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County Commissioners October 6

October 3, 2014

The Marshall County Commissioners will hold their regular meeting on October 6 at the county building. Below is posted their proposed agenda.

Marshall County Commissioners
October 6, 2014
Proposed Agenda

8:30 am USI
• Jefferson Street Bridge

8:40 am Bart Trester-USI
• 7th Road update
• Metronet update

8:50 am Clyde Avery - EMA Director
• Grant application approval

9:00 am Ward Byers – Court Services Director
• Employment contract

9:10 am Drew Hettich – Wiers Trucking
• Bid process

9:20 am Stacy Richer

Ball State economist says September jobs numbers "mixed"

October 3, 2014

Ball State economist Michael Hicks says September’s job numbers paints a familiar story of mixed growth.

“Things are better, but not yet good, he says. “The numbers aren’t bad as 248,000 new jobs were added last month and employment for August was revised up to 180,000 from 142,000.”

While the U.S. Department of Labor announced Friday that the nation’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent from 6.1 percent, a closer examination of the underlying numbers is far less satisfying, says Hicks, director of Ball State’s Center for Economic and Business Research.

Grants awarded to 10 Marshall County organizations

October 3, 2014

PLYMOUTH – The Marshall County Community Foundation awarded $66,210 in grants Oct. 2 at Key Bank. The grant money was part of the second round of 2014 community fund grants to be passed out.

Ten groups were awarded funds for the year. Each representative stood and spoke for a moment about what their grant money was funding in the community.

North Liberty woman dies in accident

October 3, 2014

POLK TOWNSHIP — A 29-year-old woman from North Liberty died from injuries sustained in a single car accident late Wednesday night.

According to the police report, Melissa Newcomb died from internal injuries after her 1990 Oldsmobile crashed into a concrete pole near the intersection of Tamarack and 4B roads. The accident occurred at about 10:30 p.m.

Bark in the Park happens Sunday

October 2, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The eighth annual Marshall County Humane Society’s (MCHS) Bark in the Park is this Sunday at Centennial Park in Plymouth.

The walk begins at 1 p.m. at the Freyman Shelter near the tennis courts and dog park. Pledge sheets for the walk can be found online at www.mchsshelter.org or individuals can register the day of at the walk. Individuals achieving $25 in pledges will get a free t-shirt with the Bark in the Park logo on it. The t-shirts are also for sale for individuals that don’t have a dog to walk or if someone just wants a t-shirt.

USDA loan program could help revitalize Downtown Plymouth

October 2, 2014

PLYMOUTH – The Downtown Revitalization Committee met yesterday to hear ideas for improving the downtown through opportunities with the USDA.

USDA employee Melissa Christiansen met with three members of the committee to give a sit down talk concerning grants and programs from the rural development office that could grant extra funding to improve housing in and around Michigan Street area.

“We have business programs to help small business development and businesses to expand,” Christiansen.

Rural can include both agricultural and small towns.

New Plymouth Clerk in charge

October 2, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Jeanine Xaver, an employee of the clerk-treasurer since 1987, took the oath of office to replace her former supervisor as Plymouth Clerk/Treasurer.

Xaver was the only candidate to step forward and was selected in the Republican caucus on Sept. 25. Wednesday, she was sworn in in Superior Court by County Clerk of Court Julie Fox.

Former Plymouth resident finds calling in mission to Jamaica

October 1, 2014

Staff Writer

MUNCIE — “Kids need to be in a family, the family environment is important to a child’s growing mind and spirit.”
Jennifer Everetts, former Plymouth resident, and husband Bruce, have made it their mission to help the thousands of orphans find that family. The Everetts officially started Journey Home Jamaica last year but the story begins more than 15 years ago. Jennifer’s name while in Plymouth was Walker and her son, Andrew attended Culver Academies.

Ride the bus to the Plymouth v. Concord game

October 1, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The undefeated Plymouth Rockies have two fan buses going to Concord on Friday and there are open seats that need to be filled.

“We all need to band together and show our team how much we support them,” said Rockies team mom, Laura Mann.

The fan busses were paid for by donations from The Auto Park and Advanced Auto. The dinner, pizza donated by Little Caesars, is also included free with the ride.

Two accidents and two deaths

October 1, 2014

KNOX/HAMLET — Starke County police were sent to the scenes of two separate accidents Monday, both involving semi-trucks and both resulting in a fatality.

Semi, car crash leaves one dead, two injured

One woman is dead and two more people are injured after an accident involving a car and a semi occurred on S.R. !0 and Range Road Monday, Sept. 29.

Starke County 911 Dispatch received a call at approximately 11:03 a.m. The caller said there had been an accident involving a car and a semi on S.R. 10 and Range Rd.

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