A Starke County Sheriff’s Candidate is among 25 statewide applicants selected to the Indiana Leadership Forum this year. Greg Wireman is the first Republican from Starke County named to the forum since it began in 1993. It’s a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to preparing Indiana’s most talented community leaders for various political leadership and public service roles throughout the state. Applicants must have a track record of leadership skills, self-motivation, professional achievement and exemplary character and demonstrate a strong potential for future success along with a willingness to be more actively engaged in the community. A six-member selection committee evaluated all applicants based on these criteria, and the finalists underwent oral interviews.
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.