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October 2nd, 2014

Bark in the Park happens Sunday

October 2, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The eighth annual Marshall County Humane Society’s (MCHS) Bark in the Park is this Sunday at Centennial Park in Plymouth.

The walk begins at 1 p.m. at the Freyman Shelter near the tennis courts and dog park. Pledge sheets for the walk can be found online at or individuals can register the day of at the walk. Individuals achieving $25 in pledges will get a free t-shirt with the Bark in the Park logo on it. The t-shirts are also for sale for individuals that don’t have a dog to walk or if someone just wants a t-shirt.

USDA loan program could help revitalize Downtown Plymouth

October 2, 2014

PLYMOUTH – The Downtown Revitalization Committee met yesterday to hear ideas for improving the downtown through opportunities with the USDA.

USDA employee Melissa Christiansen met with three members of the committee to give a sit down talk concerning grants and programs from the rural development office that could grant extra funding to improve housing in and around Michigan Street area.

“We have business programs to help small business development and businesses to expand,” Christiansen.

Rural can include both agricultural and small towns.

New Plymouth Clerk in charge

October 2, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Jeanine Xaver, an employee of the clerk-treasurer since 1987, took the oath of office to replace her former supervisor as Plymouth Clerk/Treasurer.

Xaver was the only candidate to step forward and was selected in the Republican caucus on Sept. 25. Wednesday, she was sworn in in Superior Court by County Clerk of Court Julie Fox.

October 1st

Shirley K. Boyle

October 1, 2014

Shirley K. Boyle  
June 1, 1938 - Sept. 29, 2014  
HAMLET — Shirley K. Boyle, 76, of Winter Haven, Fla. and Hamlet, passed away at her home in Hamlet on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.
Shirley was born June 1, 1938 in White County to Russell and Helen (Johnson) McDaniel.

Kenneth Dickson

October 1, 2014

Kenneth Dickson
Dec. 9, 1935 - Sept. 26, 2014
PLYMOUTH — Kenneth I. Dickson, age 78, of Plymouth, passed away, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at 6:47 p.m., at his home.
Kenneth was born on Dec. 9, 1935, in Ober, to Fred and Rena (Dunkleberger) Dickson. Kenneth married the former Barbara Grace Hite on July 15, 1961, in Donaldson. He honorably served his country in the United States Army. He worked at Wicks Lumber and retired from Carter Lumber, Plymouth.

Marilyn R. Bitting

October 1, 2014

Marilyn R. Bitting
Jan. 12, 1931 - Sept. 30, 2014
GOSHEN — Marilyn R. Bitting, 83, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning at Courtyard Healthcare, where she had been a resident the past two years.
She was born Jan. 12, 1931 in Tippecanoe to Wren and Evelyn (Doutt) Crane.
On Jan. 1, 1950 she married Paul E. Bitting in Winona Lake.

Former Plymouth resident finds calling in mission to Jamaica

October 1, 2014

Staff Writer

MUNCIE — “Kids need to be in a family, the family environment is important to a child’s growing mind and spirit.”
Jennifer Everetts, former Plymouth resident, and husband Bruce, have made it their mission to help the thousands of orphans find that family. The Everetts officially started Journey Home Jamaica last year but the story begins more than 15 years ago. Jennifer’s name while in Plymouth was Walker and her son, Andrew attended Culver Academies.

Ride the bus to the Plymouth v. Concord game

October 1, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The undefeated Plymouth Rockies have two fan buses going to Concord on Friday and there are open seats that need to be filled.

“We all need to band together and show our team how much we support them,” said Rockies team mom, Laura Mann.

The fan busses were paid for by donations from The Auto Park and Advanced Auto. The dinner, pizza donated by Little Caesars, is also included free with the ride.

Two accidents and two deaths

October 1, 2014

KNOX/HAMLET — Starke County police were sent to the scenes of two separate accidents Monday, both involving semi-trucks and both resulting in a fatality.

Semi, car crash leaves one dead, two injured

One woman is dead and two more people are injured after an accident involving a car and a semi occurred on S.R. !0 and Range Road Monday, Sept. 29.

Starke County 911 Dispatch received a call at approximately 11:03 a.m. The caller said there had been an accident involving a car and a semi on S.R. 10 and Range Rd.

Lakeville parks survey extended to October 31

October 1, 2014

LAKEVILLE — The town of Lakeville's efforts to create better parks for it's community is getting a little more time. The park survey for residents to create a five year plan has been extended to October 31. The survey asks general questions of the makeup of the population, but also information on accessibility, kinds of activities to be available, and features made for public enjoyment.
"Basically I have a bunch of ideas I'm trying to pursue through Indiana Mainstreet," said Shirley Rynearson, former park board president for Lakeville.

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