Archive - Jan 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.
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 wasnâ€™t returned.
PLYMOUTH - Marshall County residents made their voice heard regarding a proposed amendment to the county zoning ordinance regarding wind energy systems.
â€śI 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€ť 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 Thursdayâ€™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.
Relays lead Plymouth at NLC prelims
All three of Plymouth's relays earned top eight finishes, and several other Pilgrims swimmers finished in the top 16 to earn spots to qualify for Saturday's finals at the boys Northern Lakes Conference Meet prelims Thursday night at Northridge.
Pauline E. Burch
Jan. 21, 2013
WALKERTON â€” Pauline E. Burch, 93, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Walkerton.
She is survived by her sons, DuWayne P. (Becky) Burch of North Liberty and Dennis L. (Linda) Burch of Mentone; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Visitation is Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 from 4 â€“ 7 p.m. at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Blissville Church of The Brethren, 6250 Spruce Trail, Plymouth.
***Statement released through management at Whitley Products in Plymouth***
"Please be advised that Whitley Products, Inc.'s senior lender has again refused to provide the necessary funding to enable Whitley to continue its operations. As a consequence, and with great regret, we must inform you that Whitley Products, Inc. has terminated operations, effective today. For our employees, this means that their employment is terminated, effective immediately.
Possession and control of all Whitley's operating assets is now held by Keltic Financial Partners II, LP."
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth Schools had a two-hour delay this morning due to a bomb threat at Plymouth High School.
Superintendent Daniel Tyree said they called a corporationâ€”wide delay because the school buses shuttle students for all of the other schools at the high school each morning. Tyree said, â€śThe only school building effected was PHS.â€ť
Although the actual wording was not released, Tyree called the bomb threat a â€śsloppy mess on a bathroom wall.â€ť
He said the Plymouth Police are investigating and dogs trained in bomb detection from the Indiana State Police were at the school by 5:15 a.m.
MARSHALL CO. â€” An increase in the popularity of synthetic marijuana has contributed to Marshall County spending more to test evidence picked up in drug arrests.
Prosecutor David Holmes told county commissioners Tuesday that 547 drug cases came through the county system in 2012. Evidence including drugs and paraphernalia in 182 cases were submitted to Great Lakes Laboratory in Valparaiso for testing.