profile piece about his mother, a Kentucky state representative, who died of diabetes. The inspiration for his walk for awareness was sparked by the journalist that interviewed him.
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PLYMOUTH â Families are welcomed for some clean fun for the Plymouth parks departmentâs annual Coca-Cola Family Day, Saturday July 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Young Amphitheater. The details are in today's Pilot News.
MARSHALL COUNTY â The county Building Inspector, Chuck Dewitt, has been keeping busy as building permits rise around the county. Dewitt reported the numbers to the Marshall County Commissioners Monday morning. Dewitt also notified the commissioners of some changes regarding state design release process. Those changes could make more work for Dewitt. Read all the details in today's Pilot News.
INDIANA â Parents should be concerned but not worried about a recent slew of shigella cases reported by the Marion County Health Department.
As of March 3, 2014,more than 300 ill individuals have been identified and roughly 260 of that number tested positive for Shigella sonnei. No cases have been reported so far in Marshall County or Saint Joseph County; however, there have been cases found in Hendricks County and in parts of Michigan.
Shegellosis is a highly contagious batercial diarrheal sickness transmitted through the fecal matter into the digestive system.
PLYMOUTH - With the advent of fall comes the smell of wax crayons and freshly sharpened pencils, but not all families can afford new school supplies. According to the Institute of Education Sciences, in fall 2013, about 50.1 million students were predicted to attend public elementary and secondary schools. Of these, 35.3 million were in prekindergarten through 8th grade.
The Plymouth Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 195 is gearing up their annual Pack a Backpack program to help Marshall County families with the costs of new school supplies by requesting donations from County residents.