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BOURBON â This weekend you have the opportunity to see a preview of Triton studentsâ Destination ImagiNation challenges before the March 9 regional competition.
âThe kids are pretty much going to run through what they will do at the regional tournament,â said Lisa Eiser, DI coordinator at Triton Schools. âSo many people donât understand Destination ImagiNationâŠwe hope that by letting the public see what we do, they will understand it more.â
PLYMOUTH - Itâs official - for now at least.
Whitley Products has officially filed notice as part of the Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) act that the company based in Warsaw, with plants in Plymouth and North Carolina will officially cease operations.
The notice filed on Tuesday, states that Whitley â...has decided to notify its employees that in light of its current financial situation Whitley will likely permanently cease its operations,â and that â...in the event of a cessation of operations all employees will be terminated.â
PLYMOUTH â When you think of a dangerous work environment, a hospital probably isnât the first place that pops into your mind.
But the Indiana Department of Labor released statistics earlier this month that point to health care as having the second highest worker injury and illness rates in the state. The DOL launched a statewide safety program to reduce some of these issues February 5.
BOURBON â Triton Elementary School is hosting a summer learning opportunity for students in grades K-5. Camp Invention, a week-long day camp will be June 3-7.
âThis camp has gained a great reputation around our area as an outstanding opportunity for students to explore their love for science in a hands-on, practical learning environment,â said Triton Elementary principal Jeremy Riffle.
PLYMOUTH âÂ This weekend, Showland Cinemas will show its first family movie since Christmas. It will be a relief for owner Dave Kinney, who said that business has been down recently because of lack of family-friendly flicks.
âWeâve been struggling a lot for the past month and a half because for some reason Hollywood has been on this kick of R-rated, violent movies,â said Kinney. âThatâs just not small town fare.â
Plymouth man charged with baseball bat attack
PLYMOUTH â A Plymouth man was jailed Thursday afternoon and charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly struck a man with a baseball bat.
Plymouth police were dispatched to a fight at 707 Pearl St. in Plymouth.
Upon arrival, a 55-year-old Plymouth man was found to have a large wound to the back of his head from being hit by a baseball bat. A 36-year-old Plymouth man also had marks to the side of his head.
After speaking to all the subjects involved, Scott Davis was taken into custody.
STARKE â Kathleen Holt, 51,of Knox, was officially charged Friday for the Feb. 13 murder of Ron Worker, 46. Appearing before Judge Kim Hall in Starke Circuit Court, Holt was unemotional as Judge Hall read the charges â âcount one of murder by a handgun shot to the chest resulting in death,â which carries a 45- to 55-year sentence. She plead not guilty.
Knox woman jailed on murder charge
By Cheryl Patrick
STARKE â Police have jailed a Starke County woman, Kathleen Holt, 51, for the Feb. 13 shooting death of her boyfriend, Ron Worker, 46.
The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at 1740 S. 550 E. in Knox.
Starke County Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene after Holt reportedly phoned 911 to say that she had shot Worker.
PLYMOUTH - The Veterans Theraputic Art Center will have its first home.
VTAC received approval from the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety to call the upstairs of the Old Firehouse building their new home.
Larry Balmer of VTAC came before the board with a lease agreement worked out with Plymouth City Attorney Sean Surrisi that would lease the space to the group as a base of operations, place to display art work, to hold some smaller art classes and give a meeting space for veteran related activities.
PLYMOUTH - Residents of Plymouth could be in for a surprise in their tax bill for the coming year.
Plymouth Clerk-Treasurer Toni Hutchings gave some numbers to the Plymouth Common Council Monday that point to what could be a difficult tax season. Marshall County had a reassessment of property in 2012 for taxes to be paid in 2013. The reassessment is the first in Indiana since 2002. The numbers coming back have given Hutchings a reason for concern.
The property tax rate for residents of the city of Plymouth will jump from 2.5448 to 2.8582 per $100 of assessed value.