Funeral services for 41-year-old Brian Lee Miller, of Logansport, Indiana will be Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. ET at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac, Indiana. Visitation is Tuesday one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.
The pair pleaded guilty to the offense as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.
The office will house two centers and a number of specialty programs. The Small Business Development Center and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center will work to provide integrated resources and consulting services to businesses in Indiana that have fewer than 500 employees.
The Knox Board of Public Works approved a utility bill credit for Reagent Chemical.
Knox City Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston explained that a coding error occurred and the industry was billed $397.74 more than necessary. A decimal point in the wrong spot was reportedly to blame and was picked up by the staff.
Entries for the goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep and swine livestock competition start the day off at 5 a.m. and run til 10 a.m., with open class exhibits entered from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. A meeting of livestock exhibitors is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the 4-H Show Arena, and poultry judging will take place at noon.
Funeral services for 64-year-old Brenda Rose Klemens of Plymouth, Indiana are Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1 p.m. ET at the Plymouth Wesleyan Church. Visitation is Tuesday, July 2 from 11 a.m. ET until the time of services at the church. The Van Gilder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Terry W. Smith, 44, purposely defrauded the system by collecting unemployment insurance benefits while working full-time.
The LaPorte City Police Department is investigating fraud activity at two banks.
Two female suspects reportedly attempted to obtain cash advances for large sums of money off stolen or fraudulent credit cards.
With the many house fires that have been fought in the area recently, fire safety is one thing to keep in mind.
Fifty-three fire fatalities have been reported so far this year, compared to 46 total last year. Knox-Center Township Fire Chief Kenny Pfost notes that these deaths could have been prevented if a working smoke alarm was present.
“Most home fire casualties occur at night when people are sleeping,” said Pfost. “The smoke and toxic gases generated by a fire induce a deep sleep and decreases a person’s chance of survival. It’s important that every sleeping room has a smoke detector and one placed outside of every sleeping room. You also need a smoke detector for every level of the home.”
The Pulaski County Fair kicks off this weekend with a number of exciting events planned throughout the week until the fair ends on Friday, July 5. Unfortunately, due to the large amounts of flooding that have occurred recently, the Truck and Tractor Pull event has been postponed until late summer or early fall. On top of that, the 4-H Horse and Pony Show planned for Sunday has been moved off the grounds and officials have postponed the contesting planned for Wednesday.
Despite that, there are a number of fun events planned for the next several days. Judging of 4-H projects will take place Saturday at 1 p.m., followed by the 4-H Dog Show at 9 a.m. The 2013 4-H Royalty will also be crowned on Saturday at 3 p.m.
The new wing is looking more and more complete each day, and Urwiler said they’re still on track for completion toward the end of August or early September. The crew will soon finish putting in the windows and then the masonry work will take priority as they improve the exterior of the addition, matching the look of the existing library. Workers will also be working on the electrical infrastructure next week as well.
Knox Street Superintendent Jeff Borg reported to the Board of Public Works that they are active in eradicating mosquitoes but conditions have to be right to do so.
Borg explained that calm winds and clear nights are just right for spraying for mosquitoes. Regular spraying times have been hampered due to the weather this season, but crews are making efforts to rid the city of the pesky bugs. They are also applying larvicide to standing ponds, swamps and marsh areas as often as possible.
The board members voted to hold two meetings next week to discuss a proposed contract for a new superintendent. The board will be holding negotiations soon.
The North Judson Lions Club call-out didn’t quite have the turnout expected, but that doesn’t mean the Lions Club isn’t coming to town. Connie Roe, who was involved in the coordination of the call-out, said they are still planning to organize a Lions Club in North Judson; it’s just a matter of finding the right time.
Details on Pulaski County’s German Fest have been released.
The Aug. 10 event in downtown Winamac will feature a live DJ from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and live music by the Jay Fox Bavarian Showtime Band from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. Food will be offered beginning at 3 p.m. including brats, potato salad and corn on the cob with pre-sale tickets available at various Winamac businesses.