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Guy Bixel

January 25, 2013

Guy Bixel
Dec. 9, 1932-Jan. 23, 2013
COVINGTON, Ga. — 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

January 25, 2013

Kenneth O. Henry
Nov. 25, 1919-Jan. 22, 2013
PLYMOUTH — 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

January 25, 2013

Pauline E. Burch
Jan. 14, 1920 – Jan. 21, 2013
WALKERTON — 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 Miller’s 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 children’s Sunday school and Vacation Bible School.

Cox out, Bacon in as Plymouth Police Chief

January 25, 2013

By Daniel Riordan
Managing Editor

PLYMOUTH — 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.

‘Blizzard of ‘78’ created memories of a lifetime

January 25, 2013

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 “Blizzard of ‘78” - 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 investigating bomb threat

January 25, 2013

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.

Whitley Products abruptly shuts down

January 25, 2013

PLYMOUTH — 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 Products’ headquarters is in Warsaw but a call to the Chief Financial Officer wasn’t returned.

Hundreds pack meeting over wind farm issue

January 25, 2013

PLYMOUTH - Marshall County residents made their voice heard regarding a proposed amendment to the county zoning ordinance regarding wind energy systems.
“I 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,” said Bob Yoder a member of the Plymouth Plan Commission to the assembled who attended the regular monthly Commission meeting.

Culver lab develops nationally impactful meth inhibiting drug

January 25, 2013

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).

Lady Pilgrims fall in Senior Night spoiler

January 25, 2013

PLYMOUTH — Given all the distractions leading into Thursday’s 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.

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Final Scores: Laville 41, Lake Station 0 Bremen 48, Prairie Heights 27 Marian 35, John Glenn 14....
MISHAWAKA — As sectional play opens around the state this Friday, John Glenn’s motivation is simple...
SOUTH BEND — Plymouth got off to a solid start at the South Bend Clay Volleyball Sectional Tuesday...



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