March 17th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â Official word was received Wednesday that a Plymouth manufacturer has shut their doors. After nearly 42 years in business, Shamrock Homes is calling it quits.
The business was first opened by Pat and Kay Flynn in 1969 and then transferred to their children Dan, Tom, Mike and Pat in the 1980s. Both Tom and Dan were currently running the company. Pat kept his interest in the company, but left for another position in July, 2009. Mike passed away in March of last year.
PLYMOUTH â One of Plymouthâs finest was recognized for his service by the Plymouth Common Council Monday night â but it was a bittersweet moment for all.
âI suppose itâs nice to be recognized, but the outcome was certainly not what you would want,â said Plymouth Police Sergeant Gary Cleveland, who was honored by a commendation by Plymouth Chief of Police Jim Cox and by a proclamation by Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter.
Robert C. White, Sr.
Dec. 25, 1922 â March 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH â Robert C. White, Sr., 88, of MansfieldâStreet, Plymouth, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011, at 12:32 p.m. at his home.â
He was born Dec. 25, 1922, in Plymouth, to Roscoe R. and Florence (Copp) White. March 6, 1947, Robert and Etta I. Williams were married.âEtta passed away Feb. 11, 1995.
Robert worked as an auto mechanic until his retirement. He belonged toâSAL (Sons of the American Legion) andâto the Plymouth VFW Auxiliary.â
Mary I. Miller
Jan. 1, 1916 â March 15, 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C. â Mary I. Miller, 95, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in the Harris Hospice Unit at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte.
Born in Plymouth, Ind. Jan. 1, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Clyde H. and Jenny (French) Funk. She graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1934 and married Lloyd R. âDonâ Miller, also from Plymouth, Sept. 7, 1935.
Mary was an excellent student, played violin in the school orchestra and as a teenager, helped as waitress in her parentsâ restaurant.
Ray âAllenâ Flosenzier
May 5, 1961 â March 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH â Allen Flosenzier, 49, a lifetime Plymouth resident, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 8:34 a.m., in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, following an illness.
Allen was born May 5, 1961 to Jean and Guy Flosenzier. He attended Plymouth Schools.
Allen and Jamie Fletcher were married Oct. 1, 1983 at Knox.
Timothy Allen Brock
April 14, 1958 â March 13, 2011
CULVER â Timothy Allen Brock, 52, of Plymouth, died at 6:07 a.m. Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Hospice House, South Bend.
He was born to the late Janice (Howard) Collins and Eli Brock Jr. April 14, 1958 in South Bend. He was a bricklayer/carpenter.
Maurice A. Azbell
March 14, 2011
ROCHESTER â Maurice A. Azbell, 82, of Rochester, died Monday, March 14, 2011 at Woodlawn Hospital.ââ
He is survived by his wife Berdene; daughters, Trillia (Dennis) Gearhart andâMila Barts; sisters, Janet Ballinger of Rochester and Ruth Green of Rochester; brothers: Wendell Azbell of North Vernon, Merrill Azbell of North Manchester, and Darle Azbell of Peru; six grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.â
CULVER â With the outdoor track season roughly a week away, John Glenn and Culver Community athletes got some experience under their belts at an indoor triangular meet at Culver Academies Wednesday.
While the meet may have featured some irregular distances and no team scores were kept, it afforded the Falcons and Cavaliers â whose teams donât have the numbers to compete in some of the bigger meets of the indoor season â a chance to get out early and flex some competitive muscle.
BREMEN â The HorseSaddleShop Outlet, located at 1205 W. Plymouth St. between Family Dollar and Curves, will host its grand opening March 26. The outlet specializes in used saddles, western wear, horse tack and western dĂ©cor. The grand opening will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, free refreshments, giveaways and special sales prices.
The HorseSaddleShop Outlet is an extension of HorseSaddleShop.com. The Internet business began in 2000 and has become one of the top western sites on the web. The outlet strives to bring theÂ benefitsÂ of a big store into a small town.Â
Culver Young Farmers are coordinating a food drive to help those in the community in need of help to feed their families.
In recent years the Culver Young Farmers have supported the food pantries of Culver, Argos, Mentone, and Plymouth. But local farm woman Kaye Schultz of Culver had another vision. She proposed that her chapter spearhead a county-wide food drive, utilizing the Ag Day Committee, members of 4-H and FFA, the Marshall County Farm Bureau and Beacon Credit Union.