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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.

Weather radio give-away in process

October 8, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — The Emergency Management Agency received 181 emergency weather radios to pass out to county residents for those who could not afford the small devices.

“We received a supply of emergency alert radios from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security,” said EMA Director Clyde Avery.

Absentee voting opens; three dozen ballots processed

October 8, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — Voting for the 2014 election opened yesterday with 36 people submitting absentees ballots in the first day of the absentee/early voting process.

Absentee voting continues through Saturday, Nov. 1 in the Marshall County Clerk’s office in the courthouse. Voting is available 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday leading up to the week before the Nov. 4 general election. Saturday hours are offered on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Jail bond refinancing Ok'd

October 8, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — The refinancing of the 2006 Marshall County jail bonds is underway and expected to save more than a half-million in tax payer money.

The discussion began in June of what options the county had to refinance the bonds. Then in August the commissioners agreed to proceed with refinancing if there would be a minimum savings of $350,000 for the life of the bonds.

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