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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.

Jefferson Street bridge ordered closed

October 7, 2014

Staff Writer

PLYMOUTH — The traffic through the downtown area of Plymouth is going to be rerouted due to the closing of a busy intersection.
“I would like to motion we declare an emergency on the Jefferson Street bridge and we allow USI to get their company Beer and Slabaugh in to get started on this thing as soon as possible that the road would be closed Thursday morning as early as 6 a.m.” said Commissioner Roose.

Lakeville and the Indiana Main Street Initiative

October 7, 2014

LAKEVILLE — Shirley Rynearson presented some good news to the Lakeville Town Council during their regular meeting Monday evening. The council learned about a grant opportunity through Indiana Main Street Communities. There are some requirements that will need to be met. The board will design a five-year plan and go from there.
In other news the council was updated on the fire department's fundraiser, purchase of additional water meters was approved and Orchard Apartment renovation progress was discussed. For the full details see today's Pilot News.

Park Board meeting

October 7, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Park Board met for their regular meeting Monday evening.
Topics for the night included the lights at Bill Nixon Field. Bids for the project were reviewed and Mike Hite, park superintendent, recommended accepting the bid from Michiana Contracting for $196,835.
Freedom Park was another hot topic. The park department received funds through an insurance settlement from storm damage. Those funds will be used to help build Freedom Park, an all inclusive playground, at Packard Woods park with the board's approval.

Jackknifed semi closes road

October 7, 2014

PLYMOUTH — A jackknifed truck leaking fuel caused a portion of US 30 and King Road to be blocked to traffic for several hours Monday.

According to the report from Marshall County Police, driver Edward Tripp was westbound on US Highway 30 about 1:16 p.m. and attempted to turn onto King Road when he lost control of the truck, causing it to jackknife. Fuel spilled from the damaged fuel tank and leaked onto the road surface.

Tripp was treated at the scene by Plymouth EMS and transported to the hospital for examination, according to the police report.

Emergency road closure

October 6, 2014

PLYMOUTH — This morning at the Marshall County Commissioner meeting the decision was made that the Jefferson Street bridge at the corner of Michigan and Jefferson will be shut down to all traffic beginning first thing Thursday morning.
There are major repairs that must be done to keep the bridge way safe for travel. The full article will be in tomorrow's Pilot News with all the details.

California Packaging Company setting up operations in La Porte

October 6, 2014

LA PORTE, Ind. (Oct. 6, 2014) – Plastic Package, a manufacturer of packaging containers and trays, announced plans today to locate its Midwest manufacturing operations here, creating up to 19 new jobs by 2016.

The Sacramento, California-based company will invest $1.37 million to lease and equip a 20,000 square-foot facility at 1900 Whirlpool Drive, Suite 300 in La Porte, with plans to be fully operational by November. The new location will support the company’s growth strategy into the Midwest, while also growing its capacity and enhancing offerings nationwide.

High court denies gay marriage appeals

October 6, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal in 30 states.

Without comment, the justices brought to an end delays in same-sex marriages in five states— Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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