Local & State News

Commissioners Approve Additional Equipment Cost to Improve VHF Radio Communications between Dispatch and Emergency Responders

Matt Pitney, the county’s 911 Director, and Dan Sammartano co-owner of Hyperwave Technologies appeared before the Marshall County Commissioners on Monday with a second proposal to fix one of the issues with communications. Pitney said ... Read more...

New Police Officer in LaPaz

The Town of LaPaz is pleased to announce the hiring of a new police officer.  Bruce Gadziola started on Monday as the result of the Town of LaPaz obtaining a 3-year grant with an obligation to fund the position for another year.  ... Read more...

School Board Candidates Being Sought for 7 School Corporations

On November 8th, voters in the General Election will also be able to vote on the various school board candidates in their communities.    Each of the seven school corporations in Marshall County has openings for some of their ... Read more...

City Attorney Updates Redevelopment Commission of River Park Square Phase II and Greenway Trail Phase III Projects

The Plymouth Redevelopment Commission met Tuesday evening in the second-floor Council Chambers of City Hall.  City Attorney Sean Surrisi updated members on the Hoham Drive project in TIF District #1.  He said things are ... Read more...

Record Year for Indiana Farms Receiving Historic Homestead Award

Recognized for their families’ longstanding commitment to agriculture, 106 Indiana family farms were presented the Hoosier Homestead Award Wednesday at the Indiana State Fair by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State ... Read more...

IDOH Drive Thru Covid-19 Vaccines and Testing

The Marshall County Health Department has invited the Indiana Department of Health to bring their mobile unit to offer Covid-19 vaccines and testing. This will be a drive-thru clinic with no appointment necessary. The clinic will be held ... Read more...

Auditor Klutz Confirms Check Printing is Underway for the Automatic Tax Refund

State Auditor Tera Klutz, CPA confirmed the 1.7 million automatic taxpayer refund (ATR) checks are printing and the first group of checks should reach mailboxes later this week. “We have worked tirelessly with the Governor’s team to ... Read more...

A Letter of Gratitude from Our Families on Jackie’s Birthday

Dear Second District Hoosiers: Today, we celebrate Jackie’s 59th birthday. It has also been two weeks since her sudden passing that also took the lives of Zach Potts, Emma Thomson and Edith Schmucker. Typically, Jackie enjoys spending ... Read more...

IN Attorney General Warns Hoosiers of Identity Theft Victims’ Vulnerability to Mental Illness 

Attorney General Todd Rokita is warning Hoosiers of the risk of identity theft victims developing a range of mental illnesses after scammers target and steal their hard-earned money.  Identity theft is a constant threat to all ... Read more...

Commissioners Updates on Bridge Projects, 11th Road Progressing with Land Acquisition

Jason Peters, County Highway Superintendent updated the Marshall County Commissioner on several of the bridge projects they currently have underway.  Peters said bridge #301 on 17th Road east of Ironwood has been repaired.  The ... Read more...

Crash on U.S. 31 Caused When Driver Fell Asleep

The Marshall County Central Dispatch Center notified county officer of an accident on U.S. 31 and 19th Road on Sunday, August 14th just after 5 p.m. The two drivers involved were identified as Linda Handelsman of Bloomington and Thomas ... Read more...

Lainie Rensberger of LaPaz Arrested for PI, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting

A LaPaz woman was arrested on Saturday, August 13th about 1:20 after officers from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the 14,000 block of 4th Road for an unwanted guest.  Arriving on the scene, Officer ... Read more...

MARSHALL COUNTY D.A.R.E. STUDENTS HONORED

Sheriff Matthew Hassel is pleased to announce that six Marshall County D.A.R.E. students were honored this year for winning their school’s D.A.R.E. Essay.  Lucas Schrameyer, son of Jaime Schrameyer was the Argos Community Schools ... Read more...

South Ben Man Arrested by County Police for OWI

On Friday, August 12, at approximately 6:30 pm, Marshall County Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that made an illegal turn at U.S. 31 and 9A Road. The traffic stop was conducted on the eastbound ramp of U.S. 30, just off of US ... Read more...

Plymouth BZA Approves Variances for School Corporation Solar Arrays

Earlier this month the Plymouth Community School Corporation was granted a few variances of development standards for the installation of new solar arrays at Washington Discovery Academy and Riverside Intermediate School. Dave School, ... Read more...

Bottorff from Knox Arrested by County Police

A traffic stop on Tuesday, August 16, resulted in the arrest of a Knox man. At approximately 12:55 AM Officer Jordan Rans with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department stopped a vehicle on Harrison Street west of Michigan Street in ... Read more...

Peters Updates Commissioners on Community Crossing & Additional Paving Projects

Marshall County Highway Superintendent Jason Peters updated the County Commissioners Monday on the Community Crossing paving projects.  Milestone has started on the Community Crossing projects and adjacent projects the county is ... Read more...

County Council Hears 2023 Budget Request

Last week members of the Marshall County Council spent hours reviewing the 2023 budget requests from department heads and elected officials.  Marshall County Auditor Julie Fox told members the General Fund budget requests were ... Read more...

Commissioners Recognize Midwest Maintenance and Stull Woodworks for Courthouse Project

On Monday the Marshall County Commissioners recognized Midwest Maintenance and Stull Woodworks for the craftsmanship on the Clocktower and Courthouse renovation project. Brian Stull from Stull Workworks of Troy, Ohio a custom architectural ... Read more...

County Police Arrest South Bend Man for OWI on a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana

On Saturday, August 13th, right after 11 P.M. an officer of the Marshall County Police Department performed a traffic stop on U.S. 31 north, near 14C Road. During the traffic stop, a probable cause search was conducted on the vehicle. ... Read more...