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These reader submitted stories are 'Frightful Tales' - ADULTS

October 31, 2014

The Pilot News sponsored a Halloween story contest for adults, teens and children 12 and younger. Here are all the entries submitted in the contest.

WINNER: Thorn Street: A Halloween Story

By John W. Vander Velden

Police officer training key to success

October 31, 2014

An edited version of this story ran in the Pilot News on 10-30. Here is the complete article.

You see them on the highway, city streets, parking lots, businesses, schools, everywhere and they aren’t going anywhere either. They are here within our community all around us to stay.

Marshall County Commissioners meeting, November 3

October 31, 2014

The Marshall County Commissioners will hold their regular meeting November 3.

Marshall County Commissioners
November 3, 2014
Proposed Agenda

8:30 am Brenda Harper
• United Way campaign

8:35 am Bart Trester-USI
• 7th Road update
• Metronet update
• Jefferson Street Bridge update

8:45 am Highway Report

9:00 am County Attorney Report –Jim Clevenger

9:15 am County Auditor Report
• Minutes - October 20, 2014
• November Claims

Commissioner Items
• Umbaugh contract

Public Comments

Adjournment

VIDEO: The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets

October 31, 2014

Halloween is the perfect time to have fun, pet owners! Why not let your pet in on the fun with a new costume this season.

October 30th

Ruth L. Truex

October 30, 2014

Ruth L. Truex
Oct. 20, 1919 - Oct. 25, 2014
KNOX — Mrs. Ruth Louise Truex, 95, formerly of Portage, Plymouth, LaPaz and Knox passed away at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at Golden Living Center of La Porte. She was born on Oct. 20, 1919 in Cook County, Ill.
Ruth and William M. Truex were married on July 26, 1926 in Marion. He passed away in 1981.

Death notice 10-30-14

October 30, 2014

Clifford E. Scarberry
Oct. 28, 2014
BOURBON — Clifford E. Scarberry, 70, of Bourbon, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Arrangements are pending at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home.

Halloween is a dangerous time for children

October 30, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS - Ghosts, goblins and monsters will soon walk Indiana neighborhoods in search of candy.

And while Halloween is a time for fun and treats, it's also a night full of dangerous situations.

Kate Carr, president and CEO of the advocacy group Safe Kids Worldwide, says on average, twice as many children are killed on Beggar's Night compared to other times of the year.

She says there are more cars on the road, children are excited and it's dark outside, so parents need to be proactive.

Terms of City contract with Blueberry Festival in negotiations

October 30, 2014

PLYMOUTH — A contract outlining a continued arrangement between the city of Plymouth and the Marshall County Blueberry Festival is being negotiated.

Neither side would divulge details about what is being contested by the Blueberry Festival, but an agreement is expected soon. The Blueberry Festival rejected the contract at a board meeting earlier this month.

the current contract on file ends this year. It was a three year contract requiring the festival to pay $31,000 each year in rental fees. The contract also requires the festival to maintain a $5 million insurance coverage policy.

Rockies return home for sectional semis

October 30, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth’s Rockies have to feel that there is no place like home and living to play another week at the Rockpile has brought the reward of 7-2 South Bend St. Joseph.
The Indians come to Plymouth having lost back to back games in week five and six against Marian (8-2) and Penn (10-0). Last week they survived an opening round playoff scare at home against Hobart. They were able to do all that while replacing 10 starters from a year ago.

October 29th

Carol Marie Kipfer

October 29, 2014

Carol Marie Kipfer
Sept. 29, 1927 - Oct. 27, 2014
BREMEN — Carol Marie Kipfer of Bremen passed away on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wakarusa. She was born Sept. 29, 1927 to Lawrence and Jennie (Kring) Yocum. She married Robert Kipfer in October of 1946.
Carol is survived by four children, Janet (Dennis) Keck of Middlebury, Larry (Constance) Kipfer, Jill (John) Yeager, and Lon (Deb) Kipfer all of Bremen.
She will be missed by her 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

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