The cause of a Tuesday night barn fire southeast of Knox remains under investigation. Bass Lake Fire Chief Less Jensen says the structure at 200 East and 350 South was fully engulfed when firefighters from his department arrived. Dispatchers notified them of the blaze around 6:40 p.m. Jensen requested water support from the Knox-Center Township and North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Departments. Firefighters spent 2.5 hours bringing the blaze under control. Nobody was injured. Jensen says the barn belongs to Sharon Murphy.
On the evening of Monday, Dec. 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the committee members will travel around the city of Knox and judge all outdoor decorations. Make sure you have all lighted displays turned on that day in order to be part of the contest.
The first place winner will receive $100, second place will win $50 and third place will get $25.
You may drop off your non-perishable food donation in the main office at the high school or send your donation to school with your child.
This year’s Cantata, “The Winter Rose”, is under the direction of Jim Oliverius, assisted by Brian Lietchy and Nan Folkers.
This year’s Cantata will be a complete unique music experience that will warm your heart for the Christmas season. Admission is free, but a free will offering will be taken.
The Knox City Council this week heard an update from Clerk-Treasurer Jeff Houston and Mayor Rick Chambers regarding insurance benefits for an injured fireman. Chambers said the fireman, Wayne Noah, was injured while investigating a fire when a change in pressure forced him off of the house floor and onto the ground, twisting an ankle and preventing him from working his full-time job.
The Knox City Council meets today for a regular meeting at 7 p.m. at Knox City Hall with a light agenda that includes only one item for discussion: insurance benefits for a fireman who was injured on the job. Mayor Rick Chambers said the fireman was injured while investigating a fire when he tripped and fell over some debris, twisting an ankle and preventing him from working his full-time job.
The dinner is free and will feature the traditional favorites: turkey, dressing, potatoes, gravy, and more – even dessert! The meal will be served on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Family Life Center, 1600 S. Heaton St. in Knox.
This is an annual event and all are welcome.
This is a chance for you to honor military members, veterans and their families in a unique way this holiday. All you need to do is create a handmade ornament honoring a service member from past and present wars, conflicts or peacetime operations. When your ornament is crafted, take it to the Henry F. Schricker Public Library in Knox this month to be included on the tree with all of the other ornaments. If you have a story to include about that certain service member, those may also be submitted. The stories will be kept in a binder under the tree.
This also helps create awareness of military families affected by deployment.
A library member can help you with any questions you may have by calling (574) 772-7323.
Christopher McCurdy, 46 of Knox, pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to a charge of Strangulation as a Class D felony and Battery as a Class A misdemeanor.
Knox-Center Township Fire Chief Kenny Pfost told WKVI that there is too much damage and the structure is unsafe to excavate.
Knox-Center Township firefighters were at the scene for several hours in the overnight hours on Sunday battling the that fire that destroyed the property that was once known as “Mackey’s Boarding House.”
Two state certified classes were recently taught by Dave Pearman at the Washington Township Fire Department over the course of five weeks.
Pearman taught an Instructor 1 class that will bring additional instructors into the fire service which will allow them to enhance training at their departments. Those who successfully complete the rather extensive Instructor 1 training can then train students in mandatory, firefighter 1 and firefighter II classes. These training sessions are the foundation of all firefighter classes.
Principal Dr. Elizabeth Ratliff explained that the students in the high school adult roles class featured two technology projects related to roles that students take that are not only inherited but those they accept.
“What the students were asked to do was highlight a couple of the roles that they take in the community – some that are inherited, as a daughter, as a sister, as a family member, and some of those that are chosen. One of the projects a student reviewed was how she has chosen to work with her faith. The other one could have dealt with their role as an employee or their role in school and academics to really be able to highlight a little bit of themselves.”
The students presented their projects to the board that were completed with iMovie on their school-issued computers in the one-to-one computer initiative.
A fire at a Bass Lake summer residence destroyed the home but caused no injuries, according to Bass Lake Fire Chief Les Jensen. He told WKVI that the fire occurred at a residence in the 3700 block of South County Road 210, on the north side of the lake between Boa Shores and the Shore Club.