The new probation officer hired in Marshall County will make significantly less than the veteran who vacated the position. The county council set a starting salary of $16.44 an hour for the new hire, who will also be on a 90 day probationary period at 90-percent pay. The officer who left was making $22.22 an hour. Marshall County Council members noted the new hire will work his way up to a higher wage during his time of employment. Auditor Penny Lukenbill told the council it’s been quite some time since new employees have been hired and sought guidance on a pay scale for them.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.