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Auditor will seek Human Resources deputy

November 9, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County will begin the search for a new Human Resource Deputy position in the Marshall County Auditor’s Office.
The Marshall County Council voted unanimously to recommend that the position be refilled taking the recommendation of the Marshall County Commissioners and Marshall County Attorney Jim Clevenger, along with Auditor Penny Lukenbill.

Innkeepers tax increase passes to second reading

November 9, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County will move forward on the possibility of raising the innkeepers tax for the county.
Mike Woolfington, executive director of the Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau, came before the Marshall County Council to seek an increase in the tax from its current level of 3 percent to 5 percent. The tax has been at 3 percent for nearly 20 years and the money raised from the tax is the money that Woolfington uses to fund his department that seeks to bring tourists, events and the subsequent dollars spent, to the area.

Identity theft: Risk reduction

November 9, 2010

Part 2 of 3
PLYMOUTH — Chances are someone you know has been affected by identity theft.
Your neighbor cannot get a loan because someone else has already taken out loans in his name. You give out your credit card number over the phone and someone else uses it.
Total immunity from identity theft is impossible, but a few practical steps can do much to reduce the risk. The first line of defense is to protect your Social Security number as much as possible through the following:

First frosty friend of season

November 8, 2010

Brody Conroy, of Argos, hugs his snowman, Mr. Ice-T, after Friday’s snowstorm covered areas of the county. While Plymouth saw no real accumulation, the southern part of the county had about an inch of snow.
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Identity theft: Are you at risk?

November 8, 2010

Part 1 of 3

Plymouth School Corp. makes AYP

November 8, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Schools Superintendent Dan Tyree made the announcement last week that the Plymouth School Corporation made AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress).
The State of Indiana designates the AYP status through student performance and participation scores on the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress+ (ISTEP) assessments in English/language arts and mathematics. Additional data involved includes attendance rates for elementary and middle schools and graduation rates for high schools.

Head to the forest with Snow White

November 5, 2010

PLYMOUTH – Plymouth High School’s theatre department will work their magic once again this weekend with the department’s children’s show, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of the Black Forest. 
Show times are Friday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, at 2:00 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2:00 p.m.  Remember also that this weekend is the time change so keep that in mind for Sunday’s start time.

Argos offers variety of entertainment this weekend

November 5, 2010

ARGOS – They say that variety is the spice of life and it very well could be the spice of your entertainment options this weekend as Argos High School’s theatre, band and choir departments offer their Variety Show.
Show time is 7:30 p.m Friday and Saturday nights at the Argos High School Auditorium. The evening is full of song, skits and fun provided by the Argos students with the title “Moonlight Montage”.

Marshall County election results

November 2, 2010

The following lists final Marshall County votes, absentee and machine ballots. Provisionals have not be accounted for. The list shows the amount of votes and the percentage as well.

# of Machine Ballots 11292
# of Absentee Ballots 2232
# of Provisional Ballots

13524 votes total
28638 registered voters
47.22%

VOTES= 13,222 — United States Senator
8279 62.62% DAN COATS (R)
4362 32.99% BRAD ELLSWORTH (D)
580 4.39% REBECCA SINK-BURRIS (L)

VOTES= 12,927 — Secretary of State
8255 63.86% CHARLIE WHITE (R)
3914 30.28% VOP OSILI (D)
758 5.86% MIKE WHERRY (L)

Time winding down on election

November 2, 2010

Marshall County voters still have time to get to the polls that close at 6 p.m. local time.
Several races around the county are hotly contested. You can see the voting results live as they come in on the Marshall County website at http://www.co.marshall.in.us and following the 2010 Unofficial General Election Results header in the "News" section.
Make sure to read the candidates remarks in tomorrow's Pilot News.

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