The Daily Press http://www.thepilotnews.com http://www.thepilotnews.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Pilot News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-07-11T09:50:40-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22053Chickens ruffling feathers in City2014-07-11T09:50:40-04:002014-07-11T09:50:40-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsThe ordinance can be interpreted two ways, making enforcement difficult, the City code enforcement officer said.Plymouth, INNo author availableChickens ruffling feathers in CityThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22053Change0Usable2014-07-11T09:50:40-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22052The Snyders in concert tonight at Centennial Park2014-07-11T09:47:58-04:002014-07-11T09:47:58-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsThough locals still remember them as ‘Southside’ referring to South Bend, Snyder moved his family north to Montreal, Canada in 2007. And the rest of the band, his offspring, have sprouted. His daughter Lorrie, now 18, does vocals and bass and son Philip, 14, still plays the drums. And Denny cut his hair. The ponytail is gone.They’re excited about the release of their new album, ‘Growing Pains’ just released last month in which the youngsters have collaborated a great deal more. Snyder feels the growth of the family as a band is unmistakable on the new album.Snyder, a native of Quebec, took to the road and enlisted his children in his band’s live concerts six years ago. At only 12 years of age at the time, Lorrie had already appeared on two songs in Snyder’s eighth album ‘Full Circle’, winner of blues album of the year in Québec in 2010, and performed at various festivals with him during the summers of 2009 and 2010. Some of these include the Salon du Guitare of the Montréal Jazz Festival, the Mont Tremblant Blues Festival and the Canadian Guitar Festival. Denny’s son, Philip, began playing the drums at three. He first performed with his father at the Boite à Chansons de L’Assomption in October, 2010. The band is now using their given family name, The Snyders. Deeply rooted in Chicago blues, the band crosses many musical styles and influences, making it difficult to categorize their music. They merge such diverse musical elements as blues, rock, funk, francophone pop and even manouche into their sound. Staying true to the roots of the entire group, they are also bilingual and have several songs in French in their repertoire. For more information, check out their website at http://www.the3snyders.com/All Music in the Park concerts are in Centennial Park in the Young Amphitheater. Bring a lawn chair, your favorite beverage and a picnic to enjoy this special music. Gates open at 6 p.m. with the performance at 7:30. All tickets are $10 for adults. Children and students are free. Plymouth, INNo author availableThe Snyders in concert tonight at Centennial ParkThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22052Change0Usable2014-07-11T09:47:58-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22046Open class exhibits accepted July 122014-07-10T19:26:38-04:002014-07-10T19:26:38-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsPlymouth, INNo author availableOpen class exhibits accepted July 12The Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22046Change0Usable2014-07-10T19:26:38-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22039Trial phase begins for Ferguson, Donohue2014-07-10T08:39:49-04:002014-07-10T08:39:49-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsDonohue and Ferguson surrendered to authorities on Monday afternoon. Bond was set at $15,000 each, which was posted quickly.On Tuesday, the defendants appeared in court with Amy Griner, their attorney from Mishawaka.The Judge also set up a pretrial conference date for between the attorneys, and a deadline to submit a plea agreement for Nov. 20. Not guilty pleas were entered by the judge, as is standard procedure, according to the prosecutor’s office.Ferguson and Donohue were indicted earlier this year by the grand jury in relation to charges stemming from the now defunct Stone Creek Homes. Ferguson served as CEO and Donohue was the Chief Financial Officer.After much fanfare about the manufactured homes building business, Stone Creek Homes closed doors unexpectedly almost a year later, allegedly leaving employees unpaid and orders unfilled. Several employees and the owner of a North Dakota business who paid for but did not receive his order.Plymouth, INNo author availableTrial phase begins for Ferguson, DonohueThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22039Change0Usable2014-07-10T08:39:49-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22038Continued revitalization of downtown discussed2014-07-10T08:30:45-04:002014-07-10T08:30:45-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsComing off the successful ribbon cutting ceremony at River Park Square last month, suggestions include expanding the Greenway Trail through the park, acquiring additional houses or businesses to turn into greenspace and pitching empty lots to developers for possible housing. While no decision on any of these was made, there are plans to acquire additional structures located in flood plain areas in 2016.For more on this story, check out today's edition of the Pilot News.Plymouth, INRachael Herbert-VarchettoContinued revitalization of downtown discussedThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22038Change0Usable2014-07-10T08:30:45-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22012The sirens remained silent through the storm2014-07-08T08:38:04-04:002014-07-08T08:38:04-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot News“I have heard some rumblings out in the community about the weather sirens not being activated,” said Commissioner Kevin Overmyer. “Have we found out why or do we know what has happened?”Clyde Avery, of the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency, explained what he knew about the sirens to the commissions as well as concerns over the county's emergency plan not being utilized.Plymouth, INNo author availableThe sirens remained silent through the stormThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22012Change0Usable2014-07-08T08:38:04-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22011Splash pad automation2014-07-08T08:33:06-04:002014-07-08T08:33:06-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsPlymouth, INNo author availableSplash pad automationThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22011Change0Usable2014-07-08T08:33:06-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22003Drowning victim recovered from Lake Maxinkuckee2014-07-07T09:03:24-04:002014-07-07T09:03:24-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsSonar technology was used by Indiana Conservation officers in the search Friday evening, after Lizcano's friends did not notice his absence for around four hours.The drowning is the second in two years at the town beach in Culver, with last year's drowning of a 22-year old Plymouth man taking place just over a week from one year ago (that incident took place July 13, 2013).The most recent incident also comes after a marked increase in safety measures enacted at the beach in terms of lifeguard training and degree of coverage, as well as reduction of depth of buoys at the swimming beach, all in the wake of last year's death.Plymouth, INJeff Kinney, Culver CitizenDrowning victim recovered from Lake MaxinkuckeeThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22003Change0Usable2014-07-07T09:03:24-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:21988City zoning board approves reduced parking, fewer trees for tennis courts2014-07-03T10:52:22-04:002014-07-03T10:51:47-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsThe variances reduces the size of parking spots allocated at the site, eliminates the parking lot islands and gets rid of the requirement to plant trees in the parking area.The board also approved two other applications from a property owner and business in their Tuesday night meeting.Plymouth, INNo author availableCity zoning board approves reduced parking, fewer trees for tennis courtsThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:21988Change0Usable2014-07-03T10:51:47-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:21987National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes in Marshall County2014-07-03T10:46:36-04:002014-07-03T10:46:36-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsThe first tornado registered as an EF-0 with wind peaks of 80 mph. Its path covered a track of 1.3 miles and was approximately 50 yards across. The touch down occurred at 12:40 a.m. just south of the Lear Corporation two miles west/northwest of Plymouth.The second tornado was classified as an EF-1, with wind peaks of 95 mph. It was shorter, only covering a distance of 0.2 miles at approximately 50 yards in width. It touched down at 12:41 a.m. two miles northeast of Plymouth. It touched down near the intersection of Lilac Road and Plymouth-Goshen Trail. There was hardwood tree damage as well as several uprooted trees and structural damage to a shed and a barn.Both tornados are classified as weak on the enhanced Fujita-scale. Plymouth, INNo author availableNational Weather Service confirms two tornadoes in Marshall CountyThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:21987Change0Usable2014-07-03T10:46:36-04:00