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August 8th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â The large LifePlex facility is now home to one more business. Environmental Laboratories Inc.(ELI), a chemical and biological testing company founded in Madison, recently opened a satellite lab on the second floor of the LifePlex.
The state-certified company tests drinking water, wastewater, and pool water as well as many other substances for harmful bacterias.
âWe literally have the capacity to test anything known to man,â said founder and vice president Chris Myers.
If youâve driven down South Main Street, youâve likely seen the progress on Culverâs Garden Court senior housing facility there. Two of those centrally responsible for its arrival and construction here updated Culverâs Kiwanis Club recently on the projectâs progress.
Kevin Berger, head of Culverâs Easterday Construction, the contracting entity on the project, said heâs been trying to get a Garden Court here for several years and through âfive town managers,â with one of the issues being the lack of available land here at a workable price.
Culver Academies is teaming up with the Bike Barn in Culver to present another in the BB's ongoing series of Culver history bike tours on Saturday, August 20, starting at 9:30 a.m.
The tour will begin at the Bike Barn, 103 E. Lake Shore Drive, and journey just down the street to the Culver Academies Museum & Gift Shop (102 South Main Street) for an introductory tour of the museum and opening remarks by museum curator Jeff Kenney.
Starke County Prosecutor Nicholas Bourff held a press conference Friday afternoon to announce the arrest of Stacie Brown, 34, of 1180 S. 300 E. Knox, for the June 22 death of 3-year-old Ethan Brown, her stepson. Brown is being charged with two Class A Felonies: Battery resulting in death and Neglect of a dependent resulting in death. She is being held on a $250,000 bond.
PLYMOUTH â It was a battle of the ages Wednesday night, as graduates of the â80s, â90s and 2000s got together at Lincoln Junior High School to compete and have a little fun for the âOld Timersâ volleyball game â another event in a week-long celebration of Plymouth Community Schools Alumni Association Alumni Week.
While at times a full field of the particular decade wasnât available to play, the 1990s came out victorious when paired up against the others, along with a little help from the younger generation to round out a full team.
PLYMOUTH â Last May, Plymouth music teacher Bryan Ames and broadcasting teachers Dave McKenzie and Phil Scott and their students teamed up to enter Ford Motor Companyâs Drive One 4 UR School student video contest.
If First Farmers Bank manager Chad Van Herk has been noticeably absent a few days recently, heâs had good reason. Heâs been in California, in front of a film camera filming a music video in conjunction with his latest -- non-bank-related -- venture: a new album of self-penned and performed tunes.
PLYMOUTH â Perhaps one of the biggest traffic hassles in Plymouth, the Oak Road construction project, is nearing a conclusion according to project engineer Gary Fox.
âWeâre getting real close now,â said Fox Wednesday, adding that their target completion date for the project is mid-November.
Fox said that the west two lanes of Oak Road are completed, and workers are currently placing sidewalks and doing reconstruction. In the next week, work will begin on the east lanes, pushing traffic onto the newly finished west lanes.
PLYMOUTH â The Marshall County Coronerâs Office has released the names of the two victims of Tuesday morningâs double-fatality accident at 5A and Michigan Roads north of Plymouth.
Wesley F. Collins, 21, of Plymouth and Conner A. McGee, 18, of Muncie were both killed instantly in a three-vehicle crash. Identification of both victims was withheld during the day pending notification of family members.
According to the Marshall County Sheriffâs Department, officers responded to the scene at approximately 5:37 a.m. and determined that two separate accidents had occurred.
LAPORTE/STARKE COUNTY â The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will close U.S. 35 between U.S. 6 and U.S. 30 beginning Tuesday, Aug. 9. Crews will be demolishing the old bridge over the Kankakee River and changing the alignment of the highway to carry traffic over a new bridge.
During the work, traffic will be directed on a 20-mile, marked detour. Northbound traffic will be directed west on U.S. 30, north on Ind. 39 and east on U.S. 6. Southbound traffic will be directed west on U.S. 6, south on Ind. 39 and east on U.S. 30.