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February 28th

Downtown Plymouth business closes its doors

February 28, 2013

PLYMOUTH — This Saturday is the last day of business for Ely Lane, located at 110 W. Garro Street in downtown Plymouth.
Owner Erin Yeager has decided to close her shop, which features her handmade or restored furniture, gifts and accessories. Yeager also provided a space for other local crafters to sell their wares.
“This is so I can be home with my family during the day,” said Yeager, who has two sons ages 7 and 3. “Also I think this will give me more time during the day to go out and find furniture, instead of being stuck in the store all day.”

February 27th

Howard indicted in May 2012 murder

February 27, 2013

Staff Report

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County Prosecuting Attorney David R. Holmes announced late Tuesday that a Grand Jury empaneled by Judge Robert O. Bowen of Marshall Superior Court 1 issued an indictment against Olan Q. Howard charging Murder and Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance.
It is alleged that Howard killed Stephen O. Vires of Argos, IN, on or about May 19, 2012 while committing or attempting to commit dealing in a scheduled I controlled substance.
It is alleged the controlled substance was heroin and/or morphine.

February 26th

Mayor highlights ‘Bright Spot’ in State of the City address

February 26, 2013

PLYMOUTH - The Chief Executive of the city of Plymouth gave his State of the City Address before the Plymouth Common Council on Monday.
Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter addressed the Common Council and those assembled with his review of the past year and preview of the coming one.
“For the second state of the city in a row I start by talking about Operation Bright Spot,” said Senter.

February 25th

15 children hurt in bus collision

February 25, 2013

KNOX — Fifteen children and two adults, including the driver were taken to IU Health Starke Hospital Monday morning after the Marshall - Starke Head Start Bus they were traveling in was hit by a commercial flatbed vehicle.
Knox City Police are investigating the accident, which happened at the intersection of U.S. 35 and Lake Street, in Knox, at 7:57 a.m.
According to the police report, witnesses at the scene said the Marshall-Starke Head Start bus was crossing U.S. 35 and had the right away. The driver of the commercial flatbed allegedly blew the red light and crashed into the bus.

Plymouth's Kindergarten Round-up postponed

February 25, 2013

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Community School Corporation has postponed Tuesday's Kindergarten Round-up due to predicted bad weather.
The Round-up will now take place Thursday, Feb. 28.
Since non-resident students can now attend PCSC with no tuition, parents are invited to bring their children to Plymouth for the Round-up. All of the elementary schools will be holding registration in two sessions, 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Parents and children need only attend one session. Each session should last no longer than an hour.

‘It’s not just about books anymore’

February 25, 2013

PLYMOUTH — What’s changed in the last 100 years at the library? The resounding answer is “technology.”
Plymouth Public Library is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and director Susie Reinholt along with long-time librarians Debbie Beck and Linda Hindman recently gathered to share some thoughts about the future of the library.
Though all agreed that they can’t see a time when books are obsolete, the three women said that people’s needs for the library have changed significantly as technology advances.

Partner remembers a Plymouth legend

February 25, 2013

PLYMOUTH - A fond memory of the culture of the town of Plymouth has lost one half of one of it’s most famous teams.
Last Friday Corky Lingle passed away at the age of 77. Corky had been in ill health the past few years.
In his younger days Corky and Rick Derf were the WTCA voice of nearly every Plymouth basketball and football memory that many of us have.

February 22nd

Morning Crash Claims Life

February 22, 2013

Marshall County – Shortly after 8:30 a.m. this morning, state police officers and rescue personnel from Marshall County responded to an accident on US 31 and 4A Road that claimed the life of a Plymouth woman. Police and rescue personnel arrived on the scene to find a 1999 Ford Escort in the ditch west of US 31 and a 2011 Jeep Laredo in the center median.

Local Eagles’ ‘2nd Chance Prom’ set for March 2

February 22, 2013

PLYMOUTH — Miss out on your prom? Or was it a night to forget?
Maybe you had so much fun you’d want to do it again.
Either way the Plymouth Eagles is offering its “2nd Chance Prom” March 2.
The event will take place at the Eagles, 404 W. Laporte St., Plymouth.
This is the second such prom held by the Eagles.
Hollie Wenzel, Vice President of the Eagle’s Ladies Auxiliary, said last year’s was a resounding success.
Proceeds from the event will go to Rupert’s Kids. The charity was started by “Survivor” contestant and former Indiana gubernatorial candidate Rupert Boneham.

Former Whitley workers will get help in transition

February 22, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS - The filing of a WARN notice by Whitley Products may signal the ultimate end of the company but by doing so workers will have at least a little help.
The Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) act was passed in 1988 and part of that law requires that companies that have 100 or more employees file a 60 day notice of any plant closing or mass layoff. The notice is given to employees and filed with the Indiana Department of Work Force Development.

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