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Stone Creek Homes opens in Plymouth; brings more than 30 jobs to residents

August 12, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Stone Creek Homes, based in Nebraska, recently opened on Markley Drive in the former Shamrock Homes production plant.

Shamrock Homes went out of business in spring, but thanks to owner Pat Flynn's mentorship to a young man in the 70s, the plant is seeing activity again.

Dave Ferguson, co-owner of Stone Creek Homes and a 1970 Plymouth grad, remembers working with the Flynn family during his breaks from school in the 70s. It was Flynn that first offered Ferguson the chance to get into the industry.

Sellers wants area youth to ‘Come Alive Outside’

August 12, 2011

Tony Sellers wants to get more area youngsters outside to play, and he’s interested in community feedback on how he and others can work together to make it happen.
Sellers, of Sellers Landscaping on State Road 110 near Culver (though the business has a Rochester address), addressed members of Culver’s Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s monthly meeting, held last Tuesday at Diva on South Main Street, about Come Alive Outside, a nationwide initiative among outdoor landscaping entities like his own.

Hoham Drive to close beginning Monday

August 12, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The third section of construction work on Oak Road is about to begin.

Gary Fox, project engineer, recently released the news that Hoham Drive will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday.

“Anybody that needs to travel on Hoham Drive to get to Oak Drive will not be able to get through,” said Fox.

Coaches vs. Cancer celebrates 'Heroes of Hope'

August 12, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Cancer is a scary word with an even scarier impact on people’s lives.

Fighting cancer takes dedication — and that’s just what Becky Milliser has done: fought cancer alongside her loved ones.

The diagnosis of cancer to her mother and husband didn’t deter her; it only gave her strength and motivation by devoting her time and efforts to volunteer work with the American Cancer Society.

The Plymouth resident was recently honored with the dedication award at the Coaches vs. Cancer “Night of the Stars” program in South Bend.

Businesses in Marshall County 'strong'

August 12, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Times may be hard, but businesses in Marshall County are fighting back.

“It has been interesting to see how Marshall County businesses have adapted,” said Marshall County Economic Development (MCED) director Jennifer Laurent in the county council meeting Monday.

Laurent visited the council to give an update on MCED and to discuss what the organization can do for the county.

She said that the tasks of MCED can be narrowed down to three main objectives: marketing for new businesses, business retention, and entrepreneurial development.

Belork removed as Starke County Treasurer

August 12, 2011

KNOX — Starke County Treasurer Linda Belork was removed from office Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11 by a unanimous decision of Starke County Commissioners Dan Bridegroom, Kathy Norem and Jennifer Davis. This decision came during the second emergency meeting of the day, a joint session of commissioners and the Starke County Council.
Bridegroom, who holds the position of commissioner president, opened the meeting with a summary of events that had taken place earlier in the day.

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