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August 22nd, 2014

Public information in the digital age

August 22, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — Today's digital world offers people instant access to information. Marshall County offers a wide variety of services through its website. In today's Pilot News you can read about what services are available through the website.

August 21st

Lions Football starts on the road

August 21, 2014

Bremen will start its latest football season on Friday night at Plymouth. Watch for the game story in the Aug. 28 edition

Bremen Celebration

August 21, 2014

Bremen residents will celebrate the retirement party for deputy clerk-treasurer Karen Graverson on Aug. 27 at the Bremen Town Hall. The public is invited to share refreshments.

Highway Department Updates

August 21, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — The Marshall County Highway Department gave a lengthy report to the county commissioners on Monday morning. The report included progress on a contract with North Central Co-op for fuel and card readers to make monitoring of where the fuel goes more efficient.
One of the first companies asked the commissioners to approve their application for a road cut to tap into the Metronet near 4A Road. In addition the department and the commissioners discussed three possible new speed limit sign locations and hiring of a new employee.
The details are in today's Pilot News.

Lakeville plans for future development

August 21, 2014

LAKEVILLE — The Lakeville Town Council discussed the comprehensive plan for the town's future development on Wednesday. The opening of the new US Highway 31 will draw some traffic away from the town. However, with Potato Creek, Newton Park, the lakes and wetlands and Notre Dame not too far away as well as the current four lane highway the council feels the town still has a lot to offer.
The specifics can be read in today's Pilot News.

GED replaced by TASC

August 21, 2014

AREA — Indiana switched from the General Education Development (GED) to the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). The Plymouth Adult Education Center began implementation of the test in February and has already administered it twice. Read more about the program and what Director Deborah Sherwood has to say about the test in today's edition of the Pilot News.

August 20th

Argos Schools moving ahead with $700,000 bond

August 20, 2014

ARGOS — Three options for paying back a $700,000 General Obligation Bond were presented to school board members Monday. The board voted to approve a resolution and start the process.

The Board selected option allows interest only to be paid in the first five years, more paid in the sixth year, and a final balloon payment would be made in the seventh year. In this option, current debt obligations will be increased only slightly, and the balloon payment will be due in a year when other obligations are not present.

2015 county budget requests under review

August 20, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — How the county's $8,725,243 budget shapes out is still undecided, but county council members heard from department heads about what is needed.

The General Fund budgets for all departments totaled $9,041,321. The council now has the daunting task of determining where to cut $316,078 from the budgets.

August 19th

Storms headed this way

August 19, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — A strong line of thunderstorms are moving east toward Marshall County, according to the National Weather Service.

The line of storms extends from Walkerton to six miles south of Knox and is moving about 35 miles per hour.

LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THESE STORMS INCLUDE...
PLYMOUTH...
BREMEN...
WALKERTON AND KOONTZ LAKE...
NORTH LIBERTY AND CULVER...

New offender monitoring system coming soon

August 19, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — Devices that will instantly measure an offender’s blood alcohol level will be utilized in Marshall County.

Ward Byers, Court Services, brought a contract before the Marshall County Commissioners for their approval. The contract is for alcohol monitoring with BI Corporation.

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