The Daily Press http://thepilotnews.com http://thepilotnews.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Pilot News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-09-12T15:03:51-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:23000Chili Ham and Bean Dinner2014-09-12T15:03:51-04:002014-09-12T15:03:51-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsChili Ham Friday Sept: 12th5-7 pmBourbon Park Pavilion, E, Sunset St. $ 4.00 per person. Plymouth, INNo author availableChili Ham and Bean DinnerThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:23000Change0Usable2014-09-12T15:03:51-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22997North Webster bank robbery under investigation2014-09-12T13:11:59-04:002014-09-12T11:55:22-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsNORTH WEBSTER — The North Webster Police Department, along with the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department, are currently investigating a bank robbery that occurred this morning in North Webster.Officials investigating the Key Bank robbery located in North Webster this morning have stated that they are interested in locating a vehicle seen prior to the incident. Detectives are looking for a gold colored, SUV cross-over style vehicle, potentially a Pontiac Aztek. Officers believe that this vehicle may be connected to the robbery as it was viewed driving near the bank just minutes prior (Photo of similar vehicle attached).At approximately 9:17 a.m., officers were notified of a robbery at the Key Bank located at Lance's New Market grocery store, North Webster, according to a press release issued by Kosciusko County police. Officers from multiple agencies converged into the area, which included units from the Indiana State Police, Indiana Conservation Officers, North Webster, Winona Lake, and the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department.Bank officials have initially advised scene detectives that a male, Caucasian, approximately 6 feet tall, thin build, entered into the bank on foot, and demanded cash. He was also described as wearing a tan, full-length, cover-all, along with a dark colored, sweatshirt underneath with the hood pulled over his head. Officers also stated the suspect had on a dark colored ball cap, dark colored, sunglasses, along with a handkerchief covering his lower face. It also appeared that the suspect might have been wearing a potential mask of some type over his facial area.The suspect fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of currency, and a K-9 unit has been brought to the scene. No bank employees were injured during the robbery.Police are asking if any one might have potential information regarding the robbery or suspect, to call the Kosciusko County 911 Center at 574-267-5667 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-342-STOP (South Bend office).Plymouth, INNo author availableNorth Webster bank robbery under investigationThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22997Change0Usable2014-09-12T11:55:22-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22996Argos Community Schools School Board Meeting, September 172014-09-12T11:30:33-04:002014-09-12T11:30:33-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsBelow is their proposed agenda.Argos Community SchoolsExecutive School Board Meeting AgendaWednesday, September 17, 2014Place: School Administration Building Time: 6:45 p.m.1. Call to Order Time2. To Discuss a Job Performance Evaluation of Individual Employees Pursuant to IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(9) .3. Adjournment TimeArgos Community SchoolsPublic Hearing AgendaWednesday, September 17, 2014Place: School Administration Building Time: Immediately FollowingExecutive Session1. Call to Order Time2. Consider $700,000 Additional Appropriation on account of proposed CapitalImprovements and the Issuance and Sale of General Obligation BondsMotion Second (Discussion) Vote3. Public Hearing and Adoption of 2015 Capital Projects and Bus Replacement Plans, andTax Neutrality ResolutionMotion Second (Discussion) Vote4. Adjournment TimeArgos Community SchoolsRegular School Board Meeting AgendaWednesday, September 17, 2014Place: School Administration Building Time: Immediately FollowingPublic Hearing1. Call to Order Time2. Pledge of Allegiance3. Approval of MinutesA. Regular Session, August 18, 2014Motion Second (Discussion) Vote4. Communication From Patrons5. Elementary Reading Rewards Fundraiser Presentation6. Approve Personnel ChangesA. Employment1. Jennifer Lee, Contract Renewal for Director of Finance2. Kelsie Hollabaugh, JV Girls Basketball Coach3. Eugene Snyder, Varsity Girls Basketball Assistant4. Tina Zechiel, 7th 5. Josh Overmyer, 6th Grade Boys Basketball Coach6. Ted Redinger, 5th Grade Boys Basketball Coach7. Bill Mills, Volunteer Jr. High Assistant Soccer Coach8. Galen Miller, Volunteer Elementary Basketball Assistant9. Craig Ellis, Volunteer Jr. High Boys Basketball Assistant10. Joe Manikowski, Volunteer Jr. High Boys Basketball Assistant11. Joe Kindig, Volunteer 5th Grade Boys Basketball Assistant12. Patricia VanDerWeele, Title I Aide to assist in kindergarten13. Julie Miller, Part-Time Dish Room Sprayer14. Erin Eastgate, Junior Class Sponsor (to be shared with Shari Bloom)B. Resignations1. Josh Overmyer, 5th Grade Girls 2. Kelsie Hollabaugh, Varsity Girls Basketball Assistant3. Eugene Snyder, JV Girls Basketball Coach4. Angela Resendez, Middle Level Advisor for BPAMotion Second (Discussion) Vote7. Approve Overnight Field Trip RequestsA. FFA1. State Leadership Conference, Trafalgar, IN, October 10-12, 20142. State Soils Contest, Corydon, IN, October 16-18, 20143. National FFA Convention, Louisville, KY, October 29-31, 20144. State Leadership Conference, Trafalgar, IN, November 7-9, 20145. Livestock Judging Contest, Indianapolis, IN, December 5-6, 2014Motion Second (Discussion) Vote8. Approve ClaimsMotion Second (Discussion) Vote9. Financial Reports10. Professional Development ReportsA. Melody Avery, CPR Instructor ValidationB. Teri Sabanski, Indiana IEP Training11. Superintendent CommentsA. Principal Report for Gr. 7-12B. Principal Report for Gr. K-612. Board Comments13. Adjournment TimePlymouth, INNo author availableArgos Community Schools School Board Meeting, September 17The Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22996Change0Usable2014-09-12T11:30:33-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22995New curriculum standards in place at LaVille2014-09-12T09:22:40-04:002014-09-12T09:22:40-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsThe general assembly had rejected the Common Core standards in response to push back from Indiana residents. The standards are going into effect this year and will directly impact the school, forcing them to move quickly to implement them.Hill stated that 70 percent of the College and Career Readiness standards draw on the Common Core standards as their base.Hill reported that 30 percent of high school graduates cannot pass the ASVAB nationwide. The purpose of the standards change is to help the students learn to retain the information better. Hill asserted that it is not only creating memorization, but to also teach them to think critically, analyze and synthesize the work in front of them.“The old standards taught you how to do something, how to add fractions, and that’s an important skill…50 percent of high school graduates can’t tell you 1/5 and 1/8, which one is bigger,” said Hill to demonstrate his point. “They can add fractions, but they don’t understand them, and it’s that way with many concepts in both English and math. [State officials] want students not only to understand the what, but the why.”Plymouth, INRachael Herbert-VarchettoNew curriculum standards in place at LaVilleThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22995Change0Usable2014-09-12T09:22:40-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22994If IRS calls, it's likely a scam2014-09-12T09:02:01-04:002014-09-12T09:02:01-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsOne hundred fifty-nine Hoosiers have reported received unsolicited calls from scammers claiming to be the IRS to Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office. According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s department, the department has received no calls from residents reporting scam incidents at this time. It is estimated that the nation-wide scam has cost Americans $5 million total.Potential victims may receive a call from a party claiming to be the IRS and that monies owed to the agency must be paid immediately, as well as a claim that victims are entitled to a large refund.What makes the call appear convincing is that caller ID can be spoofed with a legitimate number to look as if the IRS is calling. Scammers may also be able to recite the last four digits of an individuals social security number. Residents can know the call is false as the IRS does not initiate contact over the phone. The IRS will contact an individual through official correspondence by mail, and the agency will not request credit card, debit card, or other monetary payment over the phone.Plymouth, INRachael Herbert-VarchettoIf IRS calls, it's likely a scamThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22994Change0Usable2014-09-12T09:02:01-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22992Boil order issued for Argos' water customers2014-09-12T08:18:16-04:002014-09-12T08:18:16-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsAccording to the notice, an equipment malfunction in the Argos Water Department caused water pressure to be lost early this morning. "When this happens we must issue a Boil Order for all town residents. A boil order means that water for drinking and cooking must be boiled before consuming," the Town's press release advised.Plymouth, INNo author availableBoil order issued for Argos' water customersThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22992Change0Usable2014-09-12T08:18:16-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22962State Education Supertintendent visits Plymouth School2014-09-11T12:47:42-04:002014-09-11T12:47:42-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsRitz visited the school to personally view the WWII Veterans videos sophomore students worked on as part of a project with the Marshall County HIstorical Museum. The students interviewed WWII Veterans from Marshall County and video recorded those interviews. Students then edited each interview down to a five minute clip for the museum. The museum will use the videos in their recently reorganized military room. The videos will add a living element to the room of artifacts.The American Perspective class students are also creating 30 minute videos of each interview that will be submitted to the Library of Congress. The museum staff is working with WSOI staff to submit the application to have the videos added to the library. Ritz, as well as a representative from Sen. Joe Donnelly’s office, informed WSOI staff that they will write letters of recommendation to be included in the application.Read the expanded version of this story in today's Pilot News.Plymouth, INDiona EskewState Education Supertintendent visits Plymouth SchoolThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22962Change0Usable2014-09-11T12:47:42-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22959VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks2014-09-11T10:11:54-04:002014-09-11T10:11:54-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot News<script type="text/javascript"async src="http://launch.newsinc.com/js/embed.js" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Plymouth, INNo author availableVIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 AttacksThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22959Change0Usable2014-09-11T10:11:54-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22958Elected officials react to President's speech2014-09-11T08:05:35-04:002014-09-11T07:52:18-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsDAN COATS (R-IN)WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Coats (R-IN), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, tonight issued the following statement after President Obama’s speech about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL):“The president’s speech was a sharp, welcome reversal to his previous comments on foreign policy. He has finally grasped the true nature of the threat that ISIL poses, and his response to begin the process of taking down this so-called caliphate is welcome news. “The president incorporated in his speech many of the elements I have called for and that are necessary to achieve success. One is pursuing ISIL forces wherever they are, rather than his previous policy of using force only in Iraq. Also, the president’s call for coalition building is essential, but it is critical that moderate Muslim states play a significant role in this effort. “The president’s plan seemed to limit ground forces to the Iraqi Army and Syrian Free Army, both of which have not shown that they can match up to ISIL. The key here is to be resolute in doing what is necessary to defeat to ISIL. The president’s reference to using the same strategy we are using in Yemen and Somalia must be put in the context of the limited success we are having in these countries. “The American people need to understand that if we are to be successful, we are in for a long and protracted effort that will require a resolute commitment from the United States. The region and the world are looking to America and to President Obama for leadership.”=============================================JOE DONNELLY (D-IN)U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly issued the following statement last night after President Obama addressed the nation regarding the threat of ISIS and plans for U.S. military action to combat the violent extremist group. “ISIS is an extremely violent group that poses an ongoing, serious threat to the Middle East, the U.S., and our allies around the world. I support ongoing and future airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, and I support the President’s new proposal for airstrikes in Syria. “The U.S. is not alone in the fight against ISIS. They are a threat to us all, without regard for international borders or the rule of law. I agree with the president that it is important to engage our allies around the world and especially in the Middle East, but we must act quickly. Among all our partners in this fight, none is more critical right now than the Iraqi government in Baghdad. It is essential to addressing the threat of ISIS that Iraq’s leadership send a strong message of inclusion to Iraq’s religious and ethnic minorities. Prime Minister Abadi must work swiftly to build an inclusive coalition government, as well as effective security partnerships with Sunni tribal groups to counter ISIS. “I believe that President Obama has existing authority to take the actions he outlined tonight. I do, however, think that that the President’s ability to respond forcefully and effectively to protect American interests would be strengthened by seeking authorization from Congress.”=============================JACKIE WALORSKI (R-IN)WASHINGTON D.C. - Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02), member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after hearing President Obama’s address to the nation on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): “While I agree with the president on the destruction of ISIL, there are many questions that have been left unanswered. Tonight’s message was an ‘about face’ from the presidents’ previous comments about the growing threat of terrorism. In fact, the lack of leadership from the administration has led to a foreign policy vacuum which groups like ISIL have filled. I firmly believe that Congress must have a say in any major decision of war and peace because the American people must have a voice. That’s why I’ll be participating in a classified briefing tomorrow morning to gather more information and going back to my district to hear from Hoosiers. I’m also supporting a measure to revoke U.S. citizens’ passports that are affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations. Traitors who have turned against America and joined the ranks of the terrorist army like ISIL should not be permitted to return to the United States to potentially inflict harm at home. I remain committed to the defense of this nation and believe that Congressional oversight of the president’s decisions are crucial.”Plymouth, INNo author availableElected officials react to President's speechThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22958Change0Usable2014-09-11T07:52:18-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22957Coroner asks for additional funds2014-09-11T06:52:28-04:002014-09-11T06:52:28-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsThe Marshall County Coroner requested an additionally $26,500 in funding. Of that $21,000 is for autopsy supplies, $4,000 for toxicology, $1,000 for radiology and $500 for morgue supplies.“We came to request an additional appropriation initially because we are already at a deficit of approximately $5,000,” said Bill Cleavenger, coroner. “Since that request for additional appropriations, we have had an additional three autopsies.”There have been 74 cases so far this year. Cleavenger said, “If we continue to go at the pace we are going, we are going to need this money. Also in addition to the autopsy because part of the autopsy is toxicology and radiology.”Cleavenger also explained that the morgue supplies were for body pouches. The pouches cost $40 a piece and come in boxes of six. “This is just one of the bad years, it looks like,” said Cleavenger.The council approved the request for additional appropriations unanimously.Plymouth, INDiona EskewCoroner asks for additional fundsThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22957Change0Usable2014-09-11T06:52:28-04:00