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Knox City Council to Discuss Ordinances

Published: July 22nd, 2014
Knox City Council

Knox City Council

The Knox City Council will meet tonight where more discussion will be held concerning two ordinances.

The tall grass ordinance is expected to be passed on third and final reading. At the last council meeting, the council members agreed to change the height from six to eight inches as the benchmark for needing to mow grass or rank vegetation. The other change the council members approved was an additional penalty. The current ordinance has a fine of $25 for any person who violates the ordinance. The members approved an increase to $75 for the violation.

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Knox Community School Board Meets Tonight

Published: July 22nd, 2014

Knox-School-Board-2014The Knox Community School Board is doing things a little differently this time around and is holding their second bi-monthly meeting on a Tuesday. Tonight the board will meet at 6:30 p.m in the administrative office in the Palmer wing of the Knox Community Elementary School.

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Back to School Immunization Requirements

Published: July 21st, 2014

aAre your children up to date on their immunizations? Before school starts, you must be sure they are. Read the rest of this entry »

LeRoy Gudeman Retires from Law Practice after 57 Years

Published: July 19th, 2014
LeRoy Gudeman

LeRoy Gudeman

After having a long, successful law practice in Starke County, LeRoy Gudeman has decided to retire.

Gudeman worked by himself out of the same building across the street from the Starke County Courthouse in downtown Knox since moving to the area in 1957. He has been a part of the community in many activities and has been on the Kankakee Valley Broadcasting board of directors that oversees operations at WKVI for many years.

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Local Kids Compete in the Bass Lake Pageant Today

Published: July 19th, 2014

pageantThe Bass Lake Festival is next weekend and but the fun starts early this weekend with the annual pageant.

Boys and girls from ages 3 to 6 will be competing for the title of Little Miss or Little Mister Bass Lake. Ladies from the ages of 14 to 18 are vying for the title of Miss Bass Lake.

The pageants are this afternoon at the Bass Lake Property Owner’s Association Building. Contestants must be there at 3 p.m. Doors open to the public at 4 p.m for the Little Miss and Little Mister Bass Lake Pageant and the Miss Bass Lake Pageant starts at 6 p.m.

For further information contact pageant coordinator Jill Piunti at 219-365-9148.

Competitive Grant Awarded to Help Treat Offenders with Mental Disorders

Published: July 18th, 2014

A grant in the amount of $175,000 has been awarded locally to provide treatment to adult offenders diagnosed with a mental disorder.

Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall and Porter Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper worked together with Porter-Starke Services to secure this competitive grant which requires no local match money. Only 12 grants were distributed.

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Starke County Highway Department Continues Chip Sealing Roads

Published: July 18th, 2014

Portions of Toto Road east of Knox will be closed today for chip sealing. The Starke County Highway Department will be working between 700 and 1200 East. They started chip sealing roads in Oregon Township earlier this week. So far they’ve finished 3.8 miles of roads in Koontz Lake, and 2.4 more on 700 North, 800 North and 850 North. They’ve also done quite a few sections of road in Washington Township.

Kersting’s Cycle Center Can Help You Learn to Ride

Published: July 18th, 2014

kerstingsAre you ready to ride? Kersting’s Cycle Center offers a four hour, Saturday class which goes over the basics of motorcycle riding that can help you get ready. ‘Learn to Ride” is a pre-training program for people to get acquainted with motorcycle riding before heading out on the road. Read the rest of this entry »

Local Music Group Receives Grant

Published: July 18th, 2014
REMC Representative:Amanda Steeb, Director:Susie Szynalski, Treasurer: Joan Stepien and President: Pat Vanek

REMC Representative Amanda Steeb presenting  Director Susie Szynalski, Treasurer Joan Stepien and President Pat Vanek of the Choralaires with the grant

If you hear music in the air, it could be coming from the Choralaires. The Starke County Choralaires are a chorus group that is a part of Melody Makers of Indiana. The Melody Makers of Indiana is the only chorus of it’s kind in the United States.
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Thermo Pride Engineering Design Team Earns Award Nomination

Published: July 17th, 2014

Thermo Pride logoAn engineering design team from North Judson-based Thermo Pride is a nominee for a prestigious award from the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana. The Starke County Economic Development Foundation nominated director of engineering Everett James and project engineer Michael Sharkozy for the Team Innovators Award for their application of an existing technology to a new process. By doing so, they created an extremely safe, ultra-high efficiency oil-fired furnace for residential and commercial heating. Read the rest of this entry »

Spare Some School Supplies for Struggling Starke County Students

Published: July 17th, 2014

schoolsupplydriveThis Saturday July 19th, you have the opportunity to assist a child’s educational experience. This weekend is the back to school supply drive where Kid’s Closet will be collecting any school supplies for their annual ‘Pack a Back Pack’ event. Read the rest of this entry »

Starke County 4-H Fair Achievement Royalty

Published: July 17th, 2014
Taylor Kemble & Katie Back

Taylor Kemble & Katie Back

Monday evening two very dedicated members of 4-H were granted the title of 4-H Achievement Royalty. Read the rest of this entry »

Starke County 4-H Fair Doughnut Eating Contest

Published: July 16th, 2014
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(left) Jared Draper (right) Bob Klinedinst

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance sponsored the doughnut eating contest and Fingerhut Bakery provided the goods at the Starke County 4-H fair on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

Engineering Healthier Communities

Published: July 15th, 2014

HealthLincUninsured citizens can receive immunizations and sports physicals at no cost on Friday, Aug. 8th at HealthLinc’s Back to School Health and Wellness Fair. Read the rest of this entry »

Starke County 4-H Fair Begins Today

Published: July 14th, 2014

It’s finally here! The Starke County 4-H starts today and there’s an array of activities for people of all ages to engage in! The opening ceremonies are at 6:15 p.m in the show arena. Read the rest of this entry »

Have a Plan to Avoid Getting Scammed

Published: July 14th, 2014

scamCriminals don’t stop victimizing unsuspecting taxpayers with their scams after April 15th. Scams happen year-round. Here’s some important information you should know about common tax scams:

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Starke County Commissioners Name Interim EMS Director

Published: July 12th, 2014

An interim director is running Starke County EMS until the county commissioners can hire a full-time replacement for Paul Matthewson, who recently resigned from the job. The Starke County Commissioners this week unanimously ratified Keith Emigh’s  appointment to that position. They’re accepting applications for the vacancy and hope to have a permanent EMS director hired by the end of September. Read the rest of this entry »

Starke County Commissioners Reassign Vehicles

Published: July 12th, 2014

starke-county-courthouseStarke County’s new EMS director will be driving one of the recently retired sheriff’s department patrol cars if the commissioners decide a county-owned vehicle is a necessary part of fulfilling those job duties. Read the rest of this entry »

WKVI Helping You Keep an Eye on the Sky

Published: July 12th, 2014

weatherweatherweatherweatherBe sure to stay alert and monitor weather reporting sources this weekend. Strong storms and heavy rains are possible, especially Saturday evening running into Sunday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer School Reading Remediation Helped Third Graders Advance to Fourth Grade

Published: July 12th, 2014

6-27-14 Summer Reading picThe IREAD-3 is a state-wide test that all Hoosier third graders are required to pass in order to advance to the next grade. Read the rest of this entry »