A statewide Silver Alert has been issued for a White County man. Willard F. Farmer, 77, was last seen Sunday, Aug. 11 at 2:05 p.m. He’s from Chalmers, which is about 20 miles northeast of Lafayette. Farmer is described as a white male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with gray hair and hazel eyes. He was wearing an orange plaid short-sleeve shirt, blue pants, possibly a blue jacket and a baseball cap. Farmer may be disoriented and could require medical attention. He’s believed to be driving a small four-door silver 2006 Chevrolet SUV with the Indiana license plate D745AD. If you have any information on Willard F. Farmer, contact the White County Sheriff by calling 574-583-7103.
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.