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Knox City Police Department Conduct Death Investigation

The death of a Knox man is under investigation. Knox City Police Department officers were called to a residence on south Main Street in Knox on Thursday where a 23-year-old man was found in cardiac arrest. CPR was initiated on the victim by the officers until paramedics arrived on the scene. The victim, identified as […]

Accused Killer Due in Court Next Week

The Gary man police say confessed to killing seven women, including a former Knox resident, is due in court next week for an initial hearing. Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, faces murder charges in two of the seven murders. He’s due in court Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. in Lake County. Formal charges have […]

Pulaski County CDC Director Gives Economic Update

The Pulaski County Community Development Commission Executive Director gave the commissioners some food for thought in their meeting this week. Nathan Origer said the third and final site study has been done on a west side rail industrial development. Preliminary work will be sought to make sure the landowners are on board to move forward […]

Building Inspector Reports High Permit Purchases in 2014

Marshall County Building Inspector Chuck DeWitt gave the Marshall County Commissioners a quarterly update where he announced the number of permits beginning in August and their permit values. “We had 35 permits totaling approximately $1.6 million, giving us almost $30 million for the year,” explained DeWitt. “We had 183 inspections during August. In September, we […]

North Judson-San Pierre Board Approves Updated Test Security Protocol

The standardized tests given to North Judson-San Pierre students are locked in a room that cannot be accessed by anyone else during the school day. That is one of the 17 state-mandated safety protocols the corporation is required to follow to ensure the integrity of the tests they administer. The school board this week approved […]

Knox High School Students Plan Community Project

Forty Knox High School senior English students have decided to pool their dreams in a unique project using the skills learned in their classrooms, such as research, writing, construction, marketing, and computer knowledge to develop a vacant Knox downtown lot into an inviting, landscaped, park-like area. Hoping to coordinate those dreams with the Knox City […]

North Judson School Photos Find New Home

The class composite and group photos of North Judson and North Judson-San Pierre High School graduates will soon have a new home. They were recently displaced from Grand Central Station in downtown North Judson after a church took over that space. North Judson-San Pierre Superintendent Lynn Johnson told the school board this week those photos […]

Two Arrested in Separate Domestic Battery Incidents

A man was arrested after allegedly battering a pregnant woman and a child. On Wednesday night, Marshall County deputies were called to a home in the 13,000 block of State Road 17 where they found that the victim had fled the residence. The suspect, Jason Phillips, had also left the residence prior to the officer’s […]

Clara Kestle

Funeral services for Clara Kestle, 80, of Winamac, Indiana will be Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. ET at Frain Mortuary.  Visitation is Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Knox Residents Injured in Head-On Collision

A Knox woman was flown to a South Bend hospital Thursday night after a head-on collision in Marshall County. It happened on 9th Road west of Sycamore Road just before 10 p.m. EDT. Police say a vehicle driven by Brittany Roxey, 26, of Knox was eastbound behind a car driven by Brittany Orr, 26, of […]

Robert E. Fisher

Funeral Mass for Robert E. Fisher, 74, of Francesville, is Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. ET at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. Visitation is Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac with rosary at 5:30 p.m. ET. Memorial contributions may be given […]

Charges Still Pending In Murder of Knox Woman

The Lake County Prosecutor’s Office has yet to file charges in the death of a former Knox resident believed to be the victim of a serial killer. Gary Police found the body of Kristine Williams, 36, in an abandoned house there Sunday night. She’s one of seven women police say Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, […]

Accident Claims Life of Francesville Man

A Francesville man died as results of injuries sustained in a Wednesday afternoon accident in Pulaski County. A Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department deputy responded to the intersection of County Road 1600 West and 600 South, about two miles southwest of Francesville. A delivery truck driven by Keegan McMindes, 25, was westbound on County Road 600 […]

IU Health Staff Ready to Protect against Ebola

No patients at IU Health Starke Hospital or at IU Health LaPorte Hospital have been diagnosed or treated for Ebola, but the staff is taking steps to protect patients, visitors, team members and the community at large. As part of the state’s largest academic medical center, IU Health will network with professionals to help prepare […]

Signatures Sought to Keep Pleasant View Rest Home Operational

Petition papers to save the Pleasant View Rest Home in Pulaski County have been distributed around Winamac. Funding for the county home was eliminated by Pulaski County Council members during their meeting last week by a majority vote. Pleasant View Rest Home Board President Bob White told WKVI News that if residents are in support […]