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State Motor Vehicles office to begin sending tax refund notices

October 9, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Don Snemis announced Wednesday that the BMV has begun issuing claim forms to Hoosiers who are entitled to Excise Tax refunds dating back to 2004.

The agency anticipates that all claim forms will be mailed within the next 30 days. Current estimates indicate that the BMV will issue about $29 million in excise tax refunds, plus interest.

IN-DOT hiring snow plow drivers

October 9, 2014

NORTHWEST INDIANA – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is looking to hire seasonal winter program workers across the entire Northwest Indiana District (Lake, Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Newton, Jasper, Starke, Pulaski, Marshall, Fulton, Cass, Carroll and White counties).

Successful hires will work as seasonal INDOT maintenance crew staff, and as plow drivers during snow events this winter.

Applicants Must Have
• Valid CDL
• Ability to pass a drug test successfully

Preferably
• High School Diploma or equivalent

Traffic stop nets four for dealing meth

October 9, 2014

PLYMOUTH — A traffic stop for an equipment violation resulted in the arrest of four people on meth manufacturing related charges.

According to the press release issued Wednesday by Marshall County police, Jerald A. Standifer,30, of Bremen, Samantha E. Personette, 21, of Argos, Caleb Z. Hollett, 21, Argos, and Ethan S. Hollett, 18, also of Argos, are charged after police allegedly found assiociated with the manufacture of methamphetamine in the stopped vehicle.

Standifer, the driver, was also charged with driving on a suspended license.

Parents asked to sound off about three-hour school delay proposal

October 9, 2014

PLYMOUTH — A proposal to add a three-hour delay to Plymouth Schools' weather policy is up for parents comments.

At the school board meeting Tuesday, the Plymouth School Board considered another measure that could be used during inclement weather to delay the school start time.

Superintendent Daniel Tyree explained that the call to delay school must be made by 6 a.m. By 8 a.m. a decision must be made and broadcasted to either just delay school or cancel altogether.

7th Road to be named 'Veterans Parkway'

October 9, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — The 7th road project continues to progress and on Monday the new road earned a new name, Veterans Parkway.

The commissioners had discussed several different options but one in particular stuck out among the rest. The name would be for the stretch of road from Michigan to Linden Roads.

“It has been moved and seconded that we change the name of the new 7th Road interchange at U.S. 31 to Veterans Parkway,” said Commission president Kevin Overmyer. The commissioners agreed unanimously on the decision at their meeting Monday.

Jefferson Street bridge closes tomorrow; detours in place

October 8, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The bridge over the Yellow River on Jefferson Street just before the Michigan Street intersection will close to traffic tomorrow.

The reason for the closure is to repair a collapsed sewer main and repair structural damage to the roadway.

Commissioners decided to close the road and authorize repairs earlier this week. The compromised road bed was discovered last week by workers installing the MetroNet dark fiber optic cable.

County EDC unveils website

October 8, 2014

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PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Economic Development Corporation launched a new website Friday with improved messaging and a new design to market and promote the county as a prime location for business expansion and new investment.

Longevity pay case heard in federal court

October 8, 2014

CHICAGO/PLYMOUTH — On Thursday, City of Plymouth Attorney Sean Surrisi presented oral arguments in federal court in Chicago, citing the City’s position on a case involving Police officer Robert DeLee.

The case, which was decided in the city’s favor earlier this year, was appealed by DeLee and found its way to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. This is the federal appeals court for cases that originate in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Freedom Park playground project to change locations

October 8, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The playground designed for children of all abilities is changing locations, but staying within the Centennial Park area.

Michael Reese made a short presentation to the board concerning the change in plans for the Freedom Park Project.

Originally planned to be placed by the Hoosier Old Wheels pavilion, the Freedom Park Committee had changed their mind to move the all accessibility park to Packard Woods.

Right to Life takes a stand

October 8, 2014

PLYMOUTH — A small but determined group of people lined both sides of Michigan Street Sunday afternoon to advocate on behalf of the unborn. It was part of the nation-wide Chain of Life events, organized by the Marshall County Right to Life organization.

The “Chain of Life” advocacy event drew several dozen people, including families and individuals. Those taking part were given signs and instructed to hold their signs and offer prayer to end legalized abortion.

This was the 20th annual Marshall County event and the 27th year for the National Life Chain.

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