August 15th, 2014
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” Purdue Extension has been part of the agricultural heritage of Marshall County and other counties throughout the state for a century. That milestone will be commemorated Saturday at the Plymouth Farmers' Market.
The celebration will take place Saturday Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Plymouth Farmers Market on the corner of Garro and River Street.
ARGOS â€” George Null, current Argos Town Council President, won re-election for his third four-year term on the Council at the Republican convention held last evening.
Winning the other available seat at the Argos Republican Town Convention Thursday evening was new member Suzanne Umbaugh.
The two will automatically begin serving in January regardless of the upcoming general election due to the fact that no Democratic Argos candidate registered to run.
LAPAZ â€” A property owner whose land was dug up so the town of Lapaz could install a storm water drain is asking for additional compensation.
Louis Albert received $5,000 for the use of his property, but claims that the regrading that was necessary to install the drain made portions of his land unusable. He is asking for $15,000.
A meeting is planned between town officials, the property owner and his attorney.
Sherri L. Snodgrass
Nov. 5, 1953 - Aug. 6, 2014
SOUTH BEND â€” Sherri L. Snodgrass, 60, of South Bend, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at Valley Regional Medical Center, Brownsville, Texas.
Aug. 12, 2014
ROCHESTER â€” Tomel Gentry, 54, formerly of Rochester died at 12:15 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, at St. Elizabeth East, Lafayette.
Good Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Town Council of Lapaz will have a special meeting August 18, 2014. Below is posted their proposed agenda.
TOWN OF LAPAZ
August 18, 2014
108 RANDOLPH STREET
Discussion of Fire Contract
The Marshall County Commissioners meeting will be held on August 18. Below is posted their proposed agenda.
Marshall County Commissioners
Proposed Agenda â€“ August 18, 2014
9:30 am Michael Marshall â€“ IT Director
9:40 am Ward Byers â€“ Court Services
BI Corporation contract
9:45 am 2006 Jail bonds refunding resolution
10:00 am Laura Mann â€“ Heminger House
10:10 am Ralph Booker â€“ Plan Director
Approval to attend IN APA conference, Lexington KY
10:15 am County Attorney Report â€“ Jim Clevenger
10:30 am Highway Report - Laurie Baker & Jason Peters
PLYMOUTH â€” Saint Michaelâ€™s Catholic School held first day classes Aug. 13. The small parochial school houses 175 students across preschool to eighth grade.
Principal Amy Weidner has been working with staff and faculty to get ready for the upcoming 2014-2015 year, including implementing new state standards as of July 1.
â€śWe work with Notre Dame Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). We are creating our own curriculum based on the new standards for all of the core areas,â€ť she explained.
MARSHALL COUNTY â€” The Board of Zoning appeals had a full slate of cases to review Tuesday, including a request to waive the property setback requirements in order to build a garage on a piece of property.
In this case, the board said the property owner, Carl Crow could not show a hardship to allow a variance. He owns a second piece of property adjacent to the lot in question, which, if combined into one parcel would provide the space he needed to build the garage and comply with regulations.
City Attorney Sean Surrisi requested approval of a high speed rail memorandum or â€śhandshakeâ€ť that while does not tie Plymouth down to any contracts or deals yet for the proposed high speed passenger train project, shows their interest in the possibility of the project.