Columbus Day is celebrated Monday in honor of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in America in 1492. More than 500 years later, that means a day off for some and business as usual for others. Mail will not be delivered today, as it is a postal holiday. State offices are also closed, including the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch in Knox. County offices in Starke, Pulaski and Marshall Counties are all open. So are the municipal offices in North Judson, Plymouth, Winamac and Medaryville. The Knox City Hall is closed today. Banks are generally closed on Columbus Day as well, but you may want to check with your financial institution to be sure.
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.