Archive - Dec 2012 - News Article
MARSHALL CO. â Marshall County Economic Development Corporationâs Executive Director, Jennifer Laurent, announced her resignation Monday. Laurent joined the staff of MCEDC in February 2010 and was appointed as Executive Director in October 2010 after serving as Interim Director for five months.
She leaves the organization with a successful track record of major business expansion projects, the creation of a professional Business Retention visitation program, and new initiatives aimed to increase Marshall Countyâs development preparedness and attraction marketing position.
Leesa Sexton, 46, of Argos, and daughter Katelin Sexton, 10, were dead at the scene of a vehicle accident just after 6 p.m. Friday night, and Katelin's twin sister Sarah was airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, from which she has since been released with a minor injury.
Sexton's 2003 Ford Focus veered off U.S. 31 in Fulton County, where it was traveling south, just before re-entering the roadway and rolling several times. The accident took place south of 375 N., on the west side of the highway.
PLYMOUTH â Clothing retailer Rue21 has announced a plan to open in the former Blockbuster store on Pilgrim Lane.
âPlymouth offers a great opportunity to further advance our brand in the Midwest region of the country,â said Rue21 senior real estate manager Brandon Clawson via email.
Clawson continued, âThe (Pilgrim Place) center is positioned strongly within the market and houses a number of retailers. This provides us with great exposure. Our position along the highway is great to gain the customers who are traveling in and out of the area.â
PLYMOUTH âÂ One downtown shop owner is hoping to rise above a buildingâs bad reputation and bring a service to city residents.
Patrick Timm, owner of the recently opened All Good Things Tattoos in downtown Plymouth, said that he wants to offer âa safe place for people to get tattoos in Marshall County.â
All Good Things opened in September. Many citizens might remember another tattoo shop that operated at the same address several years ago, Madhouse Tattoos.
PLYMOUTH âÂ This Friday any Northern Indiana resident in need of food can get it at the National Guard Armory in Plymouth.
The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is holding their December mobile food pantry from 10 a.m. to noon at the Armory.
"We were looking for indoor locations (for the pantry) and that site is an awesome location for it," said Amanda Peterson of the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. "It's an open space, and it's warm in there. People won't have to wait outside in the cold or in their cars."
On December 11, 2012 at 10:15, Marshall County Deputies attempted to serve a Fulton County felony warrant on William R. Newman. William Newman led Marshall County Deputies in a vehicle pursuit that ended in the area of 4th and Rose road. The suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Marshall County Deputies with the assistance the Indiana State Police, Walkerton PD, Starke County Deputies, and Laporte County Deputies, set up a perimeter and began tracking the suspect with the assistance of the Marshall County K9 and an ISP K9. At this time, the suspect has not been located.
PLYMOUTH âA man was found dead at the Pilot gas station and truck stop on 9A Road off of U.S. 30 Tuesday.
County coroner Bill Cleavenger said that someone at the company noticed that a Western Express truck parked behind the building had not moved in three days. They called 911, and Cleavenger and the Plymouth Fire Department responded to the location to investigate around 10 a.m.
Cleavenger said the deceased male is in his 60s. His name is not being released until family is notified. More details are expected later in the day Tuesday.
Culver residents have likely noticed the large "Culver Pizza" sign on State Road 10 at the former site of the Ten Spot restaurant and bar. They may or may not have realized the new restaurant there is, first of all, not exactly a "new' restaurant at all, and secondly, now open (as of last Wednesday) for business.
PLYMOUTH âÂ Instead of a smoking gun, it was a smoking box that landed a Plymouth man in Marshall County Jail Saturday.
Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Plymouth Police responded to a call that a man had dumped a smoking box into a dumpster in the 300 block of Kingston Avenue.
When police arrived, they identified the items in the box as what would comprise a meth lab.
Police searched the nearby area and located James Bailey, 23, Plymouth.
Police then searched Baileyâs apartment in the 1000 block of Lincolnway East.
Culver Academies continues its Huffington Concert Series Tuesday, Dec. 11, starting at 7:30 p.m. with the Nebraska Theatre Caravan's production of the beloved Charles Dickens Christmas classic, "A Christmas Carol."
Featuring a cast of 24, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, the show will take place onstage at Eppley Auditorium on the Academies campus.