The Daily Press The Pilot News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-11-26T13:28:19-05:00 State road 17 closed2014-11-26T13:28:19-05:002014-11-26T12:51:27-05:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsPlymouth, INNo author availableBREAKING: State road 17 closedThe Pilot to pucker-up2014-11-26T06:32:30-05:002014-11-26T06:32:30-05:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsPlymouth, INNo author availableTime to pucker-upThe Pilot Revitalization Dec. 32014-11-25T13:40:57-05:002014-11-25T13:40:57-05:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsTheir proposed agenda is posted.AGENDACITY OF PLYMOUTHDOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION MEETINGWednesday, December 3, 2014_________________________________________________________Plymouth Community Schools___5:30 P.M. Administration Building611 Berkley Dr, Plymouth1. Call to Order2. Roll Call3. Minutes of the November 5, 2014 meeting4. New downtown ideas5. Other Business6. AdjournmentPlymouth, INNo author availableDowntown Revitalization Dec. 3The Pilot Karma2014-11-24T14:45:28-05:002014-11-24T14:45:28-05:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsTom Sampson and his wife Juli were trying to figure our what path they would take in life 24 years ago. Sampson's love for music led him to the idea of opening up a record store, since Plymouth didn't have one. Karma Records has been a stepping stone in the lives of many young employees whom themselves, are (now) leaving their own footprints. Employees have gone on in their careers thanks to the support they received from Sampson. The supportive and caring nature comes naturally. Sampson is a family man, with 3 children, which carries over into his business and how he interacts with his employees. "I definitely think he teaches his employees great work ethics. He knows when to joke and have fun with them but isn't afraid to jump in with the occasional, 'I'm not your dad or anything but...' speech," said current employee Jennelle Wade. "He genuinely cares about all of his employees." Facebook has been one of the newest avenues Sampson has taken to draw in new customers. Sharing updates about what is new in the store, specials and creating conversation.In the digital world Sampson keeps Karma Records alive. "All the other stores that stuck with just music closed their doors or went bankrupt so we had to adapt," said Sampson. "We've had to expand our selection beyond just music."That expanded merchandise includes skateboarding supplies, apparel for men, women and children, scented candles and candle holders, incense and incense burners, jewelry and body jewelry, books, band  merchandise, stickers, poster and more. Karma Records also will order any CD that is not in stock for a customer. Another neat thing that a shopper can do at Karma is create their own custom CD with 1,000s of songs to chose from.The plymouth location is not the only place to find Karma. There is another location in Warsaw. While the stores do not share an owner they share roots. "We bought the original corporate Karma in Warsaw in 1991 but decided to sell it in '97. Once the new owner closed in 2008 we started a new Karma from the ground up in 2009. We have since sold that one again in 2012 but we are happy to see that it's still going strong," said Sampson.Karma has been a constant figure in Plymouth for more than two decades. Sampson doesn't plan on that changing anytime soon. When asked where he sees the business in five to 10 years he responded with, "Still open hopefully (while chuckling). I never thought we would last this long but we have had loyal customers. Hopefully we will continue to find what the customers want."For those considering following their entrepreneur dreams and open their own business Sampson has one piece of advice."Make sure you love what you're doing because if you don't, life can be pretty rough."Visit Karma Records on Facebook @ or stop by and check out the merchandise.Plymouth, INNo author availableGood KarmaThe Pilot IASP Principal of the Year2014-11-24T08:03:32-05:002014-11-24T07:59:36-05:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsPlymouth, INNo author available2014 IASP Principal of the YearThe Pilot store in Knox closing forever2014-11-21T09:03:15-05:002014-11-21T09:03:15-05:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsA U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas Texas approved an order this week that authorized three liquidators to to oversee the “going out of business” sales for each of Alcos 198 stores: Great American Group LLC, Tiger Capital Group LLC and SB Capital Group LLC will arrange for the sale of more than 260 million dollars of inventory, beginning Friday, Nov. 21.In October, Alco Stores filed Chapter 11 protection in the Northern District of Texas federal bankruptcy court.Locally, sales will start at five to 30 percent off. Groceries, housewares and essentials will remain fully stocked for a limited time, while the remaining inventory is sold. The liquidation process is expected to go quickly. Alco employees locally have been given Jan. 31, 2015 as the last day of possible business at the Knox location.Plymouth, INNo author availableAlco store in Knox closing foreverThe Pilot bomb threat received at Culver Comm. High School2014-11-20T23:26:52-05:002014-11-20T23:26:52-05:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsAs was the case Wednesday afternoon, a hand-written note in one of the boys' restrooms at the school was discovered Thursday after school, according to Bean, who contacted the Culver Citizen from the school building around 10:30 p.m., where police are searching the building and planning to bring a bomb-sniffing dog. School officials are also on the scene or in communication with police, Bean affirmed. In answer to concerns on the part of several parents, Bean also said that school officials have confirmed that those students choosing to stay home from school Friday due to the incident, will not have that absence counted against them, though as of this writing, school was still scheduled to proceed as usual. "We're acting on it as a serious concern," said Bean. "We're doing what we can within our means."Bean urged anyone with information on either incident -- Wednesday's or Thursday's bomb threat -- to contact the Culver police department at 574-842-2525. Plymouth, INJeff KenneySecond bomb threat received at Culver Comm. High SchoolThe Pilot crossing signals2014-11-20T07:39:09-05:002014-11-20T07:38:18-05:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsPlymouth, INDiona EskewRailroad crossing signalsThe Pilot Irish Look to Stop Skid vs Louisville | ND Football Report2014-11-20T07:13:28-05:002014-11-20T07:11:47-05:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsPlymouth, INNo author availableVIDEO: Irish Look to Stop Skid vs Louisville | ND Football ReportThe Pilot Comm. High School evacuated after bomb threat2014-11-19T15:09:48-05:002014-11-19T15:09:48-05:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsCulver Community Schools superintendent Dr. Vicki McGuire told the Culver Citizen that a handwritten note on the stall in a boys' restroom said a bomb was in the building. A custodian confirmed the note had not been there the night before, so safety procedures were initiated and students evacuated. Parents were contacted to pick up their children at another location, and school dismissed early, while Culver and Marshall County police began a search of the building. "I'm very proud of all the staff and students for the way they were eager to do the right thing," said McGuire, shortly after the incident. "We took care of all our students."Culver, INJeff KenneyCulver Comm. High School evacuated after bomb threatThe Pilot