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May 7th, 2012

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.

Culver's Lakehouse Grille set to open May 11

May 4, 2012

Meet Mark Damore, Jr., a far less familiar face to Culverites than his father, Original Root Beer Stand owner Mark Damore, though Mark the younger is quick to emphasize he's "proud to be named after (my father)."

He's a Chicago native, Butler grad, and he wants the former Edgewater Grille to be the best restaurant in Culver.

UPDATE: Coroner says toxicology reports negative in Sunday's crash

May 4, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County coroner Bill Cleavenger released a statement Friday saying that final toxicology reports for Sunday's crash involving the death of former Marshall County Commissioner Donald E. Ferguson came back negative.
Cleavenger said he did not believe that alcohol or drugs were even a remote possibility in Ferguson’s death as a driver, but state law mandates such tests when a fatality occurs.

Music event Saturday will benefit baby, family

May 4, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth High School graduate of 1997, Chad Van Herk, has organized a fundraising concert for this Saturday at the Young Amphitheater in Centennial Park.
Local singer/songwriter Van Herk, who is also the manager of Culver’s First Farmers Bank and Trust, hopes to bring together local citizens, co-workers, friends and family members for an afternoon of mellow acoustic rhythms.

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