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May 8th, 2012

Free dirt this month, thanks to Pioneer Road project

May 8, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Local gardeners and do-it-yourself landscapers, rejoice. A large amount of dirt leftover from the Pioneer Road expansion and currently piled on the Marshall County Jail property is now available for county residents to pick up.
County commissioners decided Monday that they would allow residents to haul away “a reasonable amount of dirt” in their personal vehicles during designated times in May. These times are Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

May 7th

Teen injured in Saturday evening crash

May 7, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Cayla Hulse, 19, of Plymouth, and Dustin Cobb, 20, of Plymouth were traveling together westbound on 6th Road Saturday evening while involved in a verbal argument. After their vehicle passed Pear Road, Cobb grabbed the steering wheel and turned it to the right, causing Hulse to lose control of her vehicle and collide head on with a utility pole, snapping the pole at the base. Hulse was transported to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center emergency room with neck and chest pain. Cobb received minor lacerations to his face from the airbag deployment but refused transport.

Attempted burglary at Northern Equipment

May 7, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Sheriff's Department investigated a break-in Monday that occurred over the weekend at Northern Equipment. Both of the buildings had been entered over the weekend, and several doors were damaged where there had been forced entry. It is unknown if anything was taken. Anyone with information about the incident should contact Nicholas Laffoon at the Marshall County Sheriff's Department, 574-936-3187.

Zentis to add 67 jobs by 2014

May 7, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Zentis Food Solutions North America, LLC, a global producer of fruit preparations for the bakery and dairy industries, announced plans today to expand its operations in Plymouth, creating up to 67 new jobs by 2014.


The company, a subsidiary of Germany-based confectioner Zentis GmbH, will invest $15.6 million to expand its production capabilities to include a new allergen production line, bulk sugar handling system and mixing vessels. As part of the project, the company will also make building renovations at its 180,000 square-foot facility in Plymouth.

Entrepreneur hits roadblock in plan

May 7, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Bryan Naylor, of Plymouth, thinks that his property at 12498 Maple Road would be the perfect location for weddings, parties, and other events. He would like to build a barn on the property and rent it out to interested groups.
“I basically just want to put up a finished barn out there and give something to our community that we don’t really have around here — a place to hold an event in a rural setting,” said Naylor in an interview Friday. “It’s my understanding that there is a need for this type of thing.”
He added that the endeavor may boost local economy.

Farmers market opens this weekend

May 7, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The eighth year of the Plymouth Farmers’ Market (PFM) opens this Saturday, traditionally the day before Mother’s Day.
As in past years, Art Heminger of Balloon Art will be on hand to twist and tweak balloon creations for young and old. Youngsters can plant flowers in baby shoes for their special mom thanks to Sr. Sue Rogers of Earthworks and Mike Woolfington. Master Gardeners will feature a display on “Making Your Garden Grow.”
Entertainment kicks off with Gabriele Hill directing the Plymouth Community Youth Orchestra at 9:30 a.m.

May 5th

CBGC auction promises to dazzle with Quick Change, enhanced auction offerings

May 5, 2012

The Culver Boys and Girls Club (CBGC) has announced its annual silent auction to be held Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m. at Culver Academies’ Lay Dining Center. This year's theme is “Building Brighter Futures.”

The evening includes a delicious buffet dinner, exciting entertainment, and both silent and live auctions, featuring items to please every bidder. All proceeds from the event fund the operation and implementation of programs for over 300 members of our local club.

May 4th

Close finishes excite fans at Plymouth Speedway

May 5, 2012

If Friday night’s racing is any indication of the kind of racing to be seen this season, it will be one exciting year at Plymouth Speedway.

Stumbling man in Walmart arrested for public intoxication

May 4, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth police were called to Walmart Thursday at 4:30 p.m. to check on a man than was having trouble walking and repeatedly falling down. Marvin R. Keyser, 57, of Knox, was found in a wheelchair smelling of an alcohol. Keyser was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Intoxicated 19-year-old arrested at library

May 4, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth police responded to a call Thursday that there was a female who appeared to be ill at the north end of the Plymouth Public Library. An officer arrived to check on the situation and found Alicia N. Lewis, 19, of Plymouth, who was crying. While speaking with Lewis, the officer smelled alcohol on her breath. A warrant check was performed and it was discovered that she had two outstanding arrest warrants. She was taken into custody.

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