The Marshall County Highway Department is ready to handle winter weather, according to Jason Peters, Supervisor of County Highways.
He commented on the status of the department in a Marshall County Safety Committee meeting this week. Peters said the highway department has a good system of when to send out workers to clear the roads of snow and ice.
Territorial Engineering provided Henningsmith with a layout to present to the school board to display the school’s state basketball trophies.
Residents can drop off expired or unused prescription medications to law enforcement for proper disposal at any of the Indiana State Police posts. Over 320 tons of prescription medications were collected nationwide last October. During this event new or used needles will not be accepted. Pills, cough syrup and other unwanted medications can be deposited for disposal.
For state police post locations, visit http://www.in.gov/isp/2382.htm.
The city was presented a thank you note for their efforts. The festival featured local artists, local music, HealthLinc’s mobile dental unit, a cornhole tournament, dance and exercise classes, a Moving Starke County Forward One Mile at a Time walk and a county-wide scavenger hunt.
The Kankakee Valley area has two fall festivals continuing today. The annual Kewanna Fall Festival and the Wanatah Scarecrow Festival both have full schedules of events. Both will start the day off with breakfast and continue their activities throughout the day.
WKVI employees are stepping out from behind the microphone Monday evening for a good cause. The management at the Knox Pizza Hut has invited the radio station team to take part in a tip night from 4 until 8 p.m. CDT.WKVI staff members will be waiting tables, with help from Pizza Hut employees. All tips collected will go to World Hunger Relief, which is an initiative of Pizza Hut’s owner, Yum! Brands. Last year the WKVI staff raised more than $300 for charity.
Joe Bock, the Democratic candidate for the Second District Congressional seat in November’s General Election, will speak along with Richard W. “Rich” Ludington who is running for the seat in the Indiana House of Representatives in District 16.
Social hour will begin at 3 p.m. with dinner following an hour later. Route 10 Bar and Grill is catering the meal.
Firefighters from the North Judson-Wayne Township and San Pierre Fire Departments spent about two hours extinguishing a trailer full of tires that caught fire last evening in North Judson. They were dispatched to the fire at the end of Sheridan Avenue at the old Cravens factory around 5:30 p.m. Fire Chief Joe Leszek tells WKVI news the cause has not yet been determined. No injuries were reported.
An indictment against Haeck was recently returned by a grand jury in Marshall County and he was summoned to appear in court on a charge of theft. It is alleged that Haeck stole $12,351.41 from the county in 2012 and 2013. The money reportedly came from the sale of scrap metal.
Storms that recently swept through the Kankakee Valley area hit the town of Hamlet hard. Limbs and trees have been removed from the main roads leading in and out of Hamlet, but more cleanup in the residential areas is still needed. Continue reading
Briles told the school board members this week that Hamlet Town Marshal Frank Lonigro and Patrolman Kyle Hinds have been working to create plans in case of an emergency.
Police officers spoke to those assembled in a Marshall County Safety Committee meeting this week where they gave school, highway and emergency management officials some things to remember in case of an emergency.
Indiana State Police Troopers want to work with local law enforcement agencies and the school corporations during certain critical situations. One officer indicated that social media can hamper efforts of the police when investigating potential hazardous situations that involve student safety. Police agencies have protocols in place to deal with bomb threats and active shooter reports, as do school corporation. It was recommended that law enforcement and administrators need to come together to solidify a plan. A recent situation was cited where a bomb threat was reported at a school corporation in the region and students were texting parents to pick them up from school when police needed to keep those students together for safety reasons, student count and witness accounts.
A man wanted on several felony and misdemeanor charges was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon, but he didn’t go willingly.
Officers active in the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division arrived at a home in the 10,000 West block of Division Road near Westville in search of 47-year-old Bernard Shaw. He was wanted on 11 outstanding warrants on various charges including domestic battery, failure to return to lawful detention, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and intimidation.
Street Superintendent Jeff Borg told the Board of Works members this week that crews are prepping the leaf vac for leaf pickup beginning Oct. 14. The street sweeper will be operation for just a little while longer before they need to winterize the machine for storage during the off season.
Brush pick up is scheduled next week in North Judson. Brush piles need to be placed along the edge of the alleyway by 7 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 29th. Continue reading
Deer hunters ages 17 or younger can take to the woods this weekend. The state’s two-day youth season is tomorrow and Sunday. Youngsters must possess a hunting license and be accompanied by a licensed adult hunter who is at least 18. Continue reading
It was noted during the Knox City Council meeting this week that some “for sale” and political signs are illegally placed in the city.
All signs should be placed inside the boundaries of private property.
The town of Kewanna will open its annual Fall Festival today. Festivities get under way at 4 p.m. EDT with carnival rides, a free circus and a library open house. The Night Shift Band perfoms at 5 p.m. while the antique tractor show will be in the park. Continue reading
Another area festival is planned in a local community, and it begins today. The 20th Annual Wanatah Scarecrow Festival starts with the harvest contest at 3 p.m. CDT. A pork chop dinner, entertainment tent and merchant drawings are all scheduled in the evening to finish off the first day.