Archive - Jan 25, 2013
Dec. 9, 1932-Jan. 23, 2013
COVINGTON, Ga. âÂ Guy Bixel, 80, of Covington, Ga. died Jan. 23, 2013.
He was born Dec. 9, 1932 to Henry and Jennie Bixel and served his country from May 1951 to August 1953 with the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Willadeen and Betty. Guy is survived by his loving wife, Diane, and children in many forms: Brian, Lisa, Brenda, Michael, Emily, Jessica, Mark (and Lori), and Matt. There are also several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many, many friends.
Kenneth O. Henry
Nov. 25, 1919-Jan. 22, 2013
PLYMOUTH â Kenneth O. Henry, 93, a former resident of Plymouth, passed away at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 in the Bremen Health Care Center.
Kenneth was born in Winamac on Nov. 25, 1919, the son of Omer and Nellie (Hodge) Henry. He attended Winamac Schools and March 27, 1942 he set off to serve in the United States Army - 11th Airborne Division attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. It was Feb. 16, 1945 as a Squad Leader in the Philippines that he was wounded under enemy fire and received a Purple Heart. He was honorable discharged Oct. 20, 1945.
Pauline E. Burch
Jan. 14, 1920 â Jan. 21, 2013
WALKERTON â Pauline E. Burch, 93, a Marshall County resident for most of her life, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at Millerâs Merry Manor, Walkerton.
Pauline was born Jan. 14, 1920 to Nathan and Laura G. (Johnson) Baker in South Bend. She graduated from Tyner High School in 1938. On his 21st birthday, Pauline was married to Dwight Burch on Oct. 21, 1939 in Tyner.
Pauline was a member of the Blissville Church of The Brethren for more than 70 years, and taught childrenâs Sunday school and Vacation Bible School.
By Daniel Riordan
PLYMOUTH â A shake up in the Plymouth Police Department was announced late Friday afternoon as Mayor Mark Senter has tabbed Dave Bacon to be the next Chief of Police.
Bacon takes over for Jim Cox, who will remain with the department as a Detective Sergeant.
Cox is a 24-year veteran of the department. He was retained by Senter as chief when the mayor first took office five years ago.
Senter cited some leadership skills in Bacon that led to the move.
Bacon has spent the last nine years on PPD as the assistant chief.
PLYMOUTH - As bone chilling temperatures make their way across the area again this week, many will recall a similar chill 35 years ago.
While there have been others since, the âBlizzard of â78â - that lasted from the evening of Jan. 25 until Jan. 27 - still lives as the worst snow storm on record for the state of Indiana.
PLYMOUTH - In regard for student safety, Plymouth School officials called for a two hour delay to classes Thursday after a bomb threat was discovered at Plymouth High School.
Security measures already in place within school corporation buildings will likely lead to the identification of who left the threat.
PLYMOUTH â As the Pilot News first reported Thursday afternoon, Whitley Products in Plymouth abruptly ceased operations leaving more than an estimated 100 people without a job.
Last week, employees called the Pilot News to say the plant had shut down.
A member of Whitley Products management at that time said there was a supplier issue but it had been resolved.
Thursday morning, employees once again reported that the plant had shut down.
Whiltey Productsâ headquarters is in Warsaw but a call to the Chief Financial Officer wasnât returned.
PLYMOUTH - Marshall County residents made their voice heard regarding a proposed amendment to the county zoning ordinance regarding wind energy systems.
âI commend you all for being here, this is what being an American is all about, having your point of view heard on a particular issue,â said Bob Yoder a member of the Plymouth Plan Commission to the assembled who attended the regular monthly Commission meeting.
It's a story that's been picked up by national media outlets like BusinessWeek and Forbes, about a product with the potential to make a real impact in a drug abuse epidemic which has especially plagued rural America -- including the Marshall County area -- in recent years. And it was developed in Culver, Indiana.
Many here drive by the Acura Pharmaceuticals plant regularly -- even daily -- without paying the nondescript property much heed. Many more may not be aware it no longer operates under the Houba moniker (see article this issue).
PLYMOUTH â Given all the distractions leading into Thursdayâs NLC contest with Northridge, Plymouth got off to a pretty strong start.
It was the first few minutes of the second half that wound up tripping the Lady Pilgrims up.