FTC Warns College Students of Pyramid Schemes

The Federal Trade Commission is warning college students of an alleged scam that targets their financial weaknesses.

According to Consumer Education Specialist Alvaro Puig, college students can often be the subject of pitches to make “serious money” in several fields. The most recent operation involves energy drinks.

Continue reading

Marshall County Police to Conduct Sobriety Patrols

Marshall County Police will be conducting sobriety patrols and checkpoints around the clock for the next couple of weeks. It’s part of the the 2015 nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.  Continue reading

Knox Artist Celebrates Blackhawks Poster Unveiling

Hawks Poster 1

Precision Controls CEO Andy Arnold unveils the “Let’s Go Hawks” South Shore print painted by Mitch Markovitz of Knox.

A Knox artist was the guest of honor last night at an art gallery in Munster. The latest “Just Around the Corner on the South Shore Line” poster by Mitch Markovitz celebrates the Chicago Blackhawks sports dynasty. He was commissioned by CEO Andy Arnold of Precision Controls of Griffith to do a poster painting entitled “Let’s Go Hawks” to commemorate the team. Continue reading

Ancilla Officials, Bishop Dedicate Residence Hall

Blessing 8The new residence hall at Ancilla College is ready for the rest of the student body to move in on Friday. The Most Reverend Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese blessed the building during a ceremony yesterday in Donaldson attended by about 200 people. He says the word “Ancilla” is Latin for “handmaid.” When Mary was asked by the angel Gabriel if she would say yes to being the mother of the son of God, she answered, “I am the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done to me according to your work.” Bishop Rhoades says that act of faith inspired the sisters of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ to found Ancilla College. Continue reading

Starke County Posts Lowest Unemployment Rate Since 2007

Starke County’s June unemployment rate is the lowest its been since November of 2007. Back then it bottomed out at 5.5 percent, according to officials with the Starke County Economic Development Foundation. June’s jobless rate hit 5.7 percent, which is down slightly from May’s 5.9 percent number. Continue reading

Steven D. “Maddog” Alma

Funeral services for Steven D. “Maddog” Alma, 62, of Royal Center, are Saturday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. EDT at the Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home Royal Center Chapel, with visitation there Friday, July 31 from 4 until 9 p.m. EDT. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or the National Parks Conservation Association.

Pulaski County Gauging Business Interest in Former Sportsman’s Site

sportsmans chain link fenceThe rubble at the site of the former Sportsman’s Bar and Grill remains according to officials with Pulaski County.

The building, owned by Courtney Hardin, collapsed earlier this year, prompting health and safety concerns in Monterey. The building is owned by an individual in Culver, but according to Pulaski County Commissioners, few are taking responsibility to clean-up the site. Continue reading

Add Saving a Life to Your Summer To-Do List

welikeyourtypeAccording to a survey recently conducted by the American Red Cross, more than 40 percent of regular donors will be traveling during the weeks prior to and following Independence Day. This is an indicator that these people will be less likely to donate. The American Red Cross is urging all eligible individuals to step up and help out to avoid a summer shortage. Continue reading

Faulty Asphalt Delays Klockner Drive Completion

An asphalt problem has forced paving contractors to hit the brakes on finishing the road through the Knox Industrial Park. Last summer 300 East/Klockner Drive was widened to accommodate truck traffic. Contractors have been working for the past few months to restore driveways and lawns and finish paving. Continue reading

La Porte County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse Fundraiser

La Porte County Mounted Posse

This weekend at the La Porte County fairgrounds Mark Waller,the Director of Horsemanship at Culver Military Academy, is instructing an equestrian course hosted by the La Porte County Sheriff’s Posse. Waller served as a member of the London Metropolitan Police Department Mounted Unit in England and will be covering various skills such as maintaining control under stressful circumstances, over coming obstacles,equitation and formations. The clinic runs Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28. Continue reading

North Judson Mint Festival Starts Today!

mint_festivalThe North Judson Mint Festival kicks off today with the opening ceremony commencing at 5 pm in Norwayne Field. Immediately following the opening ceremony, the winners of father and grandfather of the year will be announced. Tonight’s entertainment includes music by High Noon and Elwood Splinter Band from 5:30 until 11:00 pm.

Continue reading

Knox Board of Works Approves Paving Contractor Switch

City_of_Knox_LogoThe Knox Board of Works revisited the bids for street paving and changed contractors during a special-called Monday morning meeting. City officials say the initial low bid from E&B Paving does not include enough asphalt to take care of the required 2 inch overlay on Lake Street to handle drainage issues. Continue reading

LaPorte County Investigators Seeking Help After Mysterious Phone Call

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after receiving a mysterious phone call on Friday afternoon.

The call came in a few minutes after 4:00 p.m. from a Trac phone with no return number. According to a recording of the call, a female said she was at the Harley Davidson store in the area of County Road 300 North and US 421 and was in distress.

Continue reading