The Daily Press The Pilot News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-09-16T11:04:42-04:00 limit reduction coming soon2014-09-16T11:04:42-04:002014-09-16T11:04:42-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsPlymouth, INNo author availableSpeed limit reduction coming soonThe Pilot High School improvement plans2014-09-16T10:57:11-04:002014-09-16T10:57:11-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsThe main goals for the school are:• Goal #1 is to improve English/Language Arts meeting standards (passing) of ECA and ISTEP+ to at least 90 percent.• Goal #2 is to implement “Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports”.• Goal #3 is to implement/develop Early College: A Pathway to Success.Plymouth, INNo author availableTriton High School improvement plansThe Pilot arrested in Argos on drug charges2014-09-16T10:52:39-04:002014-09-16T10:52:39-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsPlymouth, INNo author availableFour arrested in Argos on drug chargesThe Pilot Monday night matchup: Colts vs. Eagles2014-09-15T15:05:00-04:002014-09-15T15:05:00-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot News<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Plymouth, INNo author availableVIDEO: Monday night matchup: Colts vs. EaglesThe Pilot 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 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 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 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 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 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