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Hunnicutt surrenders to Starke County Police

May 27, 2012

Joshua Hunnicutt, 30, of Winamac, turned himself in to the Starke County Sheriff's Department earlier today.
Hunnicutt turned himself in at about 12:50 p.m. He told officers that he realized he would get caught eventually, and that he had made a bad decision. Hunnicutt said he has no recollection about what took place prior to his escape.
Hunnicutt went over a fence in the recreation yard at the jail Wednesday evening, May 23 at around 4 p,m, and headed south down the alley.

UPDATE: Stone Creek to meet payroll

May 25, 2012

~See previous stories for more details~
PLYMOUTH — Lisa Milam, former quality control manager of Stone Creek Homes, said Friday afternoon that she received a call that payroll is being run for the currently-closed Plymouth facility. She said Stone Creek Homes' employees should all be paid by Tuesday.

UPDATE: Stone Creek Homes shuts down

May 25, 2012

~See previous story for more details~
PLYMOUTH — Stone Creek Homes shut down unexpectedly yesterday morning, laying off all employees in both their Plymouth and Nebraska plants.
The Stone Creek Homes Nebraska branch's quality control manager, Tracey Shippley, said that employees were called into a meeting with CFO Alan Donohue yesterday morning where they were abruptly told that the plant would be closing.
"(Donohue) just said, we are closing the plant, we don't have the funds — the money is gone and we don't have money to make payroll," said Shippley Friday.

BREAKING: Stone Creek plant shuts down, lays off all employees

May 25, 2012

PLYMOUTH — It was about 10:30 Thursday morning when all employees at Stone Creek Homes in Plymouth were gathered by the human resource manager and the general manager for a plant meeting.
Employees were told that they were all being laid off, and that they should gather their personal belongings and leave.
"They said Dave (Ferguson, Stone Creek CEO) was not in today and they weren't sure what was going on," said former Stone Creek Quality Control manager Lisa Milam Friday.

Heart and Hands will close doors for good

May 25, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Heart and Hands, a non-profit organization with offices in Plymouth and Bremen, announced Friday that they will close for good. Director Rebecca Griffy stated that there were several indicators that the time had come to dissolve the agency.
“Student enrollment has steadily dropped over the last four years, due in part to (the organization) having educated over 2,000 people in Marshall County," said Griffy. "These past students are now helping others.”

Jail again changes mail policy following lawsuit

May 25, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — Inmates at the Marshall County Jail are able to receive letters in envelopes again, after two sued the jail over a “postcard policy” in April.

W. Jefferson Street to close for ceremony

May 25, 2012

PLYMOUTH — West Jefferson Street between Center and Walnut Streets will be closed from approximately 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 28. The brief closure will occur during the annual Plymouth Memorial Day Ceremony, which takes place on the south lawn of the Marshall County Courthouse square.

Culver truck accident takes out trees, power lines

May 24, 2012

Cleanup and restoration crews were on the scene much of the day Thursday following a Wednesday night accident which left three telephone poles -- and a great deal of wiring -- and two trees down.

Area Memorial Day activities planned

May 24, 2012

• The Argos American Legion post will be hosting Memorial Day services beginning at 10 a.m. Events include a parade, ceremonies at Memorial Park and Maple Grove Cemetery. The public is invited to lunch at the legion post following the ceremonies at Memorial Park.
• Bremen VFW Post #8972 and American Legion #191 will host its annual Memorial Day services Monday, May 28 beginning at 10:30 a.m. when flowers will be cast into the river to remember fallen comrades from the bridge on Center Street. Immediately following will be a traditional ceremony at the Bremen Cemetery.

Starke County escaped inmate still at large

May 23, 2012

A manhunt is underway in Starke County for an inmate who escaped from the Starke County Jail early Wednesday evening.
Joshua Hunnicutt, 30, of Winamac, went over a fence in the recreation yard at the jail at around 4 p,m, and headed south down the alley.
Hunnicutt is 6 foot, weighs 170 pounds, has light brown hair, brown eyes, a moustache, beard and several tattoos.
At the time of his escape, he was wearing gray sweat cutoffs and no shoes.
The escaped prisoner was being held for an outstanding warrant. He was originally charged with maintaining a common nuisance and possession of meth.

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