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US 31 Plymouth to South Bend to open Thursday

August 18, 2014

PLYMOUTH – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced today that the New U.S. 31 between South Bend and Plymouth opens to traffic Thursday, Aug. 21.

Some restrictions will remain on the north end of the project near South Bend and the south end near Plymouth through the end of the year as construction continues.

The new U.S. 31 is 20 miles of divided, four-lane highway between the U.S. 20 Bypass in South Bend and U.S. 30 near Plymouth.

Color Run draws a crowd

August 18, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Runners, walkers and people in wheelchairs came out to support the Freedom Park Color Run Saturday. The annual event is a fundraiser for the planned playground for children of all abilities.

The annual run was updated this year with a little color, of the colored corn starch variety, bringing people to the finish line speckled in pink, blue, purple and green.

Lincoln Jr. High to amend reported bullying incidents

August 18, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The number of bullying incidents reported to the state this year by Lincoln Jr. High School was not accurate, school officials said. That number is being amended.

Of the 60 incidents reported, only about three were determined to be actually bullying incidents that meet the reporting criteria. The others were simply reports which included name-calling and other actions not fitting within the bullying criteria, according to Assistant Principal Craig Hopple.

Triton educators learn about suicide prevention

August 18, 2014

BOURBON — A workshop to help teachers and staff identify the signs of someone contemplating suicide was offered the day before students returned to school last week.

“We are going to take probably one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do and make it simple, notice I did not say easy. It is never easy,” began Hunter Randall corporate trainer for the Bowen Center.

Latest Apple Festival Queen Will Soon Blossom

August 17, 2014

NAPPANEE --- The contestants are getting ready for the Miss Apple Blossom Scholarship Pageant as part of the Apple Blossom Festival next month.
Application deadline is just hours away -- 5 p.m. Friday -- so there is still a chance for late entrants.
This will be the 39th pageant. The pageant is meant to be educational, fun and most of all, memories of a special hometown event.
Pam Shaw is the Pageant Coordinator. She has been on the Festival committee for 14 years.
Through her seasons of dealing with the scholarship pageant, she has come away impressed with the level of competition.

Legends Come Home to Honor Bremen Queeen

August 17, 2014

BREMEN -- If ever there was an important tradition in safe hands, it is Bremen's Junior Miss.
The 50th Distinguished Young Women's program took place Saturday night in a very welcoming Bowen Auditorium on the high school campus.
Brooke Bahr took the 2015 title with ease. Her vocal solo and guitar playing alone, her commanding stage presence, the bounce in her routine separating her from the pack in the fitness competition . . . there was little doubt the best competitor this night won it all.

Trending video: Analyzing the Big Tens season

August 15, 2014

Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Brian Hamilton analyze the Big Ten entering the 2014 season.

Purdue Extension Service celebrating 100 years

August 15, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — Purdue Extension has been part of the agricultural heritage of Marshall County and other counties throughout the state for a century. That milestone will be commemorated Saturday at the Plymouth Farmers' Market.

The celebration will take place Saturday Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Plymouth Farmers Market on the corner of Garro and River Street.

Null picked for third term; Umbaugh to take second seat

August 15, 2014

ARGOS — George Null, current Argos Town Council President, won re-election for his third four-year term on the Council at the Republican convention held last evening.

Winning the other available seat at the Argos Republican Town Convention Thursday evening was new member Suzanne Umbaugh.

The two will automatically begin serving in January regardless of the upcoming general election due to the fact that no Democratic Argos candidate registered to run.

Property owner wants compensation for damage to land

August 15, 2014

LAPAZ — A property owner whose land was dug up so the town of Lapaz could install a storm water drain is asking for additional compensation.

Louis Albert received $5,000 for the use of his property, but claims that the regrading that was necessary to install the drain made portions of his land unusable. He is asking for $15,000.

A meeting is planned between town officials, the property owner and his attorney.

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