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ARGOS â€” While optimistic race fans, weekend-warrior do-it-yourselfers and campers alike can attest to the soggy weather the end of May generally has planned for us, we were blessed this Memorial Weekend with uncharacteristic sunny skies and temperatures warranting a heat advisory.
Memorial Day Monday morning was the perfect outdoor opportunity for a much deserved tribute in honor or our fallen soldiers of the United States Armed Forces.
Culverâ€™s VFW Post 6919, as well as its Ladiesâ€™ and Mensâ€™ Auxiliaries, observed the occasion at the Masonic cemetery in Culver. Culverâ€™s fire department and EMS also took part, and Post Commander Bryce Lindvall discussed the origins of the holiday (as â€śDecoration Dayâ€ť following the Civil War), in addition to a flag burning ceremony and 21-gun salute.
Culver's Kiwanis Club gathered Thursday evening to fete local students, an outstanding area business, and an outstanding citizen from its own ranks, in addition to inducting new members Charlotte Hahn and Paul Liette.
At the Mystic Hills-based event, catered by Culver Coffee Company, Kiwanian Dick Swennumson introduced members of the Oliver family of Plymouth's Oliver Ford Lincoln-Mercury, recipients of special recognition by the Club, by noting the business "has helped our community for over seven decades."
Joshua Hunnicutt, 30, of Winamac, turned himself in to the Starke County Sheriff's Department earlier today.
Hunnicutt turned himself in at about 12:50 p.m. He told officers that he realized he would get caught eventually, and that he had made a bad decision. Hunnicutt said he has no recollection about what took place prior to his escape.
Hunnicutt went over a fence in the recreation yard at the jail Wednesday evening, May 23 at around 4 p,m, and headed south down the alley.
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PLYMOUTH â€”Â Lisa Milam, former quality control manager of Stone Creek Homes, said Friday afternoon that she received a call that payroll is being run for the currently-closed Plymouth facility. She said Stone Creek Homes' employees should all be paid by Tuesday.
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PLYMOUTH â€” Stone Creek Homes shut down unexpectedly yesterday morning, laying off all employees in both their Plymouth and Nebraska plants.
The Stone Creek Homes Nebraska branch's quality control manager, Tracey Shippley, said that employees were called into a meeting with CFO Alan Donohue yesterday morning where they were abruptly told that the plant would be closing.
"(Donohue) just said, we are closing the plant, we don't have the funds â€” the money is gone and we don't have money to make payroll," said Shippley Friday.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was about 10:30 Thursday morning when all employees at Stone Creek Homes in Plymouth were gathered by the human resource manager and the general manager for a plant meeting.
Employees were told that they were all being laid off, and that they should gather their personal belongings and leave.
"They said Dave (Ferguson, Stone Creek CEO) was not in today and they weren't sure what was going on," said former Stone Creek Quality Control manager Lisa Milam Friday.
PLYMOUTH â€” Heart and Hands, a non-profit organization with offices in Plymouth and Bremen, announced Friday that they will close for good. Director Rebecca Griffy stated that there were several indicators that the time had come to dissolve the agency.
â€śStudent enrollment has steadily dropped over the last four years, due in part to (the organization) having educated over 2,000 people in Marshall County," said Griffy. "These past students are now helping others.â€ť
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â Inmates at the Marshall County Jail are able to receive letters in envelopes again, after two sued the jail over a â€śpostcard policyâ€ť in April.
PLYMOUTH â€” West Jefferson Street between Center and Walnut Streets will be closed from approximately 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 28. The brief closure will occur during the annual Plymouth Memorial Day Ceremony, which takes place on the south lawn of the Marshall County Courthouse square.