The Daily Press http://thepilotnews.com http://thepilotnews.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Pilot News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-09-02T08:03:40-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22829Little Miss and Mister Blueberry2014-09-02T08:03:40-04:002014-09-02T08:03:40-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsThe boys winners were fifth place Cruz Rosas, fourth place Dolan Berkeypile, third place Ryen Hundt, second place Brylen Vanvactor, and first place Jake Rodriguez.Runners up for the girls were Ava Vanderwheel, Emersyn Adkins, Allysianna Hughes, Elenor Densmore, and Kaeli Reed.The girls winners were fifth place Jocelyn Brennan, fourth place Haley Shafer, third place Charity Mumba, second place Kristen Manges, and first place Taylor Rodriguez.Plymouth, INRachael Herbert-VarchettoLittle Miss and Mister BlueberryThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22829Change0Usable2014-09-02T08:03:40-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22828Bye-Bye Blueberry Festival2014-09-02T07:59:25-04:002014-09-02T07:59:25-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsThe Pilot News asked local superintendents to identify some of the common questions they are receiving about the proposed shift to a balanced calendar. Each school answered differently; at this time, moving to a balanced calendar is a hypothetical move. Each school district and student population is different and may have different requirements than another school.Plymouth, INRachael Herbert-VarchettoBye-Bye Blueberry FestivalThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22828Change0Usable2014-09-02T07:59:25-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22798Bond process cleared for LaVille schools2014-08-29T07:26:11-04:002014-08-29T07:26:11-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsThe money is to be used for necessary construction projects at the schools. Among the projects is the plan to redo the parking lot in the jr.-sr. high school area, beautification of the buildings, and the finishing of the roofing project. The roof was not finished because the funds were allocated to help replace the server that was damaged during the July storm that rolled through the area. Superintendent Mitchell Mawhorter stated that eventually, a thoroughfare will be constructed at the elementary school for the buses to pull around to, making it safer and easier to drop school kids off.Plymouth, INRachael Herbert-VarchettoBond process cleared for LaVille schoolsThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22798Change0Usable2014-08-29T07:26:11-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22797Process of establishing a conservancy district outlined at county lakes council 2014-08-29T07:17:31-04:002014-08-29T07:17:31-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsSince conservancy districts are entities that can employ taxes or user fees, many people were hesitant or wary of the idea; however, guest speaker attorney Ethan Lowe made it clear that conservancy districts are created with a purpose in mind and adhere to strict rules.“Establishment of a conservancy district can be an effective means of dealing with lake management issues, including establishing and enforcing lake levels, implementing effective storm water and surface water management techniques and operating recreational facilities in conjunction with beneficial water management,” explained Lowe in a document passed out to those present, going on to explain that a conservancy district focuses on a resolution of the limited problems for which it is created – problems like earthen dams, weed control, sewage, etc. However, a conservancy district must be created for a purpose, and that purpose cannot change.“In order to implement the district plan, a conservancy district can impose two types of real estate property taxes,” Lowe said. “Conservancy districts are authorized to impose a ‘special benefits tax.’ The special benefits tax is only special in that it applies to all real estate located within the boundaries of the conservancy district and obviously does not apply to real estate located outside of the boundaries of the conservancy district.”This tax is adopted and imposed identically to any real estate property tax, based on the assessed valuation of properties. Plymouth, INNo author availableProcess of establishing a conservancy district outlined at county lakes council The Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22797Change0Usable2014-08-29T07:17:31-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22777County police investigating report of police impersonator2014-08-28T14:04:46-04:002014-08-28T14:04:46-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsIn the press release, police said the incident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 on Plymouth-Goshen Trail south of US 30 just outside of PLymouth. The Marshall County Police received a report of a possible Police Impersonator. There has been only one incident reported which occurred on Saturday, August 16th, 2014, around 5:30pm on Plymouth-Goshen trail south of US30 just outside of Plymouth. The victim reported being pulled over for erratic driving after he swerved to avoid a dog in the roadway. The vehicle was described as a tan possibly metallic newer model Ford Taurus with an older style full light bar on top which displayed flashing red and blue lights. There were no grill lights, spotlight, or decals noticed on the vehicle. The person was described as a male white, 5’11”-6’ tall, stocky, muscular build, with short blonde hair, brown eyes (not wearing glasses). He was wearing what appeared to be some type of uniform, brown pants with dark stripe down the side, dark brown shirt with no patches, badge, or embroidery noticed on the uniform. He was believed to be wearing a black nylon type gun belt with a gun on his right hip. The public is reminded that a Police Officer initiating a traffic stop will be either in a fully marked vehicle with Local, County, or State Police emblems on the vehicles or in the instance of unmarked Police vehicles, the Officer will be wearing a fully marked uniform with Local, County, or State Police emblems and badges on the uniform. There has been only one reported incident in the area. If anyone has had any similar encounters, or possible suspect information, please notify the Marshall County Police Department at 574-936-3187. Plymouth, INNo author availableCounty police investigating report of police impersonatorThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22777Change0Usable2014-08-28T14:04:46-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22756Agenda for Marshall County Commissioners, September 22014-08-28T09:45:47-04:002014-08-28T09:45:47-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsBelow is their proposed agenda.Marshall County CommissionersSeptember 2, 2014 Proposed Agenda 8:30 am Ralph Booker – Plan Director • Brownfield Assessment grant agreement8:45 am Bart Trester-USI • 7th Road update • Metronet update9:00 am Mary Jan Hedman – Metronet • Change order9:15 am Highway Report • Truck bids 9:30 am County Attorney Report –Jim Clevenger 9:45 am County Auditor Report • Minutes • August 4, 2014 • August 18, 2014 • September ClaimsCommissioner ItemsPublic CommentsAdjournmentPlymouth, INNo author availableAgenda for Marshall County Commissioners, September 2The Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22756Change0Usable2014-08-28T09:45:47-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22755VIDEO: Notre Dame names team captains2014-08-28T07:14:44-04:002014-08-28T07:14:44-04:00Copyright 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: Notre Dame names team captainsThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22755Change0Usable2014-08-28T07:14:44-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22754Lakeville farmer okay after lightning strike2014-08-28T07:11:07-04:002014-08-28T07:11:06-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsPhil Shafer, 51, was working on a Bobcat skid loader when at 10:54 a.m., lightning struck near the implement.“We took out a first responder unit, an EMT ambulance, and paramedic ambulance that went. We had a whole team of people there in case you need them,” said Mike Hargreaves, a firefighter and EMT with the Lakeville Volunteer Fire Department.Hargreaves reported that Shafer awake and talking before he was taken to the hospital.“I didn’t see a lot burns, his heart was going real fast. He was shaken up real good,” he said.Shafer was transported to South Bend Memorial Hospital, which has a trauma center that specializes in serious conditions. Shafer was kept under observation, treated and discharged later that day.Hargreaves stated that the danger with electricity is that it can be difficult to see what damage has been caused until later, including heart and nervous system issues. Plymouth, INRachael Herbert-VarchettoLakeville farmer okay after lightning strikeThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22754Change0Usable2014-08-28T07:11:06-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22753US HIghway 31 named in memory of late state legislator2014-08-28T07:06:30-04:002014-08-28T07:06:30-04:00Copyright 2010 The Pilot NewsThe new piece of highway is estimated to save Hoosiers 30 minutes driving time when US 31 is fully completed in 2015.Among the VIPS were Governor Mike Pence and U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski, as well as the late Representative’s widow and other sons and daughters. The lawmaker’s name now graces a portion of US 31 as the Richard W. Mangus Memorial Highway,“On behalf of the Mangus family, we want to thank you for having a portion of US 31 named after Richard Mangus. US 31 had a huge impact on the family,” Ron Mangus stated.Mangus travelled an estimated 900 trips from his home to the statehouse, covering 225,000 miles and 5,000 hours in his car. Ron stated this father would have saved about 900 hours on the road had he lived to utilize the new highway.Commencing the ceremony, Pence signed into executive order stating that the dedicated portion was now named the Richard W. Mangus Memorial Highway.Plymouth, INRachael Herbert-VarchettoUS HIghway 31 named in memory of late state legislatorThe Pilot Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22753Change0Usable2014-08-28T07:06:30-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:22752Blueberry Festival parking fee increasing2014-08-28T06:57:16-04:002014-08-28T06:57:16-04:00The parking lots and grassy areas at PHS have been used since the 1980’s as the official parking for the festival. However, it wasn’t until 1992 that the organizers began keeping data. In the past 21 years, the official parking during the festival has brought in $525,000.Charlotte Tyree, the schools’ liaison between PHS and the Blueberry Festival Committee, said there have been discussions over the last 10 years concerning a price increase, but due to the economy, the matter was put on hold until now. Profits from the parking are divided among PHS clubs and organizations that help during the festival (50 percent), the Blueberry Festival (30 percent), and the Moose Lodge (20 percent). No dateline availableNo author availableBlueberry Festival parking fee increasingNo source availableurn:publicid:dailypress.com:22752Change0Usable2014-08-28T06:57:16-04:00