Two Women Arrested on Drug Charges

A traffic stop in North Judson on Thursday led to the arrest of two Illinois residents on drug charges. North Judson K9 officer Scott Beishuisen performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Luken and Sycamore Streets. K9 Gunner was deployed to conduct a free air sniff of the vehicle and indicated […]

Pleasant View Rest Home Operations to Cease Tomorrow

The last day of operations at the Pleasant View Rest Home in Winamac is tomorrow. Operations are coming to an end after the Pulaski County Council made a decision in October of 2014 to not include funding for the assisted living facility in the 2015 budget. The decision was approved by a majority vote. The […]

Final Work on 300 East to Start Today

The contractor that widened 300 East through the Knox Industrial Park last summer is ready to put the finishing touches on that project. Work will begin today to repair driveways, install topsoil, seed and sod and clean existing pavement. Once that is done, a final surface coat will be applied and the pavement will be […]

Moving Starke County Forward Announces Summer Challenge

The Moving Starke County Forward organization is ready to “race” into the summer with this year’s walking challenge. The theme this year is patterned after NASCAR races to see if all participants can reach the lap goal every two weeks with the number of miles walked, ran, biked, or swam. The Healthy Challenge Series, a […]

Pulaski County Has Energy Assistance Dollars Available

Additional funds are now available in Pulaski County for those in need of energy assistance. Dollars are released through the state of Indiana and passed down the levels until it reaches the Pulaski County Human Services department. Between now and May 14th, residents can apply to help offset their gas or electric utility bill.

LaPorte Police Ask Residents to Report Littering

LaPorte County police are investigating an ongoing littering issue in Galena and Springfield Townships. On Wednesday, workers in the Community Work Program picked up trash alongside County Road 125 E., County Road 800 N., County Road 900 N., Fail Road and County Road 1000 N. A truck bed quickly filled up with extra large trash […]

Knox Water Department Reports Minimal Frozen Water Lines This Season

The Knox Water Department had a mild winter this year compared to last season. Superintendent Todd Gardner informed the Knox Board of Public Works members this week that there weren’t too many calls about frozen water pipes. There was one call, but Gardner said the line from the resident’s home to the city hookup is […]

Don’t Miss the Bus to the Tulip Festival

Kankakee Valley Broadcasting Travel Coordinator Ed Hasnerl has a few available slots for his upcoming trip to Holland, Mich. Enjoy the beauty of the annual Tulip Festival May 4-7. It’s just one of the adventures Ed has planned. “Several people have talked to me about going to the Henry Ford Museum and eating dinner in […]

Knox Building Adminstrator Sends Businesses Copy of Outdoor Storage Ordinance

Knox Building Administrator Bruce Williams has sent letters to businesses in the city to alert them to follow regulations set forth in the outdoor storage ordinance. The ordinance was approved by the Knox Cty Council members last year after a two-year discussion on the issue. The ordinance allows outdoor sales and displays, but the items […]

Students Can Earn Scholarships for Driving Now, TXTing L8R

Multiple government agencies are partnering to give students scholarship opportunities. The scholarships have been conducted in the past to help promote safe driving behind the wheel – especially when it comes to teens using their mobile devices. The “Drive Now. TXT L8R” campaign gives $5-thousand scholarships.

Triple A Studies Teen Driving, Distraction Levels High

A video analysis of teen driving has shown evidence that distracted driving is more of a problem than previous thought. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reviewed video evidence and found that distraction was a factor in about 6 of 10 moderate-to-severe crashes when teens were the drivers. Information released by AAA suggests that’s four […]

Palm Sunday Tornado Anniversary Tomorrow

Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Palm Sunday tornadoes here in the Starke-Marshall area. Shortly before 6 p.m. after massive thunderstorms passed through the area, the first tornado of many reported that day touched down in Starke County a few miles southwest of Hamlet. It crossed U.S. 30 and tore directly across Koontz […]

Lowell R. Podell

Funeral services for Lowell R. Podell, 95, of Winamac, IN are Friday, April 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. ET at the Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Visitation is Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Denham.