Local & State News

Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy Gives Back $4,500 to Local Non-Profit Organizations

Shipshewana hosted visitors from all over the area taking the opportunity to enjoy their spectacular display of holiday light scenes this past Christmas Season. Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy, featuring more than two million LED Christmas ... Read more...

May Primary Candidate Filings

More candidates continue to file for the May 3rd Primary.  New names for the Republican Convention Delegate are Jesse Bohannon, Jack L. Garner, Sharon Gilles, Nate Griffin and Deborah VanDeMark. The first candidate to file as a ... Read more...

County Meetings Streamed Live and recorded Available to Public for 30 Days

During the Marshall County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, Commissioner Mike Burroughs wanted to remind citizens of the opportunity to watch county meetings online.  Commissioner Burroughs thanked the IT Department for their assistance ... Read more...

Tim Kazanecki Caucused in to Polk Twp. Advisory Board

Thursday evening the Marshall County Republican Party conducted a caucus to fill a vacancy on the Polk Township Board.  Board member Jack Preston resigned effective December 31, 2021.  He still had one more year on his ... Read more...

Commissioners Make Appointments, Question Matt Miller’s Political Affiliation

This week the Marshall County Commissioners made a couple more appointments. Jeff Kutch has moved out of the county and resigned his position on the Marshall County Board of Zoning Appeals.  The replacement will be Trent Bennett who ... Read more...

SJHS COVID-19 Update

As a community partner with the Saint Joseph Health System, WTCA received a COVID-19 update from Genevieve Lankowicz, MD, MBA, CPE Regional Chief Clinical Officer of Saint Joseph Health System on Thursday. Her release said there have been ... Read more...

Indiana K-12 School Enrollment Grows for 2021-2022 School Year

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) Thursday released data on school enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. Enrollment in Indiana’s public and accredited non-public schools has grown to 1.12 million students, a modest ... Read more...

Indiana Donor Network Transplants More Organs in 2021 Than Ever Before

Despite the pandemic’s challenges in 2021, Indiana Donor Network pushed boundaries and demonstrated it is a catalyst for innovation as it transplanted more organs and saved more lives than any time in its 34-year history. As the ... Read more...

Senator Young Joins Press Conference on Rising Tensions in Ukraine

Wednesday, U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Republican members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee in a press conference to discuss the United States’ response to ongoing tensions in ... Read more...

County Commissioners Approve Grant Requests

Grant requests were on the County Commissioners agenda for Tuesday’s meeting.  Greg Hildebrand President of the County Park Board was granted approval to apply for up to a $25,000 grant from the Marshall County Community Foundation ... Read more...

Plymouth Redevelopment Commission Updated on TIF Districts

Plymouth City Attorney Sean Surrisi updated members of the Plymouth Redevelopment Commission Tuesday night of a variety of projects in the various TIF zones. In TIF#1, the U.S. 30 / Oak Road area, the Hoham Drive Project continues to move ... Read more...

Culver Town Manager Updates Redevelopment Commission on Projects

The Culver Redevelopment Commission met Monday evening January 17th in the Culver Town Hall.  The first order of business was the reorganization of the board.  President Sally Ricciardi, Vice President Bill Cleavenger and ... Read more...

County Drainage Board Approves Assessment Increase on Ben Overmyer Ditch

The Marshall County Drainage Board continued their public hearing on a proposed assessment increase for the Ben Overmyer Ditch.  Last month County Surveyor Craig Cultice said the watershed had increased from 32 parcels and 337 acres ... Read more...

Commissioners Open Bids for Bridges

During Monday’s Marshall County Commissioners meeting bids were opened for improvements to two bridges in the county. Three companies offered quotes for the two bridge projects, Bridge # 5 on Tamarack Road and Bridge # 9 on North Queen ... Read more...

Daffodil Days March 17th Order by Feb. 15

The American Cancer Society’s Daffodils Days is March 17th this year.    The daffodil is the first flower of spring and a symbol of HOPE.  The American Cancer Society is offering fresh daffodils to raise money for cancer ... Read more...


Senators Young & Wicker Applaud FMCSA Advancement of 18 to 21-Year-Old Truck Driver Pilot Program

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) applauded the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for advancing the 18 to 21-year-old truck driver pilot program.  This program will allow 18 to ... Read more...

Judge Hall Sentences Justin Miller to 65 Years in Prison for the Murder of Mercedes Lain

Following a 2-hour hearing Tuesday morning, Starke County Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall sentenced 27-year-old Justin Miller to 65 years in prison for the August 2021 murder of Mercedes Lain.  Special prosecutor, Marshall Count Chief ... Read more...

County Auditor Presents 2021 Statement of Revenues and Expenditures

Marshall County Auditor Julie Fox presented the 2021 Statement of Revenues and Expenditures to the County Commissioners during their meeting on Tuesday.  The total revenues received during 2021, for all funds was ... Read more...

County Drainage Board Awards Bid for W. Alderfer Ditch Maintenance Project in Bourbon Township

Members of the Marshall County Drainage Board reorganized during their meeting Tuesday morning, January 18th.  Commissioner Kevin Overmyer was retained as President, Mike Burroughs was voted to be Vice President and Barb Neidlinger ... Read more...