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Giving tickets made quicker

January 17, 2011

BOURBON — Police officers from the Bourbon and Plymouth Departments will soon be using the Indiana Supreme Court’s electronic Citation and Warning System (eCWS).
Instead of writing tickets, officers use a hand-held scanner to read bar codes on a drivers’ license and registration. The information on the license and/or registration is automatically entered on the ticket form.

Culp promoted to Det./Lt.

January 17, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department has a familiar face as a new Detective Lieutenant.
Duane Culp — a veteran of more than 20 years service in the Sheriff’s Department — successfully completed the promotion process and takes over as third in command at the Sheriff’s office with the appointment.
The process is an exhaustive one that began under outgoing Sheriff Jon VanVactor and concluded shortly after new Sheriff Tom Chamberlin began his duties.

Monday meetings scheduled

January 14, 2011

Drainage board
PLYMOUTH – The Marshall County Drainage Board will meet on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m in the Commissioners Meeting Room.
On the agenda:
• Election of Officers and re-organization of boards
• Maintenance Bid
• Establish preliminary periodic maintenance on the Mentzel Ditch
• Stock Heston and Kline Arm – German Twp.
• Sign Ditch Maintenance Contracts of the Danner and Armey Ditch
Commissioners
PLYMOUTH – The Marshall County Commissioners will meet on Tuesday beginning at 9:30 or immediately following the Marshall County Drainage Board meeting.
On the agenda:

Sheriff submits Commissary Fund report

January 14, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Each year the Marshall County Sheriff issues his “Commissary Report” to the County Commissioners and County Council to show the intake and disbursement of funds from the Sheriff’s Commissary Fund.
The Commissary is a place where prisoners can purchase personal items as well as things such as candy bars. Below is a summary of outgoing Sheriff Jon VanVactor’s report for July to December of 2010.
The fund showed a balance of $23,686 on June 30 of this year.

Bremen’s Senior Center finally filling up

January 14, 2011

BREMEN — For some aging members of the Bremen community, the Bremen Senior Center has become an affordable and comfortable housing option.
The property, on the northwest corner of Plymouth and Market streets, has had numerous faces over the years. Once a bank, it later became a hotel, which deteriorated into one of the more notorious locations in the area.

Crews staying ahead of snow fall

January 13, 2011

In a county like Marshall County even snow removal can be a little bit different.
While county road crews deal with their own problems like blowing and drifting, city crews have another problem entirely. Where do you put all this stuff?
“It's really tough especially at intersections,” said Plymouth Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt. “You pile it up as best you can but when it gets too high you have to load it up and take it someplace else.”

Slippery roads to blame for crash

January 13, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A slippery road at the intersection of Olive Trail and Overmyer Drive in Plymouth were to blame for a one-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon. At 12:45 p.m. Howard Holland, Plymouth, 85, was driving a red 2002 Dodge Caravan south on Overmyer Drive and attempted to turn right onto Olive Trail but his van kept on turning. The van went off the right side of the road and struck a guide for a utility pole and the cable got wedged behind the left rear tire. Holland was not injured in the accident but the van received some minor damage and a flat tire.

Prom dresses needed

January 13, 2011

If a Plymouth High School girl attends every available formal dance, it could mean purchasing six formal gowns before she graduates.
Not only is this cost out of reach for many, it is also impractical for a young woman to own and store so many dresses she will likely wear just once.
Plymouth’s Beta Delta chapter of the local women’s philanthropic organization, Tri Kappa, has a solution: The second annual Promen-ade To Prom — a chance to recycle or buy a gently used dress for just $10.

Jail report given to county officers

January 13, 2011

Each year, the Marshall County Sheriff issues a yearly jail report to the County Commissioners and County Council.
The numbers compiled can be revealing.
Below are highlights from outgoing Sheriff Jon VanVactor’s jail report for 2010.
During the year of 2010 there were a total of 2,070 inmates processed into the jail. The average daily book in for the jail was 5.7 prisoners. The average daily inmate population was 100 persons.
The following is a list of the top 10 identified type of offenses of persons lodged in the Marshall County Jail during 2010:

Bremen senior reaches Eagle Scout

January 12, 2011

BREMEN — Many who are active in Boy Scouts for years don’t finish up requirements for the Eagle Scout award. Jason Ringer, who recently received his Eagle, said he could understand why.
“The hardest part is sticking with it for all of the years even as friends backed out,” said Ringer, a senior at Bremen High School. “I almost stopped when I fell behind on the project.”
Reaching the Eagle level is demanding.

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