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May 25th

UPDATE: Stone Creek to meet payroll

May 25, 2012

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PLYMOUTH — Lisa Milam, former quality control manager of Stone Creek Homes, said Friday afternoon that she received a call that payroll is being run for the currently-closed Plymouth facility. She said Stone Creek Homes' employees should all be paid by Tuesday.

UPDATE: Stone Creek Homes shuts down

May 25, 2012

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PLYMOUTH — Stone Creek Homes shut down unexpectedly yesterday morning, laying off all employees in both their Plymouth and Nebraska plants.
The Stone Creek Homes Nebraska branch's quality control manager, Tracey Shippley, said that employees were called into a meeting with CFO Alan Donohue yesterday morning where they were abruptly told that the plant would be closing.
"(Donohue) just said, we are closing the plant, we don't have the funds — the money is gone and we don't have money to make payroll," said Shippley Friday.

Death notices 5-25-12

May 25, 2012

Karl Olson
May 24, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Karl Olson, 92, of Plymouth, died at 8:10 a.m.Thursday in the Bremen Healthcare Center.
Visitation will be held at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Michael Catholic Church, Plymouth.
A complete obituary will be printed in the Saturday edition of the Pilot News.

Jenny M. Reid
May 24, 2012
CULVER — Jenny Margot Reid, 64, of Culver, died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday in the Hospice House of St. Joseph County.

BREAKING: Stone Creek plant shuts down, lays off all employees

May 25, 2012

PLYMOUTH — It was about 10:30 Thursday morning when all employees at Stone Creek Homes in Plymouth were gathered by the human resource manager and the general manager for a plant meeting.
Employees were told that they were all being laid off, and that they should gather their personal belongings and leave.
"They said Dave (Ferguson, Stone Creek CEO) was not in today and they weren't sure what was going on," said former Stone Creek Quality Control manager Lisa Milam Friday.

Heart and Hands will close doors for good

May 25, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Heart and Hands, a non-profit organization with offices in Plymouth and Bremen, announced Friday that they will close for good. Director Rebecca Griffy stated that there were several indicators that the time had come to dissolve the agency.
“Student enrollment has steadily dropped over the last four years, due in part to (the organization) having educated over 2,000 people in Marshall County," said Griffy. "These past students are now helping others.”

Faces in the crowd

May 25, 2012

John Glenn baseball players watch a game between Culver Military Academy and St. Joseph's prior to their game with Plymouth at Sectional 19 at Bill Nixon Field.

Jail again changes mail policy following lawsuit

May 25, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — Inmates at the Marshall County Jail are able to receive letters in envelopes again, after two sued the jail over a “postcard policy” in April.

W. Jefferson Street to close for ceremony

May 25, 2012

PLYMOUTH — West Jefferson Street between Center and Walnut Streets will be closed from approximately 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 28. The brief closure will occur during the annual Plymouth Memorial Day Ceremony, which takes place on the south lawn of the Marshall County Courthouse square.

Pilgrims top Glenn; Eagles fall to Indians at Plymouth Sectional

May 25, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The big inning made all the difference at the Plymouth Baseball Sectional Thursday.
St. Joseph’s plated four runs in the fifth inning to take a comfortable lead over Culver Military on the way to a 10-4 win in the opener, and Plymouth snapped a 2-2 tie with five runs in the third inning on the way to a 7-2 win over John Glenn in the nightcap at Bill Nixon Field.
The Pilgrims advance to play Jimtown at 11 a.m. Monday, while St. Joe will play Marian in a game following with the championship scheduled for 8 p.m.
PLYMOUTH 7,
JOHN GLENN 2

Bremen headed to championship; Lancers eliminated

May 25, 2012

LAKEVILLE — The Class 2A Sectional 35 semifinals for high school boys baseball saw the two extremes of the sport Thursday night. One contest was a pitcher’s duel with a dramatic finish and the other ended by the 10-run rule.
By the end of the evening, Monday’s noon championship contest was determined and it will be Bremen facing Central Noble after the Lions downed Westview, 2-1, and the Cougars defeated LaVille, 14-4, at Newton Park.
BREMEN 2, WESTVIEW 1

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