October 8th, 2014
PLYMOUTH â A small but determined group of people lined both sides of Michigan Street Sunday afternoon to advocate on behalf of the unborn. It was part of the nation-wide Chain of Life events, organized by the Marshall County Right to Life organization.
The âChain of Lifeâ advocacy event drew several dozen people, including families and individuals. Those taking part were given signs and instructed to hold their signs and offer prayer to end legalized abortion.
This was the 20th annual Marshall County event and the 27th year for the National Life Chain.
MARSHALL COUNTY â The Emergency Management Agency received 181 emergency weather radios to pass out to county residents for those who could not afford the small devices.
âWe received a supply of emergency alert radios from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security,â said EMA Director Clyde Avery.
MARSHALL COUNTY â Voting for the 2014 election opened yesterday with 36 people submitting absentees ballots in the first day of the absentee/early voting process.
Absentee voting continues through Saturday, Nov. 1 in the Marshall County Clerkâs office in the courthouse. Voting is available 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday leading up to the week before the Nov. 4 general election. Saturday hours are offered on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
MARSHALL COUNTY â The refinancing of the 2006 Marshall County jail bonds is underway and expected to save more than a half-million in tax payer money.
The discussion began in June of what options the county had to refinance the bonds. Then in August the commissioners agreed to proceed with refinancing if there would be a minimum savings of $350,000 for the life of the bonds.
LAKEVILLE â Argos defeated Glenn 4-0 in the opening game of the girls soccer sectional at Newton Park. Courtney Dunlap scored on a pass from Megan Ditmire in the seventh minute for the eventual game-winner. The Dragons possessed the ball for the majority of the half, getting eight shots on goal to one for the Falcons, but Argos couldnât find the finish and the game remained a tight 1-0 at the break.
PLYMOUTH â The traffic through the downtown area of Plymouth is going to be rerouted due to the closing of a busy intersection.
âI would like to motion we declare an emergency on the Jefferson Street bridge and we allow USI to get their company Beer and Slabaugh in to get started on this thing as soon as possible that the road would be closed Thursday morning as early as 6 a.m.â said Commissioner Roose.
Martha Lucille ThackerâMilner
Nov. 12, 1909 â Oct. 6, 2014
SOUTH BEND â Martha Lucille Thacker-Milner, 104, of South Bend, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at the South Bend Hospice House.
She was born on Nov. 12, 1909 in Etna Green to the late Otis W. Thacker and Carrie May (Shumaker) Thacker.
She grew up on the family farm between Bourbon and Argos. Martha attended ninth grade in Fort Wayne.
Jarrod A. Ball
Oct. 3, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. â Jarrod A. Ball, 38, formerly of Rochester, died in Greensboro, N.C. on Friday, Oct. 3.
Service arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be under the direction of the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.
Wilfred A. âArtâ Brock
Oct. 5, 2014
PLYMOUTH â Wilfred A. âArtâ Brock, 87, of Denton, Texas, formerly of Plymouth, died at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 5, 2014 at Vintage Healthcare Ct.
Services are pending at Van Gilder Funeral Home.
Oct. 5, 2014
LAKEVILLE â Shirley Rynearson presented some good news to the Lakeville Town Council during their regular meeting Monday evening. The council learned about a grant opportunity through Indiana Main Street Communities. There are some requirements that will need to be met. The board will design a five-year plan and go from there.
In other news the council was updated on the fire department's fundraiser, purchase of additional water meters was approved and Orchard Apartment renovation progress was discussed. For the full details see today's Pilot News.
PLYMOUTH â The Plymouth Park Board met for their regular meeting Monday evening.
Topics for the night included the lights at Bill Nixon Field. Bids for the project were reviewed and Mike Hite, park superintendent, recommended accepting the bid from Michiana Contracting for $196,835.
Freedom Park was another hot topic. The park department received funds through an insurance settlement from storm damage. Those funds will be used to help build Freedom Park, an all inclusive playground, at Packard Woods park with the board's approval.