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August 21st, 2014

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

Death notices 8-20-14

August 20, 2014

Ronald H. Young
Aug. 18, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Ronald H. Young, 83, of Plymouth, formerly of Bremen died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 in his residence.  
Arrangements are pending at the Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen.

Joanna Reyes
Aug. 19, 2014
ROCHESTER — Joanna Reyes, 89, of Rochester died at 9:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at her residence.
Arrangements are with Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

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

Robert ‘Bob’ Alan Shafer

August 19, 2014

Robert ‘Bob’ Alan Shafer
Jan. 6, 1953 - Aug. 15, 2014
ARGOS — Robert “Bob” Alan Shafer, 61, of Argos died Aug. 15, 2014 at 11:07 p.m. at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth following injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.
He was born Jan. 6, 1953 in Plymouth to Ralph Adam Shafer and Berniece Ann (Boyd) Shafer. He has lived in the Argos community all of his life.
On Sept. 1, 2013 in Argos, he married Vickie (O’Connor) Shafer.
He was self-employed working SGS Eco Systems with Heating and Cooling.

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.

Scammers use local company's check to commit mail fraud

August 19, 2014

BOURBON — Faulkner Fabricating, a company out of Bourbon recently learned that a third party has been mailing out fraudulent checks to people across the country.

“It started out Thursday last week,” said Paula Johnson, an employee of the company. She received a call from a man who resided in Toledo, Ohio.

“He told me the check number and it didn’t match up with the run,” she said. “It had the routing number, account number, and our address.”

But the checks had left off the phone number for Faulkner Fabricating.

City budget totals $11.6 million

August 19, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The 2015 proposed budget totals $11.61 million and includes increases to cover the cost of elections, fire hydrant fees, a new computer system and employee insurance.

Toni Hutchings, clerk-treasurer for the city, said these items are included in the money to be allocated to the financial board and clerk treasurer - $980,744 - which is a 10.97 percent increase from last year.

August 18th

Florabelle Tribalski

August 18, 2014

Florabelle Tribalski
Feb. 11, 1929 - Aug. 16, 2014
ETNA GREEN — Florabelle Tribalski of Etna Green passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Florabelle was 85 years old.
Florabelle was born on Feb. 11, 1929 to Ellsworth and Mabel (Vandermark) Bishop at Plymouth. Florabelle was raised by her foster parents, Richie and Nellie Harman. She had been a resident of the Etna Green area since 1943.

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