A memorial service for Martin P. Cargo, 86, of Knox, will take place at a later date. M.C. Smith Funeral Home in Knox is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Mary Ann Martin, 83, of Culver, are Monday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. EDT at Odom Funeral Home in Culver, with visitation there Sunday, Aug. 30 from 5 until 8 p.m. EDT and Monday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to the Cerebral Palsy Association.
Starke Circuit Judge Kim Hall sentenced the Knox man convicted last month of murdering his estranged wife, kidnapping an employee from Mark Bailey’s Discount Center and carjacking an English Lake couple last June to 105 years in prison with no time suspended. Continue reading
Moving Starke County Forward is trying to take the stigma out of drug overdoses with a Sunday evening event at Wythogan Park in Knox. Advocates and community members will remember the 61 lives lost in Starke County with a candlelight vigil and share information about the perils and pitfalls of drug use. Jordan Morris from Starke County Community Corrections says people who use drugs are less likely to be aware of the potential consequences of their actions. She says common rationalizations include “I know my limit” or “I always test what I get first, so I know the strength of it.” She adds mixing different types of drugs can often prove fatal. Continue reading
The checkered flag will drop on the annual Moving Starke County Forward fitness challenge tomorrow. Team and individual awards will be presented at 2 p.m. during the WoodStarke festival at Wythogan Park in Knox. Continue reading
A memorial service for Harold D. Wilson, 92, of Monticello, are Saturday, Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. EDT at Indian Creek Church. Memorials may be given to Indian Creek Church. Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Knox man convicted last month of murdering his estranged wife, kidnapping an employee from Mark Bailey’s Discount Center and carjacking an English Lake couple last June will learn his fate today. Gary Chavez is due in Starke Circuit Court for a sentencing hearing this morning. A jury of eight men and four women returned guilty verdicts after about 90 minutes of deliberations. Defense attorney David Welter argued unsuccessfully for a conviction of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Kimberly Chavez of Portage and of auto theft instead of carjacking. Continue reading
The proposed relocation of a Knox business will require upgrades to the water and sewer systems in the Knox Industrial Park. Traffic Control Specialists hopes to break ground this fall on a new building at the southeast corner of 250 East and Pacific Avenue south of Toll Brothers and west of Knox Fertilizer. Continue reading
Starke Circuit Judge Kim Hall accepted pleas from and sentenced a pair of defendants yesterday in Starke Circuit Court. Continue reading
Chalk up another first at the Starke County Justice Center. Judge Kim Hall conducted the first hearings in the circuit courtroom at the facility yesterday. Continue reading
Funeral services for Mary ‘Ann’ Brooks Paul, 87, of Monterey, are Saturday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at Odom Funeral Home in Culver, with visitation there Friday, Aug. 28 from 5 until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to the Collins-Tasch American Legion Post in Monterey.
Funeral arrangements for Sgt. Andrew Budd, 27, of El Paso, Texas, formerly of Winamac, are pending at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.
No services are scheduled for Robert John Sommers, 46, of Winamac. Frain Mortuary in Winamac is in charge of arrangements.
A celebration of life for Barbara Ann Shoemaker Warner, 82, of Richland Center, will take place Thursday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. EDT at the Good Family Funeral Home in Rochester, with visitation there from noon until the time of the service.
The City of Knox is getting a rebate from its health insurance carrier, thanks to a provision in the Affordable Care Act. It caps the amount of premium money companies can spend on advertising, sales, salaries and promotion at 20-percent. The remaining 80 percent has to be spent on actual healthcare benefits. Continue reading
Funeral services for Doris “Evelyn” Norem, 93, of Plymouth, are Friday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. CDT at the Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel, with visitation there Thursday, Aug. 27 from 5 until 7 p.m. CDT and Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
A month long investigation by the Knox Police Department into suspected drug activity ended with five arrests. Officers served a search warrant at 507 S. Heaton Street on Monday and found an active meth lab, multiple items used to manufacture the drug and illegal prescription medications, according to a news release. Continue reading
Funeral services for Mary L. (Barr) Hinshaw, 90, of Royal Center, are Friday, Aug. 28 at 10:30 a.m. EDT at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home Royal Center Chapel, with visitation there Thursday, Aug. 27 from 4 until 7 p.m. EDT. Memorials may be given to the American Alzheimer’s Association.
A private service is scheduled for Lucille Lydia Kuss, 88, of Westville, on Thursday, Aug. 27 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wanatah. Memorials may be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Wanatah Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The final pavement work through the Knox Industrial Park should wrap up in the next few weeks. The contractor for the industrial park road improvement project is back in Knox for the next couple of days placing asphalt on Klockner Drive/300 East, Culver Road, Pacific Avenue and Hamilton Drive. All roads will remain open but will be down to one lane during the paving. Flagmen will direct traffic in the area. Continue reading