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October 24th, 2014

Community access to high school weight room raises concerns

October 24, 2014

LAKEVILLE – A job description for a weight room supervisor brought out concerns about a school policy that may leave the school and students vulnerable on legal and security fronts.

Superintendent Mitchell Mawhorter said the position is justified for several reasons, including because the room is used on a regular basis by students and non-students, without supervision. These non-students are adults who are not affiliated with the school.

In addition, school officials are unsure how many keys to the room are in use.

October 23rd

Common Council, October 27

October 23, 2014

The Common Council will hold their meeting at the Garro Street location at 6:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. or immediately following the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting

• Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer, Roll Call

• Minutes for Approval
• Minutes of Regular Session of October 13, 2014

• Public Hearing – Additional Appropriations Plymouth Public Library

• Unfinished Business
• Reports by Council Members on previous business
• Reports by the Mayor on previous business
• Reports by the City Attorney on previous business

Board of Public Works and Safety, October 27

October 23, 2014

The Board of Public Works and Safety will meet on October 27.


Board of Public Works and Safety
6:00 p.m.

• Call to Order, Roll Call

• Minutes for Approval
• Regular Session of the Board of Public Works and Safety Meeting of October 13, 2014

• Open Qualifications for US EPA Brownsfield Assessment Grant

• Reports
• Board Members – Mayor
• Department Heads
• Utility Superintendent:
• Building Commissioner
• Fire Chief
• Police Chief
• Street Superintendent

Worker injured in Warsaw forklift accident

October 23, 2014

WARSAW — A worker at a processing plant in Warsaw was injured in an accident this morning on the plant's loading docks.

According to a news release from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, deputies and emergency personnel responded today at approximately 11:02 a.m. to the location of the Creighton Brothers Processing Plant, 6500 West Crystal Lake Road, Warsaw, in regards to a forklift accident. Officers were initially advised that an employee was pinned underneath a forklift near the loading-dock portion of the business.

October 22nd

One of accused murderer's victims had ties to Knox

October 22, 2014

KNOX/GARY — Police say an Indiana man has now definitively confessed to killing seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in northwestern Indiana. One of those women previously lived in Knox.

Christine Williams is one of the seven victims identified by Gary police and tied to Darren Vann, 43.

Arrest made in Tippecanoe Valley School break-in

October 22, 2014

SOUTH BEND — Kosciusko County Deputies arrested a South Bend man involved with Monday’s early morning burglary of the Tippecanoe Valley Middle School.

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the assistance of the Kosciusko County D.T.F. and South Bend Metro Special Operations Section, arrested Joseph Luis Stoll II, 30, South Bend, shortly before noon Tuesday. Stoll has preliminarily been charged with felony theft, along with felony burglary with intent, after allegedly breaking and entering into the Tippecanoe Valley Middle School yesterday.

Halloween fun at Plymouth's Haunted Grounds

October 22, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Things will be spooky tomorrow evening as Plymouth Park’s Department annual Haunted Grounds welcomes local families for some Halloween fun.

Many kid friendly activities are planned, including a hayride through the woods, a straw maze and a pumpkin picking patch.

The event takes place near the Freyman shelter near the tennis courts. The fun is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. It is provided free of charge.

Want to know more about this? A detailed story is in today's Pilot News.

Information on missing man sought

October 22, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — Marshall County Police and a local mother are asking the public's help in locating 26-year-old Dylan Wade Bush.

Bush was last seen at his residence on Upas Road at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. He is described as a white male, weighing about 145 pounds and standing five feet, five inches in height. He has brown eyes and blond hair and a praying hands tattoo on the center of his back.

He is believed to be driving a green 1995 Chevy S10 with Indiana plates, TK449MPB.

If seen, please call Marshall County Police at 574-936-3187.

John Glenn School Board talks about balanced calendar option

October 22, 2014

WALKERTON – “I just want to discuss the ins and outs of going to this," John Glenn Schools superintendent Richard Reese told school board members Tuesday evening. "A balanced calendar is not year-round schooling. It’s a balanced approach with longer breaks along the way,”

This was one of the topics discussed at the meeting, and the one which prompted the most attention. No decisions were made or are expected any time soon.

With an example of a balanced school calendar provided by Triton Schools, which is also considering the change, board members considered what would change.

October 21st

Senior Expo changes locations

October 21, 2014

PLYMOUTH — The Senior Expo will be in full swing October 23 at Plymouth High School. From 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., community members can snack on food and goodies while having their inquiries answered.
For the last few years, the expo has been held at the LifePlex. But Jackie Wright, Director of the Marshall County Council on Aging, knew the location needed to be bigger this year.
“The expo has grown and due to the growth and the possibility for future expansion, we needed a larger venue,” said Wright.
The complete article with event details can be found in today's Pilot News.

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