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Big property tax decision ahead for voters

October 29, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS — Voters will be asked to decide on an important constitutional amendment in the upcoming election regarding property taxes. The Indiana Property Tax Cap Amendment will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment.
The summary of the measure as it will appear on the ballot is as follows:
“Shall property taxes be limited for all classes of property by amending the Constitution of the State of Indiana to do the following:
(1) Limit a taxpayer’s annual property tax bill to the following percentages of gross assessed value:

No action in Stone election case

October 29, 2010

PLYMOUTH — No further action will be taken on complaints that had been filed against Judith Stone, candidate for County Council District 4.
Stone’s opponent in the political race, Ryan Ripley, had made formal complaints to the Marshall County Election Board Oct. 22 and hand delivered a complaint Sept. 27 authorized by the Marshall County Democrat Party to the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office.
In his complaint to the Election Board, Ripley indicated that Stone did not properly list in-kind donations in her financial report.

Join the POP procession

October 28, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth High School made history Saturday as the Pride of Plymouth (POP) Marching Band finished in the top 10 out of 20 teams to go on to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the State Finals this Saturday.
POP has made the semi-state for two of last three years, but this will be the first trip to the finals.
The band will perform in Class C competition and the PHS Music Boosters hope the community celebrates in the upcoming activities. 

100 years celebrated

October 28, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Wednesday night was a celebration as healthcare professionals and volunteers joined together at the newly remodeled Marshall County Historical Society and Museum to celebrate 100 years of community outreach by a hospital that has had a few makeovers but yet sets a high standard for regional healthcare.
One hundred years ago, two doctors saw a great need in the Plymouth community.  Dr T. A. Borton and Dr. N. B. Aspinall built a three-story building at 310 N. Michigan St. (present site of the Plymouth Building).

Tuesday storms hit area

October 27, 2010

PLYMOUTH — While major damage seemed to be averted Tuesday, heavy winds damaged several trees and power lines in the Marshall County area.
The rest of the state wasn’t so lucky.
According to the Associated Press, a storm system rushing across the northern Midwest spawned several funnel clouds, with touchdowns near Kokomo and in Wabash.
One house is heavily damaged and six other structures have roof damage after a tornado hit east of downtown Kokomo on Tuesday.

County Council District 4 has 2 candidates

October 27, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Two candidates are vying for a seat on the Marshall County Council - District 4: Democratic candidate Ryan Ripley and Republican incumbent Judith Stone.
Judy Stone
Judith (Judy) Stone will seek re-election on the Republican ticket for the Marshall County Council District 4 seat. As a business owner, combined with her 34 plus years of business experience her many years of serving the people has been critical to her efforts in keeping Marshall County fiscally sound.

County Council District 2 has 2 candidates

October 27, 2010

CULVER — Two candidates are vying for a seat on the Marshall County Council - District 2: Democratic candidate Chris Kline and Republican candidate John Benedict.
John Benedict
Seeking his first term on the Marshall County Council, Benedict is currently on the Union Township Advisory Board.

Seasonal trip

October 26, 2010

Thistleberry Farms in South Bend sees a lot of visitors at its corn maze this time of year. Heading there from Plymouth recently were Ashley Harrell, Carson Pifer, Haley Harrell, Mary Elizabeth Beatty, Elijah Nixon, Drew Harrell, and Kyle Johnson.

Trustee race pits 20-year-old against incumbent, 89-year-old

October 26, 2010

LAPAZ (HSPA) — One candidate is studying finance in college. The other learned budgeting during the Great Depression.
Elma Konya, an 89-year-old who has been North Township trustee for 39 years, is challenged by 20-year-old college junior Chelsea Roose.
So what makes Roose, majoring in banking and finance at Indiana University South Bend, think she can oust such a tenured incumbent?
With towns in the news for electing 18- and 19-year-old mayors, Roose figured she’d have an equal shot at trustee.

3 up for State Representative (D-17) spot

October 26, 2010

Two candidates face incumbent Nancy Dembowski for State Representative (D-17) in next Tuesday’s Election: Francis Ellert and Richard Liedtky.
House District 17 includes Starke County as well as portions of Marshall and LaPorte Counties. Communities located within the district include: Culver, Kingsford Heights, Knox, North Judson and Plymouth.
Nancy Dembowski
With a background in local government, incumbent Indiana House Representative Nancy Dembowski is seeking to return to Indianapolis.

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