The City of Knox will formally establish an alley between Portland and Bower Streets. The lane between 709 and 801 Bower has been an unofficial cut-through for several years but is not maintained by the city. Steve Dodge owns the property at 801 Bower and asked the city to turn the adjacent pathway into a street. City officials looked at the site and agreed to grade, level and lay gravel to establish a 10 foot alley. Brush that hugs a fence on the south side will be cleared so several large oak trees on the north side will not need to be removed. Dodge plans to build a fence on his property as soon as possible now that the matter is resolved. Once that is done, the city will establish the alley.
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.