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Battle of the Townships debuts at 4-H fair

July 7, 2011

ARGOS — 4-H members will have a chance to defend their township in a contest Thursday on the Marshall County 4-H fairgrounds. Battle of the Townships, a new event at the fair, begins immediately following the pig scramble at 8 p.m. in the show arena.
“I think it will be interesting, I think it will be a lot of fun,” said Geri Newman, who suggested the event after seeing at similar game at the Pulaski County fair.

Local board denies permit

July 7, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A request by Family Express to the Alcohol Beverage Board of Marshall County was rejected on a vote of three against and one in favor July 5.
According to Board President Vida Creed, all three of the local members (Creed, Maria Keller and Katie May) cast no votes and Indiana State Excise Officer Michelle Traughber cast the lone yes vote.
At this point, the matter will be referred to the state board where the local opinion could be upheld or overturned.

Culver council tackles curbing controversy, business signs

July 6, 2011

Culver Town Council president Ginny Munroe, along with street department supervisor Bob Porter, will reexamine an Ohio Street property in hopes of resolving recent contentious disagreements between some property owners on the street, and the town, over placement of curbs, part of a sweeping project to replace curbs and gutters, repave, and add or replace sidewalks on several blocks of the street.

Marshall County records go online: new system allows viewing and printing records from home

July 6, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Residents of Marshall County will no longer need to pay a visit to the county recorder’s office to search for a specific record in the near future. Instead, individuals will be able to search the records from their home computer for $5.95 per search—and print the desired document for $1 each.

Plymouth's Kiddie's Day parade brings back rich history; adds to 2nd Friday

July 5, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Mary Beth Listenberger remembers participating in the Kiddie’s Day parade when she was young with her cousins. Now she is helping to organize the event as part of Plymouth’s second Friday festivities downtown.
“It’s just clean and simple fun without it being a big expense to families,” said Listenberger.

Pursuit ends with crashed squad car

July 5, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A multi-county, multi-police department car chase Sunday afternoon left a Plymouth Police Department squad car totaled and the subject of the pursuit behind bars.
The chase, which started near Martin's Super Market in Plymouth in response to a shoplifter, ended when suspect William Thomas Parks, 49, unknown address, rammed a PPD squad car driven by Cpl. Ray West. West received only minor injuries.

Health department postpones changes

July 5, 2011

PLYMOUTH — For several months now, residents of Marshall County have been aware that beginning July 1, insured individuals (including children) will no longer be vaccinated by their local health department. This guideline was to bring local health departments into compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements. On June 30, the day before the change was to go into effect, the Marshall County Health Department received notification that the changes would be postponed until January 2012.

Root beer stand, a Culver legend, turns 55

July 2, 2011

There are few entities so quintisentially "Culver" -- and so cherished by generations -- as that small root beer stand near the beach, known since 2003 as The Original Root Beer Stand.
This summer marks the 55th anniversary of the business operating in Culver, at 824 Lake Shore Drive. Prior to that, then-owner Donald "Casey" Jones had operated it in Plymouth, but moved the building, foundation, and equipment by truck from Plymouth to Culver! At the time, it was an A&W root beer stand, as it would stay for some time.

It's starting to look a lot like fair time

July 1, 2011

ARGOS — As July rolls in, there is one thing you can count on in Indiana (besides more rain) — county fairs.
Marshall County is no different, offering fair goers an opportunity to overeat, attend livestock shows, view all of Marshall County 4-H members’ spectacular projects, and much more. Though the fair schedules are available for pick-up in the Extension Office, around Marshall County businesses, and online at www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/marshall, we thought we would give you a sneak peak on the fun that will be happening July 10 to 16 at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Argos.

New maps increase flood plain area

July 1, 2011

PLYMOUTH — New flood plain maps for Plymouth are scheduled to go into effect November 16, according to Keith Hammond, building commissioner, at the city council meeting Monday. The current maps have been in use since 1977. According to city attorney Nelson Chipman, the ordinance to accept the new maps must be passed in order for Plymouth to receive national flood insurance.
“We are going to have more areas that are considered flood plains than before,” said Hammond later, adding that building on these areas comes with special regulations.

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