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July 10th, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” The Downtown Revitalization council discussed ways to continue to improve the downtown area of Plymouth.
Coming off the successful ribbon cutting ceremony at River Park Square last month, suggestions include expanding the Greenway Trail through the park, acquiring additional houses or businesses to turn into greenspace and pitching empty lots to developers for possible housing.
While no decision on any of these was made, there are plans to acquire additional structures located in flood plain areas in 2016.
PLYMOUTH â€” Questions about the countyâ€™s weather warning sirens were raised at the county commissionersâ€™ meeting Monday morning,
â€śI have heard some rumblings out in the community about the weather sirens not being activated,â€ť said Commissioner Kevin Overmyer. â€śHave we found out why or do we know what has happened?â€ť
Clyde Avery, of the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency, explained what he knew about the sirens to the commissions as well as concerns over the county's emergency plan not being utilized.
The complete story is in today's Pilot News.
PLYMOUTH â€” Mike Hite, parks department superintendent, reported that the establishment of the new River Park Square is going well, although the program is complicated and is still being worked out. One change to initial plans is to install a start button at the splash pad.
Other topics focusing on the parks of Plymouth were discussed at Monday evenings meeting including storm damage and refunds. For complete details pick up a copy of today's Pilot News.
CULVER â€” The victim of a 4th of July drowning at the public beach on Lake Maxinkuckee has been identified as Jose Cruz Lizcano, age 27.
Sonar technology was used by Indiana Conservation officers in the search Friday evening, after Lizcano's friends did not notice his absence for around four hours.
The drowning is the second in two years at the town beach in Culver, with last year's drowning of a 22-year old Plymouth man taking place just over a week from one year ago (that incident took place July 13, 2013).
PLYMOUTH â€” the board of Zoning Appeals approved three variance related to the planned construction of new tennis courts in Centennial Park.
The variances reduces the size of parking spots allocated at the site, eliminates the parking lot islands and gets rid of the requirement to plant trees in the parking area.
The board also approved two other applications from a property owner and business in their Tuesday night meeting.
For more on this story, read the article in today's Pilot News.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” Late Wednesday afternoon the National Weather Service (NWS) completed their survey of the early morning storms. The report confirmed two tornado in Marshall County.
The first tornado registered as an EF-0 with wind peaks of 80 mph. Its path covered a track of 1.3 miles and was approximately 50 yards across. The touch down occurred at 12:40 a.m. just south of the Lear Corporation two miles west/northwest of Plymouth.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” The Department of Natural Resources is seeking qualified applicants to become Indiana Conservation Officers.
Indiana Conservation Officers work in the DNRâ€™s Law Enforcement division. Founded in 1911, it is Indianaâ€™s oldest state law enforcement agency. Conservation Officers enforce all state laws but concentrate their efforts on laws affecting natural resources, state properties, and recreational activities such as boating, snowmobiles, and all-terrain vehicles.
REGION â€“ In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, NIPSCO estimated that 95 percent of the power outages from the pre-dawn storm that moved through the region had been restored, including parts of Marshall County.
Remaining outages in Culver,Knox and Plymouth were expected to be completed by 10 p.m. tonight (for 95 percent of customers), with 100 percent completion expected by 5 p.m. Thursday.
Within the first 36 hours following the severe line of storms, NIPSCO crews worked around-the-clock to restore service to 96,000 of the 128,000 total customers affected.
BOURBON â€” A house fire on Elm Street in Bourbon could have been worse if 6-year-old Jayden Overmyer hadn't discovered smoke coming out of the crawl space of his house.
He told his mother, 911 was called and the fire extinguished.
The fire was electrical in nature, according to Bourbon Fire Chief Brandon Chapman.
Jayden's story is featured in today's Pilot News.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” The former head and the chief finance officer for the defunct Stone Creek Homes have been indicted by the Marshall County Grand Jury with several felony counts, including theft and receiving stolen property and charges that fall within the Indiana Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute.