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August 12th, 2011

Stone Creek Homes opens in Plymouth; brings more than 30 jobs to residents

August 12, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Stone Creek Homes, based in Nebraska, recently opened on Markley Drive in the former Shamrock Homes production plant.

Shamrock Homes went out of business in spring, but thanks to owner Pat Flynn's mentorship to a young man in the 70s, the plant is seeing activity again.

Dave Ferguson, co-owner of Stone Creek Homes and a 1970 Plymouth grad, remembers working with the Flynn family during his breaks from school in the 70s. It was Flynn that first offered Ferguson the chance to get into the industry.

Sellers wants area youth to ‘Come Alive Outside’

August 12, 2011

Tony Sellers wants to get more area youngsters outside to play, and he’s interested in community feedback on how he and others can work together to make it happen.
Sellers, of Sellers Landscaping on State Road 110 near Culver (though the business has a Rochester address), addressed members of Culver’s Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s monthly meeting, held last Tuesday at Diva on South Main Street, about Come Alive Outside, a nationwide initiative among outdoor landscaping entities like his own.

Hoham Drive to close beginning Monday

August 12, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The third section of construction work on Oak Road is about to begin.

Gary Fox, project engineer, recently released the news that Hoham Drive will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday.

“Anybody that needs to travel on Hoham Drive to get to Oak Drive will not be able to get through,” said Fox.

Coaches vs. Cancer celebrates 'Heroes of Hope'

August 12, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Cancer is a scary word with an even scarier impact on people’s lives.

Fighting cancer takes dedication — and that’s just what Becky Milliser has done: fought cancer alongside her loved ones.

The diagnosis of cancer to her mother and husband didn’t deter her; it only gave her strength and motivation by devoting her time and efforts to volunteer work with the American Cancer Society.

The Plymouth resident was recently honored with the dedication award at the Coaches vs. Cancer “Night of the Stars” program in South Bend.

Businesses in Marshall County 'strong'

August 12, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Times may be hard, but businesses in Marshall County are fighting back.

“It has been interesting to see how Marshall County businesses have adapted,” said Marshall County Economic Development (MCED) director Jennifer Laurent in the county council meeting Monday.

Laurent visited the council to give an update on MCED and to discuss what the organization can do for the county.

She said that the tasks of MCED can be narrowed down to three main objectives: marketing for new businesses, business retention, and entrepreneurial development.

Ancilla men’s soccer names 2011 roster

August 12, 2011

DONALDSON — Ancilla College Men’s Soccer Head Coach James Drzewiecki has announced the 22-player roster that will represent the NJCAA Division 1 program during the 2011 season.
The program finds itself in the midst of a youth movement as 17 of the 22 players listed are freshmen. Despite the lack of collegiate experience in the squad, Drzewiecki is optimistic that his team can not only reach the NJCAA Region 12 semifinals for the third straight year, but also advance beyond.

August 11th

Belork removed as Starke County Treasurer

August 11, 2011

KNOX — Starke County Treasurer Linda Belork was removed from office Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11 by a unanimous decision of Starke County Commissioners Dan Bridegroom, Kathy Norem and Jennifer Davis. This decision came during the second emergency meeting of the day, a joint session of commissioners and the Starke County Council.
Bridegroom, who holds the position of commissioner president, opened the meeting with a summary of events that had taken place earlier in the day.

Blizzard of Miracles: Today is DQ Miracle Treat Day

August 11, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Today, communities throughout the United States and Canada are sharing in some summer treats for a cause.

It’s the sixth annual Miracle Treat Day, and the local DQ Grill & Chill will give a percentage of its Blizzard sales to Riley Hospital for Children.

Plymouth led the fundraising efforts in 2010 by more than $15,000 over other DQs throughout the state. For more than a decade, the Plymouth DQ Grill & Chill has been leading efforts for Riley Hospital for Children over 299 DQs statewide.

Health department may add educator to staff

August 11, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Health Department may soon add another member to their staff.

Wes Burden, health department director, visited the county council meeting Monday to discuss hiring a part-time health educator. Burden said that the state of Indiana is pushing the health department to expand in ways that they don’t have the staff for or that their current staff is not trained on.

Commissioners give termination order for Starke Treasurer employees

August 11, 2011

KNOX — Starke County Commissioners gave the order to terminate all employees in the Starke County Treasurer's office in a public meeting, which was held this morning (Thursday, Aug. 11) and which took place after an emergency executive session of the commissioners.
The termination order was due to an unresolved issue in the 2009 audit by the State Board of Accounts of the Starke County Treasurer's office.
Starke County Commissioner President Dan Bridegroom read a release for members of the media and anyone else in attendance.

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