The Daily Press The Pilot News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-10-24T11:56:41-04:00 Drainage Board to meet November 62014-10-24T11:56:41-04:002014-10-24T11:56:41-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsSTARKE COUNTY SURVEYOR’S OFFICEDENNIS ESTOK SURVEYOR53 EAST MOUND STREETKNOX, INDIANA 46534574-772-9135NOVEMBER 2014 DRAINAGE BOARD MEETINGSSTARKE/PULASKI--------------------THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2014 @ 8:30 A.M.STARKE, STARKE/MARSHALL, AND 3-COUNTY DRAINAGE BOARD WILL NOT MEET IN NOVEMBERALL MEETINGS ARE HELD IN THE COMMISSIONERS MEETING ROOM IN THE ANNEX BUILDINGALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLICALL MEETING TIMES ARE LOCAL/ CENTRAL TIMEPlymouth, INNo author availableStarke/Pulaski Drainage Board to meet November 6The Pilot the feral cat population2014-10-24T10:13:37-04:002014-10-24T09:19:15-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsNeuter Scooter makes controlling the cat population a little easier by offering services that are affordable and convenient. It will be in Marshall County on Nov. 4 and again on Dec. 5, providing services at the Webster Center on Webster Street on Plymouth’s south side. The location was approved during a previous Park Board meeting because the organization needs an climate controlled facility. Cats are checked in in the morning and picked up that afternoon to continue recovery at home. Kittens that are 8 weeks and older are able to be fixed. Every procedure is done by a licensed veterinarian.The cost is $50 per cat to fix. True feral cats can be fixed for $20. The veterinarian will have final say on whether or not a cat is a true feral. Feral cats are wild and can be caught in live traps and brought in.The Marshall County Humane Society is not directly affiliated with Neuter Scooter. The Humane Society cannot trap cats and does not have any extra live traps to loan out. Director Nancy Cox commented that Grand Rental Station has ones that can be rented and Tractor Supply Company has ones for sale at a reasonable cost.“When people take the responsibility of feeding stray cats they can take that one step further and get them fixed,” said Cox. “It is the best thing for the cat and the resident because it reduces the cat population and in the long run saves the resident money on cat food because there will be less strays.”The Parks Department approved of three clinics to be held at the Webster Center. The first two have already been scheduled and the third will be scheduled in the future.Each day of Neuter Scooter the veterinarian is able to sterilize approximately 100 cats. Individuals that are concerned about the cat population can donate funds through the website ( and select to have the funds made available to the Plymouth clinic. This allows the veterinarian to access the funds for sterilization of feral cats.Plymouth, INDiona EskewControling the feral cat populationThe Pilot up of this weekend's Halloween activities2014-10-24T09:01:33-04:002014-10-24T09:01:33-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot News• Plymouth Public Library's annual “Trick or Treat Open House” also from 1 to 3 p.m.• The Newton Center in Lakeville's Haunted School continues from 8 to 11 p.m., Friday, Oct.24 and Saturday, Oct. 25. Entry is $5.• Haunted Horse Barn at the Argos Fairgrounds is 7 - 10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $2 per person. • City/Town Trick or treating times: 5-7 p.m., Friday Oct. 31. (includesPlymouth, INRachael Herbert-VarchettoRound up of this weekend's Halloween activitiesThe Pilot access to high school weight room raises concerns2014-10-24T08:52:16-04:002014-10-24T08:52:16-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsSuperintendent 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.The easy access to the room creates problems, board members said. These include student safety, school security and liability issues that involve someone getting hurt or if inappropriate conduct occurs.Plymouth, INRachael Herbert-VarchettoCommunity access to high school weight room raises concernsThe Pilot Council, October 272014-10-23T16:38:49-04:002014-10-23T16:38:49-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot News6:30 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 • Ordinances on Second – Third Readings • Resolutions presented by either the City Attorney or the Clerk-Treasurer • Tabled Ordinances, Resolutions, Other Items • New Business • Reports by Council Members • Reports by the Mayor • Reports by the City Attorney: • Reports by the Clerk-Treasurer • Reports by Department Heads • Ordinances on first reading presented by the City Attorney • Resolutions presented by either the City Attorney or the Clerk-Treasurer • Res 2014-633, Additional Appropriation Resolution • Other business: Acceptance of Donation from Stockberger Trucking, LLC for Fire Department • Privilege of the Floor (Directed only to Agenda Items) • Acceptance of Communications • Minutes of the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting of October 13, 2014 • Minutes of the Redevelopment Commission of September 16, 2014 • AdjournmentPlymouth, INNo author availableCommon Council, October 27The Pilot of Public Works and Safety, October 272014-10-23T16:31:51-04:002014-10-23T16:31:51-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsAGENDABoard of Public Works and Safety6:00 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 • City Engineer: Pioneer Drive • City Attorney: Consideration of Metronet Zing’s Proposal for Use of Space at West Water TowerPartial Acceptance of Completed Metronet ConduitApproval of Montgomery/Aqua Villas, Inc. Settlement and Dedication of Waterlines and Fire Hydrants • Secretary and Finance Officer: Loretta Back request for loading zone parking on Madison StMike Delp request to burn brush pileLinda Clevenger Red Ribbon Week request • Approval of Claims • Other Business: Ratification of Executive Order 2014-01 Temporary Closure of Garro street for Halloween Event • Acceptance of CommunicationsPlymouth, INNo author availableBoard of Public Works and Safety, October 27The Pilot injured in Warsaw forklift accident2014-10-23T14:47:37-04:002014-10-23T14:44:14-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsAccording 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. Mentone and Multi-Township E.M.S. arrived at the scene and located the victim, Arnold Shepherd, 52, Warsaw, who had a visible open compound fracture and injury to both legs. Shepherd was immediately transported to Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, in serious condition.K.C.S.D. officials stated that a preliminary investigation has determined that a semi-tractor/trailer had initially backed into the loading dock area at the Creighton Brother Processing Plant, driven by Robert Carlton, Burleson, Texas. Calrton purportedly noticed that he had backed his trailer into the loading dock at an slight angle, and proceeded to pull forward in an attempt to straighten the vehicle. At apparently the same time, Arnold Shepherd had begun to drive forward and into the enclosed semi-trailer unit with a forklift. During the course of movements, the forklift fell from the open-end of the trailer. Shepherd was subsequently ejected from the forklift and pinned underneath the 2,000 lb. unit.Plymouth, INNo author availableWorker injured in Warsaw forklift accidentThe Pilot of accused murderer's victims had ties to Knox2014-10-22T13:58:24-04:002014-10-22T13:58:24-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsChristine Williams is one of the seven victims identified by Gary police and tied to Darren Vann, 43. Gary Police Chief Larry McKinley also told a news conference Tuesday that authorities have enough evidence to charge Darren Vann, 43, with murder in at least three more of the cases involving bodies discovered in abandoned buildings around the city over the weekend. McKinley said those charges were expected to be filed within a few days.Vann was arrested over the weekend after a missing person's report led police to a body in a bathtub at a Motel 6 in Hammond. He confessed to that murder and directed police to six more bodies. The first murder charge was filed against him on Monday.Plymouth, INCheryl PatrickOne of accused murderer's victims had ties to KnoxThe Pilot made in Tippecanoe Valley School break-in2014-10-22T08:22:07-04:002014-10-22T08:22:07-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsKosciusko 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. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Deputies Chris Anderson and Cpl. Brandon Hepler were able to locate several items associated with the burglary incident inside Stoll’s vehicle, which was located in the parking lot of the Motel 6 along U.S 933 in the city of South Bend. Numerous tips had been provided to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department within the last 24 hours that assisted deputies in the subsequent arrest. Stoll is currently being held on a $10,000 bond in the Kosciusko County Jail. The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department was also assisted by the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office during the investigation.Plymouth, INNo author availableArrest made in Tippecanoe Valley School break-inThe Pilot fun at Plymouth's Haunted Grounds2014-10-22T08:15:18-04:002014-10-22T08:15:18-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsMany 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.Plymouth, INDiona EskewHalloween fun at Plymouth's Haunted GroundsThe Pilot