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
No services are scheduled for Paul Madsen, 80, of San Pierre. O’Donnell Funeral Home in North Judson is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Donald E. Hawkins, 88, of Mishawaka, are Friday, Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. EDT at St. Monica Catholic Church in Mishawaka. Visitation is Thursday, Aug. 27 from 3 until 7 p.m. EDT at the Hahn Funeral Home in Mishawaka and Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. He is father of Mary Kleinfehn of Knox. Memorials may be given to the Wish of a Lifetime Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Funeral services for Anthony F. “Tony” Viktora, 81, of Winamac, are Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. EDT at St. James-Salem United Church of Christ in Francesville. Visitation is Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 3 until 8 p.m. EDT at Frain Mortuary in Winamac and Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be given to St. James-Salem United Church of Christ in Francesville.
Funeral services for Donald “Lightening” Griffith, 85, of Knox, are Saturday, Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. CDT at the United Baptist Church of Ober, with visitation there from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be given to the United Baptist Church of Ober. Rannells Funeral Home Hamlet Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
A visitation for Paul M. Kleist, 37, of San Pierre, is scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 3 until 7 p.m. at Boersma Funeral Home in Wheatfield. Memorials may be given to his children.
The proposed North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation budget has been slashed considerably over the past several years. Corporation business manager and treasurer Guy Richie told the county council during last week’s budget hearing that revenue continues to decline due to changes in state funding and drops in enrollment. Continue reading
The Starke County Recorder’s Office will use funds from user fees to make more records available online. Territory manager Greg Bachman with vendor Fidlar Technologies says a portion of records back to 1983 will be digitized. Recorder Lisa Minix eventually wants to go back farther, but opted for 1983 because title searchers often need access to records going back that far. Continue reading
North Judson-San Pierre support staff members are pulling extra duty due to the budget shortfalls the corporation is facing. In addition to extra work, Superintendent Lynn Johnson says they also had less time to get ready for the start of the school year. Students came back a week earlier this year due to the adoption of the balanced calendar. Continue reading
Starke County once again has a populated county redevelopment commission board. The volunteer body was established by the commissioners in 2006 and set up a tax increment financing, or TIF, district near the intersection of U.S. 30 and U.S. 35 in Hamlet. It allows property tax money generated in a specific area to be recaptured for infrastructure improvements in the area. By doing so, the land becomes more attractive to other potential business and industrial tenants. The five parcels of land in the Sysco TIF district have generated $15,427.71 for the county. That money is receipted by the auditor and parked in a special account. Continue reading
The latest work from Knox artist Mitch Markovitz commemorates a milestone for an area company. Continue reading
Funeral services for Scott Wyatt, 50, of Walkerton, formerly of Knox, are Saturday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church in Walkerton, with visitation Friday, Aug. 28 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Braman & Son Memorial Chapel in Knox.
No services or visitation are scheduled for Vivian Williams of Walkerton. Rannells Funeral Home Koontz Lake Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Formal charges have been filed against a former Pulaski County official who is accused of stealing items from a dead man. Prosecuting attorney Daniel Murphy tells WKVI News he’s charged 41-year-old Tracy Rossman of Winamac with official misconduct as a level 6 felony and theft as a class A misdemeanor since the items she is accused of taking are valued at less than $750. Continue reading
Funeral services for Brian R. Hughes, 45, of Wheatfield, are Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. at Wanatah Funeral Chapel, with visitation there Monday, Aug. 24 from 4 until 8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the family.
Funeral services for Cecelia T. Zdrojewski, 82, of Knox, are Saturday, Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. CDT at the First Pentecostal Church in Knox, with visitation there from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. M.C. Smith Funeral Home in Knox is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Forest C. Stone, 89, of Francesville, are Monday, Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. EDT at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, with visitation there Sunday, Aug. 23 from 2 until 6 p.m. EDT. Memorials may be given to the Francesville United Methodist Church.
No services are scheduled for Dennis Ray Harris, 58, of Medaryville. The Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville is in charge of cremation arrangements. Memorials may be given to Pulaski Memorial Hospice in memory of Thelma Harris.