October 9th, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Focus continues to be the word of choice around the locker room as a big win over Concord a week ago only means that this week Goshen stands in the way of an NLC title.
â€ś(Coach) Bob Garrity made a point the other night at practice â€” he told me that we should probably remind them that the only thing they are guaranteed right now is a 7-3 season,â€ť said Plymouth coach John Barron. â€śWeâ€™ve gotten a lot of kudos this week from a lot of people. We need to control what we can control, is our effort in practice.â€ť
INDIANAPOLIS â€“ Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Don Snemis announced Wednesday that the BMV has begun issuing claim forms to Hoosiers who are entitled to Excise Tax refunds dating back to 2004.
The agency anticipates that all claim forms will be mailed within the next 30 days. Current estimates indicate that the BMV will issue about $29 million in excise tax refunds, plus interest.
NORTHWEST INDIANA â€“ The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is looking to hire seasonal winter program workers across the entire Northwest Indiana District (Lake, Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Newton, Jasper, Starke, Pulaski, Marshall, Fulton, Cass, Carroll and White counties).
Successful hires will work as seasonal INDOT maintenance crew staff, and as plow drivers during snow events this winter.
Applicants Must Have
â€˘ Valid CDL
â€˘ Ability to pass a drug test successfully
â€˘ High School Diploma or equivalent
PLYMOUTH â€” A traffic stop for an equipment violation resulted in the arrest of four people on meth manufacturing related charges.
According to the press release issued Wednesday by Marshall County police, Jerald A. Standifer,30, of Bremen, Samantha E. Personette, 21, of Argos, Caleb Z. Hollett, 21, Argos, and Ethan S. Hollett, 18, also of Argos, are charged after police allegedly found assiociated with the manufacture of methamphetamine in the stopped vehicle.
Standifer, the driver, was also charged with driving on a suspended license.
PLYMOUTH â€” A proposal to add a three-hour delay to Plymouth Schools' weather policy is up for parents comments.
At the school board meeting Tuesday, the Plymouth School Board considered another measure that could be used during inclement weather to delay the school start time.
Superintendent Daniel Tyree explained that the call to delay school must be made by 6 a.m. By 8 a.m. a decision must be made and broadcasted to either just delay school or cancel altogether.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” The 7th road project continues to progress and on Monday the new road earned a new name, Veterans Parkway.
The commissioners had discussed several different options but one in particular stuck out among the rest. The name would be for the stretch of road from Michigan to Linden Roads.
â€śIt has been moved and seconded that we change the name of the new 7th Road interchange at U.S. 31 to Veterans Parkway,â€ť said Commission president Kevin Overmyer. The commissioners agreed unanimously on the decision at their meeting Monday.
Barbara S. Pedersen
June 3, 1928 - Oct. 4, 2014
CULVER â€” Following a lengthy illness, Barbara S. Pedersen passed away on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Born on June 3, 1928 in Culver, she was the second of six children born to Paul T. and Burnice Snyder.
Oct. 5, 2014
PLYMOUTH â€” Rebecca Rodriguez, 77, of Plymouth died at 7:18 p.m. Oct. 5, 2014 at her residence.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 and from 9-10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at Van Gilder Funeral Home.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at St. Michael Catholic Church.
Burial will be at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.
PLYMOUTH â€” The bridge over the Yellow River on Jefferson Street just before the Michigan Street intersection will close to traffic tomorrow.
The reason for the closure is to repair a collapsed sewer main and repair structural damage to the roadway.
Commissioners decided to close the road and authorize repairs earlier this week. The compromised road bed was discovered last week by workers installing the MetroNet dark fiber optic cable.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Marshall County Economic Development Corporation launched a new website Friday with improved messaging and a new design to market and promote the county as a prime location for business expansion and new investment.