Archive - Jan 2013 - Latest News
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).
***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.
PLYMOUTH â€” Just a few weeks remain until the Plymouth Park Departmentâ€™s highly-anticipated event â€” the Daddy Daughter Dance.
Recreation coordinator Scott Michel said that there are still spaces open for the Feb. 15 affair.
â€śYou have to sign up at the Park Office and the cost is $10 for each couple, and then $2 for each additional guest,â€ť noted Michel. â€śSo if you have two daughters it will be $12.â€ť
Last year, about 150 dads and daughters packed into the Webster Center and danced the night away.
MARSHALL CO. â€” The Centers for Disease Control reported Thursday that flu deaths in Indiana are now at epidemic levels.
The Indiana State Department of Health stated in a press release that 27 people have died of the flu this season. By comparison, in 2011-12 there were no flu deaths and just three deaths in the 2010-11 season.
â€śWe are experiencing a more severe season than in recent years, however itâ€™s important to recognize that flu is unpredictable and we have been through this before,â€ť said State Health Commissioner William VanNess II in a statement.
PLYMOUTH - River Park Square will move ahead with the next phase.
The Plymouth Redevelopment Commission gave City Engineer Rick Gaul and City Attorney Sean Surrisi permission to put together bid specifications and requests for demolition of three properties in the project to be reviewed at the Commissionâ€™s next meeting. Work on the flood permit for the construction has been completed and it is hoped it will be finished by next month.
MARSHALL CO. â€” The county council met in a chilly room Monday morning.
Doug Masterson, maintenance supervisor, informed the council that the heating and cooling system for the first and second floors of the Marshall County Building had crashed last week.
â€śWe canâ€™t turn the heat up right now,â€ť said Masterson, adding that the temperature on the first two floors of the building is frozen at whatever temperature the system was set at when it crashed.
MARSHALL CO. â€” Shortly after 1 p.m. Monday members of the Indiana State Police ERS (Emergency Response Section) assisted the Marshall County Sheriffâ€™s Department along with members of the Marshall County Drug Task Force and the Plymouth Police Department in serving a search warrant in rural southern Marshall County. The Argos home is located at 5663 18th Road, at the intersection of Filbert and 18th Road.
Southern Gospel singer Chuck Crain will perform live at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church at 124 College Avenue in Culver, Sat., Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. Admission is a freewill love offering.
Chuck Crain is in his twelfth season as a featured vocalist at the Presleyâ€™s Country Jubilee Show in Branson, Missouri. He sings tenor with the Southern Gospel Quartet, back up vocals for some of the other entertainers, and performs many behind the scenes duties.