Marshall County now has a full-time veterans services officer. The county council approved the recommendation of the commissioners to make Pam Schweizer-Betz a full-time employee with benefits. The benefit package will cost well over $10,000, including health, life and dental insurance, long-term disability and retirement. Council President Matt Hassell noted that demand has been up for the past year, and hours have been increased to reflect it. He expects that demand to continue with two recent wars.
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.